Snowy Engagement Shoot At Towneley Park Lancashire

//Sneak Peek - Jessica & John’s Engagement Shoot//

Yesterday I embraced the cold weather and headed to Towneley Park in Burnley for Jessica and John’s engagement shoot! As the snow had been following all week, we had a walk around the woodlands and the Hall grounds to find the best snowy spots!! With the snow as a backdrop and the sun shinning brightly it truly was a beautiful morning. Jessica and John are getting married this year at The Stables Hotel and it was lovely hearing all about their rustic themed wedding.

Guys enjoy your sneak peek!!

Love Laura xx


Stylish Fig House Wedding - Middleton Lodge Wedding Photographer

Jamie & Beth Got Married In Richmond - Yorkshire Wedding Photographer

My word, the Fig House at Middleton Lodge in Richmond North Yorkshire, is quite possibly one of the most beautiful wedding venues I have ever had the pleasure of visiting and shooting at. Last August I was second shooting for Kirsty from Alfred and Co photography for the wedding of Jamie & Beth.

I joined Jamie in the morning with his groomsmen at the Black Horse Pub in Northallerton, for a few pictures of the groom preparations and a quick good luck drink, before we all headed off to the church where Jamie and Beth said ‘I do’ in front of all their family and friends. Jamie and Beth has chosen the Fig House on the Middleton Lodge Estate as their wedding reception venue and I can totally see why. In the warm sunshine their guests were able to sit out relaxing with a drink and a canape’ whilst looking at the flower gardens, it truly was stunning.

Inside the Fig House the main room for holding the wedding breakfast meal, has exposed red brick and lots of large wooden tables, its perfect for a rustic themed wedding. Jamie and Beth had styled their tables with lots of foliage, rose and gold candles - a super stylish wedding!

I really enjoyed being a part of Jamie and Beth’s wedding, Kirsty thank you for asking me to be your second photographer for the day. Have a look at the all the details below, I’ve selected a few of my favourite images from the wedding.

Enjoy, love Laura x

*If you are looking for a wedding photographer and getting married at the Fig House or Middleton Lodge, then send me a message I would love to hear all about your wedding plans.

Cake Smash & Splash For Hallie - Lancashire Family Photographer

Hallie - Cake Smash & Splash Session

Hallie turned one last week and to celebrate she came to see me this morning at my Lancashire home photography studio, for her cake smash and splash session. At first she was a little unsure but then she tasted the huge pastel pink and peach coloured butter creamed cake, from For The Love Of Cake and there was no stopping her, she loved the cake!!

After the smash came the splash part!! I always love seeing the reactions of little ones during these sessions, they pull such funny faces and Hallie was no different!! She loved splashing around and getting everyone wet!!

Enjoy this blog of this beautiful little girls cake smash and splash session.

Love Laura xx

*If you would like to enquire about a cake smash and splash session please contact me here.

Beeston Manor - A Gin Themed Lancashire Wedding!!

Rachel & Scott's Beeston Manor Wedding - Lancashire Wedding Photographer

Beeston Manor is such a lovely venue, set in acres of Lancashire countryside its a converted barn with the wow factor!! Beeston is a family run business and the staff really look after you. My first experience of this beautiful converted farm was last July for Rachel & Scott's gin and blush pink theme wedding. Rachel and Scott love the great outdoors and knew that they wanted a rustic wedding in the countryside. They fell in love with Beeston the minute they visited and knew this would be where they would say ‘I do'.

I met up with Rachel and Scott a couple of times before their wedding to run through plans and what was important to them for their photography, a must have picture of them both with their puppy Baxter was on the cards, and on the day Baxter was super behaved and a little excited that his paw-parents were getting hitched!! Take a look below!!

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I met up with Rachel and her bridesmaids on the morning of the wedding for bridal preparations, this is one of my favourite parts of any wedding! I love the excitement and the hustle and bustle of everyone getting ready for the big day!! Rachel was one of the calmest brides I have seen and was relaxing having her makeup done when I arrived. Throughout bridal preparations I take a mixture of detail pictures and also natural moments of what is happening. Rachel had chosen a beautiful pronovias wedding dress from Foxgloves Bridalwear and it suited her perfectly, with a cathedral length veil with small diamantes she looked every inch the perfect bride. Whilst I was with the girls, my second photographer Jane was with Scott and his groomsmen documenting all the action!!

Although in July, the weather was not on our side and with umbrellas at the ready, the girls headed to Beeston for the wedding ceremony, stormy clouds and torrential rain did not dampen anyone’s spirits on this wedding day, Rachel and Scott were married in a beautifully intimate ceremony surrounded by all their family and friends., and it was a privilege to witness the love they have for each other.

After the ceremony, guests were served champagne and canapes and then sat down to a lovely wedding breakfast. Even though the weather was extremely stormy and unpredictable, we managed to take all the group formals outside which was really lovely and actually made for some stunning backdrops to both the group pictures and the couple portraits!!

