I HAVE WONDERFUL NEWS . I AM GOING TO BE A GREAT AUNTIE! INTIMATE AT HOME COUPLE SHOOT . JORJIA + BRADLEY

Ben and I are already so thankful for the blessings 2018 are giving us ...I am going to be a Great Auntie ! My beautiful niece and her childhood sweetheart Bradley are having a baby! We could not be more excited for this new chapter in our family lives.

We decided to capture this exciting time with an in home, intimate photo shoot, it was around 7pm when the light is just gorgeous and we put a bit of chilled out music on and started shooting, I may sound biased but art they just such a beautiful couple? 

We love in home intimate couple shoots, everyone is more relaxed in their own home, which makes for gorgeous natural photographs.

If you would like a couple shoot - 'Love Session'  at home or an epic location then get in touch, tell us your ideas and lets set up an adventure!

Congratulations Jorjia and Bradley ! your little one is loved so much already :)

 

JANE + GARETH'S GORGEOUS GOLDEN HOUR LOVE SESSION AT THE BEACH

                                                                                         

PLEASE CLICK PLAY ABOVE TO WATCH  JANE + GARETH'S CINEMATIC FILM OF THER LOVE SESSION!.........

So for a while now, for over a year i have been playing around with filming. Film was my first love, i studied film when i was at college and i somehow fell into this world of photography by accident as life often does.

There is just something so captivating about film, movement, energy. There is something about film that does and always has excited me ( like a kid at christmas excitement). So for this whole year ive studied the film makers in this industry all over the world that inspire me, that move me when i watch what they have created. From them i took inspiration, i already had so many visions of what i wanted my stortelling to look like and feel like and so ive been working behind the scenes for a while to make this vision , this dream a reality. I began filming snippets of the day of my clients weddings which im so excited to share some of these with you, then recently filming my couples Love sessions which i just have had the BEST time doing.

If you would like to know more about having a Love session or adding a Short cinematic film to your wedding package with me, get in touch  here : http://www.louisehendryphotography.com/contact/

I am doing an incredible introductory offer for this at the moment!

Every night im going to bed with my mind and heart racing with new ideas, new visuals and i literally feel so so excited, so inspired and i feel in full bloom, so full of heart and life and all that good stuff! :) Whats more exciting is that im working with my incredibly talented boyfriend Ben, not only is he a music producer, song writer and musician by day but he is now my second shooter/ film maker and editor, and i just cant wait to see where this adventure takes us together! if you would like to follow Ben you can find him on :

https://www.facebook.com/benmcewanmusic/

And please do give him a subscribe on youtube :) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJnGnbdMmo6unvbcg9K1GCw

And so for now im going to leave you with this gorgeous couples love session  Jane + Gareth ... you can watch their cinematic film above and below are some of the images we got from this gorgeous couple who literally have scorching hot chemistry! I had such an amazing time shooting this !

Jane + Gareth

Thank you for choosing me! Thank you for trusting me with my seemingly crazy ( at the time )ideas, thank you for trusting me even though you were so nervous ( especially Gareth ) haha , Thank you for just getting completely lost in eachother and making magic happen infrint of my eyes, Thank you for sharing little parts of who you are, who you are together and letting me into your gorgeous little world for this shoot!........ Love like yours is what i do this for! 

Thank you ! i cannot wait for the wedding this july its going to be incredible!

                                                                                                   Louise Xx

WHAT MAKES A GOOD WEDDING? ...THE BEAUTIFUL BOHEMIAN +ETHEREAL WEST TOWER WEDDING OF VICKI + MARK

confetti shot at west tower wedding

 

In all the years I’ve been a wedding photographer, capturing peoples love stories, I’ve at different points had different opinions on what makes the perfect wedding, and those opinions come and go, a beautiful dress, stylish groomsmen suits, pretty bridesmaids, a stunning scenic venue. etc.

But lately I’ve come to finally realise what makes a good wedding and thats The People, The stories, the connections and the Love! The rest is a bonus really , but whats at the heart of a good wedding is a feeling , i can’t really explain but its the connection of two people , the fire and the electricity when they look at each other and when they touch.

