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I always tell people not to leave it until it's too late to have photos done with your pets, be it horses, donkeys, dogs, whatever you have, take the time out to spend an hour having some photos taken together, they are lovely to keep as time goes by.

 

Whatever style of photo shoot you would like is fine, whether you want some natural and some on backdrops, or all natural, maybe some riding or in a prom dress or summer dress, the choice is yours.

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Out on your favourite hack, walking in the woods, wherever you would like to meet up just let me know.

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Give me a call for a chat about exactly what you would like and whether it's horses, kids, dogs all in one - yep we can do that too, or just you and one horse, that's great too.

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I offer a variety of packages for canvases, prints, framed or unframed, you can even buy all of the images hi res on USB.

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We'll have a lovely time and create you some fabulously wonderful images to keep forever.

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Call me on 07885472010 or email me  alex@alexsharp.co.uk

 

 

 

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(Alex Sharp Photography) equestrian photographer horse photographer horse portraits pet photographer photographer photography portraits worcestershire https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2021/4/equestrian-portrait-photography-in-worcestershire-and-the-midlands-summer-2021 Thu, 08 Apr 2021 08:00:00 GMT
Equestrian and Canine portraits 2021 in worcestershire and the West Midlands https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2021/4/equestrian-and-canine-portraits-2021-in-worcestershire-and-the-west-midlands Don't forget to get your Horse and Dog portraits booked in whilst the weather is good, we can meet at your yard or in a field close to your yard, wherever you prefer. If you have dogs, we can go on your favourite walk, meet at the park, we can meet outside wherever you would like.

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Photo shoots start from £95 including two 12x8 inch print of your choice. Many Print and canvas options available.

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To have a chat about exactly what you would like or if you would like to buy a gift voucher for somebody or if you would like to book in please call me on 07885472010 or email me alex@alexsharp.co.uk

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Harvington Church Wedding Photography Worcestershire https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2021/3/harvington-church-wedding-photography Harvington church is a fabulous church to get married at. I have been fortunate enough to photograph several weddings here now and the vicar and his colleagues are all truly lovely.

 

 

There is a lovely little alter room at the top of the church that has amazing soft natural light pouring through the window for photographs of signing the registers

The doorway to the signing of the register room is also a great place for your photographer to hide discreetly out of view and get some lovely natural photos during your ceremony

The walk in to the church is short, but also very pretty, tree lined which offers a little shelter from sun and rain.

 

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There is a balcony too enabling shots from above of your guests and the bride entering the church 

If you are planning a wedding at Harvington church and would like to see some more of my work from there, please get in touch on 07885472010

 

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Wedding Photography at Manor Hill House, Upton Warren, Worcestershire. https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2021/2/wedding-photography-at-manor-hill-house-upton-warren-worcestershire Manor Hill House Wedding Photography is the topic for today's blog.

The link to their website is also below for you.

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Manor Hill House is an exclusive wedding venue - so if you book it for your wedding that means you wont bump into anybody else at the venue apart from your wedding guests, they do not have anybody else staying there whilst you are there, it's all yours :-)

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This is great as it means I don't have to worry about who is with the wedding party - as everybody there is there for your wedding.

They have 5 rooms for guests to stay in and there is also a Holiday Inn close by for anybody else that would like to stay over.

There is also an outside area as a new choice for outdoors weddings if you are lucky with the weather ;-)

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I love the people at Manor Hill House - they are friendly but professional, so you know that your day will run like clockwork and your food will be served on time - piping hot and will be very tasty too.

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There are plenty of photography options at Manor Hill House too, both inside for Bride Prep and on the Dance floor too of course, but also outside in the fields, lanes and gardens that surround the venue.

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Jack is also very popular and features in many weddings that I have photographed at Manor Hill House - Jack of course is the owners horse, he's a lovely lad and always poses very well for his photo with folks. Bride prep at Manor Hill House is always lovely to photograph too, the room is beautifully light and before people start arriving brides can often be found having lunch or breakfast out on the front lawn, which is such a fabulous way to start your wedding day preparations.

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Manor Hill House is in Upton Warren near Wychbold. You can see from the photos above it is a well kept house set in really pretty grounds, it also has space on the front lawns for games, bouncy castles and the like to keep the kids entertained and also the balcony that looks down over the front lawn is a great spot to do the big group shot from, which is always useful :-)

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You can also choose to have your Wedding Breakfast in the marquee, which from a photographers point of view is once again very light for photographs - and if it's hot in the summer, the sides can be rolled up too.

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In the meantime, if you have set your date and would like to have a chat about your wedding day - wherever you are getting married, please just give me a call or drop me an email and I can let you know if I'm available and we can have a chat about exactly what you would like  for your wedding day.

Best Wishes

Alex

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Equestrian Photography Worcestershire https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2021/2/equestrian-photography-worcestershire If you would like a photo shoot done with your four legged friend - dog, horse or both ;-) please just get in touch.

The photo shoot can be in a natural surrounding or more of a fine art shoot depending on what you would like to do with the images.

I am based in Worcestershire, but travel up and down the country to do equestrian photo shoots.

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I come out to you and photograph you and your horse/horses and or dogs at your yard or stable/field/home etc.

If you have a favourite place that you walk or ride maybe we can meet there, the choice is yours.

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If you have a few horses or if there are a few of you at one stable that would all like to have photo shoots done you can book me for a day or a half day, depending on where you are based. For a chat about what you would like from your photo shoot please just get in touch either by email alex@alexsharp.co.uk or by phone 07885472010.

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Wedding Photography - What Can I Do For You on Your Wedding Day https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2021/2/wedding-photography---what-can-i-do-for-you This blog is about Wedding photography, but from a slightly different perspective.

This blog is just about What I Can Do For You.

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This blog is about what I can offer you, what I can do for you as a wedding photographer on your Wedding Day.

The First thing that I offer you is Stress Free Wedding Photography - so one less thing to worry about on your wedding day.

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We meet up before your wedding day, if you would like a pre-wedding shoot to feel comfortable in front of the camera we can do this, as you need to feel comfortable in front of the camera - whether it's my camera or another photographers camera, ensure that you are comfortable with your photographer and that your not going to be pulling a strange crazy smile every time you realise that the camera is pointing in your direction.

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I can show you photographs from hundreds of weddings that I have photographed to help show you my style and also to help you see what type of images we can capture throughout the day at a range of different venues, both locally and countrywide.

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I discuss with you before your Wedding day which type of images you like and don't like, so that I know exactly what you would like. We can go to the venue and discuss your favourite spots and also back up locations if the weather is not as dry as we had hoped - as even if you are getting married in the Summer - having a back up plan helps keep the day stress free.

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I go through with you exactly what you are going to get from me - which is a memory stick of all of your images - Hi Resolution - with everything in colour and also a selection in black and white and if you like the mixed colour photos - you can have some of those too.

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If you decide you would like a wedding album, after you are married you can come back and we can sort out a wedding album. The reason why I don't include this in the price - is simple -  not everybody wants an album. So what I include in the price is ALL of the edited images from your wedding - i do not limit the number of images -I take out the blinkies and the ones where auntie Lulu doesn't look great, but all of the others - you get. Some photographers will tell you they give you 100 photos from your day - how do they know which ones are the most important?  Who chooses those 100 ? Surely if you are paying me for - however many hours you choose to pay me for, then you need to be getting ALL of the photos that I take for you during that time. That's the fair way of working. The images on the DVD or memory stick are then yours to have as many prints or canvases etc done as you wish. They are not for commercial use, so you can't sell them to magazines etc. But you can use them for your own personal use to do with as you please - make wall paper out of them if you wish ;-)

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OK so let's get to the money part then. What can I do for you when it comes to the money part???? I try and make this as easy as possible for you. if you decide that you would like to have me for the whole day - and we need to have my assistant there to, to cover groom prep as well as me covering bride prep and all the angles in church covered from two points of view etc etc. and you want to spend £1500 with me, then what I say to you is, you don't need to pay me a 50% deposit, if you would like to pay me monthly you can, or 3 monthly ,we can work out what works for you. So long as you pay a deposit and the balance is paid 30 days before your wedding, we can break the rest down into smaller payments - at no extra charge - this isn't any kind of credit agreement, it's just about making life as easy as we can for you.

Weddings are expensive times and stressful times and all I want to do for you is make it as Happy and stress free as I possibly can for you.

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Remember to ask your photographer plenty of questions when you book them - what happens if their car breaks down on the way to your wedding?

Are they insured ? What happens if they get sick/have an accident and can't come ?

What happens if you have to cancel or change your date ? I know most couples get insurance for this these days, but it's still worth asking the question.

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There are lots of things to discuss, so make sure that when you go to meet your photographer - or when they come to meet you, you have a pen and paper and are ready to take notes, and ask the questions you have noted down. 

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The last thing I will mention in this blog. Once I have seen a couple, often people will meet a few photographers before they book, if they don't book me and in the meantime I meet another couple for the same date who want to book me - I let them book me - I don't go back to check with the other couple first - I work on a first come first served basis - the first couple to complete their booking form and pay their deposit gets the day.

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I hope this helps you in your search for your photographer to capture your Wedding day. Don't forget to ask plenty of questions. Have fun. Alex

Get in touch and let me know where you are getting married and let's have a chat about your Wedding Day Photography. I photograph weddings all over Worcestershire, cover wedding photography across the West Midlands and travel all over the UK photographing weddings, so don't worry, no journey is too long.

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Due to Covid and moving weddings from last year to this year and then from this year to next year I have limited availability for 2022, so please let me know your wedding date sooner rather than later.

I look forward to hearing from you and when and where you are planning on getting married.

alex@alexsharp.co.uk

 

 

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Equestrian Portrait Photography Worcestershire https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2021/2/equestrian-portrait-photography-worcestershire Hello,

So as the weather starts to pick up I am being asked to go out and photograph horses for folks again. It's quite safe as I don't need to be close to you and of course we are outside too, so all covid friendly. If you are interested in having a portrait shoot with your horse, just get in touch, photo shoots are £95 for the hour and include two 12x8 inch prints of your choice. You can also have this done as a voucher for somebody's birthday, add more prints to the voucher etc etc, it's entirely up to you.

It makes a great gift as we are creating memories and they get something to put on the wall at the end of it :-)

To book in, please call me on 07885472010.

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You can wear whatever you like, it's all about you and your horse.

Whatever type of photographs you would like, your horses personalities will shine through no doubt ;-)

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We got some lovely photos today, we were lucky with the weather too, if you would like some portraits of your four legged friends, be it horses or dogs, just call or drop me an email.

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Call me on 07885472010 or email me at alex@alexsharp.co.uk

 

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Equestrian Photography and Mother's Day - A Calorie Free Gift https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2021/2/equestrian-photography If you are struggling to think what you can get your Mum for Mother's Day, then why not get her a gift that contains no calories but that does include a lovely experience and a two photos to create a lasting memory.

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If you Mother is crazy about her horse or dogs, then why not get her a photo shoot voucher as a gift that includes two prints for her to keep. Extra prints can be added to the gift  if you wish.

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The price includes me driving to your/her chosen location, if you are further afield please just ask about mileage charge.

The voucher is gift wrapped and can include a message of your choice and can be posted out to you or her.

During the one hour photo shoot we can do portraits of your horse, plus portraits of the two of them together, and if she wants to do an outfit change too we can, plus your Mum will also get an online gallery and two 9x6 inch prints of her choice.

All for £60.


If you would like to include other gifts to the package - mugs, keyrings, mouse mats or a canvas these can all be added on to the gift.

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Whether you are wanting a Fine Art style Portrait for her of natural images of her and her horse or dog the choice is hers :-)

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Equestrian photo shoots make great gifts as do Dog photo shoots and they create memories with our four legged friends that play such a huge part of our lives.

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vouchers are giftwrapped and posted out to the address of your choice.

Equestrian photo shoots take place either at your yard/home/stables or favourite place that you like to hack out at - maybe a blue bell wood or field full of poppies?

Dog photo shoots can be done on your regular walk, local park or in my field in Dodford, Bromsgrove.

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If you would like to get a voucher for your Mother drop me an email or call me and we can have a chat about exactly what you would like on your voucher.

Email: alex@alexsharp.co.uk         Tel: 07885472010

 

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Wedding Photography Worcestershire 2021 and 2022 https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2021/1/wedding-photography-worcestershire I am a Wedding Photographer based in Worcestershire, but travel all over the UK to photograph weddings.

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Once you have set your date and booked your venue, you need to start thinking about booking your photographer. I am now taking bookings for 2021/2022 . So to ensure that you get the photographer that you want book as soon as you have your date set. Please note that due to Covid I have limited availability for 2021 as I have moved so many weddings to 2021 from 2020.

Remember there are lots of things you need to ask your photographer and think about, before you part with any money.

1. What do you get with the package - USB'Ss of high res images - an album - both?

2. What happens if the day starts to run late - will you stay a bit longer - if so how much does this cost?

3. Are you insured?

4. What happens if your camera or a lens breaks - do you carry a spare ?

5. What happens if something happens to the photographer - will they send somebody else out or are we left with no photographer ?

6. How much do we pay and when?

7. Can we see some of your work - and how many weddings have you photographed - you don't want to be their first do you????

8. Do you like the photographer - remember they are going to be at your wedding, you don't want somebody who will be upsetting your guests.

9.Have they photographed at your venue previously - if not do they go and have a look around before the day ?

10. How long will it take to get your photos/album after the Wedding Day ?

There are a lot more questions too, but just remembering to ask even these few will help you get a feel of how professional your photographer is and how much experience they have had.

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If you would like to speak to me about your wedding photography, please just call me on 07885472010 or email me: alex@alexsharp.co.uk

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Wedding Photography in Worcestershire and The West Midlands for 2021/2022 https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2020/12/wedding-photography-in-worcestershire-and-the-west-midlands-for-2021/2022 For those of you setting your Wedding dates for 2021 Please book in sooner rather than later.

As I am having to move a lot of weddings from this year over to next year, it means that a lot of my dates are already booked up, so please get in touch as soon as you have your date for your wedding.

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The above images were from Weddings I photographed at the Crown and Sandys in Ombersley last Summer.

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The Old Rectory - at Ipsley is a fabulous venue, I did two weddings there in February this year - before the Covid lockdown.

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Arley Arboretum is an amazing place for your wedding, plus of course there are so many photography opportunities and lovely places for your guests to wonder around and enjoy.

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Brockencote Hall in Chaddesley Corbett - is also just 1 mile form my home and is another lovely wedding venue, I often photograph smaller more intimate weddings here, although I'm sure they cater for larger wedding parties too.

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Questions to ask your photographer should include;

1. How many weddings have you previously photographed ? and How long have you been a wedding photographer ?

The reason is - if you are one of their first - or their first wedding then they will not understand how a wedding day flows, and they will not know what happens when and how important is it to be in the right place at the right place for when certain things are going to happen.

2. Do they have insurance - public liability insurance ?

A venue does not have to let e photographer work at their venue if they do not have public liability insurance - and it's amazing how many don't bother.....

3.How many cameras and lenses do they carry?

If a camera or lens breaks as the bride is walking back down the aisle or as they are about to kiss for the first time as man and wife - what then - i have spare everything in my bag around my shoulder - it's all turned on and ready to go - so when I had a lens break as a bride was walking down the aisle - I picked up my other camera and carried in like nothing had happened - she had no idea....

4. Can you see a portfolio of their work ?

If not why not? How many weddings have they really done?

5. What does the price actually include ?

Is it prints, a memory stick - a mixture? are images limited or do you get everything?

These are just a few questions that you should be asking, but even if these are the only ones you ask - make sure you do - and make sure that you are completely happy with your photographer before you book them - as they will be spending your wedding day with you.

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If you would like to have a chat about your day or see some more of my work - or see a whole wedding in photos from start to finish - or several hundred :-) then please give me a call and remember that whatever questions you have that none of them are stupid or silly - I shoot weddings most weeks and I see and experience a lot - you may have been to friends weddings, but getting married yourself is very different so please don't worry about asking me any questions at all.

To call about your wedding photography : 07885472010 or email: alex@alexsharp.co.uk

 

 

 

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Product Photography in Worcestershire and the West Midlands https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2020/12/product-photography-in-worcestershire-and-the-west-midlands We all know that bad photographs do not show your products off to their best potential and therefore cannot achieve the sales that you want from your products.

A lot of sales these days are through the internet and in order for people to see your products and achieve the urge to want to purchase your products without being able to touch and feel it, they need to be photographed well to create that need from the person viewing. Whilst the camera on your phone is good - most people aren't able to get good photos of their products with their phones - and the quality isn't good enough for printed brochures etc.

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Each product needs thought and some discussion as to what you are trying to achieve with the images. Whilst a lot of companies need their products to be on a white background, they also need photographs that are prettier for brochures, magazines and their own websites.

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If you have products that need photographing, I can photograph your products on a plain background if you need these to sell them on sites like Amazon etc., but I also offer more creative images to use on your own website.

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 If you need your products to be photographed on particular colours to go with your company colours/logo i can also work this in for you.

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 Products can be photographed from a variety of angles to show them off to their best, thus giving you a selection of images of each product to show to potential clients to create a better overall view of what the client is potentially buying.

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I have 20 years experience with product photography and commercial photography and have photographed products for a variety of companies from Holland and Barrett and Julian Graves to small one person businesses. It doesn't matter how big or small your business is, if you have a product that you want to sell either to other businesses or in an online shop to the general public, they need good photographs, as this also reduces returns on your items. If people can see good images of what they are buying, you will get better sales and less returned products.

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If you would like to have a chat about your product photography and commercial photography needs, please feel free to get in touch, either by email - alex@alexsharp.co.uk or by phone : 07885472010

 

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Product Photography To Increase Your Online Sales in 2021 https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2020/12/product-photography-to-increase-your-online-sales-in-2021 Today's Blog is really for those of you that want to show your products to the best of their ability, to ensure they sell as well as they possibly can.

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We all know that bad photographs do not show your products off to their best potential and therefore cannot achieve the sales that you want from your products.

A lot of sales these days are through the internet and in order for people to see your products and achieve that want to purchase your products without being able to touch and feel it, they need to be photographed well to create that feeling from the person viewing.

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When I photograph products I make sure that I get a few different view points and angles to show people the product in different situations and settings.

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Each product needs thought and some discussion as to what you are trying to achieve with the images. Whilst a lot of companies need their products to be on a white background, they also need photographs that are prettier for brochures, magazines and their own websites.

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Whether you are photographing your products yourself or paying somebody else to do it for you, make sure you put plenty of thought into what will work  for your company and your website - will the photos work with your branding - do you need to use a model - have you thought about the colour of your website and the colour of the background you are using for the images ?

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If you have products that need photographing, I can photograph your products on a plain background if you need these to sell them on sites like Amazon etc., but I also offer more creative images to use on your own website.

If you need your products to be photographed on particular colours to go with your company colours/logo I can do for you too.

 

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Products can be photographed from a variety of angles to show them off to their best, thus giving you a selection of images of each product to show to potential clients to create a better overall view of what the client is potentially buying.

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I have 20 years experience with product photography and commercial photography and have photographed products for a variety of companies from Holland and Barrett and Julian Graves to small one person businesses. It doesn't matter how big or small your business is, if you have a product that you want to sell either to other businesses or in an online shop to the general public, they need good photographs, as this also reduces returns on your items. If people can see good images of what they are buying, you will get better sales and less returned products.

 

If you would like to have a chat about your product photography and commercial photography needs, please feel free to get in touch, either by email - alex@alexsharp.co.uk or by phone : 07885472010

Whatever your product just let me know and we can have a chat about what we can do for you.

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(Alex Sharp Photography) business commercial commercial photography photography product photography https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2020/12/product-photography-to-increase-your-online-sales-in-2021 Wed, 09 Dec 2020 09:00:00 GMT
Equestrian Photography - gift vouchers available for Christmas 2020 https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2020/12/equestrian-photography---gift-vouchers-available-for-christmas-2020 If you would like to buy a friend or loved one an Equestrian photo shoot for their Birthday or Christmas present then please get in touch, vouchers can be made to suit your budget and include all sorts of things from mugs and keychains, to canvases and framed prints, the choice is yours.

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Vouchers are gift wrapped and come complete with a card - blank inside for you to write and give with the gift voucher.

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I travel all over the country, so please just let me know where your yard or stable is when booking and I can let you know if extra mileage would need to be paid.

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They make amazing presents, capturing memories with horses and dogs that will last a lifetime, gift vouchers can include, prints, canvases, whatever you would like, the choice is yours.

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Whether you are wanting a piece of natural photo of your horse on a canvas or a piece of Fine Art to fill your wall at home or at work, please call for a chat and we can put you a gift voucher together or book you in for a photo shoot of your own.

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Jewellery Photography https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2020/12/jewellery-photography Whilst it may now be too late to get your product photographed for this Christmas season, you may need to get your product looking fresh for the New Year and Valentine's Day.

If you need your jewellery or other product photographing for your website, brochures etc get in touch.

We can chat about your exact requirements.

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Email: alex@alexsharp.co.uk or call me: 07885472010

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(Alex Sharp Photography) photographer photography worcestershire https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2020/12/jewellery-photography Mon, 07 Dec 2020 11:28:15 GMT
Equestrian Photography - gift vouchers available for Christmas 2020 https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2020/11/equestrian-photography---gift-vouchers-available-for-christmas-2020 If you would like to buy a friend or loved one an Equestrian photo shoot for their Birthday or Christmas present then please get in touch, vouchers can be made to suit your budget and include all sorts of things from mugs and keychains, to canvases and framed prints, the choice is yours.

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Vouchers are gift wrapped and come complete with a card - blank inside for you to write and give with the gift voucher.

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I travel all over the country, so please just let me know where your yard or stable is when booking and I can let you know if extra mileage would need to be paid.

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They make amazing presents, capturing memories with horses and dogs that will last a lifetime, gift vouchers can include, prints, canvases, whatever you would like, the choice is yours.

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Whether you are wanting a piece of natural photo of your horse on a canvas or a piece of Fine Art to fill your wall at home or at work, please call for a chat and we can put you a gift voucher together or book you in for a photo shoot of your own.

