Welcome to my February update. This Diary of a Wedding photographer series is a set of posts keeping my clients (and to a certain extent myself) up to date with activities that are not necessarily weddings that are going on in my business.
I finished January with the lovely wedding of Selena and Ross at Hinchingbroke House in Huntingdon. I’ve not yet blogged that wedding, but I did already add one of the images from their wedding to the why I love this picture series:
Training and Workshops
Early in the month saw me running some SEO for Photographer Consultations before heading to London to shoot the wedding of my good friend from my rugby days at London Welsh, Steve and his (new) wife Katie.
Thereafter a street photography workshop in Manchester came the same day I submitted an article to Professional Photographer magazine that I had penned about a great up-and-coming photographer Ben Cherry.
Towards the middle of the month I ran the first in a series of Wedding Photojournalism Workshops at Amersham Studios.
It was a really great day with brilliant delegates. The second workshop is in April and is unfortunately sold out. However, a third date has been scheduled for June and you can book a place if you wish.
I had some great feedback from the delegates:
“A fantastic course that gives you really practical ways to improve your wedding business. We loved the intermarry of the course and how receptive Kevin was to answering questions. Highly recommend this course. 9/10” – Matt & Brenda
“Really enjoyable day. Very well structured and nice relaxed environment. Will certainly do more courses at Amersham Studios 9/10” – Jamie
“Excellent, Thanks Kevin. 10/10” – Sally-Anne
“Great being around like minded people….valued Kevin honesty and nothing was hidden from his own business dealings – 10/10” – Jason
“Great info in a very relaxed atmosphere – thoroughly recommend. 9/10” – Clive
“Great coverage of weddings and an ideal venue too (Thanks for the veggie lunch). Will certainly do more courses with Kevin Mullins. 10/10” – Adam
“What a lovely bloke and a world class course, even as a professional photographer with many years experience, I took away pages of notes! 10/10” – Simon
Lots more SEO Consultations came through in February and I think it’s a great time of the year for other photographers to get a bit of a helping hand and advice with their websites and their on-line marketing.
The 23rd of February saw me head up to Nottingham to speak to the Nottingham and Notts Photographic Society. A really friendly bunch of photography enthusiasts and it was lovely to see some old friends also. I enjoy speaking at camera clubs and hope to schedule some more throughout 2016.
Wedding Photography Awards
I was lucky enough to be awarded a “Highly Commended” from the SWPP for this image from my November Wedding at The Old Bell, Malmesbury in their monthly competition:
Towards the end of February, I made my first ever short video documentary on the Fuji X-Pro2. If you want to read the technicalities of the shoot, then you do so over on my Fujifilm Blog. However, if you would like to just watch the short film, then turn the sound up, site back and relax:
I hope to make more corporate films like this in the future and if you are thinking of a personal portrait in film or a corporate short movie, then please do get in touch.
February ended a day later than usual (:-)) with a Street Photography workshop in the West End of London.
Again, a great day and the delegates were brilliant and hopefully got some great shots. The feedback was great:
“I joined Kevin and the group in Brick Lane, London. Kevin is one of the best in the business and you can see the passion he has for his photography. He has no hesitation in sharing his knowledge, ideas and techniques. The day was relaxed but structured, informative and fun from start to finish. Would I do it again? Yes, without hesitation!” – Gary Rowsel
“Just fantastic! The day in East London was really well structured. I had great fun and learned a lot, as I’m sure did the rest of the group. I now have new tools to put into practice with street and photojournalistic photography. Great value for money, would do it again! – Emma Fatherstone
And here a couple of images we made on that Street Photography Workshop around Brick Lane and the City:
March is going to be very busy. I’ve got a large Indian Wedding to shoot at The VIP Lounge in Edgware as well as several sessions I’m speaking at The Photography Show (hope to see some of my photography friends there).
Catch up with you next month.