Relocation to Cornwall 2019

Moving to Cornwall / Devon

We have finally made the move to the beautiful location of Cornwall, and me and family could not be happier.

We are now living in Launceston, the ‘capital of Cornwall’ which is located on the Cornish / Devonshire boarder leaving us perfectly located to start covering both counties. And of course we will still be venturing out further afield as we shoot U.K wide.

This has been a long planned for goal that has finally become a reality. Cornwall is a place of significance to me and somewhat of a spiritial home. In fact I already feel settled and at home and it has only been a few weeks since arriving - it must be that sea air!!! We are lucky in our location as we not only have the entirety of Cornwall on our doorstep, within easy access, we also have Devon - so we hae the best of both worlds.

We have lots of work to now do - in getting Lucria Creative and our other artisitc endeavours up and running and ourselves rooted in the community… and we can’t wait to get started.

Portugal 2018

Porto Covo Portugal Engagment Wayne and Ana 2018

So this time I have more of a personal blog post. The above picture is the moment I managed to capture a wedding proposal. But unlike most of the other photos I take, this was a self portrait. Yup, that is right. That is me down on one knee (spolier alert) with my now fiancée. So thats right, Ana said yes.

Well actually Ana being Ana, did keep me in suspense for a moment or two, before saying yes! Even at such a time, she was tempted to mess with me, which is just one of the reasons I love her. If you are friends with me or Ana on social media, then you may have read some of the other comments she said, as I was not about to keep them to myself. They were too good not to post and shock. But I wont lower the tone here by repeating them. And for the sharp of eye out there, then you may also notice that Ana is holding a lunchbox. Just a little inside joke between the 2 of us!

It has been a busy time since we both met, with lots going on and never enough time for ourselves. And this was a long overdue trip to visit Ana's family in Portugal. We do try and go over as often as we can manage, but this time it was a slighlty longer trip that we had planned - and if I was going to propose, I wanted to do it in Portugal.

Most of our life events so far are of course here in England - so I wanted Ana to be able to share something big with her family and friends, so being close by and without the news needing to be told over FaceTime makes for a welcome change. If it was not for this I would have asked a long time before now. In all honesty, holding on has been one of the hardest things I have done. It was such an easy question to ask. And the current thinking is that we will get married in Portugal. One of the locations put forward is even hidden in the photo collection here. Let's see if we can make it happen.

Jude Hudson

We even arranged to get a few days away together on our own, for the first time in years, and since our son Jude was born. Jude stayed with his grandparents, and had a great time. With me and Ana heading off to explore a bit more of the country and Ana introducing me to more of her culture as we did so. 

It was only 4 nights away, and they were an eventful 4 days to say the least. We had also put this trip off over the course of the past few years a few times, as life and work and general adulting just kept getting in the way. But finally we were doing it! And it felt good and worth the wait.

This post is going up in August, but the trip was in May. I have, of course, been busy editing other peoples photos, and I thought it's finally time I edit a few of my own before time really gets away from me. And it is lovely, to re-live some of these moments as I do so.

Maia

We caught the train from Porto to Lisbon, where we planned to get a hire car. But this went wrong almost immediately, as we found ourselves without the relevant documentation. So we were stuck! All the plans of getting a rare and short, and what should have been a simple four days away looked to be in tatters. This is what lack of sleep will do to a parent.

With Jude in good hands, and also our dogs back home in England having the time of their lives, we were free for a short while of such responsibilities! Free yes - but now stuck! The whole plan looked to have been derailed at the very start! How could we let this happen! And seemingly there was little we could do about it. Miles away from Ana's family, it looked like we might have to abandon our bookings and head back to Porto, and with my personal macinations taking a bit of a knock to say the least. And of course, I could not even share this worry with Ana as she had no idea of what I was planning. 

But I was optimistic - we would seek to make the most of it, and not head home, but instead make a contingency plan and still get some much needed time together even if I had to once again put my plan on hold.

So while we debated what to do, and when it looked like we had ran out of ideas, a friend of the family came to our rescue. Ana's brother Duarte had arranged for one of his best friends, who lived just outside of the capital near Mafra, to lend us a car! We could not believe our good luck. So after the initial panic, and a short delay, we were off - this time with an Uber to the rescue taking us out of Lisbon and over to Mafra.

What a lovely thing to happen, and for someone to be so kind and to show such generosity was a real turning point and changed on what was a frustrating situation into one of those moments you do not quickly forget.

To add to everything Jose and Ana, who lent us the car, were due to have a baby any day, so to show such kindness, when they must have had other more pressing matters on their mind, made what they did even nicer still. So we thanked them in the best way we could, by taking some family photos for them, baby bump and all (you can see a few by clicking on and through a few shots on the above photo) before heading off as fast as we could to Evora, where our Airbnb host Carla was waiting. 

Evora

We arrived about 6 hours late and a couple of hundred Euros lighter, which considering everything was not half bad. And despite the delay we were still greated with one of the warmest welcomes you could possibly imagine.

We were late, hungry and stressed. And the next day was Ana's birthday, and the only day of the trip that I might possibly find the time to pop the question, or so I summised judging by our already crammed and now changed itinerary. Would it ever happen? I did not want to rush it and spoil anything and I would rather have waited! But I had already waited so long!

We had already missed out on three of our planned site seeing visits, in Cascais, Sintra and Cable da Roca due to our delay, and I felt we might have to mostly bypass Evora as well just to get us back on track somewhat. Things were not going to plan - But this is the whole point of a plan. You make that plan so it is easy to change it if needed. A plan is not a ridgid thing. I had met new people, and we had seen Mafra with it's stunning monestry overlooking a small but perfectly formed town square, and eaten good food and drank even better coffee while we waited, so it was not all bad.

On the evening of our arrival in the Alentejo region, Carla gave us a quick history lesson on the city of Evora, and a handy little map. So the following morning we actually managed to get up early and see some of the sites including the Capela dos Ossos or the Temple of Bones. And without Carla we would surely have missed out on this, as we would have had precious little time, and might not have known where to start. This was a great little visit for Ana as it brought back fond memories of a spur of the moment family outing to the same area, back when she was young, with this being one of the reasons she wanted to make a stop here so she could share it with me.

Finally our mini break away actually felling like a break. And I imagine without the quick thinking of Ana's brother and his friends Jose and Ana's help with the car, not to mention our host Carla's calming and engaging presence when we arrived at our first stop, this story might have been very different indeed. 

After a whistle stop early morning tour of Evora, we needed to make the 3 hour drive to Porto Covo. It was Ana's 34th birthday and we did not want to let the day pass us by with leaving it too late.

Another nice touch from our host was a message to Ana on the morning of her birthday, with a poem by local poet Florbela Espanca, who Ana had mentioned she liked, the evening before and whom our host had reported had decendents who still lived in the local area. I thought this was just an incredibly thoughtful touch, and these kind gestures have made me want to plan another trip to Evora, just so we can get to know our host better.

We arrived in good time to Porto Covo on the 16th, and was met by our new hosts, who showed us around our lovely accommodation that included a pool and was, off in the distance, surrounded by wind turbines. I feel these lend a certain ambiance to a scene. In fact I just love how they look even though I am fully aware not many others share this view point. We also got left a gift of some homemade jam, which especally pleased me as I did not know the fruit it was made with - Nesperas I later learnt, not to mention that it was very tasty indeed. 

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So Porto Covo is where we got engaged and a lovely place it was. In the southwest of the Alentego region on the Vicentine Coast. I even noted the longitude and Latitude of the spot. Because... why not! With a Latitude of 37.8496 and a Longitude of -8.7943 being the coordinates for anyone interested. 

We were lucky enough that evening, after a busy and eventful day, to still have a good bit of time as we made our way out for a short coastal walk, while Ana answered birthday calls wishing her well, that threatened to interrupt my flow as I tried to surreptitiously find a spot and set up my camera in order to capture the moment whilst all the time, acting relaxed and vying with the light which was fading fast. And I think I did a rather fine job if I do say so myself, even though I was juggling with a mix of ideas that included using a drone, an action camera or my main DSLR, which were all along with me for the ride. 

Porto Covo

It was not planned out this way but it was hard not to notice that the place name of where we were staying was a mixture between Porto and Coventry. A strange coincidence one might think?

