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If you are looking for a relaxed and fun portrait shoot, with photos that show your personalities, then get in touch!  Kathy told me "We are fun, we smile alot, I really want some fun photographs of us in a place that means alot to me and my two daughters"
We headed up to the gorgeous and unspoilt Barton hills, just outside Hitchin. This is a place the three of them spent time exploring when the girls were younger. What I loved about this shoot, was the fun they had, I felt almost invisible at times, I hope they look back on these and remember so many things, about closeness, and family and the amazing location too. When I look at these images, I just smile and think about the short time we had together. I hope that they see so much more, it was touching to see a mum so happy and relaxed with her grown up girls. Whatever age your children are, a shoot like this will be fun and give you lasting memories. Print your photos, look at them and smile and remember everything you love about them.

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Sharon Cooper is a Hitchin Portrait photographer covering London, Herts and the uk. Sharon provides Hitchin wedding photographyalternative wedding photography and destination weddings. Please feel free to get in touch and tell me your plans or about your family, if you'd like to book a shoot like this. Find Sharon on Google+

 

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Verity and James chose a church wedding in Lemsford, followed by an amazing wedding party hidden in secret Bluebell woods in Wheathampsted.  When we first met up for a pre wedding shoot and chat, I realised how amazing they were and just how important the day was for them both.  I met their horses and the dogs Hoggy and Bex, and was enthralled when James showed me bits of an amazing Geodisic dome that he was making for the wedding bar. In fact everything was made by them. James made his own wedding band, a cake stand, the bar in the dome, centrepiece and Verity stitched masses of bunting, including fabric with horses on and some of Jame's old shirts and ski resport themed table plan even the table names from Verity's horses' shoes! A true massive project, which was kept quiet from almost everyone. Verity's dad mentioned this in his speech "Isn't it exciting!?" She had told him, as she explained their dreams for turning their friend's wood that had no road access into their dream wedding location. They not only built the dome, but also cleared a road through, laying hardcore down so that caterers and the yurt could be placed just where they wanted it. They hoped and dreamed that their date would coincide with bluebells in the wood. It was spectacular to see. Guests were ferried by tractor to the location and the couple themselves drove right through a path made in the bluebells on their quadbike.  This was a party of celebration of love, determination and faith! Verity's parents were understandably very proud, that showed, and the welcome I received as photographer was so genuine and touching. Their two dogs wandered around the woods and even joined Verity and James on the dancefloor. I have never seen such a packed yurt of happy guests, happy for this lovely couple to be married and start a new part of their life together.. I'll let you see the photos...

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Guests arrived at a barn, and transport took them to the secret bluebell woods, where the reception awaited them!

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Keen skiiers Verity and James had decked their venue out with names of places they have skied in, the Geodisic dome that James made was their Saloon bar, complete with skiis and a massive stock of home made shots for the guests.

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Verity is a vet, and of course a big animal lover, so the cake featured their pigs, horses, dogs, quad bike and cat!

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Truly the most full yurt I have ever seen! Shots were delivered by these backpack and guns for the drinking games the guests played.

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They were joined on the dance floor by one of their dogs Hoggy, who was just as excited to be busting some moves!

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Bride's dress Essence of Australia

Brides personalised Wellys Weddingtons

Bouquets and buttonholes Stephanie Rose Florist

Catering It's Grilled

AMAZING GEODISIC DOME Bar - Made by James

Venue Will's Private Secret Bluebell woods 

Sharon Cooper is a Hitchin wedding photographer covering London, Herts and the uk. Sharon provides creative wedding photographyalternative wedding photography and destination weddings. Please feel free to get in touch and tell me your plans. Find Sharon on Google+

 

This is just a selection of the photos from the day, family and friends can obtain the password to the online gallery to view photos.

 

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Steph and Nick asked if we could meet at the Natural History Museum, they both LOVE museums. Not only that but its their job too. So we met up and had a chat about their very exciting wedding and then had an explore together. We did look at lots of bottled dead things and stuffed birds, but I wanted them to relax and feel comfortable with me photographing them. This is the aim of a pre wedding shoot. Often my couples tell me they feel awkward at first, and in the vast space that is the Natural History Museum, this was clearly going to feel a bit uncomfortable, but we had fun. The architecture in the Natural History Museum is just phenomenal, we spent a while just amazing at the vastness and it's beauty. Just like on a wedding day, when I get time with just my couples, there is a special moment for the couple to be connected and me to just capture it. It's all about getting some natural smiles and finding out more about each other. I now know alot more about musuems, as Steph is very knowledgable and clearly loves working in this sector. I'm very excited for their Lake District wedding later this year. 

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Sharon is a Hitchin wedding photographer covering London, Herts and the uk. Sharon provides creative wedding photographyalternative wedding photography and destination weddings.  To chat to me about your wedding photography please feel free to get in touch and tell me your plans. For anything else, just pop me an email or give me a call! Find me on Google+

 

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I love child photography, capturing the essence of them, having fun, giving you images that will be a permanent reminder of these early days. This little mini shoot was taken during the school Easter holidays, nothing quite like a bit of time off your normal routine, to enjoy the carefree nature of childhood. We decided on an urban setting and the magic of a big hill and a big sky, seems to show how magnificent yet tiny these two are! I felt quite carefree myself during this shoot, mucking around and at the end, that big giant hill, I bombed down a slide like I was 8 years old again! Highly recommend it. So please don't let your only lasting photos be just your iphone snaps! These photos sum up the two spirited little sweethearts, full of awesomeness and adventure, who clearly are bonded in a very special way. Here is a slice of some of the fun we had! 

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Sharon is a Hitchin wedding photographer covering London, Herts and the uk. Sharon provides creative wedding photographyalternative wedding photography and destination weddings. To book Family shoots, portraits and mini shoots like this,  please feel free to get in touch and tell me your plans. Find me on Google+

 

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Sugar and spice and all things nice, that's what little girls are made of!

And fun and adventure and confidence and cuddles.  In between being a Wedding Photographer in Hitchin, and beyond, I love shooting families and things for businesses. This little mini shoot, was actually a combination of the two, talented make up artist Jay, wanted photos for her website, and I managed to snatch these frames during the sessions, while Jay expertly applied natural make up to five willing models. These two melted my heart, perhaps because I have two girls, with the same age gap between them. They just had so much fun and adventure.  

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I really enjoyed working with Jay, and can highly recommend her if you need a make up artist.  These are the sort of photos you can have of your little ones, if you make a booking for a mini shoot. Don't just let every photo you have at this point in their life be an iphone snap.

Sharon is a Hitchin wedding photographer covering London, Herts and the uk. Sharon provides creative wedding photographyalternative wedding photography and destination weddings. Please feel free to get in touch and tell me your plans. Find Sharon on Google+

 

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