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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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!
Thank you so much Jessie for wearing the headdress for me. I think it suits you! xPosted by robyn | 2 comments
The blog will be receiving updates in the next few months of the Summer I reckon!
I did think I’d share with you some of my favourites from graduation however… 12 photoshoots in a week, (with a wedding at the end)! It was a great week – I enjoyed spending time with so many happy people celebrating the end of their degrees. There’s quite a few photos to flick through – there were far too many that were my favourites!
As you’ll see, the style of each photoshoot changed dramatically for each individual, along with the location choices and the weather! Each graduate was unique in their approach to the photoshoot, which made the week such a joy to photograph.
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A few weeks back (I’m a bit behind putting things on the web! See yesterday for the explanation…) I took photos of a lovely family in County Durham. They’re a family of mixed ages; nieces older than aunties with their brothers and sisters and granny’s and mothers. Whilst spending time with this family, their love and affection for one another was just so clear. It was wonderful to be a part of, photographing them having fun in their family home. Below are a few of my very favourite images, but you can see lots more over on the Portfolio post.Posted by robyn | 0 comments
This lovely couple are friends of mine in Durham, and their relationship blossomed during their time here. These two seem to love mud and climbing trees. He popped the question in November last year, and I heard from a friend that day to say, “They’re engaged! He sent her on a treasure trail through the woods, and then he got down on one knee in a muddy puddle!” The day of the photoshoot was grey and quite cold, but I don’t know a couple that could ‘work’ wet weather better in a photoshoot. More mud, and more photos that I think suit them both very well.
I loved so many of the photos from this photoshoot, that it’s been hard to select just a few for the blog and the portfolio. Here’s a few of my favourites below, and if you want to see more of these two, then head to the portfolio page: Engagement Shoot in Durham CityPosted by robyn | 2 comments
A student at Durham University contacted me to organise a family photoshoot as a surprise and special treat for her parents, soon to be celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. We had great fun wandering around some of Durham city’s hotspots; palace green, old wooden doors, the cathedral, the bailey and the wooded riverside by prebends bridge. It was a real privilege to witness the love and friendship within this family, and to particularly honour 25 years of marriage for this couple, an achievement in this day and age! It was great to be a part of celebrating this with them.
Here are some of my favourite snapshots from the photoshoot, but there are more available to view over here: Durham Family Photoshoot.Posted by robyn | 0 comments
What a gorgeous smiling girl this little one is! You may recognise her from her Santa outfit back in December… and now she’s back, having grown three marvellous teeth and become even prettier and smilier. (Although she knows how to pull a good grumpy face – scroll down to see a great expression captured on camera!)
This lovely little girl was again, a complete delight to photograph and hilariously much more interested in my husband’s ginger beard than in bunny rabbits…Posted by robyn | 0 comments