It was a lovely little coastal town, and we both felt very at home. We explored a little of the town in the short time we were there, and found a lovely restaurant to have some very fresh and tasty local sea food in, with one of the best tasting fish dishes I had ever had, not to mention an octopus salad. We chatted with some friendly locals and it finally felt like a holiday. Porto Covo is a place we need to visit again, and we need to make sure we have a lot more time on hand to make the most of it when we do so.

Porto Covo

Ana made me very happy by saying yes. And I am glad we manged to get our plans back on track so I could ask. We at least have a nice tale to tell after our short but eventful trip. 

Ana is not one for jewelery, and was never into the ideals behind the engagement ring. So this left me with a little work to do in order to set the scene. So I came up with a novel idea of having a close friend of mine, Hannah of Paperwork, create a one off piece of art for me.

Hannah's work needs to be seen - she turns paper back into wood and then turns this wood into art. It is simply amazing. So I asked her to turn a collection of paper items into a ring for me. These items included photos, Judes birth certificate, a new personal note from me to Ana, numerous letters and notes we had sent each other over our time together, as well as the train ticket from our very first date and other such items. Who knew I was such a romantic!

I knew the ring would be a little bigger than a regular engagement ring - but it was not intended to be worn and only meant for the purpose of me asking Ana to marry me, and could then maybe go into a frame and be art in our home. And Hannah did a sublime job. Ana realised that it was her art straight away and hopefully it meant all the more knowing that it was a personal one off commision by a talented artist and close friend. Even though I am fully aware the idea behind this ring might perplex more than a few people out there. But being a bit differnt never did bother me much.

Portugal

The rest of the trip was great. We visited Sagres in the Algarve, and on our last full day away traveled to Setubal, where our amazing hosts Nate and Joana looked after us.

We booked a paddle boarding experience with Nate whose hawaiian centric Mana Kai SUP and diving school is one that I can highly recommend, a larger than life friendly personality, Nate instantly made us both feel at home in some very comfy surroundings. And as a little engagement gift he took us on a personal tour of the area on our way to do some stand up paddling, which ended up being mainly sit down paddling, due to the rare erratic choppy nature of the water that day in the bay and me not wanting to loose my glasses. I did not think that one through!

It was a perfect way to spend our last day away together. We saw some parts of the area that we would just not have seen if it was not for the local knowledge of Nate, as we swung by a local soap drama being filmed, passed the ex-mayer of the towns new abode - which just so happened to be a cave in a local hillside. Not to mention the isolated lagoon now part of a national park in Portugal, where we were to go paddleboarding. 

That evening we even tried some local food with both Nate and his wife Joana joining us. I got to try a dish that Ana had been urging me to give it a go for a while. So when Nate mentioned the local Picanha was especally good, it was a done deal. 

We both had a wondeful time, and left feeling like we made 2 new friends, and with another place on our return and recomendation list.

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On getting back to Porto it was now time to spend our remaining few weeks with Ana's family, and we arrived in time to celebrate her nephew Kikito's birthday.

Ana and her nephew, who is also her Godson, both share the same birthday, with this being one of the reasons we set off on our little trip early on in our stay, so we could be around for the weekend party. Which obviously now carried a certain extra celebratory tone. It was not my plan to upstage the boy I promise.

So the rest of our trip was all about family and was all the more amazing for it. Jude had the time of his life and was the happiest I have ever seen him. There is a very special feeling in Portugal and I feel very at home here. So much so that we started talking of moving or at the very least spending much more time there. Although my soul approves of this idea, I am not sure my waste line will thank me as there is good food everywhere and even better drink. But with family this welcoming, loving and suportive, it will be hard to stay away.

It really was nearly a perfect break away. With only Liverpool FC letting the side down by failing with an unlucky attempt on the champions league final. Better luck next year. If not the champions league it will be the league at the very least.

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Fabulous 3 year old birthday party

Lucria Creative children photograghy

Here we have Vitoria who was turning 3 years old and celebrating at her parents charming Brazilian / Portuguese cafe. All the stops were pulled out with fantastic food and wonderful entertainment in the form of a Disney's Frozen Childrens entertainer. And she even made it snow - the kids loved it and as you can see, the birthday gift loves the camera. 

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Baby, bump and beyond

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Having a family is a special time, and we are here to capture those special moments from the very beginning. From our baby bump / maternity photography shoots, to the first days of your baby's life and onwards as they grow and develop; we can be their for it all.

