Jeff Sham Photography: Blog http://www.jeffsham.co.uk/blog en-us (C) Jeff Sham Photography info@jeffsham.co.uk (Jeff Sham Photography) Mon, 09 Apr 2018 13:00:00 GMT Mon, 09 Apr 2018 13:00:00 GMT http://www.jeffsham.co.uk/img/s0/v7/u663408890-o833135185-50.jpg Jeff Sham Photography: Blog http://www.jeffsham.co.uk/blog 80 120 Wedding Photography February Awards http://www.jeffsham.co.uk/blog/2018/4/wedding-photography-february-awards Announcing a clean sweep of awards this month - three entries resulting in three national Bronze Bars. A nod to consistency, and I am happily on track to achieve membership to the coveted Photographers' Bar in the weddings category, which is what I am aiming for this year - membership requires consistent scoring of awards across at least 24 images in a competition year. Fingers crossed! A special thanks to my brides and grooms - definitely can't do it without you all!

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info@jeffsham.co.uk (Jeff Sham Photography) awards wedding photographer wedding photography http://www.jeffsham.co.uk/blog/2018/4/wedding-photography-february-awards Mon, 09 Apr 2018 13:00:17 GMT
Weddings Collection 2017 http://www.jeffsham.co.uk/blog/2018/3/weddings-collection-2017 I posted this video a month or so ago across social media and have only just gotten around to posting it to my website, so here is a little look back at some moments from 2017.

If you're still looking for an award winning wedding photographer for 2018 and beyond, do take a look at my work and get in touch and we can have a chat.

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info@jeffsham.co.uk (Jeff Sham Photography) 2017 highlights wedding photography wedding video http://www.jeffsham.co.uk/blog/2018/3/weddings-collection-2017 Sat, 03 Mar 2018 14:27:42 GMT
New Awards For 2018 http://www.jeffsham.co.uk/blog/2018/3/new-awards-for-2018 I like to start the year by entering my images into the Guild of Photographers' competitions to see if my work is still up there in terms of quality and standard. I regularly reach a Bronze Bar level with my images, signifying a strong standard at a national competition level and something to be proud of - roughly speaking this will be of a level that's above the average of what you would expect from a professional photographer. I'm pleased to say that this year, my consistency shows, and I have achieved two more award winning images to add to my collection. Still chasing the elusive Silver Bar, but we all must have something to aspire to!

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info@jeffsham.co.uk (Jeff Sham Photography) awards wedding photography weddings http://www.jeffsham.co.uk/blog/2018/3/new-awards-for-2018 Fri, 02 Mar 2018 16:51:34 GMT
Wedding Brochure 2018 http://www.jeffsham.co.uk/blog/2018/1/wedding-brochure-2018 I'm delighted to announce that I have a new wedding photography brochure for 2018, and you can request a FREE copy to be sent directly to your email inbox.

The brochure contains a lot of wedding images, and a lot of useful information, detailing my philosophy and approach with weddings, package information, and lots of reviews and testimonials so you can read what others have said about me and my work.

As a bonus, included is a wedding photography checklist, which is a comprehensive list of photos that you will not want to miss on your wedding day. I have used this checklist with every one of my couples and it is an invaluable tool, not only in planning your photography, but your entire day.

If you'd like a free copy, just click here and fill out the form and you will be emailed a copy. I hope you find it insightful and useful!

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info@jeffsham.co.uk (Jeff Sham Photography) wedding brochure wedding photography http://www.jeffsham.co.uk/blog/2018/1/wedding-brochure-2018 Thu, 25 Jan 2018 13:57:40 GMT
Happy New Year 2018 http://www.jeffsham.co.uk/blog/2018/1/happy-new-year-2018 Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!

With 2017 well and truly behind us, I hope you have a fantastic start to 2018 and may it be joyful and prosperous to you and your family.

All the best from Jeff, Sarah and kitty Melo - your team at Jeff Sham Photography.

PS - January and February have been historically very busy months for enquiries for wedding photography, so I look forward to hearing from you all and finding out about your wedding plans for 2018 and beyond!

