2017:Best Bits // Kate Williams Photography

Best bits…. Always such a wonderful blog post to write and share. I am a self confessed lover of all things nostalgic (does a year ago count? I think so!) and reminiscing in general – so this is right up my street.

Last year has both flashed before my eyes and at the same time, been so jammed packed full of wonderful memories, that it seemed to stretch forever… The arrival of a certain little Finley Williams in late 2016 has certainly changed our lives in ways we never imagined possible and this first year has been one I will treasure.

It has also marked the start of my journey as a working mum! I’ve certainly learnt a lot – including how to make the most of every precious second of nap times!! 2017 was my busiest year yet with so many wonderful weddings, new arrivals and family sessions. I have been blessed to witness and capture an incredible array of emotion bursting moments and loved every second!

A want to say a HUGE thank you to all my wonderful clients who have made this year extra special and wish you all a fantastic 2018!

Mitton Hall Wedding Photography // Will & Beth //

Mitton Hall Wedding Photography

Mitton Hall is such a stunning venue for a wedding and Will and Beth were just an absolute pleasure to photograph!

I have to start by mentioning Beth’s incredible dress… An absolutely show stopping Jesus Peiro number with the most beautiful crisp clean lines. Beth looked just amazing in it and I did definitely develop a slight photo obsession!!

The 15th century manor house has so many gorgeous period features and provided a really intimate and striking setting for Will and Beth’s fun filled day. The ceremony itself took place in the beautiful conservatory area with heaps of gorgeous natural light and views out to lots of lovely greenery in the grounds of the hall. The whole day was filled with so much warmth and lots of laughter- just perfect! Wishing you guys every happiness for the future!

Here are a few of my favourites below 🙂

 

Belle Epoque Wedding // Dan & Kate //

So excited to be able to share more from Dan and Kate’s gorgeous Belle Epoque wedding. Goodness me were these guys blessed with the most beautiful weather! It was one of the hottest days in August and the skies were the bluest blue all day!

Dan and Kate tied the knot in a beautiful church ceremony before heading over to Belle Epoque for their reception. Check out the amazing floral decorations on the church door! These were just a joy to photograph and provided a gorgeous frame for all the family and group shots.

Belle Epoque in Knutsford, Cheshire was a fantastic setting to carry on the celebrations. I really love all the period features of the building and the outdoor area was just great for soaking up all that sun!

Knutsford itself is a beautiful little town and provided a great setting for our couples portraits. A gorgeous stroll in that summer light and I couldn’t be happier with the results.

A huge thank you to Dan and Kate for choosing me to capture your amazing day- I loved every second!

Styal Lodge Wedding Photography – Jenny & Matt

Styal Lodge Wedding Photography – Jenny & Matt

There was a lot to love about Jenny and Matt’s day from the fun filled bridal preparation, to the stunning church and then the reception at the beautiful Styal Lodge in Cheshire. This is a fantastic venue with a purpose built reception room clad in wood, high ceilings and lots of natural light. Not to mention that it’s set in the grounds of a golf course, so lots of great space for leafy landscape shots . I do love getting outdoors with my couples and wandering for that perfect shot!

Jenny and Matt had planned so many amazing details including a super cool table plan with photos of every guest and gorgeous wooden plinths for their tables centre pieces. Also have to mention that they had genuine tin cans on the back of their wedding car! I have waited so long to photography this classic wedding tradition! Loved it!

It really was the most gorgeous day to photograph and I was thrilled to hear Jenny and Matt were really pleased with the results too. Take a look at my kind words page to see their lovely comments.

To see more of my work from across the North West take a look at my wedding portfolio and don’t hesitate to drop me a message to discuss capturing your big day!

Louise and Tommi – The Ashes Barn Wedding

As soon as I drove up the beautiful long drive to The Ashes wedding venue I just knew it was going to be a super special day and I wasn’t wrong! Louise and Tommi had chosen to tie the knot at the stunning rustic barn venue in Staffordshire on the edge of the Peak District. This venue is right up my street with a really relaxed and rural vibe. The day was filled with the most wonderful sense of warmth and laughter throughout. I loved their attention to detail in the styling of the venue and particularly the ‘Moomin’ table names- a great link to Tommi’s Finnish roots. I’m very excited to share a selection of shots from this beautiful day. Thank you Louise and Tommi  for choosing me to capture your amazing day and I wish you every happiness!