It is one of the most rewarding parts of the job, to be part of this process, and to be with you as your family grows, capturing those moments for you. It really is quite the honour, and we take this responisbilty seriously.

That is where our 'Watch Me Grow' package comes in, it is all about you, baby, bump and beyond

The idea is, to help you and your family in planning those milestone moments together. To take away the hassle and stress and regrets that comes with missing the chance to capture these special time.

Our 'Watch Me Grow' package is just that! We are with you and your baby as they grow. We plan an initial three photoshoot timeline within the space of a year. This can start at any point - so if we did miss out on the new born photos, don't worry - anytime is a good time to start, rather than not at all!

A typical package might consist of a new born shoot, often within the first 2 weeks after the birth of your child. And if you would like, we can come to you! This is a special time, but one that can also be stressful. This is often the reason people neglect to get some photos done. Life takes over and people often 'make do' with the snaps 'forced' onto them by the hospital photographer. This often leaves you paying over the odds for some simple snapshots that anyone could take. But don't feel bad if you did this yourself. It is of course a nice thing to have, and at that moment in time you are feeling pretty tierd and overwhelmed. And sadley that is what they count on! But if you know that you have a new born shoot planned then you can save your cash when they come calling, and get some wonderful printed products of your new adidtion with the money instead.

The photographs we produce are more than a simple snap shot, you can and should in our opinion record many moments youself with your phone or personal camera. The images we will capture will be works of art that capture the beauty of your baby. We can offer a range of stunning products to adorn your home and to pass on as family heirlooms. And becasue you are booking up in advance, you can sit back and relax. Following the new boen shoot we can catch up 2 more times in the year ahead to capture those changes. You of course can book more, but you at least know that you will have stunning proffesional photography all lined up. And by booking the sessions all at once within our 'Watch Me Grow' Package, you will save not just hassle but money too. Whats not to like?

If you are interested then we would love to hear from you. Just click the link below. 

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Wayne Hudson Lucria Creative family photography coventry, baby, bump, photographer, photoshoot, pregnant, maternity,
Wayne Hudson Lucria Creative family photography coventry, baby, bump, photographer, photoshoot, pregnant, maternity,
Wayne Hudson Lucria Creative family photography coventry, baby, bump, photographer, photoshoot, pregnant, maternity,
Wayne Hudson Lucria Creative family photography coventry, baby, bump, photographer, photoshoot, pregnant, maternity,
Wayne Hudson Lucria Creative family photography coventry, baby, bump, photographer, photoshoot, pregnant, maternity,

Forever Autumn

Lucria Creative, Autumn family photography shoot

I love the autumn. It is quite possibly my favourite time of the year, visually at least! And perfect for creating family memories with a trip to the park for a kick about in the fallen leaves.

It is now the start of December, and the last of the autumn leaves are disappearing as we are fast approaching winter, but we shouldn't let this hinder us in getting some great shots. 

We at Lucria Creative feel that family photography should be about naturally fun images. No fake smiles or stiff, awkward poses here. And the best bit, is that you don't even have to brush your hair if you don't want to. Be messy, be natural, be yourself! So of course the kids love it. And it is just as fun for the parents as well.

Let's get rid of the stress that tends to envelope the house before something such as a school photo or a booked studio appointment with a professional photography studio. We of course can do those studio shots if that is preferred, and for certain photos such as baby or bump shots they are ideal. However, we find that getting the family out and about, as you would often do together anyway, is much better for getting real memories captured, especially when it comes to family photography that the whole family will cherish.

Now of course, not everyone likes to have their photograph taken, and kids can often get shy when someone is asking them to smile, while pointing a camera in their face! Who wouldn't? But nothing gets the kids to ingnore the guys with the camera more than giving them some leaves to kick about and have fun with. 

For our family and chidren photography packages it is all about you and your kids forgetting that they are having a photoshoot. Nothing faked - just real family fun. Bring a ball, a bike or any favourite toy! Friends and family should all be encouraged to get involved. And often, it really is as simple as taking a trip the local park, getting the kids to play like they normally would and letting the magic happen. This time you just have us in tow capturing all those wonderful moments for you.

