Our Australian client seeks quintessential London backdrop to style their formal wear, tailoring & suits for grooms
Did you know Ashford Daly Photography also work with International destination clients from overseas on commercial advertorial, marketing and promotional photo shoot assignments?
We’ve had the absolute pleasure of being referred to a new International Client from Australia and welcoming them to our photographic portfolio earlier this year.
And we’ve recently conducted an advertising photo shoot session with our client Peppers Formal Wear in central London, with the resulting images being used for all their major advertisement campaigns, articles and features being planned for over the next twelve months, which will be appearing in all the leading Australian wedding and bridal magazines, and in the main high end publications across the Australian cities, many as glossy double page spreads - and that’s for starters.
No easy brief as professional photographers know, commercial advertising photo shoots are tough, they need to be of a certain calibre, and we needed to deliver and convey the message, style and a certain brand look the client was hoping to attain with us, given our photography style and in the post production finishing we apply.
And this was no ordinary referral.
This was a strong personal recommendation from another multi award winning master photographer from Australia. Gosh – no pressure then!
The referral was made by Graham Monro, one of only two Canon EOS Master Photographers, and whom is now renowned for his celebrity wedding and social photography with his Sydney studio GM Photographics, and previously hailed for big budget commercial advertising, editorial, and sport photographic work and magazine campaigns worldwide. We worked, photographed and travelled with Graham in The Mediterranean and in Europe last year, and have collaborated on a few photographic items since. We have also interviewed Graham as part of The RAW Files series by Ashford Daly.
You could say we have a very close and solid connection, and formed a firm bond – Indeed in reality a truly amazing friendship has developed, and a mutual respect for each other’s work either side of the world and across the oceans, one where we are more than happy to refer, recommend, and actively promote each other, providing prospective clients, other businesses and the industry, the benefit of our collective knowledge and technical photography skills.
We are thrilled to report, our clients are eager, excited and thoroughly delighted with the final photographic portfolio set, photographs and picture images presented to them, and are as a result, accelerating their advertising plans and PR programme to make immediate advantage of the images we captured and photographed for them whilst in London. Nice one!
Here’s a bit of what they sent to us by way of feedback and testimonial comments:
“The images are just incredible…
Very happy with what you have achieved…
You have done an amazing job…
Thanks again for everything. So very happy!!!!”
This contract is brilliant news for Ashford Daly Photography on a number of levels, and especially as we are being formally credited and acknowledged on all adverts, advertising, press releases and marketing initiatives, in all published and printed materials, display items, and in their promotions and marketing campaigns across Australia.
How fantastic is that - one of our key business goals this year for Ashford Daly Photography, was to gain more exposure in International destinations, Australia being one of those wedding locations, and we also want to be able to offer valued connections and information to our clients travelling to Oz for family weddings and special social events.
I think you can agree we’re achieving that valuable exposure and developing it further with our alignments and quality suppliers in Sydney, the state capital of New South Wales; plus we will be further doing so across Australia too as a result of the feedback and efforts from the networking which is going on over the next few months from the publication of our imagery and the relationships we have been forging there. Hurrah ;o)
Graham – BIG Thank You for the smashing personal referral and the nod to the commercial contract. We Heart You xxx
Our Australian client seeks quintessential London backdrop to style their formal wear, tailoring & suits from Cheshire based UK wedding and portrait photographers Ashford Daly Photography.
Here is some useful information about Peppers for any of our wedding day couples reading this and intending travelling to Sydney for their own wedding day, or visiting family or friends for a special occasion or event there. Alternatively, if you are departing Australia to attend a British wedding, you may wish to consider Peppers for the style and cutting edge looks they will fashion for you in through their high end garments, for you participating as a guest for a family wedding here in the United Kingdom.
Peppers Formal Wear is a boutique business offering formal wear for men.
Established in 1988, Peppers specialises in quality hire and retail for wedding parties and black tie functions.
Peppers has two Sydney stores – Cremorne, on the lower north shore and Double Bay, in the eastern suburbs. Both stores are family run and offer an exceptional level of expert advice and attention to detail.
Peppers aim is to dress wedding parties in suits that will look as beautiful in years to come as they do today. Peppers avoids following the latest fads and changing trends in favour of tradition and simplicity. With this in mind, Peppers suits are cut to fit properly and are Australian made using only quality cloth. Peppers staff can advise the correct manner in which a suit should fit as well as the correct attire for the ceremony.
And we should know, having worked with the fabulous owners, the amazing style and quality of the outfits they will help, support and advise on for your formal hire, or put together for you to turn out for the special event you are attending, is second to none. They are customer service driven, and they will go the extra mile to ensure your Groom style is unique, dapper and magazine worthy.
Church, garden and country weddings are the ideal venues for traditional English Morning Suits. The Grey Morning Suit is ideal for an early day wedding, the Charcoal for early afternoon and the Black as the afternoon ends. The beautiful cutaway coat and pinstripe trouser combine to create the classic daytime wedding suit.
For a casual day wedding Peppers offers beige, grey and black suits that are beautifully cut to fit in timeless fabrics. These can be worn with or without a tie for laid back garden and beach ceremonies. To add a touch more formality, wear a silk tie and soft toned waistcoat – perfect for a restaurant or church wedding.
Afternoon weddings are often quite formal and the grooms’ attire should reflect this. Use one of Peppers plain black wool suits with a wing collar and a cravat or a silk tie. Waistcoats can be detailed in a colour to compliment the Bride. The groomsmen can wear a tie and waistcoat that works well with the bridesmaids but avoid loud colours – a subtle touch is always best.
Evening weddings offer the opportunity to dress with timeless formality. Dinner suits are worn with dress shirt and bow tie for classic Black Tie or, for a modern alternative, a cravat and waistcoat. White Tie ceremonies require Evening Tails and white Marcella shirt, waistcoat and bow tie to be worn.
Peppers advises that the bride and groom come into store around three months prior to the wedding to start the booking. The groomsmen should be measured no later than six weeks prior to guarantee availability. In peak times such as autumn and spring you should allow slightly more time.
Please be aware that Peppers prefers to work by appointment.
If you are from interstate or from overseas Peppers is happy to book suits over the internet or by phone. Send relevant style, colour and size information - and Peppers will prepare the order accordingly for you to collect.
As well as an extensive hire range Peppers offers made to order wedding suits and accessories. A wide choice of fabrics and styles are available and Peppers Formal Wear will work with you to create individual perfection.
Peppers hopes that you find them to be both helpful and inspirational. However do not hesitate to contact them directly should you have any further queries. They are simply lovely, and very friendly.
Mens wear by Peppers – Retail outlets in Sydney: http://www.peppersformalwear.com.au/shops.html
Peppers Formal Hire for Grooms, Father’s of the Bride, Ushers, attendees and for people attending special occasion functions, celebrity shows, awards ceremonies and family gatherings or reunions: http://www.peppersformalwear.com.au/
Credits to the Dream Team:
Suits and formal mens wear in London by Peppers Cremorne Australia
All images and photographs by Ashford Daly Photography – award winning wedding and portrait photographers, documentary photojournalists with fine art finishing, Cheshire based, covering London and across the United Kingdom.
Male model – Ciaran Connolly – supplied by BMA Model Management, London
Specialist consultant make-up and hair artist UK - Kaz Fernando, based Surrey, for all your wedding, portrait and commercial photo shoot assignments across London and the Home Counties.
With thanks to the respective wedding venues, receptions and the London authorities for advance permits and permissions being authorised and granted for our commercial photo shoot. Photography occurred in and around central London, Westminister, St James’, The Royal Parks, The Admiralty and The British Academy.
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