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12 March 2018

Pinups and Cars - Wayne and Lizzie

Categories: Wedding Photography, Photography, Wedding

I've known Lizzie for a while in her burlesque persona and she is a beautiful person inside and out. When she and her fiance Wayne asked me to photograph their wedding I knew it was going to be something special. 

As well as Lizzie's love of vintage, they both love cars (Volkswagons specifically), Wayne works for a tool company and they both adore metal music. 
I had the ever wonderful pleasure of working with Ms Moo Makeup and Lucille's Locks, we make great team on wedding days!

The ceremony and and reception were at the beautiful Breadsall Priory. We were able to get on top of one of the roofs for the group photos and for the couple portraits we were driven around in a golf cart, it was so much fun! The areas surrounding the Priory were beautiful and perfect for photographing. Wayne and Lizzie were absolutely amazing, there were tears, laughter and they embodied such a romantic love that was a sheer pleasure to capture.

Assisting was from the ever wonderful and amusing John/Spike from Vapour Trail Photography.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tags: Photography, Photographer, Wedding Photography, Derby, Alternative, Vintage, Derbyshire, Ms Moo Makeup, Tattoos, Lucilles Locks, roses, Cake, Americana, Pin-up, Burlesque, Bettie Page, Wedding, Dance, Make Up, Rockabilly, Wedding Photographer, Wedding Dress, wedding ring, bouquet, love, Rock and Roll, rock and roll bride
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12 February 2018

Reader I married him - Victoria and Jonathan

Categories: Wedding Photography, Photography, Wedding

 

Well this one has been a long time coming hasn't it?! 

Part of the problem of why it takes me so long to blog about my wonderful clients is that I struggle so much to cut down the selection of images to share with you all. This wedding being absolutely no exception.

I absolutely loved Vic and Jonathan's wedding, the smiles and laughter seemed endless, the styling was GORGEOUS and the entire day just filled everyone's hearts with love. While the day was essentially small and intimate, it took in a lot of the surroundings of London and the people there. While photographing Jonathan getting ready, a taxi full of guests passed and hollered out of the window, the poor driver! When photographing Vic arriving at Islington Town Hall, we took a quick walk and the images seem just quintessentially "British" featuring a red phone box and the beautiful architecture. And of course when we left the ceremony, there was the big red London bus where we were all pressed up against the windows because Bill Oddie was attending the wedding after! The bus dropped us off at one end of the park in Stoke Newington which we all trooped through, the guests drinking prosecco, waving to those enjoying the park and petting dogs along the way.

The reception was in the Londsborough pub which was essentially their local. The dressing was fabulous, bunting and paper lanterns everywhere. We popped out the front of the pub to grab some shots of the bride and bridesmaids and got chatting on to a passerby on her way to a birthday party. At this point, I'm not entirely sure how, suddenly all of the bridal party are hula hooping with the hoops the passer by just happened to be carrying!

It's little things like this that you remember and will always bring a smile to your face and that's something to rememeber this Valentine's Day. The memories that you make always last the longest. Victoria and Jonathan are now expecting a baby, all of the love in the world to their little family!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tags: Photography, Photographer, Wedding Photography, Alternative, Vintage, handmade, pink hair, Cake, Burlesque, Pink, Wedding, confetti, Wedding Photographer, Wedding Dress, wedding ring, bouquet, twitter, viral, tweet, love, waterstones, london, Rock and Roll
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29 May 2017

Weddings are a circus - Jeff and Katie

Categories: Wedding Photography, Photography, Wedding

I've held off on blogging this wedding for a while now but finally I can share with you Jeff and Katie's wedding!

We were waiting for it to be published on the famous Rock and Roll Bride blog, you can read more here.

Even though Katie Abey is based just outside of Nottingham, I was initially introduced to her work through Sugar and Vice who collaborated with her on an amazing collection based on her hand drawn characters.

