Lockdown Life Part 1

It’s oficially week 5 of the UK leg of the Lockdown. It looks different for everyone and I believe everyone is struggling, just in different ways. For me and my little family it has been tough but bearable.

We are fortunate that my husband is still working, as he is a key worker. My work has slowed down a lot, as it would with social distancing meaning that weddings aren’t going ahead as planned for the moment and family shoots have been called of as we aren’t supposed to travel unnecessarily. I am still taking enquiries and booking for when this is all over, and let’s just say with everything being postponed and rescheduled, when this is all over I am going to be a very busy photographer, and to be honest I can’t wait ๐Ÿ™‚

Photography is my absolute love, and if I had any other job this would be my hobby and side hustle! Even though life is busier than ever for me at the moment, I still need to take photos, it’s part of my identity, I can’t not do it. I have started to document lots of our lockdown existence and it has been so good to stay creative and keep shooting.

We have been for countryside walks (which we are very thankful for) , baked, home schooled, made balloon installations, played, cried and had slow starts to our days. Life has been a box of chocolates in more ways than one !

Whatever your Lockdown Life is looking like, I hope you are well. I hope you are staying hopeful and upbeat as much as possible. I hope that when life changed outwardly you started to change inwardly, for the better. Even though we are locked in we can still be free โค

THE ALBUM

Oh how I’ve longed for this moment! I have finally found the ultimate album, in my opinion ๐Ÿ™‚ and I can’t wait to start creating lots of these for you, my lovely past or present couples !

The thing is I have looked at various options in the past and I hadn’t found an option that I absolutely loved, until now. My “must haves” for a wedding album is great quality and great price. I want something that displays my photos beautifully and that would last for many, many years to come and somehow isn’t priced beyond what I deem to be reasonable. Tough ask right? Well I’ve found the one !

For my sample album I have gone for an image cover, there are linen cover options available, and of course you can add your wedding date and your names or simply ‘Mr and Mrs’ to the cover text. They all come with a beautiful and protective presentation box and cover. There’s even a little surprise when you lift your brand new album out of the box! A USB with a selection of your images in digital format, expertly edited and print ready.

I absolutely love the quality of the layflat board pages. The album is of substantial weight, yet not uncomfortably heavy, it makes such a stunning impact when paging through.

To me, photography is a massive part of your wedding day. After you’ve said your ‘I do’s” and months or even years down the line, the photo’s is something you keep going back to. This sleek, modern take on the traditional wedding album is a perfect way to treasure those memories and let’s face it, everyone loves something real to page through.

All of this can be yours starting at just ยฃ250. My sample album is an example of a ยฃ250 purchase, adding more spreads will affect the price. This beauty will be making it to all of my clients meetings for you to have a look and page through.

If this is something you would love to have, get in touch and let’s start!

What if it rains?

This is a questions I get asked quite a bit, whether clients are getting married or having a family shoot with me the weather is something that sits at the back of our minds when it comes to photos.

As I boldly pencil in your wedding date in my 5 year diary I must admit I don’t worry about the weather to much. I have learned over the years telling the story of your day is what it’s all about, and a rainy wedding day can be every bit as beautiful as a sunny one ๐Ÿ™‚ I travel with bridal umbrellas that won’t look awful in your photos and every now and then you may decide to head out in the rain for a pretty romantic portrait.

THE CONFETTI SHOT

I have wanted to do a series of blog posts where I take on a few topics that are frequently asked about. For my first one I have decided to take on one of my favourite subjects, the confetti shot ๐Ÿ™‚

I was talking to a bride the other day who said she wanted to meet me because she loves pretty confetti shots and she could tell I do to. I was overjoyed! She was right, when a newly married couple emerges from the ceremony venue and are greeted by their adoring friends and family, showering them with celebratory confetti you do get absolutely beautiful photos. I love the colour, joy, celebration and natural expressions.

I always encourage my couples to enjoy the moment, celebrate, smile and don’t walk to fast. Another tip I have is to make sure you don’t forget to bring confetti! In the process of wedding planning, the actual confetti is a details so easily looked over. I have often been to weddings where there was no official confetti and a hand full of guests happened to bring some of their own but the overall effect was underwhelming, so if this is a shot you have on your wishlist, please don’t forget the confetti.

Here are just a few of my all time favourite confetti moments that I have captured, some of these I captured while assisting some awesome wedding photographers.

Some of these images were even captured while it was raining heavily and we needed to improvise but we got it done and the results are brilliant. If you are debating whether to do a confetti shot, my answer is YES YES YES !!!

Oh Me Oh My, Liverpool
A bride and grooms walks as guests throw confetti over them
Openshaw, Manchester
Bride and groom walks while guests throws confetti over them
The Wellbeing Farm
Captured while assisting Wambam Weddings
Another Place The Lakes, Ullswater
Guiting Power, Gloucestershire
The Outbarn.
Captured while assisting the lovely Wambam Weddings