Andy Li Photography: Blog http://www.andyli-photography.com/blog en-us (C) Andy Li Photography andy@andyli-photography.com (Andy Li Photography) Wed, 18 Feb 2015 22:09:00 GMT Wed, 18 Feb 2015 22:09:00 GMT http://www.andyli-photography.com/img/s10/v100/u231439325-o58998422-50.jpg Andy Li Photography: Blog http://www.andyli-photography.com/blog 120 80 Jane + Adrian: Pre-wedding shoot - St. Andrew's Church, Shifnal http://www.andyli-photography.com/blog/2015/2/jane-adrian-pre-wedding-shoot-st-andrews-church-shifnal With only 3 months to go until the lovely Jane and Adrian's wedding, it was time to create some awesome images during their pre-wedding shoot - which is available with all of my wedding packages. 

We spent a lovely hour around the Sensory Garden at St. Andrew's Church in Shifnal, Shropshire.  Here are some of my favourites.

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andy@andyli-photography.com (Andy Li Photography) Pre-wedding shoot Sensory Garden Shifnal Shropshire Shropshire wedding photography St Andrew's Church http://www.andyli-photography.com/blog/2015/2/jane-adrian-pre-wedding-shoot-st-andrews-church-shifnal Wed, 18 Feb 2015 22:08:29 GMT
Louise + Neil: Engagement Shoot @ Lilleshall Abbey, Shropshire http://www.andyli-photography.com/blog/2015/2/louise-neil-engagement-shoot-lilleshall-abbey-shropshire There are so many wonderful places on our doorstep in Shropshire - it is such a beautiful county.  When Louise and Neil suggested going to Lilleshall Abbey for their engagement shoot I thought what a cool place to do a shoot.  When I saw the Abbey for the first time on Saturday I was in my element...what a fantastic location!

I am really looking forward to Louise and Neil's big day...which is actually on my birthday!  :)  They will be tying the knot in the beautiful church just down the road from the Abbey, and their reception will be at the fabulous Goldstone Hall.

Here are a few of my favourites from the shoot on Saturday.  Oh...and check out Louise's shooooes!  Amazing!  :)

Feel free to...Pin these photos...click the Facebook button at the top...and it would be great to have some blog love ;)

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andy@andyli-photography.com (Andy Li Photography) Engagement Shoot at Lilleshall Abbey Lilleshall Abbey" "Engagement Shoot" Shropshire Wedding Photographer http://www.andyli-photography.com/blog/2015/2/louise-neil-engagement-shoot-lilleshall-abbey-shropshire Mon, 09 Feb 2015 19:30:47 GMT
Peter + Katy: Wedding at Shooters Hill Hall, Shropshire http://www.andyli-photography.com/blog/2015/2/peter-katy-wedding-at-shooters-hill-hall-shropshire This is the first wedding I've been to that had Brides-Fairies...in fact THE only wedding that's had them.  I have to say though, they do make a lovely alternative to having bridesmaids!  :)  Let me share Peter and Katy's amazing wedding at Shooters Hill Hall from last summer with you. 

Peter Walker is an international sculptor and artist, based in Shrewsbury.  Peter and Katy fell in love with Shooters Hill Hall when they met with Ishbel to talk about his amazing sculptures, which can be seen in the following photos.

Katy looked beautiful in her wedding dress from Wedding World and her hair and makeup was courtesy of the lovely Laura Baxter.

Shooters Hill Hall is a beautiful Regency mansion in Shropshire - the perfect venue for a country wedding.  The Hall has been elegantly refurbished by Ishbel and Richard MacInnes-Manby, and is now a sought after venue for exclusive weddings.  I am also proud to be one of their recommended suppliers. 

It really was a wonderful day.  Peter and Katy are so much fun to be with.  We were made to feel so welcome...we felt like old friends.  The food was just amazing - if you're looking for a caterer take a look at Cheryl Jayne Catering.  The fantastic live music was by the awesome Two Blank Pages.

Peter and Katy also did a 'first look' which is very popular in America.  This is when the bride and groom see each other just before the ceremony.  It's such a special moment when the groom sees his bride-to-be in her wedding dress for the first time...and the traditionalists amongst you will probably think the moment should be kept for the ceremony itself.

