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Wednesday, 28 April 2010

More recognition and achievement!

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As a result of the successful WPJA submission, we were also invited to join an elite group of photographers within the WPJA, namely the Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association! This really is special as usually admittance to this group normally requires a separate submission and evaluation of work. However, based on the quality of images submitted, we were invited to be part of the AG|WPJA. Please visit www.agwpja.com to see the quality of work. In England, there are currently only 24 (including ourselves) AG|WPJA photographers! Their philosophy is as follows:

"The AG|WPJA has become a refuge and a platform for dedicated wedding photojournalists who also happen to be masters in digital photo enhancement. It’s also a showcase for the finest artistically enhanced wedding photography in the world, not to mention a great Web destination for the bride and groom seeking something special."

"The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association AG|WPJA is comprised of outstanding wedding photographers, who are at the forefront of the wedding photography industry when it comes to enhancing images. The chief objective of the AG|WPJA is to provide members with a platform where the finest enhanced, manipulated and/or artistic wedding photojournalism in the world is spotlighted and promoted for the bride and groom.

The AG|WPJA is a separate division of the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA). Whereas the WPJA upholds strict guidelines that forbid excessive picture manipulation, the AG|WPJA encourages and fosters creative image enhancement, with the vision of promoting Fine Art Wedding Photojournalists.

The AG|WPJA establishes and upholds high standards that are taken into consideration during the judging process for our wedding photography contests. Using all artistic tools at their disposal, members skillfully enliven their work in post production processing."

We are very proud that our work is now considered among the best wedding photography. Please contact us for further details and to see how you can have us cover your wedding.......


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We are absolutely thrilled to announce that ian MACMiCHAEL photography has been recognised as meeting the very high standards of the Wedding Photojournalist Association. This is a huge endorsement of the quality of wedding work we produce. Pease visit www.wpja.com to get an idea of the standards that are required to gain admission. They describe the WPJA philosophy as follows:

The Wedding Photojournalist Association is a highly screened, critical organization. Less than 5% of wedding photographers out there qualify for membership.

"The WPJA puts the world’s best wedding photography at your fingertips. We offer a new perspective on wedding photography – quietly capturing the real moments as they happen for the bride and groom.

It is our goal to use photography to tell the story of your wedding day, not dictate it for you.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Membership in the WPJA depends entirely on photographers meeting our high standards for inclusion. One CANNOT simply pay his/her way into the WPJA. We emphasize this is NOT another ad-driven wedding web site."

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Welcome to new wedding clients...Katie and Richard..

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We were commissioned last year to shoot Katie and Richard's wedding. It's another for us at All Hallows and then on to The Palm House. We're just about to arrange the pre-wedding shoot so we're looking forward to some fun and great pictures from that in the run up to the big day.......

Monday, 26 April 2010

Welcome to new wedding clients Hazel and Nghia!

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We are delighted to have been commissioned by Hazel and Nghia to shoot their wedding later this year in September. we will be at All Hallows for the ceremony then onto Sefton Park for some creative shots then onto the Palm House, looking forward to it already!!

Friday, 23 April 2010

Kids location portrait shoot

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Using ambient light with fill from sunbounce micromini,,,,,

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

SWPP competition, GOLD WINNER MARCH 2010!

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We are delighted to announce that one of Ian MacMichael's images has won a prestigious award this month. The SWPP hold monthly competitions in several categories. Each image is critically assessed and awarded gold, silver or bronze. The image above was the GOLD winner in the category Architectural exterior. They acclaim GOLD images as "Gold awards will go forward to the annual judging and are deemed to be images of the highest standard and will be published in Professional Imagemaker" This builds on previous BRONZE and SILVER awards from the SWPP.

Monday, 12 April 2010

Rennies Exhibition project, Anglican Cathedral

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Some more images from the project on Liverpool landmarks for an exhibition at Rennies, Liverpool City Centre.....

Wednesday, 7 April 2010


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We're really excited to have already started taking bookings for weddings next year! One of them will be the third and last one we have covered for 3 siblings. Firstly one sister, then the brother and next year the other sister! The bride and groom were so happy with our work for the first one that the other brother and sister booked us over a year in advance for their weddings to make sure we would be there! Bookings still continue to come in for this year too, please feel free to get in touch to discuss your aspirations for your wedding photography.

Welcome to new wedding clients......

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We are delighted that Kev and Erica have decided to have us cover their wedding day later this year, the church is in a beautiful location, we're really looking forward to the day......

Welcome to new wedding clients......

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We are thrilled to be covering the wedding of Ashley and Dave in May with the reception at the magnificent Alma De Cuba in Liverpool city centre, it promises to be a fantastic day!