Thursday, 30 June 2011

Vintage Life Magazine Feature

Oh yes, oh yes, oh yey!! Pop to your local WHSmith and have a wee goosey in this Months Vintage Life Magazine. There are 6 gorgeous pages of lovliness from Danielle and Carl's superfantastico wedding last year.

I was so lucky to meet this fantastic couple and have the total pleasure of photographing their wedding day. Honestly they are gorgeous peeps.

The sun shone, the guests drank margaritas and I drove back from Lincoln that evening with a big smile on my face. An amazing day.

This feature comes with amazing timing as it is almost exactly one year since they headed to the chapel and got hitched, congratulations again you guys, you are a seriously rockin' couple!!!

If you want to know/see/hear more about their big day, Danielle has a fab blog called This Charming Wedding.... have a peak at it here.....

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Good Evening Glastonbury!!

Good evening Glastonbury.........

Those were Elbows *three favourite words* and actually, they were pretty much mine too on Saturday night at Glastonbury Festival this year.

Wow, they put on a good show, there is something pretty magical about the sun setting by the side of the pyramid stage, amazing music, fantastic company and no less than a few brothers pear ciders to give you a warm glow inside.

I first went to Glastonbury in the late 1990's and have been going pretty much every year since, with the exception of the last couple where we have been sensible grown ups and have distracted ourselves with buying a house, getting married and moving half way up the country, sorry Glasto but you had to take a back seat but boy it is good to be back.

It is quite strange to see how the festival has changed over the time, but I still say it is still in my opinion the greatest show on Earth!

When I first started going, the bands would pretty much finish around midnight, and the entertainment for the rest of the night was a rave around Joe Bananas Blanket stall or up in the Greenfields. Now there is Shangri-la, Arcadia and a whole host of other goodies and man it nearly popped my tiny brain!

In a nutshell, if you mix Total Recall with three fields of acid house ravers, a tower block with a tube train shooting out of the middle, blue painted naked ladies, back streets, ally ways, men in faraday suits shooting lightning between them and far too much more to mention you are still only just scratching the surface. Eye popping doesn't really even go there!!!

Shangri- La.

Needless to say we got back to our campervan at around 4am. I say campervan..... well it was more like the pope mobile but I was grateful for the loan from my hubbys parents as our vw van is in need of some work at the mo. Don't laugh too hard, no honestly. You can stop now :)

It was a terrifying journey on the motorway with every lorry that passed making the whole thing feel like it would rattle to pieces and blow away but I am grateful to the little mobile for getting us there and back in one piece and providing a mud free warm snug at the end of each day.

Glasto was a great weekend but it is now back to some overdue photo editing and quite a few cups of coffee to get my brain sparked back into action!! I have got some VERY exciting projects coming up in the next couple of months and can't wait to share them all with you very soon.

Enjoy the sunshine peeps xxx

Monday, 20 June 2011

So the cornish adventure......

One of our many old vw vans.

Oooooh, I was a little bit over excited to be going to Cornwall last week hell yeah! I used to make quite a few regular trips down there, even spending a whole summer in St. Ives once living in our old vw camper van and working at a local cafe.... aaaah happy memories! Our trips were usually a group of friends deciding the day before to fill our wagons with surfboards and bbq essentials and head down to the coast, low budget but huge fun!

I know Cornwall is a special place to many people but it holds so many fantastic memories for me.

St. Nicholas Chapel St. Ives

My gorgeous husband even proposed to me at the little church at the top of the Island in St. Ives during the most amazing storm, it was one hell of an evening!! The sun was setting and the waves were HUGE and through the wind and the sound of the surf, he manages to get down on one knee and pop the question.
Me and my hubby got engaged after three months of knowing each other, but it took 10 years before we got hitched! I think we just knew we were meant to be together and the wedding would fall into place when we were ready, and that is exactly how it worked.
The Chapel overlooks Porthmeor Beach, an amazingly beautiful place, and if you haven't ever been there, honestly it is worth a trip.

Now, I know Cornwall must also be very important to a gorgeous couple called Keli and Steve. This was the real reason I headed down this week as they were getting married at The Headland Hotel overlooking Newquay's Fistral Beach, and wow was it a stunning spot! I've posted a couple of sneaky peek piccies here as I have just started editing but more to come soon!

Thanks Keli and Steve for having us along, it was so much fun!

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Back home from Cornwall.....

I'm missing the sea already, have had such a great week in Cornwall, lots of lovely bits to share over the next few  keep an eye :D This was the view from where we stayed. Just beautiful.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Exciting times!

I'm tucked up in bed right now, typing to the glow of my laptop, having had a little bit of eyeball ache after being glued to my computer editing a couple of truly fabaroo weddings over the last few days.

I must be more dedicated to actually GETTING DRESSED before I fire up the computer otherwise I can get so distracted it can be the afternoon before I peel myself out of my pj's and get clean! The Postie called at 1.30pm on Monday and I very embarrassingly was still in my dressing gown. I blushingly tried to explain I was working from home today but that still didn't give me a very good reason to be such a slob!!

Working for yourself means that the sands are constantly shifting. I'm constantly looking for new inspiration and get excited by every new project that comes my way.

Every meeting with each new couple can feel a bit like a new job interview though. Don't get me wrong, I luuuurve meeting new peeps but I always get a few butterflies in my belly before hand. I am truly excited and passionate about what I do and the nerves get to me a little sometimes hoping that I can get what I am about across without looking like an overexcited loon on.