There was also a bit of a twist to the confetti shots!  See below...

Here are a few of my favourite photos from the day.  Check out the amazing light show at the end.

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andy@andyli-photography.com (Andy Li Photography) Cheryl Jayne Catering Shooters Hill Hall Wedding Shropshire wedding photography Two Blank Pages http://www.andyli-photography.com/blog/2015/2/peter-katy-wedding-at-shooters-hill-hall-shropshire Fri, 06 Feb 2015 18:38:02 GMT
Hazel + Patrick: Engagement Shoot in Ironbridge http://www.andyli-photography.com/blog/2015/2/hazel-patrick-engagement-shoot-in-ironbridge-shropshire Let me introduce you to Hazel and Patrick - such a lovely couple.  Saturday morning was spent walking around the beautiful Ironbridge Gorge, which is one of Shropshire's many beautiful places. 

I first met Hazel and Patrick when I exhibited at Mercure Madeley Court Hotel's wedding fayre last year.  Let me share something with you...as soon as I saw Hazel I said to her "I just love the way you look, and I have so got to shoot your wedding".  I meant it.  I was so pleased and honoured when we met up again after the wedding fayre and they booked me :)

How beautiful is Hazel's dress...and her shoes!  Wow!

I am so looking forward to their wedding this summer at the amazing Blists Hill Victorian Town.  Such a cool venue for a wedding!

I would like to say a big thank you to The Ironbridge Gift Emporium (they have the most amazing gifts and furniture) and Truffles Cafe for allowing us to use their premises for a couple of shots.

Here are a few of my favourites from their awesome engagement shoot on Saturday.  We were so lucky with the light! :)

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andy@andyli-photography.com (Andy Li Photography) Blists Hill Victorian Town Ironbridge Gorge Shropshire Wedding Photographer engagement shoot http://www.andyli-photography.com/blog/2015/2/hazel-patrick-engagement-shoot-in-ironbridge-shropshire Tue, 03 Feb 2015 17:30:00 GMT
Win Your Engagement Shoot http://www.andyli-photography.com/blog/2015/1/win-your-engagement-shoot Congratulations on your recent engagement!  How exciting! 

Even though I got married nearly 13 years ago, I can still remember how exciting it was to be newly engaged...all the planning...visiting venues...deciding on all the little details :)

Weddings can be very expensive...so I am offering a lucky couple a free, yes FREE, engagement shoot within a 50 mile radius of Telford, Shropshire.

The prize will be the shoot itself plus your favourite photograph (digital file) from the shoot.  There is no obligation to spend a penny!

Please click here to answer a few questions...and then you'll be entered.  It's as easy as that!

Good luck :)

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andy@andyli-photography.com (Andy Li Photography) Engagement shoot Shropshire competition http://www.andyli-photography.com/blog/2015/1/win-your-engagement-shoot Tue, 20 Jan 2015 22:38:59 GMT
Woodland Wedding @ Cannock Chase - Midlands Wedding Photographer http://www.andyli-photography.com/blog/2014/12/woodland-wedding-cannock-chase-midlands-wedding-photographer Wow!  This was the most amazing woodland wedding, which took place at the Tackeroo Caravan Site in the beautiful woodlands of Cannock Chase, in the heart of the Midlands.  Ian + Ruth are two of the nicest people I have met and it was an absolute pleasure and honour to be their woodland wedding photographer.

It was such a magical day!  Ian + Ruth literally tied the knot by having a Handfasting ceremony in the woods, which was followed by a civil ceremony at the local Registry Office in Cannock town centre.  There were tea and cakes served by 1950's Tea Ladies...and the cakes tasted as good as they looked! :)  

So much love and attention went into making all the little details.  Ian...you're a very talented man!  The day was filled with laughter and fun...we even had an impromptu conga in the middle of the woods!  I love VW Campervans...and the day featured not one, but two of them!  Oh...and tipis.  I love a tipi wedding!   

Here are some of the awesome photos that we created...

