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Yarrow Valley Engagement Shoot // James and Kaylie

Yarrow Valley Engagement shoot
A couple stand and kiss in the rain

I met up with Kaylie and James on a very wet and rainy Saturday morning for their Yarrow Valley engagement shoot. The plan was to head out for a lovely stroll around Yarrow Valley park and take some lovely pictures and have a good catch up. When we all met up it was clear that the rain was not for halting but neither were Kaylie and James. They weren’t going to let a little rain stop their plans to show me one of their favourite spots.

So without hesitation we set out to create some magic, albeit a little rainy. It wasn’t without its trouble being out in the rain but these guys absolutely embraced the weather on the walk round Yarrow Valley Park. Not only did we embrace the rain the guys even took to the park to try out the swings and even a very wet slide that James almost instantly regretted.

Based on the way James and Kaylie are together and the way they were happy to go with the flow even in the pretty grim conditions I can honestly say these guys are properly loved up and I really can’t wait to shoot the wedding in July!

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Rivington Barn Wedding Photography // Callum and Emma

Rivington Barn Wedding Photography – Callum and Emma

I have known Callum and Emma for a while and it was an absolute honour to be asked to be such an important part of their big day to capture their Rivington Barn wedding. As you will see in the images below these guys are so much in love and such good fun it was an absolute pleasure to photograph the wedding.

With the day starting off getting ready at Emma’s parents house I arrived nice and early and in time for the first bottle of bubbles being opened and a busy, chaotic and fun atmosphere with everyone clearly so full of excitement. It was only when Emma opened her pre wedding card from Callum that the emotions took hold.

Countryside Barn Wedding

Callum and Emma had their ceremony and reception all held at Rivington Barn and what a setting it is for a wedding. With Callum arriving in a fleet of retro Volkswagen’s and Emma in an old school VW camper van this was the perfect setting. Surrounded by endless fields and woodland the barn is a perfect wedding setting. Inside the barn is beautifully decorated with hundreds of tiny fairy lights complemented by the subdued lighting, carefully positioned spot lights & coloured up lighters matching the colour scheme to create a truly magical atmosphere.

Party Time at Rivington Barn

After the ceremony everyone headed straight outside for drinks and canapes on the terrace which overlook some beautiful gardens and woodland which we took full advantage of for photos. Once we had done this it was into some truly amazing food (I was spoilt and well looked after) and some great speeches from Emma’s Dad, the best man, Callum and finishing off with a toast and Jägermeister shots from Emma’s sister.

After the Jäger the party was kicked into full swing with a first dance to Arctic Monkeys and a full and rowdy dance floor.

Such a great wedding to be a part of!!

Rivington Barn Wedding Photography

Engagement shoot // Andy and Rach // Stoke

I recently met up with Andy and Rach for a catch up, good walk and good food all whilst shooting some cool engagement photos for an awesome couple.

I have known Andy for a few years, maybe 5 or more but it’s a bit hazy as most of our time hanging out involves heavy drinking and partying. I met Andy from the days where we were both in bands and aiming to be the next best world dominating rock band. Safe to say neither of us “made it” but we had fun trying!

We first met when the band I was in supported Andy’s band, Screwloose, on the Manchester leg of thier tour back in April 2009. Since then we have met up lots and become really good friends and I was so happy when I got the news that he had asked Rach to be his wife as the past 12 months for Andy and Rach haven’t been the easiest.

So just over 12 months ago, I found out from a mutual friend that Andy and Rach had been involved in a pretty horrific car accident. An almost head on collision had landed them both in hospital with horrible injuries that I will not go into but it wasn’t pleasant and didn’t look great. Andy was out in a week with multiple broken bones but Rach would be in and out of hospital for months after the accident. Like I said I’m not going into it in detail but months went by and Andy and Rach recovered amazingly (as you can see below) and then Andy mentioned they had planned a trip to Iceland to see the Northern Lights and to celebrate their recovery.

Now when I heard about this once in a lifetime holiday I turned to my wife Laura and said “Andy is going to pop the question”. Being in the wedding industry, I like to think my senses to this sort of thing have been heightened! I wasn’t wrong either, seeing pictures of them under the Northern Lights and with Rach’s new ring. I honestly couldn’t have been happier for them. After all the crap they had been dealt over the last 12 months, they really deserved the happiness.

On hearing the news when they returned we knew we were overdue a catch up which gave us the perfect opportunity to head out and get some gorgeous photos and I hope you agree they do look gorgeous and the plastic surgeon did an amazing job on Andy’s face*

 

*this is a joke Andy has always looked that way!

 

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