Laura Crouchley: Blog http://www.lauracrouchley.com/blog en-us (C) Laura Crouchley laura@lauracrouchley.com (Laura Crouchley) Fri, 13 Jul 2018 10:49:00 GMT Fri, 13 Jul 2018 10:49:00 GMT http://www.lauracrouchley.com/img/s/v-5/u142949548-o844820725-50.jpg Laura Crouchley: Blog http://www.lauracrouchley.com/blog 90 120 St Paul's Carnival 2018 http://www.lauracrouchley.com/blog/2018/7/st-pauls-carnival-2018 Last Saturday I went to my first ever St Paul's Carnival, the huge party representing the best of African Caribbean culture, diversity and creativity in Bristol. Back in the city after a three-year absence, it was it's 50th celebration since the first carnival in 1968. 

With the sunshine blazing, thousands of people filled the streets with colour and cheer, music and dance bringing the community together. What an amazing day. Big Bristol love xx

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laura@lauracrouchley.com (Laura Crouchley) Bristol Bristol Carnival Carnival Laura Crouchley Photography St Paul's St Paul's Carnival 2018 St Paul's Carnival 2018 Bristol http://www.lauracrouchley.com/blog/2018/7/st-pauls-carnival-2018 Fri, 13 Jul 2018 10:46:42 GMT
Charlie & Alex http://www.lauracrouchley.com/blog/2018/7/charlie-alex I'm still cooling down after Saturday's seriously hot wedding. The weather, the venue, the dapper guys, glam girls... what a wedding!

I'd been looking forward to Charlie and Alex's big day since they got in touch back in 2016. Their venue: Ocean Kave in Westward Ho! North Devon, overlooks miles of stunning coastline, with views across the Atlantic Ocean to Lundy Island and beyond.

The wedding party and guests enjoyed Ocean Kave's luxury onsite accommodation for the weekend and with the amazing weather, everyone was excited and ready to party.

The ceremony took place inside a unique, romantic and secluded cave, nestled within 60 acres of beautiful private grounds and rolling hills. Fashionably late, Charlie wowed Alex and guests in her stunning bespoke dress and the apparent ‘hard to crack’ Bride shed a tear during their ceremony. From the dark intimate ceremony of the cave, out into the bright glorious sunshine, guests mingled with a Pimms in hand, soaking up the rays and taking in the venues gorgeous surroundings.

With temperatures above 30 degrees and not a cloud in the sky, the kids entertained family and friends with a water fight and then ice cream on the lawn before speeches. The sun continued to shine through the reception suite windows, lighting up laughing faces during the speeches and a hilarious life-size cut out of Alex partied with guests into the evening. An epic day, and what better way to end the day than with a stunning sunset over the ocean.

Possibly my hottest wedding to date, thanks to my wonderful assistant Stacey for all her hard work and for mopping my brow throughout the day.

Charlie and Alex - it was an absolute pleasure to photograph your big day, and I wish you both the very best of luck for your happily married future together! xx

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Supplier Credits:

Venue: Ocean Kave, Westward Ho!, Devon

Hair: Maria Haywood

Make up: Adele Jack

Dress: Justin Alexander, Prudence Gowns

Flowers: St Mellion Flowers

Bespoke Seamstress Service: Caryl at Hemming Birds

Cake: Love Cakes by Mica

 

 

 

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laura@lauracrouchley.com (Laura Crouchley) Bride Bride and Groom Devon Devon Wedding Groom Laura Crouchley Photography Love Marriage Ocean Kave Ocean Kave Devon Ocean Kave Wedding Wedding Wedding Day Wedding Photography West Country Wedding Westward Ho! http://www.lauracrouchley.com/blog/2018/7/charlie-alex Fri, 06 Jul 2018 13:48:20 GMT
Lela's baby brother http://www.lauracrouchley.com/blog/2018/6/little-brother-love Last year I met Alyson, Paul and Lela who are originally from Texas. They were keen to capture their one year old, Lela, where she was born in London and so last spring we explored the local sights together. Lela loved being on her feet exploring the city and picking flowers along the way. Our photo shoot started along Embankment, past Big Ben, we stopped for a picnic in St James Park and then onto the colourful streets of Notting Hill.

