Nicola & Dan's Wedding Day!

What a total honour it was to capture Nicola and Dan's day last weekend ๐Ÿ“ธ

We pretty much laughed the whole day through and love was most definitely in the air.

With Disney being the part theme of this day, it was hard not to feel happy and feel that little bit of magic.

The weather was once again on this couples side, and they got to say their vows outside. I am loving this warm start to the year!

Never Forget by Take That was part of their day and was sung on the marioke video. It was also part of their first dance, and definitely got people throwing their hands into the air!

Thank you both for being simply wonderful ๐Ÿ˜˜

Venue: The Stanwick Hotel
Hair: Zoe'sDial AStyle
Makeup: @riamasih
Cake: The Model Wedding
Band: Captain Atlantic
Videographer: Northill Video Productions
Dress: Brides & Bustles Wedding Boutique
Video Guest Book: The Guest Factor
Cars: Bridal Carriages of Northamptonshire
Flowers: By Arrangement Florist

Mr & Mrs Bolton

Sarah & Matt...where do I start?! Your day was simply perfect in every way.

Matt said from the moment that he met Sarah, that one day he would marry her. It was an ongoing joke over the years with their family and friends, and then he married her!

What a beautiful wedding day from start to finish.

The light, the soft colours and fabulous bridal party will make this one of my favourite weddings ever!

Thank you so much for choosing me to be a part of it and capture every second ๐Ÿ˜

You two make me melt. All my love for the future xxx

Venue: Chicheley Hall
Make-up: Chloe-Eleanor MUA
Hair: Ashleigh E Stephenson
Flowers: Davies Designs

Zoe & Jamie Say I Do

Zoe and Jamie you beautiful pair. Thank you for kick starting my year with this beaut of a wedding! ๐Ÿ“ธ

It was unseasonably . warm and so we got to make use of the gorgeous grounds at South Farm and they said their vowโ€™s in an outdoor ceremony.

So much love and laughter throughout the day, creating a fab relaxed atmosphere which was really important to this couple.

Such a pleasure to be a part of and got my so ready and excited for my weddings this year


Lee Smith - Magician
Cambridge Makeup Artist - Hair & Makeup Artist
Sam Lewis Music

@southfarm

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Top Tips

//WEDDING ADVICE//

So after a few wedding meetings lately, I thought Iโ€™d offer up some advice on the TOP 10 questions you should be asking your potential wedding photographer ๐Ÿ“ธ
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1. What is your wedding photography style? (I.e. lifestyle, documentary etc)
2. Have you worked at our venue before? If not are you willing to visit beforehand?
3. What happens if youโ€™re too ill to work?
4. Do you charge by the hour or is it a daily package?
5. Do we have full rights to our photos?
6. What is the turnaround time for getting photos back?
7. Do you edit the photos? If so, is it in house or do you outsource?
8. What do you wear when working a wedding?
9. On average, how many weddings do you shoot a year?
10. Whatโ€™s your favourite thing about being a wedding photographer?
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Itโ€™s always good to be prepared when meeting potential suppliers, so I hope this list gives you a helping hand ๐Ÿ– 
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Questions always welcome ๐Ÿ™

#ukphotographer #weddingphotographer #weregettingmarried#redpeacockphotography

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Birthday baby!

And just like that two years have passed and we have a beautiful, tenacious, funny little lady celebrating her 2nd birthday! How much love we have for this girl ๐Ÿ’•

So the plan for a birthday photoshoot went out the window due to a poorly birthday girl, so we are going with a candid shot my mum captured (yep not even my photo ๐Ÿ™€) in the car ๐Ÿš— Thought it was perfect for our bright, happy little monkey ๐Ÿต

Enjoy your Sunday guys - ours will be spent on Safari in Woburn eating cake ๐ŸŽ‚

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V Day Vibes

So after the Big V Day this week, how many of you are waking up to your first weekend with something sparkly on your finger?! ๐Ÿ’
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Itโ€™s such an exciting time when you get engaged and you literally just want to hold your hand out to random strangers to show of your bling! ๐Ÿ–
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So whether youโ€™re having a long engagement or youโ€™re already planning that big day......ENJOY every second of it ๐Ÿ’•

#authenticlove #loveis #weddinginspo #gettingmarried #engagements#sparkle #engagementrings #redpeacockphotography#bedfordshirephotographer #weddingphotography #shesaidyes#hepoppedthequestion #weddingday๐Ÿ’ #2019wedding #2020wedding

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You got this...

