Friday, February 25, 2011

Out In The English Countryside

A couple of weekends ago Vanessa and I were invited to stay at a friends house in the country. David and Michelle were the perfect hosts! It was a mini vacation for a day and a half but so very refreshing! The Sunday morning David and I got up and went out for a walk in the morning air. It was a little damp and there was just a hint of chill in the air but it was perfect for wandering through the English Country Side.  The dog came along and was flushing pheasants everywhere. We even spotted a white pheasant and it was a real treat!

I brought along my camera (is anyone surprised by that?) and thought I would share some of what I got to see on the Sunday morning walk.


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Something Different!


I love photographing weddings that is true, Vanessa also loves photographing weddings. But on the odd occasion we have sometime off we love to go to the zoo! Capturing images of the animals is fun and challenging in so much as you have to fight the crowds and wait for a good look or gaze casually cast your way. There is a down side to this though. It makes me sad that the animals are living out their lives in captivity and that can’t be any fun at all. The Cincinnati Zoo is one of the top breeding zoos in the United States. They breed to keep the species going and to prevent extinction. We try to support as many wild life causes as we can. We believe it is important for us, our children and the generations to come to be able to see these animals in real life, not just a photograph.




Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Composites of Lauren–Just Having Fun

Ok, I will stop after these two! I have just had a great time editing Laurens shoot and as I am just about finished I thought I would put these last two up.

On the day of Laurens shoot she gave us a beautiful hand made Thank You card that she had done and last night I received a Thank You text from her! She is ever so thoughtful and kind and we really do look forward to working with her again!

She told me last night in her text her friends liked her pictures as well and we would be happy to work with any of Laurens friends on their own photo shoot and help them create their first portfolio as we did for Lauren.



We will be offering a 25% discount (until March 5th 2011)to anyone arranging a portrait shoot that refers to this blog post and mentions Lauren’s Photo Shoot!

Monday, February 21, 2011

A Few More of Lauren!

Just having a little fun creating something special for a special young lady!
More to follow as I get more editing done but I think these really show Laurens personality and sense of humor! Portrait Collages give you more images in a single framed image and are as unique as the subject of the portrait!



Sunday, February 20, 2011

Portrait Portfolio For Lauren!

We had a great time photographing Lauren, and as you can see she is a natural in front of the camera! She did very well on her first photo shoot. She picked up very quickly what we were asking her to do. She did a fantastic job and we very much look forward to working with Lauren again!  Here’s a sneak peak at Lauren’s portrait shoot.



Saturday, February 19, 2011

Foreverly Spring Time!

Ok it’s not spring time outside yet… But it is spring time here at the Foreverly Blog! As the day here is a bit over cast and gloomy, a little cold and rainy. I thought it would be a great idea to tap into the spring reserves at Foreverly Photography and share the sunshine and warmth with everyone!


Friday, February 18, 2011

Planning Photography Coverage for Your Wedding Day


Some couples book us with budget at the forefront of their thinking and who can blame them. In this economy it is tight for all of us. We appreciate that, the result is we work even harder to give our couples the photographic coverage of their wedding day that they want, not just what they think they can afford.

“Time is Money” but in this case “Time is Memories”. Booking a wedding photographer for 4 hours may give you the impression that you will have all the important parts of your day covered but maybe it is just as important to think about what isn’t being covered.

As an example - you book four hours of photography coverage, you may choose to start with some getting ready photographs of the bride. This would be followed by the groom and his groomsmen and perhaps some photographs with parents at this point. Next would be photographic coverage of the bride arriving at the church, the ceremony and then on to the reception for a few photographs on the remaining time.

Have you allowed time for us to take you and your partner away for some romantic photographs at the venue? Is there time for any group photographs of the bridal party, relatives that may have travelled long distances or you rarely get to see? Have you left time for photographing the speeches? The cake cutting? The photographs of your first dance together as a couple? What about a receiving line at the reception or candid shots with your friends and co-workers.

When Vanessa and I photograph a wedding (and I mean every wedding) we always photograph it as if we are going to produce a wedding album for our couple. It doesn’t matter if they have purchased one or even asked for one. Our photographic style is to photograph our couples in a fashion that allows us to tell the story of their day. The little details of the brides dress, shoes, flowers, special jewelry. The expression on a fathers face, as he sees his little girl as woman in her wedding gown are all parts of the story we want to tell for our couples. This gives our couples the option of ordering an album when it is more finically feasible if they so desire. Once the day has past all the memories that were left undocumented are gone and can’t be recovered.

Some couples think they can rely on friends or family members to capture these precious moments. But is it worth risking these once in a life time moments to the inexperienced, untrained eye that may not be looking for these things or even aware that they are happening.

We work with our couples to help them plan and get the very most out of the wedding photography coverage that they can afford. At the end of the day what is left? The limo is gone, the food has been enjoyed and the friends and family have gone home. So when you want to remember and re-live this most special of days you reach for your wedding pictures.



