Phoebe Berridge of Biggleswade has just been awarded her Licentiateship of the Master Photographer Association (LMPA). With a stunning panel of Images of Portrait, which is Phoebe’s speciality.
The judges’ comments given to Phoebe, included words like sheer quality, impact, stunning, outstanding and unique. Which explained the strength of the whole panel.
Licentiateship of the MPA, is the hardest qualification to achieve within the photographic profession, as this takes a great deal of time, work and dedication to your art to reach this level. Entering the Association at probationary level and reaching the required high standards of this qualification is such a massive achievement.
Not only do you have to submit an extensive panel of photographic images, which are displayed and judged in front of 5 highly respected Fellows of the industry, but you also must produce an in depth working profile, about your work and business practises. This document goes into the Health & Safety elements that must be understood when dealing with the public, also have professional insurances that protect the public.
This is the reason why the public should only book a qualified professional photographer to photograph those precious memories in life, their wedding, pets or family and children, as it’s the only way they have of knowing they will get the best creative photographs and personal service possible.
For more details contact: – firstname.lastname@example.org
I can’t explain just how proud I am to share this amazing achievement with you all. The work and dedication I have put into completing my LMPA. It’s been challenging at times, It’s made me stronger, creative and excited for whats next…
Below is the Panel of 20 images that I submitted. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
What an absolutely dreamy wedding this was. I met Steve and Linzi back in 2016. We hit it off straight away. They told me they were having their wedding at The Old Hall Ely. Which I was yet to photograph at and couldn’t wait. With plans to have an outdoor ceremony. The set up their for outdoor weddings is just stunning!
Myself and Linzi discussed their colour scheme she was having a pale grey it was just divine. We discussed make up and hair ideas, all the little things she had lined up for the day and I knew I was in for a treat.
We visited their wedding venue a few weeks before hand and I fell in love with it. The scenery was just perfect for photographs.
So what better time to test out the stunning backdrop and do a cheeky little engagement shoot. I love engagement shoots. They really help you to get to know one another and it makes the wedding day running much smoother.
Their big day had finally arrived. The weather was stunning. The venue looked amazing. The girls were upstairs getting ready and the finishing touches were coming together.
With all the final touches in place for the Venue the dinner room looked amazing with their personal extra touches. It wasn’t long until the big “I do”…
Thank you for letting me capture your special day.
Venue: The Old Hall Ely
Hair and Make up: Sasha Wren Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist
Flowers: The Flower Mill
Cake: The Sugar Cube
Photography: Phoebe Berridge Photography
It’s coming round to that time of year again, Only 12 more Fridays until Christmas. Who can believe it? The time just goes so quickly these day and your children grow more and more each year. Which is why our Christmas Mini Sessions are such a hit each year not only do you get some beautiful images of your children but you get to watch them change and grow from last years and they make for totally awesome gifts!
This year we’ve gone all out and have two sets ups which I’m totally in love with I have to say!
How does it all work?
Our sessions are now on sale so if you wish to book drop us an email email@example.com or a text 07807811966 and we can help you get booked in.
The sessions are 30 minute slots, with 2 stunning christmas themed set ups and include 3 beautiful 8×10 Prints for you to keep or gifted loved ones with <3
Additional images and prints can be added for a small extra charge.
If you haven’t booked and want to get in on all the fun message us today xx
Ekkk! This is still one of my all time favorite venues I wish I got to shoot every wedding there because it’s truly stunning. I first met Rachel and Stuart at their wedding venue for their engagement shoot and I was blow away by this venue that I couldn’t wait to get back for their special day.
Their day was very relaxed and calm. The wedding party was small and intimate and this worked really well for the style of their wedding. It was a lovely warm and sunny day out so after their ceremony the guests were greeted outside with drinks and their were outdoor games set up which a few enjoyed a little too much.
Before sitting down for a traditional dinner and of course the dreading speeches.
Here are a few of my favourites moments
From the first moment I met Sam, I knew I was going to love photographing their wedding and I was totally right. Sam was so chilled out and relaxed about the day some would maybe say too relaxed? But it totally worked and their day was stunning.
They had the most perfect weather for the day, the flowers were blooming and the guests were all full of laughter and joy. The wedding was small but intimate surrounded by their most loved ones. Including their two gorgeous boys who walked down the aisle with Sam.
Their day was held at South Farm, the venue was relaxed. The guests sat in the gardens drinking their arrival drinks whilst we sneaked off with Sam and Pete to capture some stunning couple shots along with their two boys, who definetly made me work to get those smiles out of them but it was totally worth it.
Here are a few of my favourite moments
I remember first meeting Donna and Ollie at their chosen location, you could really just see how in love they were. They both had family all over the place so chosen a venue in a neutral are, Brownsover Hall Hotel.Their wedding was in September and my gosh did they did lucky with the weather it was absolutely boiling I remember all of us hoping it would cool down just a little because it was super hot out. The bridal prep was super relaxed which is always a good start to the day.Donna told me they had a surprise for the guests during the ceremony, their would be an owl delivering their wedding rings for them. I couldn’t wait to capture their moment. Everyone was honestly shocked and didn’t see that one coming for sure!Followed by a gorgeous drinks reception outside with the chance to hold the owl’s the guests loved it. With evening entertainment for both the adults and the children that’s right they had a bouncy castle.
