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Rufford Abbey Wedding Jacqui & Ian
Had a fantastic time last week photographing Jacqui & Ians wedding.
They got married at St Mary's Church in Cuckney ,then onto a great reception at The Talbot Suite Rufford Mill
Here's just a few highlights of the day.
What a great couple to work with.Jacqui was up for anything even going
for a paddle to cool down on such a hot day NOT!
All the best for the future Guys.







Brogan
Great to see little Brogan yesterday.She was absolutely perfect all the way through the shoot.All she did was sleep & smile.But you would do when your milk drunk & only 5 days old !









Rosanna's Dance Shoot
Great to meet Rosanna for her dance shoot capturing some atmospheric black & whites.
We had some fun going through her routines as she was trying to explain Ballet to me.
Think I may have learned a few things though ! (women can never make their mind up which shoes to wear) :-)







Jacqui & Ian's Pre wedding shoot
Great day yesterday at Rufford Abbey where I met Jacqui & Ian for their pre wedding shoot.The weather was kind & they were both naturals in front of the camera.(once Jacqui had stopped laughing) I dont think it was at me!
Cant wait to shoot their wedding in a few weeks time.
Thanks Guys











Family Portrait Session for Christmas
Now is the time to have a Portrait Session if your after some great ideas for
Christmas presents.
Why not take advantage of my 25% Discount (only for the Christmas period)
and come for a shoot in the studio whether it be the whole family ,just the kids or a single portrait of a loved one.
OR
Buy a friend a Portrait Voucher to use anytime to suit them.









Laura & Kyle's Wedding
What can I say ! These pair were amazing despite the bad weather as it rained all day. We did manage to get outside with the brolly's chauffeured by a staff member Laura Ryder in the Golf Buggy (Thanks Laura) . Well worth the effort I thought as Kyle & Laura kept on smiling.
We had to dash back inside for the confetti shot as the weather worsened. But the fun was just warming up with a B+G evening session in the Bedroom !! & fun Photo to follow as the drinks flowed.
Cheers to you Guys & a great crowd.
Wishing you all the best for the future together



















Tracey & Elliott's Wedding
A bit late with my Blog as Ive been to sunny Italy for two weeks.
Here's a few of Tracey & Elliott's wedding who tied the knot at All Saints church South Wingfield. Then on to Horsley Lodge for a great reception.
No rain all day so this was perfect for photos around the grounds.
It was a pleasure working with you both & all your friends/family
Congratulations.

















Shelley & Luke's Wedding - Shottle Hall
The day began with bridal prep at Shelly's house which was a busy time with Shelley, 7 bridesmaids and Mum's to get ready. It was then a race in the car to meet with Luke and Mark his best man at All Saints church, South Wingfield. The reception was held at the fabulous Shottle Hall and I'm really pleased to say that although their little boy George who was poorly all morning managed to get through the whole day... It was a wonderful day, clearly lots of love for children with face painting, bouncy castle, ice cream stand on offer!! Wishing the Jones family many years of happiness.



















Lucy & Chris's Wedding at Dovecliff Hall Hotel
Had a fabulous day shooting Chris and Lucy's wedding at the gorgeous Dovecliff Hall, in Staffordshire. Lucy looked absolutely stunning, causing both her Dad and Chris emotional outburst they didn't expect ( those photo's are saved for the private collection!). Our day was extra special as Jo and I are good friends with Chris's parents so we knew quite a few of the guests. As I anticipated the day was full of fun and laughter.. more shots of the dancing and fun photo to follow! Jo's window shot is a corker ( she is certainly getting better), and I'm glad we persevered with the heart as its come out great... Congratulations and have a fabulous honeymoon guys..

























Laura & Jay's Wedding
The sun certainly came out for Laura and Jay, after a very wet start the day turned out to be the hottest of the year..the weather man was right for a change! The wedding ceremony took place at St Werburgh's in Spondon, a beautiful church with stunning stained glass windows. Guests were fun right from the start, Jay and Laura were truly amazing to work with, despite the heat they gave their all, it was obvious how much in love they are. The reception took place at Donnigton Park Farmhouse hotel, it was the first time we'd done a wedding there, a perfect wedding for their vintage theme with lots of photo opportunities. Hope you have a fabulous honeymoon guys, wish we were coming with you!! ( say Hi to the elephants for Jo)







Claire & Luke's Wedding
It was certainly a scorcher yesterday for Claire & Luke's wedding at St Helen's church in Selston, followed by reception at Eastwood Hall. The bridal party were calm and very organised when we arrived at 9.30. Dad said that was no surprise as they'd been up since 6am!! It was the first time I'd been to Eastwood, the hall made an excellent backdrop for the style of wedding Claire and Luke chose, I love the black and white image in front of the Hall. Claire suggested we used the tree stump and was very obliging when I asked her to climb onto it.. not easy in her beautiful dress but I'm sure you will agree it made a great shot!









Tracey & Elliott's Pre Wedding Shoot
Well what can I say !! Not a lot according to Tracey.
These were taken in bluebell wood South Wingfield (Minus bluebells).
Tracey & Elliott are getting married there next month.
Cant Wait.
PS Love the high flyers ! Tracey insisted on Elliott doing a jump for the camera,close friends knowing Elliott;s reserved nature.
See you Guys next month.




Claire & Luke's Pre Wedding Shoot
Hardwick Park was the location for Claire & Luke's Pre Shoot.
After a coffee & discussing wedding plans we had a stroll round taking a few photographs. They were both relaxed Making it easier to capture some natural looking pictures.
Looking forward to their wedding in a couple of weeks time.



Ginette & Jim's Wedding
Yesterday was a first for me! Ginette and Jim's wedding took place at Midland Railway station - steam trains, vintage bus and photography on a steam train..great fun. Congratulations to a lovely couple.




Lucy & Chris's Pre Wedding Shoot
Was Great to meet up with Lucy & Chris for their Pre Shoot at the weekend.
The weather was just perfect & so were they.
Looking forward to their wedding next month.
I think were going to have some fun !!







Laura & Kyle's Pre-Wedding Shoot
What a great fun loving couple to work with.
We met up for coffee at Alvaston Castle to discuss Final Wedding plans of Kyle & Laura.
Then onto the shoot to make them feel comfortable in front of the camera on their big day.
Dont think they needed a practice shoot as they were both relaxed as you can see from the photos.
Looking forward to their wedding in August



Kay & Giles Wedding
What a fantastic Day for Kay & Giles wedding at St Clements church in Horsley.
Congratulations to you both. Such a great couple & family to work with
Here's a reminder of the day.









Jay & Laura's Pre Wedding Shoot
We planned to do an outdoor shoot ,but the weather wasnt being kind so we decided
to do a studio shoot instead.
Its always great to work with relaxed subjects as Laura & Jay.
Cant wait to shoot their wedding in July.



Katie's Dance Shoot
Great day to visit Rufford Abbey for a dance shoot.
Here are some of the mornings photographs.Although the sun was shining it was still a bit cold ,or at least it was for me as I wasn't the one doing all the jumping around !
Thanks to Katie being all energetic & buzzing with enthusiasm ,we got some great shots.
Not forgetting her friend Isabel helping with the lighting. Thanks



Kay & Giles Pre Wedding Shoot
Getting married next month is Kay & Giles ,So we decided to do a "get to know you" shoot
in the church grounds St Clements at Horsley. But we had to abandon the shoot because of
rain & bad weather & finished off in my warm studio.
Great to work with such a nice couple & looking forward to the wedding.