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Best of Engagement shoots 2015 – my favourites

Its very nearly Valentine’s Day so I think it is the perfect time to show you some of my favourite photos from the engagement shoots of last year. The Engagement shoot is a really fun way to feel relaxed in front of the camera. It’s just you two & me and the camera, no crowds of guests all wanting to congratulate you. I’ll give you tips and hints that will help you, and you will get to know me better and the way I work which means that on your Big Day you will be get back to your partying more quickly ! For more couple photos click here. BEST OF ENGAGEMENT SHOOTS   If you are after ideas for engagement shoots or couple shoots have a look here. Anywhere and anything is possible (you just need to check if you need authorisations), one fabulous couple even organised their engagement shoot in a car scrap yard near Geneva and it was amazing ! If you would like to organise a couple shoot click here and send me a quick mail, it would be great to hear from... read more

Congratulations on your First Wedding Anniversary – H&N

Huge Congratulations on their first wedding anniversary to the wonderful H & N !  Their wedding was a fabulous way to start 2015 as not only were the couple gorgeous and the wedding perfect but it was extra special for me as I was shooting alongside the very talented Si from Shoot Lifestyle Wedding Photography. Jo & Si have mentored me and supported me and been generally fantabulous and patient with me for ages, so when Jo asked if I would help photograph this wedding so that she could enjoy it as a guest I was delighted to say YES …    wedding part one    &    wedding part... read more

A fabulous year for weddings … 2015

Oh my … 2015 … what a totally fabulous year of weddings!   First of all please forgive me if this post takes forever to charge, I just couldn’t choose …there were way too many happy memories, wonderful moments, magical smiles, gorgeous details ! I would like to thank each and every couple who entrusted me with photographing their weddings, it was brilliant to be a part of such very very happy big days in so many amazing venues. So huge thanks to you all – I wish you all the best, loads of laughter happiness and amazing memories ! I hope you enjoy looking through these wedding photos (if you like an image click on it and you can see a bigger version !)   If you are busy planning your Big Day and would like me to photograph your wedding please use the contact button and send me a mail … I look forward to meeting you. 2015 thank you for everything – I can’t wait to find out what fantastic things 2016 has in store !... read more

Luxury Queensberry wedding album – Abbaye de Talloires

Queensberry albums are a fabulously beautiful and luxurious way to present your wedding images.  They are hand crafted with infinite skill and love in New Zealand by skilled craftsman. As a wedding photographer one of my favourite moments is when I see the photos that the Happy Couple have carefully selected for their album … and what better choice could there be to present the memories your magical wedding day, the first heirloom of your new family, than in a luxurious Queensberry album. LUXURY QUEENSBERRY WEDDING ALBUM AI&H were married earlier this summer at the Abbaye de Talloires near Annecy.  The day was utterly perfect and incredibly happy. They have decided to treat themselves to this beautiful album to keep those precious memories safe for forever and I just love love love the result.      ... read more

lifestyle album – maternity shoot – geneva

I was lucky enough to photograph this gorgeous couple’s wedding back in 2012, I was thrilled when they contacted me this summer to let me know that they were expecting a very very happy arrival at the beginning of the autumn. I was even more thrilled when they asked me for a maternity photo session to remember this magical part of their lives – here are some pictures of the beautiful photo album of a wonderfully happy late July afternoon.  Huge congratulationsto you both.  ... read more

Stunning Abbaye de Talloires wedding – M&E – part 2

Here is part two of M&E’s glorious scarlet autumn wedding !  The gardens of the Abbaye de Talloires made a fabulously colourful backdrop for their couple shoot, just look at the autumn colours … followed by a little trip down to the lake side for some photos in the golden evening light and it was time for them to join their guests in for their wedding cocktail. I am sure that this gorgeous couple and all their guests partied way into the night, I wonder if anyone ended up in the lake ?! Congratulations to you both, you are wonderful, and thank you so much for asking me to photograph your wedding.           Venue : Abbaye de Talloires Wedding Dress : Ida Lanto Wedding Shoes : Christian Louboutin Make up : Stephanie Manganelli at Make You Up Hair : Romain Antonioli – TanDem Coiffeurs Itinérants DJ : Lindfors Flowers : Atelier du... read more