Thank you to my wonderful second shooter Matt Margesson for helping me also capture this special day.
Here are a few of my favorite moments:
This was kind of a different one for me as I went to school with Katie which made the wedding a little more personal to myself and of course it was such an honor to be asked to photograph her special day.Katie and Steve, had their wedding at Fanham’s Hall and I have to say from the moment I drove up to the venue I fell in love and couldn’t wait to photograph their wedding here. The grounds where stunning and there was a lot of opportunity for photographs on the day.Having a November wedding of course you just never know which our British weather, but they got super lucky the rain held off and although it was a little cold out Katie braved the weather for some gorgeous couple shots outside. Especially with the sunset just in time glowing golden in the sky.With a traditional color scheme for the wedding the venue you looked beautiful with gorgeous red roses on the tables and candles. The venue had a lovely warm feeling and a touch of Christmas love in the air.
Venue – Fanham’s Hall
Dresses – Ann Bridal
Make up – Lucy Payne
Bride Hair – Abby Preslent
Flowers – Grant at Butler-Gould’s
Cake – Family Friend
Suits – Moss Bros
Second Shooter – Matt Margesson
Here are a few of my favorite moments
The safety to newborn photography,
I want to talk to you all about the safety side of newborn photography, as this is something that isn’t talked about enough if you ask me. I’m sure many of my returning clients have learnt this is something I speak of a lot but it’s because I want to get out to as many people as possible. It’s something that unfortunately isn’t taken seriously enough but some and that’s a shame.
How much do you know about newborn photography?
So what do you know about newborn photography, Im guessing not much other than how simply beautiful the images can look of your gorgeous little baby between 4-14 days old. I’m not going to bored you with it all but I’ll give you a little more information. Newborn photography is a wonderful thing when it is created safety. Your chosen photographer should be experienced and have had training in newborn photography both for posing baby and the safety side. There are many newborn poses in which can be achieved during a newborn session but your photographer must know how to create this safety so that they do not harm or injury baby but mistake. Your photographer should also make sure that the baby isn’t left unattended in a way in which baby may fall or roll. The photographer should ask a parent to spot the baby for some posing.
When you booked your newborn photographer did you check they were trained in that area?
Don’t worry I’m sure this isn’t something may people think about when booking their newborn photographer but you are completely in your right to ask. Safety should always come first. Never hesitate to check wth your newborn photographer if they have carried out newborn training, you may even be able to find the information straight on their website from certificates or awards. But if not just drop them an email.
We know we’re a little early for mothers day this year. But we wanted to offer something a little more special than just flowers and chocolates this year.
Over the weekend of Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th March 2017, we are running mummy and me mini sessions. Which are just in time for mothers day.
Stunning portraits of you and your beautiful children no better gift? Something you will treasure for a life time and enjoy looking at around the house all year round
Unlike the chocolates, which will probably be gone within hours if the kids get their hands on them,
We only have 2 slots remaining on Sunday 12th March as our Saturday 11th March have already SOLD out. But if you really want one I may be tempted to open up some extra slots… YIPPE!
Book your today and really treat yourself this mothers day you all deserve a little something special.
Lots of Love
I’m sure we all freak out at some point when planning our own wedding, I mean there is just so much to think about that sometimes you forget the odd thing. Don’t worry I’m sure it’s happened to all our Bride’s or Groom’s at some point during their planning.
I know for most of my Bride’s and Groom’s their photographer is a huge part of their day they want to capture their special moments into beautiful photographs which they can continue to look back on year after year. Give out to family and friends, maybe even hang a display somewhere in the house. But they also want the moments captured which they sometimes miss, and you’ll be amazed at how many of those they do miss because there off talking to guests, or having their couple photo’s or checking the venue room. It’s so important for them to be able to relive their day again and again.
A few things I feel are important to think about when booking your photographer –
- I also feel it’s important that you, your partner and the photographer get along from the first moment. Believe it or not your going to be spending a lot of time together on the day so you all want to feel relaxed around one another. This is why I always offer to meet with my couples before they book me because as much as they’ve looked at my work and love what they see. I want them to be sure I’m the photographer they want on their day. I arrange a little coffee meeting, where we can discuss your wedding ideas, find out how he got down on one knee and just get to know each other a little better.
- You want someone who can be relaxed and isn’t shouting at you all day long, it’s still your day and as much as the photograph’s are important to get done, you cannot help it if a bride or groom gets stuck talking to a guest. Use that time to photograph the guests and don’t make your bride and groom feel bad. I always allow time for my couples to get around their wedding party before going off for couple shots.
- Don’t be affairs to ask your photographer for a shot. As much as I know what types of images you want as we would have previously discussed it, please never fear to ask for a last minute shot. It’s what I’m there for if you want it you just tell me and I’ll be there ready to take it. Keeping in contact with your client, I always make sure I keep up to date with my couple. Even if they’ve booked a wedding for 2 years time, I don’t like them to feel I have forgotten about them. I always drop an email very know and then just to see how things are going.
We still have a few dates available for 2017 weddings, so if you still haven’t booked your get in contact.
Lots of Love Phoebe x