Since then, we've met up, worked together and chatted lots and I've photographed most of the items she sells through her etsy store. Through this I met her fiance Jeff and I was over the moon when they hired me to photograph their wedding. I knew straight away that this was to be no ordinary wedding!

Jeff and Katie are both bright and colourful, and some of the most creative people I know. The wedding was held at Jeff's family home, which they had licenced for marriage specifically for their wedding. Wingfield Hall is beautiful with amazing grounds and views, but where would they have the reception? In a multi coloured circus tent of course! 

Arriving on the big day, I could not help but run around and photograph all of the amazing details of the wedding right down to the very last pinwheel. It was one of the most fun wedding days that I have ever been part of, definitely not a day for black and white images. There is far too much to list so I'll shut up now and let the photographs do the talking!

 

Venue: Wingfield Hall

Bride's Dress: Chotronette

Bride's Shoes: Irregular choice

Bride's Veil: Rock n Roll Bride x Crown and Glory

Hair: Lucilles Locks

Make Up: Ms Moo Makeup

Bridesmaid Dresses: Collectif

Flowers: Andersons of Nottingham

Caterers: The Old Yew Inn

Band: On The Open Road (Katie's brother's band!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tags: Photography, Photographer, Wedding Photography, Nottingham, East Midlands, Alternative, Derbyshire, handmade, Ms Moo Makeup, polka dot, Tattoos, Lucilles Locks, Cake, Wedding, Dance, Make Up, Wedding Photographer, Converse, Rainbow, Wedding Dress, wedding ring, bouquet, Bubbles, love
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24 April 2017

Rob and Adele - Rock and Roll

Categories: Wedding Photography, Photography, Wedding

I met Adele in a pub in Nottingham on Halloween. My friend Ruby is originally from Liverpool and can hear a scouse accent from a mile away, so the two started talking. Fast forward and I received a message from Adele enquiring about my photography for her wedding with Rob.

On the day of the wedding, Tony and I travelled up to Liverpool and ended up getting changed in the toilets of the public library! It was a beautiful, sunny day and the sun glasses were out in force. I knew this was going to be a fun wedding but I didn't stop smiling and laughing all day.

The ceremony was lovely, themes of black and red with skulls, beautiful 50s swing dresses and leather trousers.

Rob and Adele wanted a relaxed and fun affair and the day was this to a tee. Lots of drinking, dancing and laughing into their new lives together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tags: Photography, Photographer, Wedding Photography, Nottingham, Alternative, Cake, Wedding, Dance, Rockabilly, Wedding Photographer, Wedding Dress, wedding ring, love, Liverpool
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16 January 2017

Damien and Jo

Categories: Wedding Photography, Wedding

Back to blogging!

Keep yoour eyes peeled for all the catch ups from last year and leading into next but for now, let's begin where last year began with the lovely wedding of Damien and Jo!

Back in January last year finally came the big day for Damien and Jo, It had seemed like such a long time coming after our first meeting!

You might remember their engagement shoot which they used for their invites, and that was when it all started to get very exciting!

When the day came, Jo and Damien had chosen my largest package which meant including an assistant, John, to photograph the groom getting ready. I find that it means I get to to spend more time with the bride and the whole day is covered from pretty much every angle!

Obviously with it being January, there were concerns over the weather. It did rain a little bit but generally the day was dry if a little windy. I got to work with Ms Moo Makeup and Lucille's Locks again which is always a great team! We bounce off each other wonderfully and were all there to make the bride look and feel as great as possible. Jo started to get a little stressed the nearer it got to the ceremony so we even made her bounce on the bed to laugh and calm a little!

The ceremony and indeed the whole day reflected a cool, wintery and calm feeling with light blue colour scheme, fluffy coats, glittery shoes and cute little blue birds everywhere.

The evening was a fun and joyful time with a wonderful singer who had been an amazing master of ceremonies all day for us, there was lots of dancing, a caricaturist cotton candy. Kids and adults alike had the greatest time and what a great way to kick of a year of weddings!!

