Meet Becky & Lee

I first met Becky at the opticians through one of my brides, Shell. Becky told me all about her fabulous wedding with Lee in Manchester with a fabulously crazy vicar and it sounded right up my street so we arranged a consult and booked it. 🙂

I met up with Becky and Lee in sunny Manchester and we drove from venue to venue checking out each location of where they were getting ready, getting married and having their reception.

All the locations were amazing for photos but we decided to do the shoot at the last location Buille Hill. The location was amazing, absolutely massive grounds with beautiful views full of flowers trees and shrubbery.

Becky had already done a photoshoot before so she had an idea what to expect but this was Lee’s first shoot and he looked a little nervous (and slightly hungover lol) but within minutes he had transformed into a male model 😉

They make a stunning couple and were totally natural in front of the camera, they needed very little direction – Lee was straight in there for the snogs, neither of them could keep their hands off each other and they looked so in love.

They were totally up for anything, even when I asked them to lie down on their stomachs in the grass and dirt!

Absolutely perfect couple to work with; I just can’t wait for the wedding!

Turns out Becky is quite ticklish too……soooo…..here are the outtakes 😉

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Mothers Day Offers

Stuck for ideas for Mothers Day?

Sick of buying the usual gifts and want to give them something extra special?

Then why not buy them a special Gift Certificate for a Photoshoot with Maria Calton Photography…

For the next 7 days you will be able to purchase Gift Certificates/Vouchers especially for Mothers Day 😉

Vouchers can be purchased in any denomination and can be redeemed against any product or service offered by Maria Calton Photography, however if you choose any of the offers below, you can save lots of ££££’s.

You can arrange a shoot of your children, grandchildren or one of you and your partner or even just a shoot for your mum.

The photos will give your mum beautiful memories that will last a lifetime and will treasure forever.

Here are the special offers that are now on:-

  • Mothers Day Offer 1 – 1 hour Shoot on location includes a beautiful DVD slideshow of all photos from the day set to music. £40
  • Mothers Day Offer 2 – 1 hour Studio-Style Shoot in the comfort of your own home includes a beautiful DVD slideshow of all photos from the day set to music. Plus 5 x (7×5) Prints. £60
  • Mothers Day Offer 3 – 1 hour Shoot on location includes a beautiful DVD slideshow of all photos from the day set to music. Plus 4 x (7×5), 2 x (8×6), 2 x (10×8) Prints. £80

Please note that this offer is to buy a Gift Certificate/Voucher, these will expire at the end of 2012 so you have plenty of time to book your shoot.

To Purchase a Gift Certificate/Voucher for one of the above offers or any other amounts simply Click HERE and then click on the photo, the offers are on the right hand side of the screen. 🙂

Happy Mothers Day Everyone!

*I will usually travel within a 20 miles radius of the Barnsley area but if you are unsure if I cover your area or not please email info@mariacaltonphotography.co.uk or comment on the blog below 🙂

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Valentines Special Offer

Ok so not sure what to get your other half this valentines?

Sick of buying the usual gifts and want to give them something extra special?

Then why not buy them a special Gift Certificate for a Loveshoot with Maria Calton Photography…

For the next 7 days you will be able to purchase Gift Certificates especially for your valentine 😉

This will be a 1 hour Loveshoot for you both on location in and around the Barnsley* area that will give you beautiful memories that will last a lifetime.

Ask yourself, how many stunning photos do you have of the just two of you?

Here are the special offers that are now on:-

  • Valentines Offer 1 – 1 hour Loveshoot on location includes a beautiful DVD slideshow of all photos from the day set to music. £40
  • Valentines Offer 2 – 1 hour Loveshoot on location includes a beautiful DVD slideshow of all photos from the day set to music. Plus 5 x (7×5) Prints. £60
  • Valentines Offer 3 – 1 hour Loveshoot on location includes a beautiful DVD slideshow of all photos from the day set to music. Plus 4 x (7×5), 2 x (8×6), 2 x (10×8) Prints. £80
  • Valentines Offer 4 – 1 hour Loveshoot on location includes a beautiful DVD slideshow of all photos from the day set to music. Plus 4 x (7×5), 3 x (8×6), 2 x (10×8) and 2 x (A4) Prints. £100

All Vouchers expire at the end of 2012 so you have plenty of time to book your shoot.

To Purchase a Gift Certificate for one of the above offers simply Click HERE and then click on the photo, the offers are on the right hand side of the screen. 🙂

Happy Valentines Everyone!

*I will usually travel within a 20 miles radius of the Barnsley area but if you are unsure if I cover your area or not please email info@mariacaltonphotography.co.uk or comment on the blog below 🙂

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The Best of 2011

Well what a year!

I officially opened for business at the start of this year and what a whirlwind it’s been. I have been manically busy every single day and enjoyed every single minute of it.

I’d just like to say a big thanks to everyone that’s made it possible for me to do this. (Sounds like an Oscar speech I know hehe).

I’ve had great support from friends and family and made a lot of new friends in clients too.

I’ve enjoyed working with every single client this year without exception and what kind of job can you actually say that about?

I hope 2012 is as good if not better than 2011, onwards and upwards they say!

Here are my favourite Wedding and Portrait photo’s from this year, I hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I did taking them 🙂

Here are the Weddings…

And the Portraits…

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The Wedding Of Sam and Tom

Bit behind on posting this blog….oops but better late than never! 😉

I met up with Sam at her house for bridal preparation on the morning of the wedding. Sam was perfectly calm considering she was getting the kids and bridesmaids ready as well as herself. Sam is an absolute sweetie, she makes you instantly feel like you’ve known her a lifetime and is so welcoming.

