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Wedding photography slideshow delivered what happened next !

Here is a short post on how I produce a wedding gallery and music slideshow for this wedding. In part of this process, I produce a short highlight film set to music – this wedding photography slideshow is only three to four minites long and it is full of joy and emotion from their wedding day. I delivered it to my clients, but what happened next was a surprise. My Clients actually filmed themselves watching their slideshow for the first time and emailed it to me back in Manchester. A fantastic endorsement to add to my wedding photography business. Here is the short film.


Black and White wedding photography


Photographers first job producing a back up copy

As a wedding photographer, my first task in dealing with your precious wedding photos, is to produce a back up copy of the image files from my cameras SD and CF cards. My camera has two card slots to save each shutter activation, both cards simultaneously back each other up in case of failure. These cards are first backed to my remote hard drive for the journey home from your wedding venue. This hard drive/digital image gallery is capable of storing thousands of photos in the format of raw Canon CRO data files.

Three copys of your wedding image files to my home studio in Manchester

I now have my wedding cameras SD and CF cards in my pocket with the images on. I also have the images safe on the hard drive in my car boot before I head home to Manchester. Thats now three copys, I normaly do most of this while you enjoy your wedding breakfast. Once I’m at home and in my studio, I then plug the hard drive into my photo editing computer and let it back up again while I get a good nights sleep.

Photo Mechanic to Adobe’s lightroom in the culling stage.

The day after the wedding, I will look at the images and cull the images to find all the keepers in photo mechanic – a speedy image viewer and digitol file re naming software. These photos files are all still large and uncompressed raw data for ultimate quality. Lightroom takes over from here for the editing process. I will then personaly ajust the exposure and colour temperature. Along with doging and burning the highlights and shadow areas in each image, I like adding my unique image colour profile too. The images are now ready for delivery.

Delivery of Images to clients gallery plus a musical slideshow.

In my photography package, I offer free download of your wedding photography from my private clients image gallery. I also supply a slide show set to your favourite music track. Personally its my favourite part of the wedding edit, I love music, the best part for me is setting these beautiful images to your chosen music choice.  I always deliver my slideshow first then following this, I release the password for the private image gallery for the couple to download there wedding photography.

What came next was a surprise!

Sometimes you don’t hear anything from your clients, sometimes you do, but most importantly, I want my clients to be delighted with their wedding photography. I always contact the newlyweds to check they have downloaded their photos, and if they had watched their slideshow. To my surprise, they said no as they were very busy at work, and that they were planning to watch it at the weekend.

A few days later, after delivering the slideshow, the suprise arrived! Chantell and Lisa had kindly sent me this short film, which is featured for you to view. They had filmed themselves and their reaction to my wedding photography slideshow as they watched for the first time. I think it says it all. Please contact me to see if I am free to be your photographer, I would love to hear from you.

Here is the link to there reaction to the wedding highlights slide show on first watching it.



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    Victoria Warehouse Wedding Photography | Jenny & Mike

    Victoria warehouse wedding photographer


     Wedding photography at Victoria Warehouse in Manchester

    Documentary wedding photography in Manchester’s at Victoria Warehouse.  This old warehouse, which was built in 1900. It has stood as a symbol of the cities industrial  strength and innovation for the past 100 years. It stands tall in the North West of England in one of the most exciting cities… Manchester. The decor is unique here at Victoria warehouse. Painted brick walls and a mixture of the original steel features to add as a backdrop to the couple’s wedding photography. This was my second wedding at Victoria Warehouse within two months. Jenny & Mike tied the knot and held an unforgettable ceremony for family and friends. The engaged pair had loved the ambiance of Victoria warehouse the first time they visited. Situated in Manchesters Industrial Trafford Park. This venue is completely unique, an entirely innovative event space in the heart of Manchester. I joined David Stubbs an award winning wedding photographer, to photograph the day.

    Mike and his best man, arrived in a open top Caterham wedding car, and greeted by his ushers and long-standing friends from his childhood (who had fun and games planned for him later on during the speeches). Read on!

    Registrars waiting for the bride at Victoria warehouse.

    Jenny had everyone a little worried, door key problems at the house meant they couldn’t lock up, which made Jenny a little late. The registrars were waiting for the bride to arrive at Victoria warehouse, they were beginning to tap their feet because they had another wedding ceremony in Manchester city centre later that day. However Jenny arrived to declare her love for Mike amongst family and friends. Jenny, looking radiant and beautiful in a stunning ivory lace wedding dress and was complemented splendidly by her bridesmaids in their elegant blue dresses. Both the mums had elegant wedding outfits & fascinators too. During the wedding service the couples rings were presented by the page boy.