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info@jeffsham.co.uk (Jeff Sham Photography) http://www.jeffsham.co.uk/blog/2018/1/happy-new-year-2018 Mon, 01 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT
Merry Christmas 2017 http://www.jeffsham.co.uk/blog/2017/12/merry-christmas-2017 Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!

Put your wedding plans to rest for a few days and enjoy time with your family and loved ones.

Wrap up warm, eat lots, and have a wonderful festive season.

All the best from Jeff, Sarah and kitty Melo, your team at Jeff Sham Photography.

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info@jeffsham.co.uk (Jeff Sham Photography) http://www.jeffsham.co.uk/blog/2017/12/merry-christmas-2017 Mon, 25 Dec 2017 14:00:00 GMT
Wedding Etiquette - how to wear a buttonhole or corsage http://www.jeffsham.co.uk/blog/2017/11/wedding-etiquette---how-to-wear-a-buttonhole-or-corsage This topic is probably the most widely misunderstood or confused from all the weddings that I’ve covered. From my experience, a lot of couples and their bridal parties often are not aware of the traditional wedding etiquette in wearing a buttonhole (for groomsmen) or a corsage (typically for the mothers of bride and groom).

What I have learned is that, traditionally:

  • men should wear their buttonhole with a pin on the outside of the lapel on the left chest, just above the heart. Push the pin through the lapel, back out and through/pierce the stem to fix the buttonhole in place, and then finally back through the lapel, so the sharp point is safely tucked behind the lapel.
  • do not make the mistake of pushing the stem through the actual button hole of the jacket at near neck height!
  • corsages for the ladies are traditionally worn differently, and are typically for the mother of the bride and mother of the groom (and grandmothers). If you have a chest-worn corsage, use a pin and affix to the chest on the right side, and upside down - stem upwards, flower pointing downwards.

Of course there are always variations to these traditions. For example, if men have military medals, these go on the left chest and the buttonhole would then be worn on the right; I've also been to a lot of weddings where the corsage was worn by the ladies the "right way up" - as long as everyone matches, I guess it doesn't matter too much!

At the end of the day though, it's your wedding, and you should do as you please - treat this as a general guide.

Becky & PhilBecky & PhilThree Rivers Golf and Country Club, Essex

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info@jeffsham.co.uk (Jeff Sham Photography) articles buttonhole corsage wedding etiquette http://www.jeffsham.co.uk/blog/2017/11/wedding-etiquette---how-to-wear-a-buttonhole-or-corsage Fri, 24 Nov 2017 18:09:23 GMT
Please Don't Make This Mistake http://www.jeffsham.co.uk/blog/2017/10/please-dont-make-this-mistake I got an email from a gentleman who got married earlier this year. He made the mistake of not using a professional wedding photographer for his special day, which was a decision that, by his admittance, he now regrets. It was the same reason that I've heard time and time again - "we had a family member take a lot of pictures" - of which I've never heard of a positive outcome!

The purpose of his message was to see if I could post-process his "stack of pictures from many different sources" to see if we can "salvage something" out of them. Having got some sample images from him to see the scope of work involved, I was shocked to see the multiple sources were actually camera phones, budget and mid-range DSLRs with economy lenses! Even just one of my lenses alone probably costs the same as the total of the kit used. I was really disappointed for him. Sure, you can get some great images no matter the equipment used, but the composition, posing and lighting in these images were less than flattering, to be kind. Some of the images were not even in focus!

This is a story that is becoming more prevalent - as camera prices fall, more and more people have access to better kit, which was previously too costly. However, please ask yourself whether having a decent camera is enough to entrust someone to photograph your wedding day - that once in a lifetime moment.

Don't make this mistake.

Rachel and RyanRachel and RyanCoalbrookdale, Ironbridge, Shropshire

 

 

 

 

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info@jeffsham.co.uk (Jeff Sham Photography) articles wedding photography http://www.jeffsham.co.uk/blog/2017/10/please-dont-make-this-mistake Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:05:54 GMT
New Product Spotlight - Parma Print Box http://www.jeffsham.co.uk/blog/2017/6/new-product-spotlight-parma-print-box Introducing a new product, the Parma Photographic Print Box, a contemporary alternative to coffee table books or loose prints, and a perfect supplement to your wedding album.