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Henries Awards 2020 Finalist https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2020/9/henries-awards-2020-finalist I have some fabulous news to end the week on. I have been shortlisted for a Henries Award - these are the greeting card industry awards for greeting card publishers.

To see all of my Greeting cards please visit http://www.alexsharpdesigns.co.uk 

I have over 300 cards in the range now, this is constantly growing of course.

I am really grateful for being shortlisted, it means an awful lot.

I am a finalist along with 5 large greeting card companies and this was the first time I entered, so genuinely couldn't believe it when I saw my name on the list.

Have a fabulous weekend everyone and thank you for all of the lovely emails that I have already received about being a Finalist.

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(Alex Sharp Photography) henries awards finalist photographer photography https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2020/9/henries-awards-2020-finalist Fri, 11 Sep 2020 15:03:28 GMT
Equestrian Photography Summer 2020 https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2020/7/equestrian-photography-summer-2020 The last few weeks has been busy with Horse portraits.

I always tell people not to leave it until it's too late to have photos done with your pets, be it horses, donkeys, dogs, whatever you have, take the time out to spend an hour having some photos taken together, they are lovely to keep as time goes by.

 

Whatever style of photo shoot you would like is fine, whether you want some natural and some on backdrops, or all natural, maybe some riding or in a prom dress or summer dress, the choice is yours.

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Give me a call for a chat about exactly what you would like and whether it's horses, kids, dogs all in one - yep we can do that too, or just you and one horse, that's great too.

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I offer a variety of packages for canvases, prints, framed or unframed.

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We'll have a lovely time and create you some fabulously wonderful images to keep forever.

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Call me on 07885472010 or email me  alex@alexsharp.co.uk

 

 

 

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During Lockdown https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2020/6/during-lockdown Lots of people I know have been wondering/asking what I have been up to during Lockdown.

Well apart from shopping for the older members of my family every week - who are isolated in their homes, I have - like many of you got some jobs done around the house and then of course worked on my business. As well as the weddings and horses and commercial photography work, I am also a greeting card publisher. You can see my cards at http://www.alexsharpdesigns.co.uk

 

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I have added a lot of new cards to the range as well as other products that are currently being manufactured to be ready for my next trade show at the NEC in September - the Autumn Fair is still going ahead. So I have put a lot of my efforts towards this whilst I have not been able to photograph the weddings I had booked in.

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All of the photographs on my cards are of course my own, I do all of the design layouts for the reverse of the card too, there is quite a lot of work involved. Especially when you enter the trade show sector - which is how I meet shops to stock my cards. This means designing brochures etc as well as the stand itself, of course I love doing the greeting cards, there is something lovely about having people sending your cards out, often not even sending them, but keeping and framing them - I also sell prints on the website - amongst other things, but I love sending and receiving greeting cards - and it would seem  - thankfully, that so do thousands of other people.

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My cards cover a range of subjects from dogs and horse, to pheasant shoots, farmyard animals, travel, wildlife, flowers, landscapes and seascapes.

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I even have a range of cards of the wolves at the Wolf and Dog Development centre in Lerryn, Cornwall.

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As well as selling them online through my own shop and Etsy shop, I also sell them through shops across Wales, England and Scotland, literally from John O'Groats, to Anglesey, Ireland, France and Germany. and during lockdown people have being buying my cards literally from all over the world.

If you would like to have a look and maybe buy one or two yourself, here's the link;

http://www.alexsharpdesigns.co.uk

I hope you enjoy looking through the shop, all of my cards are printed in England by FSC approved printers.

 

 

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Equestrian Photography around Worcestershire, West Midlands and Warwickshire Summer 2020 https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2020/6/equestrian-photography-around-worcestershire-west-midlands-and-warwickshire-summer-2020 Equestrian Photography in Worcestershire, Warwickshire and the West Midlands

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  When I photograph you and your horse there are many options, but I come out to you and your horse - or horses at your yard, field or stable and we can take a selection of photos of both you and your horse in a natural way and also some photographs of you riding if you like or if you prefer we can do more fine art style photos on a coloured or black background.

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Don't worry if your horse is worried/spooked by the backgrounds, I work around your horse and we make sure that your horse is happy and comfortable with everything that we do, so if they don't like a new background appearing, then I find another way of achieving the same result for you.

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So whatever type of images you would like to achieve we will try our very best - and if you book in and the weather isn't with us, then don't worry we just move the shoot to another convenient day.

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If you would like to book in or buy a gift voucher for a friend or loved one then get in touch. Gift vouchers make great and different gifts for the horsey lovers in your life.

Tel:07885472010 or Email: alex@alexsharp.co.uk

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I look forward to hearing from you and if you have some ideas you would like to have a chat with me about, don't be shy, just let me know.

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(Alex Sharp Photography) equestrian photography worcestershire horse photography horse portraits photographer wedding photography west midlands https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2020/6/equestrian-photography-around-worcestershire-west-midlands-and-warwickshire-summer-2020 Wed, 24 Jun 2020 11:59:42 GMT
Bromsgrove Wedding Photographer - There are just so many wedding venues in the area. https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2020/5/bromsgrove-wedding-photographer---there-are-just-so-many-wedding-venues-in-the-area Todays' Blog is about all of the wedding photography that I do in and around Bromsgrove.

I live in Dodford, which is half way between Chaddesley Corbett and Bromsgrove and so as you can imagine I cover a lot of weddings in the Bromsgrove area. There are so many venues around me it's just amazing.

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Venues that I photograph weddings at regularly around Bromsgrove include;

Manor Hill House wedding photography, Grafton Manor weddings, Brockencote Hall wedding photography in Chaddesley Corbett, Dodford Church, St Peter's Church in  Bromsgrove, St John's Church in Bromsgrove, Stone Manor wedding photography in Stone, Red House Barns wedding photography, the Dodford Inn and The Nailer's Arms are venues I have photographed wedding receptions at. I have also photographed weddings at The Bromsgrove Holiday Inn and the Bromsgrove Hilton too, plus The Old Rectory at Ipsley.

The Bromsgrove area has many many wedding venues and they all offer different pros and cons depending on what size wedding you are having and whether you are looking for an exclusive venue or if you prefer a large hotel wedding that has the facility of being able to offer lots of bedrooms for your guests etc etc.

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The wedding photography above  and below is from Manor Hill House in Upton Warren.

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The wedding photography images below are from Red House Barns and Grafton Manor in Bromsgrove.

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The wedding photography below is from The Crown and Sandys in Ombersley, so still very local and another great venue.

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Here are some more wedding photographs from Red House Barns in Stoke Prior below.

The selection of wedding photography below is all from Brockencote Hall in Chaddesley Corbett.

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We mustn't forget of course another fabulous wedding venue in Bromsgrove and that is Avoncroft Museum, a wedding photographers dream :-)

If you have your wedding booked but haven't yet booked your wedding photographer, whether your wedding is at one of the many Bromsgrove wedding venues or elsewhere, please just get in touch and I can let you know if I am available for your wedding day.

Tel: 07885472010  Email: alex@alexsharp.co.uk

Below - Feckenham church wedding photography - with bride on horse & Grafton manor wedding -  cake and bride and groom

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The Old Rectory at Ipsley is an amazing venue too - on the edge of Redditch, it's very pretty.

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(Alex Sharp Photography) brockencote hall wedding photographer photographer wedding photographer worcestershire wedding photography worcestershire wedding photographer https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2020/5/bromsgrove-wedding-photographer---there-are-just-so-many-wedding-venues-in-the-area Fri, 22 May 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Equestrian Photography June 2020 special offer https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2020/5/equestrian-photography-june-2020-special-offer I am currently running an offer for a one hour equestrian photo shoot at your stable - (within 25 miles of B61 9DZ) for £75. The price includes me driving to your chosen location, if you are further afield please just ask about mileage charge.

It includes a one hour photo shoot, where we can do portraits of your horse, and also portraits of the two of you together, plus if you want to do an outfit change too we can, plus you get an online gallery and also you get a 14x11 print of your favourite image.

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The sun is here and we are allowed to be in a field together - 6 feet apart of course, if you would like to book in please just get in touch to have a chat about your requirements, canvases, mugs and framed prints etc are also available. As are USB's of all of the photos from your photo shoot.

Whether you are wanting a piece of fine art or a piece of Fina Art to fill your wall at home or at work, please just call for a chat.

I photograph horses all over the country, so don't worry of you live a bit further away, I can quickly work out any extra fuel charge for you.The discounted rate of £75 is for photo shoots throughout June 2020. Please call me on 07885472010 to book in.

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(Alex Sharp Photography) Equestrian Portrait photography equine photographer horse horse photographer Bewdley horse photography horse photography worcester horse photography worcestershire https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2020/5/equestrian-photography-june-2020-special-offer Wed, 20 May 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Wedding Photography in Worcestershire and The West Midlands for 2021 https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2020/5/wedding-photography-in-worcestershire-and-the-west-midlands-for-2018-and-2019 For those of you setting your Wedding dates for 2021 Please book in sooner rather than later.

As I am having to move a lot of weddings from this year over to next year, it means that a lot of my dates are already booked up, so please get in touch as soon as you have your date for your wedding.

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The above images were from Weddings I photographed at the Crown and Sandys in Ombersley last Summer.

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The Old Rectory - at Ipsley is a fabulous venue, I did two weddings there in February this year - before the Covid lockdown.

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Arley Arboretum is an amazing place for your wedding, plus of course there are so many photography opportunities and lovely places for your guests to wonder around and enjoy.

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Brockencote Hall in Chaddesley Corbett - is also just 1 mile form my home and is another lovely wedding venue, I often photograph smaller more intimate weddings here, although I'm sure they cater for larger wedding parties too.

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Questions to ask your photographer should include;

1. How many weddings have you previously photographed ? and How long have you been a wedding photographer ?

The reason is - if you are one of their first - or their first wedding then they will not understand how a wedding day flows, and they will not know what happens when and how important is it to be in the right place at the right place for when certain things are going to happen.

2. Do they have insurance - public liability insurance ?

A venue does not have to let e photographer work at their venue if they do not have public liability insurance - and it's amazing how many don't bother.....

3.How many cameras and lenses do they carry?

If a camera or lens breaks as the bride is walking back down the aisle or as they are about to kiss for the first time as man and wife - what then - i have spare everything in my bag around my shoulder - it's all turned on and ready to go - so when I had a lens break as a bride was walking down the aisle - I picked up my other camera and carried in like nothing had happened - she had no idea....

4. Can you see a portfolio of their work ?

If not why not? How many weddings have they really done?

5. What does the price actually include ?

Is it prints, a memory stick - a mixture? are images limited or do you get everything?

These are just a few questions that you should be asking, but even if these are the only ones you ask - make sure you do - and make sure that you are completely happy with your photographer before you book them - as they will be spending your wedding day with you.

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If you would like to have a chat about your day or see some more of my work - or see a whole wedding in photos from start to finish - or several hundred :-) then please give me a call and remember that whatever questions you have that none of them are stupid or silly - I shoot weddings most weeks and I see and experience a lot - you may have been to friends weddings, but getting married yourself is very different so please don't worry about asking me any questions at all.

To call about your wedding photography : 07885472010 or email: alex@alexsharp.co.uk

 

 

 

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Harvington Church Wedding Photography Worcestershire https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2020/4/harvington-church-wedding-photography Harvington church is a fabulous church to get married at. I have been fortunate enough to photograph several weddings here now and the vicar and his colleagues are all truly lovely.

 

 

There is a lovely little alter room at the top of the church that has amazing soft natural light pouring through the window for photographs of signing the registers

The doorway to the signing of the register room is also a great place for your photographer to hide discreetly out of view and get some lovely natural photos during your ceremony

The walk in to the church is short, but also very pretty, tree lined which offers a little shelter from sun and rain.

 

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There is a balcony too enabling shots from above of your guests and the bride entering the church 

If you are planning a wedding at Harvington church and would like to see some more of my work from there, please get in touch on 07885472010

 

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Equestrian Photography Worcestersire and the West Midlands https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2020/4/equestrian-photography-worcestersire-and-the-west-midlands Just a quick blog today to say that if you would like to have your horse photographed please get in touch and we can put a potential date in the diary for when we can be outside enjoying ourselves again.

We can shoot natural photos, fine art images, a mixture of the two, you can have an outfit change, do some photos riding and some next to your horse - or horses - if you have a dog or dogs too then we can get them in on the photographs as well if you like, the choice is yours.

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To book in, give me a call on 07885472010 and we can have a chat about exactly what you would like and then get you a date in the diary booked in.

Have a great day, Alex

alex@alexsharp.co.uk

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Grafton Manor wedding Photography, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2020/4/grafton-manor-wedding-photography-bromsgrove-worcestershire Today's blog is about Wedding photography at Grafton Manor in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire.

An amazing venue with stunning gardens.

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You don't need to have bright sunshine to have a fabulous day, you still get great reflections in the lake and with so many stunning backdrops, you are spoilt for choice.

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There are many fabulous photo opportunities here and whether you have it for the reception after you are married in a church elsewhere or if you have your wedding and reception here it is a great venue for either option.

The grounds at Grafton Manor are magnificent, a large series of steps leading down the lawns to the lake at the bottom. Great for group photos as well as fun photos with the kids and lots of nooks and crannies for some very pretty photographs with brides and Grooms when you want to do the couple photos, plenty of room to get them away from the crowd of guests. You can also see here the small chapel at the side of the house which is also available for weddings.

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Also a great place to get some photos of the children, my wedding prices include all edited images Hi Resolution on a beautifully presented memory stick. Albums are also available.

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Grafton Manor wedding photography. Grafton Manor is in Bromsgrove, just outside the town centre.

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A stunning location with amazing gardens, Grafton Manor Hotel in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire.

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 Even when the weather is damp and you don't want to get your dress wet on the grass, the steps can still be used to get some lovely wedding photographs at Grafton Manor.

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 If you are getting married at Grafton Manor in Bromsgrove, then please just call and I can show you other photos from weddings that I have photographed there. To get in touch you can call me on 07885472010 or email me alex@alexsharp.co.uk

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Wedding Photography Worcestershire 2021 and 2022 https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2020/4/wedding-photography-worcestershire I am a Wedding Photographer based in Worcestershire, but travel all over the UK to photograph weddings.

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Once you have set your date and booked your venue, you need to start thinking about booking your photographer. I am now taking bookings for 2021/2022 . So to ensure that you get the photographer that you want book as soon as you have your date set. Please note that due to Covid I have limited availability for 2021 as I have moved so many weddings to 2021 from 2020.

Remember there are lots of things you need to ask your photographer and think about, before you part with any money.

1. What do you get with the package - USB'Ss of high res images - an album - both?

2. What happens if the day starts to run late - will you stay a bit longer - if so how much does this cost?

3. Are you insured?

4. What happens if your camera or a lens breaks - do you carry a spare ?

5. What happens if something happens to the photographer - will they send somebody else out or are we left with no photographer ?

6. How much do we pay and when?

7. Can we see some of your work - and how many weddings have you photographed - you don't want to be their first do you????

8. Do you like the photographer - remember they are going to be at your wedding, you don't want somebody who will be upsetting your guests.

9.Have they photographed at your venue previously - if not do they go and have a look around before the day ?

10. How long will it take to get your photos/album after the Wedding Day ?

There are a lot more questions too, but just remembering to ask even these few will help you get a feel of how professional your photographer is and how much experience they have had.

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If you would like to speak to me about your wedding photography, please just call me on 07885472010 or email me: alex@alexsharp.co.uk

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Arley Arboretum Wedding Photography https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2020/4/arley-arboretum-wedding-photography Arley arboretum wedding photographerArley arboretum wedding photographer

I have photographed several weddings at Arley Arboretum, the trees and gardens are amazing here.

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The church is right next to the gardens and so guests only have a short walk from the chapel to the Italian Gardens and their Reception.

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It is a pretty church with a sloping drive up towards it, makes for a great walk through when the confetti is being thrown ;-)

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The Italian Gardens are a stunning setting for casual photos and also for group shots. Arley Arboretum has had a lot of excellent work done on the Italian Gardens in the last couple of years and so now for Wedding Photography it really is a wedding photographers dream.

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The marquee out on the front lawn is in a truly beautiful setting, huge lawns for guests to walk around and plenty of room for kids to play and run around, quite safely within view of their parents.

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The light inside the marquee was fabulous, very soft and flattering, each time I have been there different size marquees have been used, but no matter how large or small they seem to fit into the front lawned area magnificently.

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If you would like to see more images from weddings and parties that I have photographed at Arley Arboretum in Worcestershire you can email me at: alex@alexsharp.co.uk or call me on 07885472010

 

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How to Photograph your Products Well https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2020/4/how-to-photograph-your-products-well Today's Blog is all about how to get the best from your products, so there is a host of hints and tips below for a variety of different products.

 

1. We'll start with Jewellery - make sure it's clean - that may sound crazy, but when you take a close up of your gemstones, gold or silver if you have touched it - the grease off your fingers will show up on the item - so get yourself some cotton gloves - or buy a box of those surgical gloves  - clean your jewellery and then only handle it with the gloves on.

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2. If you are photographing a necklace or bracelet etc. then ensure that the links are all flat and straight and not twisted, make sure it is lying flat and looking good - this will only take a minute to do, but makes such a huge difference to the look of your product.

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3. You don't have to photograph your products on white - whilst some websites require white backgrounds- maybe Amazon or NotOnTheHighStreet, you will need some more exciting images for banners on your website and also your social media feeds, so have a think about how you are going to hang your necklaces, position your rings etc to get the best out of them - if there is a gemstone, look for a sparkle or the position where the colour of the gem looks it's truist colour, so the public can really see what they are buying. Find a background that compliments the piece of jewellery and makes it look dramatic, or pretty or whatever image you are trying to create. The key here is that by putting just a bit of thought into what you are trying to achieve you can achieve great results.

4. Think about where your light source is coming from - if you can't afford to have a professional photographer and are taking photos on your phone, you can still get some great results, position yourself by a window and if the light is too bright, hang a piece of muslin next to the window to soften the light, check for unwanted shadows - are they your own shadow? If so move a little until it has gone. I sell Flatlay Photography Backgrounds which are great for photographing small and medium size items on, you can find them in my shop they are just £18.00 and really easy to use.

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5. If you sell greeting cards, or any other small items, always make sure they are clean - no bent corners - or fingerprints etc. There's nothing worse than seeing a product that looks like it's dirty  - it will make the viewer feel like you don't care - and so why should they?

6. Make the shot interesting - add something in to dress and style the photo - you can use all kinds of bits and pieces that you can find around your home - or garden - flowers from your garden - or leaves from a tree or bush, feathers, pine cones - all kinds of things that can dress the image to make it more appealing to your viewer - both of the above photos are taken on my phone with the Flatlay photo boards placed by a window and I have used just natural light.

7. One product or a range ? Think about how many products you want to get into the photo - sometimes if there are too many products for people to look at people may think it looks nice - but will be distracted and not focus on what you are really trying to show them. You can try this for yourself and decide how many is too many before it starts to look too busy as all products vary depending on size and colours.

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8. If you sell a food product that comes in a jar - jam, marmalade or pork scratchings for example - get one out and place it in front of the item in its' packaging - if you sell jam why not put some on a scone or a piece of toast, on a nice plate in front of the jar that it comes in. Tempt people with how good the actual food item looks, by placing the jam on the toast - maybe with a mug of tea next to it too, you are sewing a thought in their head, showing them how good it looks - romancing the idea that they want to it it ;-)

9. Do you care about your packaging - have you got really pretty boxes and ribbons that wrap your product up to look beautiful for your client - then show it in the photos - this adds huge value to the product and can be the difference between somebody buying your product or the product on the next website they look at....... that is proper food for thought trust me - good packaging is worth a lot.

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10. Don't be shy - show people who you are - tell them your story - how did you start out? Where did your business idea come from?

I worked in the gemstone and jewellery business for many years and what became apparent very quickly is that people really like to know the story behind the product - they like to see the artist painting - the jeweller creating, the chef cooking etc etc and how they started and hear their story - it connects them to what they are seeing and creates a bond.

If you would like to learn more, or have some help, training or have a selection of photos done for your website and social media posts, please get in touch with me on 07885372010 or email me alex@alexsharp.co.uk

 

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Sherbourne Park Wedding Photography https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2020/4/sherbourne-park-wedding-photography A great venue for a wedding is Sherbourne Park near Warwick. An amazing wedding venue in Warwickshire.

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It is a large country home with rooms for guests to stay, stunning gardens, fields a small lake and also a swimming pool.

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Sherbourne church sits just at the end of the lawned garden and can be seen here behind the bride and her horse.

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To give you an idea of what it is like there, Sherbourne Park is a very impressive Grade II listed Georgian house set on a large estate between Warwick and Stratford upon Avon.

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Julia and Andy's wedding was blighted by rain and so what started out to be an outdoor ceremony had to be quickly changed at the last minute to an indoor ceremony, this did not dampen the happiness and enjoyment of the day though, a wonderful time was had by all.

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Its located in Central England and has easy access to the M40 which makes the house a really convenient and elegant Wedding Venue, or other party venue come to think of it.

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Sherbourne Park lies 3 miles to the west of the ancient town of Warwick on the banks of the River Avon between the hamlet of Sherbourne and village of Barford. It is approached by a long private drive through parkland. As you drive off the main road and up towards the house, there are sheep and horses in the fields along side the drive which is just lovely. Also Junction 15 of the M40 is just1 mile away, so it really is easy access for any friends and family or work colleagues that are traveling to get to you...

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The Estate has been held in the Ryland family for the past two centuries and is run by Robin and Lucy Smith-Ryland as a Wedding and Corporate venue alongside an agricultural and sporting enterprise including the River Avon and woodland. Robin and his family make everybody feel very welcome.

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Even on a damp day it is a spectacular venue with plenty of room for kids to run around and enjoy themselves and for guests to stroll around either inside the house or outside in the grounds.

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Bride and Groom cutting their cake  in a large marquee at Sherbourne Park near Warwick.

