Some lovely, talented people

In my role as wedding photographer I'm so lucky that I get to work with so many other fabulous suppliers and if I don't get to physically meet them I get to know them through their work that I photograph.

Within our world reputation and community is everything. Most of us are independent in our businesses and that usually means that we predominantly work alone so it's always so great to find people that you love to support and who support you in return. Not because I slip them a £50 note every time they recommend me but because we share appreciation for one another's talents and why wouldn't you want to support a fellow talented individual/ company. 

So in todays post here are some of these talented people/ places. Let's celebrate and support one another so pop on over to their sites and build these brands up! Hurrah! More will follow in next weeks post!

ROSY LEA - FLORIST www.rosyleaflorist.com

Rosy Lea - aka Jody is a super talented florist based in Wiltshire. I have had the pleasure of photographing her beautiful creations for some time and only over the past few months have we had a chance to connect because we usually pass in fleeting moments on a busy wedding day. I wanted to champion Jody because (aside from having an awesome name) time after time she produces incredible floral work for her couples that is so stunning to look at and even more exciting to photograph. She's great on the gram so head on over to her page and check her out.

Make-up Artists

I couldn't choose just one here as I've worked with a number of amazing make-up artists all brilliant in their own style. These are 3 amazing women that I have worked with professionally over the years and each time their work is exceptional, no orange faces and white necks round these parts when these ladies are in control my friends! 2 of them have even made up my face and if they can make this tired eyed mumma look alive then a bride on her wedding day is a cinch!

Katy Pheiffer - Make up artist http://www.katypheiffer.co.uk

Katy's bridal make-up always looks the epitome of beautiful, chic, movie star award show glamour. I always get excited when I walk into the preparation morning and I see Katy's branded make-up chair and someone sat there about to have a beautiful experience. Always so professional and on point, I think yes the girls are going to look insane today! 

 

Jade Withers - Make up artist

If you want glamour on your wedding day then Jade is the girl for you. I met Jade professionally at the very start of both of our wedding industry careers and it has been wonderful to grow alongside this talented lady. Young, fresh and vibrant is a great way to describe Jade in both her style of work and energy. If you want to walk down the aisle with a wow then get in touch with this gorgeous lady. Contact Jade via her Facebook page

Katie Aldridge - Make-up Artist http://www.katiealdridge.com

Wonderful talented Katie came into my life at one of my first weddings, I liked her immediately because she was so lovely but also clearly fantastic at make-up. Since then I have been lucky to work with her a number of times on so many amazing weddings. Katie will make you look like the most fabulously, pretty, emphasised version of yourself. Her positive attitude and skills would be an asset to any bride on her wedding day.

 

ELMORE COURT - WEDDING VENUE https://www.elmorecourt.com

So Elmore Court, firstly I have no affiliations with the venue this just comes purely from an appreciation of the building and the team that work there. As you'll see from the photos below I have had the opportunity to photograph this venue and the couples who have chosen to get married there in all of the seasons. The reason I like it as a venue so much is it's versatility. Whether you get to enjoy the flower filled fields at the back of the grounds during Spring or a sparkler entrance in Autumn, roll top bath laughs with your friends in the Winter or lazing around post speeches on the grass in Summer it constantly delivers. The Gillyflower is insanely pretty whatever the season or decor choice by the couple as it's a light filled, glass ceiling featured room of joy. If you want a bit of good old fashioned English heritage with a contemporary edge for your wedding then this venue would not disappoint.

Dad and daughter first look...

Some father and daughter moments are the theme of this post. Some are single moments of a hug, kiss and/or tears. Others are a series of emotions when one single shot just won't do it justice. What I do know is that you can never fully prepare yourself for this and the love in the room for some brides at this time on their wedding day is one sure to destroy the work of even the best make up artist armed with waterproof mascara! 

2017 Year Review

What a year 2017 was! On a personal level my family and I were blessed with the new addition in May of our baby boy Sebastian! With this joy it made sense to have a quieter working year so my number of weddings was not as high as previous years but they were no less important to me. My amazing couples trusted me to capture their wedding days and as always I felt privileged to be a part of this. This year brought new couples and with them their amazing families and friends who made their day what it was. I visited new venues and old favourites and worked with some of my favourite suppliers and met wonderful new ones to. 

I thrive on what I do and just love photographing wedding days for people who I grow to know and ultimately establish relationships with and delivering photos to them for them to relive their amazing memories really is one of the best jobs on the planet! Thank you 2017 couples and your families for welcoming me into your world for the day and asking me to be the one to photograph it for you. XxX