This is a boutique print box with a luxury stretch ribbon and tissue paper wrapping, containing 50 professional, high resolution C-type prints. These prints are produced with Fuji Crystal Archive paper, with 50 years archival life expectancy, and you can choose from a gloss or lustre (semi-gloss) finish.

The box and ribbon come in a choice of colours, black, white, cocoa, and natural. In addition, the ribbon comes in two extra colours, blue and pink. Choose your own perfect combination of colours, to complement or contrast.

Three sizes are available to suit your taste.

Parma M - 8"x6" - £75

Parma L - 10"x8" - £95

Parma XL - 12"x12" - £125

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info@jeffsham.co.uk (Jeff Sham Photography) print box prints product http://www.jeffsham.co.uk/blog/2017/6/new-product-spotlight-parma-print-box Fri, 09 Jun 2017 14:56:19 GMT
One More National Award Winning Image - It's Not Easy http://www.jeffsham.co.uk/blog/2017/5/one-more-national-award-winning-image-its-not-easy No competitions since the start of the year, so I entered last month, with what I thought was a good chance of a getting a solid high award and possibly even a Silver. Funnily enough, the image that I thought would score well was not awarded at national competition level - it just goes to show how tough these competitions are! Here is the image from Claire and Jan's wedding at Grims Dyke Hotel that I thought had a very good chance of doing well - it remains one of my favourite bridal images. It was classified, meaning "images of a standard worthy of acknowledgement relevant to the genre entered but which are not deemed award winning at national competition level".

Claire and JanClaire and JanGrims Dyke Hotel, Harrow

Happily though, another image that I knew would do well, I think due in large part due to the couple's beautiful expressions, scored me an award at national Bronze level, "images of a strong standard at a national competition level (something to be proud of)". You can feel the love in this image. Thank you to Claire and Jan for being so amazing to photograph!

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info@jeffsham.co.uk (Jeff Sham Photography) award winning grims dyke hotel wedding photography http://www.jeffsham.co.uk/blog/2017/5/one-more-national-award-winning-image-its-not-easy Mon, 22 May 2017 14:30:29 GMT
The Real Cost of Wedding Photography http://www.jeffsham.co.uk/blog/2017/5/the-real-cost-of-wedding-photography A new article has been published by Your Perfect Wedding Photographer where they looked at the cost of wedding photography, detailing a survey of 2016. The article also includes tips on how much to budgeting and pricing, money saving tips, as well as breaking down the real cost of wedding photography.

Interesting points to note on wedding photography pricing:

  • Average cost of wedding photography in the UK in 2016 is £1450
  • There was a very slight drop from 2015, where the figure was £1520
  • London is the most expensive where the average cost is £2000
  • The South West and South East came second and third
  • The East Midlands came in cheapest with an average of £1240

The original article can be viewed here.

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info@jeffsham.co.uk (Jeff Sham Photography) budgeting wedding photography pricing http://www.jeffsham.co.uk/blog/2017/5/the-real-cost-of-wedding-photography Wed, 10 May 2017 12:58:31 GMT
Grims Dyke Wedding Photography - London Wedding Photographer - Claire and Jan http://www.jeffsham.co.uk/blog/2017/4/grims-dyke-wedding-photography-london-wedding-photographer-claire-and-jan Some photos from a recent wedding at the amazing Grim's Dyke Hotel, one of my favourite venues and one that I've worked at many times now. Enjoy some of the moments from Claire and Jan's special day.

Bride and bridesmaids dresses from David's Bridal. Make-up and hair by Chloe Hiskett. Jewellery by Molly Browns York. Groom's suit from Moss Bros. Groomsmen's suits from Next. Flowers by Petals From Heaven. Video by Premier Wedding Videos. DJ from Your Event. Magician Tony Stewart.

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info@jeffsham.co.uk (Jeff Sham Photography) grims dyke hotel london wedding phorographer http://www.jeffsham.co.uk/blog/2017/4/grims-dyke-wedding-photography-london-wedding-photographer-claire-and-jan Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:52:09 GMT
Morden Hall Wedding Photography - Surrey Wedding Photographer - Emily and Grant http://www.jeffsham.co.uk/blog/2017/3/morden-hall-wedding-photography-surrey-wedding-photographer-emily-and-grant Last year I photographed Emily and Grant's wedding at then newly renovated Morden Hall. I believe it was one of the first weddings to be held there since they reopened. It's such a beautiful venue, set within 125 acres of National Trust parkland, with lovely gardens and a stylish interior spaces. It was a shame that we had a rainy day and didn't get to make the absolute most of what the 18th Century country house had to offer, but everyone still had a brilliant day, as I hope you can see from the photos below.