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I have been a Professional Photographer for over 20 years. I photograph around 30 weddings a year and so if you have your date set please get in touch to see if I am available and if so we can meet up for a chat and you can view some more of my work and you can see if I am the photographer for you.

 

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Equestrian and Canine portraits for yourself or as Gifts . https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2020/4/equestrian-and-canine-portraits-for-yourself-or-as-gifts Birthday gift vouchers

If you need an easy to post gift to a friend or loved one - why not get them a voucher for a photo shoot with their four legged friend.

Vouchers bought in April 2020 are valid for use until September 2021, giving the recipient plenty of time to use them once we are through this current lockdown.

I can write a personal message to the recipient on the voucher for you and even post it to them directly if you wish.

If you have dogs, we can go on your favourite walk, meet at the park, with horses I come to your yard and we can use any fields or woodlands you have access to around you.

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Photo shoots start from £95 including a 12x8 inch print of your choice.

To have a chat about exactly what you would like or if you would like to buy a gift voucher for somebody or if you would like to book in please call me on 07885472010 or email me alex@alexsharp.co.uk

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(Alex Sharp Photography) equestrian photographer worcestershire horse portraits pet portraits photographer photography worcestershire https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2020/4/equestrian-and-canine-portraits-for-yourself-or-as-gifts Thu, 02 Apr 2020 12:51:42 GMT
Coronavirus and wedding photography https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2020/3/coronavirus-and-wedding-photography It's difficult times around the world at the moment and we need to remember that the best thing we can do is stay as safe as we can and try and help by keeping the pressure off the NHS as much as possible, they are working their socks off to help the people with Covid  19 and other illnesses. So weddings are being postponed along with lots of other parties and events and Covid 19 is affecting all of us in one way or another, but together we will get through.

For those of you who have vouchers for photo shoots with me, instead of your voucher being valid for 12 months I will extend them to Summer next year, so don't worry, we'll get your horse, family, pet photo shoots or photography training in somewhere.

 

Weddings  - So far most of my April may and early June weddings are already being advised by registrars and their venues/Hotels that they need to move their dates , so if you haven't spoken to your venue yet - do so and then speak to me asap - we will sort it out, so please don't worry.

It will all be fine and you will get the amazing wedding day that you want, just not in the next couple of months.

Stay safe and be kind to each other.xx

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Hope you've had a great start to March. I just wanted to take a quick moment to explain, that I have reduced the number of weddings that I photograph each year - I photographed 38 weddings last year - and 42 the year before that.... this year I am capping it at 32 - I have 28 booked in already and 2 couples booked in to meet me this week.... so I literally have 2 wedding slots left for this year.

I have 5 weddings booked in for next year already, so please if you have your wedding booked and would like to talk to me about whether I am available for your date and book in, please please book sooner rather than leaving it too late.

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I offer short mid week options if you are having a mid week ceremony and only want a photographer for a few hours, that's fine, give me a call. I have a minimum booking time for Fridays and Saturdays of 5hrs, but Monday to Thursday you can book me for just 2 hours if you need to.

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Whether you are having a big or small gathering, party at home or in a country house, I have 15 years experience at photographing all kinds of weddings.

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As soon as you have your date and venue booked in, give me a call on 07885472010 or email me; alex@alexsharp.co.uk and we can have a chat about your special day.

 

 

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(Alex Sharp Photography) photography wedding wedding photographer Bromsgrove wedding photography wedding photography brockencote hall wedding photography Kidderminster wedding photography west midlands weddings https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2020/3/wedding-photography-2020-and-2021 Mon, 09 Mar 2020 16:27:13 GMT
Spring Fair Trade Show 2020 https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2020/2/spring-fair-trade-show-2020 Thank you to everybody who came along and saw me at the Spring Fair trade show, my next trade show is the Farm and Deli show at the Birmingham NEC from 30th March to 1st April.

More new products will be launched - so watch this space.

Plus the greeting card website is currently being rebuilt, so hopefully in the next couple of weeks it will also be ready to launch - exciting times.

I can also be found at PG Live at the business design centre in London at the beginning of June and then back at the Autumn Fair at the NEC in September -

plus I have 25 weddings to photograph in between - so I'm hoping the storm leaves the UK by the weekend.....

Have a fabulous week.

more blogs shortly

Alex

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Happy New Year Everybody https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2020/1/happy-new-year-everybody Happy New Year Everybody

I hope you all had an amazing Christmas and New Year break.

2019 was a Fabulous year here at Alex Sharp Photography and so I want to wish you all a wonderful 2020.

There's a lot booked in for 2020 already and I'm sure more will get added in a long the way,but for now I want to wish you all

a Happy and Healthy New Year, and look out for more Blog posts shortly.

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For those of you looking for the greeting cards, please go to my greeting card website

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Where you will find the greetings cards and other products,

Happy New Year

Alex

 

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Thank you to Everybody who I have worked with During 2019 https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2019/12/thank-you-to-everybody-who-i-ahve-worked-with-during-2019 I hope you all had an amazing Christmas and I really just wanted to thank all of my customers from 2019.

I look forward to working with you all in 2020 and also meeting new customers along the way.

It's been a fabulous year, full of great experiences - including meeting the wolves in Lerryn, Cornwall, with Shaun and Kim Ellis at The Wolf and Dog Development Centre.

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Plus lots of weddings and commercial work

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Equestrian photography and Dogs too :-)

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I also acquired a drone, which I love. I also officially launched my greeting card company, Alex Sharp Designs

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I have 4 trade shows booked in for 2020,

the Spring Fair at the NEC - Feb 2020,

The Farm and Deli show at the NEC - March/April 2020,

PG Live at the Business Design Centre in London - June 2020

The Autumn Fair at the NEC - September 2020.

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I have a new brochure coming out mid January with all of the new card ranges and products in for trade buyers, so please drop me an email for a copy or come and see me in February at the NEC to see the whole range.

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Whatever you have planned for your New Year I hope it is wonderful for you,

Best Wishes Alex

 

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Spring Fair NEC Birmingham February 2020 https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2019/11/spring-fair-nec-birmingham-february-2020 In February 2020 I will be at the Spring Fair Trade show at Birmingham NEC.

I will have the full range of greeting cards, prints, mugs, keyrings etc with me.

There are now over 150 cards in the range, closer to the time I will post out the VIP invites to my stockists.

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There will be new cards added to each range, plus two new ranges of cards launched at The Spring Fair in February 2020.

I look forward to seeing my regular trade customers and meeting some new ones there.

Thanks

Alex

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Equestrian Photography - gift vouchers available for Christmas https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2019/10/equestrian-photography---gift-vouchers-available-for-christmas If you would like to buy a friend or loved one an Equestrian photo shoot for their Birthday or Christmas present then please get in touch, vouchers can be made to suit your budget and include all sorts of things from mugs and keychains, to canvases and framed prints, the choice is yours.

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Vouchers are gift wrapped and come complete with a card - blank inside for you to write and give with the gift voucher.

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I travel all over the country, so please just let me know where your yard or stable is when booking and I can let you know if extra mileage would need to be paid.

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They make amazing presents, capturing memories with horses and dogs that will last a lifetime, gift vouchers can include, prints, canvases, whatever you would like, the choice is yours.

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Whether you are wanting a piece of natural photo of your horse on a canvas or a piece of Fine Art to fill your wall at home or at work, please call for a chat and we can put you a gift voucher together or book you in for a photo shoot of your own.

Alex - 07885472010

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Wedding Photography - What Can I Do For You on Your Wedding Day https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2019/10/wedding-photography---what-can-i-do-for-you This blog is about Wedding photography,but from a slightly different perspective.

This blog is just about What I Can Do For You.

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This blog isn't about me - but about what I can offer you, what I can do for you as a wedding photographer on your Wedding Day.

The First thing that I offer you is Stress Free Wedding Photography - so one less thing to worry about on your wedding day.

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We meet a couple of times before your wedding day, if you would like a pre-wedding shoot to feel comfortable in front of the camera we can do this, as you need to feel comfortable in front of the camera - whether it's my camera or another photographers camera, ensure that you are comfortable with your photographer and that your not going to be pulling a strange crazy smile every time you realise that the camera is pointing in your direction.

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I can show you photographs from hundreds of weddings that I have photographed to help show you my style and also to help you see what type of images we can capture throughout the day at a range of different venues, both locally and countrywide.

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I discuss with you before your Wedding day which type of images you like and don't like, so that I know exactly what you would like. We can go to the venue and discuss your favourite spots and also back up locations if the weather is not as dry as we had hoped - as even if you are getting married in the Summer - having a back up plan helps keep the day stress free.

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I go through with you exactly what you are going to get from me - which is a memory stick of all of your images - Hi Resolution - with everything in colour and also a selection in black and white and if you like the mixed colour photos - you can have some of those too.

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If you decide you would like a wedding album, after you are married you can come back and we can sort out a wedding album. The reason why I don't include this in the price - is simple -  not everybody wants an album. So what I include in the price is ALL of the edited images from your wedding - i do not limit the number of images -I take out the blinkies and the ones where auntie Lulu doesn't look great, but all of the others - you get. Some photographers will tell you they give you 100 photos from your day - how do they know which ones are the most important?  Who chooses those 100 ? Surely if you are paying me for - however many hours you choose to pay me for, then you need to be getting ALL of the photos that I take for you during that time. That's the fair way of working. The images on the DVD or memory stick are then yours to have as many prints or canvases etc done as you wish. They are not for commercial use, so you can't sell them to magazines etc. But you can use them for your own personal use to do with as you please - make wall paper out of them if you wish ;-)

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OK so let's get to the money part then. What can I do for you when it comes to the money part???? I try and make this as easy as possible for you. if you decide that you would like to have me for the whole day - and we need to have my assistant there to, to cover groom prep as well as me covering bride prep and all the angles in church covered from two points of view etc etc. and you want to spend £1500 with me, then what I say to you is, you don't need to pay me a 50% deposit, if you would like to pay me monthly you can, or 3 monthly ,we can work out what works for you. So long as you pay a deposit and the balance is paid 30 days before your wedding, we can break the rest down into smaller payments - at no extra charge - this isn't any kind of credit agreement, it's just about making life as easy as we can for you.

Weddings are expensive times and stressful times and all I want to do for you is make it as Happy and stress free as I possibly can for you.

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Remember to ask your photographer plenty of questions when you book them - what happens if their car breaks down on the way to your wedding?

Are they insured ? What happens if they get sick/have an accident and can't come ?

What happens if you have to cancel or change your date ? I know most couples get insurance for this these days, but it's still worth asking the question.

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There are lots of things to discuss, so make sure that when you go to meet your photographer - or when they come to meet you, you have a pen and paper and are ready to take notes, and ask the questions you have noted down. 

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The last thing I will mention in this blog. Once I have seen a couple, often people will meet a few photographers before they book, if they don't book me and in the meantime I meet another couple for the same date who want to book me - I let them book me - I don't go back to check with the other couple first - I work on a first come first served basis - the first couple to complete their booking form and pay their deposit gets the day.

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I hope this helps you in your search for your photographer to capture your Wedding day. Don't forget to ask plenty of questions. Have fun. Alex

Get in touch and let me know where you are getting married and let's have a chat about your Wedding Day Photography. I photograph weddings all over Worcestershire, cover wedding photography across the West Midlands and travel all over the UK photographing weddings, so don't worry, no journey is too long.

 

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Commercial and Product Photography To Make you Stand Out From The Crowd https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2019/10/commercial-and-product-photography-to-make-you-stand-out-from-the-crowd It is difficult to stress to companies and small businesses just how crucial your online presence is, so many businesses are now just online, with no physical high street shop, it means that your online look is more important than ever and with the massive rise in image use on social media and more and more blogs and websites appearing every single day, as a business owner, you need to ensure that you establish your online brand well and stand out on the internet.

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As we all know, great images are a fundamental part of that, the images that you share of your products and what you do on social media represent you and your business, it is one of the most powerful tools to help promote you and what you do/make/sell etc. So if you haven't invested in a Professional Photographer to help you promote your business yet, you should get in touch soon.

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It's true, when they say, that you only get one chance to make a great first impression and here at Alex Sharp Photography I will ensure that the images I capture for you do just that, I can supply product shots for your brochures, catalogues, web shop, posters and leaflets etc, but also supply you with a stock of imagery for your social media posts.

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It doesn't matter whether you run a product or service based business, we can work together to create images that show your brand off and help to entice the buyers in. Showing your customers exactly what you do, make or what services you offer just by looking at the images we produce. As most people buy into images online these days and a quick glance is all it takes for the potential buyer to stay on your website, read your Blog Post or quickly move on to the next.

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Let's face it, if you click onto a website and the images are bad and you can't see products or services properly, you don't stay on the site, you move to the next one, and so if you own an actual shop, you wouldn’t expect to attract customers inside if the exterior had peeling paint or a broken window and no real identity of who you are and what you sell ?

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Well that is how you need to think about your online presence  - it is your shop-front and so you need to keep changing the window display to show people you aren't letting it fall stagnant, but you love what you do and you have created a good looking, professional and inviting shop for them to want to come on in and visit.

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I also have Flatlay photography Backgrounds that I can teach you to use so that you can continue to get some great extra photos of your products yourself, these photography backgrounds can be made to match your website too to help you keep your branding consistent.

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The images you share need to be consistent across your blog, website and other social media posts, so that people can see the standard of your work, product and service and when you are competing against so many other visuals you need to make sure yours is up there with the best. So many people buy their goods online these days that good product/service photography makes the difference between a sale or no sale.    

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If you need a model this can also be organized. I photograph a range of different products, both at my studio and on location. I have been photographing jewellery for the last 15 years and so have plenty of experience with both high end jewellery and fashion jewellery as well as a variety of gemstones and the lighting required to get the most from the gemstone. Other products that I photograph have ranged from cars and motorcycles to handbags, engineered parts, furniture, large machinery, soft toys and clothing to name a few. I photograph products for companies up and down the country, I am based in Dodford, near Bromsgrove in Worcestershire, but travel all over the country.

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Whether you have a brief for me to work to, or whether you need me to give you some ideas about what would work best for your product, I can offer all kinds of creative solutions to help you get the best from your product to help you to achieve the best sales possible for your target audience.

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I photograph products all over the West Midlands and Worcestershire as well as traveling across the country when necessary to photograph products in situ when they are too large/or expensive to be moved. If you would like to have a chat about your product photography requirements please call me on 07885472010 or email me: alex@alexsharp.co.uk

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What's happened in the First week of October at Alex Sharp Photography https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2019/10/whats-happened-in-the-first-week-of-october-at-alex-sharp-photography
October

(Apart from there being a lot of rain.....)

October is here and the first week has already starting off busy with a Tipi wedding in Wroxeter tomorrow and another wedding booking for next summer.

Two more high street shops have started selling my greetings cards, which is great and new products are going in the Etsy shop later today.

What else do I do when I'm not out shooting things with my camera? I have a new range of greeting cards that I have designed and sent to the printers, notebooks and other items will follow shortly, they are the wolf cards and a percentage of profits will be going to the Wolf and Dog development centre in Cornwall.

I also have to start uploading all of the Christmas products onto my online shop  - which means photographing, uploading and writing all of the descriptions, it all takes time.

I also put the calendar together for HEART Welfare - the husky rescue team where Loui came from, the calendars are great, I don't charge them for my time, and all profits from the calendar sales goes towards helping the dogs which is what it's all about - every dog deserves the best life it can have.x

I have a couple of equestrian photo shoots too if the weather clear up.... fingers crossed.

Plus I have a few wedding albums to get finished and a commercial product shoot.

If you have any product that you need photographing before Christmas, get in touch sooner rather than later.

Have a great week.

Alex

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September ..... where did it go :-) https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2019/10/september-where-did-it-go Hello Again,

Once again a whole month has been gone and run away with me.... it's been a crazy year so far and every time I think it may quieten down a little..... it doesn't.

I'm not moaning, being busy with work is great, it means I'm not worrying about being quiet.....

Quiet moments are good, they enable me to catch up on blogging and other things I have missed, but they never last long.

So what happened during September?

Well I had three weddings to photograph - a couple were slightly damp, you never know what will happen with the weddings in the UK, no matter what month you are getting married in, there is no guarantee of good weather.

I have also had several wedding bookings for next year and 2021 and so, the first thing I want to say is, for the people that I have already had to turn away I'm sorry..... but I'm booking up super fast for 2020, so I find myself saying the same again as I did last year and in previous years, please please don't think you can ask the photographer you really want to shoot your wedding last after you've done everything else - if you have set your date - let me know straight away....I have no Saturdays left in June next year already....

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What else happened in September ?

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So some Swimming in the sea for the lovely Loui :-)I had a long weekend in Salcombe, with Hubby, Eli, Loui and some friends with their beagles and a lovely break it was. From there I carried on over to the Wolf and Dog Development centre in Cornwall to photograph the wolves. What an amazing experience it was.

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Yes that is a fox at the end there - they have a rescue fox that lives there with them - he's gorgeous, and he's 10 years old.

Next up, I've been selling quite a lot of Gift Vouchers for Equestrian photo shoots and Working dog/pet dog photo shoots too.

Some were for Birthday gifts and a couple of people who are very organised have started their Christmas shopping and bought Christmas Gift Vouchers from me already. Gift vouchers can have a message of your choice on, they can be for any amount from £75+ and so include the photo shoot, plus prints, or a canvas, or all of the images on USB, or whatever you would like them t include really, the choice is yours.

Don't leave it until the last minute to order your vouchers - get them bought wrapped and done, Christmas vouchers are valid for the whole of 2020.

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There was also the usual mix of commercial work this month, including finishing off following a farrier around, to produce an album for him with some fabulous shots, it was great. I have photographed some glamping safari tents at Ling farm opposite the Safari park.

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Plus I got to do photographs for the fabulous artist Jeremy Houghton, whose work is really wonderful. He is such an amazing talent, if you don't know his work - here's the link - https://www.jeremyhoughton.co.uk/

Lastly, I started the month off at The Autunm fair at the NEC, probably one of the most stressful things I have done this year, the shows cost a lot to do and then there's getting all of the greeting cards, coasters, notebooks etc ready and printed for the show, I had to change suppliers a couple of times, for various reasons.... but I got there, and the stress was worth it, I have 12 new shops that I now sell my products through, plus the 12 I already had, and since the show I've had more get in touch to start selling my products too. So I'm now getting the new ranges ready for the NEC Trade Spring Fair at the start of February 2020.

The link to my online shop for buying my cards, notebooks, coasters, mugs etc is below. There will be more product appearing on there over the next few days as I have more cards coming in tomorrow and framed prints arriving too. The wolf products will start appearing in around a week - watch this space.

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So on the whole an amazing month - let's hope October is just as fabulous - if not more so.

This month I've had many people tell me how fabulous they think my job is - to be honest - they're not wrong :-)

I love my job.

I also need to congratulate Charli, a young lady who came on my wedding training session at Grafton Manor earlier this year, she has booked her first paid wedding, she is very talented and just needed some pointers and encouragement - I share this with you to help those of you who want to make a change in your life - if you take the baby steps towards the goal, you will get there, if you want to make changes and change your career, way of living etc. it can be done. She did the training day in March and by September she has started booking in her own weddings... well done to her, IT'S BRILLIANT.

Look out for October news coming soon :-)

 

 

 

 

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Autumn Fair 2019 Hall 6 Stand B25 https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2019/8/autumn-fair-2019 From 1st-4th September you will find me in Hall 6 on stand B25 at the Autumn Fair at The NEC in Birmingham. Launching my card ranges, mugs, coasters and Notebooks to the world.

This is a business Trade show, the UK'S largest, so if you are in need of some new cards, or giftwares for your shop for Christmas or before, then why not come along and see what we have on offer.

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Wedding Photography Over the last 12 months https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2019/7/wedding-photography-worcestershire Hi, I just thought I would share some photos from weddings over the past year, this is just a few of them, I'll share more next week.

If you would like to check if I am available for your wedding day please email or call me, thanks.

 

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I travel up an down the country for weddings as well as the more local counties of Shropshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

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Congratulations to all of the couples I have met and been a part of your day over the last 12 months. I hope you all live Happily Ever After with lives full of love and happiness together.

Here's hoping that tomorrow's wedding is dry, as I've heard there may be rain.....

Have a fabulous weekend everybody,

Alex

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June was a crazy month https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2019/7/june-was-a-crazy-month Apologies for the lack of posting for the last month or so, June in particular was a very busy month, with family commitments and lots of weddings and equestrian photo shoots and commercial work too, July has started equally as busy, but I wanted to share some images of what I have been up to.

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Lots of people have no idea what we get up to when we're not actually out camera in hand taking the photos. A long with that of course is the editing of those photos, answering enquiries - for weddings, commercial and equestrian photo shoots.

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When I book a wedding there is then a meet up with the bride and groom to be, to discuss their big day, their timings etc.

Last month I also had a couple of days at the Confetti Fields doing family photo shoots, so afterwards there is ordering of prints and canvases and doing USB's for people who want everything from their photo shoots.

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I forget all of the jobs I do - but ordering bespoke items is something else I do, regular items can be purchased through peoples online galleries of course.

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I also have to order items in - sparkly heart USB's and the packaging for the USB'S too. I design wedding albums for any of my couples who decide they want a wedding album too, a couple of weeks ago I also photographed a christening for a young couple and in June I  had 3 trips to London - all work related....

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You see as well as photographing weddings, commercial/products, horses, dogs etc I also submit images to libraries and earn money from my images that way too, plus I shoot and use my images on my own range of greeting cards and then publish these and sell them on through shops and online shops etc. There's a lot going on at Alex Sharp Photography at the moment, I will be exhibiting at the Autumn Fair in September and I've applied to do PG Live in London next year and I will also probably be at The Spring Fair at the NEC 2020 too.

