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Brides The Show, London / October 2013 / Battersea Park

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I recently had the opportunity to visit Brides - The Show, London a new designer wedding show at Battersea Park in London from the guys that brought you Brides, the hugely successful UK wedding magazine.  Even as a fellow wedding vendor, it is always a fantastic opportunity to attend the main shows to network with other industry professionals as well as to keep up to speed with current trends and fashions. It was a really great day and particularly the bridal fashion shows were really inspirational.  I managed to take a few photos with my iPhone for you guys to check out.

 

 

 

 

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brides the show london

brides the show london

brides the show london

brides the show london

FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS / SWPP London Conference 2013 Round up

I always find that January is a great time to take some time out and regroup.  To evaluate the past year, review where you think you could improve and most importantly, celebrate your successes, no matter how big or how small they may be. It just so happens that period of 'time out' coincided with the SWPP 2013 Conference in London, the UK's biggest professional photography conference.  As well as a great opportunity to catch some of the amazing speakers that attend each year and to check out all the hot products in the trade show, its a fantastic opportunity to meet up and network with other photographers.

This year I was able to catch up with my friends Zach & Jody Gray from Nashville, USA.  We first met a couple of years ago when the guys were over in the UK on a speaking engagement and so it was great to be able to meet up again and have a good chat over lunch.  I'm sure that you are aware of their amazing work, but if not certainly check it out.  Also if you're a Photographer reading this, they have some fantastic learning resources over on their website and on Creative Live.

It was also a great opportunity to hang out and catch up with the awesome Sara Thomas, Carl Middleditch, Alex Cameron, Gisela Olsson & Deidre McCullough as well as making a ton of new connections.  If you're a new photographer to the industry it really is an amazing opportunity.

On the final day of the conference I attended the keynote presentation by Jerry Ghionis.  Jerry is probably the photographer I most admire in the industry and the full day seminar really blew me away and I certainly came away looking at everything in a different way.

I leave you with a fun phone shot of me and Zach & Jody at lunch, great memories of a great few days.

 

 

 

 Zach & Jody Gray, Ross Dean - SWPP Conference London 2013

An impromptu shoot for Suffolk Wedding Planner / Caroline Gould

Wedding Planners Suffolk - Caroline Gould - rossdeanphotography.com

You know, sometimes its those last minute shoots with very little prep and planning that end up looking great.  This was such a shoot when my good friend and Suffolk wedding planner Caroline Gould asked me to take some new promo shots for her forthcoming re-brand and for use in various publications that she would soon be writing articles for. We headed down to central Ipswich for a coffe at Arlingtons Brasserie, one of our favourite places and venue to the monthly wedding network events that we run.  Over drinks Caroline explained that she needed some new headshots which captured 'her' and some other shots that kind of explained what she did without being too cheesy.

So after an hour or so shooting in and around the coffee house, this is what we achieved.  I was really pleased with the outcome, as someone that knows Caroline well, I think the portraits capture her bubbly, friendly persona beautifully.

RD

Caroline Gould Wedding Planner - rossdeanphotography.com
Caroline Gould Wedding Planner - rossdeanphotography.com
Caroline Gould Wedding Planner - rossdeanphotography.com
Caroline Gould Wedding Planner - rossdeanphotography.com
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Caroline Gould Wedding Planner - rossdeanphotography.com
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Caroline Gould Wedding Planner - rossdeanphotography.com
Caroline Gould Wedding Planner - rossdeanphotography.com
Caroline Gould Wedding Planner - rossdeanphotography.com
Caroline Gould Wedding Planner - rossdeanphotography.com

Come say Hi at The Barn, Clopton | Wedding Fair and Open Day | Sunday 27th May 2012 | Suffolk, UK

We really are spoilt in this part of the world for gorgeous wedding venues and 'The Barn' in Clopton, Suffolk is no exception.

Set in idyllic Suffolk countryside The Barn is a stunning light filled space, perfect for private parties, weddings, celebrations, art shows and corporate events. The space is extremely flexible and can accommodate both smaller gatherings and bigger groups, with ample room for up to 100 guests.

Tranquil and secluded, it is in fact only 7 miles from central Ipswich, and has excellent road access from both the A12 and A14. There are good rail links to London Liverpool Street, Cambridge and Norwich, and the market town of Woodbridge is a short drive away, with its own station providing rail access to Ipswich and the coast.        Jane Stevensen, The Barn

 

The fair will showcase some of the best suppliers in the region, set in the idyllic grounds of this awesome wedding venue.