 

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andy@andyli-photography.com (Andy Li Photography) http://www.andyli-photography.com/blog/2014/12/woodland-wedding-cannock-chase-midlands-wedding-photographer Sat, 13 Dec 2014 18:45:00 GMT
Family photoshoot - fun in the woods - Shropshire Portrait Photographer http://www.andyli-photography.com/blog/2014/11/family-photoshoot-fun-in-the-woods-shropshire-portrait-photographer I love outdoors lifestyle portrait shoots where children have the freedom to run around and burn off that energy...but most importantly it's about having FUN!  Not everyone likes having their photograph taken...but it does not have to be a traumatic experience...I want you guys to have a fun time while I take some awesome photos of you :)  I also love the autumn, with the colours of the trees and the leaves on the ground.  With that combination we produced some amazing photos during our recent visit to Apley Woods in Telford.

If you would like to have awesome photos of you and your family...photos that are natural and fun, without having to strike an awkward pose in front of a white backdrop then please contact me as I will be doing these photoshoots on a regular basis.  The next one will be at Cannock Chase...stay tuned for more photos.

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andy@andyli-photography.com (Andy Li Photography) Fun Creative Natural Shropshire Portrait Photographer family portraits woods http://www.andyli-photography.com/blog/2014/11/family-photoshoot-fun-in-the-woods-shropshire-portrait-photographer Sat, 29 Nov 2014 09:59:56 GMT
Autumn Mini Photoshoot @ Apley Woods, Telford http://www.andyli-photography.com/blog/2014/10/autumn-mini-photoshoot-apley-woods-telford Autumn Mini Photoshoot Apley Woods Telford

Come join the fun at my Autumn Mini Photoshoot.

 

Have fun with the family in beautiful Autumn woodland surroundings...strike a pose on a big tree trunk...kick some leaves or just run around with the kids having fun!


    Saturday 1st November 2014 - Apley Woods, Telford

   

The Session...

This will be for half an hour, and all you have to do is relax and have fun with your family, while I take some awesome photos.  No awkward poses in front of a white backdrop in a studio...the woods will be our studio!


Dare I mention the “C” word in October...

Here’s an idea... wear a lovely festive jumper under your coat, and strike a pose by a tree decorated with giant baubles. Hey presto...you’ve got some brilliant photographs to use for Christmas cards.  Oooops, I’ve gone and said it!  Sorry ;)

   

The Price...

Only £50 - this includes 5 high-resolution images available for download from my website...allowing you to print, and to share on Facebook.

   

                       How to Book...

            Text...phone...email...Facebook message, or tweet me to check availability and to book your session.

            Your £50 Payment will be required to secure the booking >>>>

   

     

    Choose your favourite photos...

Choose your favourite photos a couple of weeks or so after the shoot.   You will also get the opportunity to buy fabulous wall art and photobooks to show off your photos at incredibly amazingly fantastically discounted prices...but don't tell everyone...sssshhhh!  ;)


   

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andy@andyli-photography.com (Andy Li Photography) http://www.andyli-photography.com/blog/2014/10/autumn-mini-photoshoot-apley-woods-telford Thu, 09 Oct 2014 19:47:57 GMT
I really must blog more often! http://www.andyli-photography.com/blog/2014/9/i-really-must-blog-more-often Yes, the title says it all!  I really must blog more often!

I have loads of awesome weddings from this year that are ready to feature on my blog...so please come back soon and check them out.  I am preparing for another amazing wedding next week in Zante, which will be my first destination wedding.  As much as I love photographing weddings in Shropshire and the rest of the UK, you can't beat a nice destination wedding once in a while!  :)

In the meantime, you can see more of my latest work and some beautiful photographs taken at the most amazing weddings with the most amazing people on my Facebook Page > click here 

See you soon!

Andy x

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andy@andyli-photography.com (Andy Li Photography) Blog Destination Wedding Photography Shropshire Wedding Photographer Shropshire wedding photography http://www.andyli-photography.com/blog/2014/9/i-really-must-blog-more-often Wed, 10 Sep 2014 21:36:15 GMT
The most amazing food! http://www.andyli-photography.com/blog/2014/9/the-most-amazing-food-shropshire-wedding-catering It is so nice when the bride + groom ensure that we are fed and watered during their big day.

