Chelsey & Ben

These two!! Adorable is the perfect way to describe them - such an adorable couple and so in love.  They told me they were super awkward in front of the camera - I disagree entirely - you will as well.  We had a such a lovely evening at Paper Lock Mill in Chelmsford when we met for their pre-wedding shot in May.  The light was glorious and we walked and chatted for ages along the river chelmer.

Chelsey and Ben get married next month In Ireland and they had their official legal ceremony this week, so congratulations, you're married not married! ;)

 

Rose & Zia - A Pre-Wedding Shoot - Cambridge

Rose & Zia get married this July at Bittenham Springs.  We met up at Anglesey Abbey Gardens, for a pre-wedding shoot and catch up before the big day next month.

One of the reasons I love to do a pre-shoot with my couples is to put them at ease in preparation for their wedding day.  And although I largely photograph in a relaxed documentary style, most couples will still have a 20 - 30 minute portrait session on the day, where we sneak off to capture them in the first moments that they've had any time together after actually being married.  So, for them to understand how I shoot and to feel at ease in front of the lens a pre-shoot is the perfect opportunity to set their minds at ease that it will not be painful at all - and we usually have fun and a laugh! These two are the loveliest of couples and we hit it off immediately, they're a real chilled couple and after chatting more about their wedding day - I just know it's going to be a smashing day!

London Wedding Photography - A Hoxton/Shoreditch Pre-Wedding Shoot

Sheetal & Vishaal get married in September this year at The Fennes Estate, Essex and with them both living and working in the Capital, we decided London would be the perfect place for us to meet up for a chat and to document their pre-wedding shoot.  We had a fab day wondering around Hoxton & Shoreditch, laughing and chatting about their upcoming wedding, and it was so wonderful to find a couple of likeminded souls, as we shared our love of architecture, symmetry and the relationships of nature and urban environments, along with our love of pubs and gin!

I can't wait to photograph their wedding, with them both being graphic designers, they've put in much effort, love and attention to the smallest details, it's going to be an awesome meeting of Anglo-Indian culture and decoration.

Wedding Photography - 2016 Highlights

As I look ahead with immense excitement to the beginning of wedding season 2017, I've taken a little time to look back over 2016.  I've included lots of my favourite images that represent connection, love, laughter and the odd image that I snapped because the moment or scene touched me or made me think.....

I hope you can grab a cuppa or a glass of wine and have a little squirrel through my wedding photography journey for 2016, and I really hope you all stick around for 2017 - it's going to be a cracker!

L.A x

The Gurnetts, A Summer Family Shoot

I met up with the lovely family last summer, as a wedding anniversary treat for Mum & Dad. It was just lovely to see the whole family together on a perfect July Summer day,  

I simply love shooting outdoors, I always feel it's the best environment for me to always get the kiddos to relax, as it allows them them to explore their surroundings and relax while I take the lead from them as to when there are happy to have their photograph taken - most little ones, don't actually even realise, it;s just a fun game. This way I'm always sure to capture unique personality and connections between families.

Pru & Yvo - A Suffolk Wedding, at Woodhall Manor, Woodbridge.

 

Pru & Yvo's wedding was completely BEAUTIFUL.  So much style, pretty colours, a gorgeous couple, a lovely group of guests and the stunning venue of Woodhall Manor, in the stunning Suffolk countryside.The whole day was full of laughter, colour, beautiful design and dancing. For sure one of my favourite weddings of 2016.

Credit where credit is due.

Dress | Pronovias

Shoes | Ted Baker

Bridesmaid dresses | Coast

Hair | Amelia Garwood

Make-up | Sarah Larvin

Venue | Woodhall Manor, Suffolk

Cake | Made by Pru's Aunt

Flowers | The Little Florist, Brentwood

Caterers | Woodhall Manor

Videographer | Boutique Films

Musicians | Amici Concerto

Joanne, a lifestyle portrait and boudoir photography shoot in London

I first heard from Joanne via Instagram, we arranged this lifestyle, portrait boudoir shoot in January, and I Made the journey up to London at the beginning of February

Joanne is completely beautiful and a subtle, classy and slightly raunchy boudoir shoot was established.

Essex Newborn Lifestyle Photography Shoot At Home

The amazing and inspiring Miss H, I've known and respected this wonderful woman for a few good years now.  She is simply the most kind, caring and inspirational of humans.  She asked me to be on standby for the birth of her wee one back in September.... January came and I received a text say baby L had been born!  I was so excited and completely privileged to be invited over to her new home to meet, photograph and document the incredible new miracle of the beautiful Miss L!  I was utterly in awe of the unique and wonderful bond between Mother and daughter, and granddaughter, being especially awe inspiring as baby L's grandmother is a midwife.  It was such a pleasure for me to witness the sincere and heartfelt encouragement from Mother to daughter, encouraging the life giving nourishment of breastfeeding baby L.

As a lifestyle photographer, this was the most perfect of newborn, lifestyle photography sessions for me, and I am so proud to exhibit the most amazing and wonderful time of any new parent.

If you're pregnant or a new parent please feel free to contact me on purplepeartree@live.com I'll be more than happy to photograph and document these most precious days of your new life.