My Faves: Weddings- Portraits

We can all accept that weddings are ALL about the bride and the groom, as they should be, but for this blog post, I wanted to look through and share another side to the shots captured at weddings- the guests, of course! I also wanted to share the not so typical shots; especially some that might not of made the original cut.

IMG_5514-logo“All Smiles”- June 2017

Because it’s a candid capture. That’s all…Need I say more?

 

 

 

 

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“Cuddles & Kisses”- June 2017

I really enjoyed shooting this wedding, it’s probably the one wedding where I was actually at ease, maybe it was because my sister was helping me or because it was such a simple, but lovely, intimate wedding. It is genuinely one of my favourite wedding to shoot!

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“Cheeky”- May 2016

Some times, in the middle of all the fuss and the excitement, it’s easy to forget just how you go there. This shot is one of my faves because it it was an unscripted  moment between H & M, where they were able to relax until the idea of someone basically being a paparazzi 😀.

 

 

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Neveah Looking Back“- March 2016

This shot makes me swoon! Just to look back and think of how young my daughter was back then, how absolutely adorable she looked in her cute dress- just all of it! This shot was honestly a fluke, she wanted to look out the window (ever curious), as she sat on the window sill, I decides to take the shot of her. I loved the beautiful details on her dress, the bow, the petals- all of it!

 

 

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Romantic Bird“- April 2017

This has to be one of the funniest shots I have ever taken, especially as it was completely unplanned; of all of the times to fly across my camera and for me to actually accidentally catch it! Luckily, I got the shot I had planned so it all worked out in the end, but this bird sure added some humour to the occasion!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mum-In-Law“- March 2016

I really like this shot, mainly because it’s candid and even more because dear ole mother-in-law isn’t looking at the camera. Lots of people don’t like being photographed and become more tense when they are aware it’s happening; so I was especially pleased with this shot. If I’m correct, it was during the groom’s speech, so maybe because the focus wasn’t fully on her, it allowed for an even more “perfect” shot.

 

 

 

 

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Moms Times Two“- May 2017

This was taken at my brother’s wedding, I was so caught up in most of the moments, that if I’m honest- I didn’t take very many photographs. That being said, I was glad I took this shot of mom and my brother’s mother-in-law and though we were inside a tent, the lighting was in my favour- I don’t think that I’ve posted this shot before, but I suppose, better late than never!

 

 

 

 

 

Weddings are very much high stress, for not only the couple to be wed and their family, but also for us, the photographer, so I welcome the chance to shoot the people who help make the wedding what it is. Having unscripted moments and being able to witness bonding between guests is one of the reasons I love being behind the camera.

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May Roundup

Yes! Yes! Yes! It’s finally May! And not only is it MAY, it has came along with sunshine! ☀️ #winning. As I was working on this roundup post, I was worried I wouldn’t have much content to post, but I suppose a perk to posting a recap is getting to “look back” and remember that you do have a life…marginally. I did a lot more activities than I thought, this month, I should of probably done more, but summer hasn’t officially started, so I can improve on that. A lot of the shots were taking on our walks along the canal. My favourite was when we got to see the new fluffy cygnets with their family!

Sunglasses Swag

Sunglasses Swag

We took a little walk into town today, the weather was so nice, I couldn’t believe it, but walking with this one occurs at a very slow pace as we needed to inspect everything. But, I guess that’s the beauty of it all- we need to STOP and smell the roses. I bought her new sunglasses the other day and she was obsessed with pushing them up her nose…lol. Love the furrow of her brow!

Fluffy Cygnets

Fluffy Cygnets

Whee! These baby swans, which I learned are called cygnets, were such a delight to watch. We went for a stroll and lost what felt like hours just watching the splash and play in the water.

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“Dribble”

Undoubtedly, one of the parents to the cygnets, as they never strayed too far away for their 6 little ones. I liked this shot, because I caught the dribble of water after the swan had dunked his/her head under the water! They were really fascinating to watch!

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“Yellow Cluster”

I have no idea the name of this tree/plant, but as we were walking, the richness of the colour really caught my eye. I loved the details in each cluster. Lately, I have become obsessed with blooming trees, my next purchase has to be a lilac tree!

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“Feather On Water”

I took this shot earlier in the month on one of our family walks with Neveah and her cousins. I will admit to “cleaning” up the photo as there was a lot of ‘dirt” in the water, which irritated me when I was editing, so I removed the numerous “floaties” that were in the water; I chose to make it black & white, as it make it more moody adding ambience. I hope that came across in the shot….

Lancashire Landscape

“Lancashire Landscape”

At one stage in our walk, I looked onto the  horizon and was met with this beauty! I will stated that this is unedited from the camera! Jaw dropping beauty does not begin to cover the great beauty of where I live…

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“Two Goldfinches”

Let me state that all birds look somewhat the same to me, so this was left to my brother-in-law, to name these birds, so if it’s incorrect- it’s his fault! I loved the fact that they’re almost blended in with the branches and can be easily missed.

Canal “Canal”

Need I say more?! This is the shot from one of the areas of the canal, I took this shot quickly and will say, I didn’t set up the camera, just lifted and shot and like the Brits say, I’m pretty chuffed with it. Hehe.

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That’s May’s recap done and dusted! Be sure to check out my Facebook page for more daily/weekly posts & drop me a line, I would love to hear from you!!

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