Alyson got in touch this year with the news that baby number two was on it's way. Not only was it special to be asked to capture their family again but it was also lovely to meet baby William, see how much Lela had grown and to watch how much she adores her baby brother and document the family in the London home. Lela loves her baby brother and I have no doubt will be amazing big sister. 

Here's a few favourites from both our sessions.xx

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laura@lauracrouchley.com (Laura Crouchley) baby baby brother brother family family photo shoot family portraits laura crouchley photography lifestyle lifestyle photo shoot london photo shoot love newborn newborn baby newborn photography parents sister http://www.lauracrouchley.com/blog/2018/6/little-brother-love Wed, 20 Jun 2018 20:35:55 GMT
Matt & Emily http://www.lauracrouchley.com/blog/2018/5/matt-emily Sunday saw the kick off to my 2018 wedding season with Matt and Emily’s corker of a wedding at The Lanes Hotel in West Coker, Yeovil.

I’m still buzzing from what was an amazing day with incredible weather and a venue packed with guests who had travelled from Australia, Canada, Tanzania to 50 yards down the road.

Matt, the Groom I knew growing up as his parents Sue and Dave are close family friends of my Mum and Dad, I’d even baby sat him and his brother Alex a few times years ago.

Much of the day was spent enjoying the hotel’s stunning garden with guests sunbathing on the loungers, Pimms on the lawn and the children tempting the goats out of their little hut at the bottom of the garden.

Emily sparkled with her beautiful bridesmaids in the sunshine and the super cute flower girl, Isabella, had everyone awwing throughout the day.

A relaxed vibe over dinner, guests enjoyed homemade alcoholic miniatures made by a friend and the Best Man’s speech had everyone in stitches over Matt’s quick tea making skills.

The first dance was on another level with an impressive dance routine to Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake’s Love Never Felt So Good, they smashed out some serious moves and everybody loved it.

What a wedding, a packed dance floor until the end and a wonderful day full of fun, love and laughter.

Massive congratulations Matt & Emily, I hope you're having an amazing honeymoon in Rhodes.xx

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Suppliers Credits:

Venue: Lanes Hotel, West Coker
Hair: Mane Attraction Hair & Beauty
Make up: The Beauty Room at Kim & Clyde Ltd
Dress:
Prima Moda Brides, Ilminster
Flowers: Twigs and Twine Floral Design

Wooden Love letters and Calligraphy: Apple and Bramble

 

 

 

 

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laura@lauracrouchley.com (Laura Crouchley) bride bride and groom couple lanes hotel lanes hotel west coker laura crouchley photography love marriage somerset somerset wedding wedding wedding photographer wedding photography west coker yeovil yeovil wedding http://www.lauracrouchley.com/blog/2018/5/matt-emily Thu, 10 May 2018 11:21:43 GMT
2017 Highlights http://www.lauracrouchley.com/blog/2018/4/2017-highlights I've put together a blog of some of my wedding highlights from last year where I was lucky enough to photograph weddings from the scenic countryside of Devon to my local stomping ground of Bristol and the big smoke that is London.

I get such a buzz of excitement photographing weddings, I love meeting new people and being able to share their moments; the nerves, the laughter and the tears all in one day.

Thank you to my amazing clients, family and friends who continue to support me, my 2018 wedding season kicks off next month and I looking forward to getting stuck in.

Finally, I want give a special shout to my Sister who is tying the knot later this year, I can’t wait.

Look out for more blogs to come, here's my 2017 highlights…..

