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May 13, 2012

Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!

Last weekend I had the enormous pleasure of being asked to photograph my first christening ceremony. Back in 2011 I shot Zoe and Craig's lovely vintage wedding, and they were blessed recently with a daughter. they called to ask if I would like to shoot the christening and then, not having made the selection for their wedding album yet, if we could add a section at the back for the new arrival. Great idea! So there I was last Sunday in Horwich at my first christening. Willow Mae was beautiful, and a delight! Anyway, here's a few pics of the ceremony and party with friends and family...

Oh, and if you are having a christening in Lancashire and would like to have it photographed, get in touch!


















The ceremony took place at St. Mary's, Horwich with party afterwards at the Horwich golf Club.
To see the full gallery and order prints, click here (password required).

May 06, 2012

Amanda & Neil's Divine DIY Wedding

I knew from the moment I spoke to Amanda on the phone several months ago, that I was going to LOVE this wedding! A small, intimate family wedding in the same lancaster Registry office, that I married in several years back, a walk around Lancaster, Polaroids on the invites, a home-made bouquet made of blue crepe paper, homemade buttoniere (with mini creme egg!), shoes chosen by the groom and with jewels added by the bride, what was not to love about it? And it didn't disappoint ...

My day started at Lancaster's Travelodge, where Amanda and Neil were preparing in adjoining rooms, and Amanda in hers was getting ready with her mother and Maid of Honour.



From the hotel, it was a short 2 minute walk to the Registry Office, where Neil, his Best Man and friends were welcoming the guests...



I loved that Amanda walked across from the Travelodge at peak traffic time,

... and it was soo sweet to see the pair meet up just before the service for a quiet moment, and then walk in together...




After the service we had a few formal and informal group shots and some lovely confetti moments...

... after which the guests went off on a walk taking in the sights of Lancaster, while Neil, Amanda and myself took a different short walk through town followed by a drive up to Williamson Park and the Ashton Memorial for a short spell of couple shots. I always love these times, it's like a little oasis of peace for the bride and groom in a day when the glare is otherwise full on them, and as such I like to step back a little too and record from a distance...




The reception was being held back in town at the very lovely Bar 1725, so a quick drive back and we met up with the guests again, and before the meal, some great speeches. I love these two! All the best, and thanks again for asking me to photograph your day!








For friends and family, you can find the full gallery here (but you'll need to get the password from Amanda or Neil!)