Stylish family lifestyle portrait album – Geneva

I‘ve said it before and I’ll say it again  – I love my job being a lifestyle photographer !  I’ve known this gorgeous family for a while now and it has been a delight watching the girls grow and become even more captivating and beautiful. It has also been incredibly flattering that they continue to trust me with their family lifestyle sessions.  This summer we met in the Jardins Botaniques near Lac Leman in Geneva for an hour and a half of giggles, jumping, splashing, spinning and and a hilarious family ‘bundle’.  These are a few shots of the stylish album that they decided to order once they had seen their full gallery of beautiful images. STYLISH FAMILY LIFESTYLE ALBUM A family lifestyle album is a great way of showing off the shots from your lifestyle session – as you can see it allows you to put together series of images – a series of spinny jumps and the laughter that follows, a series of cuddles and tickles between sisters, or family balloon chasing – it’s up to you.  Each of these lovely albums is carefully crafted and put together by industry specialists.  Your choice of photos are printed on to high quality thick photographic paper on layflat pages that keep your memories safe and show your smiles off perfectly. If you fancy your own family lifestyle shoot or would like to ask any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me here.     Please don’t hesitate to contact me... read more

Stunning Abbaye de Talloires wedding – M&E

A truly beautiful wedding to show you today – this gorgeous couple fell in love with Annecy and the Abbaye de Talloires on a visit from Sweden and they decided that here was the place they wanted to get married, so on a perfect autumn day this October that is exactly what they did.  The Bride looked amazing in her ‘wow’ beautiful lace wedding dress designed by the very talented designer Ida Lanto, and those ‘wow’ scarlet shoes and ‘wow’ scarlet bouquet.  The Groom looked equally gorgeous but who would have thought tieing a bow tie could be so complicated !!! The ceremony down infront of the Abbaye was conducted by one of their close friends which just added to the fabulousness of the occasion.  Enjoy part one !                         Venue : Abbaye de Talloires Wedding Dress : Ida Lanto Wedding Shoes : Christian Louboutin Make up : Stephanie Manganelli at Make You Up Hair : Romain Antonioli – TanDem Coiffeurs Itinérants DJ : Lindfors Flowers : Atelier du... read more

stylish wedding – C & C – Four Seasons Hotel, Geneva & Château de Moulinsard, Viry – part 2

Here is gorgeousness part two – C& C had chosen the fabulous Château de Moulinsard in Viry run by the brilliant Rock-Dominique for their evening celebrations, and wow what a setting !   C&C arrived at the Chateau in their perfect little open topped scarlet Alfa just ahead of the rain  – we went straight into the gardens for their couple shots, just as we finished the heavens opened and their guests arrived.  Arome Createur Floral had worked her usual magic on the beautiful table flowers and the scene was set for a memorable wedding party – amazing food, great music, clever caricatures … and of course the happiest gorgeous-est newly wed couple ever ! Enjoy part two.       engagement shoot   –   wedding part one   Wedding Dress : Celestina Agostino Wedding shoes : L.K.Bennett Wedding Flowers : Arôme – Créateur Floral Venue : Four Seasons Hôtel des Bergues, Genève Church : St Antoine de Padoue, Genève Evening Venue : Château de Moulinsard, Viry Caterers : Traiteur des Gourmets DJ : Night Dreams Caricaturist : Caricatures... read more

Congratulations on your First Wedding Anniversary – N&D – Abbaye de Talloires

Of all the weddings I have photographed I think was one of the very happiest – a perfect autumn wedding day for a perfect couple!  Huge Congratulations to you both I hope you have had a fabulous first year of bliss since your amazing wedding at the Abbaye de Talloires!  I’m really looking forward to meeting up with you both soon to catch up with all your news.     engagement shoot – wedding part one – wedding part two Venue : Abbaye de Talloires DJ : Night... read more

stylish wedding – C & C – Four Seasons Hotel, Geneva & Chateau de Moulinsard, Viry

Oh my, oh my, oh my  – what an incredibly beautiful and stylish wedding !  The Four Seasons in Geneva was the setting for C’s bridal preparations and it was there that she carefully (very carefully) unwrapped her absolutely to die for Celestina Agostino wedding dress – over 200 metres of stunning white silk tulle gorgeousness!  Add to that an amazing veil, the perfect wedding bouquet by Arôme, sparkly shoes and C’s radiant smile, then a church full of guests and the very handsome (but slightly nervous) groom waiting for her at St Antoine de Padoue in Geneva and that will definitely set the scene for their magical day.  Enjoy part one.             engagement shoot   –   wedding part two Wedding Dress : Celestina Agostino Wedding shoes : L.K.Bennett Wedding Flowers : Arôme – Créateur Floral Venue : Four Seasons Hôtel des Bergues, Genève Church : St Antoine de Padoue, Genève Evening Venue : Château de Moulinsard, Viry Caterers : Traiteur des Gourmets DJ : Night... read more

