The Gold Collection Wedding Album - Your First Family Heirloom

This wedding album is exquisite.  It has a breathtaking contemporary feel with it's authentic wood cover hand made by master craftsman.  Every album is completely unique as only ethically sourced real wood is used, so no other album will ever be quite like yours.  The genuine leather professional binding hints at a traditional era with it's luxurious feel and perfectly compliments the authentic texture of the wood cover.

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Struggling to figure out your wedding day timeline?  This Magic Formula will help!

"How long do I need for photos on my wedding day?" is probably the most asked question by Brides & Grooms to their wedding photographer!

Second to perhaps only the Guest List or Seating Plan, the Wedding Timeline is probably the most difficult thing to arrange - unless you have a fantastic wedding planner who can do it all for you, that is!

But still, there are a few things as a Bride-to-be you need to think about.  The most important one is allowing enough time after your wedding reception for your wedding photos.

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Why is Posing such a Dirty Word?

Have you ever wondered why 'posing' is such a dirty word?

If your Portrait or Wedding Photographer knows what they are doing, your photos will be natural, fun and properly posed - although they may look as if they haven't been posed at all.

We all remember cheesy 80's posing, bad school photos, and being ushered in to place by a well-meaning relative at a party or wedding. We saw the photos, we cringed, and thereafter 'posing' became a big, horrible dirty word.

A little heads-up here, all the photos that you think aren't posed, ARE.  I promise you.

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Even Wedding Photographers Need to have Portraits! - Natasha Harding's Photoshoot

Photographing Natasha was amazing!  Natasha & I are both Wedding Photographers and even Wedding Photographers need to have Portraits too!  

Natasha came to have her photoshoot with me at my studio in Lawley, Telford - even wedding photographers need portraits of themselves!  Natasha is the face of my brand new Guide to Looking Gorgeous in Photos and she was so much fun to photograph!

Like most women and business owners, Natasha is busy being a Mum, Wife, Photographer & managing her other business Happy Camper Weddings.  Having such a busy lifestyle, Natasha drove over an hour to be photographed by me and spent the morning being pampered!

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What is a Wedding Consultation?

At Notton House Photography, we offer a complimentary wedding consultation to every Bride and Groom who enquires with us.  Our wedding consultations are without any obligation and 100% free.  A Wedding Consultation is what we call it but other names are a Pre-Wedding Meeting, Wedding Consult or a Photography Consultation.  They are all the same thing!

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Wedding Photography Terms and Definitions

There's so much to get your head around when you're planning a wedding.  You've got suppliers, dates, colour schemes plus all the new wedding photography terms that each wedding supplier (or 'vendor'!) starts talking to you in!  Read on to make sense of all the wedding photography terms and jargon that Wedding Photographers use.  It's like a whole new language - but don't worry, we've got you covered!

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Reasons Not to Have Your Photo Taken

One of the 'reasons' not to have your photo taken that comes up is "Oh,  I'm so not photogenic!" - usually said with a laugh to dispel any comments from others that may come up (self-deprecation is a defensive tactic we use to pre-empt our fear of other people pointing out our insecurities).  Already, just by reading this, your subconscious mind is telling you what 'photogenic' means and bringing up all the instances and negative thoughts that are in your memory.  All those doubts and fears are starting to creep in.  I felt it when I wrote down the word 'photogenic'. Eek.

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Portrait Session Preparation - Client Tips - Part 3: Hair

So what can you do in your portrait session preparation to help you have amazing hair?

Colour / Touch ups - Three days before your photoshoot visit your trusted salon and have your roots touched up.  If you usually colour you hair you can also have it re-done if needed but don't be tempted to go for a drastic change of colour.  Now is not the time for that - trust me!

Trim - While your at your hairdressers, have a trim and a tidy up.  Again, don't suddenly cut off all your hair if you've never done it before!

Conditioning - This can be done at home with some fabulous deep conditioning treatments or go all out and get a head massage and professional conditioning treatment at the salon.

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