Mery is a young lady I met through Purpleport, who was keen to arrange a location shoot to shoot some clothing a local designer had loaned her. The outfit was provided by ASD Latex, so I packed the car and headed over to Birmingham. It’s safe to say it was extremely cold and I wasn’t [...]
Roxana in autumn colours at St Paul’s Square Birmingham I feel I must start this short post with an apologise for the lack of updates. It is safe to say that I’ve been incredibly busy and sadly not as much with photography as I would like. I’ve been shooting some actor headshots of late, very [...]
It was a stunning day when I travelled out of Warwickshire and down the m40 to London, to shoot some portraits in the park. It was my intention to attend a training day organised by Tim Hoy but as it turned out I ended up giving a short talk and demonstration in Off camera flash and [...]
Today saw me heading out to shoot some on location in Coventry to shoot urban environmental portraits. An environmental portrait is simply a portrait ahot on location out in the real world as opposed to a studio. The locations can be anywhere, be that a stately home, your own house, the beach, out in the [...]
With the weather turning warmer and spring… erm springing, or at least trying to, I thought I would blog about a recent shoot I did on the street of Coventry, close the cathedral. It was during the brief but heavy snowfall that hit us and despite being unable to feel our fingers I just had [...]
Whilst I was in Venice, far from the comforts of my Warwickshire home, I had had the privilege to shoot my friend Loretta, you will have no doubt already seen those pictures. On the last day we also took a short break to shoot some images inside the apartment we stayed in. Boudoir photography is [...]
This is an image I just had to share, it was shot recently at Damian McGillicuddy’s studio, and was done during a mentoring day (Mentor Me On Steroids – MMOS). This day was particularly exciting in that the shoot was unsupervised. I was given one hour free reign in the studio, from choosing the wonderful [...]
Wow I must admit February is usually a very quiet month photography wise, its often the build up prior to the start of the photography season in spring. This year however was different, a trip to venice was on the cards. I was fortunate to share an apartment with 3 other photographers and 2 models [...]
Quick update post with the latest images on Flickr, including a shoot with the lovely Andra in the beautiful autumnal colours at Coventry’s Coombe Park, as well as a few images from the recent shoot at Highley Station. A fantastic museum with functioning steam trains!.
For those who haven’t been to the Custard Factory it’s a quirky place in the heart of Birmingham. It seems to be a home for creatives and has some great shops, cafes and bars, as well as a rather fun and funky room we had the use of for the afternoon. I had already worked [...]
I had been planning on carrying out a bridal shoot, mostly just for fun and my portfolio. Fortunately Roxana a friend from Birmingham was available as was a wedding dress kindly provided by Robert Newman. So we travelled to St Thomas’s Peace Garden in Birmingham to capture some bridal style images. This garden was a classical [...]
Monday was my regular MMOS day and it was especially interesting. After the usual morning critiques and discussion on our progress as both photographer and businesses we got ready for our practical portion of the day. Damian announced rather than being in the studio, we were heading out to one of his favourite local locations [...]
Loretta has been a friend for many years now and we have had quite a few photoshoots together. Loretta is an actress/dancer/singer and all round talented girl. I am sure you will agree she is also very beautiful. This shoot was very simple and done in less than 30 minutes, with just 2 small portable [...]
Some lovely natural portrait of Alex, who was the girlfriend of one of the band members at the Sansara band shoot. There isn’t much to say, the photos speak for themselves. She has a wonderful look and despite it being her first time ever having a professional photoshoot she took to it really well and [...]
For once I wasn’t in Warwickshire, or even the Midlands but travelled down to Netley Abbey near Southampton for a shoot with some of my New Forest Photography friends. I had two shoots that day one with a band, another with a young lady called Alex (a later post), and sadly I missed the chance [...]
Recent shoot at the Custard Factory Birmingham. Recently headed out to shoot a few images again this time in the heart of the West Midlands. As always I like to use whatever is available, and the skill of shooting on location is turning anything into a good photograph. A dingy corridor with terrible carpet is [...]
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Good Friday for many was a day off, but not one to miss an opportunity I headed down to the New Forest to meet with a few fellow SWPP photographers to shoot in the bluebells. Special thanks to Tracy Willis for sharing her amazing methods of setting up newborn baby portraits. We had a good [...]
A follow on post from the March shoot at the Mailbox in Birmingham. The second young lady there for our portraits was Karolina, a lovely young lady from Poland. Karolina had never posed for photographs before so it was a new experience for her. Happy to report that Karolina was a joy work with and [...]
Winter has been nice and quiet photography wise, and that was great. It was good to take a break refresh my creative batteries and ponder all that I had achieved and worked on in 2010. Although I have done a couple of small shoots, January and February have been intentionally clear of jobs, and when [...]
A just for fun shoot with my friend Lisa around Coventry, including some shots we wanted to try with a car. The plan was to come up with something bespoke, unique to Lisa that I hadn’t done before. We took a couple of speedlites and a camera and went for a wander around Coventry city [...]
Saturday was another great shoot for Bridge-Wilkinson Photography working with talented midlands makeup artist Sidra Parveen. We were working with model Pav D to create portfolio work of Sidra’s wonderful asian makeup. We used a tiny studio at the Custard factory but even with limited access we still got some stunning photographs. Utilising just two speedlites and skyports we achieve many [...]
I recently had the pleasure of working with Sarah Redshaw, a lovely young lady who is comfortable both sides of the lens. Sarah had requested my services to capture a variety of different looks. After working hard in the gym, Sarah was keen to preserve her hard work in photographs to record her achievement. We [...]
Kieran and Chelsea were scheduled as my last wedding of 2010. The couple had contacted me because they wanted what they referred to as natural photographs. They were convinced that they didn’t want “posed” shots and just some natural captures of the day. I am of course happy to oblige, natural happiness in photographs is not something that can be easily faked, so its always important to capture whats real.