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laura@lauracrouchley.com (Laura Crouchley) bride bride and groom bristol registry office bristol wedding buckland tout saints clifton college bristol clifton college weddings couple devon wedding devon weddings dunwell farm ealing wedding hackney town hall horniman museum and gardens laura crouchley photography london wedding marriage merchant hall bristol south west wedding photographer wedding wedding day wedding photography http://www.lauracrouchley.com/blog/2018/4/2017-highlights Tue, 17 Apr 2018 19:20:43 GMT
Hannah & Ed http://www.lauracrouchley.com/blog/2017/9/happy-anniversary-hannah-ed I've been meaning to blog this wedding for a while now but with it being peak wedding season there has been little time to sit still. Hannah and Ed recently celebrated their one year anniversary and I wanted to take a bit of time to reminisce and share their day, an absolute favourite from last year in their home town of Winchester.

I met Hannah when I moved back to Bristol, and knowing she was a photography student at UWE, I was honoured when she asked me to photograph her day.

The ceremony took place right in the heart of the city at Winchester Registry Office in the elegant Basing Room. After an emotional ceremony we made the most of the surrounding historic buildings with photos on the steps and outside the The Great Hall.  

Greeted with bubbles to their reception, Itchen Abbas and Avington Village Hall was completely transformed into a colourful delight with home made paper flowers, pom poms, balloons, Mexican day of the dead bunting, vintage tea cups and wild flowers. Before speeches guests tucked into a very English spread of sandwiches and tea, then out on the lawn where spoilt with delicious homemade ice cream and some seriously good wood-fired pizza served from a converted Land Rover.

I loved the glits of Hannah's dress, her beautiful vibrant flowers made by her Mum's friend and Ed's Peeky Blinders styled suit, complete with pocket watch. The detailed colourful cake with Mexican day of the dead cake topper, and all together the whole way the day unfolded, wonderfully relaxed with lots of treats, fun and games.

Thanks Hannah and Ed for choosing me to photograph your day and happy belated anniversary.xx

 

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Suppliers:

Venues: Winchester Registry Office and Itchen Abbas and Avington Village Hall

Dress: Phase 8 

Hair: Hair-boutique 

Bridesmaids Dresses: Little Mistress and ASOS

Suit: Moss Bros 

Pocket watch: Rapport London 

Cake: Cake Fairy's Bakery

Bell tent: JoJo Bell Tents

Afternoon Tea: Cuppacheeno

Ice Cream: Sundaes Child 

Pizza: Born and Raised Pizza

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laura@lauracrouchley.com (Laura Crouchley) bride bride and groom couple laura crouchley photography love marriage wedding winchester winchester wedding http://www.lauracrouchley.com/blog/2017/9/happy-anniversary-hannah-ed Mon, 18 Sep 2017 18:41:02 GMT
Bristol World Naked Bike Ride 2017 http://www.lauracrouchley.com/blog/2017/6/bristol-naked-bike-ride-2017 Last Sunday I photographed a unique and surreal event, The Bristol World Naked Bike Ride. On a lazy drizzly Sunday I headed to the very apt Full Moon and Attic bar in Stokes Croft, where the annual ride sets off. Hundreds of riders braved the weather and bared all to take part in the seven-mile round cycle weaving it's way through some of Bristol's busiest roads. The bike ride is part of a global movement that raises awareness around environmental issues and highlights the vulnerability of cyclists on Bristol roads.

With You Can Leave Your Hat On pumping, body paint smeared and bare bottoms seated, the atmosphere was electric and there was quite the crowd. As cyclist crowded back to The full Moon it felt completely normal to be surrounded by naked cyclist and after a couple of pints I considered (for a second) taking part myself next year. 

Total respect for everyone involved. 

http://www.worldnakedbikeride.org/uk/donate/

Warning- contains nudity! 

