28 December 2011

Kirsty and Mandy's Civil Partnership Wedding at Gretna Green

Wow, what a wedding to finish the year on! Two very special friends of mine, Kirsty and Mandy, decided to tie the knot at a very special place - over the anvil at Gretna Green. I don't think I've ever laughed so much at a wedding - ever! Their photographs show what a fabulous day it was, with everyone there laughing throughout the day too. The theme was the Gay Pride Rainbow, with ribbons on each of the thistle buttonholes and the tie backs on the chairs each in colours of the rainbow too.

Here is a little sneak peak of Kirsty and Mandy's fabulous day of love and laughter! Lots more the follow!

23 December 2011

In The Press

What a year it's been! During 2011 we have had articles and photographs in The Daily Express, The Liverpool Echo, and The Liverpool Daily Post numerous times, Zoe has been a regular guest on Radio City CityTalk for What the Papers Say, as well as being interviewed by Roger Phillips for the Phillips Hour on Radio Merseyside back in March. 

And now we finish the year on a high, with the following:

Front Cover and the Editor's Choice photograph inside Your Merseyside Weddings

An article on questions about wedding photography in Pure Weddings, 
with a real wedding to follow in 2012

An article on Networking in Photo Professional Magazine in their Business Matters section, 
with more articles to follow in 2012.

21 December 2011

Gift Cards and Christmas Charity Contribution

We've been so busy at the Zoe Photography studio on Hope Street in Liverpool, finishing off wedding albums, putting together Christmas presents, and seeing through orders from recent family portrait sessions that I'm late putting up my annual Charity-Not-Cards post. I managed to get it up onto the Facebook page and ran out of time! So here goes ....

It's that time of year again - time to send out the Christmas cards .... but those of you that know me will know I don't do that. Instead I like to make a contribution to a charity. In view of the help our family has had in the past from Macmillan Nurses, I'm putting £50 into their pot. And this is where you can help. If you'd like to help me double that, for every comment below (liking the picture is NOT enough LOL) I will add £1 to the pot, and I'm hoping to reach £100 with your help.

PLUS, anyone who buys one of our Christmas offer Gift Cards (usual price £125, this Christmas they are £25 via our blog - click on the button at the top) will receive a gift from us of a key ring with a picture from their shoot, and I will add £5 to the charity pot from your purchase of the Gift Card. Keep the Gift Card for yourself, or pass it on as a wonderful gift for friends and family.

So come on everyone, help me reach my £100 target...

15 December 2011

Alex and Kevin's Wedding - A Family Affair at West Tower, Aughton

Some weddings are about a couple, some are about the bride, occassionally it's all about the groom. But Alex and Kev's wedding was definitely a family affair ... which you can probably tell from the selection of photographs below! They got married at one of my favourite venues, The West Tower Country House Hotel in Aughton - the staff are fabulous, the food is just delicious (and I'm not just saying that because the chef is called Zoe!), and the venue itself is in such a lovely setting with beautiful rooms.  Then you add into the mix two great families - it was one of those weddings where there was just so much love, and the children were definitely at the centre of it all.

Here is a little sneak peak of their winter wedding.

I think it all got a bit too much for some people!