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What a wedding I’ve got for you guys today!  Sam and Charlotte’s wedding was vintage inspired with a touch of geekiness thrown in, a couple after my own heart!
One of my pre-lockdown couples, Charlotte and Sam initially got in touch with me back in 2018, planning to get married in 2021. They described their love of vintage, their plans to be married at a fabulous art deco venue with a live jazz band and plans to incorporate their loves of Star Wars and Batman and I knew this was going to be such a fantastic day to be lucky enough to be part of.  After deciding to postpone due to concerns with covid, their wedding was a long time coming but it was just as magic as I was picturing when I heard their plans four years ago!
They had their ceremony at Barnby Dun Church where the dresses in the wedding party were sparkling perfection in the natural light and the deep red tones of the flowers in the bouquets and buttonholes popped beautifully.  There were definitely some Disney/fairytale vibes going on with the classic feel to the styling.
Charlotte’s stunning dress and Sam’s beautiful light suit also fit perfectly with the art deco feel of their chosen venue, the unique Earl of Doncaster Hotel in Yorkshire that had some great little quirky colourful spots for photos!
In the evening they had their reception in the grand ballroom and took part in their first dance accompanied with a live jazz swing band playing Disney whilst colourful confetti cascaded down from the ceiling.
I love weddings where my couples really put something of themselves into the day, I came away from the wedding feeling like I’d known Sam and Charlotte for ages as not only did they put something of themselves into it, they absolutely poured their hearts into the day and really made the most of it.  Stamping their shared loves and love for one another into so many details.  Their joy, giggles and beaming smiles all day were incredibly infectious and it was so nice to revisit all that while editing their wedding.
Anyway, enough of my gushing about how ace it was, see for yourselves!…
Hair and Make up: by the Bride
Celestial Headpiece: Etsy
Here is their wedding highlights video (this one had to have a Star Wars twist, obviously!) Instrumental music by the groom himself, Mr Samuel Allen.



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I’d love to do more pin up work in my quieter time outside of wedding season.  If you’re a burlesque performer, showgirl, pin up model, or just a vintage lovin’ lady wanting to get her pose on, get in touch!  Just drop me a message via my contact form or ping me a message on Facebook or Instagram.  I’d love to do more home boudoir style shots or get creative on location.

For £225 you can shoot with me for up to an hour at home or on location and receive a minimum of 10 professionally edited fully fabulous shots!

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The Unit Stills Photographer Dream…

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‘The Batman’ taken whilst they were filming on set in Liverpool

A little call out into the universe, it’d be rather cool to be a unit stills photographer…

I have had a strong interest in film and TV from a young age, taking Media Studies at A level and going on to pursuing a career in arts at college and university. Although starting as a freelance illustrator, my career path ended up veering more towards working in photography, in which I have now worked for 10+ years!

Having so many years experience in photographing weddings in a natural/documentary fashion I feel lends well to a career in production photography, capturing natural candids on set to document the process. It is an area I feel passionate about and I would love to gain some experience working in the TV and film industry and to be given the opportunity to pursue the combination of two of my loves, photography and film!

Although I’d love an opportunity to arise in television or film, I am aware that independent short films would be a great starting point to develop a unit stills portfolio and so if you are crewing up for a small production do bear me in mind!

Below you will find recent wedding work and portraits showcasing my style of of photography from the last few years that I’d like to hope shows my skills in composition, capturing moments quickly and making use of interesting light.

If you are a film maker on whatever scale and find my work appealing and are interested in working with me do please get in touch, I’d love to hear form you!

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Lee Ryan Simon Webbe Foodies Festival Becky Ryan PhotographyPINIMAGE

Warning: Slight fangirling ahead.

Like when I met and photographed the case of Red Dwarf a couple of years back, (then sitting in a green room at an event having lunch with them whaaaat) this was another one of those “thirteen year old Becky would be so excited if you told her she’d be doing this in 20 years” moments.

Like I imagine a lot of girls now in their 30s (any others out there?), I loved Blue when I was younger, would’ve given anything to meet them!  I remember at school when we were 13 using the payphone with 2 buds to call Lee’s Mum’s hair salon at the time in London to see if she could help us get passes for the tour to meet them, we’d try anything! Even my little Nana got in on it trying to help and spoke to his Mum one evening too and spoke about having the same Ryan name (like that’d make a difference haha, but worth a try Nana!), his Mum did have a chat with her and said they had relatives in Liverpool too, she was nice and polite to be fair given we were strangers and said she’d see what she could do… but of course that never went anywhere and I imagine she got asked a lot!

I’d been having a bit of re-listen to Blue this year, not sure what started it, just listening to music from the 00s for nostalgia I guess, and when I saw Lee and Simon were doing some small shows at a food festival that goes to different spots around the country I really wanted to go!

I’d originally planned to make it to the Tatton Park show and was absolutely gutted when last minute things out of my control meant I could no longer make it, but decided to brave the further afield stop, Winchester, which was last weekend! It was a right trek, over 3 hours from home!

The food festival event ‘Foodies’ was a cool day in itself.  We enjoyed a Pina Colada in the sun, listened to some bands and wandered around trying free food and drink samples.  Lee was wandering around a bit in the afternoon, he arrived a few hours before they were on (they were the headliners so weren’t on stage till gone 6) and I decided to brave approaching him to ask if there was any chance I could shoot a few portraits with him, he seemed approachable and initially seemed okay about the idea of posing for a quick couple of photos.  I left him to it, getting some food and drink then asked again when he was on another part of the site later in the day and he seemed like he wasn’t really comfortable about having his portrait taken, but was happy to pose with selfies for everyone, so I said it’s cool, if he’d really rather I didn’t shoot some photos of him can I grab a quick selfie and he said of course, so I did, pictured above!  I’d done a bit of art/portrait practice of the Blue boys a few weeks back so decided to print a copy to give him and Simon incase I saw them, so I gave him that too before heading off (also gave him one I’d done of just himself).  He seemed super appreciative and genuinely liked them which was nice!  He said something along the lines of, “Oh you’re so sweet, they’re amazin’ I’ll have to show the boys” and walked off still looking at them.  I even saw him showing the two people he was with so that was lovely.

PINIMAGEUnfortunately I didn’t meet Simon, I think he’s a bit less into the mixing with fans side of it perhaps/more reserved in that way, but I did manage to pass his copy on to a member of staff who was ‘looking after’ him round the backstage bit so hopefully he got it!

Anyway, I may not have got to do my posed portraits (to be fair it was a ridiculously hot day and maybe he felt a bit uncomfortable about not being dressed how he may want to be for any manner of shoot even a 2 minute one and wants have more prep for something like that which I understood), but I did take a bunch of portraits of them while they were performing, so that’ll do! Maybe there’ll be another opportunity some day, please universe? <3

I actually randomly felt a bit emotional after speaking to Lee, thinking back to Nana on the phone trying to help us get to meet them, “and having the same name y’know”, haha, managed it Nana! Took 20 years but I did it!



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