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Fine Art Wedding Album.

I thought it was about time I invested in some new sample materials before booking season, and a new fine art wedding album was high on my list. Sourced from the wonderful Folio Albums in square format with beautifully rich colours and a design that lets you open your album out completely flat, you can understand why I was waiting at my door for the delivery like a dog waiting for it’s walkies!

I chose a 10″ x 10″ album (which is the wedding album included in my top package) with a contemporary leather cover in jade. It fits perfectly in my branded tote bag too!

Isn’t it gorgeous? If you would like my price list for your own wedding album, please get in touch. You can also arrange to view my samples in person if you would like to get up close and personal.

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Fine art wedding album - Somerset wedding photographer
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Wedding Album - Somerset wedding photographer
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Mid Somerset Show 2014 in Pictures – Shepton Mallet

Yesterday was the Mid Somerset Show 2014 in Shepton Mallet. I’d been to one of these shows before but this was the first one I’d been to since living down here in Somerset. There was so much going on and I didn’t quite get to see everything, but admittedly I did spend a bit too much time hovering around the classic cars and typically I am always impressed by a big room full of cheese!!!

After the show we went for a little stroll around Collett Park, which would be stunning for an engagement shoot or a family session *hint hint*
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North Wales Commercial Photography – Country Guest House

I’m really starting to love commercial photography. As much as I adore taking pictures of people, it’s very nice to have a change and do something different once in a while, and what’s not to love when you get the chance to photograph chickens while you’re at it?

Earlier this week I returned to Broncoed Uchaf Guest House to photograph the exteriors and grounds, as well as all the pretty flowers. This guest house is rustic paradise, a place you are instantly made to feel at home. The views are stunning and just look at how lovely it is inside.

Okay, enough gushing over how amazing it is… see for yourself ;)

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If you run a small business and would like to receive a quote about my commercial photography rates, please contact me at keljdavies@gmail.com and I will send you some more information.

 

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07/07/2014 - 09:32

Rhian - Gorgeous Kelly, you’ve captured it so well xx

07/07/2014 - 14:31

Kelly J - Aww thanks Rhian, hard not to take great pictures as it’s such a stunning place :) xxx

07/07/2014 - 16:39

Donna Beck - Very cool, love your perspective

07/07/2014 - 17:48

Larianne - Beautiful photos of a gorgeous site! I love commercial photography :)

07/07/2014 - 17:49

Arica - What a unique, quaint, and adorable place! I love the shot of the camera staring right in your lens, lol!

07/07/2014 - 18:01

Claudia - You did a fantastic job capturing this gorgeous location. Well done!

07/07/2014 - 20:22

Natalia Walth - Beautiful post processing! Gorgeous location, dreaming of a session here ;-)

07/08/2014 - 01:09

Vaughn Barry - Crazy-cool place, love all the textures!

07/09/2014 - 17:34

Hendrick Moy - looks like a quaint little place! your images really showcase it well =)

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07/09/2014 - 20:22

Alexander Mo - Great work! Love the composition and color! Feels like I’m there!!

07/12/2014 - 17:52

Stephanie Necessary - What a fabulous place! I really want to visit!!

07/13/2014 - 18:25

Victoria Johansson Egneby - Beautiful location (would love to shoot a wedding there), and great job show casing the venue =)

07/13/2014 - 19:13

Melissa Hopkins - What a beautiful location! You captured it well!

Why you should have your pictures taken in any weather

Sometimes it can be quite disheartening to look out of the window and see grey skies and rain drops on the window, especially if you’re one of those people who (like me) fawns over portraits taken on beautiful sandy beaches in Southern California or stunning landscapes taken on clear starry nights. The thing is, it would be lovely to have constantly great weather but where is the diversity in that? Also, who decides which weather type is the best anyhow?

Fact is, despite loving those Californian portraits in the afternoon sun, I still love to shoot in every other weather and it’s not until I get out there and shoot in it that I realise how creative I can get when faced with the elements.

Here is what I love about shooting in each kind of weather, come rain or shine;

1 – Wind

You may dislike the wind because it blows your hair everywhere or because it makes your eyes watery, but that’s exactly why I love it. You can get some really creative portraits on a very windy day. It’s natural and beautiful, and did I mention I love it?

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2 – Overcast

You may not get the most interesting lighting but at least it’s even. I often pray for an overcast day, especially if I’m shooting midday when usually the sun would be at it’s harshest. No crazy shadows everywhere, just a lovely soft light.

Not to mention it can make bright colours really stand out.

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3 – Gloomy and Cloudy

You might say “Dismal”, well I say “DRAMA!!!”. Gotta love photographing on cloudy days.

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4 – Snow

Snow is absolutely one of my favourite, most magical, most inconvenient of all weathers. If you can get your car out of the drive and get your bum to a photoshoot, you absolutely MUST have your picture taken in the snow.

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5 – Rain

Anybody that knows me extremely well, knows that in the summer when it rains really heavy, I’m that person running around with my arms wide open  enjoying every last minute of getting soaked. Rain is also my favourite sound.

Some of you might hate the rain. It ruins your hairdo, makes your clothes all soggy, kinda gets in the way of a good old picnic… but there is something so beautiful about the rain in photographs. If it rains during your shoot, embrace it with open arms or an umbrella if you’re really that scared of the stuff.

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Photographing in the rain (Okay, so I realise that’s a Rhea bird from the zoo and not a person… but doesn’t it look pretty in the rain?)

6 – Sun

Well this one is obvious. Best times of day to shoot in the sun are very early morning or a couple of hours before the sun goes down. I love shooting with the sun behind my subjects, the hazy look makes me super happy.

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What’s your favourite weather for photography?

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06/23/2014 - 15:42

Whitney Lane - Love this post. So important to help people understand the differences in what their images are going to look like!

06/23/2014 - 17:35

Donna - What a great read, thanks for sharing! I love the differences, all types of weather can result in awesome pictures!

06/23/2014 - 17:45

SueAnn Hammarsten - Love all the examples of different weather and photography!

06/24/2014 - 02:18

Larianne - I’ve never taken photos in the snow or rain! I definitely want to give it a try :)

06/24/2014 - 17:14

Ann Marie Blake - I love your tips and the images are beautifully light. Very pretty!

06/24/2014 - 18:12

Natalia Walth - I am going to have to try shooting in snow! Though, in southern California, it’s hard to find ;-)

06/26/2014 - 12:13

Arica - I’ve never seen a post like this! Way to go on coming up with an original idea. Very nice of you to show people examples. My favourite weather to photograph in is just after it rains, right before sunset. I love all of the dimension in the clouds!

06/26/2014 - 20:01

Hendrick Moy - i completely agree with you!! i think many focus on the weather way too much, and should focus on the subjects more =)
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06/26/2014 - 23:32

Victoria Johansson Egneby - The opening portrait- the Black and White one- is absolutely STUNNING!

06/27/2014 - 18:37

Jessica - My engagement pictures were taken in the snow and they are sooo gorgeous. I wish I still lived in New York to give other couples snow filled pictures!

06/27/2014 - 20:45

debbie - great blog post. I love all 4 seasons for photography, but especially love the golden sunset photos.

06/28/2014 - 16:06

Shelley Dee Richardson Hohe - I love your work…stunning!!!

07/06/2014 - 18:09

Kelly J - Aww thank you :)