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Laura & James’ Cheshire Wedding Photography

We have been extremely lucky this year when it comes to weddings. We’ve had some of the most fantastic venues and couples that we could possibly ask for and it seems like we’ve had more couples than ever before who really ‘get’ what we do. I guess luck isn’t really the right word, in fact we’ve spent countless hours and a lot of late nights building the website and the blog around our style. After 4 years we finally feel that both websites really accurately represent us which is probably why we’re finding more and more couples whose weddings make us super excited.

For me James and Laura are the perfect example of a couple who genuinely understand our style and embraced everything that makes us unique. We first met back in September of last year for their engagement shoot in James’ home town of Whitby. We loved the trip to the seaside and came away with huge smiles knowing that their wedding would definitely be one to look forward to (and bellies full of Fish, Chips and Ice cream!)

You might already know that when it comes to editing Verity does 95% of the work, personally I just have a skim over a few in Photoshop, but it’s certainly nothing major and nothing like V’s usual mountain of editing. When we choose blog posts it’s often tough to identify whether we’re choosing images because of the content or because of the editing. So when Laura asked for 70% of the final images to be black and white we were stoked. We both love black and white images and it’s not often we get the freedom to do quite so much. As such we’ve decided this post is going to be our first (but hopefully not last) that is 100% black and white!

Even before the wedding day Laura and James had made it quite clear that they didn’t have any real specific requests except for us to do things how we want to on the day – shooting from the side-lines! It seems logical that when it comes to weddings it makes sense to book a photographer whose style you love, but on a day with such built up emotions it is sometimes hard to let go and really trust the professionals. I think I speak for both of us in saying that there wasn’t one moment of Laura and James’ wedding when we didn’t feel that we had 100% of their trust when it came to photography. That implicit trust really does help us to get the very best photos we possibly can and we couldn’t be more grateful. It was clear that throughout the wedding planning Laura and James had taken this attitude with various suppliers. Never was this more apparent than when we walked into the incredible reception room which Laura had left entirely in the hands of the fantastic ‘Lasting Memories by Alison’.

All in all there’s not a lot more we could ask for than a fantastic venue, an absolutely lovely couple and the freedom to shoot whatever shots we felt worked. Definitely one of the highlights of our year!

– Chris

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