We would be happy to help you plan your wedding day photography coverage it’s included in all of our packages!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Family Portraits


Looking back my youngest daughter turned 21 years old this week. It really does seem just like yesterday that I was putting her on the bus for pre-school. As we get older our memory isn’t always as sharp and keen as it once was. With photographs we have a way to recall all those times gone by. To share and laugh at the pictures of us in the clothes and hair styles of the time. One of my favorite times is sitting around with my family (all 5 of my brothers and sisters) and me and my kids looking at photographs from our childhood.

Vanessa and I had a blast photographing this family! The two girls were both cute as a button and great to work with. They were not at all camera shy and willing to play as we worked.

At the end of the day we have great memories and pictures only serve to enhance those memories. Family Portrait Photography is something we think is very important and every family should have a current portrait done.

I hope you enjoy these family photos!

Annabel Montage 2
emily montage 2
Family Montage 3


Thank You Steve, Louise, Annabel and Emily we really enjoyed our time with you!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wall Art

As Wedding & Portrait Photographers, Vanessa and I love the idea of going out and just wandering with our camera’s and discovering some things new and some things old. Colors and textures as well as patterns that either occur in nature or are man made always seem to catch our eye. We stretch our creativity and use the natural occurring light as we discover little details in the world around us.

These adventures help keep our eyes sharp and our minds keen and help to strengthen our Wedding and Portrait photography skills.

We have made these into wall art and have decorated our home with them. The images are not the everyday images hanging in Art shops or Shopping Centers.

We thought we would share some of them with you and hope you enjoy them as much as we do!


Additional Fine Art can be viewed and purchased at

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Engagement Photographs

At Foreverly Photography we offer engagement sessions, and most of our wedding packages include engagement sessions. The engagement session serves two purposes. The first and most obvious is pictures of the happy couple!!

The second and not so obvious is to give us a chance to work with you before your wedding day. At the conclusion of the engagement session we aren’t  strangers any more.

We have spent and hour or so together and we aren’t just two people sticking cameras in your faces. On the wedding day we have found that this has significantly reduced the stress some couples naturally feel when working with photographers.

During the engagement session we have the chance to talk about your wedding day. We get to talk in depth about your plans and expectations concerning your photography coverage. It goes one step farther in planning your wedding day photography needs.






Call Us To Schedule Your Engagement Session!

Monday, February 14, 2011

The Ring Shot

We really like doing a shot of the wedding rings for our couples! There is an important reason (not just the obvious reason) to have a great quality Macro shot of your wedding rings. We like to include the photograph of the ring in all of our album designs. They are the outward symbol that the whole world sees and they are unique to you and your partner. The rings that you have chosen are special to you and your partner. However, in the event something should happen (and we sincerely hope nothing does) you have a visible record that can be shown to a jeweler or an insurance company.

What’s the first thing that happens when a girl tells her friends and family that she is engaged?

Everyone asks to see ring!

We can and often do include a picture of your engagement ring in your engagement session.

Here are a few of our favorite ring shots…



Foreverly Valentines Day Gift Vouchers!

If you find yourself getting engaged on Valentines Day Foreverly Photography has a gift for you!

We are offering a one hour shoot with web sized images on disc free to the first 20 couples who respond! So if you know someone or are someone who is getting engaged then pass this £75 value gift offer on to them! Call or email us to reserve your free engagement session!

diamond in white flower bud

Friday, February 11, 2011


Yesterday I had a special treat for lunch when I met with our good friend and fellow photographer Michelle Morris in Worcester. Michelle is an accomplished portrait photographer and is a long time friend of Vanessa. Michelle and Vanessa were the hugely popular Morris & Tombs Photography.
Michelle took me into Worcester and introduced me to Katherine Bujanszki owner of Beautiful Flowers  (  ) The shop is located on New Street and is  full of fresh flowers, beautiful arrangements and the perfume of flowers is soothing and refreshing. Katherine did all the floral arrangements for Michelle's wedding and after meeting her and having a look around her shop I completely understand why!
Next Michelle took me to meet Anja Potze owner of Anja Potze Fine Jewellery LTD ( Anja offers custom pieces that are works of art. Beautifully crafted rings, bracelets, ear rings and necklaces! Her shop is quiet intimate with the displays lit perfectly so as to appreciate the beauty of her work and is  located on Friar Street.
As Vanessa and I establish Foreverly Photography here in the UK we are meeting new people and renewing old friendships. We are firm believers that personal recommendations are the one thing that makes finding wedding vendors, or vendors of any kind really, much easier. Trusting the details of a wedding to someone you know little to nothing about is very stressful. We think by sharing and introducing our clients to our trusted vendors we can help reduce the stress. We won't recommend anyone we wouldn't use ourselves. We hope that gives our clients a good starting place from which to work. We happily and quite confidently recommend Anja, Kate and of course Michelle!
Big Thanks to Michelle ( ) Worcester Portrait Photographer  for sharing these two wonderful businesses with us and for being such a good friend.