Hello dear blog reader, I hope you are doing well! I'd like to introduce you a total gem of a person and a talented Wedding Photographer, Nisha Haq. aka. "The best smile in wedding photography", I just call her that to be honest, but it's so true.
Nisha asked me one day if I'd be interested in doing a personal branding photo shoot with her, to be honest it's something I haven't done a huge amount of before but I really like doing them and I really enjoyed my shoot with Nisha.
Weddings are so much more relaxed these days, most things you can personalise to suit you both and people do have more of a choice when it comes to what actually takes place on their wedding day.
So, to dance or not to dance?
If I'm being honest, I didn't really enjoy ours...
I am a bubbly chatty person, but I hate being the centre of attention. So you would have thought given the choice to have a first dance or not, I would have said no thanks.
We'd both had had a few drinks as our wedding party was well underway and getting to that time of the evening, and so somehow I thought it would be a lovely idea and it made sense. I love my husband very much, but my goodness I did not enjoy doing a slow dance, in front of all our guests and having everyone watching us. ARGH!
BUT, I have to say that I've been to a wedding or two in my time, and I know that a first dance really can work for certain couples, and be a great thing to do.
Lydia, Miriam, Caoimhe & Ellie are Palisander - The Spice Girls of the world of classical music.
I had so much fun with these four great and talented ladies on their photo shoot with me, first making a visit to The Fighting Cocks and then on to Ventnor Botanic Gardens. Who knew there are so many different sizes and types of recorders, because I definitely didn't, I couldn't believe it when they were first unpacked.
It's always a joy to ask band to play something for a few shots. Mainly for the benefit of the photos themselves, but I do like being able to watch musicians in action, and hearing four recorders played beautifully in the Botanic Gardens (with just me as a solo audience) was such a treat. Because of the type of music and the sound of the recorders, at one point I thought Henry VIII was gunna come rocking up around one of the gardens windy paths with one of his wives or something.
Thank you so much for a lovely morning ladies, and thanks for treating me to lunch.
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