Monday, 28 February 2011

Sussex Wedding: Wedding Open Day at Broyle Place

I am very excited to have been invited to the forthcoming Open Day at the beautiful Broyle Place in East Sussex.


I shot a stunning wedding at Broyle in September and it has seen a huge investment to transform it into a very special wedding venue indeed.The Open Day will give couples an opportunity to see its WOW factor first hand in a relaxed environment.


I will be there alongside an elite group of high quality wedding suppliers to help answer your questions and hopefully give a helping hand in organising your dream wedding.


For further information , please feel free to contact me via my website or call 01323 740741.

Sunday, 20 February 2011

FINALLY: New Website is Live!

At last! ... I can introduce my new website!

Those of you who know me will have heard talk of a new site for the past 18 months or so but, as ever, the pressures of running a full time wedding photography business and trying to dedicate to time to my home life, meant it was always on the back burner.

The aim of the new site was the keep the brand identity that I've built up over the past 14 years which has been developed over my 4 previous sites.

My last site had basically been unchanged for 6 years, I am ashamed to say, but it worked well, receiving endless kind comments from clients and my peers. However, i felt it has become a bit too unwieldy and dliuted as i added extras to show new ideas and images.

A lot of today's photography sites have become a tad too "gimmicky and busy", more about the site's features than the imagery and the aim was to avoid going down this route. I wanted to get back to basics with a clean, timeless site but with larger images for more impact, whilst offering a better experience for viewers.

The new site also had to be more search engine friendly and viewable on iPads and iPhones as these gadgets have become a huge part of many people's lives. It also had to have built in flexibility to allow me to administer the content and even the complete look from my desk.

With the help of close friend Gill Taylor, I finally settled on a basic design for the new site and with her talent, patience and thoughts, we ended up with the look I was after.

The Portfolio is a blend of my iconic signature images and newer images. It is meant as a taster for couples who are always welcome to make an appointment to come and see the full weddings showcased in my sample albums.

Culling the gallery down to a workable set was probably the hardest part as at one time my "short list" totalled over 500 images. Less is always more in my mind and I eventually managed to drop this down to about 200 before getting the input and thoughts of my very good friend Jeff Ascough, whose opinion I really respect. We've been friends for years and I value his input and advice when it comes to collating a group of images that sit well together. Before his eyes took a look through my "short list" I have to admit to a definite mix of styles which diluted the overall effect. Having an independent eye take a dispassionate look through the collection over a few days was a huge help to get to the place I wanted to be with the images.

The final piece in the puzzle was to liase with Mike Whittaker of Bramernic Consulting, my long time UK hosting company to ensure a smooth transition to the new site going live.

So a huge thank you to Gill, Jeff and Mike as well as the team at Big Folio in the States for their rapid response to my endless questions.

So please take a look at the new site by clicking here and feel free to add your thoughts to this blog or email them to me at .

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Wedding Fair at Ashdown Park Hotel: 27th February 2011

Next Sunday 27th February sees the Spring Wedding Showcase at Ashdown Park Hotel, one of the most stunning weddings venues in the country.

I am very honoured to be recommended by the amazing team at Ashdown and am always happy to support their promotions.

Unfortunately, due to a previous commitment, i won't be present on the day but my very close friend, Mark will be manning the stand to show off my albums, answer your questions and will have my diary to make appointments for you to come an see me and take bookings on the day.

Please ask him about our very special deals available at the Showcase or call me on 01323 740741 for further details.

Friday, 18 February 2011

Wiston House Wedding Fair 27th February 2011

I am very privileged to be recommended by the team at Wiston House, one of the UK's premier wedding venues.

Next week, on Sunday February 27th, i will be exhibiting at their Spring Wedding Fair and i am honoured that they have selected one of my images to advertise the event. Entrance is free and the doors are open from 11am to 3,30pm.

Come and see me on the day to view my sample albums close up and hear about a very special deal we are offering for couples who book on the day.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

The Ravenswood Wedding Photographer: Sussex Wedding Photography: Aisling and James' Wedding

Last weekend saw me being very privileged to photograph the wedding of Aisling and James at St John's Church, Copthorne in Sussex.

It was a very windy and at times, wet February day.

Starting at the hairdressers, i followed the girls back to Aisling's parents' house for the preparations before making the short trip to the church to catch up with the guys.

Due to the chilly conditions, the family shots took place inside the church and then we made our way over to the Ravenswood in Ashdown Forest.

A we arrived the rain took hold so we were confined to working indoors, although this didn't seem to dampen the mood. (please excuse the pun).

Aisling's stunning dress was made by Emma Tindley Couture of East Grinstead.

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Here are a couple of favourite moments from the day.