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Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson, Family photography, Autumn, Coventry, Warwickshire, Photographer
Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson, Family photography, Autumn, Coventry, Warwickshire, Photographer
Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson, Family photography, Autumn, Coventry, Warwickshire, Photographer
Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson, Autumn family photography, Coventry, Warwickshire
Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson, Family photography, Autumn, Coventry, Warwickshire
Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson, Family photography, Autumn, Coventry, Warwickshire, Photographer
Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson, Family photography, Autumn, Coventry, Warwickshire, Photographer
Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson, Family photography, Autumn, Coventry, Warwickshire, Photographer
Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson, Family photography, Autumn, Coventry, Warwickshire, Photographer
Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson, Family photography, Autumn, Coventry, Warwickshire, Photographer
Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson, Family photography, Autumn, Coventry, Warwickshire, Photographer
Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson, Family photography, Autumn, Coventry, Warwickshire, Photographer
Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson, Family photography, Autumn, Coventry, Warwickshire, Photographer
Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson, Family photography, Autumn, Coventry, Warwickshire, Photographer
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Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson, Family photography, Autumn, Coventry, Warwickshire, Photographer
Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson, Family photography, Autumn, Coventry, Warwickshire, Photographer
Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson, Family photography, Autumn, Coventry, Warwickshire, Photographer
Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson, Family photography, Autumn, Coventry, Warwickshire, Photographer
Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson, Family photography, Autumn, Coventry, Warwickshire, Photographer

Click the video below to see a little more information on our autumn inspired family photography shoots. 

Wayne Hudson. Lucria Creative.

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Lucria Creative Family Party Photography

Become a host, for one of our 'House Party Family Photography' days.

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Become a host of one of our ‘House Party Family Photography Days’. All you need to do is invite your friends and their children around to your home, or a chosen venue, as you might do anyway when the chance arises for a get-together. We can even all meet at your home, and take a group trip to a local park, as part of the day, for some relaxed, natural and fun photo opportunities.  

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Play host and reap the rewards, as we photograph all the children and their present family members who wish to be part of the experience. And because you are booking us as a group, you benefit from a discounted rate, saving over half the amount on our Family Prime Package. Plus a whole host of other benifits that are included, such as discounted rates on printed products and even money off other family photography packages, should you wish to take advantage of more time in front of the camera for you and your family. And as the host, you get all of this and more for free - just for hosting your own friends!

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Family photography

Children of all ages are welcome, including new born babies. And time will be taken to photograph children individually, along with their present parent/s or guardian/s as well as in playful group settings with friends.

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Wayne Hudson Lucria Creative family photography coventry
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If your group consists of new borns babies, or very young children, or there are a few younglings of varying ages present in the group, then this is okay too. Everyone is welcome. We will set up a small portable studio in order to capture some stunning shots.

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All guests will receive: 

2 x 12x8” prints. And at least 5 high resolution* artistic edits of selected images from the day.

An online viewing gallery, that is password protected, with options for direct print purchases of individual images that will also be made available to the group. Here you will find your 5 artistic edits, plus many more that may have been taken during the day. 

Anyone pre-ordering images, either before or on the day, will benefit from a substantial discount on prints and framed products. Discounted additional family shoots are available for guests also.  

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Wayne Hudson Lucria Creative family photography coventry
Wayne Hudson Lucria Creative family photography coventry
Wayne Hudson Lucria Creative family photography coventry

And the best bit is, as the host, you benefit from all the above that your guests recieve, for free, plus a free additional family location photography shoot. And for every £25 extra your guests spend on additional printed and framed products, you will get given 1 print credit, which by way of example is worth 1 x 12x8” print. So the more your guests buy, the more print credits you get,  the more free prints of your children and family you can order, all at zero cost to youself. For higher guest orders, this soon translates to huge discounts off other printed products as well, such as framed prints. You also get the discounted print product rate to use at any time on your print collection should you wish to place a separate order yourself. A minimum number of 5 children applys, and if you double this amount, then you also double the amount of images and artisitc edits that you get as a reward. 

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Family photography

If any guests would like to host their own party, then they too can benefit from the above as a host. 

For more information please contact Wayne on 07590535622 / wayne@lucria-creative.com or via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lucriacreativestudio/ 

or click below:

 

We look forward to hearing from you. 