 

Photography – Luna Photography

Make Up – Ms Moo Makeup

Hair – Lucille's Locks

Bridesmaid Dresses – BooBoo Kitty Couture

Venue – Swancar Farm Country House

 

Assistant – John Smalley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tags: Photography, Photographer, Wedding Photography, Nottingham, East Midlands, Alternative, Vintage, booboo kitty couture, Ms Moo Makeup, Lucilles Locks, Cake, Wedding, Portraits, Dance, Make Up, Christmas, winter, Wedding Photographer, Wedding Dress, wedding ring, bouquet, love
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01 August 2016

Jez and Chole

Categories: Wedding Photography, Portrait Photography

Jez and Chloe were referred to me through Lucille's Locks, Lucille and Chloe were childhood friends and Lucille was also one of the bridesmaids!

Unlike most of the weddings I cover, Chloe wanted my coverage of the day to start at the church, so I met Jez and his best man at St Michael's in Breaston, Derbyshire before the guests started to arrive. It was a great opportunity to get some shots of Jez and the wonderful styling of the wedding party. It was a country style theme with beautiful wild flowers with hessian and tweed.

 

Chloe arrived in a beautiful vintage convertible, driven by her dad who then walked her down the aisle. The ceremony was super sweet and then we popped into the church grounds for group photographs and couple portraits.

Chloe and Jez then drove away in a beautiful camper van to meet us all at Donnington Park Farmhouse Hotel where we shot more photographs of the bridal party and the newly-weds before the wedding guests all sat down for the wedding breakfast.

I adore the styling of this wedding, and the combination of that with the brickwork and fields at Donnington Park Farmhouse Hotel made for some fabulous images.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tags: Photography, Photographer, Wedding Photography, Nottingham, Derby, East Midlands, Alternative, Vintage, Derbyshire, handmade, Donnington Park Farmhouse Hotel, Lucilles Locks, Cake, Wedding, confetti, Portraits, Children, Wedding Photographer, Camper Van, Wedding Dress, wedding ring, bouquet
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25 July 2016

Ashley and Leda

Categories: Wedding Photography, Photography, Portrait Photography

Most of my wedding clients find me through referrals, but Leda is one of the few that found me through my website.

In the lead up to the day, Leda also contacted me about a makeup artist which of course I referred Sali at Ms Moo Make-up.

Working with Sali on the morning of a wedding is always a joy as we team up brilliantly. Other than photographing Leda getting ready, the morning was spent photographing her two gorgeous dogs and the two small bridesmaids spinning around blowing bubbles.

We headed off to St Mary's Church in Clifton where Ashley was waiting, looking a little nervous!

The ceremony was a beautiful little traditional wedding but unfortunately as it came time for the couples portraits the clouds descended and the rain came!

As always, I'd had the foresight to check the weather and brought my umbrellas! Ashley and Leda were happy to still have their photographs done outside and they came out great, giving a lovely atmosphere and story to the images.

But, just as quickly as the rain had appeared, it lifted and we could travel to the reception with the top down on the convertible car driven by Leda's bridesmaid!

We arrived at the Canalhouse in Nottingham for the reception, which works so well as a venue!

After dinner, the speeches were gorgeously heartfelt and the first dance was beautiful.

 

All in all a wonderful day, and even though I am no longer a good weather jinx, it just shows you don't need sun to have a perfect wedding day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tags: Photography, Photographer, Wedding Photography, East Midlands, Ms Moo Makeup, Cake, Wedding, confetti, Portraits, Dance, Children, Make Up, Dog, Wedding Photographer, Wedding Dress, wedding ring, bouquet, CanalHouse
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18 July 2016

James and Leigh

Categories: Wedding Photography, Photography, Portrait Photography

Often, when assisting Tim, his wedding clients are more likely to have traditional style weddings but in the case of James and Leigh, their style more closely matched those of my clients.

