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Rhiannon & Craig | Hallmark Hotel | Leyland | Spring Cottage | Rivington | May 27th 2017

Rhiannon & Craig | Hallmark Hotel | Leyland | Spring Cottage | Rivington | May 27th 2017

RHIANNON & CRAIG | HALLMARK HOTEL | LEYLAND | SPRING COTTAGE | RIVINGTON | MAY 27TH 2017

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From the moment I met Rhiannon & Craig, at a local wedding fayre – I knew this wedding was going to be fun! ha

It started, at a hotel a few miles away from where Rhiannon & Craig where to marry, for the bridal prep.

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The sun was shining as Rhiannon arrived @ Hallmark Hotel in Leyland, for her wedding

ceremony, with her man, Craig.

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After the ceremony it was time to head to Spring Cottage in Rivington, for as Rhiannon & Craig put it, the party! ha

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Rhiannon & Craig wanted a good confetti shot .. so that’s exactly what they got! ha 😉

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It was then time for the group shots, as the weather was closing in.

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See – I told you it’d be fun – especially when the MOTG flips you the bird! haha

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The rain came quickly & with some force – everyone was under shelter, except this little lad –

no one was stopping him from enjoying himself 😉

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We decided to leave the bride & groom portraits until after the wedding breakfast & speeches.

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So, after the wedding breakfast the rain had stopped, so we headed out for some bride & groom portraits.

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The classy bride! ha … And i’m not taking the piss, as she loves this pic! ha

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As the light was fading, we grabbed a few more piccys of the bride & groom, before heading back inside for the first dance.

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Training Course | Paris | France | Rachel & Nick | May 2017

Training Course | Paris | France | Rachel & Nick | May 2017

TRAINING COURSE | PARIS | FRANCE | RACHEL & NICK | MAY 2017

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I don’t do many training courses anymore, but when I do I make sure they’re the good ones! Ha

This one was another with Chris Chambers, but this time it was a trip to Paris.

A trip away, always has to start with one thing – A journey & this plane journey certainly had some

stunning views 🙂

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When we arrived on Sunday afternoon, we had a few hours to get things ready, before it was out around Paris for

an evening of photography 🙂

We, of course started with the most recognisable icon of both Paris & perhaps France, the Eiffel Tower.

Its amazing, just moving your position, and using the light in different ways, what results you can achieve,

with it being a Chris Chambers course, there was an element of adding light too, in the form of speedlights 🙂

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This area below, show what can be done, even when the area isn’t perhaps the nicest, and smells of wee! haha

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After the “wee” area, it was back to the bridge we started the day on, for a few more night time shots 😉

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Monday, was more of a recce day, so it was a bit (not in terms of walking!! lol) relaxed, so it was a day to take some

iPhone landscapes, drink some beer & enjoy some French food 🙂

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Tuesday started EARLY, with some sunrise pictures, using both the available light & off camera flash.

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It was then off to a gorgeous building we found on the recce on Monday – can’t remember its name though!wedding-paris-wedding-photography-france (21)wedding-paris-wedding-photography-france (22)wedding-paris-wedding-photography-france (53)wedding-paris-wedding-photography-france (23)

A loving walk in beautiful Paris, always looks especially romantic 🙂wedding-paris-wedding-photography-france (43)wedding-paris-wedding-photography-france (24)wedding-paris-wedding-photography-france (44)wedding-paris-wedding-photography-france (25)

Then it was more walking, by this point my feet were killing me – but did I complain?

Of course i did! haha – But kept on regardless! lol

We reached Notre Dame , and decided to use the gardens round the back for a few images.

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The pigeons weren’t playing ball for this one – But we’d get them too! … Tomorrow 😉

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We stopped at a lovely Parisian cafe for a break, a few beers and a couple of lovely images.

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Again, I forget the name, but there’s a bridge in Paris where people leave locks attached to the bridge,

well it was at this bridge, Chris showed us what can be achieved with a simple structure & some great lighting –

we’d be back later tonight, so he could show us more.

