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Wildlife Photography | Owls & Birds of Prey | May 2015

Wildlife Photography | Owls & Birds of Prey | May 2015

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY | OWLS & BIRDS OF PREY | MAY 2015

I love photography, in all forms, but I must say I do enjoy photographing birds.

So, when the opportunity arose to once again photograph some wonderful owls & birds of prey,

I jumped at the chance πŸ™‚

http://www.rbattersbyphotography.co.uk/wildlife-photography-owls-birds-prey-may-2015/

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Kirsty & Martin | The Pines Hotel | Chorley | April 25th 2015

Kirsty & Martin | The Pines Hotel | Chorley | April 25th 2015

KIRTSY & MARTIN | THE PINES HOTEL | CHORLEY | APRIL 25TH 2015

I always love a wedding – even more so when the venue’s a lovely little venue, close by! πŸ˜‰

The day started at The Pines Hotel, with fun & laughter with both the bridesmaids & the groomsmen πŸ™‚

This time it was me who was joined by Viv Edge πŸ™‚

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Kirsty then turned up, looking gorgeous, so it was time for the ceremony πŸ™‚

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The rain stayed away – Just!, so we had enough time to venture into The Pine’s grounds, for the group shots & some time with Kirsty & Martin.

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The speeches were followed by a bit of a ‘break’, but as the rain had come, it was the perfect time to grab some candids πŸ™‚

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After the cake cutting, came a wonderful first dance,Β thenΒ everyone gathered on the dance floor! πŸ™‚

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It was fun from start to finish at The Pine for the wedding of Kirsty & Martin – I enjoyed every minute πŸ™‚

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Toddler Photography | Jamie | April 2015

Toddler Photography | Jamie | April 2015

TODDLER PHOTOGRAPHY | JAMIE | APRIL 2015

Ive been lucky enough to photograph Jamie from the veryΒ beginning,

well from hisΒ mum’sΒ maternity shoot, to newborn to this πŸ™‚

Jamie was 8 months old & boy how the time has flown! …..

He’s always been a little star, each time, but with those eyes, I’m guessing he’ll be a star from here on in! πŸ™‚

http://www.rbattersbyphotography.co.uk/toddler-photography-jamie-april-2015/

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Newborn Photography | Molly | Alice | April 2015

Newborn Photography | Molly | Alice | April 2015

NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY | MOLLY | ALICE | APRIL | 2015

Last week was another “baby” day, as I had 2 newborns in the studio πŸ™‚

Both were daughters of good friends of mine – So no pressure!

The day started off with Molly, who despite being a bit of a tinker, did finally settle

& we managed getting some great shots πŸ™‚

After Molly, came newborn, Alice, who was a little more subdued πŸ™‚

I had an image in mind with Alice, calling it “Alice In Wonderland”.

See the ‘green’ image below, please note however, that Alice never left the studio for this shot πŸ™‚

http://www.rbattersbyphotography.co.uk/newborn-photography-molly-alice-april-2015/

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Pre Wedding | Kirsty & Martin | Worden Park | Leyland | April 19th 2015

Pre Wedding | Kirsty & Martin | Worden Park | Leyland | April 19th 2015

PRE WEDDING | KIRSTY & MARTIN | WORDEN PARK | LEYLAND APRIL 2015

The first couple of dates we had booked in for this pre wedding engagement shoot, were unfortunately rained off,

which meant it was leaving it a little later than ideally we had planned for this shoot – A week before the wedding πŸ™‚

However, after a relatively nervous start, Kirsty & Martin relaxed into it & we managed to get some great shots.

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Katie & Matt | The Mansion | Leeds | April 18th 2015

Katie & Matt | The Mansion | Leeds | April 18th 2015

KATIE & MATT | THE MANSION | LEEDS | APRIL 18TH 2015

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Today, was the start of ‘proper’ wedding season πŸ™‚

Today’s venue was the beautiful Mansion in Roundhay Park, Leeds.

