Over the past few weeks I’ve been very busy in Photography…well in my career really. If I haven’t been working at The Fragrance shop then I’ve been working at the studio in Manchester (Love Exclusive, Deansgate). And if I haven’t been doing that then I’ve been either photographing weddings or christenings through Little Photography Studio. It’s been a very tiring but very fun few weeks!

I do love photographing weddings. I used to hate it! There’s so much pressure photographing someone’s big day. Getting people’s reactions, the details and the emotions of the day is so important. I find that photographing weddings alone can be horrible. I personally prefer shooting with a friend or fellow photographer so that you can capture as much of the day as possible. I’ve found your stress levels reduce by at least 50% with a second shooter! But, nowadays, I tend to really enjoy shooting weddings. I’m an old romantic at heart and if you’re sat in a wedding that i’m photographing and you can hear someone quietly crying then it will most likely be me. My emotions are very high! But, I do love a good Wedding! nothing beats seeing two people in love being joined together as one. New Family. New Friends. It’s all just wonderful!

On Saturday the 12th September I spent the day In Windermere at the Broadoaks Country house photographing the wedding of Mark and Diane Lightfoot. It was a beautiful day. The Venue itself was just breathtaking! It was an intimate country house that was booked out for the wedding party only. Guests had access to every room in the house and could explore the gardens at their leisure. It did feel like a luxury weekend break…despite working. But, everyone was lovely! The Bride and Groom, their family and friends and the staff too.


We arrived at the venue for around 2.30pm to capture Diane getting ready along with her bridesmaids and close family members (Who all looked absolutely stunning btw). The ceremony started at around 4.30pm where Diane entered the room in a beautiful champagne coloured lace gown with a delicately designed Ivory belt. Her hair was beautifully curled and clipped up and she finished off the look with some gorgeous diamond earrings with matching bracelets and an exquisite bouquet of white roses handmade by the Groom’s Sister. Whilst Mark tried his hardest to hold back the tears, all eyes remained firmly on Diane as she made her way down the aisle arm in arm with her two sons.

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After the ceremony, guests were ushered into the bar area where they sipped on Champagne and Congratulated the new Mr and Mrs Lightfoot. We then made our way out to the front of the country house where we proceeded with the formals, group shots and portraits of the Bride and Groom.






During the Wedding Breakfast, we got to work setting up the Photo booth that was due to take place after their meal. We did manage a half an hour break as we were treated to a delicious Sunday Roast with all the trimmings and Apple Pie and Custard for dessert. Around 8:30pm guests made their way into the drawing-room where they made full use of the Photo booth!



We left around 11pm, just after the first dance and the cake cutting. And I have to say, I had never been to a more relaxed wedding in my life. Although, I was told there had been a few worries and stresses before the big day, It didn’t show. Everything just seemed perfect. I think what I loved most about the day was the intimacy and the privacy of the venue. The views were amazing too. I’d definitely take a look at the Broadoaks Country House if you have plans for a Wedding in Windermere.


I’d just like to take this moment to say a massive Thank you to both the Bride and Groom for being so great and your guests for being so welcoming and lovely. Also, a massive Thank you to the Staff, where nothing was too much trouble. And finally, THANK YOU to my trusty Second Shooter/Friend/Fellow Photography Geek Steff. You’re AWESOME!




Following on from the Wedding, a few weekends later (On Sunday the 27th September), I photographed the Christening of Lacey at St Peter’s Church in Chorley. It was a lovely service and Lacey was just the cutest! Her little angelic face made photographing her a breeze! Her Mummy and Daddy were lovely too and all their family and friends.




Lacey was so good during the blessing too. Usually babies and children don’t tend to sit still for long but Lacey was very content. It did take a few Order of Service booklets and a few funny faces from the Vicar to keep her occupied but it worked!






I think you’ll agree with how cute she is! Her little face is just adorable and she looked beautiful in her little gown and headpiece. I will also be photographing Leanne’s sister’s wedding in April of next year which is exciting!


I’d just like to Thank Leanne and Daniel for allowing me to be part of Lacey-Jane’s special day. It was a lovely service and a beautiful day!

If you would be interested in some information and prices on Wedding and Christening Photography then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can email me at littlephotographystudio@gmail.com or take a look at my website www.littlephotographystudio.info, where I also have other examples of both my Event and Portrait portfolio.

You can also take a look at our Photobooth www.sparklephotobooth.co.uk for information and prices. You can also find us on Facebook! We are available for both Events and Parties!


Sincerely, Sophie x