Photographing Fairies πŸ§šβ€β™€οΈ

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They choose their favourite colours, hair is brushed and rose crowns on they’re off! “look there would be magic, Auntie Nikki!” so many ideas, the girls are directing me now… Well they were more educated in Fairies than me, so I let them go, imaginations running wild and we have a magical hour playing fairies!

“Mummy, can you make it look like we are flying?” I’ve never done it before but in true mummy style I take a deep breath and say “of course I can!”

We had a scrape, a splinter and then a bit of rain but nothing ruined the magic! Then home we go, for the real magic to begin…

I show them the first picture and they just stare, wide eyed at the computer… It seems like forever, then with a squeal of Happy I see that it’s all been worth it! I love My Job πŸ§šβ€β™€οΈπŸ“ΈπŸ§šβ€β™€οΈ

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They’re getting married in the morning…

So, the bags are on the couch & batteries are charging. The feet are up right now as it is going to be a long day but you would never believe how fast the time goes!

… ding dong the bells are going to chime!!!

Well, technically thats not right… “They’re getting Married in the afternoon! No Ding Dong as their at a hotel!!!” ha ha ha ha ha ha I’M SO EXCITED!!! I LOVE WEDDINGS!!!

So, the bags are on the couch & batteries are charging. The feet are up right now as it is going to be a long day but you would never believe how fast the time goes! I am so lucky, I get to be the Wedding VIP – I get to stand at the front, see the faces, the kisses, the reactions of the guests and I get to caupture it all!

Time to do the checklist – 2 camera bodies, all 4 lenses, flashes, flash stand, bride and groom signs, water bottle (a must seen as though I have realized I hold my breath while I photograph, not a great idea!) Loads of other little bits like extra SD cards, pens, tissues (I LOVE A GOOD WEDDING! Everyone cries at weddings) and then I’m good to go to bed…. Set the alarm and then in the morning I will get ready, hand over control of the monsters to my Hubby and I’m off… That’s it for now! Beauty sleep calls… Will Sneak peek you guys as soon as I can xxx ❀ xxx

Tis the Season… TO GET MARRIED!

I calmed his nerves, hand him a bottle of water & told him, “She’s here, look!” That look – I get to stand right at the front, camera in hand & capture that look! TOTAL LOVE & TOTAL HAPPINESS! That is why I do what I do. I capture that moment when while your heart is skipping a beat & you are making your vows though tears, smiles & stuttered words – I get to experience it all with you.

So… With my first wedding of my season on the horizon, I feel excitement rise as basically I get to be a Wedding VIP!!! Let’s examine this in more details as I LOVE MY JOB & I would like to give you a little insight as to why I am more than happy to wake up at 6am, start work at 7am & finally crawl home, exhausted & emotionally drained at about 11pm…

I have missed this. I really have as I took a break from weddings, well, photography in general, to spend the last year getting my youngest ready for starting school (I did the same with my oldest) I always thought as my main goal of my photography was a way I could work & be the best Mummy I could be to my 2 Angels. With the help, love & support of an amazing Hubby, my camera & I venture back out into the great unknown… & out of everything I do, see, photograph, people watching makes me happy – So, being a photographer suits me down to the ground!

At a Wedding, I GET TO SEE EVERYTHING!!! The highs & the lows, but I would like to think that if a low occurs I can help in some way… I see myself as a documentor of the day but also another pair of hands or a calming voice to let people know that everything is going to be okay. I’ve held sick buckets, moved rogue cars, taxi’d bridesmaids & laced dresses. Phoned suppliers for flowers, assisted with the running of the event with an amazing hotel (well, the better we work together, then no one is smiling too long & missing the amazing canapes!) There is nothing that I will let get in the way of a Beautiful couple getting to happily say there I Do’s.

I’ve calmed down a groom who was grey with worry… “Is she here? Please tell me she’s here!” Well, as I came with the Bride, I calmed his nerves, hand him a bottle of water & told him, “She’s here, look!” That look – I get to stand right at the front, camera in hand & capture that look! TOTAL LOVE & TOTAL HAPPINESS! That is why I do what I do. I capture that moment when while your heart is skipping a beat & you are making your vows though tears, smiles & stuttered words – I get to experience it all with you.

