Ever hopeful that we're now seeing some real light at the end of the tunnel, it was amazing to get back to shooting recently with some awesome suppliers - back to it with a real bang!
I first met the guys at Illumination Pyrotechnics when I was fortunate enough to shoot a wedding alongside them at The South Causey Inn and we hit it off immediately - Craig and Jen are a cracking team and lovely, down-to-earth people - always a pleasure to work with! Since then we've shot various weddings together and the odd other event along the way too.
As we started to ease out of lockdown restrictions in mid 2021 the guys asked me if I'd be willing and able to come and shoot some images of the fireworks show they were putting on at the amazing Thief Hall in North Yorkshire. Of course I jumped at the opportunity, little did I know what was to come!
The day before the shoot Jen called and mentioned that there was a) a potential model with wedding dresses and b) possibly an actual proposal happening on the day! oh and c) there was an awesome TikTok celebrity at the centre of it all! Wow, that all escalated quickly!!
When the day arrived, I have to admit, after more than 12 months not shooting a wedding until the week before this shoot, I was so excited to be getting out to shoot fireworks, nevermind the rest!! I'd gone through my old checklist of what I might need, added a few more bits into it, threw a few extras into the boot too just in case I'd forgotten something and I was good to go!!
A crazy day ensued, meeting Jack Jenkins of TikTok fame, shooting a fantastic proposal with indoor fireworks at Thief Hall, working with an amazing model and finally after a long, but very enjoyable day, shooting some unbelievable fireworks with our model and the whole team.
Check out the Vlog of the whole day on Jack's YouTube channel below - why not show him some love and subscribe too!
Here's a few images from the day too...
Nigel Hepplewhite - Owner and operator of Inspire an Image Photography - ambitious North East based photographer.