When I saw their sign saying “Geek and Half-Pint”, I knew it would be a wedding where I was in my element.

As usual, while Tim attended to the bride getting ready, I was tasked with capturing the images of the groom getting ready.

We arrived at Donnington Park Farmhouse Hotel in Derbyshire, a venue I have shot at so many times now they're used to seeing my face, and I headed up to spend some time with James as he had one of the rooms on site.

After a little while with James, a laugh and joke on while moving furniture around to get the best shot, I headed back to meet Tim and photograph the guests arriving.

As a change of pace, Tim decided to take the front of the ceremony while I shot from the back of the hall. Usually, I take point during the ceremony as my camera has a quieter shutter than Tim's although he will still remind me at every opportunity that his Nikon is better than my Canon...

After the ceremony, and dodging the light showers we managed to get the group photos and my favourite part, the confetti throwing.

James, Leigh, Tim and I all went for a wander to get the couple portraits, and as the rapeseed was out in full force, it made a beautiful yellow background for the images.

 

After dinner, the speeches were hilarious and everyone was smiling and laughing. I captured one of my favourite images of the year, James and Leigh laughing together, it just encapsulated the day perfectly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tags: Photography, Photographer, Wedding Photography, Nottingham, Derby, East Midlands, Alternative, Vintage, Derbyshire, handmade, Donnington Park Farmhouse Hotel, Cake, Wedding, confetti, Portraits, Baby, Children, Geek, Wedding Photographer, Babies, Wedding Dress, wedding ring, bouquet
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07 March 2016

Rob and Emma

Categories: Wedding Photography, Photography

Emma was introduced to me through a friend for her wedding photography, seeing as she and Rob were living in Vancouver at the time, she was grateful for the help!

With the wedding being in Kent, we headed down the day before and spent a nice relaxing night in the hotel as it was going to be a long day!

 

Up early in the morning, Emma, the bridesmaids and I all headed off to the salon for hair and make-up. It was a relaxed morning and then we all trooped back to the rented cottage for everyone to get dressed. I joined Emma and her mum as they went to get their make-up done separately. With all of the people running around in the cottage I think it was a great idea for them to have some quiet time together.

 

I managed to get a little peek around the venue before everyone got there and it was beautiful! The sun was shining on a gorgeous May day and the colourful pink and purple flowers that Rob and Emma had chosen to decorate the pagoda set off the gardens wonderfully.

 

The ceremony was so sweet and there was dozens of locations to photograph the bride and groom after.

Such a light and bright wedding was fabulous, and lots of dancing in the evening.

 

Rob and Emma now run a hostel in Nicaragua! I'm rather envious, but glad I could be part of their lifelong journey together.

 

Photography – Luna Photography

 

Venue – Secret Garden, Kent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tags: Photography, Photographer, Wedding Photography, Nottingham, East Midlands, Alternative, Small Business, pink hair, Cheese, Cake, Cream Tea, Wedding, Dance, Wedding Photographer, Sparklers, Kent, bouquet
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29 February 2016

Matt and Collette

Categories: Wedding Photography, Photography

From the moment I met Matt and Collette, I knew they were a sweet couple and couldn't wait to photograph their wedding.

They told me about their wedding, bright colours, a picnic and comic book theming, fantastic! I'd visited Papplewick Pumping station in Nottingham before so I knew it was a lovely venue with fantastic surrounding gardens.  They had a bit of a rough time in the lead up to the wedding but it was a small and intimate affair with a wonderful atmosphere.

On one of our pre-wedding meetings, Collette mentioned to me in conversation that they would love a pig as a pet so on mhy travels I bought them a stuffed toy piggy and put a ribbon around it. Needless to say it featured in many of the photographs!

