#FFF: Fireworks

With Christmas on it’s way and celebrations in full swing, what better than a selection of beautiful and colourful fireworks to get us all in the festive spirit!   Paula O’Hara   Mon & Mine   Bluefinch Photography   Zoe Alexandra Photography   Clare West Photography   David Stubbs Photography   Helen Lisk Photography Dottie Photography Thank you to all …

#FFF: Seize the Night!

This weekend the clocks are going back and with that comes long nights. So what better theme for this month’s Folio Friday Foto than magical nighttime shots! Check out this amazing collection of images…   An Ant Capture   Flawless Photography   Jamie Waters Photography   Joab Woodger-Smith Photography   Jackson & Co Photography   Nicola Thompson Photography   Steve …

#FFF: Unveiled!

This months Folio Friday Foto features an array of beautiful shots including veils. These images show the creative use of such an important item from a wedding day and are truly stunning. It has to be said, this is one of our favourites! We hope you enjoy!   Cahill Photography D&A Photography   Corey Lynn Tucker Photography   Emilie May …

#FFF: Man & Child

  Last month we featured a collection of beautiful woman and child images. So, we thought it would only be right to follow up with our man and child theme in celebration of Father’s Day, last week. Once again we celebrate the male role models in our children’s lives if that be dad’s, grandad’s brothers, uncles, godfathers and family friends. …

#FFF: Woman & Child

This months Folio Friday Foto is all about those gorgeous moments captured between a woman and child, celebrating mothers, aunts, sisters, godmothers, grandmothers and family friends who all care for the children in our lives. We hope these images warm your heart and give you that feel good Friday feeling!   Claire Penn Photography   Albert Palmer Photography   Flawless …

#FFF: Animal Kingdom

Occasionally we see some amazing images featuring all types of different animals and we just love them! We hope you enjoy looking through these beautiful shots of animals and the interaction between them and their human friends.   Eleta Newby Photography   Savo   Esme Ducker Photography   Evabloem Weddings Fear Photography   Lauren Rutherford Photography   Lydia Stamps Photography …

#FFF: Photographers have more fun!

With April Fools’ Day around the corner we wanted to share some Friday fun! We’ve spotted some great images that have really brought a smile to our faces and what better time to share them with you. These images have captured silly, fun and even tense moments from days full of laughter. We hope you enjoy them as much as …

#FFF: Fireworks

  It’s that beautiful time of the year, when leaves are falling off the trees and the streets become filled with orange and brown. With autumn comes great holidays such as halloween and Bonfire night! In this weeks FFF we wanted to showcase some stunning images of fireworks to celebrate those lovely autumnal colours and of course the anticipated bonfire …

#FFF: Man and child

  To celebrate Fathers Day we have found some beautiful images of children with the men in their lives. The earliest findings of Fathers Day were found 4,000 years ago in the ruins of Babylon where a young boy carved a message in clay to wish his farther good health. Today we celebrate the roles and love our fathers and …

#FFF: Every dog has it’s day!

  Stories about human and dog bonds date back to the beginning of civilization. ‘Man’s best friend’ has aided, loved and been loyal to their owners and these relationships have only become stronger in a modern society. It’s no shock that our loving dogs are now simply part of the family! We are beginning to see a trend of brides …

#FFF: The First Step

  Contemporary methods of wedding transport range from a flashy helicopter or sports car to the more humble old-fashioned bus or vintage bike, so it’s hard to imagine many couples opt for their own two feet. A hundred years or so ago in Victorian England, this was the usual mode of transport for a country bride and her wedding party, …

#FFF: Innocence is Bliss

  The way children see the world – the innocence of inexperience that fills them with wonder, confusion, and joy – is adorable and enviable in equal amounts. Dr Seuss, the children’s author, once said that ‘adults are obsolete children’ – in the hustle and bustle of our busy lives it’s true that we forget the way we approached life …

#FFF: A Natural Escape

There is more to landscape than scenery – the landscape is the point at which people and place interact. We draw cultural and artistic influence from the land around us, as well as shape it to meet our physical and emotional needs. This mutual relationship is one we have respected for millennia – we like the story Ancient Greek myth …

#FFF: Petal Power!

