So let me set the scene……. pre wedding shoot south bank of the river Thames London – backdrop the millenium eye and the houses of parliament and our groom to be was on a mission to get back to work in the city before his lunch break was over. To add to the pressure of all this Simon and Aninder were having trouble finding us as we had all never met in person before and Aninders blackberry had been left on the kitchen table at home so we had no means what so ever of getting in touch – and time was ticking away. We did pull it off and the results were great, both Simon and Aninder were so such an easy-going couple we jelled instantly. How to plan your wedding in 6 weeks… and it be a total success sounds like the title of a best-selling book but that’s exactly what events expert Aninder did… with fireworks.
A wedding with a unique difference was planned and Aninder wore a traditional English wedding dress for the day (stunning) and a traditional Asian wedding dress for the evening, colour was on the menu throughout the whole venue – Hagley Hall Birmingham – so that meant great photography opportunities from the word go and the icing on the cake was to be Simon surprise when the sun had set and total darkness had cloaked the whole grounds.
Call in to any late night live music venue on a weekend and mid week come to think of it or attend a friends wedding celebration and the chances that you have danced the night away to a band supplied by LMMuk (Live Music Management) one of the UK’s largest wedding band supplier are to say the least very high. Andy Oliver Photography have recently been commissioned to photograph and supply promotional imagery for their latest addition – NAT KING BING AND THE KINGS OF SHWING – these guys really are amazing (want something absolutely unique??) for your wedding or event then I can without doubt recommend these boys, they cover modern day songs but in the style of jazz, this may sound a strange combination but let me assure you it really does work a treat and apart from that they are a great set of lads.
Here are a couple more images from the shoot and as you can see in this section I used a vibrant backdrop (the sky) lighting the subjects with my Profoto strobes, we were on an industrial estate that had lots of old rusty machinery stood around so I had plenty of scope to vary the look of the images and a kind business owner allowed me to power my 12oow lights from his workshop, the shot in the field was taken on the way back, I noticed the great colours and contrast between blue sky and yellow rape seed thinking it summed up perfectly what the guys were all about.
Please do remember if you are looking for a wedding band or event entertainment of any sort including DJ’s give Gary a call at the LMM office and have a chat with him regarding your requirements, I am sure he will be able to help, or call in to the office for a chat face to face:
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