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So with 6 weddings, 3 trips to London, horse photo shoots, a christening, plus commercial work, family photo shoots at the confetti fields, followed by the poppy fields in Bewdley and very sadly a family funeral to go to, plus I sold my cottage, I think it's fair to say that June totally wiped me out, hence on 28th June we had a short 6 day family break to Salcombe :-)

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I Recharged my batteries - I did nothing but walk the dogs, take a few snaps - which actually entails, playing with my drone and the underwater Ikelite housing - it's how photographers relax lol and then drink coffee and sit and do nothing - sometimes sleeping and doing nothing is all we can do when we need to recharge the batteries.... mentally exhausted.....

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So it meant for the start of my July weddings I was back on it and ready to go. So here's to another amazing month of weddings and I'm guessing what may be several hours of preperation for the Autumn Fair as it's about 7 or 8 weeks away now.

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Have a fabulous summer, I will post again soon, and of course if you have any questions, would like to book in a photo shoot for your horse, dogs, yourself or for a wedding or your products please just get in touch.

Thanks

Alex

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Wedding Photography at Manor Hill House, Upton Warren, Worcestershire. https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2019/5/wedding-photography-at-manor-hill-house-upton-warren-worcestershire Manor Hill House Wedding Photography is the topic for today's blog.

The link to their website is also below for you.

https://www.manorhillhouse.co.uk/weddings/

Manor Hill House is an exclusive wedding venue - so if you book it for your wedding that means you wont bump into anybody else at the venue apart from your wedding guests, they do not have anybody else staying there whilst you are there, it's all yours :-)

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This is great as it means I don't have to worry about who is with the wedding party - as everybody there is there for your wedding.

They have 5 rooms for guests to stay in and there is also a Holiday Inn close by for anybody else that would like to stay over.

There is also an outside area as a new choice for outdoors weddings if you are lucky with the weather ;-)

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I love the people at Manor Hill House - they are friendly but professional, so you know that your day will run like clockwork and your food will be served on time - piping hot and will be very tasty too.

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There are plenty of photography options at Manor Hill House too, both inside for Bride Prep and on the Dance floor too of course, but also outside in the fields, lanes and gardens that surround the venue.

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Jack is also very popular and features in many weddings that I have photographed at Manor Hill House - Jack of course is the owners horse, he's a lovely lad and always poses very well for his photo with folks. Bride prep at Manor Hill House is always lovely to photograph too, the room is beautifully light and before people start arriving brides can often be found having lunch or breakfast out on the front lawn, which is such a fabulous way to start your wedding day preparations.

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Manor Hill House is in Upton Warren near Wychbold. You can see from the photos above it is a well kept house set in really pretty grounds, it also has space on the front lawns for games, bouncy castles and the like to keep the kids entertained and also the balcony that looks down over the front lawn is a great spot to do the big group shot from, which is always useful :-)

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You can also choose to have your Wedding Breakfast in the marquee, which from a photographers point of view is once again very light for photographs - and if it's hot in the summer, the sides can be rolled up too.

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For My next wedding photography blog I will blog about Grafton Manor.

In the meantime, if you have set your date and would like to have a chat about your wedding day - wherever you are getting married, please just give me a call or drop me an email and I can let you know if i'm available and we can have a chat about exactly what you would like  for your wedding day.

Best Wishes

Alex

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Wedding Photography at Cleobury Mortimer https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2019/5/wedding-photography-at-cleobury-mortimer I have photographed lots of weddings at St Mary's Church in Cleobury Mortimer. It is a stunning church. Really pretty.

 

The church of St Mary’s is situated right in the centre of the town of Cleobury Mortimer (Shropshire).  St Mary's church dates from c1160 with rebuilding and extensions during 14th and 15th centuries.  It was restored in 1874-5 by Sir Gilbert Scott and its prominent features are the leaning walls and twisted spire which forms a distinctive local landmark. 

The above photograph was taken in the doorway of Cleobury mortimer church - as the happy couple were leaving.

 

If you want to go and have a look at the church and see it if is the church for your special day it is open between 10.00 – 16.00 each day, so why not pay a visit and see how special your wedding day would be with this church at the centre of it.

Their reception and first dance below was at Rock village hall, decorated beautifully and a great place to have your reception after getting married at St Mary's Church in Cleobury Mortimer.  I have covered wedding photography in Cleobury Mortimer for several years now, if you would like to see more of my images from Cleobury Mortimer weddings please just get in touch.

If Cleobury Mortimer church is where you are getting married and you would like to have an informal chat about your wedding photography please just give me a call on 07885472010 Thank you.

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Equestrian and Canine portraits https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2019/5/equestrian-and-canine-portraits Don't forget to get your Horse and Dog portraits booked in whilst the weather is good, we can meet at your yard or in a field close to your yard, wherever you prefer. If you have dogs, we can go on your favourite walk, meet at the park, or I have a field we can use, we can meet wherever you would like.

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Photo shoots start from £75 including a 12x8 inch print of your choice.

To have a chat about exactly what you would like or if you would like to buy a gift voucher for somebody or if you would like to book in please call me on 07885472010 or email me alex@alexsharp.co.uk

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I have photographed several weddings at Arley Arboretum, the trees and gardens are amazing.

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The church is right next to the gardens and so guests only have a short walk from the chapel to the Italian Gardens and their Reception.

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It is a pretty church with a sloping drive up towards it, makes for a great walk through when the confetti is being thrown ;-)

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The Italian Gardens are a stunning setting for casual photos and also for group shots. Arley Arboretum has had a lot of excellent work done on the Italian Gardens in the last couple of years and so now for Wedding Photography it really is a wedding photographers dream.

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The marquee out on the front lawn is in a truly beautiful setting, huge lawns for guests to walk around and plenty of room for kids to play and run around, quite safely within view of their parents.

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The light inside the marquee was fabulous, very soft and flattering, each time I have been there different size marquees have been used, but no matter how large or small they seem to fit into the front lawned area magnificently.

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If you would like to see more images from weddings and parties that I have photographed at Arley Arboretum in Worcestershire you can email me at: alex@alexsharp.co.uk or call me on 07885472010

 

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Product Photography Free Hints and Tips Download https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2019/4/product-photography-free-hints-and-tips-download Today I have a free download for you, for those of you who photograph products of any type from Jewellery to food, I have a free download full of hints and tips, plus a couple of ideas for your Blog.

Just drop me a message through my contact page and I will email the link over for the downloadable PDF file for you.

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I have been a Product Photographer for over 20 years and so if you have tried to photograph your products yourself or need some extra help with more challenging photos, please just drop me a line and I can give you a quote or offer some one to one tuition.

For the Free PDF or for more information email me @ alex@alexsharp.co.uk

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Sherbourne Park Wedding Photography https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2019/4/sherbourne-park-wedding-photography A great venue I photographed a wedding at is Sherbourne Park near Warwick. An amazing wedding venue in Warwickshire.

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It is a large country home with rooms for guests to stay, stunning gardens, fields a small lake and also a swimming pool.

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Sherbourne church sits just at the end of the lawned garden and can be seen here behind the bride and her horse.

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To give you an idea of what it is like there, Sherbourne Park is a very impressive Grade II listed Georgian house set on a large estate between Warwick and Stratford upon Avon.

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Julia and Andy's wedding was blighted by rain and so what started out to be an outdoor ceremony had to be quickly changed at the last minute to an indoor ceremony, this did not dampen the happiness and enjoyment of the day though, a wonderful time was had by all.

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Its located in Central England and has easy access to the M40 which makes the house a really convenient and elegant Wedding Venue, or other party venue come to think of it.

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Sherbourne Park lies 3 miles to the west of the ancient town of Warwick on the banks of the River Avon between the hamlet of Sherbourne and village of Barford. It is approached by a long private drive through parkland. As you drive off the main road and up towards the house, there are sheep and horses in the fields along side the drive which is just lovely. Also Junction 15 of the M40 is just1 mile away, so it really is easy access for any friends and family or work colleagues that are traveling to get to you...

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The Estate has been held in the Ryland family for the past two centuries and is run by Robin and Lucy Smith-Ryland as a Wedding and Corporate venue alongside an agricultural and sporting enterprise including the River Avon and woodland. Robin and his family make everybody feel very welcome.

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Even on a damp day it is a spectacular venue with plenty of room for kids to run around and enjoy themselves and for guests to stroll around either inside the house or outside in the grounds.

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Bride and Groom cutting their cake  in a large marquee at Sherbourne Park near Warwick.

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I have been a Professional Photographer for over 20 years. I photograph around 30 weddings a year and so if you have your date set please get in touch to see if I am available and if so we can meet up for a chat and you can view some more of my work and you can see if I am the photographer for you.

 

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Commercial and Product Photography To Make you Stand Out From The Crowd https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2019/4/commercial-and-product-photography-to-make-you-stand-out-from-the-crowd It is difficult to stress to companies and small businesses just how crucial your online presence is, so many businesses are now just online, with no physical high street shop, it means that your online look is more important than ever and with the massive rise in image use on social media and more and more blogs and websites appearing every single day, as a business owner, you need to ensure that you establish your online brand well and stand out on the internet.

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As we all know, great images are a fundamental part of that, the images that you share of your products and what you do on social media represent you and your business, it is one of the most powerful tools to help promote you and what you do/make/sell etc. So if you haven't invested in a Professional Photographer to help you promote your business yet, you should get in touch soon.

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It's true, when they say, that you only get one chance to make a great first impression and here at Alex Sharp Photography I will ensure that the images I capture for you do just that, I can supply product shots for your brochures, catalogues, web shop, posters and leaflets etc, but also supply you with a stock of imagery for your social media posts.

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It doesn't matter whether you run a product or service based business, we can work together to create images that show your brand off and help to entice the buyers in. Showing your customers exactly what you do, make or what services you offer just by looking at the images we produce. As most people buy into images online these days and a quick glance is all it takes for the potential buyer to stay on your website, read your Blog Post or quickly move on to the next.

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Let's face it, if you click onto a website and the images are bad and you can't see products or services properly, you don't stay on the site, you move to the next one, and so if you own an actual shop, you wouldn’t expect to attract customers inside if the exterior had peeling paint or a broken window and no real identity of who you are and what you sell ?

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Well that is how you need to think about your online presence  - it is your shop-front and so you need to keep changing the window display to show people you aren't letting it fall stagnant, but you love what you do and you have created a good looking, professional and inviting shop for them to want to come on in and visit.

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I also have Flatlay photography Backgrounds that I can teach you to use so that you can continue to get some great extra photos of your products yourself, these photography backgrounds can be made to match your website too to help you keep your branding consistent.

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The images you share need to be consistent across your blog, website and other social media posts, so that people can see the standard of your work, product and service and when you are competing against so many other visuals you need to make sure yours is up there with the best. So many people buy their goods online these days that good product/service photography makes the difference between a sale or no sale.    

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If you need a model this can also be organized. I photograph a range of different products, both at my studio and on location. I have been photographing jewellery for the last 15 years and so have plenty of experience with both high end jewellery and fashion jewellery as well as a variety of gemstones and the lighting required to get the most from the gemstone. Other products that I photograph have ranged from cars and motorcycles to handbags, engineered parts, furniture, large machinery, soft toys and clothing to name a few. I photograph products for companies up and down the country, I am based in Dodford, near Bromsgrove in Worcestershire, but travel all over the country.

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Whether you have a brief for me to work to, or whether you need me to give you some ideas about what would work best for your product, I can offer all kinds of creative solutions to help you get the best from your product to help you to achieve the best sales possible for your target audience.

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I photograph products all over the West Midlands and Worcestershire as well as traveling across the country when necessary to photograph products in situ when they are too large/or expensive to be moved. If you would like to have a chat about your product photography requirements please call me on 07885472010 or email me: alex@alexsharp.co.uk

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Wedding Photography in Worcestershire and the West Midlands https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2019/4/wedding-photography-in-worcestershire-and-the-west-midlands I am now taking bookings for Wedding photography right through to the middle of 2021. If you have your wedding day booked, don't leave everything else until the last minute.

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I photograph weddings across the UK, but mainly cover Weddings in West Midlands, wedding photography in Worcestershire and also wedding photography in Warwickshire. I am a wedding photographer based in Bromsgrove, but travel all over the UK to photograph weddings.

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If you would like to have a chat about your wedding photography and what you would like from your wedding day photos please just drop me a line or call with your wedding date and if I am still available we can arrange to get together and have a chat.

If you would like an engagement shoot, they're a great way to get used to the camera and also get a photo for your save the date cards ;-)

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I have photographed over 500 weddings across the country, so have plenty of experience.

Why not call me for an informal chat about your wedding day.

Call Alex on 07885472010 or email me alex@alexsharp.co.uk

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How to Make your online store look fabulous :-) https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2019/4/how-to-make-your-online-store-look-fabulous A lot of people have their own online shops these days, setting up your own business via the internet is becoming more and more popular as more people want to work for themselves and become their own boss and in charge of their own destiny - and who can blame you all :-)

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There is plenty to think about when creating your own website, there is so much competition these days that you have to get your website looking good, with all of the correct information.

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Then of course comes the images, whether you are selling a service or an actual product, you need good images. You also need to have a supply of images for banners and weekly offers, business cards, leaflets etc. This is so that you can update your page regularly and visitors wont keep seeing the same images each week when they come to your website to see what's new.

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When you have your products photographed think about whether you need them photographing on a white background as well as having them photographed in a more interesting way for your own website. Why on white? If you want to sell your products on ebay, NotOnTheHighStreet or Etsy for example they like to have white/pale backgrounds, where as this may be not what you want for your website. Something to think about when you're planning your website.

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Think about the colours you would like in the background and what will work with your website/brand/logo and whether you will want to change the colours with the times of the year.

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Stourport Manor Hotel Wedding Photography https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2019/4/stourport-manor-hotel-wedding-photography Here is a wedding I shot earlier this year at Stourport Manor Hotel.

It caters for all sizes of weddings and has lots of grounds for those who are lucky enough to have a sunny day and can spend their time there outside.

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What are you looking for in your wedding venue - exclusive use - large venue - do you have 12 wedding guests or 200 wedding guests - think about what you need exactly and it helps narrow down the venues that you should be looking at - do you want a modern contemporary venue or country house style ???? lots to think about - do you have a lot of children going to the wedding - will the venue you choose have plenty of grounds for them to run around safely in?

Choose wisely, go and look at plenty of venues before you book, don't let a venue bully you into booking them, make sure you are 100% happy and comfortable with your choice before you pay your deposit, that doesn't just go for venues, the same rule applies to wedding cars, , florists, photographer, videographers and every other supplier you need to book, make sure you are happy with your chosen suppliers and that they will do the job exactly as you want it done - this all adds up to ensure that you have the most stress free day possible - and that's what you want as this enables you to enjoy your day without stressing about anything :-)

If you would like to have a chat about your wedding photography call me on 07885472010 or email me for my latest offers on alex@alexsharp.co.uk

 

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Equestrian Photography https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2019/4/equestrian-photography As the weather changes into Spring days with gorgeous blossom backdrops, it's time to get the mud off your horse, a brush through their mane and a call to myself for your equestrian photo shoot ;-)

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I am now taking bookings for Equestrian photo shoots throughout the summer, please book in early as with the weather picking up I have already started this seasons Horse portraits and am booking up fast.

I can also do Gift Vouchers as Birthday gifts for that someone special in your life, they make a great gift.


If you would like to book in please just get in touch to have a chat about your requirements, canvases and acrylic blocks, keyrings, mugs and framed prints are also available.

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Equestrian photo shoots create some fabulous memories for you for many years to come.

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Working with people and their horses is just lovely, you see the bond that they have and get to capture those special moments.

Call me or email to book in.

Call me on 07885472010 or Email alex@alexsharp.co.uk

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Whether you are wanting a piece of fine art or a piece of Fina Art to fill your wall at home or at work, please just call for a chat.

 I do Equestrian Photography right across Worcestershire, Hereford, Wales, West Midlands, Warwickshire, if you would like to meet me and have a chat about your requirements I will also be at the Horse of the Year show 2014 at the NEC in October.

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Bromsgrove Wedding Photographer https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2019/4/bromsgrove-wedding-phootgrapher Todays' Blog is about all of the wedding photography that I cover in Bromsgrove. I now live in Dodford, which is half way between Chaddesley Corbett and Bromsgrove and so as you can imagine I cover a lot of weddings in the Bromsgrove area.

 

Venues that I photograph weddings at regularly around Bromsgrove include;

Manor Hill House wedding photography, Grafton Manor weddings, Brockencote Hall wedding photography in Chaddesley Corbett, Dodford Church, St Peter's Church in  Bromsgrove, St John's Church in Bromsgrove, Stone Manor wedding photography in Stone, Red House Barns wedding photography, the Dodford Inn and The Nailer's Arms are venues I have photographed wedding receptions at. I have also photographed weddings at The Bromsgrove Holiday Inn and the Bromsgrove Hilton too.

The Bromsgrove area has many many wedding venues and they all offer different pros and cons depending on what size wedding you are having and whether you are looking for an exclusive venue or if you prefer a large hotel wedding that has the facility of being able to offer lots of bedrooms for your guests etc etc.

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The wedding photography above  and below is from Manor Hill House in Upton Warren.

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The wedding photography images below are from Red House Barns and Grafton Manor in Bromsgrove

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The wedding photography below is from The Crown and Sandys in Ombersley, so still very local and another great venue.

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Here are some more wedding photographs from Red House Barns in Stoke Prior below.

The selection of wedding photography below is all from Brockencote Hall in Chaddesley Corbett.

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We mustn't forget of course another fabulous wedding venue in Bromsgrove and that is Avoncroft Museum, a wedding photographers dream :-)

If you have your wedding booked but haven't yet booked your wedding photographer, whether your wedding is at one of the many Bromsgrove wedding venues or elsewhere, please just get in touch and I can let you know if I am available for your wedding day.

Tel: 07885472010  Email: alex@alexsharp.co.uk

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Wedding Photography - What Can I Do For You https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2019/4/wedding-photography---what-can-i-do-for-you This blog is about Wedding photography,but from a slightly different perspective.

This blog is just about What I Can Do For You.

 

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This blog isn't about me - but about what I can offer you, what I can do for you as a wedding photographer on your Wedding Day.

The First thing that I offer you is Stress Free Wedding Photography - so one less thing to worry about on your wedding day.

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We meet a couple of times before your wedding day, if you would like a pre-wedding shoot to feel comfortable in front of the camera we can do this, as you need to feel comfortable in front of the camera - whether it's my camera or another photographers camera, ensure that you are comfortable with your photographer and that your not going to be pulling a strange crazy smile every time you realise that the camera is pointing in your direction.

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I can show you photographs from hundreds of weddings that I have photographed to help show you my style and also to help you see what type of images we can capture throughout the day at a range of different venues, both locally and countrywide.

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I discuss with you before your Wedding day which type of images you like and don't like, so that I know exactly what you would like. We can go to the venue and discuss your favourite spots and also back up locations if the weather is not as dry as we had hoped - as even if you are getting married in the Summer - having a back up plan helps keep the day stress free.

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I go through with you exactly what you are going to get from me - which is a memory stick of all of your images - Hi Resolution - with everything in colour and also a selection in black and white and if you like the mixed colour photos - you can have some of those too.

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If you decide you would like a wedding album, after you are married you can come back and we can sort out a wedding album. The reason why I don't include this in the price - is simple -  not everybody wants an album. So what I include in the price is ALL of the edited images from your wedding - i do not limit the number of images -I take out the blinkies and the ones where auntie Lulu doesn't look great, but all of the others - you get. Some photographers will tell you they give you 100 photos from your day - how do they know which ones are the most important?  Who chooses those 100 ? Surely if you are paying me for - however many hours you choose to pay me for, then you need to be getting ALL of the photos that I take for you during that time. That's the fair way of working. The images on the DVD or memory stick are then yours to have as many prints or canvases etc done as you wish. They are not for commercial use, so you can't sell them to magazines etc. But you can use them for your own personal use to do with as you please - make wall paper out of them if you wish ;-)

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OK so let's get to the money part then. What can I do for you when it comes to the money part???? I try and make this as easy as possible for you. if you decide that you would like to have me for the whole day - and we need to have my assistant there to, to cover groom prep as well as me covering bride prep and all the angles in church covered from two points of view etc etc. and you want to spend £1500 with me, then what I say to you is, you don't need to pay me a 50% deposit, if you would like to pay me monthly you can, or 3 monthly ,we can work out what works for you. So long as you pay a deposit and the balance is paid 30 days before your wedding, we can break the rest down into smaller payments - at no extra charge - this isn't any kind of credit agreement, it's just about making life as easy as we can for you.

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Weddings are expensive times and stressful times and all I want to do for you is make it as Happy and stress free as I possibly can for you.

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Remember to ask your photographer plenty of questions when you book them - what happens if their car breaks down on the way to your wedding?

Are they insured ? What happens if they get sick/have an accident and can't come ?

What happens if you have to cancel or change your date ? I know most couples get insurance for this these days, but it's still worth asking the question.

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There are lots of things to discuss, so make sure that when you go to meet your photographer - or when they come to meet you, you have a pen and paper and are ready to take notes, and ask the questions you have noted down. 218218

 

The last thing I will mention in this blog. Once I have seen a couple, often people will meet a few photographers before they book, if they don't book me and in the meantime I meet another couple for the same date who want to book me - I let them book me - I don't go back to check with the other couple first - I work on a first come first served basis - the first couple to complete their booking form and pay their deposit gets the day.

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I hope this helps you in your search for your photographer to capture your Wedding day. Don't forget to ask plenty of questions. Have fun. Alex

 

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I have been photographing jewellery for nearly 20 years now, whether you need some new images for different seasons, or to advertise special days/season's coming up  - Christmas, Valentines Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, etc. or if you have a new range of products that you want to launch, you need to make sure that your products look good. They need to look their absolute best to catch peoples eye, to stop them jumping from your website off to somebody else's website.

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It doesn't matter if your jewellery is silver with no gemstones, high end diamond jewellery, or something in between, it still needs to look its' best to attract attention. I also recommend that you have 3 or 4 images to show customers of each piece, this way your potential clients can get a good feel of how the piece of jewellery really looks. It also reduces returns, as customers can truly see what they are going to receive.

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Jewellery photography can be done at your shop or workshop if you prefer, or if your products are high value and need to remain on your premises that is fine I can come to you to photograph them.

