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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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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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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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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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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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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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08 September 2014

Ben and Katie - Wollaton Hall

Categories: Wedding Photography, Photography

It's been a busy summer with my own bookings and then adding to that assisting Tim, it's been like a whirlwind!

This next wedding I was really excited about, I've taken a booking for the same venue in October so I was anxious to see how it worked for weddings. It is of course, the famous Nottingham landmark, Wollaton Hall.

The Hall was used in the filming of Batman, The Dark Knight as the infamous Wayne Manor so it attracts a lot of attention since the release of the film.

Even the wedding of Ben and Katie included touches that reflected the venue's connection to Batman. Ben had Batman socks, a money clip (that looked like a Baterang!) and a matching tie clip, which meant I obviously had to photograph them!

The whole wedding was colour themed yellow and blue too, the blue of the bridesmaid dresses was stunning.

The Hall is a beautiful backdrop for a wedding, the group photographs backed with the grand building and the perfectly tended gardens for the Bride and Groom portraits. As part of the day, it is standard for the Bride, Groom and photographer to be taken up to the roof for photographs. Such a beautiful view.

 

 

The Hall and Gardens are still open to the public while the photographs are being taken so I expected people and maybe the odd dog wandering around but what I did not expect was a man taking his parrot for a walk! It did keep the guests entertained for a while.

While the room was being turned around for the meal, drinks and canapés were served in the Orangery, a gorgeous glasshouse. I definitely want to photograph a fashion shoot in there when the flowers are all in bloom.

 

We were lucky enough to have perfect timing and view of the sunset that evening which put a great end to the day. I can't wait to be back there and photograph Zoe and Justin's wedding in October.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tags: Photography, Photographer, Wedding Photography, Nottingham, East Midlands, Wedding, confetti, Dance, Batman, sunset
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02 September 2014

Actor Headshots - Phantom of the Opera

Categories: Photography, Portrait Photography

 

When I first started photographing, my main forte was live performance. At the time it was mainly bands and live music which turned moved onto dance and events.

After a while, my business turned to portraits and weddings but I still kept photographing live events as a hobby.

Earlier this year, I was asked by a friend I would photograph the dress rehearsal of their amateur production of Phantom of the Opera which I jumped at the chance to do. I'd never see Phantom before and I have to say, I was blown away by it. The performance was wonderful and I'm not ashamed to admit I even shed a little tear!

 

 

 

The guys loved the images and I was happy (and unsurprised) to hear that they had sold out all of their shows. So much so, the show was asked back for another run last month.

The producer sent me a message a couple of days before the shows started a little flustered asking if I wouldn't mind shooting cast head-shots for the programme. Having shot actor head-shots before I had no problem with this and we quickly booked in for the following day.

The set up was a simple two light, white background and the final images presented in the traditional black and while.

 

I heard that this run of performances was even better than the last and I would recommend anyone that hasn't seen the Phantom to do so!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tags: Photography, Photographer, Nottingham, Portraits, Actors, Headshots, Theatre, Dance, Drama
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