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Lisa requested my help with her hair and make-up for a masked ball in aid of two charities – The Forget Me Not Trust and the Anchor Trust.  We didn’t have time to arrange a trial but Lisa kindly agreed to having her photograph taken showing the process from start to finish, thank you Lisa.

When Paul and I arrived at Lisa’s house in Longwood just outside of Huddersfield, we were greeted at the door with Lisa in her funky monkey pj’s and sporting clean wet hair and a huge grin and off to the kitchen we went.  As I take so much equipment with me I virtually take over a room and poor Paul often has to lodge himself into an uncomfortable corner to take the pictures I want, but he always comes up trumps.  In Lisa’s kitchen he worked with the downlights only as his flash guns were being serviced but we really love the warm tones this gave Lisa’s tanned skin and auburn tresses.

Ready to go

Ready to go

When we spoke initially, Lisa told me her hair was unruly, thick and shoulder length and she had no specific idea in mind for the style she wanted just ‘up and posh’! Always up for a challenge I was delighted to work on Lisa’s thick, auburn wavy hair that absolutely did everything I wanted it to.  I started by applying a smoothing serum and blow dryed it with a large, round ceramic brush giving it volume and incredible shine – yum.

Blow drying

Blow drying

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Nicole’s mum, Aidie, rang to see if I could do Nicole’s make-up for her school prom. Aidie was concerned that the desired look of lots of heavy black eyeliner, would not suit the dress for the evening. Although it was short notice we did manage a trial and agreed on a smokey look that managed to avoid the black eyeliner!

So, when Paul and I arrived on the night, Nicole’s short dark funky hair was already in place with tiara and her skin was cleansed, toned and moisturised in preparation.

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Holdsworth House

Holdsworth House

For those of you that aren’t familiar with West Yorkshire and in particular Halifax, Holdsworth House Hotel is a grand Jacobean Manor built in 1633 and is now run as a wonderful country hotel.  This hotel is a magnificent location for anyone’s wedding and offers wonderful photographic opportunities.  I love working here so much that here’s another view of this magnificent house…

And there's more

And there's more

Arty Black & White

Arty Black & White

Out of the blue I received a phone call from Christina wanting help.  It turns out that after an unsuccessful hair trial with her original hairdresser all did not go well.  In desperation Christina called in the hope that I could fit her in not only for a trial, but on her wedding day.  With a little juggling we managed it – phew!

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Bina

Bina

Sometimes it isn’t until you see the photographs that you can truly appreciate how beautiful someone is; sometimes you just know instantly.

Bina is an ‘instantly’

I had the great pleasure of working with Bina on her wedding day earlier this month. Even the wakeup call at 6am did not dampen the heart – this was a wedding session we stylists and make-up artists long for.

Along for the ride, actually to hand me hairspray, grips, curling tongs etc., was my husband Paul. In between being sprayed by the air freshener and my hairspray, he managed to capture some beautiful moments like the one you see here.

Bina, I hope your day went well and Paul and I wish you all the happiness and success for your marriage and if you want us to come to India with you to cover your wedding, we will be there any time – hint, hint!!

Love to you

Nikki G

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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.

Nikki
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Wow!

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.

Ciao

Nikki

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(c)NikkiG 2008

Not alive – it goes without saying that if I were anything other than live this blog would have a hard time being updated.

Anyway, enough of this nonsense.

Just a quick post to announce that I have now got my gallery up, running and looking so sexy so go check it our here

By the end of this weekend I will have the ‘Prices’ page up and able to be viewed so just wait a little longer but I promise, the wait will be worth it.

Thanks for reading and remember, if you need a consultation or simply to check my availability for your wedding day simply get in touch by email or telephone…

[e] nikki@bof.uk.com

[t] 07759 687 549

Wherever your location if I’m free on that date, then I’ll be there for you – any time – any place.

Bye for now,

Nikki


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