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Peter Prior Photography,Sussex Wedding Photography,Sussex Weddings,The Ravenswood,Winter Weddings,Wet Weddings,Emma Tindley Couture

Peter Prior Photography,Sussex Wedding Photography,Sussex Weddings,The Ravenswood,Winter Weddings,Wet Weddings,Emma Tindley Couture

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The leaden early evening sky above the Ravenswood

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You can view my wedding galleries here.

Sussex Wedding Photography: Me at SWPP 2011

After a prolific 2010 and January 2011, my blog seems to have been a little neglected. The main reason for this is that i ma working hard on my brand new website, which is due to go live any day as well as planning my workshop on 3rd March.

I recently attended the SWPP International Convention and Trade Show and Convention in London.

The main reason for attending was to hold a couple of meetings with suppliers and catch up with a few friends from around the country.

My business meetings were very fruitful (details to revealed later) and whilst spending a lot of time on the Jorgensen albums stand it was brought to my attention that they were featuring one of my 2010 weddings to showcase their latest offering.

Matt, who has developed SWPM's new website and database was on hand to take this picture of your truly.

Peter Prior Photography

(photo courtesy of Matt Roe)

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Wedding Photography Training: Last Call for My March Workshop

Well its almost upon us!

In just three weeks time i will be holding my first intensive workshop of the year at the stunning Ashdown Park Hotel. Numbers are strictly limited to enable attendees to get as much out of the day as possible.

A couple of folks have pulled due to unforeseen circumstances so there are now a couple of places open again.

This is a great opportunity to learn about how i operate, what makes me tick as well as receive hands on tuition to help your shooting when you are really up against it.

To read more about my 3rd March Workshop please click here.

I thought i would share what last year's attendees had to say.

Hi Peter,
just a quick note to say thanks for the seminar on Tuesday,not only
was the venue absolutely superb and the food excellent,the actual
workshop was really informative and a no holds barred insight into how
you work and market your photography business.

I liked the way that any question that was asked was answered fully,
and without keeping any 'hidden' details, even your pricing and
budgets were shared without flinching!

The photo-shoot was a little glimpse into how you work the light
to your advantage, and great for me to get to understand the methods
of metering that you use, I got some lovely images, I can't wait to produce
similar quality images at my next wedding!

Thanks again, and I look forward to meeting again in the future.

Best Regards
Bob Rhodes Photography

Thanks Peter- it was fantastic- well worth the trip and great to see you again!

Celia xx

Celia Mannings

Thank you Peter for hosting the Wedding Photography and Business Workshop on 4 May. I thoroughly enjoyed the day, and it has given me a lot to think about on ways to improve my photography business. And, not only that, you are a really nice person! Thanks again. Brenda"

Brenda form Photo Inspirations

Peter's 'Real Wedding Workshop' was a revelation. He is incredibly
generous with his considerable knowledge, answering all our questions
with insightful enthusiasm. For someone so skilled and established he
is also very down to earth, and as such his workshop was equally
suited to near beginners as well as experienced photographers. I
learned so much in one day: from a hands-on live shoot, to answering
technical questions, and developing business and marketing potential.
All this in a refreshingly ego-free environment. Thanks very much,



Catherine Benson

Hi Peter,

Thanks for a great day on Tuesday, really enjoyed it and learned a lot.

I must say the venue was outstanding, you are very lucky. We don't have anything like that here in Pembrokeshire although I did recieve an enquiry about a wedding at Peterstone Court near Brecon today which looks like a lovely venue for photos. If I get it I'm hoping to put everything I learned into practice!
Well, thanks again.
Kindest regards
ALL about YOU Photography

Thanks Peter,

I really enjoyed the day !!!-

Many thanks

Sarah Tate

You can read more about last year's here.

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Sussex Weddings: More Kind Words

I thought i would share another testimonial that arrived in the post this morning.

Dear Peter,
A massive thank you. You were fabulous, professional, excellent, skillful and a pleasure to be with on our special day.
We love the photos on the web site and can't wait to see the real thing.
We hope you are well and wish you all the best for 2011.

Love always. Many thanks again

Pip and Amal Bhurrut

I was privileged to cover the stunning wedding of Pip and Amal on 22nd December at Baliffscourt in West Sussex.

You can read all about their wedding in an earlier post i made by clicking here.

Here is a favourite moment from their day.

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You can view my wedding galleries here.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Sussex Weddings: Wiston House Wedding Fair

Just a quick heads up to say that i will be exhibiting at the Wiston House Wedding Fair on Sunday 27th February. The doors are open 11am-3.30pm and entrance is free.

The estate and house are absolutely stunning and well worth a visit. Better still, the team at Wiston are offering a lucky couple the opportunity to win a dream half price wedding!


I will be at the show to meet couples and talk over ideas. My latest sample albums will be on hand as well.


For further information please feel free to give me a call on 01323 740741.