Sunday, 27 May 2012

Baby Bump: Kirsten

Kirsten and I became friends on facebook after I was looking for some tattooed girls who would be interested in boudoir, in the end I used fellow photographer Hannah but I never thought that a few months later I would be asking Kirsten if she had considered some bump photographs. I saw her post her (I think) 20-week bump picture on one of the facebook groups, and I was instantly blown away by her Ink, and thought of the amazing images it would capture.

So we waited until she was almost 33 weeks before having her come into the studio for some bump shots, here are a few of what we got up-to!

Even got Daddy-To-Be in for a couple, albeit he didn't want his face in them as he doesn't really do photographs! 

Are you expecting? Have you been thinking of having some bump photographs done? Then look no further. Contact to discuss your bump photographs now. 

Friday, 25 May 2012

Wedding Industry Awards

A post for our Couple's between  01.11.11 and 31.10.12 we have entered The 2013 Wedding Industry Awards under Photography for the North East (I still think Yorkshire should have its own region!)

The Wedding Industry Awards is open to all Wedding Suppliers in England and what makes these awards different is that you can only vote for suppliers that you have used in your wedding if your wedding was between 01.11.11 and 31.10.12. If you think your suppliers have worked hard then vote for them!

So please remember this as its important. You can vote for any entrant who you used for your wedding and you can only vote once your Wedding has taken place! (one vote per couple)

So if you have used Blue Lights Photography between the dates....or your Wedding falls within the dates, please remember to vote for us!

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

New Product: Heart Templates

Are you wanting something different to hang on your wall?
Then how about one of these fabulous Heart Collage Templates!

These templates hold 36 photographs ranging in sizes, and then come printed on either a 16x16 Canvas or a 20x20 Framed Print.

They can be designed to go with a specific theme, or colour...

Standalone Prices for product only if you have already had a shoot/wedding with us
16x16 Canvas £125.00
20x20 Framed Print £150.00

to contact us regarding these please call 01226 872 491 or email

Saturday, 19 May 2012

A Wedding Reading: A Lovely Love Story

I thought I would share one of the recent readings that I have heard at the civil ceremony of Katie and David. I had not heard it before but it was just adorable!


The fierce Dinosaur was trapped inside his cage of ice. Although it was cold he was happy in there. It was, after all, his cage. Then along came the Lovely Other Dinosaur. The Lovely Other Dinosaur melted the Dinosaur's cage with kind words and loving thoughts. I like this Dinosaur thought the Lovely Other Dinosaur. Although he is fierce he is also tender and he is funny. He is also quite clever though I will not tell him this for now.

I like this Lovely Other Dinosaur, thought the Dinosaur. She is beautiful and she is different and she smells so nice. She is also a free spirit which is a quality I much admire in a dinosaur. But he can be so distant and so peculiar at times, thought the Lovely Other Dinosaur. He is also overly fond of things.
Are all Dinosaurs so overly fond of things?

But her mind skips from here to there so quickly thought the Dinosaur. She is also uncommonly keen on shopping. Are all Lovely Other Dinosaurs so uncommonly keen on shopping? I will forgive his peculiarity and his concern for things, thought the Lovely Other Dinosaur. For they are part of what makes him a richly charactered individual. I will forgive her skipping mind and her fondness for shopping, thought the Dinosaur. For she fills our life with beautiful thoughts and wonderful surprises. Besides, I am not unkeen on shopping either.

Now the Dinosaur and the Lovely Other Dinosaur are old. Look at them. Together they stand on the hill telling each other stories and feeling the warmth of the sun on their backs. And that, my friends, is how it is with love. Let us all be Dinosaurs and Lovely Other Dinosaurs together. For the sun is warm. And the world is a beautiful place.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Wedding Evening Slideshow: Katie & David

On Friday I had the pleasure of photographing Katie and David's Wedding at Hellaby Hall, Rotherham. The first Wedding I have shot at Hellaby Hall but it is so beautiful.

I started with Katie at the Bridal Suite after she had returned from the hairdressers, to start photographing the fun of their Wedding Day.
Katie and David originally saw me at Leopold Hotel Wedding Fayre, at the start of their Wedding plans, and it was such a lovely time to come so far and show where they have come and the plans finally coming into place.

One of the new items I have been looking at is the "Wedding Evening Slideshow" a selection of photographs from the day played on a slideshow so the evening guests can view some of the images during the evening. Katie and David were one of my first couples who said they wanted this at their Wedding, and this was the first time I had trialled it. I was a little nervous to say the least, but then again it was all down to timings.

When Katie and David sat down to eat after speeches at 4:30pm, I set up the laptop in the Bar area, and uploaded the images from what I had taken that day. I then made a selection of images to edit to show on the slideshow and then edited them, and then put a watermark on them.

I then set up the TV at 7pm in the evening reception room, along with some online gallery cards, and left it until 9pm when it got taken away. 

A lot of guests, and of course the bride and groom kept giving me lots of great feedback. I told Katie I was doing this blog post and asked her for some feedback from the evening slideshow and this is what she replied

"That Slideshow was amazing!!!!! Everyone said so and loved to be able to see the day and being the world's most impatient person I love being able to see some of the amazing photos on the night. Katie xxx"

Katie wore an amazing dress Lydia Dress from the Amanda Wyatt Collection where the bridesmaids wore fantastic simple dresses from French Connection. 

Katie and David aren't "posey" and "lovey-dovey" couple especially out of the comfort of their own home (totally like me) but we still had to make use of the amazing grounds that Hellaby Hall has.

Their room was decorated with a gorgeous and classic black and white theme, and an absolutely stunning cake! The rest of the venue, and room was dressed with little signs and personal details to them.

If you have already booked Blue Lights Photography for your Wedding then please check with us as to whether we are able to offer this at the evening of your Wedding. This is about having the time to edit images for your Evening slideshow. If you wish to book Blue Lights Photography for your 2013 Wedding then please get in touch as Wedding dates are already filling up. 
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