I HAVE CRIED! Oh my word have I cried at weddings. I meet with the bride & groom before to get to know them & by the time we hit the big day, I would hope that I know them well enough to have a grasp of who they are & how I can capture that. I chat, tell stories & listen, really listen to what makes them the couple they are! I feel you can’t put love into your job if you don’t “know” your subjects.

Your Wedding is a day where anything can happen & usually does but in the end you have got to also think that if your running a little late or that flower arrangement isn’t quite right, it will still be one of the best days of your life! I am a photographer who wants to photograph your amazing day but I want to capture for you, everyone, including you, enjoying the day! Yes, we have to do the “poses” because we have to make sure we get “those” pictures done that will be requested to be emailed round all the relatives but we can also have some fun with it! Rival footy teams, dabbing grooms men, “the Jump!”, let me know your ideas as I am always up for a laugh and if I can get the shot – I WILL!!!

I suppose what I am trying to say is that I am lucky enough to experience, over & over again, the best of people. You see family you haven’t seen in so long. The young & the old, 3, 4, even 5 generations in one room, all together, celebrating the joining of 2 hearts to make one huge family & friends extravaganza of happy! THAT IS WHY I DO WHAT I DO, AND I BLOODY LOVE IT!

Been a busy bunny!

Well, what a busy month! The camera is getting a real work out & I’m loving every minute of it!!! Here’s one of my little personal projects… Memorializing my son’s football fun with his mates. He plays for Kirkham Juniors Under 10’s & I have to say, I’m not a football person (rugby girl me) but watching those lads with all the heart & passion for the “beautiful game” makes my day & of course I always photograph life in all its glory & these lads & lasses giving it their all is wonderful!!!

Please help these Cats if you can!

Had a lovely little job today – Photographing some beautiful cats that are in need of homes! I have posted a pic of each below – PLEASE CAN YOU SHARE OR TAG anyone you know who would be able to give one of these beauties a forever home – They are wonderful & they can’t wait for cuddles & love. Message me & I’ll put you onto the people who can sort out a visit xxx ❀ xxx Please google Cat Rescue Fylde xxx

School Photo’s I’m now Proud of!

Please don’t get me wrong! I have done that mammoth task of photographing 167 children in one day and I know it can be quite a task but if you don’t love what you do, the pictures are not going to show happy children enjoying school life!

Please don’t get me wrong! I have done that mammoth task of photographing 167 children in one day and I know it can be quite a task but if you don’t love what you do, the pictures are not going to show happy children enjoying school life!

This years photo’s broke my heart as THEY DIDN’T LOOK LIKE MY KIDS!!! I really don’t know what happened but as I looked down on these proofs I really wanted to cry. Not just for me but for the many parents who wait with baited breath for those smiley beauties to keep for years to come – I was so relieved that I could retake mine as I have the equipment and the kids were happy too as they didn’t want me to show anyone their pictures – to be asked that by a 9 and a 5 year old shows that it’s not just me being over critical. I want my babies happy and I hope you can see from the pictures – We made happy happen! xxx ❀ xxx

What a Review… So emotional!

I love to hear from My wonderful couples that I have had the privileged of spending their most special day with! When I read this my heart swelled and I had to share xxx

I love to hear from My wonderful couples that I have had the privileged of spending their most special day with! When I read this my heart swelled and I had to share:-

“Hired Nikki to photograph our wedding in July 2017. We heard of her through one of my husband’s colleagues, she had done their wedding and came highly recommended. On the day Nikki worked around us and did exactly what we asked, she turned up at my mum’s house bright and early at 7am very bright and breezy and made me feel at ease immediately as I was very nervous and stayed all throughout the day. She was so accommodating of our requests for photos and understood exactly what I meant when I said ‘artsy photos’ . She had so many great ideas of her own and was professional, efficient and energetic throughout the day and (not to sound rude in any way) but she was discreet, we didn’t even notice she was taking photos half of the time and we were amazed with the results as we had no idea! Her pricing is extremely competitive for the service provided. I would recommend her to absolutely anybody!”

Can’t wait for the chance to see these guys again to give them their Album and hear how the honeymoon went! #ilovemyjob