Hey girl, you got this ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป
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Nothing makes me happier than a smiley bride! This is YOUR day. Enjoy every single second ๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿป
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I know it can be nerve wracking day. So many things to think about. Will I fall over? Will he cry? Everyone will be looking at me ๐Ÿ˜ฌ I hope the place settings are right, and 100 other things too.
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But girl, this is your moment ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Step out of that car with a smile on your face and you are going to rock your wedding day!
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Bring on more smiles this wedding season ๐Ÿ“ธ #ukphotographer#lightandbright #bedfordshirewedding #femaleweddingphotographer#yougotthisgirl #smile #love #shesaidyes๐Ÿ’ #weddingday๐Ÿ’#bridalgoals #weddingcar #churchwedding #redpeacockphotography#bridestyle #bridestobe #instaweddings

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โ€œDo you do this full time?โ€ Yep that was the number one question I was asked 6 years ago when I started my business. And my answer was simply, no. 
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The truth is, I was working in an office during the week and getting behind the camera the moment I could, either in the evenings or at the weekend. 
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I never really understood the need for people to know how many hours I spent taking photos, as though this somehow validated how good I was at it. Because to be honest when something is your passion, your art, who cares how many hours a week you spend doing it?! But this didnโ€™t stop me feeling inadequate. Like I just wasnโ€™t good enough. 
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Somehow being able to say yes I am a full time photographer was important. It was my goal in life ๐Ÿ“ธ
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My point, donโ€™t let anyone make you feel that your dream is not worthwhile because you canโ€™t spend all day, everyday doing it. 
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Who knows...one day you might get to live your dream on a full time basis and trust me, itโ€™s worth every moment of self doubt and sleepless night. 
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Dare to Dream Big my friends ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

#daretodreambig #redpeacockphotography#recommendedphotographer #thisgirlcan #femalephotographer#businessownerlife #smallbusinesslove #weddingphotographer#babyphotographer #lovemyjob๐Ÿ’•

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New look business style...


Iโ€™ve never been one to outsource my work. Not for my editing. Not for my website and not for my stationary!
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Itโ€™s all me ๐Ÿคฉ And thatโ€™s how I love to work ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป
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So it may take longer, I may end up cursing at silly mistakes I make along the way, but knowing this business is ๐Ÿ’ฏ me, is totally worth it!
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DOUBLE TAP to show the love for my new stationary ๐Ÿ’“

#recommendedphotographer#redpeacockphotography #localbusiness#bedfordshirephotographer#hertfordshireweddings#northamptonweddingphotographer #thisgirlcan#femalephotographer #workingmum#newstationary #doityourself #personaljourney

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Baby Bump...


That feeling of when you feel your baby kicking is simply indescribable ๐Ÿ’“
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Wow how this shoot reminded me of those moments when you are continuously being punched and kicked by little limbs and you couldnโ€™t be happier!
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Arranging props on a bump that is moving up and down is always fun and this little one was certainly having a party in there! ๐Ÿฅณ
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With just a few weeks to go, mum and dad were very excited to meet their little lady and I canโ€™t wait to photograph the little love when she arrives ๐ŸŽ€

#babygirl #babybumps #babybumpshoot#maternityphotoshoot #mumtobe2019 #dadtobe#recommendedphotographer#redpeacockphotography #clickmoms#studiophotography


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Weekend wonderment...

Hey you,
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Howโ€™s your weekend been? Has it been productive? Or has it been a totally chilled, lazy one? ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป
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Mine has consisted of family time, wedding meetings, a venue walk around, a baby shoot and a cake smash ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿง๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป
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Why do weekends have to go so quickly?! 
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What have you been up to lovelies?
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#weekendwork #familytimes #worklifebalancegoals #childrenunplugged#momlife #recommendedphotographer #hertfordshireweddings#weddingdays #northamptonshireweddingphotographer #engaged๐Ÿ’#newlyengaged #hepoppedthequestion #shesaidyes๐Ÿ’ #brideandgroom#weekendgoals

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Trending...

Wedding experts say that this year the bigger the better and more greenery than ever before!

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Thatโ€™s right Iโ€™m talking your bridal bouquets!

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Top way to stay on trend on your wedding day ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

#bridalflowers#bridesbouquet #instatrend #instaweddings #weddingphotography#fineartwedding #wantthattrend #weddingdays #weddingphotographer#recommendedphotographer #hertfordshireweddings#bedfordshirewedding

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Happy New Year!

2018 in a Nutshell ๐Ÿ™Œ

What a year I have had here at Red Peacock. It's been a busy one that is for sure!

From 38 weddings, around 350 seasonal mini sessions, over 75 newborns and goodness knows how many other shoots, I have been truly blessed.

So many returning customers and lots of new faces too. It's been a complete honour to capture so many of your special moments.

This year has been another learning curve (as I think they all are), still learning to juggle work and life and forever wanting to be the best I possibly can be at everything ๐Ÿคช

I have learnt that time is so, so precious and your life can change in the blink of an eye, so embrace every moment and love fiercely every single day.

What will 2019 bring?

Wait and see ๐Ÿ˜˜

Happy New Year you lovely lot! Wishing you all health, happiness and all you could hope for for 2019!

All my love

Nic xxx

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It's Christmas!

And just like that Christmas is upon us ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿฅฐ
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Little Sophia at 20 days new you were an absolute star in your newborn session, and oh how you worked that Santa hat ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป
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Just one more edit to complete before I sign off for a few days and get merry with my nearest and dearest.
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With Emilies Santa visit tomorrow (itโ€™s going to be interesting) and the pantomime on Sunday, I am fully embracing the festivities and I am so excited! I know a lot of people grow out of Christmas and believing but I am a believer ๐Ÿ’ฏ And the magic has never been more real ๐Ÿคถ๐Ÿป
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I hope you all have beautiful Christmasโ€™s and get to do whatever it is that makes your day special ๐Ÿ˜˜

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Something blue!

Can we just take a moment to appreciate these heels ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜ 
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Danielle & Dans wedding was Royal Blue themed but I wasnโ€™t expecting these gorgeous statement heels to be part of the day

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What a great way to incorporate your โ€œsomething blueโ€!

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I love arriving to bridal prep and seeing all the accessories that have been chosen. Nothing makes me happier than a pair of AMAZING shoes ๐Ÿ‘ 

#weddingdays #weddingstyles #bridalprep #recommendedphotographer#bedfordshirephotographer #hertfordshireweddings#femalephotographer #ido #shesaidyes #instaweddings #instashoe#bridalshoes #lightandbright #naturallightphotography

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Bruges Christmas Markets!

Escaped work for a few days and travelled to Bruges with the girlies. Caught the Eurostar for the first time and got to say it was pretty cool and so easy to use!

I am a totally Christmasaholic (is that a word?) and Christmas Markets are an absolute must at this time of year.

Bruges you were totally beautiful ๐Ÿฅฐ This city is up there with one of my complete favourites. I didnt realise how many canals and how much history was going to be included in this little city, but wow what a place.

Cobbled streets, chocolatiers everywhere you look, and the most beautiful architecture sprinkled with fairy lights ๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸปWe even got to do a horse and carriage ride through the city.  All that was missingโ€ฆ.a sprinkling of snow!

I will definitely be returning  ๐Ÿ˜

 #visitbruges #christmas2018 #travelbugs#wanderlusters #citybreak #girlsweekend #lovetotravel#travelphotography #panophoto #timeoff


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