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If you need a mix of photos for social media, for your website banners, blog posts, Instagram, facebook and Twitter feeds, I can also shoot plenty of images for this purpose too for you.

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Jewellery can be photographed on any colour background you would like, black, white, texture, or in a lifestyle set up, whatever you need for your website and other uses.

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If you need your products photographed on a model, I can arrange that for you to, male, female models of all ages can be organised.

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To get a quote for you jewellery photography let me know how many products you have and a rough idea of how you would like them photographing or if you prefer to have a chat about it you can call me on 07885472010 or email: alex@alexsharp.co.uk

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I look forward to hearing from you and seeing your jewellery, if you would like to have a couple of test shots done before you commit to having many pieces of jewellery photographed that can be arranged too.

Thanks

Alex

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Wedding Photography at Old Rectory House Hotel in Ipsley Redditch https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2019/3/wedding-photography-at-old-rectory-house-hotel-in-ipsley-redditch Jess and Keith got married at Old Rectory House in Ipsley, Redditch and what a stunning venue it is.

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There are so many fabulous things I can say about this venue - the staff are lovely, warm and welcoming, nothing is too much trouble.

The place is beautifully clean - the decor is wonderful, with quirky items dotted about.

It is an English Country Gem of a House, tucked away in Redditch - that you just wouldn't expect to find.

Jess and Keith got married at Bromsgrove Registry Office and then had their Wedding Reception at Old Rectory House in Ipsley, here's a few photos from their day.

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Their wedding reception tables were decorated with Autumnal leaves, lego and squashes - brilliant. Old rectory house hotel wedding photography Alex SharpOld rectory house hotel wedding photography Alex Sharp

The Grounds at Old Rectory House are beautiful for Bride and Groom photos.

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If you want to bring your horse there's room to have photos with him too ;-)

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Crazy sparkler action at the end of their day at Old Rectory House in Ipsley Redditch, a wonderful wedding venue.

If you are planning your wedding and have your date booked at your chosen venue, please feel free to give me a call and have a chat about exactly what you would like for your wedding photography.

Alex - 07885472010

 

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Wedding Photography Training Day 5th April 2019 at Grafton manor in Bromsgrove. https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2019/3/wedding-photography-training-day-5th-april-2019-at-grafton-manor-in-bromsgrove Wedding workshop 2019 Vis_Alex 2Wedding workshop 2019 Vis_Alex 2

So you want to be a wedding photographer ? Well if it's something you've ever given a moments thought to and would like to find out what it's like and have a go and grabbing yourself some photos, this day is for you. We will give you insights into what it's like, plus photo opportunities and pretty much everything you need to know and all of this for just £99 including your lunch and a fabulous venue and two ladies with lots of Wedding photography experience.

This is not for you if you need to learn how to use your camera.... this is for you if you know how to use your camera and want to take your photography to the next level and maybe start to earn a living from photographing weddings.

We will make sure your day is fun and informative, plus you will go away with lots of ideas and enthusiasm to move forward.

Call me or email for more information.

Spaces are limited to 20.

 

 

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Wedding Photography - What Can I Do For You on Your Wedding Day https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2019/3/wedding-photography---what-can-i-do-for-you This blog is about Wedding photography,but from a slightly different perspective.

This blog is just about What I Can Do For You.

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This blog isn't about me - but about what I can offer you, what I can do for you as a wedding photographer on your Wedding Day.

The First thing that I offer you is Stress Free Wedding Photography - so one less thing to worry about on your wedding day.

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We meet a couple of times before your wedding day, if you would like a pre-wedding shoot to feel comfortable in front of the camera we can do this, as you need to feel comfortable in front of the camera - whether it's my camera or another photographers camera, ensure that you are comfortable with your photographer and that your not going to be pulling a strange crazy smile every time you realise that the camera is pointing in your direction.

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I can show you photographs from hundreds of weddings that I have photographed to help show you my style and also to help you see what type of images we can capture throughout the day at a range of different venues, both locally and countrywide.

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I discuss with you before your Wedding day which type of images you like and don't like, so that I know exactly what you would like. We can go to the venue and discuss your favourite spots and also back up locations if the weather is not as dry as we had hoped - as even if you are getting married in the Summer - having a back up plan helps keep the day stress free.

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I go through with you exactly what you are going to get from me - which is a memory stick of all of your images - Hi Resolution - with everything in colour and also a selection in black and white and if you like the mixed colour photos - you can have some of those too.

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If you decide you would like a wedding album, after you are married you can come back and we can sort out a wedding album. The reason why I don't include this in the price - is simple -  not everybody wants an album. So what I include in the price is ALL of the edited images from your wedding - i do not limit the number of images -I take out the blinkies and the ones where auntie Lulu doesn't look great, but all of the others - you get. Some photographers will tell you they give you 100 photos from your day - how do they know which ones are the most important?  Who chooses those 100 ? Surely if you are paying me for - however many hours you choose to pay me for, then you need to be getting ALL of the photos that I take for you during that time. That's the fair way of working. The images on the DVD or memory stick are then yours to have as many prints or canvases etc done as you wish. They are not for commercial use, so you can't sell them to magazines etc. But you can use them for your own personal use to do with as you please - make wall paper out of them if you wish ;-)

OK so let's get to the money part then. What can I do for you when it comes to the money part???? I try and make this as easy as possible for you. if you decide that you would like to have me for the whole day - and we need to have my assistant there to, to cover groom prep as well as me covering bride prep and all the angles in church covered from two points of view etc etc. and you want to spend £1500 with me, then what I say to you is, you don't need to pay me a 50% deposit, if you would like to pay me monthly you can, or 3 monthly ,we can work out what works for you. So long as you pay a deposit and the balance is paid 30 days before your wedding, we can break the rest down into smaller payments - at no extra charge - this isn't any kind of credit agreement, it's just about making life as easy as we can for you.

Weddings are expensive times and stressful times and all I want to do for you is make it as Happy and stress free as I possibly can for you.

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Remember to ask your photographer plenty of questions when you book them - what happens if their car breaks down on the way to your wedding?

Are they insured ? What happens if they get sick/have an accident and can't come ?

What happens if you have to cancel or change your date ? I know most couples get insurance for this these days, but it's still worth asking the question.

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There are lots of things to discuss, so make sure that when you go to meet your photographer - or when they come to meet you, you have a pen and paper and are ready to take notes, and ask the questions you have noted down. 

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The last thing I will mention in this blog. Once I have seen a couple, often people will meet a few photographers before they book, if they don't book me and in the meantime I meet another couple for the same date who want to book me - I let them book me - I don't go back to check with the other couple first - I work on a first come first served basis - the first couple to complete their booking form and pay their deposit gets the day.

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I hope this helps you in your search for your photographer to capture your Wedding day. Don't forget to ask plenty of questions. Have fun. Alex

Get in touch and let me know where you are getting married and let's have a chat about your Wedding Day Photography. I photograph weddings all over Worcestershire, cover wedding photography across the West Midlands and travel all over the UK photographing weddings, so don't worry, no journey is too long.

 

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Product Photography Free Hints and Tips Download https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2019/1/product-photography-free-hints-and-tips-download Today I have a free download for you, for those of you who photograph products of any type from Jewellery to food, I have a free download full of hints and tips, plus a couple of ideas for your Blog.

Just drop me a message through my contact page and I will email the link over for the downloadable PDF file for you.

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I have been a Product Photographer for over 20 years and so if you have tried to photograph your products yourself or need some extra help with more challenging photos, please just drop me a line and I can give you a quote or offer some one to one tuition.

For the Free PDF or for more information email me @ alex@alexsharp.co.uk

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Photography tips - number 1 Learn something everyday to improve your photography https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2019/1/photography-tips---number-1 Having run photo workshops for several years now, I have noticed some common traits that many people share with their photography. So I have put together some hints and tips that will help you to improve your photography – pretty much straight away.

These few small ideas have the potential to make a huge impact on your photography.

Here is number one in a series of 8, these are also available on my ww.alexsharp.com website where all of my travel work is available.

If you would like to sign up for the downloadable PDF file of all 8 this will be available by this weekend and it will be free.

Top Tip Number One

1. Have patience

Patience is the main skill that I think many amateur photographers lack. This matters so much because photography is often a waiting game – you could be waiting for the subject to get into position, waiting for the light to change/clouds to pass etc, or working the elements of your photo into the perfect composition. If you are not prepared to be patient, then you’re not going to get very many shots that you really like.

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Many amateur photographers are so focused on trying to have a full memory card at the end of the photo shoot or end of their day out, that they don’t take the time to set up or wait for that actual great shot - therefore normally missing it.

This could involve a number of things - e.g. recognizing that the light isn’t right at that moment in time, but that it might change in an hour or so. Or it may be setting up a smashing photographic composition and then waiting until somebody stands in exactly the precise spot that you want them to, to make the shot complete. It could be photographing a person or landscape/scene over and over until you get an expression or angle that reveals something unique and interesting, thus creating the more impactful photo. The key to all of this as you can probably now see - is the waiting.

You need to think about what you are expecting from your photo shoot - do you have a particular shot in your head beforehand that you know you want ? I think that a lot of it comes down to people’s expectations. Sometimes getting just one fabulous photo in a day’s shooting is a good result. Sometimes you can go out and if the light isn't right and you can see that it's not going to work that day then I can come home with nothing, other times you can come home with a dozen wonderful photos, the key is to look around you, make sure you are happy with the position you have chosen - that you are not in anybody's way - you don't want to set yourself up and have a train load of people jostle you about ruining what you have composed, and then, wherever you are and what ever you are trying to achieve, be patient and wait for the right moment to achieve the glorious shot you hoped for.

Look out for number two in the list of 8, tomorrow. If you have any questions, please just drop me an email alex@alexsharp.com and we can discuss them right here on the Blog.

 

Whether you are waiting for a perfect sunrise, sunset, a train to go by or cars to pass giving light trails in a night town scene, patience is the way forward. Relax and Enjoy.

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Flatlay Backgrounds For Product Photography https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2019/1/flatlay-backgrounds-for-product-photography Hello Everybody, today I am blogging about our Flatlay Backgrounds, which are great for all kinds of reasons - these reasons include; Easy to use, they are ready to use as soon as you take them out of the box they arrive in. Having a Flatlay Background gives you a background that you can pick up and use anywhere you like, as the image is on a board it gives you a firm base that you don't have to worry about unrolling or weighing down on the corners and you can create any kind of look you want, depending on the light source you choose to place them in  - by a softly lit window, or bright sunlight, dark shadows or a bit of both, the choice is yours. Making them handy for quick social media photos etc or product photos for your website/online shop.

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Simply place your products onto the Flatlay background, check for unwanted shadows - of yourself or your camera and keep positioning your items until you are happy with the layout. Remember to try things a couple of ways before you decide, have a play, framing your products with other items you have to help tell the story until you are completely happy, If you use your phone and are taking the photos for Instagram, you can always set your phone to take square photos which will help you with the framing whilst you are laying out your items.

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 If you place your Flatlay Background next to a window, it might be nice to use the shadow of a plant or flower stem to add more interest to your layout, rather than adding other items onto the Board, have a go and see what you think.

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If you use two Flatlay Backgrounds together you can create a mini tabletop studio, which is great to photograph smaller items, such as food, perfume, jewellery, cards etc. All of the photos on this blog were taken with my iphone using natural light on our Flatlay Backgrounds.

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If you have any questions about the Flatlay Backgrounds or would like to have a one to one photography lesson to learn more please just get in touch, the Flatlay photography Backgrounds can be purchased from my shop on this website or the Flatlay Backgrounds website www.flatlaybackgrounds.co.uk

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To get your Flatlay Backgrounds go to the shop on this website or visit www.flatlaybackgrounds.co.uk

If you would like to book on to a one to one Flatlay Photography course please call me on 07885472010 or email alex@alexsharp.co.uk

 

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(Alex Sharp Photography) flatlay photography course flatlay photography course bromsgrove flatlay photography course worcestershire photography course https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2019/1/flatlay-backgrounds-for-product-photography Mon, 14 Jan 2019 09:00:00 GMT
wedding photography 2019 and 2020 https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2019/1/wedding-photography-2018 Hello Everybody, I hope going back to work wasn't too difficult after the Christmas and New Year break?

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Well, the wedding bookings for 2019 are coming in thick and fast, I already have 18 Weddings booked in for this year and several booked in for 2020 too. A quick word about 2020 -  I wont be available for weddings between the middle of April and Middle of May.

I already have the popular summer dates booked up for this year, so as soon as you have your date booked in with your chosen venue you need to get booking everything else - especially your photographer.

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Are they insured ?

Do they have more than one camera ?

How many weddings have they photographed - do they really know what they're doing ?

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Are there albums of theirs that you can see ?

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Do they have an assistant or do they work alone ?

What happens if they are ill ?

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These are just a few questions you should be asking your photographer - and whilst you're sat chatting to them ask yourself this -

Do I want to have this photographer at my wedding day - is this somebody that is going to understand and capture the special moments from my day without getting in the way of my day and without upsetting my guests ?

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Is this really the photographer for me ?

There are many questions to ask others and ask yourself when you are planning your special day, don't book somebody because they push you into it, book somebody because you like their work and you like them.....

If you would like to have a chat please just get in touch, I wont try and persuade you to book me, I let you make your own decision once we have met, it's your day and your choice.

Please feel free to call or email with any questions that you may have, 07885472010 or email alex@alexsharp.co.uk

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New Year - New Year Resolutions ? https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2019/1/new-year---new-year-resolutions Lots of people make New Year Resolutions - I don't.... I like to set myself goals for the New Year and then have myself a little tick list to cross them off as I reach them :-)

You also need to make sure they aren't all totally unachievable or you will soon get fed up of them and not achieve anything.

If one of your goals is to improve your photography then I can help you with that.

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Remember, it doesn't matter what type of camera you have, even if you just have a point and shoot, there are still things that can be done to help you with framing and the use of natural/available light and/or flash.

So instead of beating yourself up every time you go out and come back with photos you're not that happy with, why not put that on your tick list for the New Year. Improving your photography can be done in a few simple steps and is always lots of fun.

Most people meet up with me and feel a little nervous about the learning process, but let's remember this isn't going to school, it's being out and about and actually having fun with your camera, I'm not judging you, I'm here to help you improve, to get better photos with the equipment that you have, not to talk you into spending money you don't need to on equipment you'll never need.

Whether you want to take better photos for your Instagram and Facebook feeds, or photos of your products for your website, I have all kinds of solutions that can help you to achieve this without costing a fortune.

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If you set yourself a couple of goals that you know you can definitely achieve, then set a couple of more challenging ones too, I'm sure before you know it you will have accomplished them all. If photography is on your "to do" list, this one I can help you with.

I offer one to one sessions or if there is a group of you I can do you a group rate, maximum of 6 people.

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So try and find that supportive voice within yourself and rather than curse yourself for being bad at things,taking bad photos, encourage yourself and take the time out for yourself to help improve at the things you want to be better at.

That doesn't just go for your photography that counts for everything. If you want to make a New Years Resolution,

why not make it "Being Kinder to Yourself".

Start with taking baby steps towards better photos and get in touch with me either by phone on 07885472010 or email me alex@alexsharp.co.uk

If you are interested in making money from your photography I can help with this too. I have a variety of courses targeting very specific areas of photography, to suit a wide range of people. Just drop me an email and let me know what you are interested in learning about.

Have a great year and be kind to yourself.

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(Alex Sharp Photography) learn more about photography west midlands learn photography kidderminster learn photography worcestershire photography teacher worcestershire https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2019/1/new-year---new-year-resolutions Fri, 04 Jan 2019 09:00:00 GMT
Happy New Year - Have a wonderful 2019 https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/12/happy-new-year---have-a-wonderful-2019 I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a magnificent 2019

Have a wonderful 2019 and let's hope the New Year brings all you wish and dream for.

Remember to take time out for yourself and be kind to each other,

enjoy the journey.

Happy 2019.

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Free Engagement shoot when you book before the end of january 2019 https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/12/free-engagement-shoot-when-you-book-before-the-end-of-january-2019 For those of you who don't know me, I am a female photographer based in Dodford, Bromsgrove, I love to capture the emotion and details of your special day, I have been a Professional photographer for over 20 years, and won awards along the way, published in a range of magazines from Professional Photographer to Vogue and a myriad of glossy mags in between, I also worked in TV for over 22 years, for the BBC, then Central TV and also Gems TV as a photographer and camera operator.  I have been photographing weddings for the last 14 years and have photographed around 500 weddings.

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I love what I do and love the fun, laughter and emotion that can be found at weddings, they are fabulous to photograph and it is always an honour to be asked to photograph a Couples special day.

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Weddings are fun and as well as doing a few group shots, I love to capture moments as they happen, not planned and posed but moments when people don't know they have the camera pointing in their direction, those candid moments in a reportage style that when you look back in years to come bring a smile or tear to your eye, they conjure emotion and memories, this is what I try to capture for you. I also like to capture your venue, this was Warwick Castle as I left from a wedding earlier this year, it looked amazing.

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For all weddings booked by the end of January for weddings happening during 2019, I am giving a free engagement shoot, this includes weekday weddings and Weekend weddings. Engagement shoots are great as they give you the opportunity to get used to both me and being in front of the camera before your Special Day. The engagement shoot gives you two 12x8 prints of your choice plus an online gallery where you can buy anymore images if you wish.

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Remember when booking your photographer you need to comfortable with him or her and be sure that they will be able to get the style of photos of your day that you want.

I am taking bookings right through into 2020 and even though it's nearly Christmas I am still taking phone calls for wedding bookings every week, so please call and book in and take advantage of this free engagement shoot as practice for next year. You can get me on: 07885472010

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Commercial and Product Photography To Make you Stand Out From The Crowd in 2019 https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/12/commercial-and-product-photography-to-make-you-stand-out-from-the-crowd It is difficult to stress to companies and small businesses just how crucial your online presence is, so many businesses are now online, with no physical high street shop, it means that your online look is more important than ever and with the massive rise in image use on social media and more and more blogs and websites appearing every single day, as a business owner, you need to ensure that you establish your online brand well and stand out on the internet.

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As we all know, great images are a fundamental part of that, the images that you share of your products and what you do on social media represent you and your business, it is one of the most powerful tools to help promote you and what you do/make/sell etc. So if you haven't invested in a Professional Photographer to help you promote your business yet, you should get in touch soon.

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It's true, when they say, that you only get one chance to make a great first impression and here at Alex Sharp Photography I will ensure that the images I capture for you do just that, I can supply product shots for your brochures, catalogues, web shop, posters and leaflets etc, but also supply you with a stock of imagery for your social media posts.

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It doesn't matter whether you run a product or service based business, we can work together to create images that show your brand off and help to entice the buyers in. Showing your customers exactly what you do, make or what services you offer just by looking at the images we produce. As most people buy into images online these days and a quick glance is all it takes for the potential buyer to stay on your website, read your Blog Post or quickly move on to the next.

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Let's face it, if you click onto a website and the images are bad and you can't see products or services properly, you don't stay on the site, you move to the next one, and so if you own an actual shop, you wouldn’t expect to attract customers inside if the exterior had peeling paint or a broken window and no real identity of who you are and what you sell ?

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Well that is how you need to think about your online presence  - it is your shop-front and so you need to keep changing the window display to show people you aren't letting it fall stagnant, but you love what you do and you have created a good looking, professional and inviting shop for them to want to come on in and visit.

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I also have Flatlay photography Backgrounds that I can teach you to use so that you can continue to get some great extra photos of your products yourself, these photography backgrounds can be made to match your website too to help you keep your branding consistent.

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The images you share need to be consistent across your blog, website and other social media posts, so that people can see the standard of your work, product and service and when you are competing against so many other visuals you need to make sure yours is up there with the best. So many people buy their goods online these days that good product/service photography makes the difference between a sale or no sale.    

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If you need a model this can also be organized. I photograph a range of different products, both at my studio and on location. I have been photographing jewellery for the last 15 years and so have plenty of experience with both high end jewellery and fashion jewellery as well as a variety of gemstones and the lighting required to get the most from the gemstone. Other products that I photograph have ranged from cars and motorcycles to handbags, engineered parts, furniture, large machinery, soft toys and clothing to name a few. I photograph products for companies up and down the country, I am based in Dodford, near Bromsgrove in Worcestershire, but travel all over the country.

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Whether you have a brief for me to work to, or whether you need me to give you some ideas about what would work best for your product, I can offer all kinds of creative solutions to help you get the best from your product to help you to achieve the best sales possible for your target audience.

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I photograph products in the West Midlands and all over Worcestershire as well as traveling all over the country when necessary to photograph products in situ when they are too large/or expensive to be moved. If you would like to have a chat about your product photography requirements please call me on 07885472010 or email me: alex@alexsharp.co.uk

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Equestrian Photography - gift vouchers available for Christmas https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/12/equestrian-photography---gift-vouchers-available-for-christmas If you would like to buy a friend or loved one an Equestrian photo shoot for their Birthday or Christmas present then please get in touch, vouchers can be made to suit your budget and include all sorts of things from mugs and keychains, to canvases and framed prints, the choice is yours.

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Vouchers are gift wrapped and come complete with a card - blank inside for you to write and give with the gift voucher.

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I travel all over the country, so please just let me know where your yard or stable is when booking and I can let you know if extra mileage would need to be paid.

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Whether you are wanting a piece of natural photo of your horse on a canvas or a piece of Fine Art to fill your wall at home or at work, please just call for a chat.

Alex - 07885472010

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Flatlay Backgrounds For Product Photography https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/11/flatlay-backgrounds-for-product-photography Flatlay Backgrounds are great for all kinds of reasons - these reasons include; Easy to use, they are ready to use as soon as you take them out of the box they arrive in. Having a Flatlay Background gives you a background that you can pick up and use anywhere you like, as the image is on a board it gives you a firm base that you don't have to worry about unrolling or weighing down on the corners and you can create any kind of look you want, depending on the light source you choose to place them in  - by a softly lit window, or bright sunlight, dark shadows or a bit of both, the choice is yours.

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Simply place your products onto the Flatlay background, check for unwanted shadows - of yourself or your camera and keep positioning your items until you are happy with the layout. Remember to try things a couple of ways before you decide, have a play, framing your products with other items you have to help tell the story until you are completely happy, If you use your phone and are taking the photos for Instagram, you can always set your phone to take square photos which will help you with the framing whilst you are laying out your items.

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 If you place your Flatlay Background next to a window, it might be nice to use the shadow of a plant or flower stem to add more interest to your layout, rather than adding other items onto the Board, have a go and see what you think.

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If you use two Flatlay Backgrounds together you can create a mini tabletop studio, which is great to photograph smaller items, such as food, perfume, jewellery, cards etc. All of the photos on this blog were taken with my iphone using natural light on our Flatlay Backgrounds.

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If you have any questions about the Flatlay Backgrounds or would like to have a one to one photography lesson to learn more please just get in touch, the Flatlay photography Backgrounds can be purchased from my shop on this website or the Flatlay Backgrounds website www.flatlaybackgrounds.co.uk

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To get your Flatlay Backgrounds go to the shop on this website or visit www.flatlaybackgrounds.co.uk

If you would like to book on to a one to one Flatlay Photography course please call me on 07885472010 or email alex@alexsharp.co.uk

 

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Grafton Manor wedding Photography, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/11/grafton-manor-wedding-photography-bromsgrove-worcestershire Today's blog is about Wedding photography at Grafton Manor in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire.

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You don't need to have bright sunshine to have a fabulous day, you still get great reflections in the lake and with so many stunning backdrops, you are spoilt for choice.

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There are many fabulous photo opportunities here and whether you have it for the reception after you are married in a church elsewhere or if you have your wedding and reception here it is a great venue for either option.

The grounds at Grafton Manor are magnificent, a large series of steps leading down the lawns to the lake at the bottom. Great for group photos as well as fun photos with the kids and lots of nooks and crannies for some very pretty photographs with brides and Grooms when you want to do the couple photos, plenty of room to get them away from the crowd of guests. You can also see here the small chapel at the side of the house which is also available for weddings.

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Also a great place to get some photos of the children, my wedding prices include all edited images Hi Resolution on a beautifully presented memory stick. Albums are also available.

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Grafton Manor wedding photography. Grafton Manor is in Bromsgrove, just outside the town centre.

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A stunning location with amazing gardens, Grafton Manor Hotel in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire.

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 Even when the weather is damp and you don't want to get your dress wet on the grass, the steps can still be used to get some lovely wedding photographs at Grafton Manor.

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 If you are getting married at Grafton Manor in Bromsgrove, then please just call and I can show you other photos from weddings that I have photographed there. To get in touch you can call me on 07885472010 or email me alex@alexsharp.co.uk

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Equestrian Photography - gift vouchers available for Christmas https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/11/equestrian-photography---gift-vouchers-available-for-christmas If you would like to buy a friend or loved one an Equestrian photo shoot for their Birthday or Christmas present then please get in touch, vouchers can be made to suit your budget and include all sorts of things from mugs and keychains, to canvases and framed prints, the choice is yours.

Vouchers are gift wrapped and come complete with a card - blank inside for you to write and give with the gift voucher.

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I travel all over the country, so please just let me know where your yard or stable is when booking and I can let you know if extra mileage would need to be paid.

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Whether you are wanting a piece of natural photo of your horse on a canvas or a piece of Fine Art to fill your wall at home or at work, please just call for a chat.

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Harvington Church Wedding Photography Worcestershire https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/11/harvington-church-wedding-photography Harvington church is a fabulous church to get married at. I have been fortunate enough to photograph several weddings here now and the vicar and his colleagues are all truly lovely folk. Wedding Photography at Harvington has many options as you will see from the photos below.

 

 

There is a lovely little alter room at the top of the church that has amazing soft natural light pouring through the window for photographs of signing the registers

The doorway to the signing of the register room is also a great place for your photographer to hide discreetly out of view and get some lovely natural photos during your ceremony

The walk in to the church is short, but also very pretty, tree lined which offers a little shelter from sun and rain.

 

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There is a balcony too enabling shots from above of your guests and the bride entering the church 

If you are planning a wedding at Harvington church and would like to see some more of my work from there, please get in touch on 07885472010

 

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Jewellery Photography in Birmingham, Worcestershire and The West Midlands https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/11/jewellery-photography-west-midlands

I have been photographing jewellery for nearly 20 years now, whether you need some new images for different seasons, or to advertise special days/season's coming up  - Christmas, Valentines Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, etc. or if you have a new range of products that you want to launch, you need to make sure that your products look good. They need to look their absolute best to catch peoples eye, to stop them jumping from your website off to somebody else's website.

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It doesn't matter if your jewellery is silver with no gemstones, high end diamond jewellery, or something in between, it still needs to look its' best to attract attention. I also recommend that you have 3 or 4 images to show customers of each piece, this way your potential clients can get a good feel of how the piece of jewellery really looks. It also reduces returns, as customers can truly see what they are going to receive.

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Jewellery photography can be done at your shop or workshop if you prefer, or if your products are high value and need to remain on your premises that is fine I can come to you to photograph them.

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If you need a mix of photos for social media, for your website banners, blog posts, Instagram, facebook and Twitter feeds, I can also shoot plenty of images for this purpose too for you.

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Jewellery can be photographed on any colour background you would like, black, white, texture, or in a lifestyle set up, whatever you need for your website and other uses.

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If you need your products photographed on a model, I can arrange that for you to, male, female models of all ages can be organised.

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To get a quote for you jewellery photography let me know how many products you have and a rough idea of how you would like them photographing or if you prefer to have a chat about it you can call me on 07885472010 or email: alex@alexsharp.co.uk

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I look forward to hearing from you and seeing your jewellery, if you would like to have a couple of test shots done before you commit to having many pieces of jewellery photographed that can be arranged too.

Thanks

Alex

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Wedding Photography in Worcestershire and The West Midlands for 2019 https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/11/wedding-photography-in-worcestershire-and-the-west-midlands-for-2019 As we head rapidly towards the end of 2018 and wonder where the year went, I have been taking plenty of bookings for 2019, so if you have set your wedding date and would like to have a chat about your photography needs, please get in touch to see if your Special Day is still available and if it is we can meet up and have a chat about what you would like and I can give you some different options.

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I photograph weddings all across Worcestershire, The West Midlands, Hereford, Shropshire, Warwickshire and travel up and down the country too, so wherever you are getting married - travel is not a problem.

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In 2018 I have photographed weddings at a wide variety of venues including,The Old Rectory in Ipsley, Manor Hill House in Upton Warren, Stone Manor Hotel, Arley Arboretum, Highley Hall,St Johns' church in Bromsgrove, The Crown and Sandys in Ombersley, Tanworth In Arden church,Red House Barns,The Diglis Hotel in Worcester, Brockencote Hall in Chaddesley Corbett, Grafton Manor in Bromsgrove to name a few.

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There are plenty of things that you should be asking your photographer before you book though and so please make sure you meet your photographer before you book and sit down and ask all of the questions that you need to before you make a decision.

I think the most important thing is that you like your photographer - as you will already have seen their work on the website I think we can safely assume, you wouldn't be contacting them if you didn't like their wedding photography.... However, I know some people who - shall we say borrow people photos to impress clients and don't really have the experience they profess to have. So once you have arranged to meet your photographer, make sure that you see plenty of their other work - ask them how many weddings they have photographed, ask to see albums - online or actual books of weddings they have photographed - if they are unable to show you a vast selection then you need to question how many weddings they have actually photographed.

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Once we have established that they have plenty of experience then you also need to ask your potential wedding photographer about insurance - do they have public liability insurance? If not what happens if the photographer leaves a bag on the floor and your Auntie trips over it and breaks her leg ??? Or they break something at the venue? The venue are quite within their rights to ask your photographer for a copy of their public liability insurance - so your wedding photographer ask if they have it.

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Next - what kit do they bring along - do they have professional cameras - I say "cameras" as if one breaks - or if a lens breaks what's the plan? do they have a spare ? where is the spare kept? do they carry it around with them or is it just left in their car? What happens if you're walking down the aisle and the photographers camera or lens decides to break at that exact moment?

Trust me these things happen ;-) My spare is turned on in a bag at my side with lens on, card in and ready to go so I can pick it up and keep shooting and nobody will know that anything has happened.... yes it happened at a wedding a couple of years ago, nobody knows to this day.....

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So you have established that you like the wedding photographer and you like their wedding photography work, you have checked that they have insurance and spare camera kit and so next you need to chat to them about what you get for your money - is it in writing? Make sure you know exactly what you will be receiving from your chosen photographer and roughly how long it will take for you to receive your images - and whatever else you may be getting from them after the wedding.

Some photographers offer wedding albums in the package, some offer the Wedding Photos on a USB - if you get all of the wedding photographs on USB then do you get everything - or is it limited to a specific number and you have to pay extra for the rest ?

These are all things that you need to check before you sign on the dotted line. That is another thing to check of course - is there something in writing to say that you are paying this person for their services - how much you will be paying them and what you will receive in return for said payment? Make sure there is a contract with their details on stating what you are getting for your money and when payments are due too.

There is a lot to think about when you are booking all of the things you need for your wedding day, so before you rush in, have a look around and make sure you find the things that suit you for your day, from flowers, cakes, cars and photographers to the people that run your chosen venue - have you sat and chatted to them - do they instill you with the faith that they can provide you with a stress free wedding day that will make you and your guests feel super special whilst they are looking after you ?

Organizing a wedding can be a very stressful time, so they key is to make sure that all of the people who you choose to be a part of your day, understand exactly what you want and will let you enjoy your day rather than adding any stress to your organizing of it :-)

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If you have any questions or would like to have a chat, meet up and see more of my work then please feel free to drop me a line - email or phone call, either is fine, it has been said that I am very friendly and know what I'm talking about when it comes to weddings :-)

Whether you book me or not, I hope you have a fabulous wedding, more top wedding tips will follow later this week.

Best Wishes

Alex

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Good Product Photography Improves Sales, so Get 2019 Ready https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/11/good-product-photography-improves-sales-so-get-2019-ready I'm sure you here it in emails and blogs all of the time, but it's true, Good Product Photography will Improve your sales.

If you stop for a moment and think about products that you buy online - whether it's jewellery, gardening products or clothes, it doesn't really matter when you go onto a website if you can't see the product properly you leave the site you are on and go to the next website in the list - some people even search for the product they are looking for by images they see a nice image of the product they want and follow it to the website the photo is on.

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Whether you need a large group shot for the front page of your website or for cards and flyers to promote your products,

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Or high end jewellery that you want your potential customers to see at its' absolute best.

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You can bring your jewellery to my studio, or if you prefer have a courier drop it off and if you aren't sure of exactly what you would like, I can put some ideas together for you before you decide and we can see what will work for what you are trying to achieve, whether it's a new look for your website or a new brochure, leaflet or flyer.

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I offer hourly rates, half day or full day rates. If you have very large products or if would like me to come to you to photograph your premises and workplace, and maybe have some photos of your staff at work, then I can do this for you too.

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Product photography can be as creative or as plain as you need it to be depending on what you are using it for,  some sites like Amazon like plain white backgrounds, whilst for your own website you may want something a bit more exciting.

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Whatever type of product or commercial photography you are looking for why not get in touch and have a chat with me about your exact requirements

Don't think that Product photography is something that can be done with a quick snap of a camera phone - or a mate who has just got a camera and wants to have a go. Bad photos give your website a high bounce rate - meaning your potential customers are taking one quick look and whizzing off to another site with better images where they can see the product that they want to buy in more detail and in better quality.

Never underestimate the power of the photographs that you put up on your website to show the world who you are and what you do.

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Whatever your product, if you are spending time and money on making it, buying it, selling it, making the website or paying somebody else to build the website make sure you then don't ruin the whole thing by using awful photographs.

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Please call me for a chat about your product photography on 07885472010 or email me at alex@alexsharp.co.uk

 

 

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Stourport Manor Hotel Wedding Photography https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/10/stourport-manor-hotel-wedding-photography Here is a wedding I shot earlier this year at Stourport Manor Hotel.

It caters for all sizes of weddings and has lots of grounds for those who are lucky enough to have a sunny day and can spend their time there outside.

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What are you looking for in your wedding venue - exclusive use - large venue - do you have 12 wedding guests or 200 wedding guests - think about what you need exactly and it helps narrow down the venues that you should be looking at - do you want a modern contemporary venue or country house style ???? lots to think about - do you have a lot of children going to the wedding - will the venue you choose have plenty of grounds for them to run around safely in?

Choose wisely, go and look at plenty of venues before you book, don't let a venue bully you into booking them, make sure you are 100% happy and comfortable with your choice before you pay your deposit, that doesn't just go for venues, the same rule applies to wedding cars, , florists, photographer, videographers and every other supplier you need to book, make sure you are happy with your chosen suppliers and that they will do the job exactly as you want it done - this all adds up to ensure that you have the most stress free day possible - and that's what you want as this enables you to enjoy your day without stressing about anything :-)

If you would like to have a chat about your wedding photography call me on 07885472010 or email me for my latest offers on alex@alexsharp.co.uk

 

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Wedding Photography at Old Rectory House Hotel in Ipsley Redditch https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/10/wedding-photography-at-old-rectory-house-hotel-in-ipsley-redditch Jess and Keith recently got married at Old Rectory House in Ipsley, Redditch and what a stunning venue it is.

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There are so many fabulous things I can say about this venue - the staff are lovely, warm and welcoming, nothing is too much trouble.

The place is beautifully clean - the decor is wonderful, with quirky items dotted about.

It is an English Country Gem of a House, tucked away in Redditch - that you just wouldn't expect to find.

Jess and Keith got married at Bromsgrove Registry Office and then had their Wedding Reception at Old Rectory House in Ipsley, here's a few photos from their day.

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Their wedding reception tables were decorated with Autumnal leaves, lego and squashes - brilliant. Old rectory house hotel wedding photography Alex SharpOld rectory house hotel wedding photography Alex Sharp

The Grounds at Old Rectory House are beautiful for Bride and Groom photos.

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If you want to bring your horse there's room to have photos with him too ;-)

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Crazy sparkler action at the end of their day at Old Rectory House in Ipsley Redditch, a wonderful wedding venue.

If you are planning your wedding and have your date booked at your chosen venue, please feel free to give me a call and have a chat about exactly what you would like for your wedding photography.

Alex - 07885472010

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Night time photography courses https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/10/night-time-photography-courses I have recently run a couple of evening photography courses, showing people how to use their cameras to capture star trails, sparklers and low light evening scenes. My next one will be on Thursday 13th December, it will run from 6pm to 8.30pm with a maximum of 4 people, it is £60 each or £110 if two of you book together.

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If this is something that you would like to have a go at, whether there is a group of you, just two of you, or even if it's just for you to progress and try something new, drop me a line.

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If you have a DSLR you will need a tripod ideally, you can get hold of reasonably priced tripods on ebay and similar online stores and whilst these aren't as sturdy as some of the more expensive tripods on the market - you can always hang a camera bag from the centre hook to hold it in place in a more solid way if need be.

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I  run these courses from my Home in Dodford, Bromsgrove B61. They can also be run in a town centre if you would like to have a go at car trails from a bridge.

It can also be useful to learn how to use your camera at night if you are traveling north where there is little daylight at this time of year, or you would like to photograph the Northern Lights or other similar type dusky landscapes.

The time where the sun drops and the moments before the dark really kicks in are just stunning for shades of blue, so don't be frightened, get a tripod and have a go and if you need a helping hand, give me a shout and I can show you how.

If you would like to learn what all of the settings do and the buttons are for and to achieve more from your camera before the year is through then drop me a line. It is £110 for two people to come along for a 2.5 hour course.

Email:alex@alexsharp.co.uk or call: 07885472010

 

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Wedding Photography - What Can I Do For You https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/10/wedding-photography---what-can-i-do-for-you This blog is about Wedding photography,but from a slightly different perspective.

This blog is just about What I Can Do For You.

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This blog isn't about me - but about what I can offer you, what I can do for you as a wedding photographer on your Wedding Day.

The First thing that I offer you is Stress Free Wedding Photography - so one less thing to worry about on your wedding day.

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We meet a couple of times before your wedding day, if you would like a pre-wedding shoot to feel comfortable in front of the camera we can do this, as you need to feel comfortable in front of the camera - whether it's my camera or another photographers camera, ensure that you are comfortable with your photographer and that your not going to be pulling a strange crazy smile every time you realise that the camera is pointing in your direction.

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I can show you photographs from hundreds of weddings that I have photographed to help show you my style and also to help you see what type of images we can capture throughout the day at a range of different venues, both locally and countrywide.

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I discuss with you before your Wedding day which type of images you like and don't like, so that I know exactly what you would like. We can go to the venue and discuss your favourite spots and also back up locations if the weather is not as dry as we had hoped - as even if you are getting married in the Summer - having a back up plan helps keep the day stress free.

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I go through with you exactly what you are going to get from me - which is a memory stick of all of your images - Hi Resolution - with everything in colour and also a selection in black and white and if you like the mixed colour photos - you can have some of those too.

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If you decide you would like a wedding album, after you are married you can come back and we can sort out a wedding album. The reason why I don't include this in the price - is simple -  not everybody wants an album. So what I include in the price is ALL of the edited images from your wedding - i do not limit the number of images -I take out the blinkies and the ones where auntie Lulu doesn't look great, but all of the others - you get. Some photographers will tell you they give you 100 photos from your day - how do they know which ones are the most important?  Who chooses those 100 ? Surely if you are paying me for - however many hours you choose to pay me for, then you need to be getting ALL of the photos that I take for you during that time. That's the fair way of working. The images on the DVD or memory stick are then yours to have as many prints or canvases etc done as you wish. They are not for commercial use, so you can't sell them to magazines etc. But you can use them for your own personal use to do with as you please - make wall paper out of them if you wish ;-)

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OK so let's get to the money part then. What can I do for you when it comes to the money part???? I try and make this as easy as possible for you. if you decide that you would like to have me for the whole day - and we need to have my assistant there to, to cover groom prep as well as me covering bride prep and all the angles in church covered from two points of view etc etc. and you want to spend £1500 with me, then what I say to you is, you don't need to pay me a 50% deposit, if you would like to pay me monthly you can, or 3 monthly ,we can work out what works for you. So long as you pay a deposit and the balance is paid 30 days before your wedding, we can break the rest down into smaller payments - at no extra charge - this isn't any kind of credit agreement, it's just about making life as easy as we can for you.

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Weddings are expensive times and stressful times and all I want to do for you is make it as Happy and stress free as I possibly can for you.

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Remember to ask your photographer plenty of questions when you book them - what happens if their car breaks down on the way to your wedding?

Are they insured ? What happens if they get sick/have an accident and can't come ?

What happens if you have to cancel or change your date ? I know most couples get insurance for this these days, but it's still worth asking the question.

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There are lots of things to discuss, so make sure that when you go to meet your photographer - or when they come to meet you, you have a pen and paper and are ready to take notes, and ask the questions you have noted down. 218218

 

The last thing I will mention in this blog. Once I have seen a couple, often people will meet a few photographers before they book, if they don't book me and in the meantime I meet another couple for the same date who want to book me - I let them book me - I don't go back to check with the other couple first - I work on a first come first served basis - the first couple to complete their booking form and pay their deposit gets the day.

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I hope this helps you in your search for your photographer to capture your Wedding day. Don't forget to ask plenty of questions. Have fun. Alex

 

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(Alex Sharp Photography) photographer photography product photography west midlands wedding wedding photographer Bromsgrove wedding photographer worcestershire wedding photography weddings west worcestershire https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/10/wedding-photography---what-can-i-do-for-you Tue, 02 Oct 2018 14:23:37 GMT
Wedding Photography Manor Hill House https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/9/wedding-photography-manor-hill-house Manor Hill House Wedding Photography is the topic for today's blog.

Manor Hill House is an exclusive wedding venue - so if you book it for your wedding that means you wont bump into anybody else at the venue apart from your wedding guests, they do not have anybody else staying there whilst you are there, it's all yours :-)

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This is great as it means I don't have to worry about who is with the wedding party - as everybody there is there for your wedding.

They have 5 rooms for guests to stay in and there is also a Holiday Inn close by for anybody else that would like to stay over.

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I love the people at Manor Hill House - they are friendly but professional, so you know that your day will run like clockwork and your food will be served on time - piping hot and will be very tasty too.

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There are plenty of photography options at Manor Hill House too, both inside for Bride Prep and on the Dance floor too of course, but also outside in the fields, lanes and gardens that surround the venue.

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Jack is also very popular and features in many weddings that I have photographed at Manor Hill House - Jack of course is the owners horse, he's a lovely lad and always poses very well for his photo with folks. Bride prep at Manor Hill House is always lovely to photograph too, the room is beautifully light and before people start arriving brides can often be found having lunch or breakfast out on the front lawn, which is such a fabulous way to start your wedding day preparations.

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Manor Hill House is in Upton Warren near Wychbold. You can see from the photos above it is a well kept house set in really pretty grounds, it also has space on the front lawns for games, bouncy castles and the like to keep the kids entertained and also the balcony that looks down over the front lawn is a great spot to do the big group shot from, which is always useful :-)

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You can also choose to have your Wedding Breakfast in the marquee, which from a photographers point of view is once again very light for photographs - and if it's hot in the summer, the sides can be rolled up too.

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In the meantime, if you have set your date and would like to have a chat about your wedding day - wherever you are getting married, please just give me a call or drop me an email and I can let you know if I'm available and we can have a chat about exactly what you would like  for your wedding day.

Best Wishes

Alex

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(Alex Sharp Photography) manor hill house manor hill house wedding photography wedding photography wedding photography at manor hill house https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/9/wedding-photography-manor-hill-house Fri, 28 Sep 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Wedding Day Planning Ideas To Help You Plan a Stress Free Wedding Day https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/8/wedding-day-planning Planning a wedding is an exciting time, but can also be one of the most frustrating and stressful things you will ever do. 

