Take a look at my new range of FineArt Weddings matted wedding albums from Queensberry Albums of New Zealand, manufacturers of the finest quality wedding albums.  Some amazing new cover materials in leathers, silks and buckram: www.fineartweddings.biz

 

Lucy at lovely Langley Priory in Derbyshire.

Langley Priory Wedding Photography

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Contemporary Wedding Photography by Steve Walton FMPA FBIPP FRSA

Contemporary wedding photography by Steve Walton

Contemporary wedding photography by Steve Walton

 

A visit to the annual Spring Fair at the NEC in 2005 and a chance meeting with a book publisher who was exhibiting there set in motion an invitation for me to write a book on wedding photography.  The publisher I met by chance was Angela Patchell who had previously co-published a number of inspiring art, crafts and photography books, including a successful wedding photography book by Annabel Williams a few years earlier.  After supplying Angela with images and sample text, she created the necessary ‘blads’ to take the concept of the new book to the New York, Paris, Frankfurt and London Book Fairs in order to attract potential publishing houses.  Five major publishers were interested in the concept and between us it was decided that David & Charles would be the best option for both Angela’s, and my own, vision of the book.  Contracts were signed in October 2005 and print and publishing dates were set for February 2006.

I had four months in which to prepare images and text for a book, which, in it’s early concept, was to be quite small: less than 12,000 words.  Contemporary Wedding Photography was underway and my daily writing and images began to reveal the potential for a bigger book than originally planned.  David & Charles revised my remit as the author to increase the size and scope of the book within the four-month timeframe I had been given under contract.  I had to complete the text and image selection by January 21st 2006.  More chapters were added and the word count requirement was increased to over 20,000.  My days were very busy from then on, working up to 16 hours a day and I finished the text two weeks before the contract deadline.

Contemporary Wedding Photography (isbn: 978-0-7153-2460-8) was published on 6th February 2006 with an initial print run of 12,000 hard cover copies, followed three months later by another print run of around 10,000 soft cover copies.  My book was very successful on launch, the entire hard copy print run sold out within two weeks and the second print run date was brought forward to maintain orders. My book has subsequently been translated into five languages and also revised as an eBook.  It’s still selling and, I hope, still useful to those who are creating a career for themselves by photographing weddings.

Ten years on and what, if anything, has changed in that time, both for myself and within the realm of contemporary wedding photography?  The answer is that quite a lot has changed! On a personal level I have gained the highest professional distinction of Fellow of the Master Photographers Association and Fellow of the British Institute of Professional Photography and subsequently gone on to become the current (2016) President of the Master Photographers Association and an internationally-ranked judge in professional awards and qualifications.  My wedding photography business has taken me to many amazing destinations and I have met many wonderful people along the way.   There have been a few challenges in that time, but nothing I couldn’t deal with quickly and very effectively!

Wedding photography has also changed and when I am judging competition entries and qualification submissions, I am always in awe at some of the creativity and artistry that pushes the bar ever higher. Better cameras, better lenses, better and more diverse lighting options, better editing software and better album and image display products, the list of what is ‘better’  than 10 years ago is extensive.

For creative and ambitious wedding photographers,  contemporary wedding photography continues to be an inspiring environment.  Working primarily as a wedding professional, I live and breathe it and cannot imagine doing anything else!

 

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I photograph Asian weddings of all faiths at Keythorpe Manor, the premier Asian wedding venue in the heart of Leicestershire.  Please contact me for full details, discounts from my standard price list are available for full day coverage of Asian weddings.

Gorgeous bride Zakiya at Keythorpe Manor, Leicestershire’s top Asian wedding venue.

Steve Walton Photography

Asian Wedding Photography in Leicestershire by Steve Walton FMPA FBIPP

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Beaumanor Hall in the heart of the scenic Charnwood Forest area of Leicestershire makes a wonderful venue for a winter or Christmas time wedding. Please contact me for full details of my winter wedding photography special deals at Beaumanor Hall.  Discounts and reduced or extended coverage are all available.

Steve Walton photographs winter weddings at Beaumanor Hall.  Contact Steve today for his availability and full details of special offers for Christmas and winter wedding photography at Beaumanor Hall in Leicestershire.

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One of my favourite of all UK wedding venues, Prestwold Hall near Loughborough in Leicestershire is spectacular at any time of year.  This top-drawer wedding venue is warm and welcoming, MJ and her team are the best of hosts and it is always my pleasure to photograph weddings there.  Weddings taking place over the festive season are certain to be very special.  Roaring log fires, a huge Christmas tree in the entrance hall, mulled wine and seasonal floral displays are the hallmark of a Prestwold Hall winter wedding.

I am always very pleased to accept wedding photography bookings at this lovely venue.  As an artistic wedding photographer, there are unlimited options to create those signature images both inside and outside the venue with you.  Inside, there are alcoves and passageways, windows, staircases and fireplaces.  The interior light is soft and your wedding photographs will have a warmth and depth of colour that is rarely found elsewhere. The period interior furnishings and  features are unique to the venue and lend themselves perfectly to being used as aids and backgrounds to creative wedding photography.

The grounds, too, are always impressive at any time of year.  Winter is a very atmospheric time when afternoon light fades and the Hall makes a spectacular background, glowing with atmospheric warmth.  Frequent dramatic winter sunsets are also a gift for creative wedding photography.

Please ask to see my hand crafted fine art sample album from Edward and Catherine’s wedding.  It will give you some great ideas for your own wedding and you will see just how spectacular winter weddings at Prestwold Hall are!

 

Winter Wedding Photography at Prestwold Hall by Steve Walton Photography Ltd. 

Wimnter weddings at Prestwold Hall

Winter weddings at Prestwold Hall by Steve Walton

Edward and Catherine’s beautiful winter wedding at Prestwold hall in Leicestershire!

Winter weddings at Prestwold Hall

Prestwold Hall wedding photography by Steve Walton

Contact Steve for his availability and full details of Beautiful Winter Wedding Photography at Prestwold Hall, Leicestershire.

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From a conversation over coffee three years ago, Buckingham’s Wedding Magazine has gradually grown from an idea to fruition and I was very honoured to be the photographer for the very first edition which was launched at the Norwood Park Wedding Fair on 28th September.  Two photoshoots, two beautiful Leicestershire wedding venues, Breedon Hall and Prestwold Hall and a great team of professional wedding suppliers, along with models Nina and Charley combined to make both shoots a creative success. The publishers at Buckingham’s have worked hard to produce a new bridal magazine that competes on equal terms with the best long-established publications and I’m delighted to have played a part in the creative process that brings this magazine to the bookshelves.  Great to see one of my images of Nina, Lioness of the Fuller Figure, also on the front cover, too!

Buckingham’s Wedding Magazine Photo Shoots at Breedon Hall and Prestwold Hall, Leicestershire.  All images are protected by copyright.

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