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July 20, 2012

Arcimboldo's Delicatessen, Harrogate {Lancashire Commercial Photography)

For a while now, I've been in conversation with my brother-in-law Martyn about taking some photos for his Harrogate Delicatessen "Arcimboldo's". Great name! and I must say it was hard to resist the temptation to make at least one portrait of Martyn in the Arcimboldo style, but no, what the client says goes! Well, a couple of week's back we finally found a free weekend and set about the job of snapping the place.

Arcimboldo's has been a feature on Harrogate's Kings Road for some years, but was very recently taken over by Martyn and he is now in the process of re-branding and making the store over in his own fashion.
And it's a beautiful store too, full of fantastic home-cooked delights, taste-bud bursting treats, melt-in-the-mouth delights, superb ingredients and the most gorgeous fine, fresh cheeses and cold meats!

I'm also delighted to have introduced Martyn, when he was looking for a fine coffee supplier, to Lancaster's finest of coffee emporiums "Atkinsons". So now Yorkshire and Lancaster alike can meet over artisan coffee and fine cake!

Here's some of the pics, and now I can't wait to see what the designer does with them for the soon-to-be re-launched Arcimboldo's website


























And if you don't know who Arcimboldo was, well here's a little taster of his artwork!

July 15, 2012

Discovering wonderful things pt2

Time again for some of the recently rediscovered pictures from the Bean family archive, scanned from the original negatives left to me by my dad in their thousands, oh for more time to go through them all!

Big Brother Ade enjoying his 5th birthday...
























with some pals...
























Mum...























Mum, me, Ade and aunty Lucy!

July 14, 2012

Jen & Dom's Vintage Wedding pt.2 {Lancashire wedding Photographer}

Time for part 2 of Jen & Dom's vintage treat of a wedding that took place in Arnside, Cumbria, just a few short weeks back. There's been no getting away from the rain in the UK this summer, and sadly Jen & Dom's day had it in spades, the worst of it coming just as they exited the church, but there was no dampening the spirits of this crowd. Look closely and you'll still see the beaming smiles! Such a fun day!















July 02, 2012

Jen & Dom's vintage va va voom wedding! {Lancashire wedding Photographer}

In a break from my usual format, I'm blogging Jen and Dom's wedding in different stages.

It was a wedding I'd been looking forward to a very long time for a number of reasons. First off, I loved that Jen and Dom are both photography lovers, and that they were having a very vintage themed wedding at Jen's local family church, not far from where Mrs Beanphoto and I had our own wedding reception in the beautiful Arnside and Silverdale "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty". The wedding date was our own anniversary too (not actually our wedding anniversary - we celebrated a different anniversary for 25 years before getting married, and some habits just stick!). It was also an occasion when Mrs Beanphoto and myself would both be working the same wedding. As one half of Itsy Bitsy Vintage, she provides the most beautiful vintage china hire and styling service - all highly recommended - check it out!!

The day began somewhat overcast, but still charming, at the very lovely No.43 boutique B&B on Arnside seafront.

Jen, her daughter and girlfriends were having a fine old time getting ready, doing hair and make up and listening to music played on Jen's phone in the beautiful open and light rooms of No.43...




















More to come soon in part 2: The Ceremony.