The couple had chosen to decorate their tables in a blush pink and gin theme with rustic elements of hessian added and it really did look beautiful. The wedding day was rounded off by a sparkler walk at dusk and then all the guests partied the night away with the newlyweds, to band ‘The Rush’. All in all a bloody good wedding!! Rachel and Scott you guys were amazing, thank you for choosing me as your wedding photographer!! Below are my favourite moments from your awesome day, enjoy!!

Love Laura xx

**If you are looking for your Beeston Manor wedding photographer then send me a message HERE to check if your date is free.

Supplier Love

Venue - Beeston Manor

Florist - Margaret Mason

Cake Maker - Lesley Anne cakes

Dress Details - Foxglove Brides / Pronovias

Suit Details - Slaters

MUA - Rebecca Slater

Hairdresser - Christina Manchocci

Venue Dresser - Creative Cover Hire

 Band - The Rush

Second Photographer - Daisy Chain Photography

 

Laura Duggleby Photography - Best Of 2018!

Lancashire Wedding Photographer - The Best Of 2018!!

Well what a belter of a year it has been, in fact I can’t quite believe that another year has been and gone….!! As we are now in 2019, I’m feeling reflective and so unbelievably grateful. How lucky am I that I get to join so many lovely couples on their wedding days and create treasured memories for them. No two weddings are the same and every wedding is an absolute joy to be a part of!

Professionally, 2018 has been the busiest year for weddings and 2019 is looking like it will be just as busy!! I will be joining couples all over the country and seeing them say ‘I do’ in stately homes, converted barns and country pubs and I can not wait!!

It was a real struggle to try and choose my favourite images, so I have included a selection from all the weddings I have photographed last year, just click on the link and enjoy!!

My diary is almost full for 2019, however, if you are still on the hunt for your wedding photographer - or know someone that might need a photographer - please do send me a message / tag or comment on this post. The diary for 2020 is now open and bookings being taken……yes that is 2020!!!!

If you can’t wait to see if your date is free, then click here to fill in my contact form or if you need to see more, then head over to my blog - just click here, happy viewing!!

Lots of love, Laura xx

Elegant Christmas Winter Wedding At Sparth House Lancashire

//Sneak Peek// A Winter Wedding For Alex & Oliver - Lancashire Wedding Photographer

Alex and Oliver got married!! Such a beautiful wintry wedding at Sparth House in Accrington, with touches of gold, red and mulled wine it really got me feeling Christmassy. Alex and Oliver had a lovely intimate wedding ceremony surrounded by all their family and friends before dancing the night away! Guys enjoy this sneak peek and your first Christmas as husband and wife.

Love Laura xx

A Peaky Blinders Themed Lancashire Wedding At The Whitehall Hotel Darwen

Robyn & Stephen Got Married!! - Whitehall Hotel Darwen Wedding Photographer.

Robyn and Stephen are two of the nicest people you could ever meet and when we were chatting wedding plans and they told me their wedding would be totally themed on The Peaky Blinders, well I just knew it would be amazing and it truly did not disappoint!!

I must admit I’ve been looking forward to sharing more images from this wedding, the details, colours and overall theme are really up my street and with Love Rosie dressing the venue everything looked perfect! Robyn and Stephen had chosen lots of flowers, dressed candelabras with stunning pink hydrangeas, pearls and there were lots of nods to The Peaky Blinders. One thing that was truly unique to their wedding was the cake, it was made entirely of pies!! I’ve never seen this before, but it looked amazing and photographed beautifully!!

I arrived at the Whitehall Hotel in Darwen on the wedding morning to cover some bridal preparations and also to take a few snaps of the guests arriving, I also took the opportunity to get some groom portraits with Stephen who was so excited to be getting married. Stephen and his groomsmen had styled their outfits and looked every inch the 1920’s groomsmen, with flap caps, grandad shirts and pocket watches they looked fab!!

'By order of the Peaky Blinders....go forth and get married.'

Robyn and Stephen were married in a lovely relaxed ceremony with all their family and friends watching, Robyn was given away by both her father and grandfather which was a super special moment and an honour to witness. Following the wedding the bridal party headed outside for some formal group pictures in the gardens at Whitehall Hotel before I whisked the newlyweds away for some relaxed and natural wedding portraits.

Robyn and Stephen it was an honour to be a part of your big day, thank you for choosing me to be your wedding photographer.

Love Laura xx

*If you are on the lookout for your wedding photographer and getting married next year or in 2020 at the Whitehall Hotel, then send me a message.

Supplier Love

Venue - Whitehall Hotel Darwen

Venue Dresser and florist - Love Rosie Venue Decor

Dress - Wed2B

Suit - Slaters

MUA - Shelly Brown

Hairdresser - Browns Salon

Cake Maker - Little Saddleworth Pie Company

Stirk House Wedding - Lancashire Wedding Photographer

Summer Wedding At Stirk House Gisburn For Sarah & Luke!

