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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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Ella & Colin | Coniston Hotel | Skipton | February 4th 2015

Ella & Colin | Coniston Hotel | Skipton | February 4th 2015

ELLA & COLIN | CONISTON HOTEL | SKIPTON | FEBRUARY 4TH 2015

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A beautiful, sunny winter’s day, a great couple, a wonderful venue with gorgeous surroundings.

Another wedding with Viv Edge, this time the location was the brilliant Coniston Hotel, nr Skipton.

As soon as I’d met Ella & Colin, I just knew – Β Today was going to be a good day πŸ™‚

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Wedding Packages | Loxley Bellissimo Apertuna Album

Wedding Packages | Loxley Bellissimo Apertuna Album

WEDDING PACKAGES | LOXLEY BELLISSIMO APERTUNA ALBUM

A quick blog to mention that Something Blue Weddings are excited to now be offering the award winning

Loxley Bellissimo Apertuna album, in their luxury wedding package.

Available in 20 colours with personalised etching option and a hand-crafted presentation box,

this is the perfect, traditional way to show off, what will be, your gorgeous wedding images πŸ˜‰

All images start as proof album design layouts, which you can redesign if you wish & finish as this beautiful wedding album.

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Here a few images from a few of the Loxley albums, I’ve delivered to some very happy brides & grooms recently πŸ˜‰

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And as you can see, Danielle & Dean even chose the Parent album option & it looks just as good! πŸ˜‰

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