Julie&Nigel Pre-Wedding; Beacon Hill, Leicester

30 August, 2017 (17:00)

Well, what can I say … Julie and Nigel booked in for their pre-wedding portrait photography session as their wedding day is approaching. When we booked in the session, we had a list of different locations that were possible and lovely places for portraits. In the end, we decided on Beacon Hill, Leicestershire, Leicester. Beacon Hill was lovely and quiet when we did the portraits which was great because we had a choice of the sections to Beacon Hill, we didn’t have to wait for people to walk past to take a shot – perfect! … continue reading

Outdoor Family Portrait Session; Loughborough Park

7 July, 2017 (13:00)

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of photographing Jill, Adrian and their two gorgeous grandsons. It has recently been both Jill and Adrian’s 70th birthday, so as a present for them their wonderful daughter Karen brought them a portrait family photography session to have with me. Karen currently lives in Ireland so she booked the session for them and was hoping to be able to make it to the viewing appointment. Jill got in touch so we booked in the portrait session and we booked in the viewing/ordering session appointment too, we worked it around Karen being back over, I didn’t want Karen to miss out on seeing the images.

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Bosworth Hall Wedding: Claire & Peter

28 June, 2017 (18:36)

Claire and Peter’s wedding … what an AMAZING day! I loved every minute of it. I photograph weddings for the whole day, so bridal preparation to the first dance. As s I entered Claire’s home in Cosby, Leicester I knew it was going to be a brilliant day. All the girls were happy and bubbly, some were already being pampered with having their hair or make-up done. I got to hear some funny stories from them all which was so nice to be a part of. There was one point when one bridesmaid was having her make-up done and I was sat next to the bride, I was taking photos and the bride took out her phone to take a selfie of the two of us. A selfie with a gorgeous bride what more could you want, everyone was so easy to get on with it which made my job so much more enjoyable. My couples tend to book me a year or more in advance, over that time I get to know them very well which is how my couples are extremely relaxed and comfortable with me when it comes to actually photographing their big day. So lots excitement in the house getting ready, drinks, then the mother of the bride puts on a little spread for a little bit of lunch before the ceremony. It was yum! Just some sandwiches, crisps, cocktail sausages that sorta thing but it was still great. With time ticking away everyone was still feeling ok, once the bridesmaids got into their dresses we had a little fun with photos, the funny faces of the girls were just brilliant.

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Professional Wedding Photographer vs Guests

10 June, 2017 (13:30)

I thought this week I would write about the comparison between booking a professional wedding photographer to capture your special day, to just leaving it to your wedding guests to hopefully get some nice and in focus images.

As a professional wedding photographer for six years now, I have seen and heard of some couples that didn’t have a professional wedding photographer. Couples would cut down the costs by not booking in with a professional and just have guests to take their images of their special day. Now I’m all for cutting costs for some things as I know just how much weddings can cost, but when it comes to your photographs from your wedding day – a day that you only tend to do once and once only the one thing I would want to be done right would be my pictures. I have been wanting to do a blog to show the comparison between booking a professional wedding photographer like myself to guests photos for so long but never had the chance until now.

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Quorn Country Hotel Wedding; Nicola & Adam

19 May, 2017 (20:48)

Hey guys, this week its Nicola & Adam’s time to be on the blog :)

When Nicola & Adam booked me way over a year ago now to photograph their wedding day, I was completely over the moon. It was over a year to wait until the big day, but I knew that it’d soon come around. Most of my bride and grooms book me to photograph their wedding day at least a year in advance, I always tell them at the time it will soon come around. None of them actually believe me until our final meeting which is usually a month before, then they tell me that i’m right it’s soon come around.

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Pre-Wedding/Family Session; Vikki & Matt

10 May, 2017 (17:29)

A couple of weeks ago I met up with Vikki & Matt for their pre-wedding session, though they do have two beautiful little children so they came along too so we could do some family portraits at the same time. I love pre-wedding sessions, its the best way to get to know my bride and grooms before their wedding day.

I love it when I get to photograph my beautiful couples and their family, especially when you have such a stunning little girl who loves to pose in front of the camera as you can see below. It was a lovely session from start to finish, I always encourage my bride and grooms to bring their kids along to the session; it’s a great way for me to interact with them and understand them before the wedding day. Let’s face it what child is going to want to see a complete stranger on a wedding day and listen/do what they say all day? …. most likely none! This is why I love to see the children when I see the bride and groom at meetings, because they know who I am then when it comes to the big day. This also encourages natural smiles for them all because they are totally put at ease by time the weddings here.

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Rothley Court Wedding: Carla & Nathan

2 May, 2017 (14:30)

The wedding of Carla & Nathan – what a beautiful wedding day it was!

Now usually on all of my weddings when I walk into the house where the beautiful bride is getting ready, the bride is actually sitting down having her hair or make-up started …. well this was NOT the case when I walked into Carla’s mothers home. I walked through into the kitchen where the hair was being done and everyone was gathered, the hairdresser was in fact my bride! I did have an attempt at telling her off but she insisted it helped to keep her calm. Carla had the girls from the hair salon that she owns to help and of course so they can do her hair, you can take a look at her Facebook page, link at the bottom. The morning getting ready was actually nice and chilled, everyone was chatting, listening to music and enjoying a drink :) I managed to photograph everything quite quickly as it was all downstairs awaiting for me to grab them. My bride was super organised … just in case you couldn’t already tell!

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Portraits – not just for families!

7 April, 2017 (16:15)

Portraits – are they just for families and children? No definitely not at all! Most of my clients that book in for a portrait session do book in for the family or just the children so they have memories to treasure for a lifetime, but this isn’t the case all of the time. Sometimes managers, executives etc need portraits or headshot’s for their online profiles. Other times other businesses need their portrait taken to showcase on an about page of their own website to really look professional.

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Prestwold Hall Wedding: Naomi & Tom

29 March, 2017 (15:53)

The Wedding of Naomi & Tom Naomi & Tom’s wedding day was awesome! Absolutely gorgeous, the whole day. The day started out with getting hair and make-up done at the brides house in the morning; mum, bridesmaid and flower girls as well as the bride. A nice full house all getting ready for a beautiful wedding.    I was very surprised at just how relaxed the household was in the morning, after hair and make-up was done on everyone we headed over to the venue – Prestwold Hall, Loughborough. Prestwold Hall is a stunning venue for any wedding. We made our way to the bridal suite to finish off getting ready, the brides dress, shoes etc was already at the venue.

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Amy&Jake’s Family Portrait Session

15 March, 2017 (16:29)

Evening guys,

This week I thought I’d share with you Amy & Jake’s family photography portrait session. I’ve known Amy awhile, but hadn’t seen each other or spoke in months. I was surprised when I received a message from her asking about a portrait session for her little one and the family, of course I wanted to fit Amy and her family in for their memories to be captured.

Amy enquired around Christmas time, so I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to fit them in before Christmas, but thankfully we did and the bonus is that it was brilliant … I’m warning you cuteness alert!

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