27 April 2011

Liverpool Echo Bride of the Year Competition 2011

I am very excited to be part of the 2011 Bride of the Year competition being launched today by the Liverpool Daily Post and Echo.  If you are a beautiful bride who can't afford the wedding of your dreams, this may be just the way to have the most amazing day possible! The prize is worth over £11,000 with a venue, photography, film, hair and makeup, a Coast dress, invitations and more!

For more information and to enter visit the Echo's page

And if you want a little taste of what the day could be like, take a look at this slideshow we made of the launch photoshoot.

25 April 2011

50 At 50

I'll be 50 in January - can't believe it, as I still only feel about 26 ... well, maybe 30! And as a celebration I am doing 50 things.  You can keep up with my progress on a blog just about My 50 at 50 by clicking here.

I'd love your support as I go, so please leave me some blog love on My 50 at 50!

Kirsten and Stephen Get Married with a Knowsley Hall Reception

I seem to be starting this year off with quite a few Knowsley Hall weddings - later in the year I am all over the place, but right now I'm enjoying working at one of my favourite places.

It was really obvious at Kirsten and Stephen's wedding that they are a well loved couple - from the Priest who conducted the service through to cheers from friends at the speeches. Actually, I don't think I've ever heard such a funny Priest doing a service. He was fabulous, and certainly set the tone for a day of laughter.  Here is a sneak peak of their day - really looking forward to showing Kirsten and Stephen their full set of images.

09 April 2011

You're Beautiful!

Words are so powerful. I know that, you know that. but this little movie really hit home to me today the importance of words

And it got me thinking about the words I use. When people ask me what I do I tell them I'm a photographer - but I know in truth I am a magician. Why? Because somewhere inside you there is beauty - and I know I can show you that beauty, however hard you have worked on hiding it.  Are you going to let me work magic with you? Give me a call on 0151 708 5838.

05 April 2011

Weddings at the Thistle Atlantic Tower Hotel, Liverpool

I've photographed a few weddings at the Atlantic Tower in Liverpool and I still seem to discover new treasures! I really love this hotel for it's terrace area, with views down The Strand and across to the Liver Building and St Nick's Church.  But I found more treats when I was recently doing some photographs for their marketing materials to showcase the venue for weddings - the views from the spacious bedrooms are fantastic, and there's a great sculpture of seagulls in the central atrium.  Here are just a teeny selection of photographs from the shoot - The Atlantic Tower Hotel in Liverpool will be showing off the rest of the gorgeous images with Laura and Mark in coming weeks.  If you are still looking to book your wedding venue, it's well worth going to see The Atlantic Tower - you'll be in for a little treat!

City Shoot Makeover & Photo Shoot in Liverpool

Wouldn't you just love the kind of husband who thinks about what you might like to have for your birthday, instead coming up with the usual kind of last minute buys so many men go for? Well, Chrissie's husband is one of those kind of men - really loves his wife and enjoys bringing a smile to her face, so he booked her a City Shoot with a mini makeover and morning coffee at Hope Street Hotel.  Sian from So Coco Rouge pampered Chrissie for the first hour or so with hair and makeup, and then we went into a shoot with Chrissie in 3 different outfits, and had great fun! At the end of the shoot I took a few quick photographs of mother and daughter.  Here's a little sneak peak of what we created together.

03 April 2011

Paul and Sarah's Vintage Themed Wedding at Hope Street Hotel, Liverpool

Sarah and Paul are definitely a match made in heaven - the love they show for each other is just so pure and beautiful. And they deserved the fabulous wedding day that they had at Hope Street Hotel in Liverpool this year.  Sarah put a lot of effort into her pearls and lace theme with gorgeous details throughout the ceremony room and the reception room. She had also chosen the most beautiful cupcakes for the wedding cake.  I don't usually show so many images from one wedding, but this one deserves it! Enjoy the sneak peak.

Special Easter Offers for Five Family Portrait Photography Sessions in Liverpool

It's not often that we do special offers at Zoe Photography - why do special offers when you're already fairly priced? But as it's a Royal Wedding this Easter we have decided to do 5 special offers for 5 special families - these offers are valued at between £50 and £150, so alongside our ethical approach to doing business we also promise you that you will receive something special to compliment your family portrait session.

What's up for offer?

  • A complimentary makeover for mum (value £50)
  • An upgrade from afternoon tea to champagne and canopes for after your shoot (value £50)
  • 5 complimentary prints ready to frame (value £100)
  • 10 complimentary prints ready to frame (value £150)
  • A beautiful slideshow of your images on DVD (£75)
When you book your session you get to choose from the remaining special offers above to add to your family portrait session - and remember, you are already getting a 1 hour fun shoot, a disk of images from your shoot to take away from the session, print ready, and morning coffee or afternoon tea for up to 4 people.

These offers are only available for shoots booked before Good Friday that take place between 17th April and 3rd May 2011, so don't delay as many Easter holiday dates are already booked, call now on 0151 708 5838 / 07792 650 742.

Mother's Day in Liverpool: A Family Portrait

When I was booked a few weeks back for a three generations portrait shoot today it never crossed my mind it was Mother's Day - I just about managed to get the fact that my own daughter was away for that weekend, so wouldn't be annoyed at me working a Sunday!  So of course when the date finally arrived I suddenly realised this was a Mother's Day present for Nan! And what a lovely family.  We photographed the three generations of women in the family, Margaret, her two daughters, and their daughters.  Here is just a little sneak peak.