Posts Tagged ‘wedding photographer’

Boring business cards SUCK

April 3rd, 2013

Business cards – BORING. Let’s get creative! I’ve had a few different sets of business cards over the past couple of years but they were more function over form and didn’t really catch my eye so this time I set out to do something a little different. I gave awesome graphic designer James Marriot the task […]

 

Business cards – BORING.

Let’s get creative! I’ve had a few different sets of business cards over the past couple of years but they were more function over form and didn’t really catch my eye so this time I set out to do something a little different.

I gave awesome graphic designer James Marriot the task of coming up with a design for me that was a bit alternative because let’s face it, if your business cards don’t slot together to make a massive never-ending pattern, then they suck:

Chris Cowley Isle of Wight wedding photographer business card

Chris Cowley wedding photographer contact details

P.S. Let’s meet up to chat about your wedding

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OMG I’m getting married wedding blog

February 4th, 2013

Yesterday, the amazing Seaside themed East Dene wedding of Jo and Alex was published on one of the top 5 weddings blogs in the UK – “OMG I’m getting married!” The awesomely titled blog started a few years ago when the owner Alexis was planning her own big day and wanted a way to catalogue […]

 

Yesterday, the amazing Seaside themed East Dene wedding of Jo and Alex was published on one of the top 5 weddings blogs in the UK – “OMG I’m getting married!”

The awesomely titled blog started a few years ago when the owner Alexis was planning her own big day and wanted a way to catalogue her inspiration. Since then it’s become far bigger than one blogger writing about one couples day and is a great source of inspiration for any couples planning their day so I’m very proud to have my work published on her wedding blog.

Massive thanks of course have to go to the awesome couple Jo and Alex for having such an wonderful day and for allowing me the honour of being their wedding photographer. You can check out the full article here: http://www.omgimgettingmarried.com/2013/02/a-colourful-east-dene-seaside-themed-wedding-alex-jo/

Published on OMG I'm getting married Chris Cowley

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Outdoor weddings in gardens with marquees, tents or yurts

January 6th, 2013

Are you planning an outdoor garden wedding? Or maybe you’re holding your wedding reception in a marquee, tent or a beautiful yurt? As you’ve probably seen from reading my about page I LOVE garden weddings. There’s something really special about outdoor weddings. Maybe it’s my music festival photography background that draws me to them but there’s nothing […]

 

Are you planning an outdoor garden wedding? Or maybe you’re holding your wedding reception in a marquee, tent or a beautiful yurt? As you’ve probably seen from reading my about page I LOVE garden weddings.

There’s something really special about outdoor weddings. Maybe it’s my music festival photography background that draws me to them but there’s nothing better in my mind than being outside, having a beautiful garden for a backdrop and capturing the most important day of a couples lives.

And there are so many opportunities for spontaneous, off the cuff moments at an outdoor wedding. The fun, the sunshine, the laughter; it all just adds to it and seeing a marquee in the distance all set up for a party well in to the small hours is just the icing on the cake for me!

If this sounds like your kind of wedding, or maybe I’ve just described your day – get in touch as I would love to hear all about it!

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P.S. I’ve got my dancing shoes ready*.

*I’m actually a rubbish dancer.

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Creative natural relaxed wedding photography

September 11th, 2012

I met a lovely creative couple a few weeks back who asked me to describe my natural style of photography in three words. Just three words! I looked down at my sample wedding album which the couple were flicking through and simply said without thinking: “Creative, natural and relaxed. My style of wedding photography is […]

 

Creative wedding photographer Chris Cowley

I met a lovely creative couple a few weeks back who asked me to describe my natural style of photography in three words. Just three words! I looked down at my sample wedding album which the couple were flicking through and simply said without thinking:

Creative, natural and relaxed. My style of wedding photography is creative, natural and relaxed.”

I wrote a blog post recently talking about the various styles of wedding photography as a guide to try and help readers decipher the jargon used in magazines and on photographer’s websites. In it I talked about there being three main styles: Traditional, Contemporary and Reportage but I found that didn’t fit in to one section so I added a fourth one just for me: Creative wedding photography.

So what is creative wedding photography and why am I using it to describe my work?

My style is certainly influenced by the three main types of wedding photography but I don’t sit comfortably being labelled solely as one of them. My instinct for a photo has evolved from years of festival photography in which I’ve photographed all kinds of characters, some famous, and some just plain crazy!

I’ve never had any kind of photographic training, I just like to have fun, be creative and do things a bit differently so I use my camera to show the world how I see it- full of colour, happiness and love.

My approach is unobtrusive and my goal is to capture the love and happiness that you share with your partner, family and friends, as well as the whole atmosphere of the day. I hate posed, rigid photos and so love to try and do something a bit more creative that captures your personality naturally.

Maybe there is some pretty woodland near your reception? Let’s go exploring! Perhaps there is going to be a fantastic sunset tonight? Let’s capture some romantic photos in it! Do you love rolling fields stretching in to the distance? I do – let’s make use of the beautiful landscape the Isle of Wight is blessed with!

Well I’ve poured my soul out to you now and confessed all. I am a creative wedding photographer; and I hope you like that 🙂

Creative, Natural and Relaxed wedding photographer Chris Cowley