Im intrigued and inspired by The stories behind them , how they met, who they were before and who they are together and how they bring out the best in each other.

Love fascinates me and always has, how one person can see something in another person no-one else can, how they decide from all the billions of other humans on the earth that this is the person they want to spend the rest of their life with. 

This is the secret ingredient to a good wedding! 

So when i get to photograph a wedding with this kind of love, this kind of connection AND it has a beautiful venue AND the style and design is stunning i am like a kid at christmas!….. 

This Beautiful bohemian and ethereal styled wedding was one of my favourites to date! 

Not only because it was made even more special because i have been friends with vicki for so many years, but because the style of the wedding was right up my street! It was in one of my favourite venues West Tower.

From the stunning dress which i helped vicki choose, the beautiful eucalyptus adorned tables, the wild undone flowers arranged in vicki's bouquet, one of the most beautiful bouquets I’ve seen. ( see below this blog for all the suppliers for this wedding )

The rustic feel of the room decor and gin bottle table seating plan, right to the gorgeous music played throughout the day by my wonderfully talented boyfriend Ben.

vicki has always been good at little details so i knew from the start her and Marks wedding would be perfect and just a dream to photograph.

For sometime now i have been filming little snippets of some of my clients weddings as well photographing, i had the idea a year ago as my first love was film which i studied when i was younger, and so i thought of combining film and photography, i wanted to create shorter cinematic films that captivate the viewer, i love the energy and movement films have, this enable me to capture the feeling and stories of people and their connections even more and in a really unique way. I totally  have fell in love with doing this and cant wait to share with you more stories like this :)

You can watch Vicki + Marks short film i have made below this blog :) This is a shortened down version of the day :)

Vicki and Mark are soulmates! They first met when mark became Vickis room mate many years ago, vickis mum recalls telling vicki she would marry him as mark made it quite clear he fancied her like mad! They were like best friends and stayed that way for a long time until the time was right , the stars aligned and they got together! they soon after had their gorgeous little boy George! I really believe sometimes we meet the person we are meant to be with much sooner than we are supposed to, and we are not the people we need to be in order to be together, i suppose some people call it fate :)

I first met vicki working at Venture portraits many many years ago, we have shared some brilliant memories of our younger days when we would spend most of our time socialising in Liverpool.

When vicki asked me to photograph her wedding i was truly honoured as i know she has many photographer friends, i also felt the pressure was on photographing another photographers wedding.As photographers we know exactly what we want,I think although our styles appear different, i think the way we both photograph is very similar, vicki knows i love the bohemian style and i totally ‘got’ the look and feel she wanted for her day.

On the day it self it was very emotional, vicki had made cards for everyone thanking each person for their involvement of their day and what everyone meant to her,  and mine was so so lovely!

From each wedding i usually have parts of the day that i always remember, and these were vicki giving her sister a gift on the bed , which had everyone feeling really tearful, vicki reading marks letters to her, vicki and her sister dancing in their dressing gowns, when vicki dad took his first look at her in her dress, the car ride to the church , ill always remember that feeling of so much excitement, vicki holding her dads hand in the car, that moment vicki walked into church with the sound of Bens beautiful voice singing Tenerife sea and seeing marks face light up! The beautiful speeches, the hilarious conversations between mark and vicki during their couple shoot that only us photographers get to hear :)

And a memory from that magical day i will always remember towards the very end of the night everyone made a circle around Vicki and mark as we all sang and danced to Mumford and sons “i will wait “ , everyone looked so happy and just being able to capture that feeling, the end of the day that vicki and mark had been waiting for for so long, just really was so special.