 

Kaz + Emma: Eastbourne Wedding

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When Kaz and Emma Erridge say they met on a rowdy night out it doesn’t explain the full story.

“Myself and a group of my friends arrived in Kaz’s bar and she proceeded to eject us as quickly as we had landed. Myself and my mates loved football on TV, a few beers and could be somewhat loud,” Emma, 37, explains.

That was 11 years ago, and the Eastbourne couple’s paths didn’t cross again until 2015.

“Kaz applied for a job at the company I had worked at for some years. From that day forward our relationship instantly grew,” Emma says. And Kaz is well known for taking no nonsense in her boozers. 

“The proposal was in in line with how busy we were and not the most romantic, but whilst both at work one night, I called Kaz and asked her to marry me. She said yes straight away. A more romantic evening was to follow.”

Busy work lives also made it difficult for the couple to plan their wedding.

“Every minute we did have together was spent organising, planning and making things for the wedding with the help of some very special friends and family,” Emma says.

What started as a small, intimate affair quickly grew as Emma and Kaz, wanted to share their special day with more and more people.

Friends and family watched on as the couple wed at Eastbourne Town Hall. Following the simple registry office ceremony, the celebrations continued at The Counting House, a historic local pub where the fun really began. 

“We would not change anything about the planning of the day and we enjoyed the day we really had actually planned. I can’t say that anything went wrong at all,” Emma says.

Surrounded by their close friends and family, the day was a beautiful day for all involved.  

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Wayne Hudson, Imagery by hudson, lucria creative, photography, photographer, wedding, bride, Coventry, Warwickshire, Eastbourne
Wayne Hudson, Imagery by hudson, lucria creative, photography, photographer, wedding, bride, Coventry, Warwickshire, Eastbourne
Wayne Hudson, Imagery by hudson, lucria creative, photography, photographer, wedding, bride, Coventry, Warwickshire, Eastbourne
Wayne Hudson, Imagery by hudson, lucria creative, photography, photographer, wedding, bride, Coventry, Warwickshire, Eastbourne
Wayne Hudson, Imagery by hudson, lucria creative, photography, photographer, wedding, bride, Coventry, Warwickshire, Eastbourne
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Wayne Hudson, Imagery by hudson, lucria creative, photography, photographer, wedding, bride, Coventry, Warwickshire, Eastbourne
Wayne Hudson, Imagery by hudson, lucria creative, photography, photographer, wedding, bride, Coventry, Warwickshire, Eastbourne
Wayne Hudson, Imagery by hudson, lucria creative, photography, photographer, wedding, bride, Coventry, Warwickshire, Eastbourne
Wayne Hudson, Imagery by hudson, lucria creative, photography, photographer, wedding, bride, Coventry, Warwickshire, Eastbourne
Wayne Hudson, Imagery by hudson, lucria creative, photography, photographer, wedding, bride, Coventry, Warwickshire, Eastbourne
Wayne Hudson, Imagery by hudson, lucria creative, photography, photographer, wedding, bride, Coventry, Warwickshire, Eastbourne
Wayne Hudson, Imagery by hudson, lucria creative, photography, photographer, wedding, bride, Coventry, Warwickshire, Eastbourne
Wayne Hudson, Imagery by hudson, lucria creative, photography, photographer, wedding, bride, Coventry, Warwickshire, Eastbourne
Wayne Hudson, Imagery by hudson, lucria creative, photography, photographer, wedding, bride, Coventry, Warwickshire, Eastbourne
Wayne Hudson, Imagery by hudson, lucria creative, photography, photographer, wedding, bride, Coventry, Warwickshire, Eastbourne
Wayne Hudson, Imagery by hudson, lucria creative, photography, photographer, wedding, bride, Coventry, Warwickshire, Eastbourne
Wayne Hudson, Imagery by hudson, lucria creative, photography, photographer, wedding, bride, Coventry, Warwickshire, Eastbourne
Wayne Hudson, Imagery by hudson, lucria creative, photography, photographer, wedding, bride, Coventry, Warwickshire, Eastbourne
Wayne Hudson, Imagery by hudson, lucria creative, photography, photographer, wedding, bride, Coventry, Warwickshire, Eastbourne
Wayne Hudson, Imagery by hudson, lucria creative, photography, photographer, wedding, bride, Coventry, Warwickshire, Eastbourne
Wayne Hudson, Imagery by hudson, lucria creative, photography, photographer, wedding, bride, Coventry, Warwickshire, Eastbourne
Wayne Hudson, Imagery by hudson, lucria creative, photography, photographer, wedding, bride, Coventry, Warwickshire, Eastbourne
Wayne Hudson, Imagery by hudson, lucria creative, photography, photographer, wedding, bride, Coventry, Warwickshire, Eastbourne
Wayne Hudson, Imagery by hudson, lucria creative, photography, photographer, wedding, bride, Coventry, Warwickshire, Eastbourne
Wayne Hudson, Imagery by hudson, lucria creative, photography, photographer, wedding, bride, Coventry, Warwickshire, Eastbourne
Wayne Hudson, Imagery by hudson, lucria creative, photography, photographer, wedding, bride, Coventry, Warwickshire, Eastbourne
Wayne Hudson, Imagery by hudson, lucria creative, photography, photographer, wedding, bride, Coventry, Warwickshire, Eastbourne
Wayne Hudson, Imagery by hudson, lucria creative, photography, photographer, wedding, bride, Coventry, Warwickshire, Eastbourne
Wayne Hudson, Imagery by hudson, lucria creative, photography, photographer, wedding, bride, Coventry, Warwickshire, Eastbourne
Wayne Hudson, Imagery by hudson, lucria creative, photography, photographer, wedding, bride, Coventry, Warwickshire, Eastbourne
Wayne Hudson, Imagery by hudson, lucria creative, photography, photographer, wedding, bride, Coventry, Warwickshire, Eastbourne
Wayne Hudson, Imagery by hudson, lucria creative, photography, photographer, wedding, bride, Coventry, Warwickshire, Eastbourne