With so many different people to try and please and that’s not just both the families, but also bridesmaids, Maid of Honour, the Best Man and ushers to name but other people will also have their own ideas and opinions that they want to share with you too. The simplest decision can turn into a major argument, especially if people are contributing to the cost of your wedding, as this makes you feel more obliged to give them some say in how the day runs and the dream wedding you are planning could fast turn into your worst nightmare.

Here are some tips to try and ease the pain and stress you may encounter and to help make sure that planning your wedding can be as enjoyable as the big day itself, whilst upsetting as few people as possible :-)

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1. Compromise.

Although you have probably dreamed of your wedding since you were small, and you know exactly what you want, you must remember that it’s not just your wedding day, it’s very easy to get caught up in what you want as you are the Bride and whilst this is true do remember the person you are marrying, your future husband/wife, it’s as much his/her special day as it is yours. 

Also keep in mind that you want your guests and wedding party to enjoy your Wedding Day and remember it for all of the right reasons and not look back on it and cringe and moan. Plus whilst you may have the perfect dress in mind for your bridesmaids if they do not feel comfortable in their dresses that is not good either, they are the ones that have to wear it all day, so ask them for an honest opinion.  So if you want everyone to enjoy your big day as much as you intend to, don’t forget them. This includes - not leaving them hungry for many hours between ceremony and sit down - as if this happens they will either just keep drinking and end up drunk before the sit down, or slide off and disappear to go and grab a sandwich from a local shop.... both of these things have happened at several weddings I have photographed this year, so please think about it.

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2. Prioritize

I often suggest to couples that before you start any of your wedding planning, get a notebook, that is set aside for "All things Wedding", you can write down all of your ideas for what you want - and don't want - this is something that the two of you need to do together. Some of the main things to consider for example are your venue, type of ceremony and reception, photography, music, date!  Remember if you get married early you will need to supply lunch and a good evening meal as it makes it a long day for your guests, where as if you are having a later wedding you can have your wedding breakfast and then a hog roast or a cold buffet on the evening for your evening guests. Once you have made the list of what you want put the items in order of priority and you can refer back to this as you work your way through your planning, adding to it as required along the way. When a supplier gives you paperwork, be it a contract, or the run down times of your day etc from the venue - don't toss it aside and forget what's included - they are giving it to you so that you have it written down and can remember what you have ordered and paid for - I've had two grooms in the last two months call me on their wedding days as they couldn't remember what time they had me booked, even though it's written in emails and physically on their contract. keep all of the pieces of paper/contracts etc in one place and that way you will always be able to see very quickly and easily what is planned and booked and who will be arriving when.



3.  You Will need to Learn to say NO

Remember that although you will need to consider your family and guests while planning your wedding you do not have to be a push over and agree to anything that you do not feel comfortable with, rather than just saying No, the trick is not to hurt their feelings by dismissing their suggestion straight away and so instead say ‘Thanks for the suggestion we’ll look into it’ which gives the impression that you care about their opinion and are going to give it some thought.

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4. Always read the small print on the contracts that you sign.

This isn't just applicable to your photographer, but to the venue you choose, the cars that you hire (if something happens to that fabulous old Rolls Royce you have booked  - what will they send you instead - ask them - as I had one bride turn up in a stretch Hummer instead of an old classic car and she was not impressed - I thin it was the flames down the side of it, was the straw that broke the camels back....), suit hire - make sure they really do fit you properly and that you can change them if need be, videographers and everything else. You need to think about the fact that although you are probably very keen to get your wedding planning started, you also need to be very careful to check the small print before you sign any paperwork. Always check the fine details and any clauses on the contracts. Plus if you read the contract and you think there is anything missing always ask, never be afraid to ask "what happens if ??????" Get everything straight in your head before you sign the contract.

Here are a few points to clarify prior to signing a contract:

Does the price quoted include VAT?  As this can affect the final price by 20%.

What is the cancellation/exchange policy? For example if an emergency occurs and you need to change your original wedding date, can you change the date of your reception without incurring a penalty charge.

Do the wedding specialists (photographers, videographers, cake makers, balloon suppliers, car hire, room decorators etc etc), have their own insurance to cover any problems - for example your wedding photographer is ill for your wedding day, do they have an alternative photography service that they can use on their behalf. Or if the car company has a mechanical problem with the car what is their procedure for this.

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What isn’t included in your package?  Do you have to pay your venue for extra electricity usage, or what time do you have use of the venue till. So what happens if your wedding runs late through no fault of your own - if the registrars car breaks down and they turn up late - there is a knock on effect - wedding time is moved, sit down for meal time needs changing etc etc - what happens then?
 

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5. Your reasons for doing this.

The very last thing to remember is that whilst you probably feel it is vital to the planning that every small detail goes exactly to your plan, to the minute, and that all of your guests sit in the seats that you wanted them to sit in. At the end of the day it’s your Wedding Day, this day needs to be enjoyed and remembered. In time you will not remember who sat where, or that the bows on the chairs were a slightly different shade of blue to the flowers that you had on the tables, which in turn were a  slightly different colour to the Bridesmaids dresses and so on. What you will remember is that you smiled so much your cheeks hurt when you went to bed and you married the man/woman of your dreams and wasn't it funny when somebody tucked their dress into their pants and how hilarious the photos from the photo booth were etc etc. So please do not stress about the small details too much, or let little things that really won’t be remembered anyway, ruin the run up to your wedding or even your wedding day itself.

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6. Like the People You Book

The last tip I have for you today is that you need to like the people that you book to do jobs for you and trust that they can do the job you have hired them to do well, in order to reduce any stress you may have on your Wedding Day. Feeling safe in the knowledge that you have surrounded yourselves with the best people you can do get on and do their jobs, means that you can relax and enjoy your day.

 

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Call or email to check my availability, please note I am currently taking bookings through to the end of 2019.

Tel: 07885472010 or email alex@alexsharp.co.uk

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Get your Product Photography sorted Before Christmas is Here https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/8/get-your-product-photography-sorted-before-christmas-is-here We are fast approaching the end of August, and as we all know once the kids go back to school, the shops start putting the Christmas products out, so is it time to get your business looking better to help those Christmas sales, earning you more money and generally attracting more attention and customers, if you have decided that it's time for an overhaul,then you have probably realised that means you need some better images.

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Whatever your product the reality is the same, if people can't see the product properly they will click off your website and onto the next one on Goggle's Home Page......

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Some people come to me wanting photos for Not On The High Street, Etsy or other online large shop sites, some people have their own websites and so we shoot product photos for their banners and social media sites as well as for their shop on their website. Everybody wants something slightly different and that's fine as I can shoot your images to suit your needs.

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Whether you need your products shot on a clean white background - or something slightly more interesting for your website, with space left in there for a logo or sales message, all of this can be done to suit your exact requirements, all you need to do is let me know what you need.

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If you have several products or hundreds of products it's fine, drop me a line, let me know how many products and an idea of what you would like - clean white backgrounds, something more interesting, or maybe you need both ? and I will get back to you with a rough price of what it will cost, if it's easier to call me for a chat and to explain what you would like please do, my number is 07885472010

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Product photography can be done at my studio or if you have very large - or very expensive items I can always come to you and we can photograph your products at your place of work, office, factory etc.

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You may need images of your staff working in your offices or factory, that's fine too, whatever line of work you are in, we can get you some great photos to make your website catch clients eyes.

I look forward to hearing from you,

Alex

Tel:07885472010      Email:alex@alexsharp.co.uk

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(Alex Sharp Photography) bromsgrove wedding photographer jewellery photographer worcestershire product photography bromsgrove product photography west midlands https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/8/get-your-product-photography-sorted-before-christmas-is-here Tue, 28 Aug 2018 09:25:58 GMT
Wedding Photography Manor Hill House 2018 and 2019 https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/8/wedding-photography-manor-hill-house-2018-and-2019 Manor Hill House Wedding Photography is the topic for today's blog.

Manor Hill House is an exclusive wedding venue - so if you book it for your wedding that means you wont bump into anybody else at the venue apart from your wedding guests, they do not have anybody else staying there whilst you are there, it's all yours :-)

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This is great as it means I don't have to worry about who is with the wedding party - as everybody there is there for your wedding.

They have 5 rooms for guests to stay in and there is also a Holiday Inn close by for anybody else that would like to stay over.

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I love the people at Manor Hill House - they are friendly but professional, so you know that your day will run like clockwork and your food will be served on time - piping hot and will be very tasty too.

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There are plenty of photography options at Manor Hill House too, both inside for Bride Prep and on the Dance floor too of course, but also outside in the fields, lanes and gardens that surround the venue.

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Jack is also very popular and features in many weddings that I have photographed at Manor Hill House - Jack of course is the owners horse, he's a lovely lad and always poses very well for his photo with folks. Bride prep at Manor Hill House is always lovely to photograph too, the room is beautifully light and before people start arriving brides can often be found having lunch or breakfast out on the front lawn, which is such a fabulous way to start your wedding day preparations.

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Manor Hill House is in Upton Warren near Wychbold. You can see from the photos above it is a well kept house set in really pretty grounds, it also has space on the front lawns for games, bouncy castles and the like to keep the kids entertained and also the balcony that looks down over the front lawn is a great spot to do the big group shot from, which is always useful :-)

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You can also choose to have your Wedding Breakfast in the marquee, which from a photographers point of view is once again very light for photographs - and if it's hot in the summer, the sides can be rolled up too.

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For My next wedding photography blog I will blog about Grafton Manor.

In the meantime, if you have set your date and would like to have a chat about your wedding day - wherever you are getting married, please just give me a call or drop me an email and I can let you know if i'm available and we can have a chat about exactly what you would like  for your wedding day.

Best Wishes

Alex

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(Alex Sharp Photography) manor hill house manor hill house wedding photography wedding photography wedding photography at manor hill house https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/8/wedding-photography-manor-hill-house-2018-and-2019 Tue, 14 Aug 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Wedding Photography Worcestershire and The West Midlands https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/8/wedding-photography-worcestershire-and-the-west-midlands I hope you are all having a wonderful 2018 and thank you for the kind comments, emails and Thank you cards I have received from this years and last years weddings, it is always very much appreciated, thank you.

So onto this years' and next years' weddings :-) I have quite a few booked in already for next year, but if you have recently got engaged and would like to find out if I am free on your day and have a chat please feel free to get in touch.

This year I have a few week days left, but only a couple of Saturdays later in the year left now.

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I photograph weddings all across Worcestershire, The West Midlands, Hereford, Shropshire, Warwickshire and travel up and down the country too, so wherever you are getting married - travel is not a problem.

In 2018 I photographed weddings at a wide variety of venues including, Warwick Castle, Rowton Castle, Manor Hill House in Upton Warren, Stone Manor Hotel, Arley Arboretum, Highley Hall, The Crown and Sandys in Ombersley, Tanworth In Arden church,Red House Barns,The Diglis Hotel in Worcester, Brockencote Hall in Chaddesley Corbett, Grafton Manor in Bromsgrove, Madeley Court Hotel in Telford, The Hundred House in Norton, Cleobury Mortimer church, Dodford Church, to name a few.

There are plenty of things that you should be asking your photographer before you book though and so please make sure you meet your photographer before you book and sit down and ask all of the questions that you need to before you make a decision.

I think the most important thing is that you like your photographer - as you will already have seen their work on the website I think we can safely assume, you wouldn't be contacting them if you didn't like their wedding photography.... However, I know some people who - shall we say borrow people photos to impress clients and don't really have the experience they profess to have. So once you have arranged to meet your photographer, make sure that you see plenty of their other work - ask them how many weddings they have photographed, ask to see albums - online or actual books of weddings they have photographed - if they are unable to show you a vast selection then you need to question how many weddings they have actually photographed.

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Once we have established that they have plenty of experience then you also need to ask your potential wedding photographer about insurance - do they have public liability insurance? If not what happens if the photographer leaves a bag on the floor and your Auntie trips over it and breaks her leg ??? Or they break something at the venue? The venue are quite within their rights to ask your photographer for a copy of their public liability insurance - so your wedding photographer ask if they have it.

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Next - what kit do they bring along - do they have professional cameras - I say "cameras" as if one breaks - or if a lens breaks what's the plan? do they have a spare ? where is the spare kept? do they carry it around with them or is it just left in their car? What happens if you're walking down the aisle and the photographers camera or lens decides to break at that exact moment?

Trust me these things happen ;-) My spare is turned on in a bag at my side with lens on, card in and ready to go so I can pick it up and keep shooting and nobody will know that anything has happened.... yes it happened at a wedding a couple of years ago, nobody knows to this day.....

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So you have established that you like the wedding photographer and you like their wedding photography work, you have checked that they have insurance and spare camera kit and so next you need to chat to them about what you get for your money - is it in writing? Make sure you know exactly what you will be receiving from your chosen photographer and roughly how long it will take for you to receive your images - and whatever else you may be getting from them after the wedding.

Some photographers offer wedding albums in the package, some offer the Wedding Photos on a USB - if you get all of the wedding photographs on USB then do you get everything - or is it limited to a specific number and you have to pay extra for the rest ?

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These are all things that you need to check before you sign on the dotted line. That is another thing to check of course - is there something in writing to say that you are paying this person for their services - how much you will be paying them and what you will receive in return for said payment? Make sure there is a contract with their details on stating what you are getting for your money and when payments are due too.

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There is a lot to think about when you are booking all of the things you need for your wedding day, so before you rush in, have a look around and make sure you find the things that suit you for your day, from flowers, cakes, cars and photographers to the people that run your chosen venue - have you sat and chatted to them - do they instill you with the faith that they can provide you with a stress free wedding day that will make you and your guests feel super special whilst they are looking after you ?

Organizing a wedding can be a very stressful time, so they key is to make sure that all of the people who you choose to be a part of your day, understand exactly what you want and will let you enjoy your day rather than adding any stress to your organizing of it :-)

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If you have any questions or would like to have a chat, meet up and see more of my work then please feel free to drop me a line - email or phone call, either is fine, it has been said that I am very friendly and know what I'm talking about when it comes to weddings :-)

Whether you book me or not, I hope you have a fabulous wedding, more top wedding tips will follow later this week.

Best Wishes

Alex

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(Alex Sharp Photography) manor hill house wedding photographer wedding photography grafton manor wedding photography manor hill house wedding photography west midlands wedding photography worcestershire https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/8/wedding-photography-worcestershire-and-the-west-midlands Mon, 13 Aug 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Bromsgrove Wedding Photographer https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/8/bromsgrove-wedding-phootgrapher Todays' Blog is about all of the wedding photography that I cover in Bromsgrove. I now live in Dodford, which is half way between Chaddesley Corbett and Bromsgrove and so as you can imagine I cover a lot of weddings in the Bromsgrove area.

 

Venues that I photograph weddings at regularly around Bromsgrove include;

Manor Hill House wedding photography, Grafton Manor weddings, Brockencote Hall wedding photography in Chaddesley Corbett, Dodford Church, St Peter's Church in  Bromsgrove, St John's Church in Bromsgrove, Stone Manor wedding photography in Stone, Red House Barns wedding photography, the Dodford Inn and The Nailer's Arms are venues I have photographed wedding receptions at. I have also photographed weddings at The Bromsgrove Holiday Inn and the Bromsgrove Hilton too.

The Bromsgrove area has many many wedding venues and they all offer different pros and cons depending on what size wedding you are having and whether you are looking for an exclusive venue or if you prefer a large hotel wedding that has the facility of being able to offer lots of bedrooms for your guests etc etc.

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The wedding photography above  and below is from Manor Hill House in Upton Warren.

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The wedding photography images below are from Red House Barns and Grafton Manor in Bromsgrove

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The wedding photography below is from The Crown and Sandys in Ombersley, so still very local and another great venue.

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Here are some more wedding photographs from Red House Barns in Stoke Prior below.

The selection of wedding photography below is all from Brockencote Hall in Chaddesley Corbett.

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We mustn't forget of course another fabulous wedding venue in Bromsgrove and that is Avoncroft Museum, a wedding photographers dream :-)

If you have your wedding booked but haven't yet booked your wedding photographer, whether your wedding is at one of the many Bromsgrove wedding venues or elsewhere, please just get in touch and I can let you know if I am available for your wedding day.

Tel: 07885472010  Email: alex@alexsharp.co.uk

 

 

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Jewellery Photography in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire and The West Midlands https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/8/jewellery-photography-west-midlands Jewellery Photography

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I have been photographing jewellery for nearly 20 years now, whether you need some new images for different seasons, or to advertise special days/season's coming up  - Christmas, Valentines Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, etc. or if you have a new range of products that you want to launch, you need to make sure that your products look good. They need to look their absolute best to catch peoples eye, to stop them jumping from your website off to somebody else's website.

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It doesn't matter if your jewellery is silver with no gemstones, high end diamond jewellery, or something in between, it still needs to look its' best to attract attention. I also recommend that you have 3 or 4 images to show customers of each piece, this way your potential clients can get a good feel of how the piece of jewellery really looks. 

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Jewellery photography can be done at your shop or workshop if you prefer or if your products are high value and need to remain on your premises that is fine I can come to you to photograph them.

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If you need a mix of photos for social media, for your website banners, blog posts, Instagram, facebook and Twitter feeds, I can also shoot plenty of images for this purpose too for you.

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Jewellery can be photographed on any colour background you would like, black, white, texture, or in a lifestyle set up, whatever you need for your website and other uses.

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If you need your products photographed on a model, I can arrange that for you to, male, female models of all ages can be organised.

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To get a quote for you jewellery photography let me know how many products you have and a rough idea of how you would like them photographing or if you prefer to have a chat about it you can call me on 07885472010 or email: alex@alexsharp.co.uk

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I look forward to hearing from you and seeing your jewellery, if you would like to have a couple of test shots done before you commit to having many pieces of jewellery photographed that can be arranged too.

Thanks

Alex

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What to do During the Summer Holidays with your Camera https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/8/what-to-do-during-the-summer-holidays-with-your-camera So if you're off on your holidays over the summer with your camera there's plenty out there for you to photograph, apart from the big sweeping landscapes or city scapes - depending on where you're going. Remember to look for the details too and try out some different angles, rather than shooting everything from your eye height, kneel down, or find something to stand on to get a different point of view  - sometimes in a city where a hotel just has walls of glass all the way up, why not jump in the lift to the top floor and get a birds eye city view looking down on all of the buildings, a city can look quite different when viewed from above.

A lot of cities even offer helicopter rides these days - giving you a great chance to get those views from above photos.

Don't forget the details too though, sometimes city signs and street signs can make great close ups.

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On the other hand if you're going to the beach and the seaside don't forget the rock pools and sand dunes as well as the sunsets over the sea. Even on rainy days at the beach with a rough sea there are some amazing seascapes to capture.

All around you there will opportunities for interesting close ups for you to seek out, think about what you might do with your photos when you get back and try and shoot with this in mind, sometimes it can be nice to make a montage of small squares with lots of details of the place you have been, or are you going to take lots of photos of the same view and piece them all together.

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Enjoy the rest of the school holidays whatever you get up.

Whether you are going for a walk in the woods or a stroll around Stratford upon Avon, don't forget your camera :-)

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Wedding Photography - What Can I Do For You https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/8/wedding-photography---what-can-i-do-for-you This blog is about Wedding photography,but from a slightly different perspective.

This blog is just about What I Can Do For You.

I don't want this blog to be about me - but about what I can offer you, what I offer to you as a wedding photographer.

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The First thing that I offer you is Stress Free Wedding Photography - so one less thing to worry about on your wedding day. Lots of people say lots of lovely things about me, so if you would like to see testimonials let me know - or look at my facebook page :-)

We meet a couple of times before your wedding day, if you would like a pre-wedding shoot to feel comfortable in front of the camera we can do this, as you need to feel comfortable in front of the camera - whether it's my camera or another photographers camera, ensure that you are comfortable with your photographer and that your not going to be pulling a strange crazy smile every time you realise that the camera is pointing in your direction.

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I can show you photographs from hundreds of weddings that I have photographed to help show you my style and also to help you see what type of images we can capture throughout the day at a range of different venues, both locally and countrywide. I discuss with you before your Wedding day which type of images you like and don't like, so that I know exactly what you would like. We can go to the venue and discuss your favourite spots and also back up locations if the weather is not as dry as we had hoped - as even if you are getting married in the Summer - having a back up plan helps keep the day stress free.

I go through with you exactly what you are going to get from me - which is a memory stick or DVD of all of your images - Hi Resolution - with everything in colour and also a selection in black and white and if you like the mixed colour photos - you can have some of those too.

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If you decide you would like a wedding album, after you are married you can come back and we can sort out a wedding album. The reason why I don't include this in the price - is simple -  not everybody wants an album. So what I include in the price is ALL of the edited images from your wedding - i do not limit the number of images -I take out the blinkies and the ones where auntie Lulu doesn't look great, but all of the others - you get. Some photographers will tell you they give you 100 photos from your day - how do they know which ones are the most important?  Who chooses those 100 ? Surely if you are paying me for - however many hours you choose to pay me for, then you need to be getting ALL of the photos that I take for you during that time. That's the fair way of working. The images on the DVD or memory stick are then yours to have as many prints or canvases etc done as you wish. They are not for commercial use, so you can't sell them to magazines etc. But you can use them for your own personal use to do with as you please - make wall paper out of them if you wish ;-)

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OK so let's get to the money part then. What can I do for you when it comes to the money part???? I try and make this as easy as possible for you. if you decide that you would like to have me for the whole day - and we need to have my assistant there to, to cover groom prep as well as me covering bride prep and all the angles in church covered from two points of view etc etc. and you want to spend £1500 with me, then what I say to you is, you don't need to pay me a 50% deposit, if you would like to pay me monthly you can, or 3 monthly ,we can work out what works for you. So long as you pay a deposit and the balance is paid 30 days before your wedding, we can break the rest down into smaller payments - at no extra charge - this isn't any kind of credit agreement, it's just about making life as easy as we can for you.

Weddings are expensive times and stressful times and all I want to do for you is make it as Happy and stress free as I possibly can for you.

