// Life, Love & Laughter 2016 // Wedding & Portrait Photography – Liverpool, Cheshire and Lancashire

Wedding & Portrait Photography – Liverpool, Cheshire and Lancashire

This has to be my favourite blog post of the year! Yet again I have the absolute pleasure of re-living all the wonderful memories, moments and total joy from the year just gone. The only hardship of this job is the terrible trial of having to choose a sensible number to share! I have finally managed to whittle it down!

I also wanted to take this opportunity to thank all the incredible couples and families who I have had the absolute honour to get to know and all wonderful moments I have had the privilege to share and capture – what a job I have!

And finally I ended my year with the most special arrival ever… our little boy Finley Robert Williams! He gets the honour of kicking off this years highlights….

Bring on 2017!

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Eaves Hall Wedding // Rachael & Matt //

Eaves Hall Wedding Photography

Rachael and Matt’s Eaves Hall wedding really was something a little bit special. After photographing the couple for their engagement shoot  I was sure that the day would be totally fun filled and they did not disappoint! The couple tied the knot in the beautiful rural church of St Huberts, Clitheroe. Not only was the journey to the ceremony across the most stunning countryside but the inside of the church was also truly breathtaking!

The reception then followed at the wonderful Eaves Hall. This is just a perfect setting for wedding photography, plus Rachael and Matt’s meticulous and creative planning made for a fantastic wedding to capture.

Watch out for all Rachael’s beautiful stationary details in the shots below and you can view and buy more from this talented lady by following the link in the suppliers section.

Also a big thank you to my wonderful second shooter Rebecca from Rebecca Lattin Photography for so many ace shots and helping me ensure we covered every element of the action packed day.

Lots of love for all the great suppliers….

Stationary – Rachael Lucas Designs

Make-Up Artist – www.jocoolemakeup.com

Flowers – The Flower Shop, Clitheroe

Dress –  Ronald Joyce from Always & Forever – St Helens

Cake – Kelly at Pink Frosting Cake Company

Bridesmaids Dresses – Jenny Packham

Below is a selection of my favourites from the day!

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 🙂

 

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!

Elizabeth and Gary’s Autumnal Handmade Wedding – Liverpool

Whether your planning your own Autumn wedding or simply fancy being inspired by a truly relaxed and heart-warming wedding then look no further than Elizabeth and Gary’s autumnal handmade wedding in Liverpool. This beautiful day is a feast for the eyes with a riot of Autumn colour with so many gorgeous homemade and unique touches. I had the privilege of photographing Gary and Elizabeth’s wedding right from the pre- wedding decorating of the venue to the fantastic live performances late at night. What a total pleasure!

In this blog post I have the absolute joy of being able to share a few words from the bride herself. Here she talks about what motivated her to choose the Autumn and how the limits of her budget inspired her to be even more creative.

From early childhood I have always enjoyed Autumn; the changing rich warm colours, the abundant harvest of apples from the trees in my back garden that would keep us going all winter, the crisper cool air and crunching of leaves underfoot as Mother Nature began winding down for the winter. 

I have always suited wearing autumnal colours and am drawn to those occasions that bring people together like festivals, fetes and bonfires. For our wedding, we wanted to create an atmosphere of warmth and love, where everyone felt comfortable and at home. We wanted none of the pressure that so often comes with a wedding invite. The dress code was ‘smart, casual or quirky’ encouraging people to wear whatever suited them, whether that was a Tux, trainers or stormtrooper costume! 

The venue was a little known Tithebarn tucked away in Melling. It was a blank canvas for us to dress with all manner of natural artefacts and hanging hoops inspired by 1970’s spirograph drawings. With a limited budget  for the whole wedding, we took to foraging in Formby Woods and Calderstones Park for ivy, autumn leaves, pine cones and other natural forms to weave into a driftwood archway (collected over 15 years by my ‘best woman’) a ceiling wreath and numerous other decorations, including my own headdress and flowers. 

Two nights before the wedding, our close friends and family gathered to decorate the venue, carve pumpkins and arrange the venue. The whole wedding was busy but stress-free, and cemented friendship and family connections in a deep and meaningful way. 

What a totally unique and inspiring wedding day to capture. Thank you so much to Elizabeth and Gary for asking me to be a part of your amazing day. Wishing you every happiness as Mr and Mrs x