Category Archives: Anniversary

An Anniversary Shoot in the ‘Up’ House: Lisa & Geoff

Lisa & Geoff wanted to do something different, fun and cute for their two year anniversary shoot. “Geoff and I got exclusive permission to do a photo shoot inside the Up House replica in Herriman, Utah,” Lisa wrote. “When we heard about it being built we got a crazy little idea to drive out from California and take photos there. We are huge Pixar fanatics and absolutely LOVE the movie Up. We watched it the day it came out and we were engaged at the time. So watching the ‘Married Life’ sequence at the beginning of the film really hit home (read: bawling in the theatre). It still makes me tear up every time I watch it.”

“With less than a month to plan the shoot and trip, we made many-a-trip to Goodwill (I love thrifting!) to get the perfect costumes. I made our very own Adventure Book from scratch and I made the yellow dress too (at 5:30 am the day we were supposed to leave!) We have admired Blue Lily Photography for some time now, so we were overjoyed that they could be in Utah and could be our photographers. Being wedding photographers ourselves (The Goodness), it was huge to get such an awesome couple to create these amazing photos.”

“We dressed in costumes, recreated scenes from the movie, had a picnic, the whole nine yards! It was AMAZING! So much fun. I even made one of the dresses I wore that day.”

Aww this just melts my heart. I love it so!

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An Newly-Dead Zombie Shoot: Nicola & Colin

Happy Halloweeeeen mwaaaah hahaha!

I’ve got a couple of suitably spooky posts ready to scare you out of your wedding wits today, starting with this zombie ‘newly-dead’ shoot by wedding photographer Al Overdrive.

I’m sure most of you saw this Zombie Attack engagement that I feature back in August, but for this shoot it was the couple who actually zombied themselves up!

Nicola & Colin were married in 2010, and as a wedding gift, a number of their guests clubbed together and arranged for them to have a photo shoot with professional special effects make up artist Lucy Darkness and  Al Overdrive.

“We shot in East London, getting some funny looks off the public as it was a Saturday afternoon in the middle of the heatwave,” Al told me. “For the most part people were very positive and curious, and thought it was an awesome idea for a newly wed couple to have done as a wedding gift.”

“As you can see from the photos, the couple had a great time, and Lucy and I enjoyed working with them on this unique wedding gift. Nic says she ‘can’t wait to get ’em printed! Would love to hang them in fancy frames when we move into our own place soon’ now that is something I’d like to see.”

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A Love Shoot: Elbie & Derek

A slight deviation to the shoots I usually feature but I loved Elbie & Derek’s (yes the very same Elbie who does my hair & make up for most of my shoots and events) post-wedding but non-bridal shoot with Lisa Jane Photography is just too gorgeous not to share!

“When the wedding rush was over, I realised that Derek and I were only going to be a young, loved-up couple for a while (as opposed to an older, loved-up couple, that is!)” Elbie told me. “We wanted to do a shoot that was personal, a bit gritty, and true to us.”

Lisa Jane was the perfect photographer for us, capturing little details, little gestures, without making us feel like we were being photographed.  We are not big on huge public displays of affection, but Lisa made us feel really comfortable”

“We did the shoot at Derek’s workplace, a bronze foundry.  We didn’t use any props, as the foundry acted as such an amazing background, with nothing too set-up and ‘pretty’.”

“Whenever I look at those photos I just sigh and think about how much I love that man.  Lisa’s pictures magically brings that out.  Her images, especially her framing, really tells a story.  Along with my wedding pictures, these will be the ones I’ll treasure!!”

You can see Elbie & Derek’s amazing wedding on the blog here….and if you weren’t around earlier this week, check out the guest post she wrote for me, Professional Make Up Tips for DIY Brides, here. Love her!

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A Vintage Gas Station Anniversary Shoot: Kelly & Charly

Some of the more eagle-eyed of you might recognise Kelly & Charly from their awesome vintage and Rock n Roll-inspired wedding that I featured back in February or Kelly’s beautiful bridal shoot which went up back in November. Well they are back and just as beautiful as ever!

For their anniversary the couple wanted to mark the occasion with another photo shoot with their wedding photographer Juliane Berry. The shoot was held in Rancho Park and The Original Farmers Market in Los Angeles and had a super stylish and vintage vibe. They had two vintage cars (a 1927 Ford Model T and a 1932 Ford Phaeton) as well as various props and loveliness including sugar skulls that the couple had bought in Mexico.

Beautiful, classic and classy. I love.

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Three Year Marriversary Love

Photography Credit: English Rose Weddings

Today is Gareth’s & my ‘marriversary.’ We were married 3 years ago on our 6 year anniversary (yeah, we kept the date the same…so much easier to only have to remember one date!)

Happy 3 year marriversay/9 year anniversary baby. I love you all of it and I couldn’t do this without you.

Best friend

Soul-mate

Lover

‘Drives-me-mad-on-a-daily-basis-but-I-love-you-more-than-life-itself-er’

♥  ♥  ♥

When we first started dating, 2002

A ski holiday, 2006

The night Gareth proposed, 2007

Our Engagement Shoot, 2008 (full set here)

Photography Credit: David McNeil Photography

Our Wedding, 2008 (full set here)

Photography Credit: English Rose Weddings

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A Steam Punk Anniversary

I love anniversary shoots. I think they are not only a great way to document your years together after the wedding, but planning one gives you a great excuse to keep your toes tipped in the wedding/photo shoot/photography world! I’m already thinking of some cool ideas for mine and Gareth’s for our 3 year anniversary this April!

Wendy & Brian were celebrating 5 years of marriage and wanted to do a steam-punk styled shoot. Brian creates some really cool tie tacks, cuff-links and earrings etc and sells them on etsy, so it was also a good excuse to showcase some of his work. Photographer Katrina made the seating cards and all other paper goods, and she worked closely with Pazzobello Floral Design on the flowers and table settings. “I love how out of the box she was,” Katrina told me. “She incorporated gears and re-purposed pieces for the table arrangements and bouquet to really fit the theme.” The china was from Katrina’s Mother’s wedding china.

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