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Fun, love and Springtime Sprung!

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At the beginning of April I had the real joy of being part of a wedding I was mega excited about, not only was the Bride awesome, unconventional and had found her most marvellous Prince but she is also my lovely cousin. Therefore I’d had some insider info about how this promised to be something wonderfully different!

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Couples Names- Little Cuz Laura and (the very lovely) Karl

Wedding Date -2nd April 2016

Location-family home town of Manningtree, Essex

Ceremony Venue-local Church and Reception Venue- Red Lion Pub

The ‘vibe’-Spring boho, relaxed party, all pretty much homemade!

The dress-A Springtime Floral Bonanza- handmade by Mother of the Bride (my super dooper talented  Aunty Sally)!

And the Groom wore… a matching tie and a very dandy suit.

Oh and Bridesmaids…yes…10!!! All in beautiful emerald green! Plus 2 toddler helpers!

So it was a fantastic day, to be part of and to shoot and it was a wedding that felt like a real party and very individual-from the folk music to the fire eaters, the delicious giant curry buffet and the Bride reading out the Best Man’s speech which worked brilliantly. Proof that your wedding should ALWAYS be done your way!

*TO VIEW THE WEDDING IMAGES PLEASE CLICK ON THE FLOWER SHOT ABOVE*

 

vintage for the modern bride

Happy 2016 folks!

I’ve started this year off with plenty of fresh To-Do Lists and exciting project ideas and also with a really wonderful wedding fayre… yesterday I did the Cheltenham Vintage Wedding Fayre it’s a fantastic fayre to be part of, there are a lovely collection of local suppliers whose work I love. And so many beautiful things to enjoy from sparkly dresses to sparkly cakes and stunning stationary to beautiful British grown flowers, it made me wish I could do my wedding all over again!

I had a busy day with plenty of fun and friendly couples to speak to and have already had a couple of bookings which is fantastic!

So my year ahead is quickly filling up, I have a few slots left but as the wedding world goes I’m concentrating more on bookings for 2017 now!

So if you’re planning a wedding I’d highly recommend visiting the lovely Vintage Wedding Fayres and I hope to see you there!

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Free Engagement Shoot and Price Changes!

Hello there future married folk,
I hope you are well and your wedding planning is going well!!?
I have a couple of exciting updates! Here is my latest offer, why not hop over to my Wedding Prices page to see more info on the Packages now on offer or mail me on my Contact Me page. This is a limited offer so please contact me soon to book or to arrange your Obligation Free Consultation.
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Feeling Inspired!

Hello! What a fantastic couple of weeks I’ve had!

I’ve been busy booking some lovely folk in for their weddings next year, photographing lots of babies, children and bumps from my recent special offer and this week I went on a Wedding Photography Workshop.

I’ve wanted to do a Workshop now for a while, but finding the right one has been tricky. An awesome friend of mine and fellow Wedding Photographer Naomi (of Lush Imaging) had mentioned an up and coming Workshop with Steve Gerrard, whose work I knew and liked and I investigated!

It was fantastic, as well as a short but fun road trip with my buddy I also met other Wedding Photographers all at different levels and all used to working solo, so it’s great to actually ‘talk shop’ and share ideas.

Steve was so relaxed, a fantastic teacher and an all round genuinely nice guy. We talked about loads of different elements and techniques and it was all really valuable. No matter how long you’ve been working in your industry or in my case how many weddings you’ve photographed there is always more to learn and ways to improve and I cannot wait to put these into practise!

Part of the Workshop was heading out around The Custard Factory in Birmingham with a couple and our cameras, here are some of the results.2005 lr 2009 lr 2013 lr 2016 lr 2046 lr 2056 lr

beautiful country wedding…

Whittington Church , Worcester and Worcester County Cricket Club

This wedding was such a joy to photograph! On a glorious day, despite dubious beginnings in rainy Cheltenham the sun was out!

As it’s so personal capturing someone’s wedding day it is a genuine privilege when they are such nice, relaxed and fun people. Sam and Dan had been funny and relaxed from the word go.

I’ve started to edit their images now and really hope they love them as much as I do. The beautiful church was full of rustic charm surrounded by gorgeous flowers. I was blown away by how stunning Samantha looked and her Bridesmaids and Flower Girl wore simple, pretty neutral colours and had wonderful British flowers all adding to the English Country ‘look’. Dan too looked very dapper in his blue suit, brown brogues and alongside his Best Man, (brother Matt) and Groomsmen. I will add more images from this lovely wedding, this is just a sneak preview!