Bride's dress from Aurora Bride. Bridesmaids dresses from Debenhams. Groom's suit by Reiss. Hair by Toni & Guy. Catering by Galloping Gourmet. Entertainment by Rubix Disco.

 

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info@jeffsham.co.uk (Jeff Sham Photography) aurora bride debenhams weddings galloping gourmet morden hall reiss weddings rubix disco surrey wedding photographer toni and guy weddings http://www.jeffsham.co.uk/blog/2017/3/morden-hall-wedding-photography-surrey-wedding-photographer-emily-and-grant Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:31:29 GMT
Happy Sunday http://www.jeffsham.co.uk/blog/2017/3/happy-sunday I met with one of my couples today for a coffee and to hand over their wedding album. They told me that they were delighted with their images and they looked positively ecstatic with their album too. As we were sipping our coffees and carefully thumbing through the pages, a lady who was sat at an adjacent table got up to leave, and as she was putting her jacket on, she took the time to lean over to us and complimented me on my photography, having seen some of my work across the tables. It's always nice to receive such nice comments from strangers!

Of course my main concern to to make my couples happy, and I'm pretty sure Frances and Rich were very happy indeed. They scored me 10/10 in every category on their feedback form! Many congratulations again to you both, and I hope you have an amazing belated honeymoon.

Frances and RichardFrances and RichardThe Elephant Hotel, Pangbourne

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info@jeffsham.co.uk (Jeff Sham Photography) testimonials http://www.jeffsham.co.uk/blog/2017/3/happy-sunday Sun, 12 Mar 2017 21:33:26 GMT
More Awards for 2017 http://www.jeffsham.co.uk/blog/2017/3/more-awards-for-2017 After a break of over two years from competing, I thought I would start 2017 by submitting some of my images for competition, to see if my work still compares well against the very best of my peers on a national level. I'm pleased to say that all three of my entries were each awarded a Bronze Bar, signifying a strong standard at national competition level which is difficult to achieve and is something to be proud of. So here I present to you my very latest award-winning images; thank you to all my lovely brides and grooms for making this possible!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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info@jeffsham.co.uk (Jeff Sham Photography) awards wedding photography http://www.jeffsham.co.uk/blog/2017/3/more-awards-for-2017 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 01:55:37 GMT
Welcome to 2017 http://www.jeffsham.co.uk/blog/2017/2/welcome-to-2017 So we're not far into 2017 and I've received a couple of feedback testimonials from two weddings over Christmas. Interestingly, they both point to elements of professional wedding photography that are often overlooked. 

Siobhan and Callum, who were married in Kent with their wedding reception held at the lovely Village Hotel in Maidstone, highlighted the importance of support, care and planning provided by a professional photographer. They scored me 10/10 in every category of performance and they stated that:

"[Jeff] was extremely supportive and dedicated time to making sure we were able to have what we wanted. If there was one thing that I was sure of and didn't have to worry about, it was the photography! Jeff was professional, supportive, kind and 100% put us at ease. The photographs are beautiful and a true testament to Jeff's craft. We thoroughly enjoyed planning with Jeff and having him as part of our big day. He captured every smile and every tear and provided us with stunning pictures to immortalise our memories."

Siobhan and CallumSiobhan and CallumSt Alban’s Church, Chatham; Village Hotel, Maidstone

Lizzie and Lloyd, who got married at Cooling Castle Barn in Kent, touched on trust and confidence in their wedding photographer. Again, scoring me 10/10 in every performance category, they added:

"...you made us feel confident and trusting in your services. Personally I find it hard to trust people, but from the very beginning you made us feel like we could completely trust you and your abilities! I knew you would do a fantastic job and you completely surpassed our expectations. Thank you!"

It just goes to show that there is so much more to professional wedding photography than producing great photos that couples love. Trust, confidence and support in planning the biggest day in most people's lives is often just as important.

