a bride and groom walk and smile with a golden hour liht surrounding them during their wedding evening outside Abel's Harp

A Laid Back Abel’s Harp Wedding Video

Kelly and Peter’s Abel’s Harp wedding in Shrewsbury was the perfect balance of fun and laid back. The rain held off long enough to allow them the outdoor ceremony on top of the hill (with views to die for!), they had afternoon tea planned for guests instead of the traditional wedding breakfast and even had the kids involved with fun entertainment from a magician to outdoor games and in picking which Minion made which buttonhole and corsage! Want to see…

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a gorgeous close up image of twin boys born premature in their cot. one is sleeping and the other alert as they touch hands

Cuddles and Cuteness – Family Photography So Far

It’s been a very busy few weeks for me here at Love Gets Sweeter. Not only editing my gorgeous April wedding videos but also planning for the May weddings AND hanging out with some VERY cute babies. You may have seen from my previous posts that I’ve rekindled my love for photography (I did it way back in college in a real dark room, even gaining an OCN…whatever one of those is??). And, that I had been on the search…

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a little toddler girl smiles as she tried to hide herself and her easter egg under a silver throw hanging over a sofa as her Mum takes a photo in their holiday house in Penrith

Handy Tips For Taking Your Own Family Photos

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks over here at Love Gets Sweeter. I’ve also been overwhelmed with the response to my search for the perfect family for my NEW AND EXCITING family video and photo idea (if you missed that, the original blog is HERE)! We’ve also enjoyed a little family break in the Lake District where this little lady above spent most of the time trying to figure out how to hide and eat as many Easter eggs…

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a photograph of a young girl sat in front of a bright window looking down with her hair all messy from a good nights sleep

An Exciting New Family Project…

So the last few nights my brain has been full of amazing ideas for a new family project. I’ve come up with something so exciting and I would LOVE it if you (or someone you knew well who’s just had/is due a baby or has a very cute young family) wanted to get involved… Even before we became parents we were all about preserving amazing memories. Way before the phone selfie, we actually have a wardrobe FULL of photo albums…

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bride and groom walking around gardens at Bartle Hall and shes holding a red and orange bridal bouquet wearing a tea length dress for their winter wedding in Lancashire

Ideas and Tips For Planning Your Winter Wedding

Planning a winter wedding? Or undecided if it’s the perfect season for you? I’m sat here writing this with a winter wonderland outside my window in our family home in Lancashire, we’ve already built a snowman and I’ve enjoyed a hot chocolate to warm me back up again! Winter weddings are becoming HUGELY popular all over the UK and particularly in the North West with all our cosy and romantic countryside venues and I can totally see the appeal, even…

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Bride and Groom standing in front of the CBeebies window in Salford Media City posing for a fun wedding photograph

A Fun Toy Story Themed On The 7th Salford Wedding Video

When Mick Cookson (all round good guy and awesome wedding photographer) says he’s got a couple that are so wonderful and I need to talk to them about their wedding video…I can’t help but get excited! Then you find out it’s like a week away…but then find out you can make it work AND it’s at the super cool Media City Members Only venue in Salford called On The 7th… oh go on then! I’m usually all about shooting with…

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a pretty infographic asking if you're planning a romantic winter wedding by love gets sweeter wedding videos

6 Romantic Winter Wedding Planning Ideas

Ooh, so you’re planning for a romantic winter wedding…? As the leaves begin to change colour and fall leaving a rich carpet of warm red on the ground, the days get a little shorter and there’s a chill in the air it really is a beautiful time of year to plan the perfect winter wedding. The venues in the north west are renown for having incredible colours in their gardens. Maybe all this additional rain we get up north mean…

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mum and dad sharing a moment with daughter sat on their lap at church in Rhyl

From Weddings to Christening Videos…

Not that long ago a lovely couple from North Wales got married in the ever so lovely wedding venue that is Rowton Hall in Cheshire. They chose me to do their wedding video! I may have made them make friends with me (I’m sure they wanted to really), we even added each other on Facebook and Instagram and then soon came the news of the cutest ever new arrival, their daughter Charlotte. Then came the time when I got a…

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stunning beaded back detail of a wedding dress during an Autumn inspired photoshoot at Bashall Hall in Clitheroe

Little White Books – Behind the Scenes

So, I know I’m really busy editing all the lovely wedding’s I have filmed over the summer (and not forgetting christenings!). But, when Beks sent me a message asking me to be a part of a cool magazine shoot at Bashall Barn in Clitheroe for Little White Books…I had to say yes (and make it work)! Photos by the talented Claire at The Fromme Shoppe My role on the day was to use my skills to capture and show off…

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bride and groom posing for the wedding photographer in front of the custom paint gold blockley and sons truck in drighlington

Fun on the Yorkshire Farm- A Wedding Video

My goodness. This West Yorkshire wedding video is going to make you smile. Rebecca and Richard live on the site of their family farm, along with their 3 handsome sons and Richard’s family. We arrived to perfectly lined up ‘Blockley & Son’s’ branded trucks, dodgems all set up, an ice cream cart and a marquee interior you would not know was set up inside a barn on a working farm! And lets not forget the Ian Stuart wedding dress and…

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Being A Recommended Supplier – Wedding Videographer

It is always the BEST FEELING EVER to have yourself added to a list that’s titled ‘recommended suppliers’ at a fabulous wedding venue I’ve LOVED working at. I’d say it’s up there with a handwritten thank you card (or that first sip of a perfectly brewed fancy tea, or bite of a homemade cake…)! And not one I’ve had to beg to be on or even pay to be on (yes that’s a thing, be wary) but to be personally…

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Bride and Grooms having a kiss on their wedding day celebrating national kissing day with love gets sweeter wedding videography quoting gone with the wind and celebrating weddings in Lancashire

National Kissing Day – Weddings!

