**Please note, I am not working as a photographer at this moment due to ill health. I will let you know when or if i resume my buisness. **
Well I was advised not to start this by saying that “I loved weddings”, because its cheesy and its common to write. But really honestly I do love weddings and the sharing of love that comes with them – so I guess I am cheesy then, but I don’t care because this is me! From the first meeting between a couple and myself the excitement builds up until the big day. The coming weeks and months can be testing such as the decisions to… buying the dress, the shoes, the bridesmaids dresses and the mens suits.. (sorry guys i know you always come last in the shopping lol)!!! Then of course the big day…I can’t help getting excited and just love each and everyone of the special days with their own uniqueness and story to tell. The main theme running through each wedding is the love story and how it will be shared. This is where I have an important part to play…I just love being a small part of that story, and being able to show the story through my pictures. These pictures will eventually be the one thing that remains after the planning, the dress the favours, the decision to have a sweet cart or not (please do mmmmm), the party and most of all the expense. But the wedding pictures will be something that is looked at for years to come, by not only the couple, but their children and their children’s children.
Having 6 children between us and 9 grandchildren I can certainly relate to wanting to leave a legacy, with a love story that happened between their parents. I know not every marriage is a love story and we ourselves have remarried and found love again. But the past was still a story to be told to our children and their children. Hence why i still have my first wedding album. I married Peter who is the most wonderful man and has the patience of a saint. We had a lovely wedding in a local church, then had our reception in a local country pub in Hatton in Cheshire. It was a fab day sharing it with our families and friends…we have some lovely photographs to look back on and remember and show our grandchildren.
Our children and my family have all been the subject for my passion of photography over the years… much to their disgust sometimes, From the days in Towyn in a caravan, at the fair and in the arcades where I photographed the kids every move. I can look back on these pictures and smile at the fun we had…even shed a tear for some people that are no longer around. Including my gorgeous Mum who passed away 4 years ago. I loved recording life and did it back then using an Olympus 10, also with other cameras but I can’t remember what they were called just that they had a little cube on the top… I haven’t changed and still take lots of photographs even at weddings..I just have more expensive equipment. The grandkids have renamed me Nanny Photo lol.
Peter bought me a DSLR several years ago and thats when he created a monster (see Peter i told you it was your own fault lol). I upgraded from my little D3200 up to a D800 and other cameras now with various (expensive) lenses. Yes those who know me well will know i like to shop and probably have an addiction to shopping. I have just traded my cameras for shoes…!! I Just love having the ability to take a picture of people, children, animals or landscapes…. I may as well say anything, because even the most bland things can be beautiful (i once photographed a dead mouse in various poses) does that make me a bit weird? Photography excites me – even if i am taking pictures on my mobile, (which is usually constantly stuck to my hand)!!!
Me – well I love nothing better than spending time with my family, especially my 9 grandchildren (No i am not as old as that…i started young plus i inherited some along the way). I also love spending time with my friends (i have lots of them), i love belly dancing with my friends and having a good old gab and a laugh (i have a very dirty laugh – i don’t know why but people laugh at my laugh ha ha ha ha ha…..)
I am very bubbly sociable person (a social chameleon as some would say) and you will you usually find me first on the dance floor and the usually the last to be dragged off singing and dancing to Tina Turners Nut Bush City… I’m saying nothing about wine or bad taste in cheesy music…Although not at the moment as I’m on yet another diet and have lost 2 stone (we won’t talk about that don’t want to jinx it lol).
I look forward forward to creating memories with you. So why not call me on 07 and let me be part of your love story.
YOU WONT BE DISAPPOINTED!!
Lots of Love Shirley xxx