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Steph and James’s post wedding shoot in Northumberland!

Post-wedding shoot | 21.01.2011

It’s Friday! So I thought I’d share something seriously cool with you…

This is Steph & James’s post wedding shoot that we did the morning after their wedding at Ellingham Hall in Northumberland. This is something that more and more of my brides & grooms are doing (it doesn’t have to be the day after – it can be after honeymoon, at a completely different time of year, at any location – the possibilities are endless!) and I’m going to be having a lot of fun doing them this year!

Steph & James wanted to do something very cool, very high fashion, but also some very quirky and ‘different’ shots! This is what we came up with…

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LOVE the chippy shots!

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How cool is all that?

Drop me an email for more information on all things ‘post’ wedding!

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Steph and James’s Ellingham Hall Wedding

Weddings | 17.12.2010

I’ve just finished up Steph & James’s post-wedding shoot images which I’ll be delivering to them today – so it felt like a good time to share my favourites from their truly special day. This was the most splendidly intimate wedding I’ve had the pleasure to be involved in this year – a spectacular venue, less than 30 guests (plus me!) the loveliest staff you could wish to meet at a venue – and the most creative and inspiring couple to work with – what more can you ask for?

Steph’s a designer so I knew that every last detail would be so important to her on her wedding day – we had also had numerous conversations about the venue, locations, post-wedding shoots – so I knew that these guys were seriously up for capturing and creating some very special images across the whole of their weekend – so much so, that I even stayed the night of the wedding and shot even more stuff with Steph & James the next day! (Images coming soon!)

So let’s get into it…!!!

Ellingham Hall was Steph & James’s for the weekend.  All their guests had arrived the day before and immediate family were staying for another day afterwards – a real weekend long celebration!  I arrived in the morning and met Steph and the girls in her room…

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I popped downstairs to see how the lads were getting on with their bowties…

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The guests assemble for drinkies before the ceremony…

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It was a beautiful, crisp autumnal day – Steph & James picked their weekend very wisely – less than two weeks after their wedding the whole of Northumberland came to a stand still as the snow arrived!

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Love the little details…

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Steph & James had handpicked specific titles of Penguin books as favours for each and every guest – perfect!

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The cheese cake made to look like a cake!  Steph’s Mum had devised the cover to put over the wheels of cheese – love it!

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James’s brother, the extraordinarily talented Phil, had composed a piece of music just for Steph & James and performed it just before the wedding breakfast…

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Speech time!

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Ellingham Hall is just spectacular!  And Steph just looked amazing!

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Outside to light up the sky with some beautiful chinese lanterns…

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And then back inside to the warmth of the open fires and the first dance…

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Congratulations Steph & James – it was amazing being a part of your special day (and weekend!)

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Steph and James’s post-wedding shoot – Sneak Preview!

Post-wedding shoot | 15.11.2010

“Love the Dress”, “Rock the Frock” – call them what you like, but there’s something uber cool about a bride and groom who want to get all dressed up again the day after their wedding and do something really unique.  The full story when Steph & James are back from honeymoon, but for now, a little look at what we were doing yesterday morning in the beautiful coastal town of Seahouses in Northumberland…!!!

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Steph and James’s Ellingham Hall wedding – Sneak Preview!

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What a weekend! Full post coming very soon, but for now, a little sneaky peek at a couple of images from Steph & James’s amazing Ellingham Hall wedding in Northumberland on Saturday. This post will be followed shortly by a sneak preview of the post-wedding shoot that I did with Steph & James yesterday, the morning after their wedding (I LOVE doing that!) on the beautiful Northumberland coast.

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Have an amazing time on honeymoon in South Africa Steph & James, congratulations once again!!!

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Steph and James’s wedding at Lytham Hall and The Grand Hotel

Weddings | 11.05.2010

So here it is! The full post all about Steph & James’s amazing wedding at Lytham Hall and The Grand Hotel in Lytham St Annes.

I was lucky enough to be working on the day with some of my absolute best wedding friends, including the fantastic Flower Design and the guys from Rowley’s Catering over at Lytham Hall.  When you work closely with other top wedding professionals on a regular basis you really do feel reassured that nothing can go wrong on the day.  You all know each other well, you know how everybody works and you can watch out for each other and help each other out throughout the course of the day as well – it’s a great feeling and you know that everybody around you desperately wants the bride and groom to have the best day ever and will do anything to make sure that happens.

