Archive for January, 2011

Wedding Album Design Workshop

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

For a while now I have been wondering what we do about album design for our wedding couples and where the future is going with presenting and printing wedding images. Its great when I pop into our printers in Hamilton and see another large scale frame being designed and printed, but I know many couples get back into their busy lives and do very little with the wedding images.

So….we did a bit of research in November last year with 22 past wedding clients and a trend emerged, wedding albums were just too costly, or more to the point, not good value. We have posted a few things on Facebook about other options and when we look at our business in Canada, very few one2one couples order the traditional style of album with solid card type pages. ¬†The growth has been in coffee style books and nearly 80% of couples order these in Canada.

We can offer Queensberry Albums, Bound to Last Albums and also coffee book style Blurb albums, the latter being from the USA and pictured below. They are great value but there is an element, as always, you get what you pay for.

So….we wondered if anyone would be interested in learning how we design our albums so I can show you how we do it. That way, you can design your own book and choose how you print it.

We will hire a room in at a Hamilton Hamilton hotel, probably in April, have a nice lunch and share the cost of the overheads between all attendees, probably about $100 each. Courses will be limited to a maximum of 25 people and one2one must have shot your wedding. You will need a lap-top, we will provide you with a working demo version of Photoshop and all you need to bring is your fully edited wedding images that we have provided to you. By the end of the day, you will have most of your album designed and ready for print.

If you are interested, email me at and we will take it from there.


Rosenvale Wedding Photos – Kylie & Hayden

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Two Saturday’s ago I photographed the wedding of Kylie and Hayden at Rosenvale. It was a perfect day in every way and Hayden’s reaction when he saw his bride was a true wedding moment, he was blown away – and so he should be, Kylie was absolutely stunning.


Sarnia Park Wedding Photos – Kate & Michael

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

On January 14th I was back at Sarnia Park to photograph the wedding of Kate and Michael. I was very suspect about the 3 beautiful bridesmaids, they were so organised and looked after Kate the best I have seen of any bridesmaids in a long while, I was convinced they were hired, lol. They jumped in the bath unexpectedly and all the bridal party asked if I did running shots, to which I replied only if you actually run hard out.

A fantastic day was had by all and Kate and Michael were great to work with, Steve.

Sarnia Park Wedding Photos – Kayla & Darryn

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

On January 9th I headed back to Sarnia Park with Arie to photograph Kayla and Darryn’s wedding. Darryn was my youngest son’s teacher last year and it my son Isaak that heard Darryn was getting married. A wonderful couple, very affectionate and incredibly easy to photograph, thank you Kayla & Darryn.


Sarnia Park Wedding Photos – Sheree & Hamish

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

On January 8th Arie and I photographed Sheree and Hamish’s wedding at Sarnia park. The weather was beautiful and the bridal party were a fantastic bunch to work with. It was also great to catch up with people I had met at Jodi & Greg’s wedding a few weeks prior, so nice.


Tauranga Wedding Photos – Angela & Scott

Friday, January 21st, 2011

On January 6th Arie and I photographed Angela & Scott’s wedding at Pixham Gardens, Tauranga. We were very much looking forward to shooting their wedding, a great couple and very nice friends.


Wellington Wedding Photography – Karen & JP

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

The wind was definitely howling on Saturday, but that did not dampen the mood at Karen & JP’s wedding, the celebrated in style with family and friends from all over the globe. Congratulations Guys!!

Raglan Wedding Photography – Raewyn & Mark

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011