Monday, 30 December 2013

[2013] Newborns - What a Year!

WOW! What a year for newborn babies it has been for me at Blue Lights Photography

and I just want to thank ALL the parents who have chosen me to photograph your precious bundles and give you lasting memories of when they were so-so-so tiny!

This year I have photographed
3 Sets of twins, one boy-girl, one boy-boy- and one girl-girl 
29 Newborn baby girls
30 Newborn Baby boys!

So a whopping 65 newborn babies I've held and had cuddles with!
And been wee'd and poo'd on by too!!

I photograph newborns on their own, with parents, and of course, with their siblings where requested!

I can not stress how much I love my job - seeing newborn babies - these precious little bundles.

I've photographed babies from 5 Days old, to 7 weeks old this year! The older they are, the harder they are to photograph - but it can be possible we all just have to have patience!

Lots and Lots of these mummies, daddies and even friends have booked in the little ones before their due date, to make sure they were guarenteed a session with me when baby arrived!

And this year I even managed to get outside, to try an OUTDOOR Newborn session!!

Look at all those beautiful little babies! And who says all babies look the same definately hasn't looked at this blog post.

And here I leave you with the last photographed baby of 2013 Baby Pearl with her big brother Tate! Pearl was being a little tinker today so we have rescheduled for next week but I couldnt resist sharing this photograph of them both!

I look forward to seeing some of these babies as they get bigger and bigger! x

Sunday, 29 December 2013

[Competition] The Guild of Photographers National Portrait Competition

As a member of the Guild of Photographers, we had the opportunity to be involved in their first National Portrait Competition which was held in November.

Each person who came for a photo session had the opportunity to have their little one(s) entered into the competition... And I had some gorgeous kiddies in!

I teamed up with a couple of local business' to choose our Winner....these were the final 3!
Second and 3rd place....

And our WINNER was the beautiful Eden!

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

[Sales] What is available for Weddings...

Who doesn't love a good time shopping in the sales?! Whilst I was at home browsing some of the sales that were already online on Christmas Day, I found a few things that some of you brides-to-be and newly-engaged may find useful and helpful whilst planning your Wedding (or even to sit in the bottom drawer before the Wedding plans start!)

This lovely hairband is half price in the Accessorize sale! Only £8.50!
Perfect for Bridesmaids, or even the bride! 

Or how about these gorgeous Kurt Geiger Shoes! Only £29 in the sale down from £95!
But be careful - there are limited sizes available!

Looking for a Wedding Dress but don't have a massive budget?
Then why not check out the dresses in the sale at Monsoon!

This dress above, is available in a size 10 only online (but may have others in stores)
And is ONLY £80 - down from £249! 

This very simple short dress, would be perfect for a beach wedding, or if you are planning a low-key but do not want a big Wedding dress. An absolute bargin at £64.50 down from £129.
Size 8 and 18 available online currently.

Then you have this Rose Ruffled style dress if you don't want something too plain, at £149.50 instead of £299.00 then you too would be able to look simply stunning. Sizes 12 and 14 available online.

Another store that sometimes can get overlooked is BHS online (or if you are local check out Meadowhall!) They normally have a great range of "off the peg" dresses for all ages - but here are some of the sale items! 

Ivory dress for little bridesmaids/flower girls, available from 6-9months to 12-18 Months for only £17.50! Perfect if you haven't decided on your colour scheme yet!

For ages between 2year and 8 year then they have this style, for "matching" bridesmaids.
Priced between £20-£22.50 instead of £40! 

Older still, then there is this Ivory Tulle dress for £42 instead of £50.
Available in age 12 and 13 only.

Bridesmaid dresses are also available from BHS, this lovely purple one is available in size 6, 12 and 16 online for only £62.50 instead of £125! Perfect if you are having a Purple colour scheme!

And again - why not get your Wedding dress "off the peg" from the high-street instead of from a bridal boutique if you are on a budget. This is from BHS and is £88.50 down from £295.
Only available in a size 8. 

Monday, 23 December 2013

[Wedding] A Losehill Winter Wedding

On 21st December 2013 I had the pleasure of photographing the Wedding of Rhalina & David at Losehill House Hotel & Spa in the Peak District.

I first met Rhalina at the Ice Sheffield Wedding Exhibition in September 2013, and remembered her for her gorgeous hair colour and her beautiful engagement ring! And what followed was a fabulous look into Rhalina's wedding idea's on pinterest, and I was very excited waiting to photograph it.

I joined Rhalina, her bridesmaids and flower girls when they were getting ready in Losehill House Hotel and Spa. I had stayed over the evening prior at Underleigh House which is next door, in case we had snow (I mean in the Peak District in December it is likely!)

Rhalina's gorgeous lace, sparkle and backless dress was just beautiful!!!

The Ceremony room was beautiful, with rose petals, Simply Strings playing in the background whilst the room was decorated in a beautiful winter theme.

The new Mr & Mrs then headed outside and braved the cold for some group photographs before we went onto the couple photographs. Rhalina braved the cold, but we went inside before she turned blue and then Santa turned up!

Ken played the Piano throughout dinner, before David's speech, and then into the cake cutting and the first dance which definately made up for everyone missing the Strictly final on Saturday Night!

The Evening entertainment was provided by superBus, before we went back outside for the Sparkler Shot and a Night-Time Confetti photograph for something a little different!

Have an AMAZING Christmas & Honeymoon!
Thank you SO much for allowing me to photograph your special day! x

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