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I LOVE finding and photographing in amazing locations! It's no secret I love colour, I always have, when I think back to being a child, there was a bright orange toy elephant I had and a pair of hot pink shoes both of which made me extremely happy. Neon signs seem to have a life of their own, so I headed to God's Own Junkyard, where a mess of neon is clustered in one big area. It would be the Perfect wedding location, one I would love to photograph, it would be right up there with this absolutely amazing colourful wedding location! This all started in the 50's Chris Bracey's father made neon for carnivals, funfairs and almost all of the Soho sex establishment. Chris wanted to be an artist and it wasnt until he realised that Neon signs could be art that he went to join his father and became involved in this too. He realised that by 'bringing Vegas to Soho' he could make signs for Soho - it was him that changed the look of the Soho we recognise today. Chris went on to work for Stanley Kubrick and other directors making Neon art for the film industry. The collection includes all old upcycled and reclaimed pieces and they have undertaken some outrageous commissions too.  Its a amazing story and an amazing place. Dreaming of the wedding I photograph there!
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Chris sadly died in November 2014, his sons and wife, keep the business and place he loved alive and bright. He said, if God had a junk yard, it would look like this.  This justgiving page was set up in his memory. Many who visit this amazing place will head here to donate.

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...and who could not fall in love with a cafe called "The Rolling Scones"?

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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. Please feel free to get in touch and tell me your plans. Find Sharon on Google+

 

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I met up with Verity and James and their animals on a cold March morning, they asked if they could get the quad bike out? Of course, and what a laugh that looked! The dogs enjoyed the brisk walk in the countryside and I loved hearing about their plans for their wedding! I cant wait to be part of their day. They are ONE creative pair!! 

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Verity and James, I loved hearing all about your special day and getting to know you, really looking forward to when I next see you.

 

Sharon Cooper is a Hitchin Wedding Photographer, covering Hitchin, Herts, Beds, Cambs, London and destination weddings. 

 

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A little while ago Virginie from Madmoizelle BeeBee in France, ran a competition on her blog to win a pre wedding session in Paris. The lucky winners were Faustine and Tanguy.  They are the sweetest couple and so deserving of having a special shoot. We met at my hotel and skipped along the metro to Marche aux Puces, a big giant flea market in lots of winding lanes and a place that Tanguy has an art gallery. We set off to explore and have a little adventure. There are many shops with antiques and things I would have love to have bought, it's definately an area I will return to on my next trip! It was lovely see them relax and enjoy being with each other and thinking about their wedding later this year.

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Faustine Tanguy

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Faustine says "We were a little bit shy at the beginning but Sharon helped us feel comfortable, Sharon had a couple of fun things she suggested that really relaxed us, we ended up just enjoying it and laughed together. It was a very good experience!" 

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These last few photos were taken outside Un Singe en hiver a lovely little shop which is well worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Faustine and Tanguy it was so lovely to meet you, and thank you for showing me a little part of Paris that I would never have explored! I really enjoyed chatting to you and practising my French too. 

 

 

 

Sharon Cooper is a Hitchin Wedding Photographer, covering Hitchin, Herts, Beds, Cambs, London and destination weddings. 

 

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In Hermitage road Hitchin, there's a hair salon like no other. You don't just go there for the best ever haircut or beard trim. Felix has created the coolest, friendliest salon in Hitchin.  The ambience excudes from the place, with the stylish decor, interesting artifacts, great art and THE best music you feel at home. If you haven't been you have missed out. At the most excellent Farley's Hair Emporium  you get great cuts, good beats and the best chats. The now iconic front window and some pieces inside are the amazing work of Paul Myerscough from Bespoke-Signs.  Felix is known for being a stylish gent, with a great taste in art too, so it comes as no surprise that you will see work by local talent Sarah Graham which sits alongside an impressive collection of 1950s art including classics by Tretchikoff. Felix a Hitchin lover runs Historic Hitchin on twitter and was recently featured in The Mercury, you can spot photos of old Hitchin on his chic walls.  This is a family run friendly hair salon where you can drink fairtrade tea and only cruelty free hair products are used. You'll find yourself wanting to come back long before you need your next trim.Hair-Salon-Hitchin-Farleys-Sharon-Cooper_0001.jpg

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There's everything for your beard, with fancy beard oils from the Bedfordshire Beard Company, beard grooming paraponaila and 'tache wax too. 

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Farleys is situated at 68 Hermitage road, Hitchin - 01462 421221

You can follow Felix on Twitter and see each days "Farley's first two iPod shuffle tunes"

Sharon Cooper is a Hitchin Wedding Photographer, covering Hitchin, Herts, Beds, Cambs, London and destination weddings. She gets her hair done at Farleys!

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