It has been a whole year since Jo and Paul got married and I vividly remember the charm of their wedding day. It was autumn 2017 and we were blessed with an amazing day right from the start! Gorgeous light, beautiful people and plain magic in the air… Not to mention the delicious food and cocktails everyone so much enjoyed! Fast forward one year and I meet Jo, Paul and their two beautiful kids again for an anniversary autumn shoot they kept me waiting long enough for:) We met at Wistow and although did not hit the maze run, we absolutely sucked in every bit of the atmosphere and positive energy the family created. Topped up with delicious food at Wistow cafe, this was one of the best Saturday mornings one could wish for. And here’s the result!
Jo, Paul and kids, you’ve made my day entrusting me to capture the memories of your family time yet again. Congratulations to being in love and to your 1st Wedding Anniversary! One can learn from you a thing or two for sure:)
There are many wedding venues around Rutland, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire that proved to be a wonderful setting for the big day. And then there are absolute gems where you completely entice yourself into the atmosphere and feel like you’re part of a fairytale, one you feel so privileged and happy to photograph. And the Woodlands at Hothorpe Hall is definitely the latter. The Woodlands not only provides for a truly magical setting amongst nature and the space one may have million ideas to decorate with but also it goes beyond that by providing one of the most professional staff I’ve had pleasure to work alongside.
If you haven’t yet then the venue and its grounds are an absolute must see! I’m for one sure I’d be very happy to return to this amazing place.
Chequers Inn, Grantham. It’s 9am and it’s already 25 degrees. We meet again to take photos of Rebecca, Sam and their beloved furry pet who, as far as dogs go, complied with everything we expected of her:)
I met these two last year when we talked about their wedding day and couldn’t wait to have them in front of my lens. Sam, are you sure sure you don’t like your pictures taken?;) It all felt so natural, light and truly magical. And I think the photographs show the fantastic aura you both create.
See you on your Wedding Day! :)
Taking short breaks is imperial to me. It’s shooting without time pressure, adjusting to places and people and rethinking not only the technical aspects of photography but also to heal. I was very lucky to get away for a short stay in Liguria, Italy which has been my favourite go-to-location and to stroll around the beautiful towns of Camogli, Rapallo and Santa Margherita Ligure during a number of photo walks interrupted only by the amazing coffee, an occasional swim in the sea and the mouth watering food. As you do. If you’re there camogliese and focaccia al formaggio are a must (among other delicatessen);)
The set below is from Liguria. My favourite place in the world.
Coton Manor is located not far away from where I live. It’s actually interesting that it’s been there all along and it wasn’t until a colleague recommended it to me not long ago that I went. I discovered the place and got out absolutely gob-smacked by its beauty, the natural and picturesque surroundings as well as the brilliant calm vibe of the place and location. Re-define silence!
The entrance to the gardens is quite modest and it doesn’t really reveal at all what awaits. You then stroll around beautifully prepared and looked after and quite magical spots. Oh, and there are 2 resident flamingos who will spice it up for you if you come too close. So don’t:)
The set below is from Coton Manor Gardens. One of my new favourite places.