Jon Siddall & Rebecca Leonhardt started Storm Development in February 2009, working from their home office minutes away from the picturesque town of Aberaeron in Ceredigion. Jon is a keen action photographer and loves all form of extreme water sports. Both of us have a passion for animals. In March 2013 we sadly sold our beautiful Thoroughbred Tiger Lily Storm, deciding that running a small business and looking after a horse stretched us just that little too far. In March 2017 Storm, our beautiful English Springer Spaniel ( purchased from a fantastic local breeder of fine working dogs ) joined the team.
We find the challenge of capturing ‘in the moment’ great shots, at local equestrian events, summer shows and private shoots, incredibly satisfying. We are pleased to provide a Print & Buy service on the day at every event we attend and are proud to take on the mantle of ‘Official Photographer’ at events throughout Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire.
During the summer months in the past we have been keen to encourage young people, either looking to make photography their chosen profession or simply those with an understanding of horses and a passion for photography, to join us as our second photographer – our second photographer over the last 4 years is an old friend of Jon’s – JW who as a professional photographer with over 10 years experience compliments our team. Great skill, fitness and stamina plus the ability to cover sometimes 6 arenas or rings running simultaneously is not a task for the faint of heart.
Jon and Rebecca launched www.fancyphotos.co.uk – Wedding & Party Photography Services in 2014, attending 4 Weddings that year.
In 2015 we had 8 Wedding bookings and 2016 we attended 6, all of which came from personal recommendation ,the majority feature horses in one way or another – it is about being ‘the right fit ‘for a couple’s special day which is why we will only take on Weddings where this special relationship exists .
Although we are always happy to provide a quotation for Wedding Photography going forward this year (2017 ) we noticed the spend on weddings has meant couples looking to pay significantly less than our £950 Wedding day cost. Every Wedding, inclusive of a pre wedding relaxed shoot ,involves at least 5 days of our time which is why this rate is non negotiable.
The balance and variety of covering a wide range of events keeps us fresh and on our toes.
As with all our professional services: web design, video production and photography you can expect quality first and, as we are based in rural wales, competitive prices.
Please contact Rebecca on 01239 615315 to discuss your specific requirements.