Winter Weddings

admin | November 10, 2011 | no comments
Winter Weddings

 

If you are about to book or are planning a winter wedding you may be thinking a lot about the chance of bad weather, but you should really consider the light. You could get as much rain in July in the UK as you might in December, we are used to it aren’t we, but you will certainly have a lot shorter time available to you in terms of light for fun and wedding photographs, so plan your timetable around it.

The good thing is that wedding photography in low light has a beauty and character all of it’s own. The best wedding photographers will cherish the opportunity to shoot different types of wedding photography, and here in Southport we are blessed with great locations to capture winter wedding photography.

Enquire after a photographers experience with winter wedding photography, not all are as comfortable with it as you would expect. Ask to see examples of the winter wedding pictures they have photographed, and satisfy yourself that there will be no problems for you to worry about.

I spend a lot of my none wedding work using low light photography techniques in my theatre and fashion work and this provides a key strength of mine when heading into the winter wedding photography season.

If you are planning a winter wedding get in touch with me at Fletcherhill Photography for Southport winter wedding photography, I’m happy to help.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join me in supporting Claire House

admin | April 25, 2011 | no comments

I am supporting the great people at Claire House as my chosen charity and over the next few months will be involved in a number of events. I am taking part in a charity skydive (what was I thinking!) on May 8th and working hard to raise funds for this great cause – please please help by clicking on the link and spare a few pounds for these brave children.

Les Miserables – SDC Youth Theatre

admin | September 4, 2010 | no comments

Just a very brief (30 seconds for now) slideshow of the absolutely awesome Southport Dramatic Club Youth Theatre production of Les Miserables. This group are amazing and it was special to have the opportunity to capture stills of their performance. You must see it you but act fast as tickets are almost sold out.

Anna & Elle Lifestyle Photography, Southport,

admin | August 15, 2010 | 1 comment

CHeck out this video – I recently had a fantastic lifetyle photoshoot with the lovely Anna and her beautiful daughter Elle, here in Southport. It was a joy to shoot these images, and even better to see those tears from Anna’s mum at the viewing! Photography doesn’t get any easier when you have great light, great locations and such charming subjects.

I really loved this shoot and have chosen one of the images to be part of our upcoming Southport Flower Show stand this Thursday to Sunday 19th-22nd August – why not come down, we’d love to see you.

Second Shooting wedding photography at Mitton Hall Hotel, Lancashire

admin | July 18, 2010 | no comments

I have spent the day second shooting a wedding with my good friend Andrew Collier and what a great day we have had. The location, Mitton Hall Hotel http://www.mittonhallhotel.co.uk/ was amazing and the care and attention provided to the Bride & Groom Collette and Gary was first class.

It is great to work with another photographer from time to time, and I found working with Andrew to be invigourating and great great fun. Andrew had the day mapped out so well, building in enough time to handle those last minute surprises which all make up the perfect wedding photographers day. I would advise you all to visit Andrew’s blog in the next few days at Andrew Collier Photography and see the results of our days shooting.  

BTW the best thing about second shooting is that I get to arrive home at a reasonable time, grab a bite to eat and get myself sorted for the next day. Andrew is still shooting, thats from 8.15am at the hairdressers to probably 10pm at Mitton Hall, not a work day for the faint hearted!

See Fletcherhill Photography at Scarisbrick Hall Wedding Fayre

admin | July 17, 2010 | no comments

Next week Sunday 25th July I will be exhibiting at the finest of wedding venues in the area, Scarisbrick Hall near Southport. The wedding fayre boasts a strong line-up of suppliers, including designer wedding gowns, beautiful wedding flower displays, caterers and cars, not to mention a great wedding venue. So if you want to research some great wedding suppliers come along and say hello.

Family Lifestyle

admin | April 21, 2010 | no comments

My lifestyle shoot bookings this year are gaining momentum as the winter blues fade away and peolpe want to get out and about. Here are just a few images from last year which highlight the unlimited possibilities when you are outside having a great time. Anything can happen and the great memories generated are captured to cherish forever.

Hey Baby

admin | March 24, 2010 | no comments
Hey Baby

Last weekend I spent some time with Paula and Andy photographing their lovely 3 month old baby boy, with the charming help of his big sister. Here is a small selection of the images processed so far. I’d love to hear your comments on these images, and my new blog.

 

Baby Photography

admin | March 21, 2010 | no comments

I had the great pleasure recently to photograph twin baby girls. They were great, so well behaved and curious about the camera, and with the help of their wonderful elder sisters and brother the session went by so smoothly.

 

It took me back to when my children were babies, but although we have four we were never quite in the position that parents of twins are. I have posted a sample of the images. Here’s looking at you, kid…. ‘erm and you kid too!

Charity Auction

admin | March 21, 2010 | no comments

Just a note to say thankyou to everyone who gave so generously during the charity auction in support of the Southport & Formby NHS Trust daycare support, and to those who donated prizes for such a great cause.

