Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all our customers and thank you for helping us make 2011 such a successful year.

Also a big thank you to our 2012 customers who have booked so far, we are at our highest booking levels for several years and look forward to 2012.

Have a great time this Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.

Tony & Mandy at Storm Photography.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Farewell Manfrotto

Goodbye to my 20yr old alli Manfrotto. Carbon Fibre has finally moved in :)
Although alli Manfrotto has only moved to the studio ;{)

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

South East Awards - British Institute of Professional Photographers

Although not Gold, Silver or Bronze were given in the wedding category, we were very pleased to receive one of the four merits awarded earlier today at the BIPP South East Awards in London.

The images will be presented in an exhibition in London in 2012, details to be posted once known.

Monday, 5 December 2011

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Commercial Products

Storm Photography ofrer commercial clients a high standard of service whatever the project. Studio product shots can be fulfilled in our studio or on location:

Monday, 28 November 2011

Email Wedding Invitations – Are Email Wedding Invitations Appropriate?

Email Wedding Invitations – Are Email Wedding Invitations Appropriate?

An interesting article from 1 wedding source

should couples stick to the traditional, formal invite sent by post or should they embrace the modern age and go for email wedding invitations instead?

Saturday, 26 November 2011


Click on Martha's name above to go to the viewing and ordering page

Bella Replica Wedding Dress

From Daily Mail:

Entirely fictional though they may be, Bella and Edward's nuptials in The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn, Part 1 have caused quite a ripple throughout the wedding industry.
Just days after the blockbuster film hit screens to rapturous success, bringing in a massive $139.5 million on its opening weekend, an imitation version of Bella Swan's wedding dress has gone on sale in stores.

Read more:

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Wedding Air Displays

We are please to recommend Mark Jefferies for Wedding Air Displays. We saw Mark at one of our weddings and his display is AMAZING. Mark has been British Aerobatic Champion several times.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Crowne Plaza Resort Five Lakes

Invited to Crowne Plaza Resort Five Lakes Wedding Open Day today 11am to 4pm, come along & see us at UK's  1st Crowne Plaza Resort & see the fabulous upgrade here.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Crowne Plaza Resort Five Lakes

We have been invited to the newly refurbished Crowne Plaza Resort Five Lakes wedding open day on Sunday, do come along and see us. 11am to 4pm.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Wedding Air Displays

Wedding Air Displays by Pilot, Nigel Willson of Yak Display. Nigel is based locally and offers a fantastic display.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Syd at 15 Months

Images can be viewed here.

British Institute of Professional Photographers

British Institute of Professional Photographers...what does it give our customers? Trust. Confidence and a Benchmark of Excellence.

Graphistudio & Colour

Here is a snippet from our album supplier, Graphistudio on colour:

The same care for color is devoted to prestigious projects like the Vatican Museum, or the London National Gallery, these processes are integrated into our daily production process of the wedding book®. Two hundred specialists work on the color correction, design, control, printing and binding of the books. With more than sixty steps, the whole production process is handled with the most advanced digital process and printing technologies.

Monday, 26 September 2011

Christmas Album Orders

The cut off date for Christmas wedding album orders is October 20th. Please contact us ASAP to check we can still fit you in for wedding album review meetings.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

London Portrait Group

We were very pleased last night to a gain third place and a merit in the London Portrait Groups third round, 2011 print critique.

Sunday, 28 August 2011

South East Awards

British Institute of Professional Photographers: Storm Photography have been shortlisted for an award in the 2011 South East Awards :)

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Monday, 15 August 2011

Photography digital frames

Just checked out a locked digital frame for customers. Maybe not the way to go as we could offer a bigger and better quality one like a Sony for less via a retailer with low res James to the same quality!

Sent from my iPhone
Best wishes,

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Sadie & Tig, Frinton Cricket Club

A 115 page, 57 layout, highlights album is available to view here.

All image previews are available to view here.

Posters are available here to view.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Five Parishes Show

Helped with Colchester ATC today at the Five Parishes Show. A good day until the end and then the rain hit!

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Monday, 27 June 2011

Professional Testimonial

Another different thank you on our work. Again its always good to know how you compare to your competitors:

Tony Tony Tony…

They are absolutely amazing!!! We LOVE them completely! They capture every aspect of our day, which is what I dreamt of, I can’t wait to share them with everyone. Despite the fact they are of our wedding (so I’m a little biased) they are the best wedding pictures I’ve ever seen, you are very talented indeed. It makes the whole day seem real again after it all being such a whirlwind and we can relive every minute of it, they are truly magical! I look forward to receiving the pack and working on weddings with you in the future.

Congrats to you and thanks again!

