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Katie & Olivia’s Natural Beauty

Today’s first feature actually isn’t wedding-related at all, but I just loved it so much that I had to blog it anyway. Sisters Katie & Olivia’s shoot took place at the home of photographer, and friend of their family, Lee Anne Havens of¬†Flower Child Photography. The idea for the shoot was inspired by the girls’ natural beauty and a desire from Lee Anne to create something unique.

“It took me a long time to decide how and where to do this shoot, and in the end I settled on just doing everything at my home studio and made some crazy “costumes” for them,” explained Lee Anne.

“We played dress-up during the entire shoot. At one point Olivia spotted a basket of hats I made the hats last winter during my knitting craze so we had to use them, of course. (I’ve also made some for a charity drive, see info at the end of the post). Their tutu’s were handmade by me, the tops were purchased second hand for about $5 each and the jewellery is mine. So are the sweaters and plaid tops towards the end of the post – I just kept digging through my closet because I didn’t want the shoot to end!”

“The girls have never modelled before and were absolute naturals. I really didn’t do much posing for the most part, I would just catch them doing their own thing and ask them to hold the poses. The pics were taken using available light, sort of my signature look. This was also my first creative shoot, something to do for myself for once!”

Cam & Candace’s Homespun Engagement Session

I’m posting less engagement shoots at the moment¬†– not because I don’t heart them, but because I literally have wedding submissions coming out of my ears! However I do still¬†let a small number of e-sessions through, especially when they are as cute as Cam & Candace’s.

The shoot took place around the couple’s home, in¬†the neighborhood park and in an old building with a cool looking fire escape.

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Photography Friday – A Quiet Week

There was a really heavy thunderstorm. As it cleared the most vibrant double rainbow ever appeared outside our back door

Those of you that follow me on Twitter will know this already, but on Monday I fainted, fell down the stairs, knocked myself out and chipped a back tooth (note to self: don’t try and climb stairs when feeling faint.) I’m ok now, the doctor said it was just ‘one of those things’ and that I’m fine. However I have been feeling a little¬†sorry for myself this week so I cancelled all my appointments and spent most of this week in my PJ’s writing and¬†chilling out at home.

Therefore this week’s Photography Friday photos aren’t that interesting (particularly compared to last week!) I just thought I’d take a few snaps of the ‘stuff’ I see everyday in my little world.

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Kamela & Brian’s Organic, Vintage, Back Garden wedding

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Oh yes! I am so excited by Kamela & Brian’s¬†vintage/eco/organic/outdoor wedding. The couple made wedding choices that were totally perfect for them and ignored a lot of the usual wedding industry rubbish. They got married¬†at their¬†Grandparent’s house in Vancouver and had the super personal reception in their back garden.

The bride wore a stunning 1930’s vintage dress that was actually the first and only one she tried on. It literally seemed like it was¬†made for her as she didn’t even need to get it altered. The groom and groomsmen also wore vintage clothes (except¬†their bow tie which were made by the bride and her Mum)¬†but one of my favourite parts of both their outfits has got to be their shoes – no uncomfortable heels for the bride or ugly ‘dress shoes’ for the groom!¬†They both wore their favourite trainers –¬†Toms.

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Photography Friday – Flowers, Dreadlocks & My Utterly Gorgeous Sister

I’m actually super excited about posting these – my first actual ‘set’ of photos that weren’t just of me messing about at home on my own. Today I went into town with my sister Rachel (and yes I did name my cat after her!)¬†It just so happens to be totally gorgeous so¬†I forced her to play model all day. I think she gave me a run for my money actually!

We had lunch at a new organic cafe in Reading (yum), bought flowers for 30p from the sweetest little old ladies ever and drank coffee by the river. What a fab day.

Her dreads are pretty rad too huh? Her super talented boyfriend Jamie does them for her. You can check out his website, Dread Monkey, right here.

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