Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Lizzy's First Birthday, Baby Photographer Chester, Sal Norris Photography, Cheshire

I thought I would share a few images from a happy occasion last week.

Baby Lizzy celebrated her 1st Birthday and as a member of the Sal Norris Photography Baby Club, I captured this special day for Lizzy and parents Gemma & Gareth to remember.

The Baby Club includes 3 on location photoshoots over 12 months, so Ive had the pleasure of photographing Lizzy as a newborn baby, at 6 months and on her 1st Birthday. As the shoot was on location at the family's home, I was able to photograph Lizzy ready for her party to start and then stay on to capture memories of this special day.

Im just including a small selection of the images of Lizzy (and not the other guests) due to permissions.

Please get in touch if you would like more information about joining my Baby Club and capturing your Baby's first year

Sal x

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Catherine & Craig Pre Wedding Shoot, Wedding Photographer Chester, Cheshire,Sal Norris Photography

Im so busy right now as April has been my busiest month for Weddings for the fourth year in a row which means LOTS of editing and little chance to Blog-sorry! I thought I must make time to share some images from a pre-wedding shoot a couple of weeks ago.

Ive quickly put together a sample of the images from Catherine & Craigs Pre-wedding shoot to share with you.

A pre-wedding shoot is part of all of my wedding packages as it really helps the Bride & Groom to gain confidence in front of the camera. The couple choose their favourite image to be wide mounted for guests to sign around (with their best wishes) on the wedding day. This makes a great alternative to a guest book and is a complimentary part of my service.

The Pre-wedding shoot is nice and casual, out on location somewhere that is meaningful to the couple.

Get in touch if you would like to know more about my Wedding Photography Packages

Sal x

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Original Hen Night Idea- Hindu Hen-do, Sal Norris Photography, Chester Wedding Photographer

Just an idea for all of my Bride to be followers, I thought I'd share a really original Hen party idea that one of my lovely Bride's to be, Catherine shared with me.

If lots of your friends have recently married then the Hen party ideas can start to get a little tired. When I heard about the 'Hindu Hen-do' it immediately caught my imagination.

Lovely costumes, glam makeup, loads of fun and colour. The costumes can be really versatile so everyone feels comfortable. Endless ideas of what the day could include
  • A belly dancing session -Bollywood Style (lots of online places to find these in all cities)
  • Henna temporary Tatoos
  • Indian Decorations- great for a garden party with lanterns etc
  • Indian food
  • and then even follow on with a night on the tiles all dressed up.

The images below are not mine, they are just from Google to give you an idea.

Share your ideas and let me know if you go ahead and use this one!

Sal x

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Sunday, 1 May 2011

Philippa & Chris's Royal Day, Wedding Photographer Chester, Sal Norris Photography, Coltsfoot Retreat, Hertfordshire

"Royal Wedding...What Royal Wedding?" These were the words uttered by many of the guests on Friday at the very special Wedding Day of Philippa & Chris.

The couple have been together for nearly 10 years and the date for there marriage was set as 29th April 2011 long before any royal announcements, so indeed it was THEIR special day.

I traveled down to Essex to capture Philippa & Chris's day for them as they had heard about me by recommendation. Im happy to travel out of the area and Im delighted that my reputation has reached so far away! I hope you enjoy a preview of just a small selection of the images that I captured of their lovely Wedding Day.

Philippa got ready at her parents home, in her childhood bedroom, accompanied by her bridesmaids (sister Julie and close friends Claire & Kirsteen).

Philippa has the most amazing big brown eyes and there was definitely an extra special sparkle in them on Friday :-)

The bridal bouquet and bridesmaids posies were a collection of gorgeous pastel roses in ivory, pink, peach and yellow.

It was such a delight to see how proud Philippa's father Andrew was as he caught sight of his daughter ready to be married....

Groom Chris was accompanied by his Best Man, his brother Stuart to Loughton Methodist Church for the ceremony.

The ceremony was truly lovely, engaging, thoughtful and funny- a real joy to be a part of.

Just a little bit of confetti....there's a newlywed couple in there somewhere!

On the journey to the reception venue we stopped to take advantage of capturing some images in this stunning field

Coltsfoot Retreat is a beautiful venue in Hertfordshire- I was so impressed with the surroundings and quality of service and experience at this wonderful location.

The couple and their guests enjoyed a Wedding Breakfast accompanied by the tinkling of the ivory keys by a really talented pianist

And then partied the night away to a live band...

Congratulations Philippa & Chris, thank you for choosing Sal Norris Photography to capture your day. Wishing you every happiness for a long and happy marriage

Sal xx

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