“You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.” If you don’t know already, it’s what Rhett Butler says to Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With the Wind (one of my favourite films thanks to my Nana). I even have it framed in my kitchen and a card in my office! Well I just had to do a little something to celebrate National Kissing Day didn’t I? With being a wedding videographer and filming so many beautiful weddings…

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Lottie Designs wedding photographer logo from Lancashire fun and colourful

Meet Lottie – Wedding Photographer

Lottie Designs is an incredible fine art, documentary wedding photograper based in the same beautiful county as me, Lancashire. Lottie and I knew each other on social media for a while before we got to work together on a wedding (I have more friends online than I do in the ‘real world’). I knew I was going to LOVE working with her because her style and how she comes across seemed so very similar to me. We both love a…

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The 7 Year Wedding Itch – Wedding Videography Milestone!

This week a little reminder popped up on my phone. Love Gets Sweeter Wedding Films Anniversary, 7 years. Firstly, oops…I’ve obviously been a little preoccupied with all my new website re-branding and getting ready for the launch that I’d not even registered that such a big date was coming up. Secondly, how great are online calendars? Thank you Google! So yes, Love Gets Sweeter celebrates 7 wonderful years of business in the wedding industry. 7 years of film making, filming…

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Daddy holding sleepy babys hand while filming for a newborn lifestyle shoot in burscough, lancashire

Love Gets Sweeter – NEW Family and Newborn Films

Love really does get a little sweeter this valentines day as I officially launch our amazing new collection of family and newborn films (and if you read all the way to the end there may be a tempting introductory offer too)… Lee and I have never been big on the whole ‘Valentines Day’. Our first way back in 2003 was at the Albert Dock in Liverpool (fancy) and Lee splashed out on a posh (and ridiculously overpriced) meal at Est…

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close up of newlyweds hands with wedding rings on outside the church in sandbach

New For Love in 2017 – Wedding Videographer Ormskirk

Love Gets Sweeter Wedding Films will celebrate 7 years of creating beautiful wedding films (or wedding videos as some like to call them) this year. Still sounds crazy. 7 years! Am I getting old…? So what’s new for Love Gets Sweeter in 2017? This year looks like one of the best yet with some very excited newly engaged couples booked in and, as always, some who came to us through recommendations (which I LOVE)! We’re over in Corwen (Wales), Stone,…

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sun set off camera flash set up with A W Photograhy at Hyde Bank Farm wedding venue Stockport, Cheshire

Awesome Wedding Photographers in Lancashire, Manchester and Cheshire

Today I thought I’d share a few links to some of my favourite AWESOME wedding photographers from around Lancashire, Manchester and Cheshire. I’ve had the pleasure of working with so many over the last few years. I can’t share them all but if you head over to my blogs for each wedding you’ll see the list of their wedding suppliers at the very bottom! So for now here are a few from the last year! I know for a lot…

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romantic bride and groom shot staged for wedding video during sunset at summer wedding

Willington Hall Wedding Videography

Having been the chosen wedding videographer at Willington Hall (You can see that gorgeous Willington winter wedding video here) the year before I was really excited to beĀ heading to Tarpoley in Cheshire yet again (it’s becoming one of my favourite wedding venues!). This time I had the pleasure of filming Kath and Matthew’s summer wedding over in Tarpoley and it was certain to be a fabulously fun one as the Bride had lots of surprises planned. This Disney loving couple…

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mr and mrs mcnabb sealed with a kiss during their wedding ceremony at the hillbark hotel in the wirral

Celebrating a Special Hillbark Hotel Wedding Video

Yesterday was our wedding anniversary. Bronze I believe, though we didn’t have a clue what to buy so took a day off instead to celebrate! Back in 2009 I was waking up in our room at The Hillbark Hotel in the Wirral married (and realising I’d left my bra at the hotel I got ready in so had to wear the signed Liverpool shirt I gave my husband the day before and hold my arms in strategic places so no-one…

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owl delivering the rings during a wedding ceremony the Venue in the Liver Building Liverpool

A Colourful Liverpool The Venue Wedding Video

I actually know this Liverpool loving Bride and Groom through a mutual friend and a past love of Insanity workouts in Burscough. I fell pregnant half way through and it was only when I heard from Angharad enquiring about having a wedding video of her amazing wedding at The Venue at The Royal Liver BuildingĀ did we get to catch up again.   Fast forward a good while later (I do love an organised Bride) the big day was finally upon…

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