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Love In The Woods – Katie & Mathew


Today I get to share with you Katie (who has the most gorgeous purple locks – I have serious hair envy) and Mathew’s post-wedding portraits from Carla Blain Photography. As a busy mum of four, Katie talks about how lovely it was to take time out and be pampered. They were both pleased to finally have beautiful wedding images that they could treasure forever.


Our story is a bit of a crazy, busy whirlwind. I met Mathew at work 3 years ago when I began working as a staff nurse. We both work within the operating theatres at our local hospital so our eyes actually met over an open abdomen! Our first meeting was him teaching me how to mop up blood properly and him mocking my cleaning skills (which continue to this day!) For me, it was an instant attraction. He was funny, tall, sexy, tattooed and at the time, he had an awesome Mohican hair cut and a large spacer/plug in his ear. I was instantly hooked.


You’d think he would be quite an intimidating figure for the elderly patients coming into theatre, but the older ladies absolutely loved him. And so did I! Unfortunately he was completely oblivious to my attempts at flirting for quite some time. Put it this way, he had plenty of attention from the ladies in the hospital and broke quite a few hearts along the way. Being 5 years older than him, and a mother of two young children already, I never really thought we could have a future together as we had completely different life styles, but I still couldn’t get him out of my mind. I knew I wanted him. Long and messy story short….  He finally saw sense when he almost lost me and we started seeing each other in May 2013.


We went on our first holiday together in the July where we had a lot of fun and drank a LOT of pina colada…. We stayed in an awful apartment but we still had an amazing time and laughed non stop. We grew close very quickly and before we knew it, talks of the future and possible babies were in the air already, but what we didn’t know is that a little person had already been in the making since our pina colada filled holiday! Once we found out I was pregnant, we decided to fast forward our plans and  just get married.

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Two Worlds Apart – A Time Lapse Engagement Shoot


I’ve been so excited about sharing this styled engagement shoot with you from Lizzie of Do It Momma.


When speaking to Lizzie, the main concept of the shoot was to create a story using two models (Lottie and Henry) who were shot on two different days but in the same location, to create the image of the boy following the girl until he finally caught up with her.


The shoot was actually inspired by Lottie.  She has a very dramatic look and after seeing her with lace eye transfers on at a social event I knew I wanted to photograph her in a way that would allow me to experiment with more dramatic editing.


Lottie alone is striking and gave me so much to play with but as a wedding photographer I always wanted to partner her up!  It’s good to call on friends and Henry served as the perfect accompaniment.

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