Last weekend was another quiet one for me.

I met the coolest granny & her clan for an 80th family photoshoot, took a 2nd viewing on a house we’re looking at, caught a bit of a New York banjo player playing the Adelphi, saw Alice In Wonderland @ Imax (don’t bother), had a curry in Bradford and caught the Fun Lovin Criminals at the o2 academy. And in between all that, I also did the wedding fair at Woodlands Hotel in Leeds.

Woodlands Hotel, Leeds by Barnaby Aldrick

I’m one of the recommended photographers there and it was fantastic to meet and chat with loads of prospective couples about their upcoming weddings.  Some couples I chatted with were particularly cool and my fingers are crossed they might ask me on board!

There were also a good bunch of the Woodlands regulars in the house too, including my good buddies Phil Barber, Jill Ryder and Fiona of Firenza Floral Design, who kindly pimped my table with some amazing orchids!  Those and the jelly babies went down a treat.  It was also really cool to be posted next to a like-mind, Alan MacMillan.  Alan runs the excellent MacMillan Films, and it was refreshing to find a videographer that’s actually got some craft and an eye for film.  He used to work in TV and it shows in the quality of his work, but he’s also a thoroughly nice chap.

I like to have a wedding fair to focus on getting the business up to date.  I had some tasty new brochures & business cards printed at the ever helpful and super speedy Wyke Printers and have updated my official website!

Barnaby Aldrick dot com revamp has been a stronghold of my wedding highlights for a good few years now, build from scratch by a smart cookie pal of mine Tom Evans at Numiko.  I still love the way the site grows to fit any screen and can be viewed full-screen.  But as is ever the case with the official website, it sort of gathers digital dust while the blog gets all the attention.  It was loads of fun last week digging through last years weddings to create a new stash of laid-back portraits, stunning details and timeless moments.  I’ve added an opening slideshow, have updated and expanded all the galleries, built-in an open sample client-area to show viewers what a potential client area looks like and have generally added larger site backgrounds.

There are still a few teething issues (the contact form has died, so if you’d like me to post a brochure you way, email me with your details) but Mr T’s on it!

I’m really pleased with it, and it’s always nice to get up a fresh stock of highlights up to represent my style.  Click here for a nosey. Make sure you go full-screen!

Finally, tomorrow is…


I’m off down to the Birmingham NEC with my Urbex man James Lester, Booker, Boyd & the Barbers to geek at all the shiny photo gadgetry!

Focus on Imaging

It’s always good form to keep on top of developments in the photo world; be it new framing companies (like the excellent Ultimat above), checking out the other album suppliers or just having a go on very, very silly-big lenses.

If any of you are about there tomorrow give me a bell on 07929 087 982 and we’ll have a coffee somewhere.

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