December 31, 2009

Morecambe from Hest Bank

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Snow over Lancaster

The snow over the last couple of weeks has brought us some lovely scenes on the hills above Lancaster, and last week I was persuaded by Mrs Beanphoto to take her out for a drive and some photos.

December 30, 2009

New Look, New Year

Happy New Year everyone, let's hope it's a good one!
I'm giving the old blog a facelift for the New Year, and trying harder to give pointers towards places of interest for anyone planning a wedding - over on the right hand side you'll see new lists - for Local Wedding Vendors and Local Wedding Venues, both are actively growing lists, and an All Things Weddings list, of nice blogs and websites from across the web, that you may enjoy. Let me know what you think, or if you'd like something added.

It's been a really mixed year for me. I've enjoyed some fabulous weddings, photographed some wonderful couples in some great venues and enjoyed a very full diary. Unfortunately, I also had a bad knee injury which is know thankfully recovering nicely, and in November my father sadly passed away. I've avoided mentioning it in this blog till now, as I wasn't sure it was the right place, but in fact it was my dad who, as a passionate amateur photographer, gave me my love of photography, shared his passion with me, passed on some wonderful gear, and encouraged me to start this business. I shall miss him greatly.
Dad was a very accomplished watercolour artist, and this is a portrait I took of him at work in his studio for his website.

December 22, 2009

Camper van wedding fun!

Dawn and Chris' wedding a few weeks back was such a fun shoot, Dawn arrived in great style aboard "Pebbles" an original 1960's VW Camper Van from Morecambe and Wize. I just adore camper vans and Pebbles was a real beauty! Chris and Dawn were a great couple and the day was filled with laughter. The ceremony took place at the Lancaster Cathedral with reception afterwards at a new venue for me, Thurnham Hall. I certainly hope to go back there again. Wow! Lovely venue. Best wishes to you both!

and here's the slideshow...

December 14, 2009

I heart faces photo challenge

This week's challenge is Pets!
OK Toby that's your cue...

... and a chance for me to re-post some fun montages using the above picture...
...the montages were made using the website.