 

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Models required for styled wedding shoot!

One of the great things about being a photographer is creating an image as well as capturing those that happen naturally. I’ve done a few styled wedding shoots and I really, really enjoy them, they give you the chance to work with other brilliant suppliers and to essentially ‘play’ with creative ideas and looks.

I have been very keen to do one for a while but finding the time has been tricky. I am lucky to have some fantastic suppliers lined up to work with and it looks like I may be doing a couple as there is almost too much to fit into 1 shoot! I have already got a couple of models ready but it’s always good to have more as different models lend themselves to different looks and styles. This next Styled Wedding Shoot is in a beautiful venue that I’m yet to shoot a wedding at but it is a photographers dream, it’ll be a very rustic and a ‘boho’ look, using lots of natural, outdoor light and (fingers crossed for sunshine) mostly in the gardens.

I like to reflect all the wonderful shapes and sizes that women are so will be hoping to photograph some plus sizes too.

I like to work with non professional models as it can often result in some stunning natural images that really WOW the models and they can enjoy the excitement of hair and make-up and beautiful gowns! After all  what’s not to like!?

If you or someone you know would like to take part then I’m ideally looking for women over 20, natural looking, (it won’t be about piling on lots of make up) and I’d especially like some long haired models, aside from that am open to all! Please use the Contact Me page or you can send me a  facebook personal message.

Here’s the stunning Verity at a previous Styled Wedding Shoot!7397 7568 warming etc coll lr 7403 7416 7428 b

Out comes the sun and 2 AMAZING SPECIAL OFFERS!

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This image is from my first wedding many moons ago, but I still LOVE it, it shows the sense of excitement and joy that comes with your wedding day and how the photos should be fun and add to the day not something to dread! Anyhoo…to celebrate the sun coming out and general feeling of celebration for a very exciting year ahead I am offering 2 SPECIAL OFFERS!!! One is a massive £300 saving when you book a wedding and the other is a free Photoshoot, which can be your choice between an Engagement Shoot, a ‘Rock the Frock/Trash the Dress’ shoot or a free Portrait session to redeem at a later point (maybe a special occasion). These are great offers and therefore limited for more details please nip over to the Contact page and drop me an email! Happy Monday!!! 🙂

 

Happy New Year!!! 2015 here we come….

Happy 2015 everyone! I hope fun and festive frolicks were had by all! I’m feeling very excited about 2015 and can’t wait to capture and enjoy some more amazing moments! The New Year is a great chance to make plans, refresh and feel inspired! As I’m all about making your wedding day as special and relaxed as possible you can count on me to be ‘Team Bride’ (or Groom!) all the way.  I can help you out with planning or any contacts before the big day, pick confetti out of your hair on the day (and cheer your AMAZING first dancing skills) it’s all part of the service! After all it’s your big day, your moment and it should be perfect, so let’s get cracking with 2015!!!!!! GO TEAM BRIDE, GO!!!!

 

 

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Adding to my New Year joy the bride in this image just messaged me some truly lovely feedback… “Team Bride all the way!!! We finally got round to showing my mum all the photos and her comment-I don’t know where you found your photographer but these pictures are incredible and I’ve never seen wedding photos like it! She’s amazing!!” MEANS THE WORLD!!! YEAH!!!!!

 

 

 

 

Little White Book of Wedding Suppliers!

I’m lucky in my job I get to work with some really lovely people,  wedding suppliers are all doing their jobs to make a couple’s big day as amazing as they possibly can! There are some very talented and skilled people in the local industry so every so often I shall be adding little blogs about some of my faves, creating a running Little White Book of Wedding Suppliers for you to nose through!

Here is Lucy from BooLou Makeup working with bride Louise from a lovely summer wedding, find her on facebook or check out her website, she’s very relaxed and a good fun! www.BooLouMakeup.co.uk

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With these shoes, I thee wed…

The right shoes are essential to help give a bride that Cinderella feeling…here are five very different styles I’ve seen some of my gorgeous brides in, from those shiny, red Louboutin’s, sparkly Jimmy Choo’s to personalised high top Converse and why not make your ‘something blue’ a stunning pair of peep toe heels! All very good reasons to go shoe shopping! 🙂shoes

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