Photography – Luna Photography

Venue – Papplewick Pumping Station and The Canalhouse 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tags: Photography, Photographer, Wedding Photography, Nottingham, Derby, East Midlands, Small Business, Derbyshire, handmade, Cake, Wedding, confetti, Batman, Wedding Photographer, DC, Comics, Papplewick, Rainbow
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24 August 2015

Ollie and Georgie

Categories: Wedding Photography, Photography

I love being part of friend's weddings, it means I get to see all of the planning, the ideas and then the day where everything finally comes together to create a beautiful day.

When I talked with Georgie and Ollie, I loved the concept, very yorkshire with tea, whippets and flat caps. A lot of the finishing touches were hand made beautifully brought together with a deep green colourscheme.

Knowing them both, I knew it was going to be a fun wedding, and it was. The guests reflected the mood of the day with lots of laughing, dancing and drinking (of course!).

Georgie loved her dress so much that she spent most of the day twirling! So happy that I could be part of Ollie and Georgie's day.

 

Photography – Luna Photography

Venue – Cubley Hall

 

Dress – BooBoo Kitty Couture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tags: Photography, Photographer, Wedding Photography, Nottingham, East Midlands, Alternative, handmade, booboo kitty couture, Cake, Wedding, Dance, Sparklers, Converse, rustic
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11 December 2014

Justin, Zoe and Baby Bump

Categories: Wedding Photography, Photography

I first met Zoe at a Flashes and Lashes Hen Party as a guest of the hen. A very cute and giggly one I was super happy to meet Zoe again when she joined my Roller Derby team. It was shortly after, that Zoe approached me to photograph her wedding to Justin. She explained that she wad very nervous about being photographed and, as I had shot her before she would love for it to be me as I made her feel calm and comfortable.

As the months went by in the run up to the wedding, much to Justin and Zoe's surprise they announced that they were expecting and that Zoe would be around 6 months pregnant on the wedding day. To me, that was no problem at all so I was happy to join in Zoe and Justin's excitement!

 

This was the second wedding I've photographed this year at Wollaton Hall so I had a good idea of the set up and that the planners have military precision so I was glad when I got my printed up time table.

On the morning of the wedding, I headed to their house where Zoe, her mum and the bridesmaids were getting ready. Zoe buzzed about making sure that everyone was taken care of making tea, coffee and lunch, I think we managed to get her to sit down for a total of 30 minutes to get her hair and make up done!

 

I rushed off to Wollaton Hall to catch Justin and the guests arriving and then Zoe. It was a bit of a blustery day and Zoe's veil flew off and I managed to dash and catch it! We headed inside and the ceremony went off without a hitch.

After that, the rest of the day was super relaxed, we breezed through the group shots and then it was time for dinner. The tables had the cutest sweetie centrepieces and Zoe even sorted me my own sweets as I couldn't eat the table ones.

 

After dinner the drink continued to flow and lots of dancing. I was so grateful to be part of a wonderful day.

 

Photography – Luna Photography

Make Up – Ms Moo Makeup

Hair – Lucille's Locks

Dress – Made by Bride's friend

Venue – Wollaton Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tags: Photography, Photographer, Wedding Photography, Nottingham, East Midlands, Alternative, Vintage, Ms Moo Makeup, Lucilles Locks, Cake, Wedding, confetti, Wollaton Hall, Baby, Make Up
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26 November 2014

Matthew and Helen

Categories: Wedding Photography, Photography

Oooops sorry everyone I've been away!

With my Christmas £20 offer and lots of client work it's been a busy time at Luna HQ and will only get busier before the year is out. But until then I still have a couple of weddings from earlier in the year to show you. 

This wedding was another that I assisted Tim, which is becoming quite a frequent but lovely ocourence! We headed to the Bride first, covering the family getting ready. I made friends with the young flower girls (as usual) as one of them called me Ariel because of my red hair.

From there, we headed to the venue, it was raining a bit so Tim and I caught everyobe arriving umbrellas up and skirting puddles! I'm glad to say the rain didn't last all day.