Earlier this year we had the privilege to be seated with Katy + Peter's guests at their amazing wedding at Shooters Hill Hall, near Shrewsbury in Shropshire.

This was such a relaxed wedding with Leanne and I made to feel so welcome!  Well the purpose of this blog post is to tell you about the food.  WOW!  The food was THE nicest I have tasted in a long long time at a wedding.

If you're planning your wedding in Shropshire, mid-Wales and beyond and looking for someone to provide you with outside catering, with the most delicious food that is homemade and locally sourced where available then give Cheryl at Cheryl Jayne Catering a call on 07837 006865, or email her > cheryljaynecatering@hotmail.co.uk

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andy@andyli-photography.com (Andy Li Photography) Shooters Hill Hall wedding Shropshire Wedding Photographer Shropshire wedding catering http://www.andyli-photography.com/blog/2014/9/the-most-amazing-food-shropshire-wedding-catering Sat, 23 Aug 2014 19:00:00 GMT
Branching Out at Wyldwoods - Woodland Weddings - Shropshire Wedding Photographer http://www.andyli-photography.com/blog/2014/7/branching-out-at-wyldwoods-woodland-weddings-shropshire-wedding-photographer What an amazing place...what amazing people!  I had the pleasure and privilege of being one of the exhibitors at a Woodland Wedding Fayre held at Wyldwoods, situated at Dean Corner Farmhouse near Broseley in Shropshire, on Sunday.

The event was organised by the lovely Ruth Tilley who owns FestoonRuth's services include styling and decorating special occasions, parties, and handmade weddings - making your special event unique.  Ruth also co-ordinates Woodland Weddings in the beautiful Shropshire countryside...so if you are planning a wedding that's slightly quirky or maybe with a vintage theme give her a shout. 

This was the first wedding fayre held at Wyldwoods.  It is such a fabulous venue - not only for weddings but for parties and get-togethers too!  The site features an authentic Mongolian Yurt, ideal for glamping, a wooden henge, and an ancient shepherd's hut.

There is a lot more to Wyldwoods than a unique wedding / party venue though.  The directors - Stephanie Brett, Julian Evans & Lindy Calvin-Thomas - staff and volunteers provide a lot to the community Click here to find out more.

It was lovely to meet so many creative people in one day, including the lovely Hannah from Bride and Bloom, who creates the most amazing floral displays, and Mal from whackitsmackit, who makes musical instruments from junk!  For more information regarding the other exhibitors please contact Ruth.

Here are a few photos that I took during the day...

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andy@andyli-photography.com (Andy Li Photography) Branching Out at Wyldwoods Festoon Shropshire Wedding Photographer Woodland Wedding http://www.andyli-photography.com/blog/2014/7/branching-out-at-wyldwoods-woodland-weddings-shropshire-wedding-photographer Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:57:57 GMT
Kim + Richard: Engagement Shoot - Cannock Chase - Staffordshire Wedding Photographer http://www.andyli-photography.com/blog/2014/6/kim-richard-engagement-shoot-cannock-chase-staffordshire-wedding-photographer With just over a month to go until Kim & Richard's big day, we met up on Sunday at Birches Valley, Cannock Chase, for their engagement / pre-wedding shoot. 

Kim & Richard will be getting married at St. Luke's Church, in the heart of Cannock town centre and their reception will be held at The Park House Hotel in Shifnal, Shropshire. 

From talking to many couples over the years I have found that some grooms-to-be can be very nervous about being photographed on the big day.  Engagement / pre-wedding shoots are great for helping to make couples feel more relaxed about being photographed on their wedding day.  It's a chance for the photographer to get to know the couple a little bit better AND also gives the couple a taster of what's to come on their big day.  Engagement / pre-wedding shoots really do help with the preparation for THE BIG DAY, which will then result in the best wedding photographs possible on the day itself. 

