Posts Tagged ‘wedding photography’

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It’s all very exciting!

July 6, 2009

I know that I have been a little absent from blogging in the last couple of weeks so I thought I would update you on why I have been so ‘quiet’ and why there will be lots coming in the next few weeks.

There has been a secret project going on in this house, my new logo and branding. It’s nearing completion, so you won’t have to wait much longer to have a peek. 

This means my website will be getting a bit of a new look too. In the next few days the pages will be changing and I have lots more to add on there as well as some new gallery pictures. It’s changing everyday in little ways, as I pull it all together. Then in a few weeks it should have a complete make over with the new logo. So keep your eyes peeled!

In the same vein my blog will be getting a new make over and new address, all will be revealed on here, and all your favourites from this site will move to the new blog.

Why you might ask? Well this one is really restricting the size of the photos that I can post on it and I need something that I can customise in my new style. I also want to develop the information of fantastic suppliers that I know and trust to provide you with exceptional service and quality.

In addition to all of these changes, I will be ordering new stationary, and new products to offer my clients so there will be lots to show here.

As if all this wasn’t enough I have also been meeting with a local poet, who writes bespoke poetry for any ocassion and we are developing  an exciting new wedding poetry service, so that you can say all that you want to, in a really special and personal way. While we get the website up and running, if you are interested in the poetry, please drop me a line.

So as you can it’s been really busy here and in the next few weeks I have 6 weddings and 2 portraits sessions so I won’t be quiet on here for much longer!

In the meantime because you all know by now I don’t post without a picture I would like to re introduce you to Edward. You might remember him from one of the early posts on the blog, he wears the coolest rattle shoes. Well check him out now! HOW much has he grown and just how cheeky is that face!!

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Iain and Laura

June 12, 2009

Last Thursday lunch time I received a call asking if I was free on Saturday to photograph Iain and Laura’s UK wedding as their original photographer was unfortunately no longer able to be here.

Having agreed excitedly, I sat back in nervous anticipation, this was no ordinary wedding, but that of my husbands new boss!

I met with them later that day and was amazed to meet the post prepared bride ever! Laura presented me with a timetable and details of who would be where, when and the photos that she wanted capturing. I didn’t need to worry about getting from one place to another either, I was already booked into various cars to get to and from the church! Thank you Laura for being so organised it made picking this up last minute so very much easier.

Iain and Laura actually got married in Malawi the week before as that is where Laura is from, this was the UK celebration with a church blessing, surrounded by their family and closest friends from around the globe.

They had a beautiful theme to their wedding, A love story. There were so many details, including their very own love story in the wedding invitations which told of how Iain proposed with a stunning engagement ring attached to a kite on a beach in America. It was a stunning day, with lots of fun, laughter and genuine heartfelt moments. Iain and Laura I wish you both all the very best for an amazing future together.

Here are just some of my favourites from the day:

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Laura give Iain this ceremonial sword as a wedding present, beautifully engraved, it was stunning!

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So we had a little fun and ensured that Laura had her very own knight in shining armour.

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The guard of honour wanted to get in on the photo action and so a very brave Laura agreed for them to lift her up and hold her!

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And finally, lots of fun and dramatic moves on the dance floor! Well it was was Saturday night I guess. :o)

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Tom and Carrie – Wedding at Gosfield Hall

May 19, 2009

Saturday dawned as a bright and blustery day, but this didn’t dampen the sense of excitement when Carrie, Lindsay and their Mum Kathie arrived at Gosfield Hall to get ready for the big day! Amongst a million hair pins and a suitcase of make up, the girls set about their excited preparations.

Gosfield Hall is a stunning Essex Wedding venue, with the most amazing and extremely large Bridal suite! (seriously it’s bigger than most people’s houses!) The stunning bridal bouqet was Orchids and Calla Lillies, made by the fantastic Tolly’s Flowers.

It was a lovely relaxed day, with guests travelling from as far away as the USA to join them and a real contented feel. You only have to watch Carrie and Tom together to see the total love and commitment between them. It’s in their eyes and smiles for each other.

Taking pictures with these two is a real treat, both of them can’t be serious for more than about two seconds, so there is always plenty of laughter and antics.

Here are just some of my favourites:

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Sally and Jon Wedding

April 18, 2009

On Thursday, amongst the regular down pours of rain, there was a celebration going on at The Fennes in Essex.  The Fennes is a stunning Essex Wedding Venue, and Carlos and his team ensured that the day went without a hitch.

Sally and Jon where joined by close family and friends to celebrate their marriage, and spirits were soring even when I managed to get all the guests caught in the rain! (We were trying to dodge the rain and failed! Thank you everyone for at least trying to get a group shot outside!)

Glenn Mayes – Toastmaster and Master of Ceremonies – was a real help for me, keeping the bride and groom (and me) sheltered under an umbrella when we decided to brave the outside again for some pictures!  Thank you Glenn! 

Sally had a stunning gown from Grace and Lace Bridal in Chelmsford and the amazing cream roses and flowers were from Nicola Ann Floral Designs.

It was a great day, here are a few of my favourites:

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Sally and Jon’s Wedding Preview

April 17, 2009

Despite the persistant rain I had a great day yesterday with Sally, Jon and their guests.

This one sums up the weather and the spirit of the guests to get out and have a good time regardless!

More to follow in the week.

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Wedding Photography – Capturing the details

April 7, 2009

I am often asked about my style of photography, so I thought I would share some of my thoughts on capturing your special day, why I work that way and because I just can’t bring myself to post without pictures include some more of my favourites.

Looking at my Mum’s wedding photos, as I have many many times, there are no details from the day, well in the early 70’s they didn’t do that kind of thing, it was just the formal shots of the bride, groom and guests, 25 pictures, done! So it always feels as if there is a chapter or two missing.

Fast forward to my wedding a short while ago and I have an album that tells the whole story of the day from start to finish. Already when we look at it we see things that aren’t so fresh in our minds (not the most important bits I hasten to add, but the little details that made the day so special, but that got lost in the blur of the day, when you are the bride the day goes so quick!) and the photos give our ailing memories a gentle reminder, evoking lots of wonderful memories and huge smiles. I know how much planning went into all those details, how long it took to find the perfect ribbon or stationary, the perfect shoes and flowers, so it’s important that all the details are recorded.

I look to simply capture all the details so that my brides will have complete stories. They can then relive the whole day through their wedding album, anytime they like for the rest of their days, nothing forgotten. And in 40 years time, well it will feel just like yesterday.

So without further fuss here are my favourites:

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