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Pre Wedding | Charlotte & Neil | Sedbergh | Cumbria | August 3rd 2019

Pre Wedding | Charlotte & Neil | Sedbergh | Cumbria | August 3rd 2019

PRE WEDDING | CHARLOTTE & NEIL | SEDBERGH | CUMBRIA | AUGUST 3RD 2019

As I set off the meet Charlotte & Neil, near their farm in Cumbria, there was an accident on the motorway,

which unfortunately meant I had to take some detours to get there … But with this scenery I wasn’t too bothered πŸ˜‰

When I arrived, Charlotte & Neil told me that all their land, basically, that I could see, was Neil’s parents, so we had some areas for pics!

And boy those areas were beautiful!

After that we headed into Dent to see the Church where they’ll be getting wed in a few weeks time, and even found some

lovely places for some bridal portraits on the day too πŸ™‚


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Pre Wedding | Shelby & Rob | Avenham Park | Preston | June 9th 2019

Pre Wedding | Shelby & Rob | Avenham Park | Preston | June 9th 2019

PRE WEDDING | SHELBY & ROB | AVENHAM PARK | PRESTON | JUNE 9TH 2019

Today was the first day I’d met rob, as he’s been off protecting our country πŸ™‚

That’s why it was always going to be difficult to arrange a day to meet, especially as they both live down south! ha

But, luckily, the sun gods were out in force today, providing us with some gorgeous sunshine for their pre wedding shoot.

 

Even managed to photograph some wildlife too! ha

 

Really looking forward to these guys getting wed now! Just hope Rob makes it back on time! haha πŸ˜‰

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Pre Wedding | Katie & Nathan | Kirkham | April 7th 2019

Pre Wedding | Katie & Nathan | Kirkham | April 7th 2019

PRE WEDDING | KATIE & NATHAN | KIRKHAM | APRIL 7TH 2019

I met up with these two lovely people a few days ago, for their pre wedding shoot.

I don’t know Kirkham very well, but there was a nice little country lane, not far

from the couples house, so we made the most of that! πŸ™‚

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Pre Wedding | Jemma & Chris | West Tower | Ormskirk | January 14th 2019

Pre Wedding | Jemma & Chris | West Tower | Ormskirk | January 14th 2019

PRE WEDDING | JEMMA & CHRIS | WEST TOWER | ORMSKIRK | JANUARY 14TH 2019

I’ve known Jemma for a few years now, so it was an absolute honour & a pleasure to be asked to shoot

her & her partner Chris’ up coming wedding.

With them both working different shifts in the airline industry, it was quite difficult to nail down a date where we were

all 3 available, but luckily, on the day we arranged, West Tower was available too, which was nice, as it gave me a

look at their gorgeous wedding venue πŸ™‚

 

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Sabrina & Gregg | Aliathon Holiday Village | Paphos | Cyprus | May 15th 2018

Sabrina & Gregg | Aliathon Holiday Village | Paphos | Cyprus | May 15th 2018

SABRINA & GREGG | ALIATHON HOLIDAY VILLAGE | PAPHOS | CYPRUS | MAY 15TH 2018

This wedding started a little differently!

A flight to the venue, 2 days before! … Not that I was complaining, as it was all paid for! ha

Oh & it was to 30 degree plus, at the time anyway, Paphos! πŸ™‚

So I arrived a few days early, which gave me chance to have a few beers with the bride & groom beforehand.

I’ve known them for a few years, but its always nice to relax with a few beers with the bridal party, before the big day.

Oh & get the worst sun burn on my legs – ever! ha

*iPhone photograph of the Aliathon venue sign, as I completely forgot on the day! haha

 

Anyway, the day started as any other wedding would, but there were a few children to sort out, so its probably a

good job the ceremony only started in the afternoon. Good job heat wise too, as I was already melting by this point!

Now don’t get me wrong I love it when a wedding is outdoors, even in the UK, but there’s something special about

an outdoor ceremony abroad … For one thing it’ll probably not rain! haha

A quick ‘group’ shot, before Sabrina was to walk down the aisle with her dad.

See, how nice is this ceremony! πŸ™‚

A few groups shots.

How lovely is this one! … If I do say so myself! lol

Love capturing natural shots – especially when its the bride looking gorgeous πŸ™‚

Cake cut, done a little earlier – probably so its not just a pool of sugar & icing!

A few portraits around Aliathon, with the bride & groom.

Then off to the weeding breakfast, firstly speeches πŸ™‚

The sun set quick, but that’s ok, as it was time for some Cypriot dancing, oh & the party to really start!

Finishing off the night with some great pyrotechnics for the first dance.

 

What a wedding for my first wedding abroad! If you’re lovely these images & the idea of getting wed abroad, then

firstly keep me in mind! ha, but secondly you couldn’t go wrong @ The Aliathon!Β Β https://www.aliathonresort.com/weddings/

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Coming Soon ……

COMING SOONΒ ……

Been very very busy over the last 12-18 months, so unfortunately I’m a bit behind on the Blogs, but here’s a sneak peak into

whats to come on here & what I’ve been up to ..Β  20+ weddings, pre wedding shoots, cake smashes, toddler shoots, newborns,

fashion shoots & a little blog about some awards I won this year too πŸ™‚
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Kymberley & Gavin | St Peter’s Church | Birstall | Ponderosa | Heckmondwike | June 3rd 2017

Kymberley & Gavin | St Peter’s Church | Birstall | Ponderosa | Heckmondwike | June 3rd 2017

KYMBERLEY & GAVIN | ST PETER’S CHURCH | BIRSTALL | PONDEROSA | HECKMONDWIKE | JUNE 3RD 2017

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The day started at Kym & Gavin’s home, where Kym was busy doing the bridesmaids hair –

the joy of being a hairdresser I guess! HA

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As Gavin wasn’t too far away, I nipped to grab a few shots of him just finishing off getting ready,

before it was back to see Kym, who was in her dress by this point πŸ™‚

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Got to say though, those are some stunning bridesmaid dresses – the ladies pull them off too! πŸ˜‰

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It was then time to head just down the road to St. Peter’s Church, where unfortunately I

wasn’t allowed to take many pictures during the ceremony, but we certainly got a few before & after.

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I also learnt, at this wedding, that Snapchat filter make me look good … well ok! ha

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A little confetti shot & a few group shots, before heading to Ponderosa πŸ™‚

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Oh & I nearly forgot, releasing some emoji balloons too πŸ˜‰

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So I just had to grab a quick shot of the lovely, as they arrived @ Ponderosa.

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It was then time for the wedding breakfast & of course, the speeches.

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The it was off for the bride & groom portraits … Here’s a behind the scenes shot, of said shots, taken by the fablous

videographer,Β Swanland Photo & Film

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Then it was time to capture a few more of the remaining group shots …

They’re not really doing a number one! haha

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Cake cutting, first dance & a sparkler shot finished an amazing day πŸ™‚

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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 πŸ˜‰

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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 πŸ˜‰

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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 πŸ™‚

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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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

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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 πŸ˜‰

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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 πŸ™‚

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

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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 πŸ˜‰

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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 πŸ™ …..

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 πŸ˜‰

 

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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? πŸ˜‰

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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 πŸ™‚

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