Tour Stop 8: Leeds

Stewart has written the final tour stop blog post for Friday’s Leeds date where he got to hang out with our last tour pal – the lovely Annemarie King. Just a few days after Stewart finished his tour, the Queen started her own tour down the Thames – and everyone from Team Folio hopes that you are having a great …

Tour Pal Model Photographs… Mandy Carter

Mandy kindly attached us some fantastic images she took of her daughter, April, at yesterday’s Cambridge date! It seems that our tour pals couldn’t help joining in the photography fun! Thank-you Mandy!

Tour Stop 7: Cambridge

Yesterday Stewart and Van Outen arrived at the next stop of the tour surprisingly early because the traffic from West London to Cambridge was incredibly clear. This gave Stewart time to wander around in the nearby village and he soon attracted the attention of passing locals [even non-photographers can’t wait to join our Freedom Tour!]. It seems that our Tour …

Tour Stop 6: West London

Yesterday Stewart and Van Outen stopped in West London for the sixth day (and location) of the tour. Kate Hopewell-Smith and (a rather belated) Stuart Cooper joined the Folio Freedom Tour for the day and they were both fantastic, hanging out and sharing their experiences with all of the photographers who attended. Our West London attendees were very excited by …

Folio Tour Pal… Annemarie King

Annemarie King is our Folio Freedom Tour pal for our Leeds date. While Cris Matthews kicked off the tour with Stewart last Friday in Newcastle, we are rounding things down with Annemarie in Leeds. Annemarie absolutely loves (LOVES) her work as a wedding photographer – so much so that she never wants to call it her job. Annemarie sees the …

Tour Stop 5: Bristol

Stewart had an awesome day yesterday as Van Outen stopped in Bristol for day five of the tour, and he hung out with the wonderful Mr Brett Symes who was our tour pal for the day. Brett stayed for hours happily chatting about everything photography and photography business with anyone who wanted to discuss any thoughts or ideas, and giving …

Folio Tour Pal… Mandy Carter

Mandy Carter is one of the Folio Freedom Tour pals for our Cambridge date. Mandy is one half of both Truly Madly Dottie Photography and Dottie Creations (the other half is her best friend Zoe). The two parts of Mandy’s companies allow her to both shoot weddings, and inject her creative spark into the smaller details of the day. Mandy’s …

Folio Tour Pal… Hayley Ruth

Hayley Ruth is one of the Folio Freedom Tour pals for our Cambridge date. Hayley completely loves being a wedding and portrait photographer, and is happiest when she gets to combine her passion for photography with the magic of her client’s wedding day. Hayley is truly enthusiastic about her job. Her aim to make each shoot unique and different, alongside …

Tour Stop 4: Birmingham

Stewart had a great time in Birmingham yesterday on day four of the tour. He got to hang out with the lovely Emma Case and her husband Pete. Stewart loves their alternative style, and since they brought a decent selection from their camera collection they couldn’t have pleased Stewart more (anyone at Team Folio will tell you what a technophile …

Folio Tour Pal… Stuart Cooper

Stuart Cooper is one of our Folio Freedom Tour pals for our West London date. The years Stuart spent developing his skill and ‘eye’ for photography has produced a creative and natural style that constantly amazes. Stuart prefers to keep the lens cap on until he has built up a rapport with his clients. This means that when he does …

Folio Tour Pal… Kate Hopewell-Smith

Kate Hopewell-Smith is one of our Folio Freedom Tour pals for our West London date. She has always worked within the creative media industry; but when Kate started studying photography in her downtime, what she expected to be a hobby turned into a passion that inspired her wonderful career. Kate started out taking pictures of her own, and her friends’, …

Folio Tour Pal… Brett Symes

Brett Symes is our Folio Freedom Tour pal for our Bristol date; he is completely fascinated by people and their stories, and this curiosity is at the heart of his photography and his style. Brett’s approach to wedding photography is one of helping his clients to preserve the memories of their special day so that they can be treasured for …

Tour Stop 3: Manchester

Stewart has put together a quick blog post about the third day and location of the tour – Manchester. It definitely sounded like the perfect way to spend a wonderfully sunny Sunday afternoon, and it seems like a lot of you agreed since Stewart had a great turnout. Cris, our very first tour pal, loved his day in Newcastle so …

Tour Stop 2: Glasgow

Apologies for the length of this video. I’m still getting to grips with speaking to the camera and as you’ll see I tend to go on a little – sorry about that. Cris summed it up well on day one after I did a ‘short’ piece to camera; “that was great”, he said, “but about 6 minutes too long!”. Oh …

Folio Tour Pal… Emma Case

Emma Case is our Folio Freedom Tour pal for our Birmingham tour date. Emma completely loves pushing the creative boundaries of wedding photography and she makes every wedding she shoots as unique as possible. Emma’s introduction to wedding photography occurred when she tried to find a photographer for her own big day, and her search for someone who took the …

Tour Stop 1: Newcastle

Stewart officially set off on the tour yesterday, and our Tour Pal Cris came up to Folio HQ to document the day from the very start. Cris couldn’t wait to get some shots of Van Outen and (true to his comments in his Tour Pal post) even ended up rolling around on the floor to get some cool footage of …

Folio Tour Headliner… Stewart Randall

Stewart Randall is headlining the Folio Freedom Tour; taking our Fine Art Albums out on the road and travelling around the U.K. to meet all of you, and talk about everything photography. Since we were sadly unable to secure a Folio Tour Pal for Glasgow [due to the Saturday scheduling Stewart’s photographer friends in the area are all already busy …

Folio Tour Pal… The Lawsons

Laura and Peter Lawson are our Folio Freedom Tour pals for our Manchester date. They are completely in love with the little moments that can go un-noticed, capturing and framing them to create images that truly reveal their clients and who they are – or for future generations, who they were. Dubbed “The Lawsons”, Laura and Peter thoroughly work as …

Collecting Van Outen

Today Stewart went down to collect Van Outen so that they could get to know each other a little better before they set off on the tour tomorrow. Stewart put together a quick blog post about his trip so that we could document the tour from the very start – and also to provide a little more information about Van …

The Tour Tech… Folio Tour’s Fuji X-Pro1

Our tour camera arrived in the office this week. Whilst we feel Van Outen will be a show-stealing feature of the tour, the X-Pro1 will be a sure-fire showstopper – it definitely provided a great distraction when we took delivery. Stewart spent most of the afternoon testing out the X-Pro1 and its various features. Plenty of candid shots of the …

Folio Tour Pal… Cris Matthews

Cris Matthews is our Folio Freedom Tour pal for our first location – Newcastle – and will be kicking off the tour with Stewart tomorrow. Cris completely loves both photography itself, and the fact that he gets to indulge in this passion as his everyday job. Cris mainly describes his style as relaxed. He wants his clients to feel as …

Tour Trajectory

The Flight of the Folio: Folio and Friends Freedom Tour 2012, will be kicking off very soon. In true rock-star style, Stewart will be visiting 8 locations in 8 (consecutive) days to bring some Folio style out to you – the photographer. In place of strobe lit arenas, we have chosen our venues for their beautiful, picturesque surroundings, and informal …

Introducing… Folio Van Outen

The Flight of the Folio officially launches this Friday up in Newcastle and we are all working hard, like busy little elves, to get Stewart all ready and set to go on his travels. Stewart may be the only member of Team Folio who will be touring, but don’t worry – we aren’t sending him out into the big wide …