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Bride is Photogenic for a Day

Being Uncomfortable infront of a camera

I recently received a lovely thank you email from one of my many brides who does not like having her photograph taken. In the email she said “I became photogenic for a day thanks to you” which got me thinking.

How many brides are nervous about being photographed?

Several brides and sometimes grooms have said how nervous they are about being photographed and when I asked why they said it’s because they never look good in photos. It’s often said part way through chatting about their wedding day ideas and plans. Without exception they said how much they like their photographs, how good they look in their pictures, how special they felt when their photographs were being taken and couples are always surprised by the amount of photos they didn’t know had been taken on the day.

If your photography is important book a professional

One particular bride, Elisabeth, springs to mind from back in 2006 when she wrote this in an article about why she chose me to be her photographer, “When you look at his photography you feel like you know the couples in the pictures even though you have never met them in your life.” This, to me, is what professional wedding photography is all about; capturing the personalities of all the people at the wedding especially  the bride & groom of course.

Brides want to look amazing

Stunning bride who doesn't like being photographed

Here’s  a shot of Elisabeth looking gorgeous; she said she felt so relaxed and at ease with me behind the camera.

There are so many aspects to photography in particular wedding photography; emotion, art, creativity & my own natural lighting techniques which work together to create the all important story of the emotional roller coaster so many couples go through during their wedding; nerves, tears of joy and laughter. I’m here to help you relive them forever and look amazing.



Check out my portfolio and if you like what you see, if images convey emotion & personality to you; let’s check your date


Wedding Photographer’s Review


Here we are in July of 2015 and I’ve been thinking back to when many of this year’s weddings were booked and how quickly time passes by as I have now photographed many of those weddings; there are still several to photograph which I’m looking forward to.

My work has taken me to London, Devon and of course throughout Cornwall this year. It’s been incredibly busy but I’ve managed to deliver wedding photography galleries to my many customers in a timely way; many times ahead of schedule.
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Weddings St Ives Parish Church Cornwall

Years ago there were very few weddings held at St Ives Parish Church in Cornwall. That’s all changed; this jewel of wedding ceremony locations in St Ives is now under the stewardship of the amazing father Andrew Gough
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How many wedding photographs will I get?

A question often asked is how many photographs will I get if I book you to photograph my wedding.

The number of photographs taken is unrestricted, but the weather and the number of guests attending a wedding may well affect the number of photographs taken. If the weather’s good and everyone’s outside for the drinks and canapes more photographs will be taken than if all of the photos have to be taken inside the venue especially if the space is restricted.
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Who owns the copyright of my wedding photographs

A question often asked is who owns the copyright of my wedding photographs.

It’s fairly straight forward it’s the photographer who takes the photograph that actually owns the copyright. As a professional photographer who supplies every couple with their wedding photographs on a USB drive (I used to supply them on disk) I grant the rights
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Popular wedding photographers Cornwall 2015

Next year is going to be a busy one as we are already turning bookings away as we’re already booked.

When you have looked or may be met your chosen list of wedding photographers always bear in mind that talented and therefore popular wedding photographers get booked up well in advance of the wedding date so to avoid disappointment book early; you’ll have the peace of mind you have got the photographer you want.
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Shah photography were delighted to exhibit at the Wed Show wedding fair at Trereife yesterday. I have photographed many weddings at Trereife so this was a great show to be part of. Nick and the team at Absolute Canvas provided a fabulous marquee for the show; huge which was great for the exhibitors from the wedding industry in Cornwall as although there were over 70 exhibitors it wasn’t cramped like many of the wedding fairs in Cornwall often are so there was plenty of room for visitors to the show to chat with the different suppliers.

The feedback we received about our photography and our full range of products was excellent and I was delighted to have one couple book for their wedding next year. This is very encouraging as it’s the second wedding fair this year at which I have taken bookings on the day.

I find wedding fairs and shows great fun as it’s good to chat and listen to peoples’ ideas about their wedding. Many of the weddings will take place in 2015 with several couples very interested in our work and products getting married in 2016; some hadn’t confirmed their wedding venue.

The whole day was tremendous fun; great to catch up with other photographers and suppliers gathered together under one roof. A very big thank you to Brendan and Rebecca for putting on such an excellent, well attended show and everyone involved in making the show at Treriefe the great success it was.


Wedding Fair Treriefe Penzance

Wedding fairs are a great chance for people to meet me and have a look at my work in print form which is the only way for it to be judged.

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What is Image Processing?

Wedding photographers often say they process their wedding images individually but what is image processing and does it make much difference to a photograph?

Many wedding photographers will make reference to image processing; you may be wondering what image processing is, why photographers need to process their images, does it mean they don’t have very good cameras or surely it’s done in Photoshop; you may think it’s an automated process.
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Photographs better than my friend’s

Several brides said they didn’t like the photographs taken at a friend’s wedding; they want better photographs than their friend has got.

Several of the brides I’ve photographed over the years have looked at a friend’s wedding photographs, haven’t liked them and when looking through the portfolio of my work they have said why. I’m always interested to hear about peoples likes and dislikes when it comes to wedding photography and photographers. Sadly many people comment about the attitude of the wedding photographer photographing a wedding they’ve been a guest at; comments like couldn’t be bothered, took too long taking the photographs, too bossy, took ages for the photographs to be ready after the wedding, didn’t provide much variety, boring groups to mention a few.
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