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 http://www.spiritathletic.com

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,

Al.

Alan Hall

Lincoln, UK

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