Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Claire & Lewis [Pre-wedding experience] May 2012

Do any of you watch the TV programme 'Don't tell the bride'? I used to watch it quite religiously and now Elizabeth and I,  have 'Don't-tell-the-bride' kind of wedding on our hands. 2 weeks ago, we received a bit of a last minute enquiry to photograph wedding of this lovely couple. Having met them both at a wedding of Bella & Lee, that we've photographed earlier this month, we knew what we were letting ourselves in for,... lots of fun!!!

Meet charismatic, energetic & bubbly art teacher Claire and her handsome 'soon pilot to be/ husband to be' Lewis, and let me tell you little bit about their story, because it's a really interesting one. :-)
Childhood sweethearts, Claire & Lewis, have been together 9 and half years and trust me if you look up word 'chemistry' in the dictionary, you'll find a picture of them right next to it. :-)  Adventurous Claire moved to the USA last year where she teaches arts while she figures out what she would like to do in the future.  Claire's told us she would love to get back into illustrations and paintings, and moving to America was the adventure she needed to feel inspired.  Having left Lewis to deal with all the preparations for the wedding, she has only vague idea of what's going to happen on Friday. Well obviously she knows they are about to get married, so she bought her dress. Very wise Claire! Choosing a wedding dress is one thing no woman should ever let her man do. :-) We know the venue, and we know that  it's going to be a vintage themed wedding and we are super-excited to be part of it all!
So if you're curious to find out if Lewis has managed to pull it all off and can't wait to see Claire's dress, watch this space... :-)

To be continued on Friday 1th June... :-)


Friday, 25 May 2012

Kristina [Gorgeous Bump Outdoor Shoot]

Meet one of my gorgeous friends - Kristina and her tiny little bump. Some of you might remember Kristina from our wedding albums. Admittedly, I've been using my friend as a model ever since I started learning photography all those years back.  She was ever so brave (and patient!!!) letting me experiment with my 'crazy' ideas and then few years later, I had the pleasure of photographing her and her hubby's wedding. When she first announced their engagement, the rest of us girls couldn't believe it, because she always used to say that she'd never get married or have kids, and then she was the first one of us to tie the knot. :-) 

And now she's having a little girl and we are all excited about meeting this new addition to our 'girl gang' in couple of weeks :-) Kristina, I love you, you're one of my dearest friends, and you've been such an inspiration to the rest of us girls, thanks to you and your story, I still believe in real life fairy tales... :-)


Friday, 18 May 2012

Natalie & Rick {Wedding 22nd April 2012, Crewe Hall}

We recently had the pleasure of spending the day with Natalie and Rick, their friends and family, all gathered in beautiful Crewe Hall for their Big Day on the 22nd April … 

A poem and a few faves from the day …

 The Magic Of LOVE
Love is like magic
And it always will be.
For love still remains
Life's sweet mystery!!
Love works in ways
That are wondrous and strange
And there's nothing in life
That love cannot change!!
Love can transform
The most commonplace
Into beauty and splendour
And sweetness and grace.
Love is unselfish,
Understanding and kind,
For it sees with it's 
And not with it's mind!!
Love is the answer
That everyone seeks...
Love is the language,
That every  speaks.
Love can't be bought,
It is priceless and free,
Love, like pure magic,
it life's sweet mystery.

- Helen Steiner Rice -

KitKat & Liz

Just received this latest review on our Freeindex page. Awww thanks you guys :)
'Karienne and Elizabeth are fantastic. After looking round all the wedding fairs etc for a photographer they were the best value for money, Most photographers were charging me for a full day and night when I was having a 4pm wedding and evening do. Even though my wedding was at 4pm they were both there from the very start of us all getting ready, right until the end taking some great pictures of my guests and family. Karienne and Elizabeth are very professional and they work great as a team, I found them both relaxing to be with. I love my photo album and also my mum and mother-in-law love there small albums to. I would recommend them to everyone.'

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Zoltan & his girls...

Meet loving and caring daddy-to-be Zoltan, his stunning girlfriend Marietta, 5 months old staffy Muszu (at least I think that's the right spelling :-) ) and tiny bump Leila. Muszu absolutely loved having her photos taken and facing the camera or not,  she made sure she was in every shot! :-)

We're looking forward to meet Leila! Not long now! :-)

♥ Karienne

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Debbie & Chris [Pre-wedding experience] May 2012

Meet these two lovely people, Debbie & Chris, who are getting married on the 26th May 2012. Elizabeth and I have got the pleasure to capture their Big Day and we're really excited. :-)

We forgot to ask them, how they met, so I haven't got a story to tell you, not yet anyway... :-) but there's something you should know. Debbie & Chris have started a company called 'Have A Little Faith'.

Have A Little Faith is a Vintage China Hire company for weddings, tea parties, baby showers and anything else that you can think of. Let me tell you, they have got some amazing pieces, so if you're planning a vintage themed wedding, make sure to have a look around at their Facebook Page.