Not only that...it's also an opportunity for the bride & groom-to-be to get a set of awesome photographs!  ;)

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andy@andyli-photography.com (Andy Li Photography) Birches Valley Cannock Chase Shropshire wedding photography St. Luke's Church Cannock Staffordshire wedding photographer engagement shoot pre-wedding shoot http://www.andyli-photography.com/blog/2014/6/kim-richard-engagement-shoot-cannock-chase-staffordshire-wedding-photographer Tue, 10 Jun 2014 19:30:51 GMT
Katie + Simon - A Vintage Themed Tea Party Wedding [Shropshire Wedding Photographer] http://www.andyli-photography.com/blog/2014/6/katie-simon-a-vintage-themed-tea-party-wedding-shropshire-wedding-photographer Katie and Simon got married a couple of weeks ago on a beautiful sunny day at St. Andrew's Church, Shifnal, Shropshire.  It was the most amazing day!

St. Andrew's Church is very special to Katie, Simon and their beautiful twin girls as they were all Christened there.  Katie was also confirmed there and was part of the church choir and orchestra.  In fact, Katie and Simon were born and bred in Shifnal, as were their parents and grandparents.  So their daughters are 4th generation Shifnal'ites!

Inspiration for the big day...well Katie has always wanted a 1950's style wedding dress and says "It's a classic, timeless and elegant look".  She then based the rest of the wedding around that with all the fabulous china and bunting.  Katie wanted to make as much as she could herself to keep costs down - 'thrifty fifties' style.  All of the cups & saucers and china for the cake stands were sourced from local charity shops.

There was even a beautiful vintage coach, from Leach Classic Collection, which transported the bridal party to and from the church.  It was a scorcher of a day...probably the nicest day of the year so far.  Katie and Simon were really lucky as the church had originally been booked for the following Saturday, which turned out to be a complete contrast with rain all day and was about 10 degrees cooler!  They had to change the date as The Shropshire Farmhouse, where the reception was held, was not available on the original date!  Phew! 

Katie's beautiful dress was from The Dressing Rooms in Halesowen, and the gorgeous flowers were by two local ladies, Angela and Ann, who are members of a flower club.

Here are some of the highlights from the day...

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andy@andyli-photography.com (Andy Li Photography) Shifnal Shropshire Wedding Photographer St. Andrew's Church The Shropshire Farmhouse Vintage Coach Vintage Tea Party Vintage Wedding http://www.andyli-photography.com/blog/2014/6/katie-simon-a-vintage-themed-tea-party-wedding-shropshire-wedding-photographer Thu, 05 Jun 2014 20:41:40 GMT
May Bank Holiday Weekend Woodland Photoshoots - Apley Woods + Cannock Chase http://www.andyli-photography.com/blog/2014/5/may-bank-holiday-weekend-woodland-photoshoots May Bank Holiday Weekend* - Woodland Mini Photoshoots

Mini-Photoshoot Shropshire and Midlands

Come join the fun during the May Bank Holiday weekend.  Mini photoshoots will take place at two beautiful locations.

Have fun with the family in beautiful woodland surroundings...strike a pose on a big tree trunk...or just run around with the kids having fun!

Saturday 24th May 2014 - Apley Woods, Telford

Sunday 25th May 2014 -  Cannock Chase

 

The Session...

This will be for half an hour, and all you have to do is relax and have fun with your family, while I take some awesome photos!  No awkward poses in front of a white backdrop in a studio...the woods will be our studio!

 

The Price...

Only £50 - this includes 5 high-resolution images available for download from my website...allowing you to print, and to share on Facebook. 

 

How to Book...

Text...phone...email...Facebook message, or tweet me to check availability and to book your session, or for further info.

Your £50 Payment will be required to secure the booking >>>>

 

Choose your favourite photos...

You will be able to choose your images a couple of weeks or so after the shoot.   As a special thank you, you will also get the opportunity to buy fabulous wall art and photobooks to show off your photos at incredibly amazingly fantastically discounted prices...but don't tell everyone...sssshhhh!  ;)

 

Take a look at this awesome photoshoot at Apley Woods on Good Friday!

 

* Weather permitting

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andy@andyli-photography.com (Andy Li Photography) Apley Woods Telford Cannock Chase May Bank Holiday weekend Woodland Mini Photoshoots http://www.andyli-photography.com/blog/2014/5/may-bank-holiday-weekend-woodland-photoshoots Mon, 12 May 2014 19:31:06 GMT
Noah: Woodland Family Photoshoot - Shropshire Portrait Photography http://www.andyli-photography.com/blog/2014/5/noah-woodland-family-photoshoot-shropshire-portrait-photography A beautiful day...with a beautiful family!  I absolutely love photographing families, especially young families as, having two young daughters myself, I know how quickly children grow up.