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laura@lauracrouchley.com (Laura Crouchley) bristol bristol world naked bike ride 2017 laura crouchley photography stokes croft the full moon and attic bar world naked bike ride http://www.lauracrouchley.com/blog/2017/6/bristol-naked-bike-ride-2017 Tue, 06 Jun 2017 21:19:42 GMT
Southbank Bristol Arts Trail 2017 http://www.lauracrouchley.com/blog/2017/5/southbank-arts-trail-217 Arts Trail set for blogArts Trail set for blog

It's been ages since I last posted on my blog; my only excuse is that it's been an incredibly busy yet amazing few years. In recent weeks, (more so than usual), I have been reflecting on the ever evolving and life changing journey which has taken me to where I am today. I have to go all the way back to 2006 - how that was over 10 years ago is insane - I had just completed my Fine Art Degree at UWE Bristol and I took part in what was then called The Southville Bristol Arts Trail.

A weekend of arts and crafts exhibited in people’s homes, where members of the public arrive to tea and biscuits and friendly faces sounded too good not to be a part of. The Arts Trail actually extends to churches, community centres and pubs and I wanted to do something different so, I decided I would display abstract projections in the crypt of St Paul’s Church in Southville.

I had a great time…

I met many interesting people and talented artists including a photographer who kindly offered me exhibition space in - what used to be - the Spy Glass Boat which rests upon The Bristol Harbour along Welsh Back and with Uni friends we put on our own exhibition.

Around that time I was working in a family portrait studio based in Bristol which was a hugely demanding and stressful environment. Sales based, the targets were rigid at 15 photos in 15 minutes, creativity had zero chance to shine and my photography was restricted to the studio’s four walls. Although I knew the combination of knowledge of the industry and practical experience would be a valuable asset in my professional life, I realised I wasn't a studio photographer.

Feeling slightly disenchanted and in need of some motivation, I decided to mix it and swapped the hustle and bustle of working in the UK for 18 months travelling the world! I eventually settled in New Zealand and lived there for a year with my camera always closely by my side. The beauty, wildlife, incredible variety of landscapes and friendly people gave me more inspiration and life experience I could’ve ever imagined possible.

I reluctantly returned to the UK in 2009, a new chapter beckoned…

 

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My plane landed in London and ended up staying in the big smoke for 6 years. In between working in a local pub I became freelance, photographing events, fashion, gigs, musicians and festivals, I eventually found my feet with lifestyle and weddings and my photography career began. By late 2015 I had gone full circle and returned to my beloved Bristol where I am now. I love it, the culture, music, art, creativity, and, of course, the pie!

 

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Originally I am from Devon and I love how the different places I have lived have created diversity in my work. Long gone are the days of fine art abstract photography with my focus and passion firmly on photographing people and families on location in their favourite places, new born babies in their home, weddings, occasions and milestones in people’s lives.

 

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This year I found again the now named Southbank Bristol Arts Trail, (or it found me), I knew it would right up my street, literally.

Having good intentions of showcasing a roundup blog of my favourite images at the start of the year, (and finding that time was never on my side), I thought I could do this in print for the Arts Trail. Also, I rarely get the chance to print my work, frame and hang it from the wall so I thought this is the perfect opportunity to do just that.

So off I went on the titanic task of hunting through thousands of photos and foraging for an assortment of frames from friends and local charity shops, I eventually settled on about 60 prints which were firm favourites of mine. The work didn’t stop there as I moved on to cleaning the frames and sizing the prints to, finally, displaying them on the wall.

 

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With help from my amazing friends we cleaned the house, blew up balloons, hung bunting, put up posters and chalked the nearby roads and enjoyed a wonderful weekend in the sun.

Special thanks to my friends Kate & Gemma and little Flo for all their efforts.

Thanks to The Southbank Bristol Arts Trail and I look forward to taking part again next year. 

