A lovely engagement photoshoot taken on perhaps the first warm day of the entire year in the North East! It was a gorgeously sunny day in Hardwick Park, Sedgefield where this couple and I spent an hour wandering around, and capturing the magical moments between two people who have promised to marry one another. Being engaged is such a special time!Posted by robyn | 0 comments
Linda Mumba is an artist based in Durham, owner of the beautiful card company, Precious To You. Linda designs, edits and produces her own unique range of greetings cards, some of which you’ll see in the photoshoot below!
Linda wanted a few snaps of her at work, and her pretty little studio, and I was only too willing to oblige and have a snoop around! She lives in a beautiful house in the centre of Durham, which I’m sure provides much inspiration for her work. In her studio are some really pretty things that any creative would long for… an original Singer sewing machine, beautiful ribbons and beads, huge canvas paintings, painted by herself and mountains of paint tubes and watercolour blocks. Her back window overlooked the very prettily kept walled city garden. A spot any artist would love to have, I’m sure.
Have a flick through the photos, and don’t forget to visit Linda’s website: Precious To You, and look out for her cards in shops!
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It was a chilly, damp day for a family walk in the country grounds of Old Durham, but this outgoing family seemed to enjoy it! The little man here is 20 months old, and was one of the first baby photoshoots I took! You can see how he’s grown if you take a look at the previous post, here: http://floralfootsteps.com/2011/10/12/baby-face-youve-got-the-cutest-little-baby-face/
Here you can take a look through our little outing, accompanied by friends Pooh-bear and the very important ball, and add your own captions to the priceless facial expressions!
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I’m delving into the depths of last year’s photographs, catching up with posting some of the beautiful weddings I photographed last Summer.
This beautiful couple packed a lot into their day, and I certainly had a lot to photograph within the compact 5 hour package they had booked!
First came the church service, surrounded by guests of all ages, followed by congratulating and mingling, and sunny weather for photographs.
Next came the vintage bus, a journey from the church in Witton Gilbert to Durham City, where a short walk later, we boarded the Prince Bishops.
Two hours later, we all clambered off the Prince Bishops and made our way to the Durham Masonic Hall, where guests enjoyed a hearty meal and all that follows, including an emotional speech from the Bride.
I hope you enjoy the photos, it was a beautiful apricot wedding and good fun to photograph (despite being nearly knocked over on the boat by a lady in a maxi dress!)
This little family were too cute not to photograph!
The Mother of the Bride and the Bridesmaids arrived first.
Then the Bride herself made a beautiful entrance.
Pre-service nerves were all over shortly, as the happy Bride and Groom were wed in the church.
Outside the church, the Bride and Groom were met with a few flurries of confetti and plenty of photographs from guests.
A few family photographs later…
All aboard the vintage bus!
Walking along Durham riverbank to the Prince Bishops.
The boat journey was accompanied by a 3-piece folk band, who interchanged instruments seamlessly.
The boat trip toured around the River to a viewing point of the Cathedral.
It was windy, sunny, cloudy, breezy, chilly, warm, cloudy, windy, sunny…
Stopping to wave at rowers passing by.
And wave to people on the bridges…
Just a short walk back along the riverside to the reception. I think the Bride gave up on her shoes.
The Masonic Hall in Durham was decorated beautifully for the occasion.
The place names were particularly gorgeous – individually named cotton reels with miniature pegs. Cute!
The guests piled into the reception room and were by all accounts very cheerful!
The Bride and Groom entered and speeches ensued, followed by food and more merriment I imagine!
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The beautiful wedding of Jenny and Jonny (who you may recognise from this woodlandy engagement photoshoot!) was on the 1st September. Jenny and Jonny are friends of mine and I was asked to do the flowers, and to take a few photographs of the Bride in the morning.
Jenny’s bridal bouquet was especially special; Juliet David Austin Roses and Patience David Austin Roses, White Dahlias, Seeded Eucalyptus, Scabiosa, Snowberry, the last of my fresh Lavender, Astilbe, Asparagus Fern, Eryngium, Love-in-a-mist, and of course a little bit of Mollis (still one of my favourites!) The bouquets were bound in hessian. The mini buttonhole bouquets were completely gorgeous – each on different and tied with different ribbons. The bridesmaid dresses were hand-made by family, and looked utterly gorgeous with the windy weather Jenny and Jonny were blessed with! (A windy wedding is always the best ,someone once told me!)
Their reception flowers were different on every table, arranged in a variety of containers that Jenny had collected. From ‘vintage’ tea tins, to wicker baskets, wooden boxes and jugs. Of course, there were a few jam jars in there too… Their cake was dressed with lavenders and lavender leaves, and Jenny had collected pots of lavender and heathers which decorated the reception venue. A few of their engagement photoshoot photos featured in their guest book too, which was a lovely feature. Beautiful huh?! This couple have wonderful taste, and a real love for trees!
Jenny and Jonny, I really am so happy for you! Congratulations on getting hitched!
I’m catching up backwards on all the photos from the Summer… so stay tuned for more blog posts soon!Posted by robyn | 3 comments
One wedding, I had a few blooms leftover. Some were broken heads, a few scraps of foliage here and there. With all my excess energy from doing the wedding flowers (ho hum…) I weaved together a headband, and called upon a rather beautiful friend of mine to wear it for me. We took a trip to a nearby field in Durham that overlooks the Cathedral from a distance, and took a few photos there.
Wouldn’t they be perfect for a country wedding? On flower girls? Or the bride herself? Oh, I wish floral headdresses were something you could wear to everyday parties. Or just for a stroll with the dog. I’m not sure I could make it work, myself.
I hope you like the photoshoot as much as I did. I feel as though I step into a dreamworld every time I look through them!