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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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15 January 2018

Jenny and Kitty

Categories: Photography, Portrait Photography

As you can probably tell, I love photographing families.

A long standing friend Andy, booked in a photoshoot for his other half Jenny and her daughter Kitty. He also booked in the ever amazing Ms Moo Makeup for her skills and Kitty LOVED getting dressed up like her mum.

 

Such a wonderful shoot with a gorgeous pair of ladies!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tags: Photography, Photographer, Nottingham, Derby, East Midlands, Small Business, Derbyshire, Ms Moo Makeup, Portraits, Headshots, Children, Make Up
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31 December 2017

Happy New Year!

Categories: Wedding Photography, Photography, Fashion, Portrait Photography, Make Up, Product Photography, Pet Photography, christmas, Wedding, Newborn

 

To all my wonderful clients, past and present, here's to all of you! I hope you all had an amazing 2017 and wishing you all the best for 2018.

Here are some of my favourite images from the past year, it was a super tough choice so I enjoy sharing some of these beautiful moments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tags: Photography, Photographer, Wedding Photography, Nottingham, Derby, East Midlands, Vintage, Small Business, Derbyshire, Tattoos, Leicester, Lucilles Locks, Wedding, confetti, Portraits, Headshots, Batman, Baby, Children, Clothing, Make Up, Jewellery, Christmas, Dogs, Dog, woodland, Wedding Photographer, Pet Photographer, Babies, Wedding Dress, wedding ring, bouquet, love, newborn, weimaraner, Rock and Roll, rock and roll bride, whippet
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29 November 2016

Sneaky Peeks

Categories: Wedding Photography, Photography, Portrait Photography, Pet Photography, christmas

So it's been a bit quiet on the blog front, as a photographer, wedding season takes over my life a little every summer. But I'm back and will be blogging my adventures soon.

In the mean time, here's a little taster of what I've been up to and the blogs that you can see coming soon!

 

 

Jo and Damien's gorgeous wedding from earlier this year, you can see their engagement shoot here

 

 

The gorgeous Gracie turned 1, perfect time for a shoot with Mum and Dad!

 

Tiny Abigail enjoyed all of the cuddles in her homecoming newborn shoot.

 

and Garbo and Elle showed what they love most about autumn walks... Leaves!

 

 

Phew!

December is a busy one here too with fantastic shoots booked in. To book your own or to purchase a gift card as a thouoghtful Christmas present, drop me an email here!

Hope you're all safe and warm and I'll see you again soon!

Tags: Photography, Photographer, Wedding Photography, Nottingham, Derby, East Midlands, Vintage, Small Business, Derbyshire, Wedding, Baby, Children, Christmas, Dogs, Dog, autumn, Wedding Photographer, Pet Photographer, Babies, Wedding Dress, wedding ring, newborn, weimaraner
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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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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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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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28 December 2015

Raise a glass

Categories: Photography, christmas

Before we launch ourselves into 2016, I'd like to say a  huge thank you to all of my clients from 2015, you have all been amazing and a pleasure to work with.

 

Eat, drink and be merry this new year, make it a happy one!

 

 

 

Tags: Photography, Photographer, Wedding Photography, Nottingham, Derby, East Midlands, Small Business, Derbyshire, Newcastle, winter, Wedding Photographer
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14 December 2015

Nottingham Women in Business Awards

Categories: Wedding Photography, Photography, Food Photography, Portrait Photography, Product Photography, Pet Photography

This year I was lucky enough to be nominated by my gorgeous friend Sali for Nottingham's Women in Business awards.

I was hugely honoured and although I didn't win, I'm just happy to have been nominated.

The support that I received in response to the news was amazing and, if I'm honest, a little overwhelming! I think I cried about three times that day with happiness because of the kind words and support shown towards myself and my little business.

