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Here I will post some updates about what I am up to along with some photos and general information about the life of a photographer.

Copy of Have Camera will travel

As a full time photographer people often ask where I have shot before, well without going through all my backed up data here are just a few of my regular haunts!

BULLS HEAD CHISLEHURST - ROYAL TUNBRIDGE WELLS -SEVENOAKS - DANSON HOUSE - DODE CHURCH - ARCHBISHOPS PLACE - BUXTED PARK HOTEL - 
DONNINGTON MANOR SEVENOAKS -
NORFOLK MEAD HOTEL - THE SPA TUNBRIDGE WELLS - THE ROYAL WELLS HOTEL - OLD KENT BARN - PORT LYMPNE - COOLING CASTLE BARN - OLD KENT BARN - SWALLOWS BARN - TALBOT INN RIPLEY - HIGH ROCKS
WINTERS BARN - OAKWOOD HOUSE - THE HOP FARM - BRANDS HATCH SPA - BRANDS HATCH THISTLE - SALOMONS - CHIDDINGSTONE CASTLE - BICKLEY MANOR - HAYESDEN PARK - ST JULIANS CLUB - LANDMARK HOTEL LONDON - WESTERHAM CHURCH - ST BOLOTHS CHURCH - LONDON GOLF CLUB - WESTERHAM GOLF CLUB - PARKWOOD GOLF CLUB - LONDON GOLF CLUB
GROSVNOR CHAPEL LONDON - NORFOLK - SUSSEX - WEST SUSSEX - CROYDON - BEXLEY - BROMLEY - BECKENHAM - KENT - SURREY - OVERSEAS!

If you know anyone getting married in 2018 who may be looking for a photographer chances are I have shot their venue, I also offer them a free pre booking shoot to get to know me before they book and at the moment I have some special offers that I am unable to put on social media (so they have to get in touch and have a free shoot to find out what they are.

We can offer:

* Photography only
* Two photographers
* 360 degree photography
* Video services
* Photo Kiosk
* Drone (subject to licence and weather/location)

But we don't just shoot weddings, we also shoot products, events, offer onsite print, we have a fully equipt studio in Tonbridge, Kent, we produce commercial videos for corporate clients and bands, we can restore old photos, if you are looking for professional services please get in touch.

 

Bride/Bridesmaids Free Studio photo shoot

As a special offer to all you Brides out there what better way to celebrate and build toward your special day than to have a studio shoot with the girls! 

We are offering for a limited period a free studio shoot for you and the girls if you have booked a free engagement (pre-booking shoot) with us, there is no obligation to book us as your wedding photographers but at least we get a chance to show you how we work, what have you got to loose?

The Lost Village of Dode in Kent

Here is a nice 11x14 lay flat book created for a client from 2016, These guys were married at the Lost Village of Dode, a wonderful 900 year old chapel in Kent.

The day was relaxed and informal as Dode lends it's self to that and the wedding party did as well, it was a joy to cover especially as these guys were not new to being married but were truly in love with each other.

What an amazing party

#kasimira pre party drinks by sevenoaks-photography.co.uk - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

#kasimira the gilrs take a shot - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

The guests arrive, it's an airport arrival lounge complete with baggage scanner and the captain and crew, the guests arrive at St Tropez well the most amazing marquee with sandy beach, huge screen projections of St Tropez harbor, music, free bar and tables that are strong enough to dance on, this was going to be a night to remember.

Above are a couple of 360 shots taken during the evening, our job was to capture everyone there as they turned up and print their shot onsite edited Black and White, then move on to roving camera work, so we also did some 360 and stayed until 1.30am to make sure we didn't miss anything. 

The clients have a 900 image gallery to look back on all edited to a professional standard.

We will go that extra mile to make sure your evening is there to look back on even if you perhaps had a few too many pina colada's to remember yourself, so relax and enjoy the party! 

Big Garden Birdwatch January 2017 Sundridge Sevenoaks

Well it's been a while since my last Blog, not because I have not been bothered but because November and December had me very busy indeed resulting in around 10.000 images and hours upon hours of footage to go through, well I am mostly up to date now and today had a nice few hours with my wife Bird watching in the garden.

Above are a few of the shots I took using a Canon 6d and a 28-300 mm L series lens, now believe it or not 300 mm is just not enough length for this type of photography unless you can get pretty close and we decided as it was freezing cold to sit in the patio door just inside so the resulting images are not bad considering.

My favorite shots are the ones where the birds are in motion, most of these were shot at around 1/1800 -2000 second as a shutter speed so it just shows how fast these guys move.

In fact I enjoyed this so much, though I think in the summer, when its warm and I am in a tee shirt with a cold drink it's probably more my preferred environment, I will get something 500 mm or longer to have another go.

This is the thing about photography, there is always another area to discover.

Thanks for reading.

Matt