Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Happy New Year

I just want to end 2008 with one of my favourite photos of 2008. This photo makes me feel all warm and squishy and I love it!
So what ever you are doing to see out 2008 and welcome in 2009, I hope you enjoy it and wish you a happy and peaceful year x

Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Claire and Bug!

Claire is a very good friend of mine who I met while we were planning our weddings together. We were both in wedding planning frenzy and when our friends and families thought we were utterly barking mad we turned to each other for the ability to talk wedding nonsense! And boy did we talk rubbish....all very relevant of course!

Claire and David's road to being parents has not been smooth but as I write this they are weeks away from the birth of their first baby....and it's a girl! This little princess already has an amazing nursery stocked full of the cutest things you've ever seen and will want for nothing. So it was only right that just before the stork arrived I captured the 'bump' moment for ever. I think you'll agree that Claire is positively glowing and I can't wait to meet her new baby.

Sunday, 21 December 2008

Happy Xmas to friends old and new

2008 has be a great year! I've eventually had the opportunity to develop my photography skills thanks to Mandy Charlton , Gordon and Rona Bright (The Bright Image) and Gill Taylor. I've created some lovely images for friends and family freezing those memories forever. I get a huge kick from seeing my photos displayed proudly so keep sending them to never know they might end up the subject of a blog post.

My Dad has continued to recover from his heart by pass surgery in 2007 which is a huge relief but he still needs to embrace life and look at life with more positive specs on LOL! We've holidayed for the first time together as a family of 4 in Corfu then had our 1st anniversary holiday snatched away 5 days before when XL collapses. Christie, my 16 year old daughter, has left school and is now doing A levels at college and I am so proud of the young woman she has become....except for the piercings of course!!! Neil got promoted and finally earns more than me again. My step-daughter Lauren is a joy to be around and it's lovely to see her growing up. Lola and Bea, the minxy duo, continue to astound me by their cuteness and seeing them every Thursday is one of the hightlights of my week.

2009 is fast approaching and it looks like a very busy year. 10 weddings to shoot plus many more with Gordon and Rona. I've also got Trash the Dress shoots lined up and going to try out some Boudoir too.....oooh la la!! So it's all VERY exciting. I'm also planning some gorgeous new camera equipment and that always gets my heart pumping.

So the year ends with a wedding in Cheshire with the highly talented Gill Taylor who has asked me to tag along to a wedding at an amazing venue. I really appreciate the help and support I've received from fellow photographers as I stary my journey and long may it continue!

And for my 2009 brides.....enjoy the planning and the excitement on the run up to your big day! I loved planning our wedding and walking down the aisle to marry the man of your dreams is just amazing and I am really excited to be there with you when it all happens. It's going to be fun!!

So Happy Christmas and I hope Santa is good to you all xxx

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Kerry and Michael - a snowy wedding!

Kerry and Michael chose Otterburn Hall for their big day and what a beautiful venue with the most luxurious bridal suite I have EVER seen!!! The venue was all decked out with it's Xmas finery too making the whole wedding very festive.....the icing on the cake was the lovely 'proper' snow that fell making it look like Santa's grotto! Kerry and Micheal's son Jack was adorable and showed me how good he was at polising shoes while Kerry did a wonderful job of doing her own hair and make up. We took loads of cool shots in that room as it was uber posh! The funniest part of the day was the best man's speech where he had prepared loads of photos from the Stag Night totally humiliating the of the photos below gives you a clue! Kerry and Michael had some lovely guests and it was a pleasure to meet to you all but especially Aunty Alice who insisted we leave with a slice of the most scrumptious chocolate cake.

I was working with Gordon and Rona Bright from The Bright Image at this wedding - sending you a huge thank you guys