2014…What a ride!

Weddings, Portraits & Commercial Photography around the UK, Europe & Asia.

St John The Baptist Church, Bridgwater, Somerset, Blake Hall, Batch Country House, Lympsham, Weston-Super-Mare, Church of St Peter and St Paul, Curry Rivel, Woodlands Castle, Taunton, The Blessed Virgin Mary, Cannington, The Globe Inn, Taunton Vale Golf Club, Engagement Shoot, Crowcombe, Quantock Hills, St George's, Wembdon, Quantock Lodge, Over Stowey, Maunsel House, North Newton, Stansted Airport, Corfu Airport, Κρατικός Αερολιμένας, Ioannis Kapodistrias, international, destination, wedding, photography, Greece, Kavos, Hotel, Agios Giordios, Kerkyra, europe, EU, St. Audries Park, West Quantoxhead, Bradford Abbas, River Yeo, Registry Office, Jamie Oliver, Italian, Restaurant, Bristol, Jamie's Italian, Christening, St Marys and St Nicholas, Church, Beaumaris, Anglesey, North Wales, Wales, Manchester, Airport, Dubai, Airport, UAE, United Arab Emirates, Emirates, Airways, Boeing 737, Airbuss, business class, epic, Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok, Thailand, Koh Samui Airport, samui, ko, boutique airline, bangkok air, 100.063028), Moo 1, T. Maret, Surat Thani, Koh Tan, St John the Evangelist, Milborne Port, South Somerset, Rose & Crown, Trent, Sherborne, Dorset, The Cobb, Lyme Regis, St. Mary's Church, Bradford Abbas, Marian Hall, Yeovil, trip, travel, love, happy, married, Bristol Airport, Aeroport d'Alacant, España, Villamartin, La Zenia, Torrevieja, Alicante, Costa Blanca,Isle de Tabarca, St Francis of Assisi, Bridgwater Albion RFC, Bulkeley Hotel, Greenwich Navy College, Royal Navy, RN, Armed Forces, British, Anniversary, pics, Photos, Tower Bridge, London, Covent Garden, Church of All Saints, Martock, The Barn, Haselbury Mill, MIll House, Haselbury Plucknett, Crewkerne, Somerset TA18 7NY, St John The Baptist, High Street, Hindon, Wiltshire, SP3 6DJ, Coppleridge Inn, Elm Hill, Motcombe, Dorset SP7 9HW, Girona, costa brava, barcelona, Spain, Las Terrazas del Maresme, Mataro, Tossa De Mar, Huntstile Farm, goathurst, Aldwick Court Farm & Vineyard, Redhill, diaspora, irish, folk, band, film, video, promotion, commercial, portrait, marketing, PR,
Yes! I know it’s nearly the middle of February 2015 and the end of year blog post should technically have happened 2 months ago but the truth is Emily and I were going full throttle right up until the end of the year and I’ve only really just managed to sit down and realise it actually happened!  2014 started out with a good plan of action which then went mad and ended up with me inadvertently ticking off 4 things off my Bucket List. I got to go to the world renown, legendary, Glastonbury Festival, visit Thailand, fly Business Class (this might not seem like a big tick, but trust me, IT IS!) and ride an elephant!
2014 was a crazy year for us!

We were all around Somerset and the Southwest, Central London, Oxfordshire, Sussex, North Wales, down to the Barcelona area, across to Corfu (Greece) and even further across to the tropical island of Ko Samui in Thailand. The majority of work were weddings but also for location portrait and some commercial/marketing photography work.
You can check out the map below that shows the plot for some of the photography work and travels for 2014. The whole Thailand trip, leaving Manchester Airport -> Dubai -> Bangkok -> Island of Koh Samui, around the island and back again (in only 5 days) for a Destination Beach Wedding wasn’t put on the map in full for example, just the key locations. You can read about that in the next blog post!

Similarly, I have a trillion photos from the entire year so trying to pick a few of my favourites to post here would be a near impossible task – and one of the reasons it’s taken this long to post this (What good is a photography blog post with hardly any photos?)

Here’s a couple videos of other work we did.

As well as  all the wedding work we were also given notice on our studio space in the center of Bridgwater. The timing of this couldn’t have been more perfect to cause maximum disruptions (and a wee bit of stress) – right when the year was just starting to get really busy!  Meeting new wedding couples to chat about their plans instantly became an issue but luckily Candy and Peter, the owners of our local country pub/restaurant, The Bower Inn, are awesome and didn’t mind us meeting a few couples there for drinks and to chat business.  On top of traveling around shooting weddings we had to find time to get back to the old studio to pack it all up, take down the light fittings and equipment and then find somewhere to store all of the equipment. (photography and music studio equipment!) Thanks to a couple great friends, we stored it all for a few months in their garages as we didn’t have any time to find a suitable new studio over the summer months. There were plenty of smaller spaces available that we could have setup in sooner but I never wanted to go smaller which would have been a big step backwards in my mind.

About 4/5 months ago we were told about a couple of buildings available set in a working apple orchard near Cannington, Somerset.  We then set about renovating it to a working standard as a new Studio, again, in between traveling around for work in the UK and Spain.

Onwards and upwards for 2015!! We have lots of fantasic weddings booked for 2015, 2016 and bookings started for 2017 so if you know anyone getting married, anywhere in the world, please let them know about us!

email: Weddings@JustinKrause.co.uk

Keep your eyes peeled for the EASTER EGG HUNT we have planned with some great chocolate prizes to be found and prizes courtesy of LUSH Cosmetics!

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