I spent an hour with a cute little boy called Noah and his wonderful mum and dad at Apley Woods in Telford, Shropshire, on Good Friday.  The woods were basked in glorious sunshine and provided a perfect backdrop for a family photoshoot! 

Here's a video montage of some of my favourite moments from the photoshoot...

 

 

Family and friends are so important, life is too short...so take loads of photographs :) 

If you would like me to provide you with awesome photos like these then please get in touch.

Family and friends can view the rest of the photos from the shoot here...

                                                                                                

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andy@andyli-photography.com (Andy Li Photography) Apley Woods Telford Lifestyle photoshoot Shropshire Portrait Photography Shropshire Shropshire portrait photographer Woodland Family Photoshoot http://www.andyli-photography.com/blog/2014/5/noah-woodland-family-photoshoot-shropshire-portrait-photography Sat, 10 May 2014 18:28:08 GMT
Wedding Photography Workshop with Steve Gerrard - Midlands Wedding Photographer http://www.andyli-photography.com/blog/2014/5/wedding-photography-workshop-with-steve-gerrard Creative.  Modern.  Quirky.  Awesome.  These are some of the words which could be used to describe the photography by Steve Gerrard...no not the footballer (as he also quotes in his twitter bio) :)

Last week I had the privilege to attend a wedding photography workshop run by the amazingly talented Steve.  I have been a huge fan of Steve's work for many years.  He is one of the best wedding photographers in the Midlands, in my humble opinion - take a look at his awesome photographs on his blog.  Not only a great photographer...he is also a very nice guy!

On Steve's website he describes the workshop as "A full day packed with info, shooting, processing, food, drink and lots of laughs."  It certainly was...and more!

The day was split into two halves...or a game of two halves...sorry, that's the other Steve Gerrard! ;)  In the morning we were at the Fazeley Studios, a few minutes walk from the Custard Factory in Digbeth, Birmingham.  I was with a great bunch of people, photographers from London, North Wales, South Wales, Telford, Birmingham, Bedfordshire, Kent, Wolverhampton...and France!  Here we listened to Steve talk about his work, his style, and how to find the right clients amongst other things.  It was also an opportunity to ask Steve anything we wanted to know...and I would like to thank him again for being so generous with sharing his knowledge of the wonderful world of wedding photography!

After lunch we hit the streets of Digbeth armed to the teeth with our SLRs of the digital kind!  We are talking URBAN...with a capital U.  What an amazing backdrop for photography!  It is graffiti galore in the area that surrounds the Custard Factory.  In Steve's own words "this is my studio".  Up until recently, Steve did in fact have a studio at the Custard Factory.  However, he will be emigrating to Montreal, Canada, with his wife Evelyne and their three boys in the near future.  

The bride & groom models for the afternoon were John and Hannah, who are actually married in real life.  John is also an awesome wedding photographer when he's not modelling!  ;)

I am still buzzing from the day!  It was like a tonic to spend the day with lovely like-minded people...people who want to create amazing photographs for people like you :)  I am always hungry to learn, to learn new techniques, to better myself...as with any industry, occupation, or profession, we should never stop learning.  The moment we stand still, and become complacent, is the moment we go backwards.  

Thanks again Steve for a fabulous day of learning, laughing (and a few beers in the evening)...YOU ROCK!!!!  I wish you and your family all the best in the next chapter of your lives!  It was a privilege to attend what may be your last workshop before you leave Blighty!  It was great meeting all the other photographers...and thanks to Facebook we have all kept in touch :)  

Here are a few photographs that I took on the day...

   

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andy@andyli-photography.com (Andy Li Photography) Birmingham Custard Factory Digbeth Midlands Wedding Photographer Wedding Photography Workshop steve gerrard photography http://www.andyli-photography.com/blog/2014/5/wedding-photography-workshop-with-steve-gerrard Sat, 03 May 2014 08:15:00 GMT
The Gadget Show Live Pro 2014 - NEC Birmingham http://www.andyli-photography.com/blog/2014/4/the-gadget-show-live-pro-2014-nec-birmingham It's that time of year again...The Gadget Show Live!  Those of you who know me well know that I love my gadgets.  I even had my 5 minutes of fame a few years ago when I appeared on The Gadget Show when I took part in one of the Focus Groups. 