Marc + Clare: Before they say 'I do'

Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson,  Wedding, bride, photography, coventry, Getting ready, images, morning, the day of

The morning of a wedding day is one of the most intense mornings you can imagine. Emotions are high and everyone is busy. There is often a mixture of laughter, tears, happiness and a touch of intrepidation. After all, this day is often the culmination of a lot of hard work and planning, and you want the the day to go off with one hitch and one hitch only. No unexpected problems will be allowed to get in the way. 

This set of images were taken at a recent wedding, where the bride to be, Claire, was surrounded by close friends and family all chipping in and making the day start off the way it should. 

I love moments like this. They are very personal, and it is no small thing to allow a photographer in during such a time. I always feel very privileged to be allowed to witness such moments in people's lives. And to be with the bride and groom, and their families, from the very start is my favourite way to kickstart a wedding day photoshoot. 

Arriving to the house early, in Coventry, the house is abuzz with life. The option of tea and Champagne is on offer. And the clock is ticking down. It is moments like this when our friends and family really show us their value. And without them we often would not make it, which is often true of life. Claire's family, and friends, as well as getting themsleves ready, were all chipping in, and helping the bride, and doing an amazing job, as you can see for yourself. 

Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson,  Wedding, bride, photography, coventry, Getting ready, images, morning, the day of
Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson,  Wedding, bride, photography, coventry, Getting ready, images, morning, the day of
Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson,  Wedding, bride, photography, coventry, Getting ready, images, morning, the day of
Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson,  Wedding, bride, photography, coventry, Getting ready, images, morning, the day of
Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson,  Wedding, bride, photography, coventry, Getting ready, images, morning, the day of
Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson,  Wedding, bride, photography, coventry, Getting ready, images, morning, the day of
Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson,  Wedding, bride, photography, coventry, Getting ready, images, morning, the day of
Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson,  Wedding, bride, photography, coventry, Getting ready, images, morning, the day of
Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson,  Wedding, bride, photography, coventry, Getting ready, images, morning, the day of
Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson,  Wedding, bride, photography, coventry, Getting ready, images, morning, the day of
Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson,  Wedding, bride, photography, coventry, Getting ready, images, morning, the day of
Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson,  Wedding, bride, photography, coventry, Getting ready, images, morning, the day of
Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson,  Wedding, bride, photography, coventry, Getting ready, images, morning, the day of
Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson,  Wedding, bride, photography, coventry, Getting ready, images, morning, the day of
Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson,  Wedding, bride, photography, coventry, Getting ready, images, morning, the day of
Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson,  Wedding, bride, photography, coventry, Getting ready, images, morning, the day of

Mark + Lizzie: A Christmas marriage proposal leads to a wedding in a summer garden

Moxhull Hall, Sutton Coldfield, Mark and Lizzie, Elizabeth, O'Donnel, Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson,  Wedding, bride, groom, photography, coventry

It was a Christmas never to forget for Lizzie Reddell and Mark O’Donnel, with Mark proposing in the most unexpected way.