 

To see my some of my favourites (not in print) click here...http://www.lauracrouchley.com/sbaartstrail2017

 

 

                           

 

 

 

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laura@lauracrouchley.com (Laura Crouchley) bristol bristol photography laura crouchley photography lifestyle photography photography southbank arts trail southville wedding photography http://www.lauracrouchley.com/blog/2017/5/southbank-arts-trail-217 Sun, 21 May 2017 13:14:59 GMT
My 2015 Roundup http://www.lauracrouchley.com/blog/2016/1/2015-Roundup  

Here it is - better late than never - my 2015 roundup blog post, with some of my favourite 2015 images.

Over the past few weeks I have been going through thousands of my pictures and narrowing down some of my favourites; this is possibly the largest collection of pictures in one of my blog posts yet. 2015 bought such a mix of shoots. I was thrilled to hear from past wedding and lifestyle clients, and asked to photograph their baby's first birthday, their baby bump and then their new born. It was lovely to see and document more special moments in their lives.

Looking back over the last year reminds me of why I choose to do what I do. I see lots of highlights in front of me and all in one place :)

2016 is already shaping up to be an awesome year. Thank you to all my clients, family and friends for their support.

Happy belated new year. Warning!! visual overload! x

 

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laura@lauracrouchley.com (Laura Crouchley) Laura Crouchley Photography Lifestyle Photography Photography Wedding Wedding Photography http://www.lauracrouchley.com/blog/2016/1/2015-Roundup Mon, 18 Jan 2016 19:00:00 GMT
Victorian Christmas Fair http://www.lauracrouchley.com/blog/2015/12/victorian-christmas-fair I love Christmas and a Christmas fair. This one is pretty magical. Hillhead Farm in Ugborough's Victorian Christmas market was held in their Victorian farmyard with proper fires, roasted chestnuts, delicious home cooked food, crafts and gifts. It was a lovely day out for families to come and pick their tree, decorate Christmas cookies and see all the farm animals. I couldn't not take photos, there was such a warm fuzzy atmosphere, or maybe that was the mulled cider, but it kick started my Christmas spirit. I was also there helping sell some of my good friend Kate's beautiful Little Penn prints and cards.

See link below to view more fair pics. 

Merry Christmas! 

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laura@lauracrouchley.com (Laura Crouchley) Christmas Christmas Fair Christmas time Devon Devon fair Fair Laura Crouchley Photography Ugborough Ugborough Devon Victorian Christmas Fair http://www.lauracrouchley.com/blog/2015/12/victorian-christmas-fair Tue, 15 Dec 2015 16:42:42 GMT
Hello Autumn http://www.lauracrouchley.com/blog/2015/10/hello-autumn I love autumn, crunchy leaves, collecting conkers and cones like a little kid, the rich colours...it's such a stunning time of year for photos out and about giving a beautiful backdrop. I've been busy editing my autumn photo shoots but managed to take a few personal snaps in the garden and local woods making the most of my macro lens. 

Enjoy!

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laura@lauracrouchley.com (Laura Crouchley) Autumn Autumn time Autumnal Devon In the garden Laura Crouchley Photography Woods http://www.lauracrouchley.com/blog/2015/10/hello-autumn Tue, 27 Oct 2015 23:33:19 GMT
Looe Music Festival 2015 http://www.lauracrouchley.com/blog/2015/10/looe-music-festival-2015 Last month I was lucky enough to be on the Photography team at Looe Music Festival in Cornwall. The festival is set on the stunning Cornish coast and takes place throughout the fishing town, from the beach to the quay and most of the pubs and street corners in between.

 There was an intimate, relaxed vibe which hit me as soon as I arrived and I was in my element....music, the beach, dancing, pasties, cider, a festival made for me. Wondering around the town was like a magical journey of discovery, pubs, restaurants, cafes, the alleyways, everywhere was a venue. I met some lovely people over the weekend, festival goers old and new and from near and far.  I discovered love for new bands and generally had a ball. A highlight to end my summer, roll on next year!