 

 

You can read more about my nomination here

 

 

 

Tags: Photography, Photographer, Wedding Photography, Nottingham, Derby, East Midlands, Alternative, Small Business, Derbyshire, Ms Moo Makeup, Wedding Photographer, Award, Inspirational
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24 December 2014

Portraits galore

Categories: Photography, Portrait Photography

It's been a busy month or so in the Luna Studio! In November, I offered out a £20 photoshoot deal with two retouched images as I did last year. Last year there was a couple of shoots, this year I was overwhelmed at the amount of interest in the offer!

In the studio I had lots of doggies, little baby Santa Clauses, twins in reindeer onesies and Christmas jumpers, I've also sold a lot of gift cards so I can't wait to see what January has in store.

 

 

Merry Christmas from Luna Photography and I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tags: Photography, Photographer, Nottingham, Derby, East Midlands, Derbyshire, twins, Portraits, Baby, Children, Christmas, Dogs, Dog
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31 October 2014

Happy Halloween!

Categories: Photography, Fashion, Portrait Photography, Clothing

One thing that we've come to love and expect from Miss Fortune is a great Halloweeen themed range and shoot.

Miss Fortune is my longest running and favourite client. Her designs are inspired by Pin-up, rockabilly and psychobillly and worn by savvy shoppers and celebrities alike! Unlike many other brands of a similar style, all of Miss Fortune's clothing is manufactured in the UK to the highest quality. Laura prides herself on finding new and innovative ways to interpret the scene and make great fitting items. While there are beautiful dresses and items to make you feel like a million dollars at that special event, there are wardrobe staples like jumpers, cardigans and skirts so you can dress up every day.

I loved shooting this seasons designs, we trooped down to the graveyard and uncharacteristically the sun was shining. We always get some odd looks from passers-by and dog walkers!

Photography – Luna Photography

Clothing – Miss Fortune

Models – Frankii Wilde, Zara Ann and Little Gem

Jewellery – Bete Noire and Sugar and Vice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can also see the images featured in Delicious Dolls Magazine in a feature by the lovely Coco Fierce

 

 



Tags: Photography, Photographer, Nottingham, Derby, East Midlands, Alternative, Vintage, Tiki, blonde, Miss Fortune, Pin-up, Burlesque, Bettie Page, Clothing, Fashion, Halloween, Bats, Witch, Jewellery, Rockabilly
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06 October 2014

Flynn

Categories: Photography, Portrait Photography, Clothing

Recently I had the great pleasure of a second photo shoot with the gorgeous little Flynn and his mum Charlotte.

It's amazing to see how much he's grown, he's such a little character! You can see the images from his first shoot in my gallery.

T-shirt and Dribble Bibs by Mini Geek Boutique. The T-shirt even says Flynn in Galifrean!

 

 

 

 

 

Tags: Photography, Photographer, Nottingham, Derby, Derbyshire, Portraits, Batman, Baby, Children, Clothing, Geek, Mini Geek Boutique, Science, Dr Who
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15 September 2014

Mini Geek Boutique

Categories: Photography, Fashion, Portrait Photography, Clothing

There are many people now who claim to be geeks, but what about when you have a little geek of your own?

Tracy, the great mind behind Mini Geek Boutique, found that she couldn't fulfil the need for geek based clothing for her son Toby so she decided to stat up a business and make her own! 

Tracy is inspired by Comics and films but also touches on the areas of computing, maths, role play and space. This means that not only are her clothing and gifts fun but also informative and educational. The best thing of it all is that most of her designs can be personalised because I'm sure the young padawans are going to be more excited about getting dressed in the morning if their jacket has their name on it!

Working with kids on photoshoots isn't easy, but Tracy was clear that she didn't want the photos to be "too posed". The idea was to let each little personality shine through. So, as you can imagine, there was lots of running, jumping and face pulling. 

We all had a brilliantly fun day and the images show that.

