24 June 2011

Leor and Hal's Jewish Wedding at Liverpool's Princes Road Synagogue and Hilton Hotel

Sunday was a treat for Rob and me as we have never photographed a Jewish wedding before. It was truly an amazing experience for us both as wedding photographers in Liverpool!  As a result it has taken me a little longer than usual to blog the photographs because I have been so indecisive about which ones to put up - I love them all!

Leor looked radiant and very elegant in her beautiful dress, Hal looked smart in his suit, and the Princes Road Synagogue in Liverpool is such a gorgeous place to get married in. Apparently it is the only Grade 1 listed Synagogue outside of London - as I have nothing to compare it with I can't say it's the most beautiful, but I can say it is a spectacular building inside.

Although I had done a lot of research for Hal and Leor's day to prepare myself for photographing their Jewish wedding, I was still taken aback by the energy, ceremony, traditions and atmosphere throughout the day and into the night. I do hope these photographs do the wedding justice, and you can see the joy and the love for their amazing day.

21 June 2011

Vicky and Dave's Port Sunlight Wedding and Reception at Leverhulme Hotel and Spa

Vicky and Dave got married in one of my all time favourite villages at the weekend - Port Sunlight! I've always loved the village since I was a child, so it was an absolute pleasure to get the opportunity to photograph their ceremony in Christ Church in the village (and a huge thanks to Norman for looking after us there), and on to the Leverhulme Hotel and Spa (and another shout out this time for Charles who looked after us, and let me join the couple in the gorgeous Phantom for us to go on a short drive for photographs around the village).

Vicky and Dave certainly went to town on their theme with touches of red throughout everything, including all the guests!  And there were two surprises outside the church - the first one was Biscuit, their cute dog, who came to say hello, and the second was a chimney sweep to wish them luck.  I'm sure this lovely couple will have all the luck in the world, and deservedly so, too.  So here we go, a little sneak peak of the happy couple!

12 June 2011

Melissa and Geraint's Wedding at Hope Street Hotel and the London Carriageworks, Liverpool

Melissa and Geraint carefully themed their whole wedding around an English Afternoon Tea Party theme - and you know what? It worked! The whole day was well put together by both of them, and everything, from the couple looking amazing to the little details was perfect! We were well looked after by everyone, including Laura and Howard and the team at Hope Street Hotel, and were sorry to leave at the end of the day.  I think I may have gone a little over the top with this sneak peak - there are loads of photographs, but it shows what a fabulous day Melissa and Geraint and their family and friends had.

Alex and Paul's Wedding At Croxteth Hall, Liverpool and Atlantic Tower Hotel, Liverpool

Alex and Paul had a lovely wedding at Croxteth Hall - the weather was perfect, Croxteth Hall was a gorgeous backdrop, they were surrounded by lots of love from their families and friends, and the bride looked absolutely stunning!  The reception took place at the Atlantic Tower Hotel, and with the weather being so kind to us we were able to go onto the roof terrace with the fantastic views of the Liver Building. I learned something at this wedding too - I have always known, all my life, that there are 2 Liver Birds in Liverpool - but a few of the guests pointed out the 3rd Liver Bird to me which I've never seen before, on top of the building that is just behind St Nick's Church.

Here is a little sneak peak of Alex and Paul's day.

08 June 2011

In the Press: Liverpool Echo Trash or Cherish the Dress?

We're in the Liverpool Echo again with So Coco Rouge doing hair and makeup, and Bespoken Dreams' Helen modelling her dress, along with the gorgeous Kim, about the craze to Trash or Cherish your Wedding Dress - here at Zoe Photography we call this Gown Again, giving you the chance to put your dress on again for a more relaxed shoot, with hair and makeup, a 2 hour photo session and images on disk to take home with you, all for just £450. It's a fabulous way to get to wear your dress again, and even though we use unusual locations, we do our best to keep your dress as pristine as possible - unless, of course, you are wanting to do the full on trash!

Get in touch to book your Trash or Cherish Gown Again session on 0151 708 5838 or 07792 650 742.

In the meantime, here is the article in today's Liverpool Echo with Kim, and Helen of Bespoken Dreams:

06 June 2011

Mother and Daughter Portrait

I love seeing the bond between mothers and their daughters - this pair described themselves as best friends, and their love was very clear as they snuggled up together.

Trash the Dress or Cherish the Dress After Your Wedding?

The wedding is over, the dress is ready to go to the cleaners before being boxed up for 20 years or more - what a shame never to wear it again! You've probably heard all the hype about trashing the dress, but you know, you can wear your wedding gown again without having to destroy it. Helen from Bespoken Dreams, whose wedding I shot nearly 3 years ago, and her cousin Kim, who got married in Vegas 3 years ago and now has a 6 month old baby, joined together for a fun Gown Again session around the docks area of Liverpool. And just look at the amazing photographs we created together.

Read the story of the shoot in The Liverpool Echo on Wednesday 8th June 2011, or visit the Zoe Photography Facebook page to enjoy a slideshow of the shoot.