The Festive Season

Christmas tree lights

Christmas tree lights

Pneumonia – yep, my body has given me an early Christmas present and not wishing to sound ungrateful, but this is one of those presents I want to return and get a full refund.

This is likely to be my last post in 2008 but maybe not, who knows.  Just in case it is let me take the opportunity to raise a glass of warm toddy andwish you all a wonderful Christmas and a fighting fit 2009.



Can I have…

30 hours in a day please?

So much work and so little time to tell anyone about it.

Bridal hair trials galore; the wedding days themselves; the eternal problem of children getting ill and the dogs still need to be walked.  There really isn’t enough time in the day.

The image above is Katie York and Martin Bell on their wedding day in the beautiful West Yorkshire village of Almondbury.  Katie looked stunning but as it’s late I’ll have to come back to the details of this and other weddings another day.

As always, peace, wealth, health and sleep!


I can’t believe it’s been so long since I updated my site.  The great news is much has happened and I’ve covered a lot of weddings so look out for those posts very soon.

THE biggest news is how I intend delivering your wedding images.  Right now I’m playing with the technology offered up by Apple with their iTouch product.  The iTouch can home images, video and music and looks similar to the iPhone that is currently being raved about.

There are many advantages – you get to carry your wedding images around with you; I’ll upload an agreed amount of high resolution images so that you can print as many images as you wish without further printing costs from me; and it’s a fabulous personal music player.

On the reverse I’ve have enscribed your names and the date of your wedding – I think you’ll agree that this is a unique way of taking your images and can be a very viable alternative to the traditional, and some would say boring wedding album.  You be the judge and for those of you that like tradition then of course sumptuous albums will still be available.  Simply call or email me to firm up a quote for albums and/or the iTouch.

As always, thanks for reading and once again, keep an eye out for some upcoming posts.



Leigh and John

I had THE most wonderful wedding at the weekend – thank you Leigh, what a lot of fun we had.

The wedding took place in Marsden at the Hey Green Hotel and even though we arrived very early the team from the hotel helped me and my team set up and be ready for the arrival of Leigh and the bridesmaids, Michelle and Gemma.

When Leigh et al did arrive the atmosphere was simply divine right up until we left; exactly how a wedding should be – calm and relaxed.

For Leigh and her guests click the image below to be taken to a small gallery of images showing some of the build up to when you first saw her in her wedding gown. The gallery is password controlled so speak to Leigh to find out what it is and should you want to purchase any of the images simply call me on

[t] 07759 687549

To Leigh and John we wish you health, wealth and happiness for your future.

From May 27th the gallery will be removed but the images that you will have seen are still available to be bought, all you have to do is call me and arrange which images you would like.

OK, so I adore my job which is just as well.  Since I covered the wedding for Nat and Paul in April I’ve had a string of calls from brides desperate to find a last minute stand in mobile hairdresser.  Must be the time of year/something in the water/got out of bed etc., etc.  An unbelievable amount have been tragically let down at the 11th hour and then a mad panic to find anyone to come and do hair/makeup.

Please, if you’re a supplier to a bridal couple don’t let them down – ever.  It’s bad manners, poor practice and on a purely emotional level, just not right.  If your business hasn’t got a robust contingency plan then get one.  We’re in business to help couples ensure that their day goes without a hitch, so to speak; the last thing they want to hear is a ‘Sorry, but…’

To anyone reading this site – we’ve NEVER let anyone down and we don’t intend starting now.  We may not be available to cover your day but if we have agreed a date and what it is we’re going to do for you then we’ll be there.

When I get more time I will write up my experiences from some of these weddings most of which we didn’t cover the photography so no images.
See you soon and thanks for checking in.


Natalie and Paul

The Chapel on the estate at Rudding Park

This last weekend saw me attending to Natalie on her wedding day. The ceremony and preparations were held at Rudding Park just outside of Harrogate in North Yorkshire.

Rudding Park is a beautiful venue and the weather held off to make, what I’m sure, was going to be a fabulous day.

If you attended the day and would like to see some unofficial pictures of Natalie during the preparation then click the tab at the top of this page or click the picture of the inside of the chapel. Once you reach the next page you will be required to input a password – this you can get from Natalie when they return from their honeymoon.

I love my job made even more special by helping great people like Natalie.

UPDATE – the link from the picture above has now been removed to make space for other brides.  If you want any of the images that were present in the Nat & Paul gallery please simply contact me and we can discuss which images you would like to order.

Aly & Jolly

*The gallery has now been removed.  Should you wish to order any prints then please call me on 07759 687 549 or email me @ nikki


It appears that some are struggling to get through to the gallery for Aly & Jolly so here’s what to do but be quick, I’ll be taking the gallery down on April 6th, 2008.

At the top of the page there’s a tab with Aly & Jolly typed inside.  Click that tab and you’ll be presented with a password box.  The password is easy – type the name of the hotel where Aly was married but it must be lower case and use only one word.  For example, if the hotel had been called The Nikki Hotel, you would enter nikki in the password box.

If you can’t recall the name of the hotel then phone a friend, ask the audience or simply give Aly or Jolly a call and get the answer from them.