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Remember to ask your photographer plenty of questions when you book them - what happens if their car breaks down on the way to your wedding?

Are they insured ? What happens if they get sick/have an accident and can't come ?

What happens if you have to cancel or change your date ? I know most couples get insurance for this these days, but it's still worth asking the question.

There are lots of things to discuss, so make sure that when you go to meet your photographer - or when they come to meet you, you have a pen and paper and are ready to take notes, and ask the questions you have noted down.

The last thing I will mention in this blog. Once I have seen a couple, often people will meet a few photographers before they book, if they don't book me and in the meantime I meet another couple for the same date who want to book me - I let them book me - I don't go back to check with the other couple first - I work on a first come first served basis - the first couple to complete their booking form and pay their deposit gets the day.

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I hope this helps you in your search for your photographer to capture your Wedding day. Don't forget to ask plenty of questions. Have fun. Alex

 

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Equestrian Photography around Worcestershire, the West Midlands and Warwickshire https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/8/equestrian-photography-around-worcestershire-the-west-midlands-and-warwickshire Equestrian Photography in Worcestershire, Warwickshire and the West Midlands

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  When I photograph you and your horse there are many options, but I come out to you and your horse - or horses at your yard, field or stable and we can take a selection of photos of both you and your horse in a natural way and also some photographs of you riding if you like or if you prefer we can do more fine art style photos on a coloured or black background.

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Don't worry if your horse is worried/spooked by the backgrounds, I work around your horse and we make sure that your horse is happy and comfortable with everything that we do, so if they don't like a new background appearing, then I find another way of achieving the same result for you.

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So whatever type of images you would like to achieve we will try our very best - and if you book in and the weather isn't with us, then don't worry we just move the shoot to another convenient day.

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If you would like to book in or buy a gift voucher for a friend or loved one then get in touch. Gift vouchers make great and different gifts for the horsey lovers in your life.

Tel:07885472010 or Email: alex@alexsharp.co.uk

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(Alex Sharp Photography) equestrian photography worcestershire horse photography horse portraits photographer wedding photography west midlands https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/8/equestrian-photography-around-worcestershire-the-west-midlands-and-warwickshire Fri, 03 Aug 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Arley Arboretum Wedding Photography https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/8/arley-arboretum-wedding-photography Arley Arboretum Wedding Photography

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I have photographed several weddings at Arley Arboretum, the trees and gardens are amazing.

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The church is right next to the gardens and so guests only have a short walk from the chapel to the Italian Gardens and their Reception.

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It is a pretty church with a sloping drive up towards it, makes for a great walk through when the confetti is being thrown ;-)

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The Italian Gardens are a stunning setting for casual photos and also for group shots. Arley Arboretum has had a lot of excellent work done on the Italian Gardens in the last couple of years and so now for Wedding Photography it really is a wedding photographers dream.

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The marquee out on the front lawn is in a truly beautiful setting, huge lawns for guests to walk around and plenty of room for kids to play and run around, quite safely within view of their parents.

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The light inside the marquee was fabulous, very soft and flattering, each time I have been there different size marquees have been used, but no matter how large or small they seem to fit into the front lawned area magnificently.

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If you would like to see more images from weddings and parties that I have photographed at Arley Arboretum in Worcestershire you can email me at: alex@alexsharp.co.uk or call me on 07885472010

 

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(Alex Sharp Photography) arley arboretum wedding photographer photography wedding photographer arley arboretum wedding photography worcestershire https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/8/arley-arboretum-wedding-photography Thu, 02 Aug 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Good Product Photography Improves Sales https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/8/good-product-photography-improves-sales I'm sure you read it in emails and blogs all of the time, but it's true, Good Product Photography will Improve your sales.

If you stop for a moment and think about products that you buy online - whether it's jewellery, gardening products or clothes, it doesn't really matter when you go onto a website if you can't see the product properly you leave the site you are on and go to the next website in the list - some people even search for the product they are looking for by images they see a nice image of the product they want and follow it to the website the photo is on.

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Whether you need a large group shot for the front page of your website or for cards and flyers to promote your products,

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Or high end jewellery that you want your potential customers to see at its' absolute best.

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You can bring your jewellery to me, or if you prefer have a courier drop it off and if you aren't sure of exactly what you would like, I can put some ideas together for you before you decide and we can see what will work for what you are trying to achieve, whether it's a new look for your website or a new brochure, leaflet or flyer.

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I offer hourly rates, half day or full day rates. If you have very large products or if would like me to come to you to photograph your premises and workplace, and maybe have some photos of your staff at work, then I can do this for you too.

 

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Product photography can be as creative or as plain as you need it to be depending on what you are using it for,  some sites like Amazon like plain white backgrounds, whilst for your own website you may want something a bit more exciting.

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Whatever type of product or commercial photography you are looking for why not get in touch and have a chat with me about your exact requirements

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Don't think that Product photography is something that can be done with a quick snap of a camera phone - or a mate who has just got a camera and wants to have a go. Bad photos give your website a high bounce rate - meaning your potential customers are taking one quick look and whizzing off to another site with better images where they can see the product that they want to buy in more detail and in better quality.

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Never underestimate the power of the photographs that you put up on your website to show the world who you are and what you do.

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Whatever your product, if you are spending time and money on making it, buying it, selling it, making the website or paying somebody else to build the website make sure you then don't ruin the whole thing by using awful photographs.

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Please call me for a chat about your product photography on 07885472010 or email me at alex@alexsharp.co.uk

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Equestrian Photography Worcestersire and the West Midlands https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/7/equestrian-photography-worcestersire-and-the-west-midlands Just a quick blog today to say that if you would like to have your horse photographed over the summer holidays please book in as soon as you can as my days are filling up really fast, my weekends are already full, so it's weekdays or early evening photo shoots left now until the end of September.

We can shoot natural photos, fine art images, a mixture of the two, you can have an outfit change, do some photos riding and some next to your horse - or horses - if you have a dog or dogs too then we can get them in on the photographs as well if you like, the choice is yours.

I am also trying to arrange an "out of hours shoot" for one lucky person and their horse - at a fabulous location next June/July time, it will mean transporting your horse to Pershore area for either about 8am or after 5pm, more details will follow, but if you are interested in finding out more please private message me as I know I'll only be able to do this for one or two people max.

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To book in, give me a call on 07885472010 and we can have a chat about exactly what you would like and then get you a date in the diary booked in.

Have a great day, Alex

alex@alexsharp.co.uk

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(Alex Sharp Photography) equestrian photographer bromsgrove horse photographer worcestershire photography https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/7/equestrian-photography-worcestersire-and-the-west-midlands Thu, 12 Jul 2018 09:39:29 GMT
Learn To be A Wedding Photographer Training Day - September 2018 held at Bromsgrove Wedding Venue https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/5/learn-to-be-a-wedding-photographer Over the years I have been asked a lot if I teach people how to be a Wedding Photographer - now I have shot over 600 weddings I guess it's OK to say yes I can teach you how to do it and make it an enjoyable experience for all involved, plus teaching you how to be prepared for as many different eventualities as possible at the same time.

I am offering a One Day Wedding Photography Training Day, with plenty of photo opportunities, at a Bromsgrove Wedding Venue. I will also have a Bride and Groom available for you to photograph - with multiple bouquets and rings etc.

There will be a maximum of 8 people on the course, ensuring that there really is time for you to capture some great shots with the happy couple and build your own portfolio of images to use on your website and social media pages. As one of the hardest parts of being a Wedding Photographer is that without any photos you wont get any work.... so you will be able to get some great Portfolio building shots throughout the day.

The course will run on Tuesday 18th September ( I'm just firming up available dates with the venue) refreshments during the day will be included too. You will need to bring your camera and any lenses etc that you have. We will also discuss equipment and what I carry with me at a Wedding.

If you are a hobbyist, or part time photographer and want to build your portfolio and learn more about Wedding Photography as well as building your portfolio then this will be a great day for you.

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The day will be full of amazing shooting opportunities for you to fill your portfolio with. We will be shooting inside and out and we will go through how to get the best shots in a limited amount of time, making use of available light and flash (for those who use it).

We will split the day into several sessions, giving us a chance to get plenty of shooting in, but also discussing the process from booking a wedding to delivering images and we can go over any questions you may have too.

You will need to bring your camera and lenses of course, plenty of memory cards, plenty of enthusiasm, plus appropriate clothing.

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Having an opportunity to spend a day learning some basics - and not so basics, from a seasoned Professional about a job is a great experience and having a small group around you on the day is great for bouncing photo ideas round too, it is also a great way to have other people comment on your work in a creative and positive way to help you move forward and create the kind of shots you really want.

This is a day of shooting and learning, building your portfolio and sharing with the group.

The Price for the Day is £250.

A £100 deposit is paid at time of booking and the remaining balance due 30 days before the day of the shoot.

 

A minimum of 5 people are needed to run the course, so in the event that the minimum isn't reached all deposits will be refunded.

 

 

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Working Dog and Pheasant Photographic Greeting cards https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/5/working-dog-and-pheasant-photographic-greeting-cards All of my greeting cards are now available on  their own website www.theluckypheasant.co.uk along with homeware products including  stone coasters and canvases and framed prints.

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Mugs, Coasters and matching Placemats will also soon be available.

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I attach a couple of taster images for you.

If you would like to purchase the full set of greeting cards, the set of 10 cards including P&P are £20.00

A pack of 5 cards incl P&P are £10.00  (You choose which 5 you would like)

Individual cards are £2.00 each plus £1.00 P&P.

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All of the cards are blank inside for your own message, they are 14.8cm square and come with a brown envelope.

Each card & envelope are cellophane wrapped. All cards are printed in the UK.

Please get in touch for more information.

Email: alex@alexsharp.co.uk

Tel:07885472010

 

 

 

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Wedding Photography Manor Hill House 2018 and 2019 https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/5/wedding-photography-manor-hill-house-2018-and-2019 Manor Hill House Wedding Photography is the topic for today's blog.

Manor Hill House is an exclusive wedding venue - so if you book it for your wedding that means you wont bump into anybody else at the venue apart from your wedding guests, they do not have anybody else staying there whilst you are there, it's all yours :-)

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This is great as it means I don't have to worry about who is with the wedding party - as everybody there is there for your wedding.

They have 5 rooms for guests to stay in and there is also a Holiday Inn close by for anybody else that would like to stay over.

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I love the people at Manor Hill House - they are friendly but professional, so you know that your day will run like clockwork and your food will be served on time - piping hot and will be very tasty too.

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There are plenty of photography options at Manor Hill House too, both inside for Bride Prep and on the Dance floor too of course, but also outside in the fields, lanes and gardens that surround the venue.

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Jack is also very popular and features in many weddings that I have photographed at Manor Hill House - Jack of course is the owners horse, he's a lovely lad and always poses very well for his photo with folks. Bride prep at Manor Hill House is always lovely to photograph too, the room is beautifully light and before people start arriving brides can often be found having lunch or breakfast out on the front lawn, which is such a fabulous way to start your wedding day preparations.

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Manor Hill House is in Upton Warren near Wychbold. You can see from the photos above it is a well kept house set in really pretty grounds, it also has space on the front lawns for games, bouncy castles and the like to keep the kids entertained and also the balcony that looks down over the front lawn is a great spot to do the big group shot from, which is always useful :-)

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You can also choose to have your Wedding Breakfast in the marquee, which from a photographers point of view is once again very light for photographs - and if it's hot in the summer, the sides can be rolled up too.

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For My next wedding photography blog I will blog about Grafton Manor.

In the meantime, if you have set your date and would like to have a chat about your wedding day - wherever you are getting married, please just give me a call or drop me an email and I can let you know if i'm available and we can have a chat about exactly what you would like  for your wedding day.

Best Wishes

Alex

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Flatlay Backgrounds Special Offer 3for2 https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/5/flatlay-backgrounds-special-offer-3for2 There's Still Time

Until the end of May we are offering 3for2 that's 3 Flatlay Photography Backgrounds for the price of 2, just use the code 3for2 at checkout and it will reduce your bill at the checkout. Just click on the link below.

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Flatlay Backgrounds are great for all kinds of reasons - these reasons include; Easy to use, they are ready to use as soon as you take them out of the box they arrive in. Having a Flatlay Background gives you a background that you can pick up and use anywhere you like, as the image is on a board it gives you a firm base that you don't have to worry about unrolling or weighing down on the corners and you can create any kind of look you want, depending on the light source you choose to place them in  - by a softly lit window, or bright sunlight, dark shadows or a bit of both, the choice is yours.

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If you decide you would like some help working out how to get the most from your Flatlay Background and make your products look as fabulous as possible then why not join one of our courses, with a maximum of just 4 people per course there will be plenty of time to get your products looking great and you get to choose your favourite Flatlay Background to take home with you, so that you can keep up the good work.

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The Workshops cost £75 and last for 3 hours and include notes and your own Flatlay Photo Background to take away.

The dates for the courses are;

Thursday 7th June 10am-1pm (3 spaces available)

Friday 14th September 10am - 1pm (3 spaces available)

Wednesday 10th October 10am- 1pm (4 spaces available)

Thursday 8th November 10am - 1pm (4 spaces available)

Refreshments throughout the workshop are included too.

Workshops will all take place in Dodford, Bromsgrove Worcs. B61.

To book on to one of the above dates please email me on alex@alexsharp.co.uk or

If you would like to have a chat before you book on please call me on 07885472010.

You do not need to have a fancy DSLR to do this workshop, if you shoot your photos on your phone camera then bring your phone with you, whatever camera you use is the one to bring.

A 50% deposit is required at the time of booking, with your remaining 50% payable the month before.

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To get your Flatlay Backgrounds go to the shop on this website and use code 3for2 at the checkout to get your third Flatlay Background for free :-)

If you would like to book onto one of the courses please call me on 07885472010 or email alex@alexsharp.co.uk

 

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wedding photography 2018 and 2019 https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/5/wedding-photography-2018 I am now taking bookings for weddings for 2019 and early 2020, I already have the popular summer dates booked up for next year, so as soon as you have your date booked in with your chosen venue you need to get booking everything else - especially your photographer.

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Are they insured ?

Do they have more than one camera ? (What happens if a lens or camera breaks?)

How many weddings have they photographed ? (you don't want your wedding to be their first....)

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Are there albums of theirs that you can see ?

Do they have an assistant or do they work alone ? (if you have over 100 guests will they cope on their own ?)

What happens if they are ill ?

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How many photos do you get and what does the price include?

These are just a few questions you should be asking your photographer - and whilst you're sat chatting to them ask yourself this -

Do I want to have this photographer at my wedding day - is this somebody that is going to understand and capture the special moments from my day without getting in the way of my day and without upsetting my guests ?

Is  this really the photographer for me ?  These are such important things to think about.

There are many questions to ask others and ask yourself when you are planning your special day, don't book somebody because they push you into it, book somebody because you like their work and you like them.....

If you would like to have a chat please just get in touch, I wont try and persuade you to book me, I let you make your own decision once we have met, it's your day and your choice.

Please feel free to call or email with any questions that you may have, 07885472010 or email alex@alexsharp.co.uk

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Product Photography West Midlands https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/5/product-photography-west-midlands Who would have thought that even Marks and Spencers are being hit by the High Street/Internet shopping revolution - but I guess it affects everybody - all shops, all companies.

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We all know that bad photographs do not show your products off to their best potential and therefore cannot achieve the sales that you want from your products.

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Most sales these days are internet sales and I think the announcements every week of more and more High street shops closing really reinforces this. People lead busy lives and often they are sitting in front of the TV at night whilst watching TV and surfing the net at the same time - this makes it even harder for your products to be noticed and so in order for people to see your products and achieve the urge to want to purchase your products without being able to touch and feel it, they need to be photographed well to create that need from the person viewing. This is not something that can be done quickly with the camera on your phone.

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Each product needs thought and some discussion as to what you are trying to achieve with the images. Whilst a lot of companies need their products to be on a white background, they also need photographs that are prettier for brochures, magazines and their own websites.

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If you have products that need photographing, I can photograph your products on a plain background if you need these to sell them on sites like Amazon etc., but I also offer more creative images to use on your own website.

 If you need your products to be photographed on particular colours to go with your company colours/logo i can also work this in for you.

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Products can be photographed from a variety of angles to show them off to their best, thus giving you a selection of images of each product to show to potential clients to create a better overall view of what the client is potentially buying.

 

I have nearly 20 years experience with product photography and commercial photography and have photographed products for a variety of companies from Holland and Barrett and Julian Graves to small one person businesses. It doesn't matter how big or small your business is, if you have a product that you want to sell either to other businesses or in an online shop to the general public, they need good photographs, as this also reduces returns on your items. If people can see good images of what they are buying, you will get better sales and less returned products.

If you would like to have a chat about your product photography and commercial photography needs, please feel free to get in touch, either by email - alex@alexsharp.co.uk or by phone : 07885472010

 

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Days Out for the School holidays https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/5/days-out-for-the-school-holidays Half Term will soon be upon us, so here are some ideas for great days out with the kids and the dog if you have one.

Arley Arboretum is dog friendly and has plenty of space for the kids to run around and enjoy the fresh air and watch the steam trains go passed to - the views are great and the tea shop is also really good there.

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Check out their website for full details, but it makes a great day out with lots going on to keep the kids entertained.

They have animal trails and all sorts to keep the kids happy.

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Arley Arboretum is also a fabulous wedding venue.

 

Avoncroft Museum is another great place for a day out

http://www.avoncroft.org.uk/whats-on/events-programme/ check out their website for everything that's going on there over half term.

A great place with so much to see and do, plus coffee shop and souvenir shop. They have a craft and create week over half term - you may need to book the kids in for these though before hand as they are bound to be popular....

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Plus there is the west midlands safari Park, Bewdley, Stratford Upon Avon, you could pop to Henley and grab a fabulous ice cream and climb the mount to eat it. We have the river and Cathedral in Worcester. Slimbridge is another amazing day out and just an hour down the motorway.

 

Clent is also great for a run round for the kids and dogs, plenty of fresh air and fabulous views from the top, or if you're feeling super energetic and want some larger hills to climb, then let's not forget the Malvern Hills - that'll tire them all out. If you do decide to take the dog with you, remember the dogs water bowl and water for him/her too, they get super hot in their fur coats, or it may even be better to leave them at home in the shade if the weather stays as warm as it is. My boys have so much fur I have to walk them before it gets too warm in the morning and again once it's cooled down at night.

Don't forget of course your local parks and don't forget your camera, it's great to get photos of the kids running round outside having fun with the dog or their favourite bike or football.

If you would like to book a session over half term I can meet you at a local park and get some family photos of you all, action photos can be great fun, I have a few slots left during half term week, I come to the local park, spend an hour with you and the price includes two 12x8 inch prints of your choice for just £60 until the end of May. Call or email for availability, 07885472010 or alex@alexsharp.co.uk.

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Flatlay Photography Backgrounds Special Offer 3for2 https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/5/flatlay-photography-backgrounds-special-offer-3for2 Until the end of May we are offering 3for2 that's 3 Flatlay Photography Backgrounds for the price of 2, just use the code 3for2 at checkout and it will reduce your bill at the checkout. Just click on the link below.

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/FlatlayBackgrounds?coupon=3FOR2

Flatlay Backgrounds are great for all kinds of reasons - these reasons include; Easy to use, they are ready to use as soon as you take them out of the box they arrive in. Having a Flatlay Background gives you a background that you can pick up and use anywhere you like, as the image is on a board it gives you a firm base that you don't have to worry about unrolling or weighing down on the corners and you can create any kind of look you want, depending on the light source you choose to place them in  - by a softly lit window, or bright sunlight, dark shadows or a bit of both, the choice is yours.

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If you decide you would like some help working out how to get the most from your Flatlay Background and make your products look as fabulous as possible then why not join one of our courses, with a maximum of just 4 people per course there will be plenty of time to get your products looking great and you get to choose your favourite Flatlay Background to take home with you, so that you can keep up the good work.

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The Workshops cost £75 and last for 3 hours and include notes and your own Flatlay Photo Background to take away.

The dates for the courses are;

Thursday 7th June 10am-1pm (3 spaces available)

Friday 14th September 10am - 1pm (3 spaces available)

Wednesday 10th October 10am- 1pm (4 spaces available)

Thursday 8th November 10am - 1pm (4 spaces available)

Refreshments throughout the workshop are included too.

Workshops will all take place in Dodford, Bromsgrove Worcs. B61.

To book on to one of the above dates please email me on alex@alexsharp.co.uk or

If you would like to have a chat before you book on please call me on 07885472010.

You do not need to have a fancy DSLR to do this workshop, if you shoot your photos on your phone camera then bring your phone with you, whatever camera you use is the one to bring.

A 50% deposit is required at the time of booking, with your remaining 50% payable the month before.

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Commercial and Product Photography To Make you Stand Out From The Crowd in 2019 https://www.alexsharp.co.uk/blog/2018/5/commercial-and-product-photography-to-make-you-stand-out-from-the-crowd It is difficult to stress to companies and small businesses just how crucial your online presence is, so many businesses are now just online, with no physical high street shop, it means that your online look is more important than ever and with the massive rise in image use on social media and more and more blogs and websites appearing every single day, as a business owner, you need to ensure that you establish your online brand well and stand out on the internet.

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As we all know, great images are a fundamental part of that, the images that you share of your products and what you do on social media represent you and your business, it is one of the most powerful tools to help promote you and what you do/make/sell etc. So if you haven't invested in a Professional Photographer to help you promote your business yet, you should get in touch soon.

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It's true, when they say, that you only get one chance to make a great first impression and here at Alex Sharp Photography I will ensure that the images I capture for you do just that, I can supply product shots for your brochures, catalogues, web shop, posters and leaflets etc, but also supply you with a stock of imagery for your social media posts.

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It doesn't matter whether you run a product or service based business, we can work together to create images that show your brand off and help to entice the buyers in. Showing your customers exactly what you do, make or what services you offer just by looking at the images we produce. As most people buy into images online these days and a quick glance is all it takes for the potential buyer to stay on your website, read your Blog Post or quickly move on to the next.