Both myself and Dave are constantly trying to improve our wedding photography offering and the service we provide to brides, not just on the day of the wedding but starting before the wedding day and right up through to the delivery of the photographs, album design process and final delivery of the album and other photography products. This month we made the decision to move from DVD delivery of photos to 16gb USB memory cards.
Now there are several very good reasons for this; Firstly 16gb allows storage of HD video of which we have now started to offer as a bolt on to our existing wedding photography packages. Secondly, we just happened to stumble upon a neat fully branded and custom designed memory card manufacturer!, thirdly and most importantly.. well; occasionally brides have tried to view the DVD discs on their tv, rather than viewing on their computer, thinking they were slide-shows, when in fact DVD discs are used because they just offer more storage than a traditional CD.
Photos are not meant to be viewed on a tv! While this may seem to work, and may be a very convenient way of viewing your photos with your family… We must stress that a tv is not the same as a computer monitor and therefore will not show photos at their very best. The resolution will be all wrong and some of the wedding photography may appear stretched or even pixelated.
Another obvious thing the mention is that discs can get scratched easily, whereas our USB sticks are credit card shape, so they should fit neatly into your wallet or purse allowing you to carry the full set of photos with you wherever you go! So below we thought it best to show you the new USB cards and how they ‘snap’ open allowing the USB to be slotted into your computer USB port.
As a Wedding photographer, Bridgend is a very popular location for Kapow. We were asked to cover the wedding of Rosie & Andries at Coity church. The wedding venue for the day was Bryngarw House, Bridgend. Bryngarw is a very popular wedding venue for us. We seem to have worked there quite a lot over the last few years. In fact this particular weekend we had back to back weddings there!
Bryngarw provides some excellent locations for bride and groom portraits. Everything you could want for great wedding photography. In fact it is also a very popular location for engagement shoots for couples who live nearby. The gardens below Bryngarw house remind me somewhat of those at Craig Y Nos with a bridge, river and pathways amongst trees and benches that provide any wedding photographer Bridgend with a great choice and different options for creating stunning images with the camera.
Andries is captain of the Cardiff Blues. AS massive rugby fans ourselves it was a pleasure to be shooting a rugby wedding! Wales Captain Sam Warburton as well as other players made great wedding guests. As well as working regularly at Bryngarw house as we have also covered many wedding venues in this and the Porthcawl areas including many at Coed Y mwstwr and Court Coleman.
Luckily the weather held for us on the day and we were able to take a walk down the steps to the gardens below and capture some fun photographs of the ushers and bridesmaids as well as the offical bride and groom portraits. For photography geeks out there, the kit we used on the day was a mixture of both Canon and Nikon, with the D700 and 5DMK2 both in use along with the Nikon 70-200VR2 2.8 and 24 – 70 2.8 lenses in action!
Below are some of our favourite photos from the day….