The couple, were at home on Christmas Eve enjoying a romantic meal together. “Afterwards, we then sat in Christmas jumpers watching Love Actually,” explains Lizzie. Carol singers arrived at the door and Lizzie reluctantly answered, not really in the mood. But during the second carol, Mark disappeared and then reappeared on one knee behind the carolers! “I couldn’t hold it together, and agreed to marry Mark by nodding and sobbing,” laughs the bride.

They married at their garden wedding on August 16, 2015, The ceremony and reception both took place at Moxhull Hall, Sutton Coldfield, decorated under the inspiration of a summer garden party, and with the weather staying sublime throughout, where we photographed their big day, which happned to be on their seven year anniversary.

A wonderful bride and groom who knew eactly what they wanted from their photographers. And the pictures show this. 

Moxhull Hall, Sutton Coldfield, Mark and Lizzie, Elizabeth, O'Donnel, Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson,  Wedding, bride, groom, photography, coventry
Moxhull Hall, Sutton Coldfield, Mark and Lizzie, Elizabeth, O'Donnel, Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson,  Wedding, bride, groom, photography, coventry, rings
Moxhull Hall, Sutton Coldfield, Mark and Lizzie, Elizabeth, O'Donnel, Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson,  Wedding, bride, groom, photography, coventry
Moxhull Hall, Sutton Coldfield, Mark and Lizzie, Elizabeth, O'Donnel, Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson,  Wedding, bride, groom, photography, coventry
Moxhull Hall, Sutton Coldfield, Mark and Lizzie, Elizabeth, O'Donnel, Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson,  Wedding, bride, groom, photography, coventry
It was a Christmas never to forget for Lizzie Reddell and Mark O’Donnel, with Mark proposing in the most unexpected way.
Moxhull Hall, Sutton Coldfield, Mark and Lizzie, Elizabeth, O'Donnel, Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson,  Wedding, bride, groom, photography, coventry. first look
Moxhull Hall, Sutton Coldfield, Mark and Lizzie, Elizabeth, O'Donnel, Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson,  Wedding, bride, groom, photography, coventry
Moxhull Hall, Sutton Coldfield, Mark and Lizzie, Elizabeth, O'Donnel, Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson,  Wedding, bride, groom, photography, coventry
Moxhull Hall, Sutton Coldfield, Mark and Lizzie, Elizabeth, O'Donnel, Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson,  Wedding, bride, groom, photography, coventry
Moxhull Hall, Sutton Coldfield, Mark and Lizzie, Elizabeth, O'Donnel, Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson,  Wedding, bride, groom, photography, coventry
Moxhull Hall, Sutton Coldfield, Mark and Lizzie, Elizabeth, O'Donnel, Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson,  Wedding, bride, groom, photography, coventry
Moxhull Hall, Sutton Coldfield, Mark and Lizzie, Elizabeth, O'Donnel, Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson,  Wedding, bride, groom, photography, coventry
Moxhull Hall, Sutton Coldfield, Mark and Lizzie, Elizabeth, O'Donnel, Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson,  Wedding, bride, groom, photography, coventry
Moxhull Hall, Sutton Coldfield, Mark and Lizzie, Elizabeth, O'Donnel, Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson,  Wedding, bride, groom, photography, coventry
Moxhull Hall, Sutton Coldfield, Mark and Lizzie, Elizabeth, O'Donnel, Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson,  Wedding, bride, groom, photography, coventry
Moxhull Hall, Sutton Coldfield, Mark and Lizzie, Elizabeth, O'Donnel, Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson,  Wedding, bride, groom, photography, coventry
Moxhull Hall, Sutton Coldfield, Mark and Lizzie, Elizabeth, O'Donnel, Lucria Creative, Wayne Hudson,  Wedding, bride, groom, photography, coventry, first dance