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    Welcome to my blog about all things in my photography bubble, plus the odd bit about who this 'girl behind the camera is'...

    I'm an international fine art wedding & lifestyle photographer, based in the Midlands.
    I have a massive passion for photographing you & your memories in the most sensitive way possible. I capture true moments on location, by creating a fun experience & keeping 'natural memories' in mind... I love to hear your thoughts so feel free to drop me a line :)

{Wedding} Rachel & Rich – Northampton

I can’t believe it’s now 2016 – I was truly rubbish at blogging last year so I’m aiming to catch up before the new wedding season hits for this year! Soooo, let me take you back to April 2015. This was the gorgeous wedding of Rachel & Rich in Northamptonshire…

Rachel and her bridesmaids got ready at Hay’s Hair in Daventry, before getting dressed at Rachel’s family home. The ceremony and reception took place at the incredible Church Restaurant, Northampton. I absolutely adored the colours the couple chose, and particularly loved the quirky/rustic details at the reception. It was great fun working with the newlyweds and their bridesmaids & groomsmenĀ – as you will see below, there was a lot of energy and happiness surrounding the couple!! Enjoy… šŸ™‚

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{Wedding} Helen & Andy

Kilts, sunflowers, hilarious cake topper, a gorgeous country inn, a mind popping magician and a really lovely couple…Ā I had great fun shooting this wedding for my previous neighbours in Malvern!

Helen & Andy were married in The Elgar Room in Malvern’s Registry Office, and their reception took place in the very impressive Green Man Inn in Herefordshire.Ā Helen’s beautiful sunflower bouquet was put together by Sarah Jane’s Flowers. The magician Sam Strange, made me question everything I thought I knew about this world – I really urge you to check him out. After witnessing what he could do, it really didn’t surprise me that he’s appeared on the TV series Penn & Teller (see the video below).

It was a really lovely day and I wish Helen & Andy all the best for the future xx

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Here’s a little video I shot on the day of Sam in action, no matter how many times I saw him perform the kiwi trick, it completely blew my mind!! (Please excuse my poor focusing here – IĀ think I’ll stick to stills photography… Ā šŸ˜‰ )

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Watch Sam Strange in action with his double act on Penn & Teller:

{Destination Wedding} Carrie & Karl – Elounda, Crete

Once again I found myself lucky enough to be flown out to yet another stunning location to photograph a wedding, and this time it was the lovely Carrie & Karl’s turn in sunny, sunny Crete! The wedding ceremony was just before sunset, which meant the day was pretty relaxed – Carrie spent the morning with her girls, handing presents out whilst sipping on bubbles, and we foundĀ Karl down at the pool bar with his family and friends (whilst Carrie hid out of sight around the corner!).

The couple were staying at the incredible Porto Elounda, which is where their ceremony and evening reception took place. After a surprisingly lengthy trip on a stretched golf buggy that took us from one end of the hotel’s grounds to the other, Carrie & Karl were married (in what was the fastest marriage ceremony I’ve ever witnessed – if it was longer than 5 minutes I would be surprised!!). Though short and sweet, it was beautiful.Ā Karl’s face said it all when he saw his bride for the first time…

As light was quickly dropping, we nipped off into the grounds and down onto the beach for a few photos of the newly weds and their wedding party, before heading off to an amazing little hidden gem for their evening food! With glass panels in the floor that looks into the sea, surprise masks, heaps of laughter, wacky dancing and a wedding present Karl will never forget from his new wife, the evening went down in perfect wedding history. Many congratulations to Carrie & Karl,Ā it was an absolute privilege to be there as your photographer!

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12/02/2015 - 1:33 pm

{Rock the Frock} Carrie & Karl at Sunrise – Elounda, Crete » Rachel Lilly Photography - […] day’s after Carrie & Karl’s wedding, we set our alarms to go off early for a sunrise/early-morning-before-the-world-wakes-up Rock the […]

{Wedding} Jenn & Ben’s Cardiff Wedding

Jenn was my next door neighbour in Halls of Residence at Uni, so to be photographing her wedding a few years later was pretty special!

The ceremony took place in Cardiff’s very grand Registry Office. Ben’s reaction to seeing his beautiful bride immediately brought tears to everyone’s eyes, mine included.Ā Her dress was absolutely incredible – she looked stunning! Their little girl watched the whole thing with nothing but admiration – it was so lovely hearing her telling the guests that her Mummy was a real life princess! The weather was pretty soggy for the whole day, but it didn’t stop us getting some fun photos outside!

The reception took place a little further into Wales at Penallta RFC, where just up the road we found an amazing littleĀ VictorianĀ fire station! This proved to be the perfect backdrop to a lot of fun photos before it was time to leave.

Many thank you’s to Jenn & Ben for having me there as your photographer – it was so lovely to witness so much love and happiness between you!

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