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MERRY KITSCHMAS – A vibrant and colourful alternative Christmas Elopement inspiration shoot

Today I am excited to share MERRY KITSCHMAS – A vibrant and colourful alternative Christmas Elopement inspiration shoot. Images were captured by Chloe Lee Photography with the creativity of an incredible collaborative team. Chloe says of the shoot…   So in case you didn’t know, I LOVE Christmas – like really love Christmas, it’s totally my favourite time of the year! I also really love anything kitsch, retro and totally over the top SO what better than to combine those things to create a crazy Christmas inspiration shoot!?   I joined forces with Michaela from Clear-Hearts who is a rock’n’roll wedding planner who shared my total love for an OTT,...

The importance of Capturing memories…

Whether its a Wedding, a family celebration, Christmas or just because, taking  snippets of life and capturing memories has never been more important. Life can be so short, and you never want to have those what ifs, and even the simplest of photos can be of comfort long past when the reality has passed. Photographer Joanne Withers shares some of her thoughts for capturing Christmas, and alongside I give my thoughts how that can be applied to the world of Weddings and celebrations and indeed life.     Joanne says.. “I am one of those people who loves Christmas.” “It was made magical for me as a child with so...

What Christmas really means

Sometimes in the hustle and bustle of the Festive Season we sometimes forget the reason there is Christmas in the first place. With all the present buying and nights out and preparation for visits from family and friends the true meaning of Christmas gets a little forgotten.     I heard this story told to the children in Church one Sunday and it warmed my heart. Its amazing how something as simple as a Candy Cane can have such a lovely story behind it. There are many other stories regarding the Candy Canes history but this has the most meaning to me.   “Many years ago a Candymaker in Indiana wanted to make...

Love’s Carousel – Christmas Engagement Shoot – Images Toast of Leeds

To add a sprinkle of Festiveness to the week, I am thrilled to share the stunning cosy Christmas Engagement shoot of Rachel and Sam set in the Christmas Market in Leeds. Images of the day were captured by the fabulous Shelly of Toast of Leeds. Shelly Mantovani is Leeds based Wedding Photographer but covers the whole of the U.K. She says of her work, “I love light and shadow, art and music, films and books. I’m passionate about great design, fabulous architecture and mother nature. I love my camera and my prime lenses and I love to relive all the weddings I shoot with teary brides and chuffed to bits...