Summers Ending

Wow, so the bank holiday crept up on me. I thought it was next weekend. Just one week of the school holidays left. As May to September is my busiest time, I am looking forward to slowing down a bit soon! School holidays this year have totally worn me out. I love spending time with my kids but unlike other parents who take their kids and watch them, I like to join in. So I have been rock hunting, trampolining and ice skating, as well as having a lovely holiday with my kids. I wish I had the time, energy and money to do a few more things with them, but for now I am looking forward to a slow down at work and a return of a normal routine. Hold on folks, school holidays are almost over, although the Halloween, bonfire night, xmas and New Year celebrations will soon be on us! I’m going to miss you August and all the fun we had in the great weather. Come back soon summer! You will be missed, but I need a rest first.

It’s Summer wedding time

Well there is no doubt summer has arrived. Lets hope all my up coming venues have a shady spot for some photos to be taken while you cool down. Group photos can take a while to do, so I always make sure I give you a rest. Your face will be aching from smiling and it gets pretty warm in that suit and all those layers of dress. Roll on warm evenings and fun wedding days. 

Amazing Weather

Isn’t it great to be enjoying such great weather. The strong sunshine causes high contrast problems for us photographers though! I often see puzzled faces in this weather “why is she using flash when its so sunny?” well the flash balances out and reduces some of the shadows. Heard of “fill-in” flash? It will fill in the shadows created by very bright sunshine. So trust me, I am qualified and know what I’m doing. Looking forward to some sunny wedding coming up. You really can’t beat it. But don’t worry, most venues have a little corner we can use in the event of a rain or thunder shower, or even total downpour. So trust in me and I will steer you effortlessly through your day.

I have added some previous customer feedback to my About section. If you want to see what people really think of me.

Enjoy the sunshine, drink plenty or water and put that sunscreen on, what an great excuse to buy a fabulous wedding hat. Have a good July everyone , peak wedding season, and hopefully many memories to be made.

Big Love

C xxx

A Family Occassion

I absolutely LOVE weddings!!! A family wedding is such a great time. Everyone makes the effort to meet up, seeing people you don’t get time to see. I love to see everyone dressed up for the occasion and really have a good old family catch up and talk about the old times. I just love seeing this in other families too. Watching all the interaction during the day, capturing those for the bride and groom to look back at. Watching two families come together is so special.

I know from various online forums how stressful all that planning can be, who to invite, who not too. How did you decide who to invite? Any hints and tips?

A Celebration of your relationship

Weddings are a celebration of your relationship. And quite right too! It can take a long time to find one person you want to make a life with and grow old with. All that time you have spent getting to know each other. Seeing what things you like and dislike about that person and making compromises. So your wedding should be a big deal! But then organising a wedding can be a minefield of compromises. But don’t forget the end goal, to make a life time commitment to the person you love. Weddings should be a celebration of that. So don’t let the stress take over and keep in sight that if everything went completely wrong, as long as you are married to the person you love and have a fun day with family and friends does anything else really matter? So the menu got forgotten about….your shoes hurt and you went bare foot (no one noticed!)…the flowers weren’t quite right, the napkins were the wrong shade….DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF!!! Do what you want, the way you want it, and don’t forget to enjoy your day of celebration of the two of you. It will be the biggest and best party you ever have, so enjoy.

Tell me what you have had to compromise on, in your wedding or in your relationship? If you are having trouble deciding on something for your wedding let’s see if we can help you?