Yesterday I had the pleasure of visiting The Gadget Show Live Pro, which is open to professionals, trade, and the press, a day before The Gadget Show Live itself opens to members of the gadget-loving public. 

It was great to walk around the halls at the NEC in Birmingham, and look (pronounced drool) at the different exhibitors.  It will be a bit different when I return on Friday...a lot lot busier! 

I spent most of the day watching presentations from Mark Cleghorn, Victoria Grech, and Mark Seymour all of whom are amazing and very talented photographers.  I always come away from events like these full of inspiration and ideas, which then enables me to become a better photographer.  It allows me to keep my style fresh and current, which I can then pass on to my clients.  I'm a great believer that whatever your chosen profession is, you never stop learning.   

If you have not heard of Mark Cleghorn, Victoria Grech, and Mark Seymour, here's a little bit about them...

Mark Cleghorn - Mark is a bestselling author and has written books on portrait and wedding photography as well as Digital and Lighting, he has judged photographers work all over the world and is still considered to be one of the major influences of style and technique in the wedding and portrait industry today. Most importantly he is still a working photographer and his portraits hang in thousands of homes around the world bringing a smile across generations and a memory of a time never to be forgotten.

Victoria Grech - Victoria is an international female wedding photographer and film maker. Victoria’s list of celebrity and royalty wedding, portrait and commercial clients span across Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Cuba, India, Europe and the US. Victoria is also one of the leading trainers in the world of DSLR video.

Mark Seymour - Mark is one of the UK’s leading documentary photographers and runs his own very successful wedding photography business, building his reputation with over twenty years’ experience, and has chaired the London Portrait Group. Recognised by the industry with awards including wedding photographer of the year on three occasions, appearing in magazines and working with Nikon UK as their wedding ambassador, his skills and unique style are instantly recognisable. Mark’s images are displayed and sold in galleries, including his amazing shot of Jimmy Choo at the National Portrait Gallery.
Mark is also a highly accomplished and passionate street photographer and has documented the lives of people around the world, including powerful images based on everyday people expressing their political views and religious practices.

I took a few photos during the day with my gorgeous little Fuji X100.  A montage of these can be seen below, which I posted on Twitter...which was then retweeted by Victoria :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was so excited earlier today when Victoria tweeted me to tell me that I had won the competition to have a one-to-one Skype call with her.  I am busy preparing my list of questions to ask her ;)  What an amazing opportunity to learn from such a talented awesome photographer!  Victoria...I am looking forward to our one-to-one.

Well, it's back to The Gadget Show Live on Friday.  I'll be posting some more photos from the Supertheatre featuring Jason, Rachel, Jon and Ortis very soon!

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andy@andyli-photography.com (Andy Li Photography) 2014 Birmingham Cuba DSLR video Dubai Europe Fuji X100 India Mark Cleghorn Mark Seymour NEC National Portrait Gallery Pro Day Saudi Arabia The Gadget Show Live UK's leading documentary photographers Victoria Grech celebrity and royalty wedding commercial clients international female wedding photographer street photographer videography wedding photographer of the year wedding photography http://www.andyli-photography.com/blog/2014/4/the-gadget-show-live-pro-2014-nec-birmingham Wed, 09 Apr 2014 20:58:50 GMT
Gay Weddings - Shropshire Wedding Photography http://www.andyli-photography.com/blog/2014/4/gay-weddings-shropshire-wedding-photography As of midnight on Friday 28th March 2014, gay marriage became legal in England and Wales.  Prior to that same-sex couples could only have civil partnerships in the eyes of the law.  There are, and always will be (unfortunately), people opposed to gay relationships and this blog post is not intended to open up a debate on the subject.  My own point of view is that I welcome the decision - 100%.  This is another moment in history that brings true equality a step closer for everyone. 