    Unposed and unobtrusive photos at Victoria warehouse

    Jenny & Mike were greeted with a flute of champagne to begin their wedding celebrations from the master of ceremonies at Victoria warehouse. Later, the wedding party gathered outside the wedding venue, near to Manchester’s swing bridge for a few formal photos, next to the famous ‘Skyhook’. The couple walked together near the Skyhooks, a great opportunity to take some unposed and unobtrusive wedding photography. I especially enjoy this part of my wedding photography, it always provides the newlyweds with some time together, for a little escape, and a kiss and cuddle with there new spouse. After romantic stroll the happy couple made there way back to Victoria Warehouse for reception sparklers at dusk, followed by the wedding breakfast and speeches.

    Mike’s best man and ushers had arranged a ‘birth to marriage’ slide show speech of Mike’s life, shown on large screens. A very humorous and well presented addition to a fantastic wedding nuptials.  Congratulations to Jenny & Mike enjoy married life!

    A 24 mm Canon zoom lens at f2.8 to give the correct exposure to the cameras sensor.Unpossed natural wedding photographyBottles of vintage wine for the drinks receptionThe Grand entrance to Victoria WarehouseThe Groom and Best Man arrive in a 2 seat wedding car.Man Hugs for there best friend about to get hitched.Final fitting of the three piece suitTying the wedding cravatMother and Father of the Bride with a corsage in her lapelA young flower girlThe dapper ring bearer in his wedding suitTwo stunning bridesmaids with the Bride in a white fishtail wedding dress in the photographs backgroundThe Groom in his formal dress ready for the civil ceremonyA walk to change your lifeThe father of the bride escorting hid daughter down the aisle at Victoria Warehouse to give her hand in marriage away to her soul mate.a Black and white scene setting photo looking up at the register signingIn the civil ceremony the Manchester Registrar reading the wedding vows to the couple.The Ring bearer with the gold wedding rings symbolising "we two are one"Do you take this Man to be your lawful wedded husband, in sickness and in health ,for richer for poorer ,till death us do part." I do"Placing the wedding band on the third finger of the left hand.Wedding flowers and bridal bouquet You my now kiss you wife, the first kiss in the ceremony.the Back of the wedding gownWalk up the aisle as one back down as a new life pair, the wedding certificate in her hand.Love and affection to the blushing bride.a Colourful image with fill flash taken on a full frame Canon DSLR camera.Champagne and canapes in the reception at the cotton shed at Victoria Warehouse.three beautiful wedding gusets wearing fascinatorsInside the ceremony room Outside the Victoria warehouse near the Skyhook.After the solemn vows given to the Manchester registrar, Confetti was thrown on the coupleI pronounce you Husband & wife.The joining of Hearts and mind as the newly weds take a romantic strollThe groom with his new wife with his button hole matching the bridal bouquetThey walked in as two and walk out as one couple in love, ready for life journey ahead, as a married couple"Victoria warehouse wedding photographerThe brides veil blowing in the wind.a Black and white image of the Skyhook outside Victoria warehouse.A romantic image taken by the click of the shutter for the portfolio on the facebook images photo stream. Showing something blue the brides garter.Checking the make up in the mirrorTable decorations on the Top table and wedding seating plan.The wedding breakfast menu.Tears of emotion and joy in the best mans speech.I declare my love for you, amongst family and friends by the groom in the service of marriage" After they tock the oath. the joining of hearts and mindsToast to the newlyweds A fairy tail wedding story as two became one.Cutting the tree tier wedding cake with the Victoria warehouse master of ceremonies Hats and wigs in the photobooth a candid image of the guest having one to meny drinks.A evening photograph of the decrative lighting at the wedding venue Victoria warehouse.A sparkler reception for the loving couple.A glass of beer for the wedding day nerve'sThe happy couples first dance at Victoria warehouse"the reception entertainment the DJ mashing records for the guest to dance the night away to.Off on honeymoon.Confetti Canon about to let off.

    Are you looking for a wedding photographer to capture your day naturally?

    I am a Manchester documentary wedding photographer, and love to photograph weddings at Victoria Warehouse and other venues all over the UK. Please get in touch to see if I am free on your day. Want to know more about me or my style?  To see more of my wedding photography go to my blog.



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