Stop Staring

Jacquie & Robby’s fun yet sexy engagements were sent over to me today. I instantly fell in love with her funky style (her ‘Leopard Lolita Dress’ is by Stop Staring she got it from Daddy-o’s) and their ‘poking-fun’ attitude – gotta love that ‘RIP Rob’ graffiti behind them!

“We had these pictures taken in March 2010 on the outskirts of Baltimore, Maryland” Jacquie explained. “We explored the area and happened to come across the graffiti that said “RIP Rob” and although I usually hate that old idea that once a man is married his life is over, but I couldn’t resist taking a picture seeing that my fiance name is Robby! Also, we stumbled across that old red car and we loved the pictures near the car so much, we used one for our save the dates. If you take a look at the pictures of us near the car, you will notice that a train went by while we were shooting. That day seemed like it was really meant to be.”

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Naomi, Josh & Kingsley

Oh I have been so excited about sharing this shoot with you all! I’m sure most of you will be familiar with this gorgeous little family. Naomi is the beautiful girl behind the uber popular Rockstar Diaries blog and her husband Josh and their new dog Kingsley play a staring role in it. These guys really are wonderful people. Sweet, kind and darling. Their blog posts never fail to cheer me and they just seem so genuinely LOVELY!

OK enough gushing…you’re going to adore these images taken at the DC Cherry Blossom Festival by their wedding photographer Leo Patrone (who I’m hoping to meet when he comes over to London soon!) The light, the colours, the fashion, the fun and lurrrve…aww just so perfect.

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All the Fun of the Fair

Amy & Darren are a gorgeous, fun and music-loving couple who are getting married this June in the New Forest. The idea for their engagement shoot was just to follow them having fun and sharing the things they love. “We started the shoot at their place in Blackheath, London” photographer Sarah told me “with me shooting from the mezzanine down on them lying amongst a fraction of their 5000-strong record collection, even Martha the cat wanted a piece of the action!”

“Next, we took a trip up the road to take advantage of the gorgeous evening light at the May bank holiday fair on Blackheath, finishing with a stroll through Greenwich Park to the bandstand which holds a romantic significance to them as a couple as it’s where they spent a lot of time together when they first started courting.”

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Community Spirit

British photographer Dolly Photography may be new to the scene but she sure knows her own passions and one of her dreams is to raise awareness and support her local community. “I come from Barnsley, a very small Northern mining town that is still recovering from the depression of the pit closures” She told me “I have loads of work I’d love to submit, but this one is close to my heart. I did a Rock The Dress shoot last week for Barnsley Hospice, a charity that looks after terminal cancer patients. They have 8 charity shops and wanted to promote the fact that they sold second hand wedding dresses – some for as little as £40 a dress!”

So, she asked her sister to model for her in a gorgeous £40 dress from Barnsley Hospice and carrying a vintage umbrella that she found on ebay for £10. Her hair piece was also a bargain at £10 in the sale from Diva Bridal, Barnsley.

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Two Year Marriversary Love

On the 12th April 2007 my boyfriend and I headed to the river for a chilled out 5 year anniversary picnic which ended with him asking me to marry him.

Our engagement session by David McNeil More photos can be seen here

On the 12th April 2008 my fiance and I got married.

Our wedding. Photos by English Rose Weddings. Some of my favourite shots can be seen below (and even more here)

On the 12th April 2009 my husband & I headed to Brighton to celebrate our first year of marriage at the fancy pants Grand Hotel. 

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Brighton Rock n Roll

There are a select few UK photographers that I truly love and I think Pippa Mackenzie may be joining that group. I fell in love with her relaxed, documentary inspired style and couldn’t wait to share this rockin’ Brighton engagement session with you. “Natalie & James live in Surrey, and often hang out in Brighton” Pippa told me. “They are young, quirky and very successful property developers. They are such a cool, hip and fun loving couple and we wanted to really capture their characters in their e-Shoot. They had a few costume changes for the shoot to contrast the beach shots with classy rock n roll amongst the Brighton Lanes. We thought the edgy surroundings of Brighton really complimented their characters.”

You can check out Pippa & Ian’s ‘At Work’ video which includes a little film around this actual shoot right here. I love it! Damn it..now that’s another photographer on my list that I want to be shot by!

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