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This is so exciting! The superb Jorgensen Albums of Australia will be supplying our top wedding albums for the coming season. The Jorgensen range is a classical album with window mounts to display the photographs (see the image below), designed on computer (as are all my albums) to showcase your wedding in a unique design. No two albums are ever the same as I approach the design individually for each and every client.
The beauty of this high quality album range is the elegant way your photographs will appear, classically presented in a manner that’s right back in vogue! Simply stunning, heavyweight construction and assembled by hand with the greatest of care. This album is for the discerning bride and groom who wish to make a statement and present their work in a way thta harks back to the past but also looks very much into the future. This album will last a lifetime’s viewings.
Presented in a gift box for maximum protection. Available as an upgrade on any package price in our brochure. Prices on request.
London wedding photography is a very competetive market and in order for See Me Photography to maintain it’s place as the home of professional, creative wedding and portrait photography we felt we wanted to offer something luxurious but traditional. classically contemporary is a good way of describing Jorgensen albums.
Brides will be so delighted to have the choice between our ultra contemporary storybook albums and now the refinement of a Jorgensen album. Make no mistake, Jorgensen reflects incredible attention to detail, quality of build and materials that will seal the wedding images in a time capsule for a lifetime. printed on photographic paper and mounted under elegant card maounts shaped around your wedding photographs, this album says it all!
The art of photography..do you believe in strong, emotional, moving images? Photography is one of the most powerful means of communication in our world today. Why do you think every mobile phone has a camera built in? People like to record their lives and then share these experiences with friends, family or even a world of total strangers (but potential friends).
So we all have cameras don’t we. Does that make us all photographers? Possibly yes..because there’s really no ultimate definition of a photographer other than ‘someone who takes photographs’ perhaps. But good photographers? Photographers who are able to fulfill a brief (be it making images of a wedding, a newborn baby, a new car..well now that’s a very different thing altogether. The longer I spend as a photographer the more I realise that it the constant training..the use of cameras, lenses and computers that sharpen and hone my particular skills and refine my vision. If your not constantly making images then you will get rusty… like anyone involved in skilled pursuits, practice makes perfect.
The trouble with being a professional photographer today is that the creation and dissemination of images is so prevalent and so easy to do that fewer people recognise the skills required to take something precious and unrepeatable like a wedding day and create a body of work that will stand the test of time for the couple involved. Those photographs will still be drawing a response in 12 months, 24 months or even 24 years time from now…
This skill is something that some people will pay for whilst others fail to recognise it’s value (until they compare their ‘gifted amateur’ wedding images with ‘real’ one’s. Even then, some won’t be bothered and that’s fair enough, not everyone is concerned about the quality of the images generated at their wedding (could be a family portrait shoot, an engagement session or anything else people seek out a photographer for.
2013 is going to be a year when many people who delayed their wedding because of the recession will take the plunge (hey.. why not..life is short and we are going to be financially up against it for a long time to come..)
So if that’s you…and you want to make sure that the wedding album you have made is going to be worth the wait then please please hire the right person for the job (preferably me of course!!)
Good luck and Happy 2013 to all past and future clients from Gary at See Me Photography.
So we are soon to be saying goodbye to 2012. Like most years. Some good, some not so good moments. In general, this recession has ebbed and flowed through the pursestrings of everyone involved in imagery. Not only clients who wish to buy great photography from hard pressed businesses but also from manufacturers and suppliers who have either collapsed and gone out of business (goodbye to Jacobs..) or are trying to offer better value services and products.
Like all good photographers I constantly monitor the marketplace and try to provide competitive prices for the high quality service I provide and I still remain committed to producing the very best images I can and present them in albums and packages that I feel extremely proud of. Quality does have a price… but one I hope that discerning customers will feel IS value for money!
The Furzedown Community Network. I posted for models to participate in building some ads for www.londonphototraining.co.uk and got a great deal of response. I! Hilary kindly volunteered to be a ‘model’ as I tested the new Coolite lights prior to filming a shoot with videographer David Lillywhite of www.magic-hourproductions.co.uk. Great to have continuous lighting again and daylight balanced helps! I’ll post some other images shortly and to all those who volunteered I will be getting to you at some point..!!
I want to publicise my training website www.londonphototraining.co.uk and the volunteer work I do at SproutArts too. I am giving a short talk about why I teach there for free later tonight. I’m very glad to tell anyone who is interested that the work I do at Sprout Arts benefits me greatly in terms of experience, feedback and in making new contacts (and friends) within my local community. As I said to Alison Royce (of Sprout) who does storytelling classes – some currencies other than money are equally as valuable!
(Update) The event at Sprout was great fun. Met architects and installation artists and the Sprout regular team..really enjoyed it. I said that I loved the gallery as it was all about local community involvement and encouraged imagination in it’s participants.. long may it continue.