 

To Vicki and Mark …it was so wonderful to capture your special day and even more wonderful to see you so happy , i hope you stay this happy for the rest of your lives :)

 

Love Louise xxx

The suppliers for this beautiful wedding were amazing! Right down from the gorgeous stationary from the Paperdolls, the Stunning venue West Tower which has always been one of my favourite venues, the stunningly beautiful flowers by David Beckham Doyle, THE most amazing Dj ever witnessed at a wedding, the gorgeous makeup by Becca Pilkington and stunning hair by Hannah and of course we cannot forget that incredible dress by Eternity Bridal wear, and the beuatiful live my music by my lovely Boyfriend Ben McEwan

They all did an incredible job of making this wedding so perfect :)

SUPPLIERS

VENUE WEST TOWER -http://www.westtower.com/

 

FLOWERS DAVID BECKHAM DOYLE -

https://www.facebook.com/davidbeckhamdoyleweddings/

 

MAKE UP

- https://www.facebook.com/makeupbybeccap/

 

MUSIC - BEN MCEWAN

 https://www.facebook.com/benmcewanmusic/

 

DJ- Jeff Woods https://www.facebook.com/JeffWoodVJ/

 

HAIR- www.ladymuckhair.co.uk

 

STATIONARY-

https://www.facebook.com/ThePaperDollx/

 

ETERNITY BRIDAL WEAR -

https://www.facebook.com/eternitybridalwearwarrington/

Please do watch this short film i made from parts of this magical day, i now offer these short films with stills and film footage from the day edited together to create something really unique :)

A BEAUTIFUL, ROMANTIC LOVE STORY OF HEATHER + THIAGOS WEDDING DAY AT COTTONS HOTEL AND SPA, KNUTSFORD.

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NOW WE ALL KNOW I LOVE A GOOD LOVE STORY BUT THIS WAS EXTRA SPECIAL! 

I WAS REALLY EXCITED TO PHOTOGRAPH THIS GORGEOUS COUPLE, NOT JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL TO LOOK AT BUT BECAUSE OF THE UNIQUE LOVE STORY BEHIND THEM.

THIS ADVENTUROUS COUPLE THAT LOVES TO TRAVEL MET WHEN THIAGO WAS STUDYING ARCHITECTURE IN BRAZIL AND TOOK PART IN AN EXCHANGE PROGRAMME TO STUDY FOR ONE YEAR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL. AT THE TIME HEATHER WAS STUDYING SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE IN MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY. THEY MET BY CHANCE ON A NIGHT OUT IN LIVERPOOL WHILST THIAGO WAS THERE. FROM THE FIRST TIME THEY MET, THEY HAD AN INSTANT CONNECTION AND JUST FELT IT WAS GOING TO BE  SOMETHING SPECIAL. THIAGO ESPECIALLY WAS SHOCKED TO FIND SOMEONE WHO SPOKE HIS LANGUAGE.

FROM THAT MOMENT THEY SPENT ALL THEIR TIME TOGETHER AND WHEN THIAGO HAD TO GO BACK TO RIO THAT YEAR HEATHER WENT TO JOIN HIM FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS. FOR THREE WHOLE YEARS THEY BOTH CONTINUED THEIR RELATIONSHIP LONG DISTANCE WITH MANY SAD AIRPORT GOODBYES, WHICH OF COURSE AS YOU CAN IMAGINE WAS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT FOR MANY REASONS, BUT THEY BOTH KNEW THEY JUST HAD TO MAKE IT WORK, THAT THEY HAD SOMETHING SPECIAL. 

LAST YEAR THE LONG STRUGGLE WAS OVER WHEN THIAGO WAS ABLE TO MOVE TO THE UK. I LOVE THIS KIND OF LOVE , THE KIND OF LOVE THAT MAKES YOU SACRIFICE EVERYTHING YOU HAVE JUST TO BE WITH THAT ONE PERSON, THE KIND THAT TESTS YOU AND ALWAYS PROVES IT WAS MEANT TO BE. AND SO THIS WEDDING WAS EXTRA SPECIAL BECAUSE IT MEANT THAT HEATHER AND THIAGO COULD FINALLY BE TOGETHER. SOMETHING SO SIMPLE YET SOMETHING MOST OF US WOULD TAKE FOR GRANTED. 

HEATHER AND THIAGO'S DEEP CONNECTION AND LOVE FOR EACH OTHER IS CLEAR TO SEE AND FEELS MAGICAL TO BE AROUND. I LOVED THE WAY THEY LOOKED AT EACH OTHER, TOUCHED EACH OTHER SO DELICATELY, IT REALLY WAS A PRIVILEDGE TO BE PART OF AND CAPTURE THEIR LOVE STORY. 