Come along and say 'Hi' at The Wedding Fair & Open Day, hosted by The Barn, Suffolk on Sunday 27th May 2012 – 11am-4pm – free entry!

Boutique Wedding Accessory Shoot Published in the USA

You'll remember a while back I shot the 2012 accessory collection for Nell'Amore Bridal Consultancy in Essex along with the amazing Caroline Gould: Wedding Planner, Bohemia Hair & Purity: The Beauty Retreat.  Well, this week the shoot was picked up by U.S Wedding Blog 'Life of a vintage lover' and Caitlin at the blog has run with the feature in her latest post. It's great when we're able to promote our services to a wider audience and so thanks to everyone that was involved with this shoot and made it happen.

RD

 

Suffolk Hairdresser through to Grand Final of the Loreal Professionnel Colour Trophy

Michelle Curtis, Bohemia Hair, Ipswich, Suffolk

News just in from my good friends at Bohemia Hair! Stylist Michelle Curtis has just been officially put through to the grand final of the 'Young Colourist Award' in the L'oreal Professionnel Colour Trophy. I shot Michelle's entry photo a few months back and so am so pleased that she is continuing to do so well in this competition.

If you would like to speak to the guys at Bohemia Hair about your next hair appointment, you can contact the salon here.

RD

 

 

Luxury Wedding Gift List Inspiration from Brightwell Interiors, Suffolk

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I recently had the privilege to meet Holly & Julie Nichols from Brightwell Interiors and photograph their stunning luxury showrooms, just outside Ipswich in Suffolk.

We provide innovative design solutions in all the services we offer, from complete refurbishment to interior decoration of individual rooms, space planning and lighting design, no job is too big or too small.

We shy away from a conventional approach to interior design. Each of our spaces we design is unique. Let your imagination run wild and watch us turn your dreams into a reality.

We pride ourselves on our close working relationships with highly skilled craftsmen, all of which we are happy to call upon in the creation of a successful scheme for our clients.

The ladies have really raised the bar with their attention to detail when it comes to both their interior pieces as well as their customer service.  They are also one of a handful of showrooms in the UK to stock both the exquisite Kelly Hoppen and Esquire Home collections.

If you are looking to really take your wedding list to the next level and sample some of the unique pieces the showroom has to offer, you can get in touch with Holly via their website.

RD

 

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Brightwell Interiors 2012 - rossdeanphotography.com

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Brightwell Interiors 2012 - rossdeanphotography.com

Brightwell Interiors 2012 - rossdeanphotography.com

Brightwell Interiors 2012 - rossdeanphotography.com

Brightwell Interiors 2012 - rossdeanphotography.com

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Brightwell Interiors 2012 - rossdeanphotography.com

Brightwell Interiors 2012 - rossdeanphotography.com

Brightwell Interiors 2012 - rossdeanphotography.com

Brightwell Interiors 2012 - rossdeanphotography.com

Brightwell Interiors 2012 - rossdeanphotography.com

 

HAIR Magazine Awards 2012 - John Michael Hairdressing Runners Up in London Final

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You may remember a while back I shot John Michael Hairdressing's entry to to 2012 HAIR Magazine Awards.  Well the good news that followed was that they'd been shortlisted to the finals of the 'Best Regional Salon Group', but then the even better news that followed that, was that the guys had actually achieved a runner's up placed in said finals. A tremendous achievement for the salon with their first submission.

RD

HAIR Magazine Awards 2012 Submission for John Michael Hairdressing - rossdeanphotography.com

HAIR Magazine Awards 2012 submission for John Michael Hairdressing, Ipswich, Suffolk

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I had the pleasure recently to work with the guys at John Michael Hairdressing for their submission to the HAIR Magazine Awards 2012. We had a blast shooting the images, which were all shot on location in the salon.  The models were just great and I can't wait to see how they get on with their entry.  I'll keep you guys posted!

RD

 

HAIR Magazine Awards 2012 Submission for John Michael Hairdressing - rossdeanphotography.com

HAIR Magazine Awards 2012 Submission for John Michael Hairdressing - rossdeanphotography.com

HAIR Magazine Awards 2012 Submission for John Michael Hairdressing - rossdeanphotography.com

HAIR Magazine Awards 2012 Submission for John Michael Hairdressing - rossdeanphotography.com

HAIR Magazine Awards 2012 Submission for John Michael Hairdressing - rossdeanphotography.com

HAIR Magazine Awards 2012 Submission for John Michael Hairdressing - rossdeanphotography.com