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Creative Documentary Wedding Photographer - Manchester - Cristal & Max.

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Creative Couples Shoots are the Best! 

I love couples shoots, it’s always a nice fun relaxed way to get a load of photographs of you both together, there’s more time to mess around, be creative and get the kind of photos or travel to kind of places that you might not have the time (or the motivation to) get to on your actual wedding day

How Does A Creative Documentary Couples Shoot Work?

Sometimes people ask how Documentary Photography and things like couples portraits can work together and I suppose it differs from photographer to photographer, but generally getting people to relax and be themselves and mess around together in a place of special meaning to them, makes for the perfect mix of context and emotion for the photographs to work. We obviously set up these scenes but I promise you the fun and laughs in these photographs are very, very real! ;)

Falling In Love In Manchester

Photographing Cristal and Max was an absolute dream! Manchester is a really special place to them as it’s where they met at Manchester University before travelling back home together and getting engaged. They visit the UK and Manchester every 4 years if they can, to check out their old haunts, see old friends and see how the landscape has changed since their last visit.

Remembering the Normal Every Day Parts of Your Story as A Couple.

We visited their favourite KFC, the Sainsbury’s where they would have “shopping dates” (I was in awe of the practical time use of that one!), their favourite bars and cafes, their university and old university halls and a dozen other places with special meaning to them both and their individual story as a couple. Cristal and Max did this all while donning their stylish wedding gear and they both totally rocked it!

Cristal and Max

Cristal and Max will be getting married on the 2nd of February 2019 in Singapore.

 

Cristal and Max I wish you both a wonderful married life and future together, it was an absolute delight to be a small part of your adventure. Thanks so much for having me along for the ride! Lots of love Katie xxxxx

4.52 Structure?

So this blogs only been going for a few weeks and I already feel like it might be getting a bit boring... Lets face it, even with pretty pictures sometimes a week if the life of  me isn’t too much to shout about! Especially at the moment while I'm limping about the house and not getting outside very much (don't worry... if you were... it's only a sprain!)  So I thought I’d bring a little bit more structure (kind of) and I’m going to bring topics in on some weeks, like food, travel, family, birds, etc… For the slow weeks, giving you all a little bit more reason to come and visit me and my humble little blog, I can see some have you have been reading (well I suppose all of you if you are actually reading this!) and that’s quite exciting for me, as I wasn’t sure if anyone would, maybe my Nan and a few of my mates! Hi Nan :)  But thank you for reading, it means a lot and I’ll try and keep it as interesting as I can. If any of you can think of anything you’d like to see a blog about then drop me an email and I’ll see what I can do. 

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In keeping with the title of Structure here are two photos of two random strangers and a baby!*

*This isn't just any baby this is a 5 star, super cute, cheeky little monkey baby called Harrison, but you'll get your fill of him in a few weeks time.... ;)

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Katherine Clements and The Crimson Ribbon

One of my favourite shoots over the past few weeks was with author Katherine Clements. Katherine is at a very exciting time in her life as she has just had her debut novel published and is in the middle of writing her next book! You’ve got to admit, that’s pretty damn exciting! We visited the Chetham's Library in Manchester where the staff kindly allowed us to leaf through their selection of precious old books, they even let Katherine into the closed off area to have a good look a the old printing press that they have on the premises. I think that was my favourite part of the day, Katherine was so happy she just couldn’t stop giggling with excitement!

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