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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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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 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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23 January 2017

Wedding Inspiration

Categories: Wedding Photography, Photography, Fashion, Portrait Photography, Clothing, Make Up, Wedding

Being a wedding photographer gets quite hectic, so any time that I have to collaborate with my amazing friends who are also within the industry is a great joy!

In April, myself, Ms Moo Make-up, Lucille's Locks and Booboo Kitty Couture got together to photograph a stylised wedding shoot along with some work by the wonderful GGs Pinup Couture. We had some amazing plans including woodland and Aislinn's horse but, unfortunately, the weather was not on our side so we had to abandon the location in favur of shooting in the studio. 

Even though we didn't manage to carry out our full vision, I think we got some great images to show off our collective talents and why we always recommend each other to clients. We call ourselves the "Dream Team" because we not only work well together but our seperate businesses all come together to create a beautiful outcome.

 

Photography – Luna Photography

Make Up – Ms Moo Makeup

Hair – Lucille's Locks

 

Dresses – BooBoo Kitty Couture

Headdresses - GGs Pin-up Couture

Models - Aislinn and Lucille

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tags: Photography, Photographer, Wedding Photography, Nottingham, East Midlands, Vintage, Small Business, booboo kitty couture, Ms Moo Makeup, Tattoos, Lucilles Locks, blonde, Pin-up, Wedding, Portraits, Make Up, Wedding Photographer, Inspirational, Millinery, Wedding Dress, bouquet
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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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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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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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19 July 2016

The Tweet heard round the world

Categories: Wedding Photography, Photography

If you've landed here on my modest little wedding photography website you've probably done so because of a recent little tweet about Victoria and Jonathan...

 

 

So I woke up on Sunday afternoon, after a little cap nap, to find Victoria had tweeted the above, and it had all started to go a little nuts. I had photographed Vic and Jonathan's wedding the week before and, as you know my love for confetti shots, I sent her the above photo as a little sneaky peek. 

A little back story, I've been friends with Victoria for years, and after a conversation a while into our friendship it turned out that we had met each other WAY before that at an Irish Dancing competition when we were both in our mid teens! We were the only two girls in our group and despite our dance teachers telling us we weren't allowed to talk to each other, we did anyway. Rebels already I know...

So, when Victoria announced her wedding I was positively jumping to photograph it! I hadn't met Jonathan but I knew Victoria enough to know it would be a fabulous day. 

And there was no disappointment whatsoever.

Anyway, that's for a different blog, we're talking about trending...

So, why did this little cute story go viral? Well, in my opinion it's a real life love story, the kind that cynics believe only happens in movies, where the main characters have this amazing "meet-cute" and go on to live happily ever after. It has nothing to do with looks and everything to do with personality and how you portray yourself online, (a point which many Mail readers could learn from...) It's a love story for the modern, social media age and with all the horrible news that has befallen 2016, a little love can travel far. 

 

And it did.

 

Yesterday, I spent 90% of it on my computer replying to emails, tweets and messages. This is the result!

 

Mashable was the first to go up

 

 

 

I read the comments... :/

 

 

 

Page 3 of the Independent

 

BBC News

 

On top of that, AOL ran a weird little video, People Magazine have been in touch, blog enquiries and many other articles across the globe!

 

After all of this, I'd like to give a huge hug and thank you to all of my friends and family that have supported me, especially over the past couple of days. To everyone that sent me links and pictures, to my business besties that tagged me wherever they saw my image without credit and all those who are here with me during this incredible whirlwind. 

The biggest thank you obviously goes to Victoria and Jonathan though. You guys are amazing, you've made so many people believe in love again and that, in itself, should be celebrated. All my love to you both.

 

 

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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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