Friday, 12 April 2013

Happy Friday

Just a few photos from a family birthday walk at the end of February - I can not believe we're nearly half way through April already!!.... Can't wait for a little bit more sunshine for woodland adventures - Happy Friday everyone! Hope you have a weekend filled with fun...

Sunday, 7 April 2013

A Very Vintage Hen


Ali is a bit of a kindred soul. I met her through work, and in just three short weeks I will be taking photos of her, as an integral part of a new Mr and Mrs... She is easy going and full of beans, with what seems to be a completely natural flair for co-ordinating her limbs. (Something I have great trouble with by the way, hence the genuine admiration - but we'll get to that...)
When Ali asked me to come along for the ride on her Hen to take some photos, I must admit at first glance I was not sure what I would be letting myself in for. After skimming the rest of the email - I realised this was an opportunity just too good to miss out on.

Getting their hair vintage styled, learning how to swing dance and having a vintage tea party...As put by Ali, this was not going to be your typical shot-fuelled, sashes and L-plates affair with willy straws, but something a little more... refined. Mind you, I can't speak for the ladies' evening, as I had to shoot off to meet the boy for dinner, but I'm sure the rest of their night equally refined - right??

 I must say, I've wanted to learn to swing dance for a little while now, and after watching their lesson, it does look AWESOME. Although, as I mentioned earlier, some of us have a more natural flair for it than others... (I'm sure she must have done this before!!)

There were literally hundreds of photos from my time spent with this bunch of lovely ladies, it was tough to narrow it down - so here's a selection of some of my favourites.

Monday, 1 April 2013

Dani and Mike - 7 weeks To Go!

I first met Dani long before Mike. She's bubbly, charismatic and has THE most infectious smile. She also gives great hugs, none of this half hearted, one handed tap on the shoulder kind of stuff. Even though it had been nearly a year and half since I'd last seen this beautiful lady, it could've been just yesterday that I'd been putting the kettle on and catching up on life events.

So I was excited to meet Mike properly, to see just what kind of man had stolen the solid gold heart of my friend. We'd met briefly in passing before, and he had always been the model of a true gent, but would this have held up over the years?

Dani and Mike compliment each other like two peas in a pod, and true to his self, he was still a perfectly polite gentleman, with a wonderfully calming influence about him. Instead of Dani's magnificent personality being toned down by being linked with another, it has a new exuberance which comes with being focussed on life ahead. I have no doubt that together this couple will be a force that can take on anything that life throws their way.

 I couldn't have asked for a better guinea (weeetweeetweeet) pig couple for a shoot on a cold river bank in what should've been the heights of sunny spring.