Image © Stuart Bebb Photography
Wedding receptions are such beautiful occasions. The happy couple, the fabulous venue, delicious food, friends and family, the dinosaurs…erm, hang on a sec. When we saw the stunning pictures from the wedding reception of Rita and Rushin at the Natural History Museum, taken by Marianne Taylor Photography we just had to share them with you. Prepare to be amazed…
Interview With: Dale Cherry
Company Name: Dale Cherry Wedding Photography
Location / Coverage: I work from my home in St Albans, Hertfordshire but will travel anywhere.
I am a full time professional photographer who has been published in top national newspapers and magazines, and I now offer a blend of reportage and traditional wedding photography. I offer a choice of storybook albums as well as a beautiful real leather traditional style album.
I took the decision to offer my services in wedding photography in 2009.
I decided to be a photographer at the age of twelve. A sports photographer from The Sun needed someone to throw balls for the Arsenal goalkeeper Bob Wilson to catch while he took photos at the Arsenal Training ground. Little did I know that years later I would be photographing games at Highbury.
I also do sports photography and features for newspapers and magazines including The Mail on Sunday and The Daily Telegraph, as well as corporate and PR photography.
I was ten or eleven years old and took pictures of London including Trafalgar square with a Kodak Instamatic 126. Later I saved my paper round money to buy a Russian made Zenith E, my first 35mm film camera.
Although I am based in St Albans I also have a base at the family home in Wimborne, Dorset. I enjoy the challenge of photographing weddings at new locations. My editorial work has taken me abroad on many occasions, therefore I am more than happy to travel anywhere in the UK or abroad for a wedding.
A creative blend of reportage with traditional photography.
My approach to weddings is that I want to tell the story of the day in pictures; a sort of photo essay. My background in sport and press photography means that I am used to reacting quickly to changing circumstances and thinking on my feet. At a wedding one usually has more time to plan things but there are times when a change of plan is required and quick thinking is a big advantage. I sometimes use my sports telephoto lenses to photograph the bride and groom as this helps me to be far less intrusive and allows the couple some time and space.
You don’t get much for a pound these days – maybe a bar of chocolate.
Seeing the smiles on people’s faces.
Make sure you find a full time professional photographer that you are comfortable with and that the pictures in his/her portfolio are all their own work.
www.dalecherryweddings.co.uk or call me for a chat on 07973 725848.