What can I say about Jack & Honor’s DIY Farm Wedding! It was ludicrously fun to shoot, there was non stop laughter from dawn until dusk, epic smoke bombs and a truly one of a kind bridal party entrance! Oh and I clocked approximately 50 million steps!
It would be easy to underestimate the amount of time and effort that goes into a DIY Wedding and there was a full on team effort going on when I arrived the evening before the big day! There were tables piled high with flowers, miles of fairy lights and a few bottles of bubbly fueling the last stages of decorating and organising. By the morning the field (usually filled with sheep) looked absolutely stunning!
It’s certainly not a feature at every Wedding I shoot to have the bridal party make their entrance in a flower clad quad trailer or to have a ‘first look’ location where the bride had to clamber over a fence! Nor have I ever had to master the art of climbing through a barb wire fence with 2 cameras swinging off me in order to significantly shorten the trip across several fields to get from the bridal preparation to the teepee set up! It was certainly a day of many firsts and a Wedding I will definitely never forget! What a day!
I do hope you enjoy this selection of my favourite images fromJack & Honor’s DIY Farm Wedding and if you are ever in need of a welly wearing, fence scaling, hill climbing photographer for your special day then you know who to call!! 🙌 😂
Cassie & Tom’s Willington Hall Wedding was such a pleasure to photograph back in October! Not only was it a gorgeous Autumnal day but I think it’s fair to say there was a deep sense of relief that the day was going ahead with no restrictions, no compromises and the plan was finally able to come together!
The initial Wedding date had been April of 2021 but it became clear soon after Cassie & Tom’s Engagement Shoot in Delamere Forest last Autumn that that was likely to change due to Covid & as it’s been with so many Weddings, the initial Spring plan for the Wedding was adapted to an Autumn one!
It was all so worth it in the end though and such a special day. If you follow my other work (Ciara Doone Rush Photography) you will understand how excited I was at the thought of Cassie & Tom’s extra special Wedding guests; Dennis the Horse & Wilma & Angus the dogs turning up for some photos! There aren’t many Weddings where you get to photograph the bride with her horse on the day itself and so this was a total highlight for me! The staff at Willington Hall couldn’t have been more accomodating and as Dennis was being so well behaved we got to take him anywhere we wanted. It was as if he’d starred at so many Weddings in the past and was a total pro…. His only quirk being that he desperately wanted to eat the bridesmaid’s bouquets!
Below are some of my favourite images from Cassie & Tom’s Willington Hall Wedding and I would like to say a huge thank you & Congratulations (again) to Cassie & Tom for entrusting me to capture their special day.
If you are looking for your special day to be captured (with or without any 4 – legged friends!) please don’t hesitate to get in touch for a chat, I would love to hear about your plans!
It is a rare occasion that I get to walk to a Photo Shoot as so much of my work is all over Cheshire, the UK & Ireland! However, I got to do just that for this shoot last Summer day to meet Angelina & Luc for their Engagement Shoot in Chester’s City Centre. Having booked me in the Spring to photograph their 2022 Chester Zoo Wedding they were really keen to use their Engagement Shoot to not only get comfy in front of the camera but also to show off the city of Chester to all their friends and family back in France!
I think it’s fair to say we nailed it! Hitting up so many of the iconic beauty spots in Chester’s City Centre and I was so impressed that Angelina did so in incredible style and some exceptionally high heels! The Romans were not thinking of her footwear when they laid all those cobbles!
We were promised rain and in true ’embracing the British weather’ style they opted not to rearrange the shoot but embrace the elements and make the most of what the morning brought to us! Angelina had even bought umbrellas to match their outfits and was a little disappointed when the rain held off, although we did get some amazing moody skies to finish the session off with!
I simply cannot wait to photograph Angelina & Luc’s Chester Zoo Wedding next Summer and am delighted to share with you some of my favourites from their Engagement Shoot in Chester’s City Centre in the meantime!
Chester is such a stunning city for an Engagement or Couple shoot like this and I’m so pleased to be able to call it home these days! Although I was exceptionally glad I wasn’t in the same footwear as Angelina!
If you’re interested in an Engagement Shoot or Couple shoot of your own I would absolutely love to hear from you! You can find me via any of the links below! Ciara