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Friday, 31 December 2010

Sonia and Phil's Christmas eve wedding....

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We were delighted to shoot the intimate wedding celebration between Sonia and Phil on Christmas eve. It was a lovely ceremony at 60 Hope Street, Liverpool and the icy and white conditions added to the lovely mood and scenes.....











Wednesday, 29 December 2010

and a magazine.....

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Suzi and David pre-wedding shoot

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Suzi and David live and work in Dubai and are getting married summer 2011, with their reception at The West Tower. A pre wedding shoot so far in advance of the actual date is a little unusual, but they wont be in the UK together until the big day!! We had had a fair bit of email contact and some calls to mum, and we finally met up and got on really well! Here are a few shots from the shoot, see you soon Suzi and David!







Monday, 13 December 2010

"Hi Ian? This is Vogue magazine calling......!"

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We are delighted to announce that we have been contacted by VOGUE magazine to appear in the Valentine's 2011 issue. We received an email last week advising us of the selection and it took a while for the news to sink in! Photographer Ian MacMichael "At first I though it was either a mistake or some kind of scam, so I had to ring them to make sure! I was taken aback to be told that it was not a mistake and they did indeed want to feature our work in the magazine!"

Hayley, sales manager at Vogue said " As I am sure you are aware Ian, Vogue is renowned for nurturing the talents of top, international, world-class photographers within its editorial pages. In keeping with this, Vogue is now specifically looking for Photographers to appeal to their discerning, image conscious readers and we feel that your style of photography meets the necessary high criteria."

We will be 1 of 12 UK photographers profiled in a feature called "Hot Shots". We have just finished sending some images to them and they will choose which image is featured. It is really exciting and we hope it will be a stepping stone in the growth of the business. We will share some more information as it becomes available........

Sunday, 12 December 2010

And, as usual, a magazine....

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Outdoor family portraits

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Here are a few from an outdoor (and cold!!) family portrait session last week end.....

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Remember.....

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Short video of some photographs taken during visits to Azerbaijan and Belarus.....

Thursday, 9 December 2010

"Hi Ian? This is Vogue magazine calling......!"

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We are delighted to announce that we have been contacted by VOGUE magazine to appear in the Valentine's 2011 issue. We received an email last week advising us of the selection and it took a while for the news to sink in! Photographer Ian MacMichael "At first I though it was either a mistake or some kind of scam, so I had to ring them to make sure! I was taken aback to be told that it was not a mistake and they did indeed want to feature our work in the magazine!"

Hayley, sales manager at Vogue said " As I am sure you are aware Ian, Vogue is renowned for nurturing the talents of top, international, world-class photographers within its editorial pages. In keeping with this, Vogue is now specifically looking for Photographers to appeal to their discerning, image conscious readers and we feel that your style of photography meets the necessary high criteria."

We will be 1 of 12 UK photographers profiled in a feature called "Hot Shots". We have just finished sending some images to them and they will choose which image is featured. It is really exciting and we hope it will be a stepping stone in the growth of the business. We will share some more information as it becomes available........

Sunday, 5 December 2010

And as a magazine......

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Lesley and Steve pre wedding shoot

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Here are a few from our pre wedding shoot today with Lesley and Steve. It was cold, rainy and a little miserable, but we had a great time and got some lovely images. Thanks to Grandma and Granddad for minding the bags, and to Nathan too for his help on the shoot!

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

West Tower at Christmas...

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It was nice to get a call last week to shoot some pictures for the Christmas marketing materials for exclusive wedding venue the West Tower. Here is the selection they picked for their website and other promotional material...

Friday, 26 November 2010

Hasselblad Studio Day.....

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Had a great time at the Hasselblad Studio day today in Manchester. Used a couple of great cameras. Here are a few from the 30 I shot.......

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Sonia and Phil emagazine....

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Sonia and Phil pre wedding shoot

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Just a few favourites from our shoot on Saturday with Sonia and Phil, we had a great time and got some beautiful images, there is a small selection here and the full collection in the emagazine above......

Saturday, 13 November 2010

"you have a truly great talent", Victoria, CEO theweddingvine.com

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This week, Ian MacMichael photography submitted some recent wedding work to luxury wedding inspiration website theweddingvine.com. They feature the work of some of the best wedding photographers currently working in the UK. Photographer Ian MacMichael said "it's always a little scary submitting work for others to review critically and for them to consider using it on their site". After a couple of days of waiting, we received the following reply from Victoria, their CEO and editor-in-chief. "Mark ( managing director) has just forwarded your images through to me and I had to drop a quick line to say how fantastic they are. Besides how fantastic they are in their own right, they literally brought a tear to my eye - you have caught every emotion and special moment so beautifully for your brides and grooms. They must be utterly delighted with their wedding photography as these truly will become their family heirlooms."
Needless to say that we are absolutely delighted. Some of the work will be featuring on their site in the coming weeks, more info will be posted here as it becomes available.....

Friday, 12 November 2010

Welcome to new wedding clients Hayley and Phil

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The week we are delighted to welcome Hayley and Phil as our latest wedding clients for 2012. They found us on the WPJA website so obviously had a really clear idea of the style and quality of photography they were looking for. After a few emails, we met up and they were delighted with our work. They had considered several other "big name photographers" in the wedding sector before coming to us so we are thrilled to have been commissioned for this wedding. It was great to meet a couple with such a clear idea for their photography. Hayley said "We both felt extremely comfortable in your company, and your images were second to none. We both agreed that, honestly there was no point in us 'shopping around'. So, Phil and I both agreed as soon as we left you, that we would very much like it if you and your wife would be our wedding photographers. We are both really excited about working with you both. Our plans have been a little stagnant of late, but we both feel a renewed exuberance after meeting with you!"
We're really looking forward to it too.....

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Welcome to new wedding clients Suzie and Dave

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This week we are pleased to welcome Suzie and Dave as out latest wedding clients for 2011. they are based in Dubai but getting married over here with their reception at the stunning West Tower. After a few phone calls and emails between us and Suzie and her mum, we are delighted they decided to choose us to document their special day......

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Autumn with Attitude.....

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We are pleased to share one of the images shot by Ian MacMichael photography now being used as part of an advertising campaign for Attitude mens hair.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Autumn walk in the park

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Went for a walk in the park last Sunday in the glorious autumnal sunshine......

Friday, 22 October 2010

Welcome to new wedding clients Claire and Mark

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This week we are pleased to welcome Claire and Mark as out latest wedding clients. They are getting married next year at the stunning West Tower Hotel, the exclusive wedding venue. We are really pleased to have been commissioned for this wedding as Claire and Mark really took their time to investigate and explore different photographers and their work, which we think is a good thing! After this investment of time, they contacted us to let us know they had chosen us to cover their special day! We are delighted and look forward to working closely with them in the months to come. Claire and Mark, it will be here before you know it!!!

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Welcome to new commercial clients Hotel Indigo, Liverpool...

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This week we were pleased to be commissioned to shoot the guest ready room at the new and exclusive boutique hotel in Liverpool city centre, Hotel Indigo. Photographer Ian MacMichael shot the images and got the opportunity to discuss the shoot with the interior designer. The images from the shoot have been very well received and will be used both in marketing the Hotel in Liverpool and also for marketing the Indigo brand globally.

A selection of the images are in this presentation....

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Kev and Erica's special day.......

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