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RIP Photography Friday

I bought this from Urban Outfitters while in Brighton last week. Gareth hates him bit I think he absolutely rules! Photo taken with my phone…

I have an admission to make…I SUCK at Photography Friday. Like seriously suck. I’ve had a few people ask me about the lack of these posts recently so I though I’d bite the bullet and admit my rubbishness in public.

I let these posts slip a little at the begining of the year and now I’ve realised it’s been 6 weeks since I posted anything! I love my Canon and it’s really handy to have when I need to take product shots and the like… but let’s be honest, a) I’m no pro photographer – hence I keep getting frustrated that my photos are poo and b) my life really isn’t that exciting and I actually don’t know what to take photos of!

While I’d love to take gorgeous and fun personal photos like Gala Darling, Audrey Kitching or Elsie Cake – I pretty much spend my days in a baggy jumper + leggings combo, accessoried with unwashed hair, glasses, no make up and slippers…and I sit in front of my computer writing and working my little ass off…in a slightly messy/half decorated house. Sexy huh? No one wants to see photos of THAT!

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Photography Friday – From Our Hearts to Our Hands

Those of you that follow me on Twitter, will know that I’ve had a bit of a rough week. Being a work-a-holic wedding blogger is often not so good for your health and (yet again) my body has screamed ‘arrrgh, need to rest’ and I’ve contracted glandular fever or tonsillitis (the doctors have done a blood test to see which one, if either, it is.)

Aaanyway, needless to say I haven’t felt much like taking pretty pictures this week, so instead I though I’d use this edition of Photography Friday to direct you towards a project set up by some of my favourite girls – Emma Case, Anna Hardy, Debs Ivelja and Joanna Brown. The project is called From Our Hearts to Our Hands.

They say, “We are four photographers who have come together to shoot and talk in equal measures! We have big plans for this little group and we hope to build a fantastic network of creative, inspiring photographers who love to shoot from the heart too!”

“Our aim is to create an inspiring, creative, supportive, encouraging, exploring community of artists who come together to share ideas, thoughts, feelings, hopes, fears in a way that makes us all smile and feel proud of our wonderful art.  We will be regularly setting projects where you will be free to join in, submit images, comment, talk, meet and learn from each other in a positive and exciting community.”

“We want you to be completely free with your creativity too!  We found that one of the main reasons why we wanted to come together in the first place was because we weren’t shooting for the hell of it anymore… we were shooting beautiful people, beautiful weddings etc and we were absolutely loving it but at the same time we felt we had even more to give…”

The first task set by the girls is to take a photograph
that says “From our Hearts.” You don’t have to be a professional photographer to be involved, so as soon as I’m feeling better I’m totally getting on board with this and joining in!I can’t wait to see how this group progresses. I have a feeling it’s not only going to be massively successful, but it’s going to be a pretty creative and fun place to hang out too. I’m there!

Photography Friday – Girls Night Out

(I don’t know why either?!)

So last Saturday I headed to London to let my hair down and paint the town pink with some of my favourite wedding gals. Myself, Charley of London Bride, Lucy of Lucy Ledger Designs, Debbie of DC Bouquets and Kelly of Boho Weddings headed out into the deepest depths of east London. These photos made me laugh. A lot.

It all started off very civilised and demure…

Charley looked stunning and as uber stylish as ever!

The cocktails were delicious!

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Photography Friday – A Week in Pictures

This week involved in a lot of planning, brainstorming and research for upcoming blog projects. Here’s a few little sneaks (without giving too much away!) of where I was and some of the things I got up to…


More details on these upcoming projects will be hitting your screens SOON!

I also thought I’d let you all know that I’m currently in the process of planning the next Rock n Roll Party. It will take place in London in April (the 14th or the 21st are currently the most likely dates.)

More info (including the exact date) to come as soon as I have the venue sorted I promise! Eeeek how exciting. This party will also be open to ALL readers of the blog – photographers, wedding vendors/suppliers, brides and everyone in between…yes yes yes 2011 is OH so EXCITING!

…And talking of exciting, I’m heading out into London-town on a girly night tomorrow night. My first girls night out in AGES! So depending on how ropey the pictures/we are, next week’s Photography Friday post may be less about sharing well composed experiments into photography and more about embarrassing my friends by sharing their drunken antics. Good idea?

Photography Friday – Cat Nap

It’s the first week back to the blog after the Christmas and New Year break so I bet you were expecting lots of festive related shots right? Wrong! They were all so boring in comparison to this cute and utterly adorable moment I captured this week.

They’re actually killing me with cute.

Gareth might kill me for sharing these but I don’t care. How could I keep these to myself?!

