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When great trees fall

in forests,
small things recoil into silence,
their senses
eroded beyond fear  -  Maya Angelou

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Melissa and Adam were such a great couple to photograph individulally and importantly together. I loved the sense of fun and connection between them, this is what I aim to capture in all my shoots, the real you! They were both apprehensive, but enjoyed the session so much, once we got realaxed right into it and they realised it would be fun! So just get in touch - Id love to hear from you whether you just love the camera, or if like many, youd love nice photos of you, but are feeling a bit awkward about being in front of the camera.

 

Sharon Cooper is a Portrait photographer based in Hitchin, covering Herts, London. Sharon provides creative portrait photography, alternative portrait photography and wedding photography. Please contact me and tell me your plans. Find Sharon on Google+

 

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Steph and Benni travelled to Great Gransden, a little village in Cambrdigeshire for their German legal wedding blessing. Steph had grown up here and it was significant to return to the church where she had been christened and gone to Sunday school. It was a very small group of family who still live in the UK and some who, like the couple made the journey from Germany for this ceremony. The blessing was lovely and afterwards followed an afternoon tea. Their gorgeous dog Duri also came with them for the Wedding and features in the photos. I had a Skype meeting with them a few months leading up to this day and we had chance to meet briefly when they arrived in England. I loved being part of their small intimate day, everyone was so friendly, it proves that big or small, the reason for marrying is clear and that and the unity is what I enjoy photographing. Steph wore an elegant linen dress with sweet red, pink and cream roses and bright green chrysanthemums. A matching coloured braided ribbon band in her hair and flowers tucked into her boots. They photos are simply touching moments of love and happiness.  I understood how they longed for photos in great weather of the beautiful English countryside and I'm so happy they chose me to be the one to give them this. Congratulations to you both, this was a memorable day for me as well as you.
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Everything else aside, how magnificent is Benni's beard! Such a lovely couple.

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Duri was just gorgeous, like a mild mannered cuddly teddy bear!

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Ceremony St Bartholowmews - Great Gransden

Afternoon tea - The Eltisley

 

Sharon Cooper is a Cambridge wedding photographer based in Hitchin, covering Herts, London. Sharon provides creative wedding photography, alternative wedding photography and destination weddings. Please contact me and tell me your plans. Find Sharon on Google+

 

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Fiona and Paul chose Shortmead House in Bedfordshire for their Wedding Celebration party. Fiona looked amazing in a proper vintage, very special, 1970 wedding dress, it was her mother's dress for her wedding day. They had already had the legal bit of their wedding in St Lucia but wanted to celebrate and share their day with all their family and friends. There were lots of games to play, a pool, a great children's entertainer, a beautiful pretty marquee with pink and green details, hand stamped doilies for name places and lots of gorgeous pink hydrangas. Their two adorable children, Freya and Harrison also enjoyed the party and seeing all their family who had come such a long way. With Fiona being Scottish, little Harrison donned a sweet little kilt with converse shoes for the occasion! They had a relaxed and lovely celebration. When it got dark, I entertained children and adults that wanted to join in, on some fun light painting that they did themselves. Big congratulations to Fiona and Paul, it was amazing to share your lovely day.

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Fiona looked stunning in the dress her mother wore, such a lovely and special thing to do, and it fitted perfectly, no alterations needed!

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The marquee looked amazing, lovely pinks and greens it was decorated by Fiona's friend Sarah Waller.

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I loved the ribbons tied behind the Bride and Groom's chairs, sweet touch I *almost* missed!

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Proudly displayed, a photo of Fiona's parents on their wedding day, you can see Molly is wearing the same dress.

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The speeches were funny, moving, heartbreaking and heartfelt. Various points in the day we remember those who we would have love to have been present, but speeches are a time when things everyone is feeling are mentioned and remembered. Fiona and her brother gave lovely speeches in addition to Paul and the best man. I cried behind my camera but carried on capturing these precious moments.

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These little bits of light painting I did with the guests and children, just for fun and to enjoy the dark evening and that I still had some energy in my tank!

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Marquee styling by Sarah and Vicky

 

Family and friends can obtain the password from the Bride or Groom, for the online gallery to see all the photos from the day. 

 

Sharon Cooper is a Hitchin wedding photographer based in Hitchin, covering Herts, London. Sharon provides creative wedding photography, alternative wedding photography and destination weddings. Please contact me and tell me your plans. Find Sharon on Google+

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Emily and Adam - WOW you know how to plan and enjoy a wedding...so much so that the two day celebration was just pure joy for me to photograph. You deserve every happiness together, such a creative and thoughtful couple. Emily told me "The most important thing to us was to convey a personality in our wedding. We’d like to think that we did this by expressing our characters, our interests and the adventures we’re going to have in how we chose to do things. In honesty, everything just fell together because we made a rule of only doing things we REALLY wanted to....so really the best way to describe our theme is to say it was totally ‘us’!" 
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Part two....at the amazing British School's Museum, Hitchin, a fabulous map inspired totally diy wedding, that was just a joy to be at.

Emily said "We both love exploring new places, and Adam has done a great deal of travelling. I have a love for the Winnie the Pooh quote “As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was going to happen” too, and the idea that our marriage will be a grand adventure! " They are a very talented pair! I suggest you go and make another cup of tea while you scroll through stage 2 of their wedding...

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Emily's advice for future brides: Dismiss everything you know about weddings and start from scratch with precisely what is important to you. The duty of care to our guests was really important to us, and so trying to make everyone happy was something we strived for. But at the end of the day, you can’t please everyone and you should do things the way you want to.... if that means dispensing with traditions everyone takes for granted and thinks you’re weird for cutting out, well, let them have them at their wedding! 
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Emily said "Everyone always says to spend as much as you can on a photographer, but before we met Sharon through a friend and she agreed to take our engagement photos, we’d not really considered splashing out on photography. Once we saw the images she took though and had such a great time with her, we knew it really was something that was important to us and we booked her (she was the second supplier we booked, after the ice cream van and before we’d even confirmed the venue!). At the time it seemed like quite a financial commitment, but looking back now it was a brilliant decision! The amount of hours, hard graft and love Sharon poured into our wedding still amazes us, and we couldn’t be more delighted that we chose her. "

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Photography: Sharon Cooper Photography

Ceremony Venue: Greenwich Register Office

Reception Venue: The British Schools Museum, Hitchin

Bride's Dress & Veil: DIY

Bride's Shoes: Christian Louboutin & French Sole

Groom's Attire: Cad & the Dandy

Afternoon Tea: How Can we Help You

Cheese Cake : The Liverpool Cheese Company

Ice Cream Van: Ice Baby

Cocktail BarLiquid Chefs

Jukebox: SM Jukeboxes

Photo Booth: The Mighty Boothh

 

 

Sharon Cooper is a Hitchin wedding photographer based in Hitchin, covering Herts, London. Sharon provides creative wedding photography, alternative wedding photography and destination weddings. Please contact me and tell me your plans. Find Sharon on Google+

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