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Well the year is well and truely underway and its set to be even busier across the photography services offered by us at National Photographer.
Last year we spent a lot of time with the website development, creating our studio and locations list so that we are ready for our clients. This year has started with more photography than last year and our Boudoir Photo shoots are proving to be popular.
We have arranged the commercial side of the boudoir and  glamor photography to grafixphoto.co.uk The new Grafixphoto website is a work in progress as we have carried out a lot of work across all of the websites and the blogs.

We have planned a shoot this summer in Prague and have two clients for this which will be great to build up the profile.

We have had a Massive problem with the hosting service from Streamline.net as they don’t/can’t set their systems correctly, which means that none of the mail systems work correctly.
We are lucky as GTWCMT is providing some of the services that we need to work, but we still have large communication problems with emails working and then they disappear into junk folders.

We are now working on fixing the services and switching supplier and hopefully can resolve these issues and spend more time on photography and  of course developing the trash the dress portfolio.

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We saw this written on the  wedding chaos website and though it may inspire,  their full article can be found here

  

Animals: Whether it is a pose on your favourite horse or on the sofa lounging with your pet cats, choose your animals wisely and be practical about how you handle them.  If you like the idea of having your picture taken with a falcon swooping down behind you, make sure of course that you have the bird’s trainer nearby or that you’re wearing the relevant arm protection etc.

Available – Hawks and Falcon and Barn owls. Horses

Barn:  With your partner or without, a roll in the hay and a pair of Wellingtons while you trudge through the mud on a farm, sit on a tractor and herd the cows or sheep.

Available – All

Boating: Hire a small boat and row it out into a lake, have pictures taken during the rowing and then climb out of the boat and walk back to the shore line.

Available – Cheltenham, Cirencester, London

Beach:  In the surf or on the cliffs, a stunning back drop for any photo shoot as long as the weather is warm.
Currently trying to Locate a beach which has a water fall cascading down onto the beach.

Limited availability North Somerset, Devon, Cornwall  and wales

Climb a Tree / Woods: Just like being a kid, let the dress flow over an oak tree or if you are daring enough, and of course have taken safety precautions, why not climb the tree and hang from the branch with the dress hanging down around you.  For a more woodland adventure, take a picnic blanket and let the acorns and sycamore leaves stick to your hair as you lie on the ground.

Available – Royal forest of dean and other locations across the country.

  • Create Your Favourite Story Book: Was there a favorite fairytale you enjoyed as a young girl?  Maybe you could create scenes from the story and participate in the story’s actions during the photos?
  • Available – Various castles within the UK and Euro Disney, and Athlone Ireland (remains of a castle on a lake side)

    Down on the farm: put on your wellies and trudge through the mud and the fields, walk past the animals, petting them as you go.  Perhaps a few shots sitting on a bale of hay or a leaning on one of the giant wheels of a tractor.

    Fairground Rides: You would get some lovely photos from the Big Wheel; your photographer could be on the ground taking the shots or even in the cart in front of you.  Water ride shots would be spectacular but for the roller coaster ride, just hope your photographer has a steady hand.

    Available – Vintage fair in Bromyard, various fairs across the UK, Alton towers, West-midlands, Great thrope Park

    Fields: Find a field of corn or heather and run through it dragging your fingers through the crops or just enjoy a good roll around.  Running up and down a vineyard would also make wonderful pictures.

    available – Corn feild, Poppy Field, Sunflower, and Rape seed fields, also strawberry fields.  Remember these are sessional crops

    Fire: This of course destroys the dress completely and you must ensure you take the proper precautions, and of course consider what you will be wearing while you watch your dress burn.

    Available – LIMITED and costly due to Health and Safety and on hand support requirements

    Fire Station: Slide the pole, ride the engine and get hosed down by the firemen.

    availability – Limited and part of the costs do go to charity.

    Hills / Mountains: As long as it is warm enough, hike up a hill and enjoy your photographs with stunning scenery behind you.

    Holiday Locations: Perhaps you would like a photo of you at Disneyland or maybe climbing the Eifel Tower?  Find your favourite location, be it Stonehenge, your local Churchyard, an ocean liner or even a scenic tree lined avenue next to your favourite pub.

    availability – See our Prague summer shoot for details, Limited availability and may have to join other like-minded women for a group photo shoot of dress trashes.

    Industrialised: Adorn the bright yellow hard hat and pose against the machinery or a run down building site.

    availability – Limited  due to major regeneration work for demolition sites, but not building sites, Client will have to under go on site health and safety brief before the photo shoot.  This could also include scrap yards and salvage yards.

  • Movie Madness: Pose for a scene from your favourite film, be it an old movie where the damsel in distress is tied to railway tracks, unused ones of course, or a romantic scene from a more modern movie.
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    availability – Train track are available in the Gloucester Area as well as old bridges

    Sporting Events: For the more adventurous brides, wear your dress during a sky dive or a bungee jump off a local landmark; perhaps incorporate it into a shoot for charity, ensuring of course that you give your photographer the thumbs up when you are ready to go as you don’t want them to miss the shot!  Try ice skating, rock climbing or even ten pin bowling as other alternatives.

    availability – Caving is also available

    Spray Painting: For the very brave of you, get family members, your new husband for instance, to paint graffiti on your dress or get your bridesmaids to spray the dress with different colours while you twirl around with your arms outstretched.
    Availability – I would suggest using our loan dresses or supplied dresses for this shot.