I was really pleased to be able to help in this great cause and really looking forward to providing a great time and fantastic images to the couple who so generously successfully bid for my Lifestyle experience. Well done all for supporting this cause.

Help for our community

admin | March 21, 2010 | no comments
Help for our community

A charity fundraising event is taking place tonight in support of the Southport & Formby NHS Trust, and I was honoured and proud to be amongst those asked to donate a prize as part of the planned charity auction, with TV and BBC radio celebrity Sally Bankes as guest auctioneer. Hosted within the new Southport Theatre & Convention Centre complex, over 200 people will dine and be entertained, and in return will show their much needed support and generosity.
The Clatterbridge Mobile Day-Care unit does a fantastic job for patients across the region, but they need our help to improve the experience of those they treat. Funds are being raised to provide a better environment for the day-care patients in Southport & Formby, some of whom, due to lack of available space, spend their treatment time in uncomfortable & inappropriate surroundings.
Planning permission has been granted to build and provide this much needed room, hence the need for this event and many others too. Here’s to a great evening for all those attending and to the ultimate success of this excellent ongoing campaign.

Album Artwork – Bobhowla

admin | March 21, 2010 | no comments
Album Artwork – Bobhowla

A while ago I was able to combine my love of music and photography when I shot the cover for the new album for a singer-songwriter who goes under the name Bobhowla. Over a few hours we worked our way through a number of different setups, seeking inspiration from the locations we found ourselves in.
The final album cover choice of the ivy as a background was just what was needed and adorns both the outer, the inner and also the centre of the CD itself.
What’s more, this fantastic album is available to download on I-Tunes under Bobhowla, try out the sample and I am sure you will want to own it!

Wedding Janette & Andy

admin | March 21, 2010 | no comments

Janette & Andy’s wedding day was a fantastic family occasion. Hosted by the beautifully decorated and expertly managed Sparth House Hotel in Clayton-Le-Moors, the bubbly bride & groom and their equally bubbly family and friends were out to enjoy themselves. No hint of the continuous rain on that late November day crept into the warm and loving ambiance created by those gathered.

This small selection of images bear this out, and show how photogenic a winter wedding can be when the right people, location and photographer come together (a little plug there, but then again this is my blog after all!).

Pre Wedding Shoot for Janette & Andy

admin | March 21, 2010 | no comments

I met up with Janette and Andy a couple of weeks ago in Samlesbury. I will be shooting their wedding on the 21st November at the elegant Sparth House near Burnley, and so I drove to meet them to go over the finer details of their day.
Once the last touches to the schedule were completed over a coffee, I took them out to capture some funky pre-wedding shots. This always serves as a great warm-up for the day and gave Janette and Andy a chance to get really comfortable in front of the camera.
I always stress the importance of my complimentary pre-wedding shoots to couples, as it really gives them a chance to see how easily we can work together, which removes any anxieties and helps the Big Day flow smoothly.

Farmaggedon Promotional Imaging

admin | March 21, 2010 | no comments

Part of my promotional work in October included creating promotional images for Farmaggedon.

I was pleased to hear that the Farmaggedon presentation to the NWDA, supported by many of my images,  has gone on to be voted the Northwest’s Tourist Attraction of the Year. Congratulations to everyone involved in this dynamic and original enterprise.

Farmaggedon Pressnight Coverage

admin | March 21, 2010 | no comments
Farmaggedon Pressnight Coverage

Some of you will have been to Farmaggedon either this year or last. For those of you who don’t know it, it is a haunted attraction on the outskirts of Liverpool and Southport. The team there have developed something special which this year became the North West Tourist Attraction of the Year, and stands a good chance of securing the UK no.1 spot too. My promotional images have over the last twelve months helped in this cause, and have appeared in papers and magazines as far flung as the USA, where Farmaggedon takes it’s place in the top 25 haunted attractions in the world.

At the start of October the opening press night saw many celebrities (including Andrew Lancel who plays DI Manson in ‘The Bill’, David Lonsdale formerly of Heartbeat, and Pete Price of Radio City, ) and media types descend on the site, and here are a few of the images which I captured that night.

Andrew Lancel / Neil Manson The Bill

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Hello & Welcome

admin | October 1, 2009 | no comments
Hello & Welcome

Hi there and welcome to the Fletcherhill Photography Blog.

My name is Graham Fletcher-Hill and I specialise in Lifestyle, Wedding, Fashion and Promotional photography. That’s me below – my 10 year old daughter took it. She’s going to be a natural!

I am really pleased to be setting up my new blog and posting a few entries to get things off to a good start. This is where I get the chance to drop in for a while and lay out some of the work and personal stuff I have been doing recently.

I operate out of my base in Southport and am constantly building links with like minded people and businesses throughout the region.

My website http://www.fletcherhillphotography.co.uk/ is about to undergo a complete redesign. I have a comepletely new branding concept which I am really excited about, a new brochure and marketing tools, and some very interesting opportunities coming up which promise to make the next twelve months very exciting indeed.

I hope you enjoy my posts and look forward to hearing from you in the future,

Take care,

Graham