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Chris Barber – 2013 winner of Wedding Ideas Magazine ‘Photographer of the year’


“I am Chris Barber and I crash weddings with my camera. My style is different because it’s inconsistent. I could write what it is in this answer right now and by next week it’ll be something else. The thing that links in everything I do is expression with creativity and the desire to keep pushing my work as an artist… not as a ‘vendor’ – if that makes sense? Expressions are so important to me because you can’t pose them. Shooting a belly laugh requires so much more than qualifications and technical training – I have to interact and lose myself in what I do.

I like to people watch and I’ve never seen a couple just casually romantically posing in the street. I see couples in fits of laughter all the time. So I like to shoot stuff that resembles who these people really are. All of my couples tell me they hate having their photo taken. I hate having my photo taken too. So immediately we’re on the same page and we work from there. For me, photography is all about the interaction between photographer and subject – not their technical abilities. These days – anyone with a half decent camera can take ‘good’ pictures. But there’s a big difference between ‘good’ pictures and pictures that actually speak to you.Read More

A Day to Remember Photography at the National Wedding Show

Guides for Brides are excited to announce that A Day to Remember Photography will be exhibiting at The National Wedding Show this Friday. They are offering a fantastic competition where you can ‘Win £200 off your Wedding Photography’!   Simply go to Stand A28 and fill your address! Looking forward to seeing you there!

Marc Godfree Photography at The National Wedding Show

Marc Godfree will be exhibiting at the National Wedding at Earls court this weekend! If you are looking for gorgeous photography, stunning albums and 100% dedication, then this is the photographer for you. Visit stand J21 and you will find a wedding photography that you deserve and memories to cherish for a lifetime!

My Wedding countdown – Manic Monday!


Morning Brides to be,

I woke up far too early on Monday morning and couldn’t get back to sleep, so decided to set myself up for a busy day and go for a run.

The first task of the day was to meet with my photographer Harley from Barker Evans. We went to the church first and then onto Eynsham Hall to plan where our photos would be taken.  This is a great service that Barker Evans offers, as it makes me really confident that we will get all of the photos that we want on the day.

Then it was on to pick up the cake toppers up from Liz Mergal and then making contact with Fabulous Flowers to let them know the delivery addresses for the various flowers. It is little things like this that make you realise that your actually getting married!

During the afternoon I managed to sit down for a couple of hours in the hairdressers whilst  having  my roots coloured.

By the way if you are wondering what the Groom is up to, you will hear from him later in the week!

Be back tomorrow

Sarah x

P.S Please feel to comment if you have any questions.

Rock the frock

Rock the frock or trash the dress is a new and upcoming style of photography where brides, after their weddings, destroy their dresses in extreme places such as on a beach, cliff or roof top. It is usually carried out in a highly artistic and symbolic form. The idea is that brides then have these pieces of artwork printed and put on their walls. Here at Guides for brides we think that it is a waste of a good dress. Recycling wedding dresses and second hand bridal gowns are the only option for some brides on a budget to get their dream dress. Also, without handing wedding dresses down through the ages we would not have the stunning vintage wedding dresses which we love so much!

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