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What Price On Professional Photography?

I read an interesting article recently from Rock N Roll Bride on thinking carefully about asking a friend or relative to take your wedding photographs.

Loads of good advice and it was good that the writer understands that not everyone can afford to employ a photographer at £2000 or to some people there are things of a much higher priority to spend their wedding budget on. I am of exactly the same opinion - spend the most and on the best you can afford on the parts that matter the most. Now the 'but' - but remember that at the end of the day the photographs will tell the story and show the detail of this momentous occasion. In years to come when hard drives have failed, smart phones have been lost - you will have a professional album full of memories altogether in one place.

I adore being a photographer and I invest time, effort and eagerness into everything I do. I love working with people and get so enthused about their wedding plans and how I can make their photographs a ref…

Nostalgia Now and For The Future

A week-or-so ago there was a thing on Facebook called 'Way Back Week'. A lovely idea, where people dug out their old photographs and posted one as their profile picture for that week. What absolute fun, and a time consuming experience that was - rummaging through the packets of photographs, howling with laughter at our clothes, remembering important occasions and feeling sentimental about friends lost.

What struck me was that those packets of photographs came to quite an abrupt end at a period of my life. What happened? Did my parents no longer want to fill drawers of these moments in history, ready to be pulled out, ready to embarrass or reminisce at a moments notice? No, Mum was always ready to do that. So why? I have to say it was digital cameras, then smart phones. We no longer needed to print anything - all our memories were right there at a touch of a button, stored on hard drives, CDs, DVDs, USB sticks, in the cloud... This is genius, right?

I'm afraid I have to disag…