Well, there is only one word needed to describe the day that we at www.glyntjonesphotography.co.uk have had today, & that word is WOW!!!
The day started as any normal Monday does in the office. Then came the first phone call from Anne-marie who’s wedding we shot the photography for a while back, her & Ben had chosen the photographs that they want to be displayed in their album. This call was then quickly followed by a call from Vicky, another of our recent brides, who had also chosen the wedding photographs they want for their album & also prints for their wall & family. What happened next was very surreal, I had a phone call from a friend to say that Rufus Hound the comedian, and panelist on Celebrity Juice was looking for a photographer in the Birmingham/West Midlands area to take some portrait headshots. He had seen this tweeted on the twitter account of Rufus Hound, I got straight on Twitter & sent him a message saying that I was up for the job, this resulting in me having a chat with him about the work he wanted doing, this I have to say made my day!! Anyway then another call came through, this time from Kirsty who had, along with her husband David also chosen their prints from the proof book, needles to say this is going to be a very busy couple of weeks, not that I’m complaining, as this is just how I like it.
On another note Saturday saw us delivering the wedding album and dvd slideshows to Sharon Flood who’s wedding we photographed last Month, I always find this time a very happy and proud moment as I love to see the reaction the couples faces when they first set eyes on the album, I also find it quite a sad time as well, as having got to know the couple during the build up to their wedding, and then sharing so much of the most special day of their lives with them, delivering the album signals that we have fulfilled our contract and that contact with them is now over. This held an added sadness though with Sharon as we had worked for her before on a surprise party she held for her sister, plus she is very soon emigrating to Suriname in South America to start her new married life. We would like to wish her every happiness in her new location with Jim, and we look forward to receiving an occassional update of how they are doing.
The last two weeks have also seen us dog sitting to Staffordshire Bull Terriers while their owners were away, one visiting friends abroad, while the other is in Afghanistan as she is in the British Army. we got very attached to both dogs during their stay with us, they both have their own character & were a joy to share time with. I used the opportunity to get a quick photo of them both as a little gift for the owners, one print of this photo I shot is now hung pride of place in the owners home, while a smaller version is now winding its way across the world to cheer up the other during her time in Afghanistan. The dog picture is below, I think it came out ok considering that pet photography is not my thing, I will stick to people photos that understand what I am telling them to do, and don’t have to be bribed with food goodies.
Well I better stop chatting and go get cracking on with my work.
Bye for now