July 21, 2011

Sarah & Mark {sneak peak 2)

Sarah & Mark
Originally uploaded by beanphoto
Another shot from Sarah & Mark's wedding.

I took 30 mins out of the day with Sarah & Mark to drive to this spot which is close to Sarah' childhood family home and very meaninful to her in marking her new life with Mark.

Sarah and Mark were stood on a large white blanket to protect her dress from the dusty gravel road, and I have removed this in photoshop.

Sarah specifically asked for a 'vintage' look to this picture which was achieved through a series of photoshop actions converting to monochrome, colouring and layering textures.

July 17, 2011

Mark & Sarah {sneak peak}

I love that early part of the day when the bride, mum and her girlfriends are getting ready for the wedding. Occasionally it can be a real frantic affair, but usually the bride to be will find herself to be in a surprisingly calm, but excited state of giggly anticipation. I think that's why I so often find it's my favourite part of the day, and that's how things were when I arrived at Sarah's a few weeks back for her wedding day. I'd already met quite a few of the faces there, having shot her sister Cat's wedding the previous year, so it was lovely to feel instantly welcomed.

I'm still at work on the pictures from the rest of the day but here's a taste of those early hours!

July 14, 2011

Adam & Claire's bright and colourful Garstang wedding

It's been a pretty jam-packed summer of weddings for me so far, and the latest to share with you is this gorgeous spectacle of colour. Claire and Adam are such a lovely couple and I knew when I first met them that this would be a fun day. The preparations, service and reception all took place at one of my favourite venues, The Pickerings Hotel in Garstang. Many of Claire and Adams relatives live abroad, so it was espescially touching to witness what for some of them was the first time they had a met up for some years.
Weather-wise, this was a day when the sun just poured itself over the happy couple, who honestly looked as though they could not have been any happier!
My best wishes to you both and here's a sampler of their day...
(click a pic to see it bigger)


July 10, 2011

Louise & Marks big day

It's been a busy summer for me, and I must admit I've fallen behind a bit with my editing, but today I have for you, a little look inside the big day of Louise and Mark, who tied the knot in June at Lancaster House Hotel - a great couple, a fab day, full of some lovely little details and some real fun moments...

First up was spending some time with Mark and the boys, love those cufflinks fellas! 

Then upstairs to see Louise as she prepared...

Then back down to join the boys and the guests as they waited for Louise's entrance...

Louise arrived looking fabulous, to meet her very happy looking Mark!

Then outside for some shots on the Lancaster House Hotel lawns...

After the group shots it was time for the wedding breakfast and speeches, always a great opportunity for some shots of the guests...

And if you'd like to see the full gallery (you'll need the password from Mark or Louise) you can find it here.

Slideshow of more shots from their day ...