    The Playground: Twirl on the roundabout, roll down the slide and enjoy the thrill of the swing as your dress catches the wind.   Enjoy the play park, perhaps with your favourite pet and don’t forget to snap a few pictures on the see saw.

    Availbility – Lots of places, Photo shoots may be better set in the evening, early morning or when its raining.

    Tyre Change: Get oily and greasy by changing a car tyre, a few streaks of oil on the face or dress will make it look authentic.

    availability – Limited, but can be staged if required, car choice may be limited, For F1 Formula racing cars and luxury cars  please ask.

    Water: There is of course a wide variety of water around us, be it the sea or a nearby stream.  Find your favourite water spot and immerse yourself, complete with dress into the water.  Let the water fan your dress around you and for a romantic theme have some rose petals scattered in the water.

    Availability –  Gloucester, Royal Forest of Dean, Athlone Ireland, Cerney (Cirencester) Richmond Park London and many many more nation wide

    Your Life: Taking shots while visiting your favourite social venues or rooms in your own home and outside in the garden perhaps.  Doing this you can incorporate small things that are important in your life whether it is your car or a photograph of a lost loved one in the background behind you.  What about taking photos at your work place?

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    We  just wanted to bump a post on the trash the dress blog as it seems that its all gone a little quiet over the winter and spring with zero bookings!  We have already started making plans for the Summer photo shoot in Prague in a few months time. We wanted to know how we could entice you ladies into digging out your old wedding dress from maybe last years wedding and come along for a photo shoot.

    At the moment we are at a little bit of a loss as  we seem to have fallen into catch 22,  clients may want to see more photo’s but as we are starting out on this trashing of the dresses,  we dont have a lot of pictures to show you  to bring you in for these fun exciting photo shoots.. see our problem..

    All I can do is ask,  if you want to mix a short city break with a fun photo shoot with a difference, then why not give us a shout and we can see what we can work out.

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    For those brides that have come to the first year of their wedding, it is of course your wedding anniversary which is Paper..

    You can treat yourself and your hubby with a stunning photo shoot with the both of you on our trash the dress or rock the frock  photo shoot..

    But if you are a little daring, you brides may want something a little more secret and exciting to give your husband with a Bridal Boudoir Photo shoot. As you my have come to this blog from our boudoir blog site You will know that we offer a great time on our photo shoot and our bridal boudoir shoot can take place both before the wedding day, where we would offer you the album or pocket-book or Both to give to him on the wedding day… well If you missed out on your chance to do that, then why not now take advantage?

    Sample album for Bridal Boudoir

    With your first years anniversary to be symbolised with paper nothing is  as unique as a Bridal boudoir album for him, We all know it’s a day for you to look stunning and be pampered, but he doesn’t have to know that, to him it’s just a special gift you wanted to share with him..

    We all know that trying to fit in one of these secret bridal  boudoir photo shoots can be a little hard and that is why we shoot till late, so if you can’t take time off work we can shoot after work, week days and weekends..

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    I Know its christmas time and the weather outside is a little chilly but we are thinking ahead… way way ahead…

    If you have seen some of the photos that we have done and LONG to have a SUPER FUN TRASH THE DRESS PHOTO SHOOT.. then why not get in touch?
    We are planning on increasing our websites gallery page and we want you to help us.. and in return we are going to help you!

    We are looking for some girls and some guys to come into our lives and fill it with FUN and more fun on a photo shoot, we will shoot your photography in return that you meet our costs and you get some great photo and have a fun day..

    Bring you hubby along, leave him at home just bring yourself, your dress or ball gown and we will do the rest.. Just let us know that you want to come and we will start making the arrangements with you..

    If we can we will try to arrange a multi shoot with a few girls at different locations for the shoots and that way it’s even more great value…

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    If you are thinking of a trash the dress shoot in the UK then you should get in touch with us (me – Rory)

    If you have been to the trash the dress website you will see that while we had lots of people contacting us for photo shoots back in the summer there is a lack of interest this winter.. I’m not sure why!!

    It may be that its a little cold for a watery photo shoot, but there are still plenty of places available where you can have your shoot taken.

    While not shooting you can be fed coffee, tea or hot chocolate and even put on a big warm coat so that you dont get too cold 🙂

     

    Due to the slow uptake and maybe as we have honest prices (pay for the work we do and buy prints at lower prices)  we will try to shoot some people for the least amount of money as possible. But please dont forget we have costs to cover and trust me when I say taking a photo with a digital camera is not free. Just like running a business..car etc.. but we (I) try. So come on over and give me a call. You may still be able to get your album back in time for christmas…

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    Click the link to find out more!

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