I was up in Prestbury on Friday, shooting the gorgeous wedding of Carlene and Tom. What wonderful friends and family they have! And I even met a couple whose wedding I’m shooting in July for the first time….. Carlene is beautiful, both inside and out. It’s always a privilege to see the warmth and love between friends and family… always gives me goosebumps… here’s a sneak preview of a lovely lady…
I seem to be feeling very productive tonight…. here’s the latest from my 366 project… had an amazing time shooting Carlene and Tom’s beautiful winter wedding yesterday.. and here’s the rest of my latest snapshots of my life. I had a wonderful Christmas with my little family, despite Harrison having chickenpox.. so excited about the end of my project and looking forward to having some fun on New Year’s Eve!
I recently hooked up with my friend Laura from Laura Michelle Photography for an afternoon of coffee, geeky photography chat and suggested we take our cameras and have a bit of a play. I first met Laura after seeing her name pop up in a post about the summer Folio tour which stopped near Bristol but which I was unable to go to. I checked out Laura’s work and thought – ooh, I like her style and saw she shot on film too, which I was getting into at the time, so I popped her an email to find out if she was local and whether she fancied meeting up one afternoon…. so we’ve met up a few times, had a laugh and it is soooooooo good to talk shop to someone who’s as passionate as I am about photography, especially wedding photography. Laura also second shot for me at Martin and Laurence‘s incredible London wedding this summer.
Here’s some of my images from the afternoon… as usual, I’ve found it hard to narrow it down! Thanks for a lovely afternoon Laura and hope to do it again soon 🙂
I absolutely LOVED doing this portrait shoot. If you’re interested in a portrait shoot, or even a couple shoot, get in touch at email@example.com for a chat and we can sort something out!
I can feel myself started to brim with excitement… not just about Christmas but reaching the end of this epic project. I can’t believe I’ve nearly done it.. a whole year of pictures. I can’t help feeling a bit proud of myself. But hold on, still a few days to go, so I’m not celebrating yet! Here’s the latest update from my daily life… If you want some more detailed descriptions, head over to my FACEBOOK page 🙂
More from my 366 project. As you can see Christmas is a bit of a theme – fun fairs and mulled wine. I bought an Olympus Trip – a bargain in a local charity shop and I’m looking forward to having some fun with it… I seem to have an every-growing stockpile of films that need developing… I’m sure they will be a wonderful surprise when I finally get round to it! We also had a fab family party this week and stopped off to see the sea at Clevedon.
Earlier this month, I met up with Hannah and Ed in Marlborough to chat about their wedding day at Nonsuch Mansion next May. Afterwards, we headed to the beautiful Savernake Forest for their pre-wedding shoot. I’m really looking forward to capturing their wedding day and here are some of my favourite images from our shoot.
Wow. What a wedding! Where to begin describing Martin and Laurence’s epic musical, joyful and marvellous feast of a wedding day?! Martin is an actor and Laurence is a conductor and their creative and musical talents were reflected in all the efforts they put into their special day. Martin and Laurence started the day with a civil partnership ceremony at Camden Town Hall. There was lots of cheering, clapping, smiles and a pop-up choir with lots of shakers! After the ceremony they headed off on two double decker buses to Liverpool Street and Exchange Square, where the choir stopped twice to burst into song along the way to the White Horse for the reception. Bacon butties, drinks and some more singing was followed by some very emotional and hilarious speeches. I say this a lot, but I absolutely love the speeches and finding out a little bit more about the people whose wedding day I’m lucky enough to photograph.
After the speeches, a brilliantly choreographed first dance, leading to a hand-holding conga-style walk around Exchange Square, much to the amusement of passers-by. Then the ‘cake cutting’ – Martin and Laurence had made and decorated some delicious and rather funny cupcakes to hand out to their guests. And finally back inside to listen to the incredible Sarah Jane Morris and her band.
When Martin and Laurence contacted me about photographing their wedding day, Martin wrote: “We’re looking for something natural, happy, laid-back, honest, fun and joyous.” I hope I did their day justice as it was truly amazing. After saying goodbye and on the way out of the pub I even had a quick sob!! I think I felt a bit overwhelmed by the day and all the genuine love, warmth and generosity that flowed from Martin and Laurence and their guests all day.
Thanks so much to Laura Michelle Power for being my brilliant second shooter and assistant on the day. We had a blast!
My 366 project round-up. This week my images definitely took on an autumnal feel. I love colour in my work and I’m particularly drawn to warm, rich earthy colours at the moment. I also shot two beautiful weddings this week…