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info@jeffsham.co.uk (Jeff Sham Photography) cooling castle barn feedback kent wedding photography testimonials village hotel wedding photographer http://www.jeffsham.co.uk/blog/2017/2/welcome-to-2017 Wed, 01 Feb 2017 15:49:48 GMT
Gorse Hill Wedding Photography - Surrey Wedding Photographer - Louise and Mike http://www.jeffsham.co.uk/blog/2016/11/gorse-hill-wedding-photography-surrey-wedding-photographer-louise-and-mike I had the pleasure of photographing Louise and Mike's wedding last summer at the elegant Surrey country mansion that is the De Vere Venue, Gorse Hill. I myself got married at a (then) De Vere Venue in Highfield Park, so I was looking forward to this day - their venues are all so charming and full of character. Gorse Hill provided a wonderful setting for this couple's wedding celebrations and served as a beautiful scenic backdrop to their wedding photography too. Here are some images from their day.

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info@jeffsham.co.uk (Jeff Sham Photography) de vere weddings gorse hill gorse hill wedding photography surrey wedding photography http://www.jeffsham.co.uk/blog/2016/11/gorse-hill-wedding-photography-surrey-wedding-photographer-louise-and-mike Sun, 27 Nov 2016 15:56:35 GMT
Think wedding photography is easy? Think again! http://www.jeffsham.co.uk/blog/2016/8/think-wedding-photography-is-easy-think-again I've had a very busy summer with weddings and I've not had much time to update my website or post to my blog, so apologies! My work load won't be slowing down until deep into the Autumn. In the mean time, do check out and like my Facebook page for more regular and quick updates.

I came across this article the other day from Your Perfect Wedding Photographer, that I thought was worth sharing as it's very informative and holds very true. What was particularly interesting is that couples in the UK are spending on average £1520 on their wedding photography, a figure that has held over the past few years.

Take a look through the infographic for some fantastic insight into what goes into professional wedding photography.

 

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Lingfield Park Wedding Photography - Surrey Wedding Photographer - Lauren and Phil http://www.jeffsham.co.uk/blog/2016/4/lingfield-park-wedding-photography-surrey-wedding-photographer-lauren-and-phil Here are some photos from last summer taken at Lauren and Phil's wedding. The ceremony was held at the St Peter and St Paul Church in Lingfield, with the reception at Lingfield Park. It was a bit of a rainy day, but that didn't dampen spirits! I've since moved into the area and this is now one of my local venues - can't wait to get back there for more wedding fun!

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Bridal dress from Yasemin's Gowns; jewellery by Smooch; suits from Dapper; hair and make-up by Fran Straker; cakes by Cakes by Wendy Buckingham; flowers by Helgaz Flowers and Budding Sensations.

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info@jeffsham.co.uk (Jeff Sham Photography) church lingfield park surrey wedding photographer wedding http://www.jeffsham.co.uk/blog/2016/4/lingfield-park-wedding-photography-surrey-wedding-photographer-lauren-and-phil Fri, 22 Apr 2016 14:51:13 GMT
UK Wedding Awards 2016 http://www.jeffsham.co.uk/blog/2016/3/uk-wedding-awards-2016 I just wanted to share a quick and special congrats to my local wedding venue Hever Castle for their recent "Best Castle Venue" award, and also a huge shout to one of my favourite venues, Wotton House for their "Best Country Venue" award - both very well deserved! Finally, well done to all winners and finalists in every other category! Click to read more.

In November 2015, The UK Wedding Awards 2016 was launched - the coming together of hitched, Perfect Wedding and You & Your Wedding, to recognise and celebrate the very best of the UK's bridal industry.

Further coverage can be found in the latest issues of Perfect Wedding and You & Your Wedding - on sale Thursday 24 March, and online at hitched.co.uk, planyourperfectwedding.com and youandyourwedding.co.uk.

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info@jeffsham.co.uk (Jeff Sham Photography) hever castle hitched plan your perfect wedding wedding awards wedding venue wotton house you and your wedding http://www.jeffsham.co.uk/blog/2016/3/uk-wedding-awards-2016 Wed, 23 Mar 2016 14:29:27 GMT