I stayed with Sam whilst she got ready and then went on to meet with Tom and his groomsmen. They were all game for a laugh so I got them to hold Tom in the air (classic bride style) whilst I took some shots.

The Ceremony was beautiful and afterwards we headed up to Drax for some lovely Bride and Groom portraits. Sam and Tom giggled the entire time as we played about in the kid’s area of Drax.

After Sam’s sister Faye did her hysterical essay of a speech (there was actual pages…), Sam and Tom took to the dance floor for their first dance as man and wife to Eva Cassidy as the DJ played a slideshow of their own photo’s.

It was a fabulous day, the weather held out all day and I had great fun. It was the longest day but I have to say it went really quick too, as they say “Time flies when you’re having fun!”

Big thanks to Sam and Tom for allowing me to be a part of your special day 🙂

And as always…

The Outtakes 😉 😉 😉

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The Wedding Of Shell & Dale

Well what can I say about the wedding…it was exactly as I thought it would be, one fun, zany and hysterical day from beginning to end (Yes, Zany, ok?). I was made to feel more like a guest than a photographer.

The wedding was a beautiful affair; Shell and Dale looked amazing as they said their vows at The Holiday Inn, Barnsley.

As usual, Shell and Dale were up for anything, which was just as well as it became quite dark after the ceremony so the happy couple were given blankets to sit on in the wet and pitch black garden which made for some great shots. 🙂

The reception was fabulous with some seriously funny speeches and whilst the party was in full swing I set up my little photobooth in the corner with all my new props and got some crazy shots of drunken guests 😉 LOVE IT!

I had such a great time and enjoyed myself every minute of the day.

Shell and Dale are just the most welcoming, easy-going and fabulous couple I’ve ever met.

If this wedding is anything to go by, I cannot wait till next year when I attend their chief bridesmaids wedding. 😉

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The Wedding Of Carrie & Miles

Carrie and Miles are just the nicest couple of people you would ever want to meet.

From our very first meeting, I felt very welcome and at ease with them both and felt very excited about their big day.

The day of the wedding came and in sunny Sheffield, it was forecast rain, fortunately it only seemed to rain during bridal preparation and whilst we were in the church so no major issues. The church was decked out with chairs not pews, different to the norm, it looked great, perfect for Carrie and Miles to say their vows in.

The service was amazing with a live band, definitely the loudest wedding I’ve been to and the Vicar was so relaxed, he even gave Carrie and Miles some toilet roll for their wedding present as he said it would represent their marriage – soft, strong and long 😉 <ahem>

They both looked stunning and so in love, it was a fabulous day, I’m just glad I got to share it with them. 🙂

 

And as always….just gotta do an outtake 😉

 

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Meet Shell & Dale

I met with Shell and Dale at the Holiday Inn in Barnsley for their Pre-Wedding shoot.

I’d met Shell a couple of times before as she manages the opticians I go to (yes I am a one-eyed Photographer….ish) and can only describe her as a “No Faff” lady. She see something she wants, she gets it, no messing about. She is very decisive and to the point about what she wants – I absolutely LOVE her attitude, reminds me of me. 😉

This was the first time I’d met Dale, although I couldn’t always remember his real name, I could only remember his name as being “Carrot” as whenever Shell talked about him she referred to him as “Carrot” (in an affectionate way of course). He was lovely and told me he answered to most names 😉

I expected Dale to be quite shy from his description, this was not the case at all, he really worked his poses and seemed to enjoy it….a LOT! hehe

As for Shell, well, she was WELL into posing, she totally worked her catalogue pose and practically abused the poor columns. 😉

We had an absolute ball!

Shell & Dale are totally my kind of couple, relaxed, down to earth and always up for a laugh, I cannot wait for their wedding!

Ok so now we get to the outtakes – Just could not resist!

Told you they were working it……;)

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Meet Sam & Tom

I met up with Sam & Tom at the church they were getting married in for their pre-wedding shoot at Goole.

We couldn’t have picked a better day, the weather was glorious 🙂

It was the first time I’d met them as it was a last minute booking due to their other photographer cancelling but we got straight on with the shoot and they were really easy going, quite prepared to do anything I asked of them.

They made a gorgeous couple and whilst I snapped away, they told me all about their wedding in two weeks time.

Both of them were really natural in front of the camera and we got on really well.

I’m really excited about their wedding, sounds like its going to be a great day!

Watch this space for the wedding 🙂

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The Wedding Of Jo & Mark

Jo and Mark are the loveliest couple, from the minute I arrived at their house the morning of the wedding, they made me feel so welcome and at ease. The house was packed with all the women of the family but yet everyone was so calm and happy, I stayed with the bride whilst she tranformed into a goddess and then set off to the church to meet the groom and groomsmen.

Mark was totally chilled and was quite happy to get down on his knees for photos hehe ;) They were all full of grins.

It was a lovely ceremony in a quaint little church in Marr near Doncaster. After the ceremony we met up at The Stables for the reception, the staff there are amazing, nothing is too much trouble for them, and they gave Jo and Mark an incredible reception.

The cake was made of delicious cupcakes from Cupcake Cottage which looked mouth watering. I hung around the cupcakes for a while just in case one fell off and accidentally fell into my mouth, unfortunately they didn’t fall ;)

After hysterical speeches and some rather embarrassing photos, Jo and Mark took to the dance floor for their first dance as man and wife.

I enjoyed every minute of their big day and would like to thank Jo and Mark for letting me be part of it :)

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