Engagement Shoot

It still feels like a bit of an ‘American thing’ to have an engagement shoot to some, but I love them!

Unlike a wedding, we get to choose the weather, and during this shoot the weather was truly epic! May I introduce the amazing Suz and Andy to you! Suz is also a photographer, in fact her and her partner photographed my wedding, nearly 14 years ago! Now it’s her turn and I was completely honoured to be shooting her big day!! I’d not met Andy, so the engagement shoot is a great way for us all to spend some time together, and get use to the way I shoot.

Suz picked out an awesome location for the beginning part of the shoot. A bakery and coffee shop, names Bakers in Bolton. If you’ve not been and your close, it’s a must! According to Suz and Andy, brunch there is great…and I can vouch for the cakes and coffee!!

As we were shooting in the cafe we could see the sun was still out so we made a dash for ‘golden hour’ and we were blessed! We found a lovely hill side (traditionally boggy…well it is England!), Andy pulled the car over and we jumped out! Suz and I know what a gift this light is and we made full use of it for sure!

So here are just a few tasters of what we got up to! I can’t wait to see these two get married in only a couple of weeks, they are literally ‘made for each other’ and I can’t wait to document their moment!!

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Alice and Josh get married!!

What an incredible day! Josh and Alice met and feel in love in the wonderful city of Manchester! They planned their big day to take place right at the heart of this fabulous city. The reception was held at the Hilton Hotel in Manchester and the ceremony was held, just up the road, at St. Annes Church.

As you can see from the day, it was filled laughter, joy and love! Alice and Josh run their own music company called Sing Academy and they trained the RNCM  so you can imagine how amazing the music was throughout the day!! One of the most amazing moments was when they joined their evening function band, Funk Brother: Soul Sister and sang the night away! As you can see from the images, they sang their hearts out and the dance floor was the busiest I’ve ever seen it!!

Enjoy the images and thanks to:

Hair and Makeup: Jen Eachus Hair 

Dress: David’s Bridal

Lighting and Sound: MTS

Flowers: Flowers by Harriet 

Music: Funk Brother: Soul Sister

If you’d like to order any prints or see more images from the day please email me lucy@smithimaging.co.uk

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Andrea and Mark’s Wedding day

If you need a reminder of sunnier days then look no further! This beautiful sunny day will be forever remembered in the hearts of Andrea, Mark and their friends!

The venue was Redhouse Farm Barn  which is a stunning, bespoke wedding venue, in the West Midlands. Andrea and Mark are an incredible couple and their day was vibrant, fun, full of great emotions and beautiful friendships. I was truly honoured to be apart of their day, so here is a little window into it!



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Jason and Katy

What an amazing day! Even the rain couldn’t stop these two incredible people having the time of their lives. These two know what it is to over come hardships, and so a little rain was nothing for them… The festival style wedding was such a great way to celebrate these two being united… complete with camp fires, marshmallow and a sparkler send off, Jason and Katy’s wedding was one incredible day! I hope you enjoy…


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Jake and Keren blog

Happy One year Anniversary to the incredible Jake and Keren!

To celebrate their special day, here are a few images from their fabulous day!!





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British Cycling

Well that was one incredible day! Yesterday I had the honour of photographing Bikefest in Birmingham in association with British Cycling. The sun shone and the crowds gathered to join the city ride and to see who the new sponsor of British Cycling would be…I’ll let you find out from the images!!

It was also a complete honour to photograph Sir Chris Hoy who came across as a genuinely amazing guy!
The Golden couple were there too, Jason Kenny and Laura Trott, and they were all smiles in the sunshine.

A massive thanks to the British Cycling for hiring me, I loved it!

So without further ado, here are a few of my favourites!



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Thank you teachers!

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Andrea and Mark’s engagment shoot

Engagement shoots are still thought as ‘an American’ thing…but I love them!!

They give my clients time to settle in front of the camera before their big day. I also get to spend time with them, seeing how they interact with each other and ensuring I capture their ‘best side’. So when Andrea and Mark booked one with me I was so pleased!!

Mark proposed to Andrea on the Clent Hills, so this was the beautiful location for our shoot. Andrea and Mark had watched my video on how to prepare for the shoot (click here to see it!) so they came fully prepared.

The weather was perfect, a slight lazy sun creating a beautiful haze! It did get a little chilly, so a lush blanket came in handy half way through!! It was a great day, I can’t wait for their wedding day in a few weeks time!!


These guys love for each other is so genuine that when I turned my back to take a pic, they were still embracing each other! So awesome!! So here is a grab shot I took, I love the ‘realness’ of it… surrounded by our prop bags, they’re having a moment!!… Don’t forget if you’d like a shoot get in touch: lucy@smithimaging.co.uk or visit www.smithimaging.co.uk for more images


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Delamere Forest


Family time is so super important. So this weekend my hubbie and our little ladies went to Delamere Forest (run by the Forestry Commission) for the first time and we loved it so much I thought I’d share it with you all!

We’ve never been before but they have so much going on!! Our little ladies are 3 and 7, so we went for the new Stick Man Activity Trail.

It was so brilliant!! If you park (£6 for all day) at the cafe (sat Nav CW8 2JD) you can get the activity packs from the cafe for £3 each. In there you get an activity booklet to do on your way around, with extra sheets for bark rubbings. You also get some brown pipe cleaners to make your very own stick man (see below pictures). You also get a little activity booklet to do at home: so a total bargin!!

It wasn’t really very warm when we went but you didn’t notice it because we just ran and walked around finding all the different bits of activities!! Watch the video to find out about what we got up to!

Our girls totally loved it so at the end is a little video clip of our youngest little lady giving you her review!!


Such a great day out for the kids!!





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