Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Story

I met up with Laura and David this week to present their wedding photographs. They were very happy and it was lovely to be with them as they watched their wedding day through the photos. Wedding photography is most importantly about capturing the couple, their guests and reflecting the spirit of the day. But afterwards we also chatted about the detail shots and how in 20 years’ time these are the ones that will serve to remind them of the special touches that may have faded in memory. So much thought goes into these details that the photographs in themselves tell a story.

    

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Blue Eyes and Smiles

I got to photograph little sweeties Jack and Alice last week. I did a photo shoot of the twins last October and was inundated with smiles. Now that they’re two they had as many smiles and even more energy. They kept busy exploring the garden, popping bubbles, playing catch, practising golf swings (very impressively!) and even found time for a quick sit down and read. They ended up with a dip in the paddling pool as it was a gorgeous hot day. I love to photograph this age group, capturing ‘action shots’ while they enjoy themselves and waiting patiently for those moments when they stop, look and beam at me! I got to meet lots of the grown-up family too so it was a really lovely afternoon.

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Bubbles and Flags

I had the pleasure of photographing super-poppet Florence and her parents on Saturday. It was so much fun. They’ve just moved to a lovely spot outside Leeds with a very pretty garden so there was such a choice of backgrounds including a little summer house painted duck egg blue inside (which toned in beautifully with their big blue eyes). Florence had a gorgeous choice of outfits as well as a some brilliant garden toys (including bubble machine and ball pool!) and she practised her flag waving skills to cheer on Team GB.

 

 

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Simply Beautiful

…the only way to describe a truly magical wedding day. Laura looked breathtaking, David looked like the luckiest man in the world and you could almost see the love hearts floating in the air. They were married in the village ‘Mairie’ by the smiliest mayor ever then Laura and David led a procession of their friends and family along the French country lanes to the ‘wow’ French house that has been in David’s family for 25 years. Laura and David welcomed everyone and guests were led through to a reception of champagne and French delicacies out on the lawn in the afternoon sunshine. It was just stunning. The day was so gorgeously stylish that I had many moments feeling that I was in a movie wedding, but it was all orchestrated by Laura and David’s families which made it even more of an amazing day. From the gorgeous bouquets created by Laura’s Mum with flowers from the Montreuil market, to the tables covered in pretty fabric from the attic, to the incredible spread of food, such thought had gone into every detail.

And as photographer I was made to feel very welcome. M and I were looked after throughout the day which said so much about the warmth and kindness of these families. As I start to work through the photos I am really looking forward to showing them to Laura and David when they return from honeymoon. Here’s a sneaky peak.

 

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