I had this weekend off from wedding photography, but not from the camera..!

To make the most of the time off, we went to Monkey Forest in Trentham (just near Stoke in Staffordshire) for a few hours.  It’s a place we have been before, and we really like it.  The ‘Monkey Forest’ is a huge area of enclosed woodland which is home to 140 Barbary Macaques monkeys.  The monkeys have total freedom in the forest so it’s a really nice environment for them.  If you haven’t been to Money Forest before, I would highly recommend it:-)

Anyway, here are a few photographs which I took whilst we were there. I’ll be back to the wedding photography for my next post!

  • March 7, 2011 - 12:01 pm

    Kevin Mullins - Nice one Neil – always nice to get out with the camera. That first one looks a bit like a friend of mine 😉

  • March 8, 2011 - 11:48 pm

    Gary Darlington - I think there is a need for a dentist at Trentham! Great shots mate!

  • March 15, 2011 - 8:48 am

    Keith McAvoy - Great images Neil

    Sure there isn’t a self portrait in there somewhere ? :)

A couple of weeks before Christmas, I had the pleasure of photographing the family of my good friend Tom Harrington of Silk Wedding Videos – and what a fun day it was!

I am only just blogging these photographs as they were first featured exclusively on the brilliant English Wedding blog in January (very exciting!)

As you can see, snow was everywhere and it was absolutely freezing, but Tom’s family, including his amazing little dog Hugo (awww!), braved the cold and we went to a location in Cheshire recommended by Tom – and a great choice it was too.  As it was so cold, all the photographs below were taken within about 20 minutes, but that was long enough for us to get some really nice family portrait photographs, which I hope Tom’s family will look back on for a long time to come.

Tom and his beautiful fiancée Lora had got engaged a few weeks before the shoot (congratulations to you both again! :-)), so the timing of the shoot was all the more special – at the end I took a few photographs of Tom & Lora together, like a mini engagement shoot!

After the photographs, Tom’s mother very kindly made us all an amazing Spanish dinner – mmmmm!  It made venturing out in to the cold more than worth it!:-)

Please also take a moment to have a look at Tom’s website at www.silkweddingvideos.co.uk – he is an amazingly talented wedding videographer (the only wedding videographer I recommend) and I am really looking forward to working with him on some fantastic weddings this year!

Here a few of my favourite photographs from this very snowy family portrait shoot in Cheshire:

  • March 1, 2011 - 10:57 am

    Kevin Mullins - Lovely mate. Really nice pictures that they will cherish.

  • March 1, 2011 - 2:43 pm

    Ivan Packer - Fantastic photographs Neil. I especially like the one of the couple bottom right below the doggie.

  • March 24, 2011 - 12:18 pm

    Keith McAvoy - Fun portraits! Great work and lighting

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