Thursday, 18 September 2014

Love Love

I have to tell you words aren't my strong point. I know a lot of photographers who write blog posts that are practically poetic but that's not me. I can barely work out what my own feelings are, never-mind transfer them to paper.

The point is, 4 years ago my oldest and greatest friend invited me and her friends out. There I danced all night and talked till morning with a guy I just met.

4 years later and these days we're too totally knackered to do much dancing, especially all night. But watching Netflix and reading Harry Potter until we fall asleep is pretty great in it's own simple way.

Heres to many more happy years ahead my love. xoxo

Thursday, 31 July 2014


Soooo wedding season is a little mad, been photographing most weekends and editing all week meaning I haven't blogged in forever. Weddings and wediting must come first! But I had to share this little jumping photo :-)

These guys are brilliant!

I promise, when I get round to blogging some of the amazing weddings I've been photograph it will be so worth the wait! x

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

In the Wedding World 14: A Honeymoon Special packed with honeymoon inspiration and tips with bonus summer heat busters!

'Tis the season for holidays which sounds christmassy but I mean the other type. I've come across the most amazing honeymoon inspiration recently so here is a bumper post dedicated to that once in a lifetime holiday! But first of all...

Should we Honeymoon?
It's not written in scripture that thou must honeymoon and when you are spending so much money on one day, it may seem crazy to then spend even more... is a honeymoon necessary? This is a great little blog post from A Practical Wedding thinking about the question "Should we Honeymoon?" Personally I like the conclusion, that even if it's a budget camping holiday or maybe a stay-cation, it's a special time to enjoy newly married bliss together and come back down to earth.

So where do we go?

Be a princess...
On the other end of the scale, if you feel like splashing out here is an amazing technically non wedding related but totally honeymoon appropriate blog post on "13  Disney Princess Castles you can actually stay in." Arn't these just perfect for extending the princess feeling of the wedding day... go on, spoil yourself!

Have a unique adventure...
Alternatively what about these "11 off the beaten track honeymoon destinations?" There's some totally bizarre and wonderful places here, as the giraffe picture demonstrates. I can't deny I want to go to all of them!

Get trip advised...
My boyfriend laughs that I'm one of those people that take joy in writing reviews so it goes without saying that I love trip advisor. They recently launched some round ups of the best hotels in different categories, so you can be sure to trust them! To start here are "10 extraordinary Treetop Hotels" for a back to nature escape. Alternatively for the ultimate in by the pool holidays, here are "8 glamorous pools."

In flight Beauty
If you're flying, or taking a long trip its easy to feel washed out so here are "8 in flight beauty tips" to help keep you beautified and on top of the world during that journey.

"We're on Honeymoon!"
Whatever you decide to do, don't forget to stay safe and most importantly to tell everyone you're on your Honeymoon! Hopefully you will get lots of freebies! I'd love to hear about everyone's honeymoons/honeymoon plans. Please feel free to tell me in the comments below.

Summer Heat Bonus
And here is a little bonus article with "Tips on beating the summer heat" for your weddings. Let me tell you, I really needed this at my weddings this weekend!! Hot hot hot!

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

In the Wedding World Number 13: One for the Boys, Pretty Pumps, The Little Wedding Phone Book, Community Bouquets and 8 things you need to do

One For the Boys
With a super busy week I missed out on last weeks blog post. I hope everyone had a nice fathers day with their dads if they were able. Also thinking of those father figures who are no longer with us... On the subject of Fathers Day, these accessories from "Two Guys Bowtie" are a great little detail for the men! I know my dad would be thrilled with these.

Pretty Pumps
How cute are these shoes from Ashbury Skies. They also look super comfy, unlike most wedding shoes I see. I'm one of those people that never wears heels, (seriously, I don't even own any. I'm nearly 6" so I don't want to be any taller) so these really appeal to me. I think they would make such an adorable alternative to heels on the big day itself, or a nice little addition to the honeymoon wardrobe if not!

The Little Wedding Phone Book
The other week I chatted about Bridesguards who are the people that stop others causing you problems on the wedding day. Another handy tip on this vein is to create a "Who to Call Cheat Sheet", as outlined in Offbeat Bride. These could be sent out with your invites and even given to other vendors. Anything to help the day go smoother and stop any potential stresses for the bride is good in my book!

Community Bouquets
This idea is just beautiful and totally new to me - have your guests create your bouquet for you! Often  I feel there is a great community spirit at weddings and this really adds to it, and can also serve as a way for you to greet your guests. I will let you read more for yourself about a bride who did this in this article on "Guest Bouquets."

Enjoy Your Day!
Finally here is a lovely list of "8 things you must do on your wedding day." They aren't extra jobs, I promise... just little thing to remind you to enjoy this wonderful day!

Two brothers enjoy the forest for a cute family lifestyle session-Charles and Harry

You know the saying about never working with children or animals, I completely disagree! These fun and relaxed family sessions are quickly becoming my favourite thing to photograph! Rebecca contacted me to get some photos of her lovely boys Jacob and Charles as a surprise birthday present for her husband.

We headed round to the park in Lower Earley with Arnold their adorable French Bulldog. Charles and Jacob had a great time exploring and showing me how to be a Hobbit. Here are the resulting photos: