Family Portraiture: Lola

My daughter Chenin is now 13 months old. I don’t think a year has ever passed by so quickly. It only seems like last week when she was this tiny, helpless baby in arms who slept all of the time (well, through the day anyway!) Now, she is a walking, talking, hilarious little being, full of personality and showing signs of independence. How did that happen so quickly?

I have decided that you simply can’t take enough photos and little video clips of this incredible development. I thought I’d remember everything about this year – what Chenin was doing/weighing etc. at what age but I have soon forgotten or, if not forgotten, it’s certainly easy to muddle the details up.

Well, little Lola came along on the 19th of January and couldn’t have made parents Lucy & Richard any more proud (or tired!) They asked me to photograph her at just 11 days old and have asked that I continue to photograph her as she grows throughout her first year.

Lola is so tiny. Born at just 6lb1oz:

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I love this close-up shot:

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So peaceful:

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I can’t wait to photograph Lola again soon. I’ll see such big changes in her already.

For anyone else who may be interested, please contact me to arrange your Family Portrait session. I am in the UK at the end of March and still have spaces.

Family Portraiture: Natalie

I was the photographer for Carl & Suzie’s incredible Barcelona wedding a few years ago, held at one of the most inaccessible and stunning places that I have ever visited, Sant Miquel del Fai. Since then not only has 15-month old Natalie come along but Suzie is expecting their second baby at the end of the month.

Natalie’s gorgeous, a real little character:

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Peek-a-Boo!

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Mummy knows exactly where that ticklish spot is:

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I love the reactions of story-telling in this photograph:

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Despite it being a freezing cold day, we popped over to Roundhay Park and had some fun:

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7 months pregnant – blooming gorgeous!

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So great to catch up guys. The very best of luck for the safe arrival of number 2. Give me a call – can’t help but feel there’ll be more photos to be had!

For anyone else who may be interested, please contact me to arrange your Family Portrait session. I am in the UK at the end of March and still have spaces.

Wedding Photographer: London, UK – St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey & The Lansdowne Club: Edwin & Kate

Amy was the wedding photographer in London, UK at St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey followed by The Lansdowne Club for Edwin & Kate’s wedding.

Wedding Photographer at The Lansdowne Club, Mayfair – I’ve looked forward to this wedding for ages. Not only that but when I realised exactly where St Margaret’s Church was, I nearly fell off my chair! Despite the soggy weather, it very much lived up to all expectations (despite being a wee bit limited in Church). As the groom, Edwin, approached the church the tourists stepped aside. The beautiful bride, Kate, arrived perfectly on time, the ceremony went without a hitch and, right on cue, as we exited St Margaret’s, the soggy weather cleared and there were even patches of blue above.

After a group shot of everyone in front of St Margaret’s Church (a replica of one of the parents’ wedding images) we hopped on the double deckers and made our way to swanky Mayfair venue, The Lansdowne Club. As you’ll see from the image below, the room was stunning, the view from the balcony was a photograph not to be missed and the evening rolled along nicely as the champagne flowed.

Take a sneaky peak:

St Margaret’s Church is to the left of Westminster Abbey. Stunning.

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Edwin (in the middle,) his best man Alexie and his 8 Ushers make their way from their old hang out The Feather’s Pub to the church:

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Proud Dad takes a catches a quick glimpse of his gorgeous daughter as they arrive at church:

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Just married!

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Yes – she’s mine!

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Let the fun begin:

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Happy couple with a Westminster Abbey backdrop:

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I just love this moment. Kate takes a quick over her shoulder to see the facade of Westminster Abbey whilst Edwin adjusts his hat ready for the bus ride:

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2 seconds after the guys had thrown their hats in the air!

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Old friends catch up. Here’s Norman, Father of the Groom – thanks for looking after me on the day Norman.

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Fun at the tables …

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… and laughter during the speeches:

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Check out this wonderful Ball Room. Beautiful isn’t it?

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Your images are almost ready for viewing folks. I’ll be in touch during the week. Thanks again for being wonderful. Amy x

Wedding: Group Photographs

A couple of weeks ago I added a new article above on the subject of Wedding Group Photographs or ‘Formals’ as they’re often called. It covers my general thoughts and ideas about the lowly group shot, the different styles of group shot and some examples. A bride and groom recently booked me and during their initial questions they asked about my thoughts on the group shot and basically were keen to double-check that I was happy to do them. They seemed to have experienced difficulties with other photographers suggesting that they either didn’t do them at all or who were very keen to keep the number of group shots to an absolute minimum. I have a slightly different take on it.

Read on …

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