The Park Royal Hotel - Mathew & Hannah

The Park Royal Hotel - Mathew & Hannah

As the nation settled down to watch Harry & Meghan tie the knot, Mathew & Hannah were getting ready for their own special day.

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,

The Dingle Engagement Shoot - Mathew & Hannah

The Dingle Engagement Shoot - Mathew & Hannah

Mathew went on to say " We went on a few dates first after we met & I decided to make it official & asked Hannah out on Valentines Day". 

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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Hipping Hall Winter Wedding - John & Rachel

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Hipping Hall is set in a stunning location situated in Cumbria in the Western Dales & is on the doorstep of Lancashire & Yorkshire.

This Boutique hotel dates back to the 17th century & is the perfect wedding venue to say I do.

It boasts beautiful scenery in & around the venue with sheep grazing in the meadows & rolling hills on the horizon you can see for miles around the Cumbrian countryside. 

As soon as I saw the hotel I couldn't believe how picturesque it was, I felt lucky to be apart of John & Rachel's special day.

This was an intimate wedding with only a handful of friends & family present for the prenuptials and for the day ahead. 

John and Rachel wanted a relaxed, quiet day & they certainly got that, they styled their beautifully theming it on "Hygge" which is a Danish craze for warmth or cosy. As this was a winter wedding & it was such a cold day, It was certainly styled with the weather and the scenery in mind.

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The day was perfect although a little wet starting off (typical for the Lake District), the rain soon cleared up leaving it dry, giving me the opportunity to take plenty of outdoor pictures. 

I just want to thank John and Rachel for letting me take part in the most important day of their life's and capturing the memories for them to treasure.

 

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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.