Over the past 18 months I have been commissioned to take many more ‘non-weddings’ photographs than usual. So at the beginning of this year I decided to completely redesign my Grosset website to reflect this.
My work there is not so differnt from my work at weddings – I take the same observational approach, and I think that my pictures show the true story and atmosphere of the subject in an honest manner.
The highlight of the year was being commissioned to fly to Paris to photograph the Michelin starred restaurant Le Violon d’Ingres, although my other work for local East Lothian organisations such as Leuchie House, and local businesses such as Lockett Bros, is no less enjoyable! I even managed to fit in a quick fashion shoot for The Costswold Tailor in Woodstock, England.
Please visit www.grosset.co.uk and leave a comment here to let me know what you think!
I can’t remember the last time I had a summer holiday. After all, summer is the peak time for wedding photographers. However, some things are more important than work, and after meeting Charlotte and her two sons eight months ago, I quickly booked two weeks out of my schedule, at the beginning of the English school holidays.
They arrived two weeks ago in North Berwick and I was slightly apprehensive of what the boys would think. However, two borrowed bikes, beaches galore, a football and weather that was (except for a couple of days) perfect, seemed to provide enough entertainment for two teenagers. They even managed to meet a schoolfriend from Oxford on the beach! It was also Charles’ birthday, so that was an excuse for one of the two parties we had. (That’s Charles, grinning with his new laptop, in the second photo below.)
It was really great for them to see where I live and to meet my friends again (they’d last seen them in Marrakech.) I now see a flurry of Facebook activity going on between Seb, Charles, Neil and Callum!
Charlotte and I live 360 miles apart – a whole days travel whether driving or taking the train – and our conflicting work schedules mean that this was the first time she, Seb and Charles had visited North Berwick. In fact, it was the first time they’d been to Scotland.
I have plans for the next trip they make……
A book by my friend and colleague Glyn Davies has been chosen by the Prime Minister as his wedding gift to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Glyn is a landscape photographer on Anglesey, where the couple live, and David Cameron declared he’d found these “excellent images” that would remind them of their time on the island. You too can have a copy of this unique wedding gift, and see his stunning landscapes by visiting his web site.