Photography Friday – Jenga, Alice, Beer & Kittens

This week’s photography Friday is a bit of a ‘week in pictures’ kind of post. Here’s what yours truly got up to over the past 7 days…

Monday was my Dad’s birthday so we went over for a curry and played Jenga. How Rock n Roll is that!? It was ‘crazy Jenga’ we played though, does that make it cooler?!

Jamie, my sister Rachel’s boyfriend…he’s a bit of a Jenga geek.

And the lady herself. I’m not a huge fan of black & white usually, but I had a little play with this one. I kinda like it. Gritty…

On Wednesday I went Christmas shopping and met up with the Rock n Roll Intern, Alice. We had lunch, coffee, gossip and discussed our blog plans for 2011. I’m excited about what we have in store for you!

I loved her Urban Outfitters ring muchly.

Gareth enjoyed some ‘boys time’ with Henry and a few beers.

Rachel wasn’t quite as impressed.

However Rachel certainly wasn’t left out…She and Gareth had a bit of father/daughter time…Is anyone else a little concerned looking at these pictures? I can almost hear Gareth thinking, “aww I wish she was a baby…” Ahh crap!

Seriously cute though. Look at all the LOVE! Now, am I just being a crazy cat lady, or is Rachel actually smiling in this picture?

So, how was your week? Are we getting excited for Christmas yet?!

Photography Friday – Coffee Shop Break

This morning I went to meet my Mum and Sister for a coffee. Rachel (the sister not the kitten!) is so photogenic it’s unreal. Can you believe she doesn’t think she is? Plus she doesn’t even wear make up on her skin…Seriously, is this girl nuts!? She is utterly beeeautiful!

(ps I haven’t photoshopped her skin at ALL!)

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Photography Friday (Monday!) – Snow Day

Yeah..this is kinda late but I’m not going to apologise for wanting to stay in and keep warm last week! Minus 2 is not my idea of a fun time.

However I did want to share a few snowy pictures with you so this weekend I put on my faux fur coat and trusty Superdry boots (my current daily uniform of choice) and bravely wondered outside into the deep freeze. Our sprinkling of snow certainly isn’t as deep as many places in the UK right now, but the slightly frosted scenes did make for some super pretty pictures. Oh and how cute is freezy cold Gareth?!

We have some weird-ass ice action going on outside our back door too. I kinda like it though…

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Photography Friday – Rachel Goes 3D

Rachel had been feeling a little miffed that Henry was getting more blog/twitter love than her. The quieter and more reserved kitten, she was often pushed to the side in the fame stakes due to Henry’s ridiculous and hilarious daily antics. “I know,” she thought “I’ll slip on these 3D glasses Mummy got in the post last week from her friend Amma…that will get me some air time.”

She was right you know.

Photography Friday – Kat & Gareth = ♥

This is a bit of a cheat on my part this week as I didn’t actually take this photo myself. My friend Emma Case came to visit us this week and while she was here we did an impromptu photo shoot in our garden and bedroom. I can’t wait to see and share the rest, but to whet your appetite, here’s a sneak peek of what’s to come really soon!

How sexy is my husband?!?

Photography Credit: Emma Case Photography

Photography Friday – Keep Calm and Rock On

I look at this all day long. It hangs just above my monitor and is a constant reminder to not let the little things get to me. I like it.

If wedding planning/career/personal stresses are getting to you, always remember to KEEP CALM AND ROCK ON. It works, I promise!

The photo-booth photo you can see just to the left is one of Alice and I taken at The Designer Wedding Show and reminds me to not take myself too seriously and to always make sure I’m having fun!

The photo on the right is my idol, Vivienne Westwood, dressed as a bride. Genius, gorgeous and a little bit nuts. I utterly love her and it reminds me that I never need to grow up but I should always dress fabulously!

Just above you can see the edge of a photograph of Gareth & I taken at our engagement shoot. The photo was taken in front of a Soho sex shop and reminds me never to conform.

Always surround yourselves with inspiring, beautiful and happy things.

*Sign is from Etsy but I can’t remember the seller sorry!

Photography Friday – Carly, Cocktails & Cats

This week my bestest friend in the whole wide world came to stay. We are officially rubbish and never see each other enough (busy lives and all that) but I know she stalks my blog (her words not mine) so this should be a nice surprise for her this week!

Carly came to stay. We drank lots of these…

(Did you know they sell Cosmopolitan in a bottle now?! I saw it in the supermarket and was instantly sold! It may be a little chavvy but do I care?! They were yummers)

And by the end of the night, our vision looked like this…

(Carly took this photo – I see a new photographic talent emerging don’t you?!)

I love my Carly and I miss her muchly…

(photo from our wedding by David McNeil)

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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