Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Thank you 2011..... you have rocked, bring it on 2012!!

Afternoon guys and gals! I hope you have all had a fab Christmas, eaten, drank (way too much) and been merry till your socks popped off!

I am starting the recovery of having hosted Christmas for my 10 family members. Ok, ok, so I forgot to buy sprouts and somehow we ended up with three (??) turkeys but it has been a brilliant week hanging out with the people who mean the absolute most to me. Love you crazy Jones clan. 

Toady I have switched back on the computer, opened up some photos to edit and started to just tie up a few ends before 2011 closes. 

I couldn't want to end my professional 2011 with a better way than to have one of my photos featured as Picture Of The Day on The Wedding Community Blog. Man, I had a serious smile when I popped my computer on to see this this morning. Plus is it a picture of the ever fantabulouse Ian and Rachael.

I can't WAIT to hit the ground running in 2012, so many exciting things lined up, a bit of a *to do* list of things I would love to achieve, but I'll be boring you all with that when I post in the new year. 
In the meantime, really hope everyone has a FANTASTIC new year, I can't say THANK YOU enough to everyone who has supported me this year (and beyond) I am a lucky girl indeed. 

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Emma and Scott get married.... a winter wedding.

Just one frame from Fridays wedding, the beautiful Emma and Scott got married. I am so keen to share their amazing wedding with you. There were piglets. Need I say more? Anyway, this might be my last post before Christmas, so I just wanted to leave you with this single frame from their gorgeous red and cream wedding, hope it gets you in the festive mood, have a brilliant Christmas everyone, lots of love, Bethan xxx

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Ian and Rachael.... HITCHED!!

I {heart} Ian and Rachael
I've been putting off this post. I've written it a couple of times, then re written it. The truth is I suppose, I don't want to post about Ian and Rachaels wedding as it makes it feel a bit final, a bit over. I cannot tell you how much fun it was to shoot these guys wedding, nor what a truly wonderful pair of people they are. I'm going to miss you peeps!

When, after our initial consultation, in their amazing apartment that used to be part of an old knicker elastic factory, Rachael sent me on my journey home with a little bundle (of gratefully received!!) biccies, I knew this was a couple I wanted to get involved with! I spent the drive home thinking how much I would love to shoot their wedding and how completely up my street it sounded.

When Rachael confirmed the booking I literally did a little happy dance. I had so many lovely email conversations with Rachael, and loved her messages keeping me up to date with how things were getting along and sending photos of dresses and shoes. Dress and shoe flavour emails are the best. Fact. I get to live vicariously through the gorgeous things dropping in my inbox!

Rachael and Ian were getting married in Manchester, a city I loved having lived there for four years and I was genuinely excited to have a very good reason to head to the city. I travelled up with my sister and other photographer for the day Syriol on Friday night, looking forward to a good nights kip before what was looking like an epic day ahead on Saturday.

Now, we had quite a freaky October, and what should have been a normal wet weekend in the northern city, had turned into a Saturday full of blue skies and beautiful sunshine..... I couldn't believe our luck!! It was a beautiful warm day and Rachael totally rocked out her tea length 50s dress and Vivienne Westwood Lady Dragons. I looked less stunning in my smart grey linen trousers and slightly flushed from the hot day face. With the amount of running around I do on a typical day, I really should be a size 8 with amrs like popeye but sadly I seem to level out the balance with post shoot take aways and wedding cake donations. Must. Do. Better!!

Anyway, before I blabber on too much about what a star couple these two are, just enjoy a few pictures from their day, and a heartfelt thank you to Rachael and Ian for having us along for the ride. It was one hellova lot of fun xxx