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It was break time after that, then off to the Louvre at night – unfortunately it was closed off 🙁 …..

However we made the best of a bad situation & found some areas around here instead.

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We then headed off to some of the earlier locations, to see how they looked at night –

the answer = gorgeous!

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It was another early start on Weds, as this was the final day & we were all flying back later.

….. Told you we got the pigeons to play ball! ha

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A train station was even used to grab another brilliant & unusual shot 😉

 

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It was then time to head back towards the hotel, stopping at a few point along the way.

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The flight home treated us to more stunning views.

Have to say Paris was lovely – but you’re always happy to be home, aren’t you? 😉

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Pre Wedding | Katie & Lee | Buckley | Wales | May 14th 2017

Pre Wedding | Katie & Lee | Buckley | Wales | May 14th 2017

PRE WEDDING | KATIE & LEE | BUCKLEY | WALES | MAY 14TH 2017

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It was then off to Wales for the second of today’s pre wedding shoots, which was partially shot in Lee’s parent’s

back garden!

It was just going to be shot there too – until I saw the woods just at the back … And boy I’m glad i did 🙂

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Pre Wedding | Kymberley & Gavin | Ponderosa | Heckmondwike | May 14th 2017

Pre Wedding | Kymberley & Gavin | Ponderosa | Heckmondwike | May 14th 2017

PRE WEDDING | KYMBERLEY & GAVIN | PONDEROSA | HECKMONDWIKE | MAY 14TH 2017

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It was a busy pre wedding shoot day today, firstly with Kym & Gavin @ their wedding venue,

Pondersoa, nr Leeds in the morning.

I was a bit unsure, until I got there, as its a working farm – But its a beautiful venue & i’m very much looking

forward to the wedding in June now 🙂

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Zara & Terrence | New Testament Church | Leeds Marriott Hotel | Leeds | May 13th 2017

Zara & Terrence | New Testament Church | Leeds Marriott Hotel | Leeds | May 13th 2017

ZARA & TERRENCE | NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH | LEEDS MARRIOTT HOTEL | LEEDS | MAY 13TH 2017

Another wedding today, second shooting for Mrs Myers.

Today it was the turn of Zara & Terrence.

The day started, for me, with a quick trip to the brides, Zara’a house, then off to to New Testament Church,

to meet Terrence, before the ceremony.

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The ceremony was a really joyous & fun affair – which was enjoyed by all 300 (!) guests 🙂

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After a few shots outside the church, it was off to Roundhay Park for a few group shots.

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It would have been rude not to use some of the beautiful surroundings for the bride & groom too! 😉

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Once we got to the Leeds Marriott Hotel, it was straight onto wedding breakfast then speeches.

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After the speeches, as it was still a nice day outside, and space was certainly limited in the hotel, with all the 300 guests,

we decided to make the most of Leeds city centre, for some shots of Zara & Terrence 😉

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It then was then time for a blessing of the cake, before cake cutting, then finally, first dance.

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Pre Wedding | Faye & Tom | Otley | May 6th 2017

Pre Wedding | Faye & Tom | Otley | May 6th 2017

PRE WEDDING | FAYE & TOM | OTLEY | MAY 6TH 2017

Today was the turn of Faye & Tom, for their pre wedding shoot.

They chose a venue, literally, 2 minutes away from their house, which was Tom’s local pool! ha

Faye & Tom were a little bit nervous at first, but soon go into the hang of it – especially when we decided to go

for a more natural approach, without & I quote “any cheese”! haha

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Pre Wedding | Louisa & Mark | Bolton School | Bolton | April 30th 2017

Pre Wedding | Louisa & Mark | Bolton School | Bolton | April 30th 2017

PRE WEDDING | LOUISA & MARK | BOLTON SCHOOL | BOLTON | APRIL 30TH 2017

Got to admit, this was only the 2nd pre shoot I was nervous for, but I definitely was!

Its because, this is the first time photographing family – my cousin, Louisa & her finance, Mark.

I was honoured when they chose me though, and after this pre wedding shoot I can’t wait for their wedding in June 🙂

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