Fresh flowers make a great focus for a photographer wanting to pick out the intricate details amid the bustle of a modern wedding. Flowers, like many of the finer features of weddings, have been thoughtfully chosen by the couple. The bouquet they choose – from the arrangement of the colours to the scents of the flowers – reflects their tastes, …

#FFF: It’s Like Rain on your Wedding Day!

Rain on your wedding day is not as ironic as Alanis Morissette thought when she sang about it back in 1996. According to Hindu tradition a rainy wedding day is thought to bring good luck. Fears of sodden suits and muddied dresses might make you apprehensive of wet weddings, but as brides who have been there will tell you, it’s …

#FFF: 26th July 2013

The Anniversary for our #FFF posts almost slipped by un-noticed! By almost slipped by – it slightly did, so here’s a belated anniversary edition of our Folio Friday Foto feature! I wanted to do something special for it, so using some of the fantastic, funny, and felicificative (Google it, it’s an awesome word) images that we have shared on our …

#FFF – Cute Kids Edition

This week we have a compiled a selection of cute, funny, and adorable children/teenager shots that we have seen in some of your recent album designs. Photographing children can be difficult, but these images show that the hard-work pays off and provides hilarious and endearing shots that are worthy of note. Get ready to kickstart your weekend with some fantastic …

#FFF: Hero Shots – Bonus Image!

I didn’t manage to get my hands on this image in time to include it in Friday’s Hero Shots post. However, it is such an amazing and beautiful image that I wanted to share it on the Lounge with all of you! So, this week we are having a bonus Friday Foto post… on a Wednesday! This shot is courtesy …

#FFF: Hero Shots Edition

This week we have a smorgasbord of Hero Shots for you all to feast your eyes upon whilst you’re winding down to the weekend. These shots were all used as double page spreads in their respective designs, allowing the images to be shown off in all of their glory – so we are sharing a selection of the ones which …

#FFF: Lighting Edition – Bonus Images!

I loved doing the Interesting Lighting Edition of #FFF last week – it was so amazing getting the chance to showcase a wider selection of our customer’s work, and also to see the different ways that the interesting lighting was utilised in the shots. After posting last week’s edition we saw more interesting lighting shots that we really wanted to …

#FFF: Interesting Lighting Edition!

I really loved doing the Tour Bundle #FFF post last week – it was so amazing getting the chance to showcase a wider selection of work by our fantastic photographers. So we figured it might be about time to shakes things up a little bit, and we have decided to revamp our #FFF posts so that we can share a …

#FFF: Tour Edition!

This week we have a bumper edition #FFF – using images which were posted on Facebook or Twitter during our Tour! We loved seeing all of the updates, and excitement, about the tour dates and events (and we’re already counting down to the Folio & Friends Freedom Tour 2014!) So… we thought that we would share some of the amazing …

#FFF: May 31st 2013

This week’s Folio Friday Foto comes from Chris Turner’s latest client album. This image is used as the opening spread of the album, and it helps to start the design in style. Winter weddings are notoriously tricky to shoot – and due to the snow this wedding almost didn’t happen – but the show must go on! This image is …

#FFF: 24th May 2013

This week’s Folio Friday Foto comes from Phil Nunez’s latest sample album. The wedding – and images – had such a classic style and feel, and I just loved this bridal shot taken towards the end of the bridal preparation section of the day. The image looks reminiscent of a 1940s/1950s glamour shot, and the soft lighting and similar colour …

#FFF: 10th May 2013

This week’s Folio Friday Foto comes from one of Alex Beckett’s latest client albums. The album contained a beautiful spring / early-summertime wedding, and it had a great mix of fun, personalised, shots, and traditional images. This image was used for a full bleed, double page spread, and it truly deserves to be called a hero shot. The spread made …

#FFF: 26th April 2013

This week’s Folio Friday Foto comes from Tom Weller’s latest client album. This week we have another stunning ‘final spread’ image, but this time with a more ‘Alice in Wonderland’ fairytale feel. The contrast between the darkened surroundings, and the silhouette of the couple, set against the bright sky really makes the image stand out and pop. It has such …

#FFF: 12th April 2013

This week’s Folio Friday Foto comes from Albert Palmer’s latest client album. Albums with strong opening and closing images always stand out, but the closing spread for this album is truly stunning. Night shots are always tricky to pull off, and it takes a lot of time and work to get that beautiful hero shot in all of its glory. …

