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ShareMondays2018 – The Look Of Love

The Look Of Love

ShareMondays2018 – The Look Of Love

My little brother got married on Saturday! I have a new sister and she’s lovely. There’s really nothing else that comes close to this as a photo-of-the-week for me. That includes photos of birds and butterflies, I’ll have you know! All of them truly beautiful but THIS is the beautiful moment that I HAVE to share with you all this Monday, the looks of love and happiness as they shared their first dance. What more can I say really! Just that I’m so thrilled for you, Robin and Mo, I’m still buzzing from your wonderful WedFest and very happy that our family has grown once again.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Happy Place – Kastri Island

Kastri Island

Weekly Photo Challenge: Happy Place – Kastri Island

In front of that little chapel, Agios Nikolaos, on Kastri Island is where Simon and I got married this year 😀 The happiest day of my life in a truly happy place for us both! Kastri lies in Kamari Bay near Kefalos on Kos. We stay here every year on our holidays and just fell in love with this beautiful spot the very first time that we set eyes upon it. My photograph was taken from the ruins of Agios Stefanos, one of the earliest known examples of a Christian Church and the setting for many of our wedding photographs. Posting this today makes me smile at so many happy memories, but also makes me wish we were there right now so we could get out into that beautiful blue water and follow the sealife around the rocks!

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Taking Flight – Butterflies Of Kos

Painted Lady

Taking Flight – Butterflies Of Kos

It’s been a busy few weeks gearing up for our holiday and wedding on Kos, one of the Dodecanese Greek Islands in the Aegean Sea. Hence why I’ve been so quiet lately! I’ll be rather occupied for the next three weeks but don’t worry, I will be back to regular posts soon. Before we leave, I wanted to share with you a collection of the beautiful butterflies I saw on our last trip to Kos. Greece is home to many species of butterflies, some native and others migratory. Many are seasonal, so this selection is just a taste of the butterflies that can be seen throughout the year in Greece. I hope to see more while we’re out there for the wedding!

Hairstreaks

Swallowtails

Whites and Browns

Skippers and Coppers

Painted Lady and Southern Comma

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Travel Theme: Numbers

Kastri Island

Travel Theme: Numbers

At the time of writing this post there are 210 days until Simon and I get married on beautiful Kastri Island in Kos, Greece! Our special date is 29/05/2015. We’re going to have the most wonderful time with just a small number of close family and friends. I’m so excited to be sharing our love of this wonderful Greek Island with our guests, as well as having them with us on the day I finally become Mrs Williams 🙂

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Nighttime

Kos Town

Weekly Photo Challenge: Nighttime

When this week’s challenge came up I realised that I don’t really do a lot of outdoor, night-time photography unless it involves the moon! I think I will try to use the coming months to add some interesting night scenes to my portfolio. With London only a short train ride away it’s almost unbelievable that I haven’t photographed the city at night before!

The photos I’m sharing with you today are all from the Greek Island, Kos. Kos Town is full of wonderful structures that allude to the history of Turkish rule as well as the fortifications from the Knights of St John. I love the strong brickwork alongside the intricate detailing of the minaret on the Muslim Shrine Ntefterntar, which is lit so beautifully at night and complimented by the crescent moon.

All my images today have been edited using Lightroom and Nik Software to add some extra atmosphere. My last image is of Kastri Island in The Gulf of Kefalos, created using four stacked exposures and a bit of light leakage. This is the beautiful island where Simon and I will be getting married next year and if you look closely you can see the lit chapel of Agios Nikolaos, in front of which our ceremony will take place. Perfection!

Kastri Isalnd at Night

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Back Home & Back To Work

Flower Girl

We’re back in the UK from our Greek Island travels and straight back to work! Sometimes my work really is an absolute pleasure though 🙂

Sorry to have been neglecting you all but I’ll be doing my best to catch up properly when I’m a little less busy!

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Weekly Photo and Travel Theme Challenges: Shine Between

Weekly Photo and Travel Theme Challenges: Shine Between

Weekly Photo and Travel Theme Challenges: Shine Between

Haiku: The Bride

Shining between them
Precious day of transition
Resplendent in love

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Blue Monday: Bouquet

Blue Monday: Bouquet

Blue Monday: Bouquet

Today I have busy processing photos from Alana and Bobby’s Wedding last Thursday! I was really thrilled when Alana first told me of her colour scheme. To have such a beautiful blue within all their photos is just lovely 🙂

This is Alana’s gorgeous bouquet of ivory roses, blue delphiniums and fragrant herbs. Quite simply, delightful!

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One Year

One Year

Happy 1st Wedding Anniversary to my sister and brother-in-law!

Helen and Kevin tied the knot one year ago in beautiful Ashburton, Devon. This was my bridesmaid bouquet. Helen and I hand-made them for all the bridesmaids and the flower girl (who tried to dismantle hers during the ceremony) and it’s a lovely keepsake from the day.

I think they will have many more happy anniversaries to come 🙂