Peter McGraith and David Cabreza, along with other couples in the country, made history by tying-the-knot just after midnight on Saturday.  Their wedding took place at Islington Town Hall in London, which was by all accounts a little busier than most weddings previously held there.  They got married after being together for 17 years.  You would expect to see one, maybe two photographers, at a wedding but this one had hundreds in attendance!  They should have some great photos to choose from then ;)

Congratulations to everyone who got married on Saturday...whether you are gay, lesbian, straight, Jedi, whatever!  Hope you all have a long and happy life together :)

Here is a link to the website Pink Wedding Days, which is a wedding planning guide for gay and lesbian couples. 

If you would like me to photograph your wedding in Shropshire [in fact anywhere in the UK], or if you are planning a Destination Wedding abroad, I will be very happy to hear from you :)

Gay wedding Shropshire

 

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andy@andyli-photography.com (Andy Li Photography) David Cabreza Gay Weddings Shropshire Peter McGraith Pink Wedding Days Same-sex Weddings Shropshire Wedding Photographer gay marriage shropshire http://www.andyli-photography.com/blog/2014/4/gay-weddings-shropshire-wedding-photography Mon, 31 Mar 2014 21:19:00 GMT
Charity Ball @ Madeley Court Hotel, Telford [Shropshire Event Photography] http://www.andyli-photography.com/blog/2014/3/charity-ball-madeley-court-hotel-telford Here are a few photos from a recent Charity Ball held at The Madeley Court Hotel in Telford, Shropshire.  The Mill, which I have been to on many many occasions photographing weddings, was packed full of fun-loving people all dressed up in their beautiful evening dresses and tuxedos.  The evening was organised by Pip and Ashleigh, who contacted me via Facebook asking if I was available to take photos during the evening which was in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.  A big thank you to Richard Harris, who is a great wedding photographer also in Shropshire, for recommending me to Ashleigh.

Macmillan Cancer Support ( < if you would like to donate, please click here ) is one of the largest British charities and provides specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer.  You don't need me to tell you what fantastic work they do.

The evening raised over £1,600. 

It was a great evening, and I'm looking forward to seeing Stacey (see blue specs) and her mum (with a moustache!) again, who made a successful bid for a photoshoot that I donated for auction. 

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andy@andyli-photography.com (Andy Li Photography) Charity Ball Event Photography Macmillan Cancer Support Shropshire Telford The Madeley Court Hotel http://www.andyli-photography.com/blog/2014/3/charity-ball-madeley-court-hotel-telford Wed, 26 Mar 2014 22:15:00 GMT
Wedding Fayres http://www.andyli-photography.com/blog/2014/2/wedding-fayres-shropshire-midlands Calling all Brides and Grooms-to-be

Here are some dates for your diary - Wedding Fayres not to be missed...

Come along, say hello and have a look at my sample albums.

 

Sunday 23rd February 2014

Shooters Hill Hall - Shrewsbury - the Grand Opening!

Come and see this beautiful venue, completely renovated and transformed into a wonderful exclusive setting for your wedding.

12.00-16.00

http://www.shootershillhall.co.uk

 

Sunday 23rd February 2014

Park House Hotel - Shifnal

11.00-16.00

http://parkhousehotel.net/

 

Sunday 2nd March 2014

Madeley Court Hotel - Telford

11.00-15.00

http://www.mercure.com
 

 

Sunday 9th March 2014

Roman Way Hotel - on the A5 near Cannock

11.00-16.00

http://www.romanwayhotel.co.uk/


 

Sunday 23rd March 2014

Ludlow Castle

11.00-16.00

http://www.ludlowcastle.com/


 

Sunday 13th April 2014

Albrighton Hall Hotel & Spa - Shrewsbury

11.00-16.00

http://www.albrightonhall.hotel-details.com/

 

See you there!

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andy@andyli-photography.com (Andy Li Photography) Albrighton Hall Hotel Ludlow Castle Madeley Court Hotel Midlands Park House Hotel Roman Way Hotel Shooters Hill Hall Shropshire Wedding Fayres http://www.andyli-photography.com/blog/2014/2/wedding-fayres-shropshire-midlands Wed, 12 Feb 2014 18:20:05 GMT