The ceremony was super cute, it had a vintage village feel with bunting and flowers everywhere. The local church group band (which Matthew and Helen are part of) sang some lovely songs and hymns, the ceremony was even presided over by Matthew's father who later wrote and sang a song as part of his speech.

The rest of the day was loads of fun, lots of dancing, Matthew's band played in the evening while Tim and I manned the photobooth. A long day and lots of equipment to lug about (there always is with the photobooth!) but all in all another good one to add to the list!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tags: Photography, Photographer, Wedding Photography, Nottingham, East Midlands, Vintage, roses, Cake, Pink, Wedding, Baby
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13 October 2014

Marc and Laura - Simple and Stylish

Categories: Wedding Photography, Photography

I've known Marc just over 12 years and Laura for 8 so imagine my surprise and excitement to find out that they were not only dating but engaged!

Catching up with them both was great, they wanted a small ceremony and reception so it was going to be a very relaxed affair.

The ceremony was lovely and funny then the reception was held at Laura's mum's house.

After such a relaxed day, the evening reception was something else. Loads of drinking and dancing

Such a wonderful day.

 

Photography – Luna Photography

 

Venue – North Tyneside Register Office

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tags: Photography, Photographer, Wedding Photography, Nottingham, Alternative, Vintage, handmade, Tattoos, Cake, Wedding, confetti, Dance, Newcastle
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29 September 2014

Barn and Aimee - Handmade Love

Categories: Wedding Photography, Photography

At my first meeting with Aimee and Barn, the more they described their perfect wedding and I couldn't help but get excited about photographing it. There was a steampunk theme with elements of Assasins Creed with Alice in Wonderland and a secret woodland feel. Aimee was determined to make most of the elements of the wedding herself or source other parts through talented friends and family.

Following Aimee's updates leading up to the wedding was fantastic, chocolate skulls and buying trees, flavoured tea and boxes of wine.

Barn and Aimee completed the legal part of the marriage on the Friday in a small ceremony and then spent all of Friday afternoon and evening preparing the hall. Aimee's friends made an amazing job of dressing and lighting the hall. It was beautiful.

The morning of the wedding was quite hectic, final preparations of food and outfits but once the groom and groomsmen left for the venue, a nice calm spread over the house. Aimee got ready with the help of her bridesmaids and there was a beautiful moment while her mum helped her into the dress.

It was a beautiful day once we got to the Hoveringham Village Hall in Nottingham, the sun was shining and it was reflected in everyone's happy faces.

The ceremony was beautifully presided over by a friend of Aimee and Barn. I found out later that it was the first wedding ceremony that he had conducted but I couldn't tell at all.

The rest of the day was wonderfully fun, full of laughter. The evening brought cappoera, fire performers, glow sticks and lots of drinking.

I was lucky to be part of such a unique and wonderful handmade day.

Photography – Luna Photography

Venue – Hoveringham Village Hall

Hair and Makeup – Bridesmaids

Dress – Made by the Bride

Headdress - Emma Yeo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tags: Photography, Photographer, Wedding Photography, Nottingham, East Midlands, Alternative, Vintage, Derbyshire, handmade, Tattoos, Cake, Wedding, Children, Geek
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25 August 2014

David and Jessica - Colwick Hall

Categories: Wedding Photography, Photography

Another weekend, another wedding assisting Tim Miles-Hayler. This time it was the wedding of David and Jessica at Colwick Hall Hotel.

As usual, I was tasked with photographing the Groom and Groomsmen getting ready. David, bless him, was visibly nervous. After checking in with Tim, I joked with David that Jessica's dress hadn't arrived but withdrew almost instantly seeing the look of fear on his face!

I felt very comfortable once we arrived at Colwick Hall, having shot the wedding of James and Lisa there the year before, I knew my way round. It's a beautiful venue with a large, light and bright ceremony room and pretty gardens.