The sun was shining for another day of photography, second shooting for Vivienne Edge πŸ™‚

The day started with the bride & bridesmaids @ Weetwood Hall in Leeds before heading off to the Mansion.
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The mansion is a gorgeous wedding venue, situated in the centre of Roundhay Park, Leeds

and I must say it looked gorgeous in the beautiful sunshine πŸ™‚

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The bride looked beautiful as she arrived at the Mansion to marry Matt πŸ™‚

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After the ceremony we took the bride & groom around Roundhay Park for some portraits of the 2 of them πŸ™‚

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A few formal & informal groups shots, followed by the touching speeches πŸ™‚

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Finishing a wonderful day, with the 1st dance & another trip outside for a few more pics πŸ™‚

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Pre Wedding | Leanne & Martin | Williamson Park | Lancaster | March 13th 2015

Pre Wedding | Leanne & Martin | Williamson Park | Lancaster | March 13th 2015

PRE WEDDING | LEANNE & MARTIN | WILLIAMSON PARK | LANCASTER | MARCH 13TH 2015

Leanne & Martin booked their wedding last year, so it was a long time coming for their engagement shoot,

especially when the first attempt was cancelled due to heavy fog!

Anyway the day came & I think its safe to say Leanne & Martin were a little nervous about being in front of the camera.

However they brought their little muse along, who certainly wasn’t πŸ™‚

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‘BIG’ 3 DAYS | HAZLEWOOD CASTLE | MARCH 2015

‘BIG’ 3 DAYS | HAZLEWOOD CASTLE | MARCH 2015

BIG’ 3 DAYS | HAZLEWOOD CASTLE | MARCH 2015

I’ve been to all 3 of the previous ‘Big’ 2 Days – So couldn’t really miss out on the ‘Big’ 3 Days now could I?

Day 1 started with the lovely Mila, who I’ve been lucky enough & privileged enough to photograph before πŸ™‚

She just loved the water πŸ™‚

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Vivienne & Rhianna Β in wedding dresses were next – Its great to have free reign with the models – To try out ideas etc.

Hazlewood castle is a great location to try these ideas out πŸ™‚

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Also a bit of ‘groom prep’ thrown in for good measure πŸ™‚

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Not only is there bridal sessions, there’s also a chance to try a little bit of fashion style photography.

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Oh & there’s boudoir in the brilliant bridal suite @ Hazlewood castle too.

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Fashion photography with the brilliant Lucy, using the grounds of Hazlewood.

We also ventured inside of this gorgeous castle too.

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Day 2 was more of the same, but with different models, including, boudoir with Lauren.

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Lauren & Jase stayed together for the rest of the day, as ‘bride’ & ‘groom’.

As I said its great trying out new ideas, like warming up the white balance, in camera, on a dull day,

to produce the picture below.

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White balance set to auto in the next few images of Lauren & Jase – See the difference? πŸ™‚

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Night time came, LOVE letters arrived & it was time to test the OCF skills – Lauren & Jase were great too πŸ™‚

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Day 3 happened to fall on the morning of the eclipse, so I was up bright & breezy to capture an occurrence that doesn’t happen too much!

Again just trying things out, with white balance & ND 10 stop filter, I produced these images, which I’m pretty happy with.

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Back to photographing models – Β I was going to spend the day with Kelly & Terri πŸ™‚

First doing boudoir in Hazlewood castle’s bridal suite, then fashion with the Terri …..

Followed by what has become the standard ‘trash the dress’.

However, these two ladies went above & beyond & REALLY trashed those dresses πŸ™‚

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NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY | JAMES | MARCH 2015

NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY | JAMES | MARCH 2015

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An old school friend, Pam, contacted me a few months ago, to say she was expecting little James mid Feb.

However this cheeky little boy decided he wasn’t going to show until 2 weeks later πŸ˜‰

It didn’t matter though, as he was a brilliant little sleeper when he visited the studio a week back πŸ™‚

http://www.rbattersbyphotography.co.uk/newborn-photography-james-march-2015/

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Urban Wedding Photoshoot | Leeds | March 2015

Urban Wedding Photoshoot | Leeds | March 2015

URBAN WEDDING PHOTOSHOOT | LEEDS | MARCH 2015

Its been over 2 years since my last Leeds urban wedding workshop, and looking back, although I still like the pictures from 2012,

I’m happy to see improvement in my photography.

These days are a great chance to not only practice new techniques when actually photographing, but also when editing.

Here are a few of my edited favourites from the day.

For the previous urban wedding shoot, click the link below – hopefully you’ll see the improvement too πŸ™‚

http://www.mybluewedding.co.uk/urban-wedding-photoshoot-leeds-august-2012/

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