#FFF: Friday 15th March 2013

We may have had a little break from our #FFF posts, but we are re-launching it with the most unique groomsman photo we have yet to see taken from Linda Scannell’s latest client album. To say that this image caught my eye is probably a pun too far, but it definitely stands out from any other groomsmen photographs that we …

#FFF… 21st December 2012

This week’s Folio Friday Foto is taken from Jonathan Stockton’s latest sample album. We have another double feature [maybe the post should be renamed to Folio Friday Fotos…] but once again I’m sure you’ll see why we wanted to include both shots that we were kindly sent. This may be the season for winter weddings, but these images come from …

#FFF… 14th December 2012

This week’s Folio Friday Foto is taken from Olivia Brabbs’ latest client album. Once again we have a double feature image – only the embrace shot featured in the finalised album but Olivia kindly asked if we wanted the kiss shot as well, and since they both looked amazing it seemed only right to use them both! This album had …

#FFF… 7th December 2012

This week’s Folio Friday Foto is taken from Paul Maven’s latest sample album. Throughout the entire album, there were many images of the couple (and their guests) laughing and having a good time, which made it a fun album to look through. This image stood out from the rest not only for the breakdancing child, but also because of the …

#FFF… 30th November 2012

This week’s Folio Friday Foto is taken from Nadine Burzler’s latest client album. We have a triple feature/action shot for you this week. When looking through the album design this image came after the outside shots of the bride and groom, where Nadine had shot the children running around and playing in the grounds. It is the middle shot which …

#FFF… 23rd November 2012

This week’s Folio Friday Foto is taken from Cris Matthews’ latest client album. The location used for the wedding had many intricate and beautiful details, and this image definitely makes the most of these exquisite features. The elaborate railing on the spiral staircase and the ornamental roses on the wall, all lead the eye down to the wedding party and …

#FFF… 16th November 2012

This week’s Folio Friday Foto is taken from Ross Rayner-Brown’s latest client album. Once again we have a double feature – but this time it is of a cake cutting shot that is incredibly unique. We often see fun variations of the cake cutting part of the day, but we haven’t seen any other versions where the bride and groom …

#FFF… 9th November 2012

This week’s Folio Friday Foto is taken from Yvonne Lishman’s latest client album. Yvonne used the image as the main part of a landscape spread to start the album, and it definitely made for a great opening image and spread.  The image has a quirky and beautiful boudoir-album look to it, which made for a unique opening spread that instantly …

#FFF… 2nd November 2012

This week’s Folio Friday Foto is taken from Jonathan’s latest print order. It’s another example of a twist on a classic photograph. Usually we see a lot of images using a bride and groom’s rings, but this image stood out for taking a new direction/angle on a staple shot and using a bracelet instead. I loved the contrast between the …

#FFF… 26th October 2012

This week’s Folio Friday Foto is taken from Andy Rapkins’s latest client album. The image instantly stood out for how it differed to the usual everyone-holding-up-the-bride/groom photographs. This is the first time that we’ve seen a lift-up Grandma photograph – and from her expression it doesn’t look like something that would willingly take off! Usually the people being lifted look …

#FFF… 19th October 2012

This week’s Folio Friday Foto is taken from Mandy Carter’s latest client album. The week we have another ‘bumper’ post with an action sequence taken from the album. It is another instance in which signs are used to help tell the story but this time there is one crucial difference – the story is played out as a silent movie …

#FFF… 12th October 2012

This week’s photograph is taken from Roslyn Leung’s latest client album, and it is another image which makes use of a sign to provide a sense of story-telling to the shoot. Needless to say the image comes from an engagement shoot for a couple who are actually due to be married very soon. I loved both the sign itself, and …

#FFF… 5th October 2012

This week’s photograph is taken from Christy’s latest sample album. After last week’s fairytale album opener, today we have an image that looks as though it could easily illustrate Alice in Wonderland (or even Harry Potter). Life-sized chess/draughts sets are not a rarity, but this is the first one that we have seen featured in a wedding album. Since wedding …

#FFF… 28th September 2012

This week’s photograph is taken from Gemma & Philippa’s latest client album. The use of signs in wedding images is becoming quite a popular trend – but this image stood out from the rest for its simple, and story-book, nature. The focus remains completely on the sign rather than the couple (the rest of the album gets to showcase their …

#FFF… 21st September 2012

This week’s photograph is taken from Annemarie’s latest client album. It’s quite a bumper image but I felt that we needed a mini story with the images to show that this is not just a quirky wedding feature, but that this was the couple’s wedding cake. The bride works in the film industry, and her cake is courtesy of a …

#FFF… 14th September 2012

This week’s photograph is taken from Jordan and Ines’ latest client album. In the world of novelty bride & groom wedding cake toppers this is definitely one of the coolest [and cutest] that we have seen. Through the latest trend of lego figurines, this Batman groom is certainly something a little different! The bride probably felt happy that her own …

#FFF… 7th September 2012

This week’s photograph is taken from Art’s latest client album. This image looked really striking and different to what we usually see in a wedding album. It was lovely to see the detail in the dancers’ outfits, and also to see such beautiful wedding day entertainment! The colours just looked so vibrant, and the ladies themselves appeared to be having …

#FFF… 31st August 2012

This week’s photograph is taken from David’s latest client album. The image was used on the last spread as a full landscape layout. The colours looked alive and sparkling that I just had to stop and take note of the image in front of me, and it had a great effect for bringing the album – and the day portrayed …

#FFF… 24th August 2012

In honour of the nice long bank holiday weekend we’ve got a bumper edition of Folio Friday Foto this week, with a groomsmen theme. To start off we have an image from Tori Deslauriers latest client album, with the smallest best man I’ve yet to see. I liked how the image was taken from the child’s height, giving you a …

#FFF… 17th August 2012

This week’s photograph is taken from Pete’s latest client album. The spread contained shots from outside of the church, and this image instantly stood out for its more comical nature. After the serious part of the day is over, it’s great to see such lighthearted, celebratory, moments happening as soon as the couple have left the church. Sometimes the joy …

#FFF… 10th August 2012

This week’s image is taken from Jay’s recent sample album. The photograph stood out on the spread for its relaxed yet comical nature. Through all of the gold medals Team GB are winning this year it looks like this little girl may grow up to be the next Beth Tweddle! Or at least provide inspiration for how to truly relax …

#FFF… 3rd August 2012

This week’s photograph is taken from Adam’s recent sample wedding album. This image really stood out mainly for the expression on the groom’s face. It made a nice change seeing a couple look so relaxed and to see the groom taking a sneaky – but very proud – peek at his bride before the ceremony started. It is one of …

#FFF… 27th July 2012

This week’s image is taken from Wendy’s latest sample album, and we have created a little ‘action sequence’ since the image needed its counterpart to really show the humour and beauty of the shot. It is one of those moments that truly capture the joy and energy present in a wedding day. Since the Olympics kicks off tonight, I thought …

#FFF… 20th July

This image is from Louise & Louie’s latest sample album. I loved how it captured a detail utterly unique to the wedding that the photograph comes from, and for the fact that pageboys are quite rare these days compared to flower girls – so it was nice to see something a little different. In a life full of uncertainty sometimes …

#FFF… July 6th 2012

This image is from Neil’s latest sample album. This idyllic summer photo instantly caught my eye, and in the throes of our incredibly rainy British summer Neil kindly allowed me to use the image on our blog. Summertime always conjures images of relaxed afternoons so here it is, a chilled-out picnic by the lake shot to help wind down your …

#FFF… June 29th 2012

This image is from Anna’s latest client album. This adorable photo instantly caught my eye, and I knew I had to ask Anna if we could use it on our blog. This image reminds us all that at the end of a long day, or a long week, we just need to stretch it all out and relax. So here …

#FFF… June 22nd 2012

This image is from Kelvin’s latest client album. It instantly caught my eye since the photograph portrays both a touching and intimate moment, whilst showing that you don’t always need sunshine to take a beautiful shot. So here it is, to add a little nostalgic feel to this aptly rainy Friday afternoon: Image courtesy of Kelvin McIvor from Kelvin McIvor …

#FFF … June 15th 2012

This image is from Claire’s latest wedding album order. I instantly fell in love with it when I saw the spread on the print run and knew that I had to share the photograph on our Lounge. So here it is, to add a little magic and sparkle to your Friday afternoon: Image courtesy of Claire Morgan from Claire Morgan …