incredibly happy wedding – L & J – Grand Hotel des Rasses, Ste Croix – part 2

Time for the couple photos … and uh oh still raining hard, no problem we found some gorgeous spots within the Grand Hotel des Rasses to set up some great shots of L & J.  Then at the end the happy couple suggested we might nip oustide into the rain to take some photos on the fabulous (but drenched) terrace… sounded good to me so I whizzed back to the car grabbed some umbrellas and we went out into the storm !  Now at this point I have to mention the charming Jason who was an absolute star, in fact a ‘porteur de parapluie extraordinaire’, and held an umbrella over me to protect me – big BIG thanks !!!  I love the results they are just having fun in the rain and that was the feeling for the whole wedding – ‘fun & happy’. Thank you both so much for asking me to be a part of your wonderful day – I loved it.       Venue : Grand Hotel des Rasses, Sainte... read more

Congratulations on your First Wedding Anniversary – MS&M, Ferme de Gy – Annecy

Huge congratulations on your First Wedding Anniversary – wow , I can’t believe a year has whizzed passed since your very very happy wedding day at the Ferme de Gy!   engagement shoot – wedding part one – wedding part two Dress : La Sposa Shoes : Linea Raffaelli Hair & Makeup : Vertigo – Salon de Coiffure – tel : (00 33) 4 50 32 18 83 Church : Église de Sevrier Venue : La Ferme de Gy DJ : PY Anim’ contact@py-animation.fr Band : Swing &... read more

incredibly happy wedding – L & J – Grand Hotel des Rasses, Ste Croix

This couple are totally and utterly brilliant and they surrounded themselves with friends and family from all over the world to celebrate their wedding day with them in smiles. Ok so the weather didn’t play along in fact the rain started to absolutely pour down as the ceremony started but that didn’t alter the happiness and atmosphere one single iota!  L & J’s day was beautifully simple and incredibly personal to them, J’s uncle married them and several friends and members of their family sang and performed, including the most gorgeous poppet of a ring bearer ever !   A fabulous day – enjoy part one !   Venue : Grand Hotel des Rasses, Sainte... read more

beautiful september wedding – E&W – Domaine de Choully, Geneva – part 2

More happiness time !  The ceremony over, the glass successfully smashed and it’s on to the wedding cocktail!  We snuck off to take some couple shots in the gardens of the Domaine de Choully, Geneva – gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous – and then it was back to the party! A wonderful entrance to the Pulp Fiction music, a chair dance and then a good old dance before the meal started!  Such happiness – amazing, a magical magical day.  Thank you both for asking me to be small part of your fantastic wedding day !     Wedding dress : Halfpenny  London Shoes : Salvatore Ferragamo Wedding Car : www.markrental.ch Venue : Domaine de Choully Caterer : www.chevrier-traiteur.ch DJ & Band : www.sydneylancry.com Photobooth : www.monkeybooth.ch Videographer :... read more

Delivering a beautiful Digital Art wedding album – E&R

Yesterday was a perfect day !  It was a real treat to meet up with one of this summer’s gorgeous couples, E & R, to deliver their beautiful Digital Art wedding album.  I really love meeting up with couples to hand over their albums in person, it’s so much more special than simply wrapping everything up and popping the parcel in the post.     We arranged to meet at  a gorgeous little cafe in Annecy,  we had a lovely coffee and a chat and of course I gave them their precious wedding album … I’m always torn as to whether to see a couple open their album or not, but on balance I think it is an incredibly special moment and really should be just the two of them and a bottle of bubbly !     When I left them and they said they would open it when they got home in the evening (yeah right 😉 ) – I was thrilled later that day to get this photo and a mail from them.   “We love it !!! It’s absolutely beautiful Thank you !!! Opened it at the Abbaye with a glass of wine ! Thanks again! E & R”     They had decided to go straight back around Lake Annecy to the Abbaye de Talloires and open their album in exactly and totally the right place – the place they celebrated their wedding this May, by the lake at the Abbaye in the sunshine ! E & R first contacted me back at the beginning of October last year and told me all about... read more