THIS WAS MY FIRST WEDDING OF THIS YEAR IT WAS JANUARY, SO YES IT WAS REALLY COLD!  THE VENUE COTTONS SPA AND HOTEL IN KNUTSFORD WAS A LOVELY VENUE. THE ROOM IN WHICH THE CEREMONY TOOK PLACE WAS FILLED WITH NATURAL LIGHT WHICH I LOVE. THE SPEECHES WERE SOME OF THE MOST HEARTFELT SPEECHES I HAVE HEARD, WITH LOTS OF TEARS AND LAUGHTER FROM EVERYONE. 

HEATHER AND THIAGO'S FIRST DANCE WAS TO A SONG THAT WAS REALLY SPECIAL TO THEM, WHICH WAS WONDERWALL BY OASIS AND WAS PERFORMED BY MY BOYFRIEND BEN WHO IS A VERY TALENTED MUSICIAN AND I MAY SOUND BIASED BUT HAS A BEAUTIFUL VOICE. HE PERFORMED AN UNPLUGGED VERSION WITH JUST AN ACOUSTIC GUITAR AND SOUNDED GORGEOUS AND EVERYONE LOVED IT. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK A MUSICIAN FOR YOUR SPECIAL DAY PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH BEN HERE:

https://www.facebook.com/benmcewanmusic/

SHORTLY AFTER HEATHERS YOUNGER RELATIVE SURPRISED EVERYONE WITH A CONTEMPORARY DANCE ROUTINE DEDICATED TO THEM BOTH,WHICH WAS JUST BEAUTIFUL. I LEFT EVERYONE ON THE DANCE FLOOR ENJOYING THE REST OF WHAT WAS A MAGICAL DAY. HEATHER AND THIAGO ARE PLANNING THEIR MINI MOON IN JULY TO MADEIRA, TO A BEAUTIFUL PLACE WHERE THEY WILL STAY IN TIPI'S AND ARE SURROUNDED BY COMPLETE NATURE, WHICH IS RIGHT UP MY STREET, IM VERY JEALOUS! 

TO HEATHER AND THIAGO... THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING ME TO BE PART OF AND CAPTURE YOUR LOVE STORY. TOGETHER MAY YOU LIVE FULLY, LAUGH OFTEN, AND I HOPE YOU ALWAYS FEEL AS IN LOVE AS YOUR DID ON YOUR WEDDING DAY. MAY YOUR LIFE TOGETHER BE EVEN MORE WONDERFUL THAN YOU EVER DREAMT IT WOULD BE.

WITH LOVE

LOUISE

CAKE SUPPLIER - STEPHS KITCHEN, WIDNES http://littlestephs.com/about.html

FLOWERS - AMORE FLOWERS, WIDNES http://www.amoreflowers.co.uk/

DJ - LIGHT AND SOUL EVENTS, WIDNES https://www.lightnsoul.co.uk/

MUSIC/ENTERTAINER - BEN MCEWAN,  https://www.facebook.com/benmcewanmusic/

ROOM DECORATION - KIERA-S OCCASIONS,  http://www.chaircoversmerseyside.co.uk/

MAKE UP - LEAH CRAVEN https://www.facebook.com/leah.craven.716

HAIR - DIANE HURSTFIELD

 

KATIE + LIAM'S RELAXED WINTER WHITE WEDDING AT MANSION HOUSE, ST.HELENS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF ROY.....

THIS BLOG IS VERY BITTER SWEET TO WRITE, AS KATIE AND LIAMS WEDDING WAS BEAUTIFUL, IT WAS RELAXED, INTIMATE AND FUN, HOWEVER SADLY ONLY A FEW DAYS AGO, KATIES DAD ROY SADLY PASSED AWAY. IT IS SUCH HEARTBREAKING NEWS, I CANT EVEN IMAGINE THE SADNESS A PERSON FEELS WHEN LOSING SOMEONE SO CLOSE TO YOU.

TO SHARE KATIE AND LIAMS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHS WITH THEM OBVIOUSLY BRINGS BACK SUCH LOVELY MEMORIES OF WHAT WILL HAVE  BEEN ONE OF THE BEST DAYS OF THEIR LIVES, BUT I ALSO KNOW THIS WILL BE SO EMOTIONAL LOOKING BACK AT PHOTOGRAPHS OF KATIES DAD ON HER SPECIAL DAY I DO HOPE THESE PHOTOGRAPHS WILL ALWAYS  BRING COMFORT AND JOY, AND I AM JUST SO GLAD I COULD CAPTURE THESE SPECIAL MEMORIES.

THERE IS A PHOTOGRAPH OF KATIE AND HER DAD RIGHT BEFORE THEY ARE ABOUT TO WALK INTO THE ROOM TO GET MARRIED TO HER LOVE LIAM , KATIE WAS FEELING EXCITED  AND A LITTLE NERVOUS AS ALL BRIDES FEEL AT THAT MOMENT, I REMEMBER SHE TOOK A BREATH AND LOOKED AT HER DAD, ROY HAD SUCH LOVELY KIND EYES , HE LOOKED AT HER AS IF TO SAY 'ITS OK' , THAT KIND OF COMFORTING REASSURANCE ONLY A PARENT CAN GIVE, HE LOOKED SO SO PROUD AND WHEN I SEE IT IT JUST MOVES ME AND MAKES ME TEAR UP WITH EMOTION EVERY TIME AND I THINK IT ALWAYS WILL.

 IT IS SUCH TIMES AS THESE I REMEMBER WHY PHOTOGRAPHY IS SO IMPORTANT, WHY IT IS ONE OF THE MOST PRECIOUS THINGS WE CAN HAVE IN LIFE, AS PHOTOGRAPHERS WE STOP TIME, MOMENTS LIKE THIS WITH KATIE AND HER DAD, PROOF THAT YOU LOVED , THAT YOU WAS LOVED AND THAT YOU LIVED, LONG AFTER IM GONE, THIS WILL STILL BE THERE, JUST A MOMENT IN TIME, JUST A FRAGMENT OF A SECOND , BUT ONE THAT MEANS EVERYTHING , IT IS JUST IRREPLACABLE. 

AND AS I SAT HERE GOING THROUGH ALL THE PHOTOGRAPHS ONE LAST TIME, WITH TEARS IN MY EYES, GOOSEBUMPS ON MY SKIN, I REMEMBERED ...THATS WHY I DO THIS JOB....THATS WHY IM TOTALLY AND UTTERLY INLOVE WITH THIS JOB...THATS WHY I HAVE HARDLY ANY SOCIAL LIFE AND SPEND ALL MY LIFE DECLINING OFFERS FROM FRIENDS TO GO OUT, SAYING NO TO LOTS OF HOLIDAYS OVER SUMMER ...WHY I SPEND MOST DAYS FEELING LIKE A ZOMBIE AFTER STAYING UP ALL NIGHT EDITING TILL 6 AM ... JUST THAT ONE PHOTOGRAPH REMINDED ME ..THATS WHY! ....IT WILL ALWAYS FEEL THE MOST WONDERFUL FEELING TO BE ABLE TO GIVE SOMEONE THE GIFT OF A SPECIAL MOMENT STOPPED IN TIME.

THE DAY ITSELF WAS BEAUTIFUL.

I KNEW KATIE AS 4 YEARS PREVIOUSLY I HAD PHOTOGRAPHED HER LOVELY SISTER EMMA'S WEDDING. KATIES FAMILY ARE SUCH LOVELY, WELCOMING AND FUN PEOPLE.

I KNEW KATIE AND LIAMS WEDDING WAS GOING TO BE BEAUTIFUL AND IT WAS, IT WAS A VERY CRISP WINTERS DAY, THE SUN WAS OUT AND I DO LOVE THOSE KIND OF WINTER DAYS.

KATIE GOT READY AT HER MUM AND STEPDAD'S HOUSE WHICH WAS JUST BEAUTIFUL TO PHOTOGRAPH BRIDAL PREP SHOTS, AS IT WAS SO ELEGANT, WIHT LOTS OF NATURAL LIGHT. I LOVE BEAUTIFUL SHOES , AND I HAD A GORGEOUS PAIR OF SPARKLY JIMMY CHOOS TO PHOTOGRAPH SO I WAS VERY HAPPY!

KATIE IS JUST A NATURALLY BEAUTIFUL PERSON, HER SKIN IS JUST SO FLAWLESS, HER DRESS WAS SO PRETTY, I JUST LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT HER STYLE.

KATIE IS SUCH A FUN CHARACTER AND OF COURSE THERE HAD TO BE SHOTS OF SAMBUCA BEFORE LEAVING THE HOUSE WHICH I WAS URGED TO JOIN IN, HOW COULD I SAY NO?? I CAN NEVER SAY NO TO A SAMBUCA :)

I MET LIAM AT THE VENUE , HE WAS SO SO NERVOUS GOD BLESS HIM! 

THE VENUE MANSION HOUSE IN ST.HELENS IS A GORGEOUS VENUE FOR A WEDDING, IT IS SITUATED IN A PARK, HAS LOVELY GARDENS AND THE HOUSE IT SELF OS VERY ELEGANT, THE ROOM IN WHICH KATIE AND LIAM GOT MARRIED IS FULLY MADE OF GLASS WHICH MEANS THE LIGHTING WAS JUST BEAUTIFUL.

KATIE AND LIAM HAVE A GORGEOUS LITTLE BOY AND THE REGISTRAR INCLUDED HIM ALOT IN THEIR VOWS WHICH I THOUGHT WAS REALLY SPECIAL.

AS IT WAS LATE WINTER TIME, THE SUN SET PRETTY QUICKLY BUT WE MANAGED TO GET ALL OUR GROUP SHOTS AND SOME REALLY LOVELY SHOTS OF KATIE AND LIAM, THEY WERE SO EASY TO PHOTOGRAPH, THEY HAVE A REALLY LOVLEY NATURAL CHEMISTRY, THEY LAUGH ALOT TOGETHER, I FEEL THEY ARE BEST FRIENDS AND I HEARD THEM BOTH SAY THEY WERE EACH OTHERS SOULMATE :) ....AHHHH HOW I LOVE LOVE!

IT WAS THEN ONTO BRILLIANT SPEECHES AND FOOD, PERFOMANCES BY X FACTORS FINALIST KEIRA WEATHERS WHO WAS AMAZING AND REALY GOT THE PARTY STARTED AND I LEFT THE PARTY IN FULL SWING WITH EVERYONE ON THE DANCEFLOOR :)

KATIE + LIAM IT WAS AN ABSOLUTE PLEASURE TO BE PART OF YOUR DAY AND TO BE ABLE TO TELL YOUR STORY WITH PHOTOGRAPHS, I KNOW YOUR GOING THROUGH SUCH A DIFFICULT TIME RIGHT NOW, I HOPE THESE PHOTOGRAPHS BRING YOU SOME HAPPINESS AND COMFORT TODAY , AND EVERYTIME YOU LOOK AT THEM MAY THEY BRING BACK HAPPY MEMORIES.

ALL MY LOVE LOUISE

IF YOU OR ANYONE YOU KNOW ARE THINKING OF GETTING MARRIED AT MANSION HOUSE OR ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE WOLRD AND YOU LIKE MY PHOTOGRAPHY THEN PLEASE DO FEEL FREE TO GET IN TOUCH :)

MAKEUP BY THE AMAZING LAURA HITCHEN  http://laurahitchenmakeup.blogspot.co.uk/

KATIES SHOES- JIMMY CHOO http://www.jimmychoo.com/

KATIES DRESS- ALWAYS AND FOREVER  https://www.alwaysandforeverbridalboutique.com/

THE VENUE- THE MANSION HOUSE  http://www.themansionhouse.org.uk/

ENTERTAINMENT BY THE FABULOUS KEIRA WEATHERS-

 https://www.facebook.com/kieraweathersuk/

 

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO WATCH THE FULL WEDDING COLLECTION OF KATIE + LIAM , PLEASE CLICK THE SHORT FILM BELOW :)