ICELAND AIRWAVES ENGAGEMENT SHOOT IN THE HEART OF REYKJAVIK.

I met Katrin & Keli this time last year at Iceland Airwaves, a music festival held in Reykjavik since 1999.  We instantly hit it off and have become really good friends.  

 Outside the Harpa, Reykjavik. 

Outside the Harpa, Reykjavik. 

 Inside the Harpa. 

Inside the Harpa. 

 

I was travelling to Iceland for work again this year and Keli very kindly offered me a room in his apartment right in the centre of Reykjavik for the duration of the festival.

 

I offered to photograph the happy couple and we managed to get some candid shots near and inside the Harpa, which is a concert hall constructed of glass panels of different colours and is inspired on Iceland's volcanic geology.   It's a beautiful piece of architecture.  

 Harpa Concert Hall

Harpa Concert Hall

 

We also had a wander down to Lucky Records where Keli's band Endless Dark are playing during the music festival.   It's probably one of the best record shops in Reykjavik and perhaps the world boasting records that are so rare they don't have a price tag. 

 Lucky Records

Lucky Records

 Endless Dark performing at Bar 11, Reykjavik 

Endless Dark performing at Bar 11, Reykjavik 

 

We had a lot of fun wandering around Reykjavik and even had time to stop off at the world famous hot dog stand Baejarins Bestsu Pylsur where Bill Clinton famously enjoyed a dog (only with mustard though) poor form Bill.  It's well worth it and make sure you ask for EVERYTHING on it.   

 Baejarins Bestsu Pylsur

Baejarins Bestsu Pylsur

 Baejarins Bestsu Pylsur

Baejarins Bestsu Pylsur


The festival itself was incredible and I made new friends from all over the globe.   Can't wait to come back next year for Airwaves 2016. 

 Katrin outside  Hallgrímskirkja

Katrin outside Hallgrímskirkja

SHABBY CHIC WEDDING AT THORNTON MANOR, WIRRAL

Mr & Mrs Watson 8th August 2015 

Where do I start?  I have been staring at my computer for thirty minutes thinking about what to write as there is so much I can mention: The handmade details, made by Melisah and her family. Mike’s wedding shoes and the hilarious backstory. The venue and it's incredible staff! Not to mention all the guests who really did make it a joy to shoot.  What a relaxed day full of laughter, gorgeous weather and one of the funniest days shooting I have had in a long time.

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After pulling up to the venue Berny drove the wrong way and nearly dropped Mel right outside the window where all the guests and Mike were waiting!! Priceless moment. 

The highlight of the day for me were the laid back speeches.  Melisah’s Dad Berny delivered a rather moving speech, accompanied by a film of Mel growing up which was incredibly touching.

Mike’s brother Mark delivered an insightful and hilarious best man’s speech.  Ben (Mel’s brother) wished he had put his phone on silent and he was correctly shot down in a brilliant fashion. (His face was a picture!)

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To fill you all in on Mike's shoes.  Grooms out there its honestly ok to leave buying your wedding shoes till the week before the wedding (honest).  Just ask Mike!  He grabbed a right bargain from Hugo Boss one week before the wedding and managed to get the shoes he wanted all along, much to Mel's amusement.

Oh and before I forget, don't and I mean don't attempt to break dance in a Gieves & Hawkes suit, we had the groom split his trousers, a ripped waistcoat/jacket and nearly a whole bottle of red wine all over a crisp white shirt.  It was only the week before over a drink that we were talking about how Mike goes through trousers!  So funny.  

 

A big thank you to Mel and Mike for letting me be part of your wedding day.  You made myself and Lucy Clara Cooper feel so welcome.  We had a great time and are so happy that you love your photos!

A FAIRYTALE WEDDING AT THE OLD GRAMMAR SCHOOL IN MIDDLETON.

On the 23rd May this year I assisted Clara Cooper Photography at a lovely little venue in Middleton called The Old Grammar School.


A historic old brick school building hidden away in the heart of Middleton, the ideal venue for such a great couple like Chris & Anneliese.  They still managed to add their own personal touches however, with gorgeous fairy lights streaming down from the ceiling, beautiful hand made table decorations and a simply stunning family made wedding cake and cup cakes…. they tasted great too 😉

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