Do you remember the heatwave of summer 2018? I certainly do, this year has been my busiest yet for wedding bookings and I’m extremely grateful to all my couples, who have chosen me to capture their big days!! Sarah and Luke were married at the beautiful Stirk House in the middle of this heatwave, and on their wedding day we saw the great British summer weather in all its glory!! With lots of sun, dramatic skies and lots of rain it didn't put a dampener on their day and with Stirk House as their venue, it was always going to be a gorgeous wedding!

Stirk House has been on my wish list as a Lancashire wedding photographer and it truly did not disappoint, the wedding team really look after their clients and suppliers.  Dave, the master of ceremonies is a total gent who can't do enough for you - a big thank you needs to go directly to him for helping me all day, thank you x

I met up with Sarah and her bridesmaids as they were getting ready and the fizz was in full flow!! Louise from LouMac was adding the finishing touches to the makeup and Sarah looked stunning in her lace dress and rose flower crown. Sarah and Luke's wedding was truly beautiful, with simple styling, touches of pink roses, gypsophila, and candelabras in the wedding breakfast room, Ashley from Luna Blooms had worked her magic!

Sarah and Luke were married in front of all their family and friends in the ceremony room at Stirk House, its a lovely bright room, perfect for wedding photographers! After a short downpour we headed outside for formal pictures and some lovely portraits, whilst the remaining guests were entertained by Star Wars Characters!! After the wedding breakfast and speeches, I took the newleyweds outside to catch a few more portraits. Stirk House has lots of different backdrops both inside the manor house and outside, so it really is a perfect wedding venue for any season!!

Sarah and Luke I really enjoyed sharing your wedding day with you both, thank you for asking me to be your wedding photographer. Here are my favourite moments from your day!!

If you are getting married at Stirk House in 2019 / 2020 and you are still on the lookout for your wedding photographer, then send me a message!!

Love Laura xx

Supplier Love

Venue - Stirk House

MUA - LouMac

Hairdresser - VJA Hair & Beauty

Cake Maker - Lianne’s Cupcakes

Florist - Luna Blooms

Suit - Slaters

Dress - Stockport Wedding Dress Outlet

Venue Dresser - Creative Design

Autumnal Inspired Boho Bridal Shoot At Thornton Hall Country Park - Skipton Wedding Photographer

Boho Styled Shoot Held At New Wedding Venue - Thornton Hall Country Park!!

Thornton Hall Country Park is a well established family run business, based in Thornton-in-Craven, which is near Skipton. It has been a firm favourite with my two boys, for a number of years, as they love to see and feed all the animals!! But did you know that it has also just become a wedding venue??! Boasting beautiful countryside views, lovely fresh white walls and a fabulous terrace, this stunning stone building is well worth a look if you are planning your 2019 / 2020 wedding.

I recently had the opportunity to shoot at Thornton Hall Country Park with a wonderful team of wedding suppliers on our autumnal boho bridal shoot!! A collective vision, lots of mood boards and discussions set the theme - berry, golds, rustic, boho.

Thornton Hall Country Park was the chosen venue due to it being so new on the wedding scene and also as it is on a real working farm - it was perfect for our shoot, and I knew that we would be able to find some alternative, quirky backdrops to photograph against.

Two very different boho bridal looks became a reality on the day. A gorgeous champagne lace wedding dress with lots of button details and a simple ivory boho dress, both dresses are by designer enzoani and supplied by Anne Whittaker Bridal Wear . Louise from LouMac MUA created two stunning autumnal looks using berry tones and strong lips. Zoey from Bridal Boutique Hair & Makeup created model Rebecca’s gorgeous hair, bespoke stationary was created by Kirsty from K Designs. Kerry from For The Love Of Cake, designed the berry coloured wedding cake and the overall table styling, bouquet and flower crown were made by Jo from Vintage Winter Weddings. One truly amazing dream team, a massive thank you goes to our model for the day Rebecca Morris.

Check out all the details from the day below, there is lots of autumnal bridal and table inspiration to help you plan your wedding for any season!! If you are still on the look out for your wedding dream team then check out the suppliers listed above, they truly are the best of the best - and if you need a wedding photographer….send me a message!

Enjoy, lots of love Laura xx

A Music & Botanical Themed City Wedding At Great John Street Hotel Manchester

//Sneak Peek// Charlotte & Andrew Got Married - Manchester Wedding Photographer

Friday was the wedding day for Charlotte and Andrew and it was my first ever visit to Great John Street Hotel!! I was so excited for their wedding and it truly exceeded all my expectations, the venue is a converted school house, and has stunning views across the city with Beetham Tower as a backdrop! Charlotte made a beautiful bride and had chosen a complete foliage bouquet, now I’m a bit of a sucker for a good bouquet and Charlotte’s made my day……it was stunning!!

Guys have a wonderful honeymoon and enjoy your sneak peek!

Love Laura xx