A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of photographing Rachel, Simran, Judith and Jordan of The Leos Quartet – one of Manchester’s finest string quartets, and what an amazing day it was!

I first saw The Leos Quartet playing at a wedding last year at Manchester Town Hall and they were absolutely amazing, which isn’t surprising bearing in mind that the quartet was formed at the prestigious Royal Northern College of Music! Since that wedding I have kept in touch with them and recommended them to bride and grooms whenever I can.  Have a look at the video at the end of this post to hear how good they are!

The photographs from this shoot are going to be used on The Leos Quartet’s website and we wanted them to show off Rachel, Simran, Judith and Jordan’s fun personalities whilst also illustrating the fact that the quartet are based in Manchester.  We split the photoshoot in to two, starting off taking photographs in Manchester city centre before moving on to Salford Quays.  We were very lucky that we chose to do the shoot on what must have been one of the warmest days of the year!

As well as myself taking photographs, the shoot was also filmed by the amazingly talented Tom Harrington of Silk Wedding Videos.  Tom is primarily a wedding videographer (and easily the best wedding videographer that I know) but very kindly offered to film this shoot for us.  Tom’s video will also appear on the The Leos Quartet‘s website alongside the photographs so watch this space!

For more information regarding The Leos Quartet or Silk Wedding Videos, please take a look at their websites:-)

The Leos Quartet – www.theleosquartet.co.uk

Silk Wedding Videos – Silk Wedding Videos

The following photographs were all taken around Salford Quays, located a couple of miles from Manchester city centre.  Definitely one of my favourite portrait locations!

The photograph below is my favourite from the day:-)

Finally, a couple of very quick photographs of Tom Harrington of Silk Wedding Videos who worked tirelessly throughout the shoot.  I can’t wait to see the finally video, knowing the quality of Tom’s work it will be fantastic!

I had a break from wedding photography this weekend and spent a few nights in North Wales with friends.  Much as I love covering weddings it was nice to have a few days off, although I still ended up taking countless number of photographs anyway…:-)

The converted chapel which we stayed in was amazing and was surrounded by beautiful countryside.  I would loved to have stayed longer!

On Friday we went to Portmeirion which is the small village on the West coast of Wales where the 60′s TV programme ‘The Prisioner’ was filmed.  There is a lovely beach there too.  It is such a unique place, packed full of unusual architecture – I would LOVE to photograph a wedding there so if you know of anybody thinking about getting married there please do let me know!

Here are a few of my favourite photographs from the weekend.  I also took quite a lot of photographs on my iPhone using a really cool new app I bought recently called Hipstamatic.  The app recreates the film look of old, cheap cameras from the past so every photograph has a really vintage feel to it.  I’ve added some of the iPhone photographs to the end of this blog post:-)

This was the amazing converted chapel which we stayed in!:-)

And the landscape photograph below was the view from our front window – not bad…

Here are the photographs I took using the Hipstamatic application on my iPhone – I love the vintage film look they have!

  • May 31, 2010 - 9:18 pm

    Inga - Amazing photos Neil & love the iphone ones too, I recently bought the same app and have had a great time playing with it! :-)

  • June 1, 2010 - 3:28 pm

    Kevin Mullins - Welsh is best ;-)

    Lovely shots Neil. Hipstamatic is very cool isn’t it?

  • June 8, 2010 - 9:24 am

    Claire - Stunning photos. Really cool. Also love the blackbird in your other post, great to see so close up what one is made of!

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