FRANCIS BIGG PHOTOGRAPHY: Blog http://www.francisbiggphotography.com/blog en-us (C) FRANCIS BIGG PHOTOGRAPHY (FRANCIS BIGG PHOTOGRAPHY) Wed, 05 Jul 2017 08:23:00 GMT Wed, 05 Jul 2017 08:23:00 GMT http://www.francisbiggphotography.com/img/s/v-5/u668614842-o18378353-50.jpg FRANCIS BIGG PHOTOGRAPHY: Blog http://www.francisbiggphotography.com/blog 90 120 Essex Wedding Venue of Jodie & Paul http://www.francisbiggphotography.com/blog/2017/7/essex-wedding-venue-of-jodie-paul DSC_1584-EditDSC_1584-EditD750 A Essex Wedding Venue. This time it was a family wedding I was privileged to photograph! Jodie & Paul had chosen to celebrate their wedding day at Boreham House in Essex, a lovely classic stately pile near Cheltenham in Essex. 

There were about 90 + family guests and friends and although they was forecast to be rain all day it did not pour down! In fact the sun actually popped out every now and again! 

Ceremony was held in the main house with a huge and tastefully decked out marquee in the gardens.

 

 

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(FRANCIS BIGG PHOTOGRAPHY) Berkshire Wedding Photographer Boreham Cheltenham Essex Francis Bigg Photography House Venue Wedding http://www.francisbiggphotography.com/blog/2017/7/essex-wedding-venue-of-jodie-paul Wed, 05 Jul 2017 08:23:13 GMT
Holly & Stephen's Chalfont St Giles Wedding http://www.francisbiggphotography.com/blog/2017/7/holly-stephens-chalfont-st-giles-wedding Chalfont St Giles Wedding of Holly & Stephen.

Congratulations to Holly & Stephen on their lovely wedding day in St Giles.

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The Vineyard Hotel http://www.francisbiggphotography.com/blog/2017/4/the-vineyard-hotel The Vineyard Hotel

The Vineyard Hotel is a boutique wedding venue in the heart of Berkshire. It was here that Kate and Simon chose to share their wedding with a select group of friends and family. This photograph was taken in the bar with this amazing mural on the wall depicting a triumphant wine tasting that shook the French...

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Confetti Shots http://www.francisbiggphotography.com/blog/2017/4/confetti-shots Confetti Shots!

Did I mention I love confetti shots! Well I do! Absolutely love to get them right. They are not that easy to get perfect as you never can tell what this guest participation shot will produce. It helps of course to have a reasonable idea of where everything will end up but in the end you never can tell! The wind, the weather, the guests, the couple and the general mood and atmosphere of the day all have an input and still its a mystery! I love it when they come together!

This one is from Andrew and Sam's wedding at the lovely Elizabethan house in Bisham Abbey in Berkshire near Marlow. Also home to the National Athletics training grounds, and right on the banks of the fabulous river Thames!

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Tylney Hall Wedding http://www.francisbiggphotography.com/blog/2017/4/tylney-hall-wedding Tylney Hall Wedding

Tylney Hall is tucked away in rural Berkshire, a fabulous stately home and wedding venue.

This is the smallest wedding I have had the privilege to attend as a wedding photographer, there were only about 8 guests and the couple in attendance. Cold and rainy winters day but warm, tender and intimate inside. Joy and David had finally decided to take the plunge after a lifetime of happiness together and it shows on all the guests and family faces and in particular the bride and groom.

I had forgotten just how special this wedding at Tylney Hall was till I re-visited my wedding archives. I keep everything.

This precious moment when the wedding rings have just been exchanged is a truly joyous moment and I love their sons reaction to this perfect moment in their lives.

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Elephant Hotel http://www.francisbiggphotography.com/blog/2017/3/elephant-hotel The Elephant Hotel Wedding.

The Elephant Hotel in Pangborne, Berkshire, not too far from Reading town, was the wedding venue for this small but loving wedding for Kevin, Michelle and their very lovely dogs Bella and Sandy. The dogs attended the wedding and carried the rings.

The weather was good and it was a sunny warm day for this spring wedding in Pangborne. 

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Getting Ready - Bridal Preparation http://www.francisbiggphotography.com/blog/2017/3/getting-ready---bridal-preparation Getting Ready - Bridal Preparation

Getting ready, Bridal preparation is always the best time to start the wedding photography for me. This is the time to ease into the wedding day without too much interference and a time for everyone to get accustomed to each other. This a good time to capture the moments before the roller coaster day starts! Documentary Photography is the way to go here for me and I love what natural candid photography can give to this part of the wedding day. These moments are a once in a lifetime opportunity and I love it when it all comes together like Natalie's getting ready pictures here.

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Engagement Shoot http://www.francisbiggphotography.com/blog/2017/3/engagement-shoot Engagement Shoot

Engagement shoot or pre-wedding shoot is a great way to break the ice and let the couple and photographer get to know each other better. I love doing these so when the wedding day arrives we are not total strangers and I feel like one of the guests at the wedding I will be photographing. These are usually really relaxed and easy going and I like to keep the photography as natural as possible. Vikki & Jason's Engagement shoot in the Berkshire countryside.