Thanks to the sun for shining, Amy Sampson for getting me on the team and my lovely boyfriend and assistant for the weekend Edd.xx

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laura@lauracrouchley.com (Laura Crouchley) Cornish Festival Cornwall Festival LMF2015 Laura Crouchley Photography Looe Looe Cornwall Looe Music Festival Looe Music Festival 2015 West Country http://www.lauracrouchley.com/blog/2015/10/looe-music-festival-2015 Tue, 13 Oct 2015 00:44:24 GMT
Laura and Darryl http://www.lauracrouchley.com/blog/2015/8/laura-and-darryl Laura and Darryl found the perfect location not far from their new home together for their day, The Horniman Museum and Gardens, a place they loved and a beautiful bit of green in the city. The ceremony took place in the elegant Grade II Listed Victorian Conservatory, a photographer's dream to capture with it's geometric lines and natural light. 

Effortlessly stylish and elegant would be the words I'd use to sum up their day. So much thought had gone into every detail, from Laura's beautiful vintage 1950's dress, the cake (made by Laura herself) and the subtle quirky references in the tables decorations to their travels together. The couple also bought their love of gardening into the day with luscious shades of green seen in the herb bouquets, plant favours for guests to take away and a thumb print tree guest book.

After the ceremony guests were able to explore the grounds with it's incredible views over London whilst a jazz duo played at the bandstand. Just before the group photo, Laura discovered a caterpillar climbing up Darryl's suit, a very cute little chance encounter, just the kind I love to capture.

The last part of the evening was hosted by Ronnie Scotts Rejects a swing, soul and funk party band. The couple had prepared a surprise Lindy Hop first dance which went down a treat.

Loved their day, a real pleasure to photograph. As always, a big thank you to Amybeth for her awesome assisting and support.xx

 

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laura@lauracrouchley.com (Laura Crouchley) Bride Bride and Groom Couple Laura Crouchley Photography London London Wedding Love Marriage The Horniman Museum and Gardens Wedding http://www.lauracrouchley.com/blog/2015/8/laura-and-darryl Tue, 04 Aug 2015 17:39:32 GMT
Ugborough Fair http://www.lauracrouchley.com/blog/2015/7/ugborough-fair Some personal snaps from a fun day at the fair. 

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laura@lauracrouchley.com (Laura Crouchley) Devon Fair Laura Crouchley Photography Ugborough Ugborough Fair http://www.lauracrouchley.com/blog/2015/7/ugborough-fair Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:39:32 GMT
Martha and Stuart ♥ http://www.lauracrouchley.com/blog/2015/7/-martha-and-stuart I've known Martha and Stuart for a few years now after meeting them as a student in Bristol. They're such a lovely fun couple and I was super chuffed when they asked me to photograph their wedding. My first question was, would there be kilts!? Stuart was my first Scottish groom :)

The day took place in Suffolk where Martha grew up, I loved taking Martha's getting ready photos at her parents gorgeously painted terracotta home. The ceremony was held at All Saint's Church just up the road, a beautifully quaint church surrounded by lush Suffolk countryside. A touching service, followed by beautiful singing by the couples friend singer/ song writer Luke Sital-Singh, I must admit I shed a tear...or two.

After the ceremony all made their way to The Edwardstone White Horse Inn, a traditional Suffolk pub situated on the edge of Constable Country, in the small village of Edwardstone. With it's wonderful homemade food, beer from it's own brewery and super cute holiday chalets for the newly weds and camping facilities for their guests, it was the perfect venue.

I especially love the colours of their day, the rich reds, oranges and greens. I do love a country wedding! As always, a massive big ups to my partner in crime Amybeth for all her hard work assisting. 