Tim will often rib me for using a Canon camera but as mine is newer than his Nikon the shutter is quieter so I usually take front of house during the ceremony. From this angle I got the perfect shot of David as he saw the stunning Jessica for the first time.

It was a gorgeous day so we took full advantage to shoot the group photographs and Bride and Groom portraits outside in the gardens. Tim had also shot David's brother's wedding there previously, so there was a portrait that needed to be done by the large tree in the garden as a tradition set by his parents before them.

 

All in all, a lovely, relaxed and beautiful day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tags: Photography, Photographer, Wedding Photography, Nottingham, East Midlands, blonde, roses, Cake, Pink, Wedding, Colwick, confetti, twins
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04 August 2014

Philip and Carley

Categories: Wedding Photography, Photography

Sometimes I get called upon by fellow photographer and friend Tim Miles Hayler to help out with his wedding photography. It's great because they're often quite different to the wedding clients I usually work for and because Tim and I have a great rapport (he's usually taking the mikey out of me) the days are fun and relaxed. Often Tim will say "Oh I need to photograph..." and I respond with "done it", when I'm working on my own I just photograph everything so it's just second nature now!

So this is the first wedding we've worked on together this season. Philip and Carley are a lovely couple. When I work with Tim, I often cover the groom getting ready so I spent the morning in the pub with Phil. Not drinking, honest! 

The ceremony was a gorgeous church wedding, light, bright and funny, everything you could ask for. The reception was in a small village pub, full of character but super fun. 

All the best to Philip and Carley in their new lives together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tags: Photography, Photographer, Wedding Photography, Nottingham, Derby, East Midlands, Derbyshire, Cake, Pink, Wedding
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12 July 2014

The Pudding Pantry Nottingham

Categories: Photography, Food

If you know me at all, you'll know that I love coffee and cake.

My wonderful friends, Georgie and Amy joined up with another to provide the residents of Nottingham with amazing coffee and the kind of food that leaves you craving more. I had known Georgie was an amazing pastry chef and her sweets are amazing so I was so excited when she annouced she was opening a place of her own. I followed her on Pinterest and the more ideas and yummy recepies that she pinned, the more my tummy gurgled with anticipation.

What they have to say about themselves,

The Pudding Pantry brings together 3 friends with an insatiable desire to provide the kind of food and coffee that will keep you coming back. With all our cakes, puddings and desserts baked in house by our amazing pastry chefs and our artisan coffee made with expert knowledge and know-how, we want to show you how much we love what we do. 
Conjuring up the delights of a French bakery and reminiscing over those days of licking clean the cake bowl, our aim is to create a haven and a buzz for those who enjoy good food and great coffee (and lets not forget the tea!)
Serving up breakfast, brunch, lunch and sweet treats, The Pudding Pantry is open to all those who get as excited by food as we do. 

With a background in restaurants, coffee shops, hotels and hospitality, our combined experience allows us to bring to the table a plethora of knowledge and passion for all things food and drink. With our aim being to provide the very best that we can, we source local where possible and always strive to bring you the freshest ingredients. Creativity and excitement in all our food endeavours means you will always be in for a treat (quite literally)

 

Of course I've been in and visited a few times since then and I can testiment to the gorgeous coffee and the amazing food (especially the cake!). 

A few weeks ago, I came across a job for a food photographer and quickly panicked. I have experience in food photography but I hadn't done any recently. So a quick text and I arranged to pop in the following morning to shoot some of their food and drinks for my portfolio and their website.

I'd like to give a huge thank you to everyone at The Pudding Pantry for letting me shoot and for your wonderful service every time I visit.

If these photos make you feel hungry just by looking at them you can visit them at 27/29 Trinity Square, Nottingham, NG1 4AF.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tags: Photography, Photographer, Nottingham, East Midlands, Small Business, handmade, Coffee, Cake, Espresso, Scone, Tea, Lemonade, Latte
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