Chapters Hotel, Stokesley wedding photography ~ Steven & Louise
The angel inn, Topcliffe, Thirsk - Adam & Katie.
I'm Stuart and I'm a photographer.
Firstly lets start with an apology, my ugly mug.Let me introduce myself, Although you could read the "about" page on this site, this is me. My father has always been into photography and trains. My mum Wildlife, so it was only natural that I took an interest from an early age in all, however as soon as I could I got away from the trains. My father hasn't see www.raycam.co.uk as proof. Photography has developed into my passion, I now run my own Studio in Guisborough and have sponsorship for my wildlife photography from Jack Pike. (www.stubrownphotography.co.uk).The early day saw me and my father heading to the darkroom , our loft, to develop his images and the smell of the chemicals still triggers those memories. Although these day the darkroom is digital, I still long to create my own darkroom again and spend the time in there with my son. It saw my taking my interest a little further and entering competitions, which I won. These days I don't get much chance to enter competitions but its time to start again I think.I am a proud family man with two gorgeous children, Jace and Leah, both of which love playing up to the camera and, Jace has even become , by definition, a professional photographer at the age of 3. When he picked my SLR up and snapped a shot of a clients baby, which they later purchased.Discovery Photography has been running from 2008, started when I had my landscape work in my own gallery. This lead to exhibition around the north east and lead to the North York Moors National park asking me to cover some events for them. Although this has stopped now due to government cuts, they still use my images in their publications today. Because people got to know I was covering events for them, I was asked to cover some weddings, they are just events I thought, and low and behold Discovery Photography was born.Photography as become and consumed my life, a day doesn't go by that I aren't reading something online or checking out new accessories or equipment. I literally live photography. Kirsty my other half has referred to the business as my mistress, which to be honest it is.My true interest has become black and white documentary photography, I believe its timeless and the pure raw beauty of the contrast, shadows and detail astound me.For the technical geeks out there I started my life with an Olympus Trip 35mm one of which I still use occasionally today, from there it has been Canon AE1 AE1-Program, EOS 1000F, EOS 5, EOS 10D, EOSE 30D, EOS 5D mk1 (still use as my second camera today) EOS 1Ds mk2 (my main camera) and finally the latest addition the Fujifilm X20.You see having OCD the details in everything i produce have to right, they have to portray the emotion and tell the story I'm capturing. So each and every client, job, brief, fashion shoot or teaching session has to be right and have my full attention.So that's me, if you would like to chat more then why not either call by the studio for a cuppa or contact me. [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id="16" gal_title="Stuart Brown Wedding photographer"]
Jonathan and shelly’s special day was booked at St Cuthberts Church, Marton. A very quaint little church for itssurroundings. Shelly arrived in a big old car from a touch of classic cars. It was nice to work with Tony from a touch of classic cars too, I have worked on and off with him for the past three years, but its always nice to see a friendly face.I arrived a little early and had to stop myself from taking some pic of the collared doves sat on the gravestones around the church. Given my wildlife side of my profession.Soon into my flow and capturing the guests as they arrived and its really nice to be able to take images through the cereomeny, something we can't always do.We did the group shots back at the Sporting lodge where the tables where set for a magical night.Shelly and Jonathan looked very smart and really deserved a really lovely day.
We knew this wedding was going to a fun one, the pre wedding shoot we did with Michael and Sharon was enough to set the scene.
Danby castle is a wonderful venue when the weathers right and upon arriving there on Saturday morning the cloud seemed set in with the wind blowing too.
Adie had already arrived in a fantastic Daimler, just as Pam was arriving in a moment of almost god like command the clouds parted to leave a beautiful sunny and warm day.
This gave us some good opportunity to take some nice arty pictures and to show off our new Discovery Photography tops! Its great when the bride and groom are relaxed the images just flow from the onset.
A last minute wedding is always a bit of a rush to organise from our point of view, but it helps when the client, in this case Rachel and Steve are organised themselves. Rachel’s mum arranged us to cover their wedding very last minute as they weren’t going to both with a photographer. Yet with in a couple of days I had all the information I needed.
I am so glad they chose us; both Steve and Rachel are very fun loving people and this made for a very interesting and fun wedding.The wedding was topped off by the venue, Wynyard hall. Its a magnificent building and this was our first visit.I would like to take this opportunity to thank them both for choosing us and wish them all the very best for the future.