So back to the wedding!  I started off in the morning at The Grand where everyone was staying (I was nervous Steph & James would be bumping into each other but they were in rooms at complete opposite ends of the hotel!) and met the girls in Steph’s room…

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Jason and Sarah from the amazing Flower Design arrived to present Steph with her bouquet…

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I met the lads in the bar (surprise, surprise!)

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Back upstairs where Steph was being helped by her gorgeous bridesmaids, Sarah and Anna and her very gorgeous Mum, Jean…

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Steph’s Dad John arrived once Steph was ready…

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Sarah & Anna were the picture of discretion when trying to spy on the boys from the bedroom window without being seen!

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Arriving at Lytham Hall…

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Showtime!

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The ceremony really was fantastic, so full of emotion…

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Champagne time!

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Lytham Hall is one of my favourite venues to shoot weddings at.  Everywhere looks beautiful, the interiors are amazing and the grounds are endless…

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A true spring wedding…

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Back to The Grand in Lytham for the wedding breakfast – how amazing are Flower Design’s creations?!

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I put this image on the sneak preview a few weeks ago, but it’s so beautiful I had to show it again!

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The speeches were truly brilliant….!!!

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And before it was time for me to leave, the first dance…beautiful….

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So a final congratulations to Steph & James and both their families who made me feel so welcome on the day – it was a genuine pleasure being a part of your special day!

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Sneak preview of Steph and James’s wedding!

Weddings | 15.03.2010

Here’s a little look at a couple of images from saturday’s wedding at Lytham Hall and then The Grand in Lytham St Annes.  The full wedding story will be here in a few weeks, once Steph and James have returned from honeymoon and they’ve seen the images.

I’ll go into far more detail when I post the full wedding, but I just have to say what a pleasure it was to work with Steph and James, their families and their bridal party.  They were all so lovely and welcoming that I felt like I’d known all of them for all my life by lunchtime (especially Jean and John, Steph’s Mum and Dad!)

So a couple of images to give you a taster…

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This image is one I took specifically for my friends at Flower Design.  They have an amazing blog that obviously focus’s on the flowers at their weddings and they asked me if I could do this shot which I was of course more than happy to do for them!

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I love this shot of Steph on the staircase at The Grand…

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So, Steph and James, have an amazing honeymoon, enjoy this little sneak preview and I can’t wait to catch up with you when you’re back!

Steph and James pre-wedding shoot in Lytham St Annes

Pre-wedding | 11.02.2010

Here’s the follow up to the sneak preview earlier in the week – the absolutely lovely Steph and James who are getting married at Lytham Hall and then having their reception at The Grand (how cool is that? Two great venues in one day!)

Steph really liked the idea of getting onto the beach at Lytham if the weather allowed so that was our starting point. As you can see, we got really lucky with the weather (this was the end of January) although it was bitterly cold in the shade! There was actually ice washing up onto the beach it was that cold!

The most important thing for me with pre-wedding shoots is to get the bride and groom as relaxed as possible as quickly as possible. It’s important for the shoot to be fun, no pressure on anyone and very informal. I try not to get too heavy with posing couples and aim to keep things as natural as possible.

That hopefully means that on the wedding day, they’re not going to be nervous about the photography and actually are going to look forward to having their pictures taken as equally as they look forward to all the other parts of their big day.

Here’s a few of my favourites from the shoot…

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After the beach we headed to Lowther Gardens to change the location slightly…

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I love these two shots – they really tell a story…

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Really can’t wait for Steph and James’s day now – they really know how they want their day to work and how they want the photography to fit into that which I absolutely love. It’s great when my clients have a real passion about their day and the photography and I think that actually shines through the images.

Their day is going to be spectacular, with the added bonus of getting to work with some of my absolute favourite weddings friends, Flower Design and Rowley’s Catering who I know will do an amazing job for Steph and James.

See you in a couple of weeks guys!

Preview of Steph and James Pre-wedding shoot in Lytham St Annes

Pre-wedding | 05.02.2010

Just finishing up working on Steph and James’s pre-wedding shoot from last weekend, so thought I’d post a little sneak preview before I send them the images.  Once they’ve seen the whole series, I’ll then post more of my favourites for you to enjoy!

All the details (when, where, how and why) will be on the full post coming soon!

In the mean time – here’s a shot of the very lovely bride and groom to be on Lytham beach…

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More coming very soon!