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Taking a Cue from Electric Sheep: The Rising Tide of the Printed Image in a Digital World - by Mrs Twig

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Taking a Cue from Electric Sheep: The Rising Tide of the Printed Image in a Digital World - by Mrs Twig

With our iconic vintage-meets-avant-garde photography style, we are firmly rooted with one foot either side of the past and present. When it comes to choosing products for your wedding photography, we offer two choices set just as parallel in the form of printed albums and digital files. 

Just a few years ago, the latter was the top choice amongst a wired generation. It had become the norm for images to languish on our phones and society seemed, in general, to have forgotten the the power of a physical photograph.

But, over the course of the last 18 months or so, and to the delight of photographers up and down the land, we’ve noticed a distinct shift back towards the printed image and, more specifically, photo albums. It seems more and more of us are taking a cue from Ridley Scott’s replicants and we are recognising the importance of tangible photographs once again (for those who don’t appreciate the sci-fi references, don’t worry, they are few and far between!)

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Julian & Holly's Shropshire Vintage Wedding

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Julian & Holly's Shropshire Vintage Wedding

What do you do when a Royal Wedding is planned for the same day as your own impending nuptials? You make your day as personal and unique to you as possible - and that's just what Julian & Holly did at their beautiful Shropshire vintage wedding, held at the picturesque Wilderhope Manor, on 19th May, 2018.

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To Blog, or Not to Blog... and Other Interesting Stuff

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To Blog, or Not to Blog... and Other Interesting Stuff

We love to blog at The Branch but, lately, we’ve been so busy creating our iconic vintage photography that we just haven’t had time to sit down and write something new.

So we’ve had a ponder and we’ve come up with some pretty nifty ideas, if we do say so ourselves!

It struck us that our most popular social media posts by far are our ‘sneaky peek’ images so, going forward, we’ll not only be treating you to more sneaky peeks than ever before via the blog, but also highlight reels, behind-the-scenes images and other bits and pieces from the majority of our shoots (subject to client consent, of course). This way you get to see more of the things you love and we can make regular blog posts with ready-made content. It’s a bit like having your cake and eating it (mmm cake).

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Wedding Photography and the Price of Tomatoes - By Mrs Twig

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Wedding Photography and the Price of Tomatoes - By Mrs Twig

Why is wedding photography so expensive? This is a question we get asked so often and it’s a good question, after all photography is just pointing a camera in the general vicinity of the subject and pressing a button, right? 

Anyone can do it.

It’s a bit like asking your best mate who has just procured that tiny new micro-drill to perform a root canal. Saves a few quid so what’s the harm, eh? 

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Why I Don't Mind My Husband Taking Pictures of Other Women in Their Underwear - By Mrs Twig

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Why I Don't Mind My Husband Taking Pictures of Other Women in Their Underwear - By Mrs Twig

As the wife of a boudoir photographer, I am often asked if I mind that my husband spends much of his time surrounded by women in their underwear. The short, and somewhat surprising, answer is no. Granted, it takes a little getting used to being confronted with images of half-naked women staring out at me from the office computer as I happen by - but there’s something more to these images than bare flesh. 

I know what you’re thinking, what you’d say if you were in my shoes. If it were you the buxom blonde was staring out at from your computer screen. You’d be thinking ‘another woman who thinks she has to take her clothes off to succeed/get ahead/please her partner.’ Delete as appropriate. I know because that’s what I thought, initially (after asking my husband if he’d considered a career in landscape photography).

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