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 :)

 

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 :)

 

BELOW ARE JUST A FEW PHOTOGRAPHS FROM KATIE AND LIAMS WEDDING ....ENJOY :)

J O D I E M A R S H & J A M E S P L A C I D O. BEAUTIFUL WEDDING RECEPTION. BOREHAM HOUSE. ESSEX

Hello Everyone!

This is my first post on my blog on my brand shiny new website! I have soooo many blogs from last years lovely weddings to post for you all but i have been focusing mainly on editing and designing my website , which has been quite a ride i have to say but now that i can see all my visions come to life it has been completely worth it! More on my new designs soon but first of all let me tell you about this wonderfully exciting wedding reception i had the pleasure of photographing ….

 

So i first heard from Jodie through twitter ( which by the way I’m totally rubbish at using ) , she and james had been married in the beautiful Bahamas and was searching for a photographer to capture their very intimate and relaxed wedding reception in the UK for their family and friends. Jodie tweeted that she was looking for an amazing photographer who took really natural shots.

My lovely Niece Jorjia tweeted Jodie my details and urged her to look at my work. Luckily for me Jodie loved my style and got in touch!

I was super excited , as after speaking with Jodie over the phone she sounded lovely, I’m not sure what i expected as I’ve always had the belief in lifeto take people as i find them not what people tell me. But if I’m honest i think i expected Jodie to be loud and probably a lot wilder. 

In honesty Jodie was nothing like that, she was sweet, very easy going ( probably the most easy going bride i have met ) down to earth and a very warm and all round lovely human being!

The venue was the stunning Boreham house in Chelmsford, Essex, which is a beautiful venue, the staff were so so helpful and friendly, infact it was my first time in essex , and let me tell you they made a great impression! I found everyone to be so lovely.

The evening began with guests arriving to be met with Champagne and canapés, everyone mingled and chatted and i could feel immediately  the evening was going to be relaxed.

Jodie and James made their entrance and wow they are a striking couple! James is just as easy going as Jodie and within seconds of meeting them you have a feeling these two are meant to be together.

Have you ever met two people who are so in love you almost feel an electric charge around them? Thats how i can describe the chemistry! Its a photographers dream to be around because when two people have this chemistry which in my experience is quite rare, they are naturally tactile with each other, they cant keep their hands from touching each other, holding each other close, looking deeply into each others eyes, etc etc , it really is beautiful to be around two people in love like this! 

We was then taken to a large marquee outside in the large gardens, where the speeches began …lets just say there were a lot of tears!!! it was an emotional one let me tell you that!! 

Jodies Dad who is so lovely by the way told everyone the story about how his daughter met James, Jodie had given up on men and finding mr right, then one day in a carpark , james walked past and they locked eyes and instantly they both felt something they could not dismiss, 

James walked straight up to jodie , asking "so when am i taking you out”

Jodie replied “tonight?”

The rest is history as the saying goes,…they spent every day together since! 

James’s speech was also just as emotional, emotional but very funny! James has such a lovely way about him , i think the words ‘gentle giant’ come to mind! And the way he looks at Jodie is just something else!

After the speeches everybody ate and drank wine and there was a lovely atmosphere, everyone there was just close friends and family, and everything just felt very authentic and very intimate and loving , in my eyes exactly the way is should be.

Jodie doesnt usually drink ( again something i did not expect) she had a couple of red wines that night and soon was dancing ( and let me add throwing some good moves) on the dance floor! 

I stayed right up until the end and it really was such a pleasure to be a part of.

I have to say , jodie’s and James’s parents, family and friends are a credit to them because everyone was so lovely and kind! 

At some point this year ( when the weather finally gets warmer) I’m going to photograph jodie and James when we have more time  in some amazing location and we are going to do some really creative shots, i already have some ideas in mind and its going to be awesome! so watch this space! :)

Jodie put all of these pictures on her instagram and social media and has said some lovely words about myself and my work! 

And to Jodie & James….thank you for letting me into your lives for the day and trusting me to capture your special evening, i had so much fun and it was a pleasure to meet you , you both are such beautiful people inside and out and I’m so glad you found your soulmate! 

I will see you very soon !!! :)

Below I've added a few shots from this special evening , I hope you enjoy them.

Thank you for reading everyone , new blogs will be posted this week :)

Much Love

Louise x