North Lincolnshire Wedding Photographer Ealand Gate Wedding Venue
On the 19th May 2018, Lindsey & Reece were married at Ealand Gate, North Lincolnshire. Whilst everybody else was sat watching The Royal Wedding on the TV, we were celebrating a gloriously sunny day when these two lovely people tied the knot! Lindsey & Reece had decided way before Harry & Meghan that the 19th May was going to be their Wedding date, and no Royal Wedding was about to overshadow their day!
In the morning, I met Lindsey at her mothers house which was where she was getting ready. Lindsey was super calm and everyone was really relaxed and enjoying their pamper session with the girls from Head Quarterz for their beautiful hairstyles and Cherri Ann for make-up. We even had time for crumpets and to watch the Royal Wedding ourselves on the TV. Lindsey wore a stunning gown by The Ivory Gown at Ulceby, I absolutely loved the cowl neck detail to the back. Her bouquet was made from Comic book pages by Paper Bouquets to match their theme.
Lindsey & Reece wanted to put their own personal stamp on their day and Ealand Gate made a beautiful backdrop for it. The decorations had been put together by the couple themselves, I'm sure with a few other helping hands from family and friends :) The elegant flowers on the cake were made by Reece's Mum and the cake by Lindsey's Nanna. The theme of the day was based upon their favourite comic books, which perfectly reflected their joint interests as a couple. Bon Apetit provided the catering for their tasty Wedding breakfast and in the evening, Sweet-A-Fayre set up a yummy Nachos and Waffle stand to feed their guests in the evening.
Some of the decorations also held a more sentimental value, mini chalkboards of romantic quotes were placed around the venue and photos of their parents on their Wedding day were displayed on the wall. Julie was their Wedding co-ordinator who worked tirelessly to make sure the day ran smoothly and All Occasions Cars provided the stylish Mercedes (with air-con). Lindsey & Reece had a short drive around after the ceremony with some champers and to have a moment to themselves before being returned to their waiting guests for group photos. I had a brilliant day with these two, there were plenty of laughs and shenanigans, especially from the Groomsmen, and I went home with slightly burnt shoulders and a camera full of photos.
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I've known Victoria for a while now, and I'm always admiring her beautiful silver jewellery that she designs and creates herself, under the name of SilverOrb. I was so excited when she asked if I would spend the afternoon with her and her beautiful daughter Clara at Normanby Park and capture some photos of them.
It was a beautiful summery afternoon and we had a lovely wander and a catch up. I hadn't met Clara yet but she was a natural in front of my camera, you could clearly see she was perfectly happy crawling round exploring in the grass and she absoloutely loves the nature around her.
I had a great afternoon spent with these two and Clara was an absolute gem, always smiling and curious of the world around her.
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Recently I wanted to make more use of my studio and challenge myself to use only natural light for some relaxed, elegant portraits of women who fancied a little treat and confidence boost.
I put a model call out for some clients who were interested in this promotion and got such a massive response. I could only fit a certain number of ladies in and had to go with first come first served.
Not all of my clients came to my studio for the shoot. Many of these women had never had a professional photoshoot before. One of my main priorities of these shoots, was to enable my subjects to feel relaxed and comfortable, so I visited some in their own homes. This gave me an exciting challenge as I had no pre planning to their shoot, I didn't know what lighting would be like or which room would be best to use. It pushed me to use what was available lighting wise and to view a room in a different way to create a set for the shoot.
For those that came to my studio, it gave me the opportunity to use the features which I had fallen in love with when I first viewed it. The retro fireplace and beautiful sash windows made a great backdrop for the 'feel' of this style of shoot.
I had loads of fun doing these shoots, meeting these incredible women and challenging myself in how I work. A massive thank you to all the ladies who participated. I'll definitely be doing something similar when I have some more free time in September/October.
Special thanks to Leanne, Cheryl, Sophie, Gemma, Rachel, Melissa and Yasmin who are featured in this blog.