Product shots, travels, and the start of the wedding season.

Wow, it’s been far too long since I’ve written to the blog – life seems to keep taking my spare time from me!  As usual, lots going on both in the photography side of things and in the rest of my life.

A few weeks ago, you may have seen a picture on my Facebook page of me taking pictures of a large hair bow.  My better half is really gifted with her craft work and is helping a friend of hers get a clothing business off the ground.  The company is called Spirit Athletic, and they’re specialising in bespoke pro Cheerleading clothing (both my wife and her friend are previous national-level cheerleaders.) Their website is in the final stages of being set up, but please keep an eye on

I’ve also been meeting with several couples ahead of their weddings this year – I met two couples in one day recently; it seems I’m getting lots of bookings in and around London.  Really looking forward to my first wedding of the year, only a couple of weeks away – it’s right in the middle of London so I’m hoping for some really great shots  I’m taking my wife down soon for a weekend break and scouting of the church ahead of the big day.  I always make sure I’ve visited the main wedding locations ahead of the big day – I want to be comfortable with the location, and I’ll start pre-visualising the shots I think will work.  It means I free up my brain on the day as it’s always fairly hectic!  I’ll be sure to cover the upcoming events with a blog post. 

My day-to-day-pays-the-bills day job affords me the occasional overseas trip, and recently I was lucky enough (for a change) to get a trip to Nevada.  I found myself with a spare day, so arranged a morning at the Hoover Dam.  Whilst I didn’t really have the right wide lens to capture the whole dam I was able to capture some interesting shots.  There are two winged bronze statues that are really impressive, and I’m pleased with the pictures I got of them.  The tour was really interesting, and it’s certainly an impressive feat of engineering.  It’s also not stupidly expensive, so if you’re ever in the area I recommend a visit.

Lastly, I’m branching out to offer event photo services for balls, graduations and proms.  I’ve already got my first booking for a RAF Summer Ball in July – I’m really looking forward to it, and whilst I know it’ll be busy, I expect it to be less frantic and stressful than the average wedding!

Thanks for reading,


Alan Hall

Owner and Founder of A D Hall Photography, a Lincoln (UK) based company offering wedding photography, portraits, family photoshoots and event photography.