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(FRANCIS BIGG PHOTOGRAPHY) Berkshire photographer Engagement shoot Francis Bigg Photography London Wedding Photographer Maidenhead Photographer Maidenhead Wedding Photographer Pre wedding shoot http://www.francisbiggphotography.com/blog/2017/3/engagement-shoot Mon, 13 Mar 2017 10:55:12 GMT
Catching The Moment http://www.francisbiggphotography.com/blog/2017/2/catching-the-moment Catching The Moment

Catching the moment is one of the most satisfying things I can do photographing a wedding! Any moment no matter when or where it is during the day, capturing that moment makes it all worth while! It's one reason I love being a wedding photographer, knowing that moment will be part of their lives for ever!

This moment was the moment the groom returned to the top table. It was a great speech! and it shows! Thanks to Mark Seymour for the opportunity to photograph this wedding with him.

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Confetti Shots - I love them! http://www.francisbiggphotography.com/blog/2017/1/confetti-shots---i-love-them Confetti Shots - I love them!  

They are always great fun and participation for all the guests and everyone enjoys fighting the wind to get the best throw in!

Here is a shot from my friend Mark Seymour's wedding gig (We shot with two cameras) Larissa & Andrew were a great couple and shooting their wedding in and around the East end and the city of London was a real joy! 

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Cox Green Wedding http://www.francisbiggphotography.com/blog/2016/12/cox-green-wedding Richard and Michele's Winter wedding.

What a lovely couple Richard and Michele are! And what a cold day it was when I woke up this morning for their wedding day! -2c! But did that stop a good little wedding? No! Everything went well, and all according to plan! I had a quick browse through the pictures and thought I would share one with you. 

Confetti shots are one of my favorite shots and we discussed the best confetti to get - this can be expensive for what it is, but it need not be! I suggested they just get tons of office punch waste, its free and you can have as much as you want! This is the result...

The Church Of The Good Shepard in Cox Green were happy for us to do this, so top brownie points to the Members of which both Richard and Michele are. It was also nice to be at a wedding venue where the couple met, practice their faith and support.

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Henley Wedding http://www.francisbiggphotography.com/blog/2016/9/henley-wedding Henley Wedding

Sharon and Frank got married in Henley Register Office. This was a lovely intimate wedding with just close family and friends. Sharon and Frank make a lovely couple and I think I captured the moment well in this shot during the wedding vows.

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Bradfield College 2016 Leavers Ball http://www.francisbiggphotography.com/blog/2016/8/bradfield-college-2016-leavers-ball Bradfield College 6th Form Ball Photo-Shoot

I was fortunate to be asked to set up a portrait stand at this years 6th Form Bradfield College 2016 Leavers Ball. It was  fun to do and started out with some sensible family portraits with mum, dad and their pride and joy. As the night progressed things became a little more ‘fluid’. Trying to stay within my master plan became a little more interesting, with a Photo Booth next to me. The sweetie trolly was my friend and my neighbour. (Now we all know that the sweet trolly is really for the grownups -don’t we…)

Anyway, It was a fun night and some 250 portraits were taken. They are available for purchase via my website to members of Bradfield College and their family members.

Here is a 10pm portrait – I like this in all its glory!

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Taplow House http://www.francisbiggphotography.com/blog/2016/8/taplow-house Taplow House Wedding

Katherine & Adam's Taplow House Wedding.

Katherine & Adam chose Taplow House for their wedding venue and the ceremony was held at St James the Less in Dorney. 

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Francis Bigg Photography http://www.francisbiggphotography.com/blog/2016/8/francis-bigg-photography Francis Bigg Photography

Francis Bigg Photography now has a new website! Yes my website has moved and with that, a new website design from Zenfolio! It will be a work in progress for a few weeks till I have managed to transfer all my clients over from the old site to this new and improved one! So "bear with" as they say!

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The main reason for the move is to get faster internet load times and I was experiencing really slow loads, so I am not surprised if any potential clients just moved on to a quicker site. My apologies if you did not manage to load the old website and moved on. I am not easy with potential client losses and I know I would have been able to give them a great photographic service and good value for their money.

Anyway, The Zenfolio site allows me to have all my website modules under one roof so the website, the Blog and the Private Client proofing areas are all now in one place!

Yay!

Well now if you are looking for a friendly Berkshire photographer you need look no further, and my love and passion for photography is as bright as it ever was!

The site will house links to various photography products I offer from wedding photography to Portrait and Family portraits to Event photography and commercial photography as well. 

From within the site you can now also buy products at great prices from Paper Prints to Coffee Mugs, Framed Prints to Canvases and Calendars! You can even design and print your own Photo Books! All from this one site!

Yes I am one happy photographer right now!

Enjoy my regular Blog updates covering my photography sessions and assignments.

Feel free to comment or more importantly contact me about any photography you may want.

 

Regards

Frank

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Wasing Park Engagement Pre Shoot http://www.francisbiggphotography.com/blog/2016/1/wasing-park-engagement-pre-shoot Wasing Park Engagement Pre Shoot with Gary and Louisa. Wasing Park was the chosen venue for Gary and Louisa's wedding day. We decided to do their pre shoot, some call it an engagement shoot, pre wedding shoot or lifestyle portrait shoot. It is all the same... The good thing is that this is the opportunity to "break the ice" and get to know the couple a little better so there is no cool response on the wedding day. Couples usually like this photo shoot as it gives them confidence in the photographer and see how he operates. 

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(FRANCIS BIGG PHOTOGRAPHY) Berkshire Photographer Berkshire Wedding Photographer Francis Bigg Photography Maidenhead Wedding Photographer Wasing Park http://www.francisbiggphotography.com/blog/2016/1/wasing-park-engagement-pre-shoot Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:00:00 GMT