A morning in the sunshine

My first family shoot of the year and the sunshine very kindly came to keep us company! It hasn’t been very often that we’ve seen the sun in 2018. Our shoot with the Young family in Harrogate was a really colourful one. Baby Rowan’s rainbow coloured shirt certainly brightened up the photographs! The flowers in the gardens along with the different coloured walls we found made this shoot one…


Let's start a love train

“Hi Lily, we’re getting married this summer on a train and we were wondering if y….”   Yes. I’ll be there.   How often do you get the chance to photograph a wedding on a train?! That’s just incredible! Martin & Amy’s wedding took place at the East Lancashire Railway, which was not only the most amazing location, but also the most beautiful drive from Harrogate!   Martin…


The night time engagement shoot

Fran & Lewis’ engagement shoot was a very last minute booking, but I’m so pleased we could all squeeze in the time to do it! These guys were hard as nails to brave the weather on such a freezing cold evening. The snow and rain was no match for us! I tend to do most of my engagement shoots in the countryside in the morning light. To do a shoot in town AND at night time was certainly a little…


Happy anniversary Kelly & Matt!

I can’t believe it’s the anniversary of this beautiful day! Today’s also one year since I first worked with the dream that is Charlotte White Weddings. Second shooting for Charlotte has been an absolute pleasure and she has taught me so many amazing things over the past 12 months!   From start to finish, Kelly and Matt’s wedding in Harrogate was beautiful. It was one of those days where…


Snow way!

After waking up to heavy snow across the UK, luckily all the guests made it safely to the wedding! Chris and Catherine got married in a beautiful little church at the top of a very steep… slippy… snowy hill. I must admit it was rather entertaining to watch 70 guests attempt to climb up to the top in time for the wedding ceremony. It was entertaining until I almost fell over myself which was not…


It's hard to beat a Christmas wedding

After their engagement shoot before Christmas, I was so excited to photograph Emma & Allan’s wedding in Durham! Once I arrived at Seaham Hall, Emma was still finishing off her wedding playlist! We all spent most of the morning suggesting some top tunes for the night ahead. This kept us all entertained, and also kept the nerves at bay! Emma really was the most stunning bride and was an…


A photograph of Carrie & Amanda's wedding rings next to Tilly's paw

Winter walks

Whenever I see a new message from Carrie or Amanda, I light up. I absolutely love these two to bits! This winter, Amanda contacted me on Facebook asking if I would consider coming up from Harrogate to do a family shoot. At first I was a little confused as to who she meant by ‘family’. When she informed me that it would her, Carrie and Tilly… the dog… I was both amused and excited. Since…


Did someone say cake?

I was recently contacted by the lovely Chaplin Events to ask if would photograph a wedding consultation morning. I was told there would be lots of free cake. It’s safe to say I didn’t take much convincing. The taster morning was hosted by Liz, owner of The Bun Bunny, in her rather swanky new kitchen. The event was an opportunity for engaged couples to come along and chat to different wedding…


The North of England Wedding Awards

The North of England Wedding Awards are hosted every year at York Racecourse by Liz at The Wedding Guide UK. When I found out that I had been announced as a finalist in the Best New Business category, it’s safe to say I was pretty excited! I had totally underestimated the scale of the event! With almost 500 guests all dressed in black tie, it really was quite amazing. From wedding cars to venue…


A wander through the village

Despite a widespread frost and nearly skidding off the road, I made it to the village in one piece. Just about. Even thought it’s a little drive from Harrogate, the village was just beautiful and was so worth the treacherous conditions! It felt very personal to do their engagement shoot here. It was the first time I had met Emma & Allan, and the three of us got on so well from the word…