Lisa & Lee’s Clandeboye wedding (with gin themed tables!!!)

Lisa & Lee love gin as much as I do – so much so they named all their tables at their Clandeboye Lodge wedding after their favourite tipple which I instantly fell in love with. Not only is it a great drink but there are so many pretty bottles it worked brilliantly! Their day in September last year was full of laughs from start to finish (including one at my own expense when I very nearly knocked over a candle stick during the ceremony but thankfully managed to catch it in time) and lovely moments like getting both their dads to light candles during the ceremony and the best man having a wee cry during his speech. We got the kind of autumn day wedding photographers would pay money for if they could (unfortunately ya can’t book the sun I’ve tried) and were able to make the most of it and get some gorgeous photos. They’re a pretty shy couple as they told me before hand so I shot a lot with a longer lens to ease them in, basically going for a walk and me following along at a little bit of a distance trying not to make them nervous. When I’m shooting portraits I tend to get people to head to where the light is perfect then go from there – I much prefer candid relaxed shots to overly posed grinning at the camera ones.

Lisa sadly lost her brother Tom many years ago in an accident and wore a locket with his photo in it to make him a part of the day which I thought was a genuinely lovely touch – she got her mum a matching one too. That and Lee and his new wife dancing with their gran after their first dane were my fave moments of the day – near had a wee cry behind the camera *shush no theres something in your eye* ahem…

 

 

 

 

Quirky Weddings

Crazy Happy Love is delighted to be joining the Quirky Weddings Family so look out for our link on their site and our work in their next issue of The Book.

I used the site when I was planning my own wedding to get ideas and inspiration so I’m very excited to not only be listed on it, but am actually on the poster for this fair too! It was nice to be on the other side of the camera for a change 🙂 (thanks to our awesome friends Deci & Brideen for our lovely photos)

 

 

furry friends…

They’re our little furry besties, part of our family and of course you want to get them involved in your wedding day! I love getting pets in on the pictures here are a few fave furry friend moments…

 

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Best Foot Forward…

I love a good shoe photo – in fact I love capturing all the little details of your outfit ; shoes, jewellery, your something blue! All the little things that make up the big day. They’re all things you’ve chosen specifically for your wedding day so I think it’s important to grab some photos of them as well. They make great shots in your album and allow you to look back on every element of your day. And this isn’t just for the girls – cufflinks, matching socks, fancy ties – the boys style is just as much a part of it!

 

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Confetti Shots!!

Everybody loves a good confetti photo – they’re bright and colourful and completely spontaneous – well kind of!! If your guests are planning throw confetti make sure somebody lets your photographer know. There’s nothing worse than being at one end of the venue taking a photo of aunty mildred when you catch the confetti fluttering out of the corner of your eye! It sounds silly but some candid moments do require a little bit of set up – you have to be in the right place at the right time and with the camera good to go so sometimes we need a little help.  Make sure they know to be in place so you get this gorgeous shot for your album.

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Hello From Crazy Happy Love!

My name is Carrie Davenport and I’ve been a freelance photographer for over a decade. In that time photography has allowed me to travel, meet amazing people and go to incredible events. My style is vibrant and  creative and through my work I’ve met many people who wanted something a little different from their wedding photography. I’ve been shooting weddings for five years now and thought it was time this work had its own place to shine so that’s why I’ve created Crazy Happy Love – delightfully cheerful wedding photography that’s all about capturing happy moments on your big day! Have a look through these pages and if you like what you see then I’d love to chat.

Carrie