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Photography: Tony Whitmore

Tony Whitmore“I love the unique combination of people that come together at a wedding; the couple, their guests… every wedding is unique. No other wedding will have quite the same character or leave the same memories. My job is to preserve those memories.

When I’m not photographing weddings, I present a popular podcast, basically an Internet radio show. If I ever get any down time, I geek out watching my favourite TV show, Doctor Who.”

Tony is another is the wedding troupers, but like so many, there is a lot more to his photography than veils and confetti. Take the top photo here; great mood, colour and focus. That’s Helen and Jeff having what I would call ‘a classy knees-up.’ I want to be at that reception.

Helen and Jeff had chosen an 1920s/1930s theme for their wedding and all the guests dived headlong into the spirit of the event, sporting some splendid spats and fabulous feather boas.

Tony Whitmore - Bride of FrankensteinYou have to take a look at the photos of the venue, the Gatsby in Berkhampstead, originally opened in 1938 as a cinema, its foyer and dining hall still resplendant in the original art deco fittings. For the reception, Jeff put his skills as a graphic artist to good use creating versions of vintage film posters featuring the couple in place of the original artistes. If you dare put Bride of Frankenstein as a table decoration, then have that moment of light and glass and focus and surprise.

Tony Whitmore - glassesThen, there’s a moment of perfect calm and a perfect still life. I love the colours in this shot.

In the interests of full disclosure, I contribute to Tony’s other life, the podcast for the Ubuntu UK User Group. You can check out Tony’s other life over on his blog: RC

About Robin Catling

Robin Catling gained degrees in both arts and technology which led to a diverse portfolio of employment. A freelance systems analyst, project manager and business change manager for the likes of American Express, British Airways and IBM, he moved on to web design, journalism and technical authoring. He has also worked in film and television, both behind and in front of the camera, including productions by Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorcese, Ron Howard and Ridley Scott. A qualified three-weapon coach, he runs West Devon Swords teaching sports fencing to all age groups, and in recent years qualified with the British Federation of Historical Swordplay to teach medieval and renaissance combat in the Historical Western Martial Arts.


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