Sunday, 28 February 2016

Family Parfitt | Portrait

A flash back to November when I shot a family portrait in Sheffield Botanical Gardens. I could fit the shoot in before winter descended but knew the editing would have to wait as life was about to get silly (though I didn't know how silly). Kicking leaves seems forever ago now that there's a whiff of spring in the air.

I had a lot of fun watching these two giddy girls gad about. Looking forward to meeting the new arrival whenever they are finished cooking.

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Saturday, 27 February 2016

Ruth Anna and Philip | Wedding

Back on a crisp winter's day in January I drove down to London to let my cameras witness the wedding of Ruth Anna and Philip. I'd met Ruth Anna when she was a bridesmaid a another crisp winter wedding and she'd invited me to dance a ceilidh with her. Being asked to dance by someone who wasn't a drunk uncle stuck in my memory so I knew exactly who she was when the email came through.

Both my cameras and I loved the two venues ... St Anne's, Limehouse and the Octagonal of Queen Mary's University. Both had a sense of grandeur, one in a run-down listed sort of way, and the other by being lined to the rafters with books upon books. 

The day itself was very laid-back, aided by a couple of naughty uncles and impish cousins, some guest bingo, but also by a sense of ease from these two themselves and all the help given by family and friends. 

Instead of a first dance Ruth Anna and Philip did a first piano duet before letting others take over at the piano for the evening's entertainment. We were all a bit over-awed by Ruth Anna's young cousin playing Liztzs Hungarian Rhapsody from memory (which I grew up watching repeatedly on a Tom and Jerry VHS).

Anyway, on to the important stuff .....

All images ©KateCooperPhotography2016