If you’re a regular visitor and reader of our site, you probably already know Ben Goode Photography is a family run business. Originally a line-up of three, we are now two – Ben and Josh Goode. Josh is my younger brother – you’re going to hear and see a lot more from him this year. Josh is just 15 years old, and is currently in his last years of school, but do not let his age fool you. He has a natural flare for ‘the arts’ and photography is no exception. He has been expressing himself through the lens since the age of 10. Take a look at his Flickr portfolio. Throughout 2011 you’ll see Josh progressing from an assistant to an established second shooter. By the end of 2011 he’ll have over 10 weddings under his belt, adding a wealth of experience to his talent. Josh has expressed he’d like to play a larger roll in the business, and I’ve only been too happy to take him under my wing. It’s great to work with him! He uses a Canon 5D and has a portfolio that would keep a lot of photographers on their toes. Take a look at a few of his wedding shots below. [thumbnails] [/thumbnails]
Two days ago I posted a sneak peek from Tom and Rebecca’s pre-wedding shoot. Last night they saw their photos in full for the first time, and I’m delighted to say they were thrilled! The location they chose for the shoot worked so well. They had two matching jumpers knitted specially, and brought a change of clothes to introduce some variety. As a couple they were great to photograph, I can’t wait for the wedding later this year! Below are some of my highlights from the shoot.
Last Saturday I went to Hitchin for Tom and Rebecca’s pre-wedding shoot. They’re getting married later this year in May. We went to a location that meant something to them both: a small quite woods just outside Hitchin centre. I shot a variety of portraits, trying out different ideas for the wedding day and also tried to keep it fun. Above is one of my favourites from the shoot. Keep your eye on the blog for the full shoot coming soon.
Last Sunday morning I went to Christchurch with Aaron and Amy, to photograph their engagement shoot. In terms of the weather, it was probably the nicest day of the year so far, despite it being very cold. The light was magical. I deliberately didn’t use a lens hood, as I wanted to play around with the low sun. Christchurch was a great location for the shoot, as we had the church, castle ruins, historical high street and marina all within a mile of each other. Below are some of my favourites from the shoot.
Tonight Marc and Hayley had their pre-wedding shoot viewing. I love happy customers! Now they’ve seen them, I can share them with you all. It was a freezing cold day, which meant we had most of Boscombe Pier to ourselves. I livened up the shoot with three fun props: Giant lollipops Chalkboard speech bubble Two polaroids. Below are about 20 of my favourites. Enjoy! This shot was inspired by the work of Matt Tyler: I’d like to attribute this shot idea to Steve Gerrard: