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Upcote Barn Gloucester // Nick & Emma

Upcote Barn Gloucester // Nick & Emma

The weather was fantastic & the sun shone throughout the day, it wasn't long before Emma turned up at the venue while Nick, nervously waited at the alter eagerly waiting for a glimpse of Emma

Grappenhall Bell House - Jenny & Paul

Grappenhall Bell House - Jenny & Paul

It was the 20th July & Paul & Jenny’s Big Day had arrived. The summer was one of the hottest on record & I thought it was going to be a beautiful day.
Only for it to pour down, it didn't put a dampener in things though, as Jenny said it couldn't of been more perfect, she was marrying the love of her life & the weather wasn't an issue.

South Stack Lighthouse Anglesey - Nick & Emma

South Stack Lighthouse Anglesey - Nick & Emma

I had such a wonderful day meeting up with this lovely couple at South Stack Lighthouse in Anglesey for their pre-wedding engagement shoot.
We met up late afternoon for their shoot & we chatted about their upcoming wedding next month in the Cotwolds.

ST Chad's Logan's Christening

ST Chad's Logan's Christening

This Christening was at set at the beautiful St Chad's Church in the heart of Cheshire. Hidden away in the Cheshire set you have to travel at least a quarter of a mile & passing a farm to get to the church itself.

Delamere Manor Cheshire - Abel's Baptism

Delamere Manor Cheshire - Abel's Baptism

After spending some time outside in the sun it was nice to walk into the cool airy church to capture the baptism. It was a traditional service,

Cottons Hotel & Spa Knutsford - Shaun & Rebecca

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It was the 3rd March, & the time had come for Rebecca & Shaun's wedding at the Cottons Hotel & Spa in Knutsford Cheshire. It was also the week that the "Beast from the East" had arrived bringing with it bitter winds, heavy snow conditions & sub-zero temperatures, but that wasn't going to put a dampener on the day going ahead as planned.

Since shooting Shaun & Rebecca's engagement shoot at Marbury Park, I had the pleasure of hearing some exciting news, Rebecca was pregnant & would be in her third trimester during their wedding day, completing their family & making the wedding day extra special.

After a busy morning chilling & prepping for the day ahead (and a few pre-nervous drinks later), Shaun was dressed to impress along with their son Rhys & best man Matt, while the ladies were relaxing & getting ready in the bridal suite making themselves look beautiful & being pampered.

The ceremony took place at The Cottons Hotel & Spa & there after day ran perfectly from start to finish & everyone's emotions were running high. There were lots of laughter & tears as the day unfolded. 
It was a fun & relaxed wedding & I was made very welcome by family & friends as I mingled in & captured candid shots of Shaun & Rebecca's friends & family.

It was a pleasure shooting Shaun & Rebecca's wedding & witnessing them tied the knot & dance the night away. 

I met lots of characters, which made the day one I won't forget anytime soon, & would like to take the opportunity to thank Shaun & Rebecca for having me photograph their special day.

Hair by - Kylie at Hairport
Make-up by - Hannah Nanc Make-up

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Marbury Park Cheshire Engagement Shoot - Shaun & Rebecca

When Rebecca met Shaun at a local Cheshire pub in Cheshire it was love at first sight she was telling me.  Rebecca went out for a meal with her mum when she noticed Shaun working behind the bar in the pub. She decided to approach Shaun & asked for a drink, to his surprise he couldn't understand a word she said because of her strong north eastern accent & he started laughing at her.   

When Rebecca met Shaun at a local Cheshire pub in Cheshire it was love at first sight she was telling me.

Rebecca went out for a meal with her mum when she noticed Shaun working behind the bar in the pub. She decided to approach Shaun & asked for a drink, to his surprise he couldn't understand a word she said because of her strong north eastern accent & he started laughing at her.

 

After the meal Rebecca & her family left the pub & she went back up north the day after and didn't see or hear from Shaun after that, until a month later Rebecca's mum bumped into him and she got his number and they got in contact and it went from there.

Since then they have been inseparable & have had a boy together they have some exciting times ahead with another baby on the way and get married at the Cottons Hotel & Spa in Knutsford in March next year.

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Rebecca & Shaun brought Rhys along with them on the shoot which was the perfect opportunity for me to also get some shots of them as a family as well as them as a couple.

I got to know Rebecca & Shaun as we walked round Marbury Park in Cheshire chatting about how they met and their plans for their forth coming wedding. certainly can't wait to photograph their wedding next spring.

 

 

Delamere Forest Cheshire Engagement Shoot - Danny & Kimberley

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Living in Cheshire there are so many stunning places on our doorstep to go walking and explore the great outdoors.

Just driving through the forest fills me with excitement not every day is the same during the ever changing seasons.

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Delamere Forest is definitely one of my favourite places to walk especially this time of year. I love the colours of autumn, the golds, reds and the browns. I love the sound of the carpeted leaves crunching beneath my feet as I walk through the forest.The scents of the forest and the smells of the freshly logged trees on the side of the path just blow me away. 

There is nothing I love more than putting my walking boots on, getting wrapped up and going for a stroll with my two dogs. This place is perfect for a family or couple portrait shoot.

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I arranged to meet Danny & Kimberley at Delamere Forest in Cheshire, we couldn't of chosen a more perfect day to meet. The lighting was perfect it was warm and the light rays were penetrating through the tree canopies.

Danny met Kimberley at a wedding over nine years ago now and for their eighth year anniversary he decided to take Kimberley for a romantic getaway in York.

Danny planned to propose to Kimberley with precise precision and whisked her off to Clifford's Tower while spending time in York.

Clifford's Tower dates back to the 11th century and was constructed by William the Conqueror as a statement and to show his power in the region. It has stood the test of time and has a dark history, but for many people this is the perfect place to propose to their partners as it boasts stunning views of York and you can see for miles around it's surrounding areas.

Danny took Kimberley for a walk around at night time and dropped to his knee on the steps of Clifford's Tower to Kimberley's surprise and pulled out a ring. Of course she said yes and the rest is history.

We had a laugh walking round the forest as I suggested they throw leaves at each other and cuddle up in a little twig built tepee's.

Their smiles filled the air as they laughed and started coming out of their shells as they started to have fun.

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It was a relaxed morning as we walked through Delamere and I got to know them, it felt like I had known them both for years. There were plenty of families walking around to and plenty of dogs dashing past chasing their noses.

As the morning shoot came to an end they jumped in their car and headed off to Blackpool for a fun filled candyfloss afternoon and of course to see the famous Blackpool illuminations.