 

Not only can you find Mini Geek Boutique online but you may see Tracy out and about at your local comic convention!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tags: Photography, Photographer, Nottingham, Derby, East Midlands, Small Business, Portraits, Baby, Children, Clothing, Geek, Science, Binary
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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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14 June 2014

Kenton, Danielle and Babe the Wedding Pig

Categories: Wedding Photography, Photography

When I met Kenton and Danielle for coffee the first time to talk about their wedding photography, we jelled straight away. As they described their little farmyard wedding to me I got so excited, then when they said they would be getting a little pig on a lead too I think I actually squealed a little. 

After a little bit of a hiccup regarding the registry office, the big day arrived and ran smoothly with Danielle and Kenton looking amazingly relaxed. Any couple who high-five when they 're pronounced man and wife are definitely together forever!

 

Photography: Luna Photography

Venue: Hackwood Farm, Derbyshire

Hair: Lucille's Locks

Make Up: Ms Moo MakeUp

 

 

 

Tags: Photography, Photographer, Wedding Photography, Nottingham, Derby, East Midlands, Alternative, Vintage, Small Business, Derbyshire, handmade, Ms Moo Makeup, lego
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07 June 2014

Sam and Marthas Handmade Wedding

Categories: Wedding Photography, Photography

Back in January, I had the pleasure of photographing Sam and Martha's wedding at the Donnington Park Farmhouse Hotel in Derbyshire.

There were so many beautiful handmade touches to the day, Martha's mum made the bouquets, the groom Sam made the wooden bowties and place settings and the bridesmaid Sophie made the cake. Such a lovely and fun couple!

 

Photography: Luna Photography

Venue: Donnington Park Farmhouse Hotel

Dress: BooBoo Kitty Couture

Make Up: Ms Moo Makeup

Bouquets: The Craft Fairy

 

 

 

Tags: Photography, Photographer, Wedding Photography, Nottingham, Derby, East Midlands, Alternative, Vintage, Small Business, Derbyshire, handmade
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31 May 2014

Welcome to Luna Photography!

Categories: Photography

First of all I'd like to say a huge "Thank You!" to my past, present and future clients, without you all, Luna Photography would be nothing. Thank you for believing my me and my photography.

So, welcome to my new website!

For a while now, I'd felt that the old site didn't reflect my personality or the style of my photography at all. I'd spent so long trying to "fit in" with all of the other mainstream photographers that my fun, alternative side wasn't coming across. I have so many awesome and individual clients that it was clear, I'm not mainstream and neither is my photography. So started the long road to re-invention.

I'd attended a lot of workshops run by Projector at the Broadway Cinema in Nottingham, they covered everything from branding and social media to client management and accounting. Here, I realised that I hadn't embraced my talents and niche because I thought that catering to the masses was what I needed in order to succeed. In reality, the niche was exactly what made me more appealing to wedding clients, I understood that they wanted something different from the photography and I was just the person to offer it.

So, meanwhile Monkey Perch Studios was beavering away building the new site, I had to come up with a "look", one that was professional but also reflected my vintage and alternative style. Quite fortuitously, I was contacted by Ali from Gifted Scribble who I'd met at the Projector workshops. Ali is a talented illustrator and graphic designer and she needed commercial product images of t-shirts, prints and greetings cards that she sells. I love working with other local businesses so I suggested a skill swap. I was looking for a new logo and Ali was perfect person for the job! 

We had a quick meeting to discuss ideas, themes and styles and then Ali send me over a few designs to choose from. I LOVED them, she had captured the essence of the business perfectly. So, I narrowed it down to my favourite design, refined to a couple of colour pallettes and voila, the new Luna Photography logo was born!

 

Luna Photography AquaLuna Photography Mono

 

So armed with this, I went a little crazy at the printers ordering new business cards, flyers, gift cards and even stickers!

I even updated my watermark too...

 

 

So please, take a look around the new site, maybe you'll see someone you know! Please let me know what you think, I'd love to hear it.

Until next time, 

 

Emma x

 

 

Tags: Photography, Photographer, Nottingham, Derby, Alternative, Vintage, Projector
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