When we’re not photographing weddings, we’re armchair adventurers! This means that as much as we’d love to be all wanderlust and stuff, the lure of nights in with Netflix is just too strong! Days off are few and far between but usually involve binge watching box sets, cuddled up with our pups. For years we’ve daydreamed about escaping the London bubble and moving to the countryside. The hustle and bustle of city life just isn’t us and never quite felt like home. Last month we finally got to follow our dream and relocated from Essex to Lincolnshire. Lincolnshire’s had a bit of a hold on us ever since we got married here in 2015! The stillness and calm of the countryside and nights spent staring at starry skies is what we’d dreamed of. We finally feel at home.
“What‘s for dinner?” is definitely the most overused phrase in our house. Closely followed by “I don’t mind”….it’s a daily struggle!
Sam’s a (veggie) burger loving gamer with a soft spot for Dr Pepper and theme parks. Louise is an animal loving vegan and Psychology graduate….which probably explains the frankly worrying number of books we own about serial killers. Together we love warm fairy lights and old wooden furniture. Waffle cone ice creams and staring whimsically at starry skies. We insult one another far more often than we say “I love you” but to us, that’s how we know it’s true love. And whilst he insists that he’d give me a kidney if I ever needed it, there’s more chance of hell freezing over than of me being offered the last slice of pizza!
Pizza politics aside though, we’re the very best of friends and for some reason this whole living and working together thing just works. We met as students way back when Emo hair was a thing and having plans beyond the weekend was unnecessary. Yet somehow, almost a decade later here we are as proper, responsible adults with jobs and everything. Apparently. Most of the time it feels like we’re just winging it. But doesn’t everyone?
Now you’ve read a little more about us, we would love to hear a bit more about you too! If the V-bomb didn’t scare you away and the photos of 19 year old us didn’t do it either it’d be great to hear from you and chat about your plans in more detail. Alternatively, you can read about our approach to photographing a wedding here if you haven’t already. Although we are East Midlands wedding photographers based in Lincolnshire, we are available for wedding commissions wherever you’d like us!
To date, our biggest adventure of all has been getting married ourselves! With just a couple of witnesses in attendance, we tied the knot at our local registry office before heading out for burgers!
A few days later we hosted a weekend long wedding celebration for our nearest and dearest in the Lincolnshire Wolds. We invited just 12 guests (and 4 dogs) along to share a whole weekend of fun with us. Our dream was to host an intimate celebrant led ceremony somewhere outdoors and at sunset. That’s exactly what we had! The gardens of a quaint country home played host to our ceremony. We exchanged personal vows and in place of traditional wedding rings we closed a lock of love together. Our reception followed the same informal vibe with sack racing and later a pool party too! You’ll see some of our wedding photos above taken by another Midlands wedding photographer, Alex Miller.