I spent last week at Aspire, the renowned photography business training centre, situated in the stunning Cumbrian countryside. I had a bit of a hair-raising drive as the weather forecast a windy hurricane, and it was nerve-wracking overtaking high sided lorries on the busy M6 which shook particularly badly on exposed bridges! Much to my relief I arrived within the time set by the sat nav and settled in to The King’s Arms before the wind really began to howl. By the time I had finished my scampi and chips, and settled into my bed with a book, the wind knocked the power out and the electricity was gone! The next morning was beautiful and after breakfast I drove up to Aspire for the first day of A-Z Wedding Photography! Aspire is based in a wonderful converted stable; great care and attention has been given to every little detail, and it was lovely to be welcomed into a room with comfortable chairs, real coffee, fresh orange juice and large jugs of iced water. Our first day was spent learning about marketing our businesses under the experienced eye of Catherine Connor. Day two we shot an engagement and a wedding, day three was coping with workflow and the final day saw us learning about sales! For today, enjoy some of the engaged couple shots and I’ll bring you the wedding later!