preview – wedding – C & C – Chateau de Moulinsard, Viry

A preview from an absolutely stunning wedding for you – C & C started their day at the (oh wow) Four Seasons in Geneva, where beautiful C was getting ready for their magical day.  She looked utterly utterly beautiful in her to die for Celestina Agostino silk tulle dress …. I could go on and on about all the fabulousness, but for the moment I’ll leave you with this shot of the gorgeous couple on the steps of the Chateau de Moulinsard in Viry at the start of the evening... read more

beautiful september wedding – E&W – Domaine de Choully, Geneva

Laughter and sheer happiness is what greeted me when I arrived at E’s parents home near Geneva to photograph her getting ready for her Wedding Day. E, her parents and bridesmaids were all enjoying a treat of special brunch before starting to get ready together.  The fabulously relaxed atmosphere continues through out the day and it was a real pleasure to be a part of such a happy occasion. E’s stunning dress designed by Halfpenny London  was hanging on a gorgeous ‘Bride’ hangar waiting to be photographed along with her gorgeous Salvatore Ferragamo shoes and other details. As soon as E was ready we nipped outside to take some photos of her with her bridesmaids and then it was off to the Domaine de Choully near Geneva in a very smart black London cab, where W has waiting for his bride. A magical ceremony conducted by one of the family, a perfectly smashed glass and then it was party time !!!!!  Here’s part one.       Wedding dress : Halfpenny  London Shoes : Salvatore Ferragamo Wedding Car : www.markrental.ch Venue : Domaine de Choully Caterer : www.chevrier-traiteur.ch DJ & Band : www.sydneylancry.com Photobooth : www.monkeybooth.ch Videographer :... read more

gorgeous august wedding – M&S – Geneva – part 2

Here is part two of M & S’s gorgeous August wedding near Geneva. All you need about had arranged that once the wedding party arrived back at the venue they started the celebrations in the gardens accompanied by the wonderful tones Kathrin de Boer. A sumptuos meal provided by the team from the Hotel President Wilson awaited them in the marquee and I left them dancing to the music of DJ Guz late in the night.  A magical day  !         Wedding Planner : All you need about Videographer : White Dress Films Wedding Dress : Fabienne Alagama Groom’s wedding suit : Scabal Flowers : Arôme Shoes : Jimmy Choo Hair : Marjorie Abela au Salon Imag’In  Air Church: Eglise de Choulex Wedding car : Atlantic Limousines Catering : Hôtel Président Wilson Band : Kathrin de Boer Photobooth : Sharingbox DJ : DJ Guz Table & Marquee decorations : Options... read more

preview – wedding – L & J – Grand Hotel des Rasses, Ste Croix

These two are totally and utterly brilliant and no matter what storms and rain the weather threw at them on Saturday it didn’t dampen their wedding one little bit – the love and happiness was there in tons and tons, it was truly a joyous occasion and I loved every second of it ! … and a HUGE thank you to the king of umbrella holders, the ‘porteur de parapluie extraordinaire’ – Jason ,  you are a star... read more

Congratulations on your First Wedding Anniversary – S&F, Fribourg

S&F, well especially the very talented S, had planned a wedding day extraordinaire ! Huge Congratulations to you both pon your First Wedding Anniversary – what a day !!!     engagement shoot – wedding part one – wedding part two Dress : Rembo Styling Shoes : Rainbow shoes Hair : Axel Cocktail Venue : Golf Club de Payerne Evening venue : Hotel Chateau de la... read more

gorgeous august wedding – M&S – Geneva

What a way to start back in wedding world after a short summer break ! Ingredients : one very very happy couple, a fabulous venue, a very gifted wedding planner, beautiful flowers, adorable friends and family and a perfect hot sunny day !  Savina from All you Need About had orchestrated M&S’s day to perfection .. it was stunning !  and as a bonus the brilliant Richard from White Dress Films was there to film the day too. M looked so very beautiful in her wonderful lace wedding dress and sparkly Jimmy Choo shoes and her face was an absolute picture of joy as she saw the amazing wedding car surprise !  An incredibly moving ceremony with more than a few tears, me included, set the tone for the rest of the fabulous day.  Here is part one …             Wedding Planner : All you need about Videographer : White Dress Films Wedding Dress : Fabienne Alagama Groom’s wedding suit : Scabal Flowers : Arôme Shoes : Jimmy Choo Hair : Marjorie Abela au Salon Imag’In  Air Church: Eglise de Choulex Wedding car : Atlantic Limousines Catering : Hôtel Président Wilson Band : Katherin de Boer DJ : DJ Guz Table & Marquee decorations : Options Geneve... read more

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