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Back in October I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to do a bit of exploring along the north east coast of America.  The weather was incredible; the light was soft, golden and flattered everything it touched.  I always enjoy noticing the changing seasons and I knew autumn could be beautiful, but I had never seen colours as vibrant and varied as those we saw in Maine.

As much as I love these photographs, they don’t do justice to the rich array of fiery hues which presented themselves at every glance.  Wandering through Camden Hills State Park was undoubtedly a highlight and looking out over the vast expanse of forest from the summit of Mount Battie really was a treat and a memory I hope will never fade.

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It was a beautiful spring morning as Joy & Rich prepared to say I do at the Church of the Resurrection & All Saints in Caldy Village on the Wirral.  Unfortunately the weather took a turn for the worse as the day wore on, but with a reception venue as beautiful and as cosy as Thornton Manor nobody minded at all.

I have a real soft spot for Thornton Manor as I attended the local primary school in Thornton Hough when the 3rd Viscount Leverhulme was alive.  Each year he’d invite the whole school to the Manor for a summer picnic and we’d all have a great time exploring the grounds and stuffing our faces full of cake!  As a child I never would have imagined I’d be back twenty years later photographing a wedding there… it was lovely to revisit the house after all those years and see it so full of life again.

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Thanks go to Kate Rossin for second shooting this lovely wedding with me!

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Back in April I photographed a styled welsh wedding shoot on the outskirts of Llangollen in the rolling hills of North Wales.

Over the years I have become increasingly aware that there isn’t an abundance of wedding inspiration available to brides planning to tie the knot in Wales. So my clever friend Sarah and I decided to style a shoot which we hoped would go some way to filling the void, including as many details as we could think of which were specifically Welsh. We wanted daffodils to feature in a wild bouquet which would fit with the beautiful landscape we wanted to showcase in the photographs. With this in mind we tried to create a very natural, almost celtic styled shoot which would lend itself to the dramatic and ancient surroundings.

There were several details included which showcase the best of welsh traditions such as the ‘love spoon’, a beautiful marriage blessing in welsh by Dic Jones, locally sourced slate jewellery, a scattering of adorable spring lambs and of course a stack of delicious welsh cakes!

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It was wonderful to see this shoot featured on the beautifully romantic wedding blog Magnolia Rouge last week!

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Styled by Sarah Garrod
Dresses supplied by Bridal Haven and designed by So Sassi
Flowers by The Little Potting Shed
Stationery by Project Pretty
Hair and MUA by Caroline James
Model was Heather Louise

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Caroline and Nick’s June wedding at Iscoyd Park was absolutely lovely and I can’t wait to share it with you soon!  In the mean time I thought I’d introduce you to this gorgeous pair with their sweet engagement shoot in and around the quintessentially english town of Tarporley, which they are now lucky enough to call home.

Back in 2014 I made the decision to take engagement shoots out of my wedding packages and instead offer them as an optional extra.  As a result I have photographed fewer engagement shoots in 2015 than in any previous year and looking through these photographs now I have to admit I miss them.  I still firmly believe they’re a great opportunity for couples to experience being in front of the camera before they say I do. Wedding schedules can be very tight and rarely do I have more than 15 minutes to take portraits of the newlyweds on the day itself.  Having a more relaxed and informal shoot in the weeks leading up to their wedding means my couples have another lovely collection of portraits to look back on in years to come.

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