Happy anniversary lovelies! xx  

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laura@lauracrouchley.com (Laura Crouchley) Bride Bride and Groom Couple Laura Crouchley Photography Love Marriage Suffolk Suffolk Wedding Wedding Wedding Photography http://www.lauracrouchley.com/blog/2015/7/-martha-and-stuart Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:31:11 GMT
Sophie and Michael's Sonning Lock Engagement Shoot http://www.lauracrouchley.com/blog/2015/6/sophie-and-michaels-sonning-lock-engagement-shoot On a lovely sunny day a few weeks ago, I met with Sophie and Michael for an engagement photo shoot. We popped to a quaint little pub where Michael will be staying the night before their wedding day and apparently where George Clooney had been recently! Then we pondered along the beautiful canal at Sonning Lock which is just down from the church they'll be married at in less than two months time! After a quick lunch and a yummy packet of M&S Percy Pigs at their home in Reading I met Frank, their cute little rabbit. Of course I couldn't resist taking his photograph too. 

I can't wait to photograph their wedding in August, it's going to be a stunner!xx

 

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laura@lauracrouchley.com (Laura Crouchley) Couple Engagement Engagement photo shoot Laura Crouchley Photography Love Pre wedding Pre wedding photo shoot Sonning Lock http://www.lauracrouchley.com/blog/2015/6/sophie-and-michaels-sonning-lock-engagement-shoot Thu, 18 Jun 2015 18:11:02 GMT
Happy Anniversary Rachel and Chris http://www.lauracrouchley.com/blog/2015/5/happy-anniversary-rachel-and-chris Happy first wedding anniversary to Rachel and Chris who were married a year ago today at The Moorland Garden Hotel. Beautiful couple, stunning setting and the best, best mans speech I've heard and photographed so far! A great day full of tears and so much fun!

Here is just a reminder of some of the images I captured on their day.xxx

Oh and thank you to the awesome Fiona Morgan for her top form assisting. xx

Dress: Sam Cox Venue: The Moorland Garden Hotel Hair: Naomi Baines Make up: Oksana Flowers: Caroline Hallett (family friend)

 

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laura@lauracrouchley.com (Laura Crouchley) Bride Bride and Groom Couple Devon Devon Wedding Laura Crouchley Photography Love Marriage Moorland Garden Hotel Wedding Wedding Photography http://www.lauracrouchley.com/blog/2015/5/happy-anniversary-rachel-and-chris Sun, 31 May 2015 10:00:00 GMT
They say never work with children or animals.....but I rather like to. http://www.lauracrouchley.com/blog/2015/4/they-say-never-work-with-children-and-animals-but An afternoon with baby Chloe, Toby the Cocker Spaniel and Nibbles the school pet rabbit.x

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laura@lauracrouchley.com (Laura Crouchley) Laura Crouchley Photography http://www.lauracrouchley.com/blog/2015/4/they-say-never-work-with-children-and-animals-but Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:30:00 GMT
Brian http://www.lauracrouchley.com/blog/2015/4/brian A few of my favourites of the very photogenic Brian. Brian has recently taken up singing and has been encouraged to get out there and is now singing in local pubs and club in Devon. Wishing him lots of luck! x

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laura@lauracrouchley.com (Laura Crouchley) Laura Crouchley Photography Portrait Portraits Singer http://www.lauracrouchley.com/blog/2015/4/brian Tue, 14 Apr 2015 22:38:38 GMT
A True Story http://www.lauracrouchley.com/blog/2015/4/a-true-story Meet Bella and Filippo, "A True Story" A Funk/ Jazz/ Soul acoustic duo. 

Here's some pics I shot of them back in March. During the shoot they where mostly trying to come up with their now name "A True Story" which I think is just perfect. Big ups to my wonderful friend Jayne for her last minute stand in assisting. 

So if you fancy a chilled evening filled with beautiful music check them out! Next gig 24th June at The Blind Bee, London. 

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laura@lauracrouchley.com (Laura Crouchley) A True Story Acoustic Band Duo Filippo Dall'Asta Isabella Levina Lueen Laura Crouchley Photography Musicians http://www.lauracrouchley.com/blog/2015/4/a-true-story Mon, 13 Apr 2015 10:00:00 GMT