Destination weddings are special, weddings in Italy are really special. The olive groves, the pizza, the “bonjourno’s”, the fresh tomatoes, the sun, the wine…. and not forgetting of course, all your closest and bestest friends together for four days in the most beautiful of locations Petrolo .
“Struggling to put into words how incredible these pictures are. WOW. You couldn’t have timed those sunset ones any better… They are out of this world. Thank you, thank you for totally capturing our special day we’ve been so excited to see just a few and these are absolutely incredible . You are amazing and so talented 💋💋💋💋😘😘”
Thursday evening.. pizza night!
Friday started small with a trip to the local town for the official stuff to happen. This was a two part thing with an all important gelato & a coffee stop in between. Then on for a delicious lunch washed down with some locally made limoncello.
Returning to Petrolo preparations were underway for the ceremony and the evening celebrations.
The ceremony took place underneath an ancient fur tree. There were readings, friends played music and then the exchanging of rings. Afterwards the party started with drinks around the fountain then dinner, speeches, the most glorious sunset photographs and of course dancing ….. all night long!!!
Winter in the north of England has definitely been more extreme this year with the unbelievable amount of flooding. Cumbria and other parts of the UK have suffered. However there have been moments of beauty and I have enjoyed many solitary walks with the dogs seeing the colours changing and enjoying the winter light. A moment of calm before the season of weddings and portraits begin.See more of the Cumbrian floods post here.
As the wedding season is sort of, nearly finished (five more to go) I have taken a moment to escape from city life and concentrate fully on photography. For the next couple of months I am basing myself in the Lake District, where could be more inspiring and beautiful? At this time of year the sun is rising and setting later and earlier and are able to witness the most amazing light without getting up at the crack of dawn!Phenomenal colours, so vibrant and electric. I also get to hang low with this one…. meet Dora the miniature wired haired Dachshund.Now must get back to wed-editing 🙂
Last month I had the pleasure of joining the wonderful Kitcheners for their wedding workshop in Scotland. A fantastic experience meeting other like minded photographers as well as swapping tricks of the trade. I believe you can never learn enough and to be a part of these two days was invaluable. I would recommend it to any wedding photographer, whatever level.
On the second day we took a bus up to the magnificent Glencoe where we did a couple photo shoot with the delightful Chris and Sarah. He is in fact a wedding photographer himself but wanted to experience being in front of the camera. Here are my results!
We are all guilty of it, some more than others. Our world is digital from your phone, Ipad, to your computer so we must remember to PRINT! It’s so quick and easy with online companies that deliver to your door. You are then at liberty to frame your photos, proudly display them or even create a album so you can really see the colours and can be transported back to that day, that moment. I have had a few orders for photo albums during 2014 but I want to do more for 2015. I have decided on using the company Folio who source their material locally and hand make each individual album with silk or leather covers. They are beautifully constructed with flattened folding in the middle of the pages so you don’t even see a crease. Bring back Printing is what I say!
The Inn on the Lake, which is found at the end of Ullswater in Glenridding is one of the most picturesque spots in the Lake District. David and Clare were married there in June this year surrounded by their children and close family. It was an incredibly special mid-week wedding, the ceremony took place in the hotel and after a ‘run around the garden, (which was mainly the children), I left them to enjoy a ride on the steamer. Glenridding is just 15 minutes from where I live so we planned that I would come back for the twilight moment when the sun is so soft and lovely. In the grounds of the hotel we found this incredible tree which definitely makes the photograph at the end of the series one of my favourites images I took this summer.
Now that the days a drawing in and the weather is getting colder I think it’s a perfect time to take a look back at summer 2014 and reflect on what a great time it has been! The biggest change in my life being that I have moved back to the UK after living for four years in Paris.
I started the wedding season with a bang and it couldn’t have been nicer to begin with photographing Rohan & Camilla’s English country wedding in Cheshire. All the details had been thought through, from lanterns and bunting in the trees to the flowers which were done by Rohan’s brother at Pinstripes & Peonies. There was delicious food and of course lots of champagne. Speeches were animated and the dancing adventurous!
Here are a few of my favourites and you can see more in the full version in the wedding gallery.
Having very recently moved back to the U.K. after four years of living in the city of light and love, Paris I am finding my way in the big smog, London! What a week to arrive, the heat, the terraced rooftop bars, the gloriously huge parks (where you are actually allowed to sit on the grass), Big Ben (just as beautiful as the Eiffel tower) and of course being closer to friends and family!
Anyway my attention turns to this summers wedding season and I have started with a bang photographing in the Lake District, Cheshire and London amongst other places.
Having been featured in blogs in France including Un beau Jour I am happily moseying about English wedding blogs. This week one of my photographs was picked to be in Your Perfect Wedding Photographer. A great online guide to picking a U.K. based photographer for your big day!