Nick Desprs Photography

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Megan & Tom

With seven bridesmaids, the house was full of activity as Megan got ready at her parents.

 Gasps of astonishment as Megan appeared in her dress...

 My wife, Karen, photographed Tom and his groomsmen as they prepared for the day.
 No nerves here, as Tom leads from the front as they go to the ceremony.

Having the ceremony in the garden made things very convenient, just a short walk from the back of the house.
 Jayne White was the celebrant for the ceremony.

 A very fleeting moment that I just managed to capture, a good example of when the automated functions on a modern camera won't get things right.
 People didn't have to go far to form the confetti aisle, then there was plenty of time to gather for drinks and chat with friends on the lawn.
Lots of emotional moments after the ceremony.

 Somehow the forecast rain and drizzle held off until we were just about ready to go to the reception at Castle Cornet, excellent timing!
 The drizzle here was surprisingly heavy, yet it still is possible for beautiful pictures.

 A grey view, but the marquee was lovely inside and the weather was fine for those who wanted to gather outside.

 More emotional moments when the speeches took place.

 Youthe played in the first dance before continuing for a couple of great sets.  They are well worth seeking out.

 The drizzle didn't stop us taking some amazing pictures outside later that night.

 Then back to the dancing.  Once the band had finished, the DJ equipment was pulled forward and things became even wilder!
 This thing has more buttons than my cameras!

 I'd heard Tom was a keen DJ, he couldn't resist the mixer.  The atmosphere was incredible.  Great music played skilfully by the DJs and everyone having a fantastic time, all in a good natured fashion.
 Megan & Tom appeared to be such a quiet couple earlier in the day!

Wow, what a night that was!

Royal Photographic Society - Guernsey Assessment Day

Some of you may know that I am a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and am honoured to sit on one of their distinctions panels.  Last Sunday I was a panel member with Steve Le Prevost FRPS at a Royal Photographic Society Assessment Day.

We were lucky to have this take place in Guernsey, all organised by Eric Ferbrache.

It was a great day, where we advised potential applicants going for their distinctions and also viewed previously successful panels sent over by the Society.

In addition we were treated to a viewing of 2 panels from Steve Le Prevost, where he had recently gained a second Fellowship and also one from the Irish Photographic Federation.  Congratulations Steve, absolutely fantastic work.

The day was full of interest, I had no problems concentrating, even though I had only about 3 hours sleep after photographing a wedding the day before, more on that on my next post!

Thanks to Eric for organising the day and for the picture below:-

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Rosemary's photography

Our eldest daughter, Rosemary, is quite an accomplished photographer already.  She has her final year to go of her Fine Art degree and has done a lot of photography for her years.

Just the other weekend she was in Dinard, France to photograph a wedding all by herself.

Pop along to her blog to have a look at what she took, some quite beautiful pictures of what was a charming event.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Aimee & James

This wedding took place under the richest blue skies that Guernsey can produce, and a blazing sun.  Luckily the ceremony and reception took place in a location perfectly suited to the occasion, in a hidden corner of the parish of St. Peter's.

There was quite a crowd in the cottage where Aimee got ready.  Baby Harry was a little star and never short of willing helpers.

 Another willing helper for Aimee's make-up.

 Aimee's dad, Peter, had his van all ready to drive Aimee a short distance up the road.  A very sweet vehicle for the bride.

 At the marquee James and his groomsmen finished off a few things then greeted the guests as they arrived for the ceremony.

 A great entrance!

 As they say, location, location, location!
 Caryn, from White Dove, conducted the humanist ceremony.  Everyone was in great humour, even if a bit hot!

 It's not often in Guernsey that umbrellas are needed for the sun...

 There was plenty of time for a relaxed drink as everyone gathered together before the food.

 The setting and marquee were quite beautiful, the hard work put into the preparations was well worthwhile.

 Dad's speech was particularly touching.

As the sun got lower in the sky we took advantage of some gorgeous light.
 After the first dance the dance floor was heaving, but some preferred to just sit outside and watch the sunset.

 I was waiting for just the right time to take a shot like this, when the artificial lighting had just the right glow against the remnants of the sunset.  What a stunning setting, and skilled photography too!

 With no moon I was keen to see if I could take a picture of the wedding venue and the stars.  Due to the glow of the midsummer sun I had to wait until midnight to get this, but hopefully you agree it was worth the wait.

What a beautiful day in so many ways.