Kind Regards,

Katy Barker
Katherine Barker Wedding Design

Many thanks Katy, a fab Bride & Groom always helps :)

Testimonial from Leez Priory

We love a thank you but here is a different one, from the sales manager at Leez Priory. Its always good to know how you compare to your competitors:

Hi Tony,

I hope you are well.

I am just contacting you as I have just seen an album of your work after the wedding you did last year (19/5/10). It is absolutely fantastic – one of the best we have seen, so I wondered if you would like us to recommend you?

Kindest regards

Annabelle Smith
Sales Manager
Leez Priory

Vicki & Ian, Ickworth House

A 112 page (56 layouts) highlights album is available to view here.
All image previews are available to view here.

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Eliza & Denny, The Reid Rooms

A 126 page (63 layouts) highlights album is available to view here.
All image previews are available to view here.

Monday, 23 May 2011

British Institute of Professional Photographers Contemporary Wedding Photographer of the Year

Storm Photography wins
British Institute of Professional Photographers Contemporary Wedding Photographer of the Year

May 18th 2011

Local photographer Tony Bramley ABIPP, of Storm Photography has won the title of Contemporary Wedding Photographer of the Year 2011
with the British Institute of Professional Photographers, London & East Region.

Tony, a previous wedding winner in 2008, also received a further Award of Excellence in the Contemporary Wedding section and also an
Award of Excellence in the Classic Portrait section. The awards were judged by world renowned 
photographic judge Ray Lowe FBIPP FMPA FRPS QEP MCPPA

Tony comments:

‘I have continued to develop my modern style of wedding photography to ensure I stay ahead of the more regular wedding photographers.

Last year has seen one of the lowest years for weddings nationally and to keep business levels high during this time you need to differentiate
yourself from your competition and I do this by having, and continually developing, a very distinct style with a very high level of competency.
Every wedding, whether it is 30 or 300, Saturday or a weekday, receives the same attention to detail and I am always looking for the next ‘killer shot’.

Contemporary work requires a lot of creativity to produce something that will jump out of the page or off the wall. Essentially I am looking at the
same sort of image that would make a newspaper headline. General photography skills are not enough, it has to be dynamic and
make the viewer stop and look.

Mixing modern styles with older venues is always a real challenge but allows me to get a very new twist on classic settings with a different viewpoint.
I am not scared to move out of the normal comfort zone, having placed brides on windowsills, using architecture to increase dynamics, and even a
plasma TV screen as a background to a bride.

I look for light all the time and love any source of good light. I am just as happy shooting into strong sunlight if it produces the result I am after, as using
a swinging pendant lamp to get something more direct and controlled at the right moment. I often use a professional video light for effect even though I shoot stills.

People these days are looking for something different that compliments the modern lifestyles that couples are now demanding. No wedding is a
regular job to me and I strive at every wedding to shoot new ideas and different interpretations of poses and lighting, even if I have been there many
times before.

The critical parts to my work are the lighting, the concept and the design of the image, this is what will produce dynamic images that stand out from the rest
and allow me to produce a very different product to our competitors.
There are many photographers out there, which becomes a minefield for customers wishing to book a photographic service and the awards and qualifications of the British Institute of Professional Photographers helps photographers rise above this and show people the true quality
of the best photographers in the region.

My wedding portrait and commercial work is complimented by a range of superb contemporary albums that are made for us in Italy by Graphistudio".

About Storm Photography Ltd

Wedding, Portrait & Commercial Photographers based in Marks Tey, Essex.
Tel: 01206 212542
Mob: 07870 441540

Tony Bramley ABIPP
Mandy Bramley

Judge: Ray Lowe has two Honorary Fellowships from the BIPP (British Institute of Professional Photography) and the MPA (Master Photographers Association) never before achieved by any other photographer, which came with a citation which reads, 'for outstanding services to the photographic industry'. FRPS, (Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society), QEP, Qualified European Photographer from the Federation of European Photographers. Master Craftsman of Professional Photographers of America, 9 European Kodak gold Awards and every regional award he has gone for.

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Images on previous post.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Contemporary Wedding Photographer of the Year

Last night I was awarded Contemporary Wedding Photographer of the Year 2011 with the British Institute of Professional Photographers, London & East Region.

A previous wedding winner in 2008, I received a further Award of Excellence in the Contemporary Wedding section and also an Award of Excellence in the Classic Portrait section. The awards were judged by world renowned photographic judge Ray Lowe FBIPP FMPA FRPS QEP MCPPA.
A big thank you to the ladies concerned and also to all of my customers who love our modern approach to wedding photography.

It was also nice to receive recognition in the portrait group with some new work that has taken me away from the white backgrounds that are now being 'overdone' these days.

Here are the images, a full release will follow:

Above: Contemporary Wedding - Winner

Above: Contemporary Wedding - Award of Excellence

Above: Classic Portrait - Award of Excellence