Posts Tagged ‘wedding’

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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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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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