Wedding Highlights from 2015

It’s always lovely to be able to look back on the past year and 2015 had some wonderful weddings! From al fresco dining in Tuscany to windswept beaches in Scotland, woodland walks to horse drawn carriages, flower-filled marquees to chandelier adorned churches, weddings at home to London palaces – there have been so many special moments it’s hard to choose my highlights…

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Just some of the beautiful locations I was lucky to work in last year…

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I love the way black and white really captures the emotions of  a wedding day…

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A few of my favourite ‘finishing touches’…

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Special details that make each wedding unique and personal…

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From the bridal preparation to the walk down the aisle, the steal-the-show children to the party celebrations…

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2015 was a year full of beautiful colourful wedding flowers…

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I’m so grateful to have been able to capture special wedding memories for all of my couples…

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2015 was a great year, but I’m excited about what 2016 holds! If you’re getting married this year, I have limited availability but would love to talk to you about photographing your wedding.

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Explore London – Lumiere

This January, although the Christmas lights have come down, London has been lit by the Lumiere London installations. This free light festival covered 30 locations across London, grouped around Kings Cross, Mayfair and Piccadilly Circus. There were images and animations (including an elephant!) projected onto buildings, colour changing dresses and an installation made of recycled plastic bottles. However one of the most mesmerising displays was Les Luminéoles – illuminated coloured fish that floated across the sky in graceful patterns. The sites were packed over the four evenings, the incredible installations (and food stalls including the utterly English Tea & Crumpets van!) proving a wonderful way to brighten up January – I hope it can become an annual event.

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You can see more of my photos here.

Photos © Hannah Larkin www.hannahlarkinphotography.com

Henry at 9 months – family photographs

I first photographed Henry when he was just 8 days old. He is now 9 months and although he still loves the knitted toy rabbit I photographed him with as a newborn he seems so grown up! He has a wonderful smile and giggles away as he plays with his mum and dad. He’s learning to walk and I always love to photograph babies at this stage: tiptoeing around holding their parents’ fingers.

My relaxed family photography sessions take place in your home and are great fun for everybody. With two hours there’s no rush, and plenty of time to capture walking, playing, eating and cuddles. Children (and parents) get used to me and my camera, allowing me to get warm, touching, relaxed photos of your family.

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You can see more family photographs on my website – please contact me to talk about a session for your family, I’d love to capture some special memories for you.

Vienna Christmas Markets & Lights

Vienna is a beautiful city to visit at anytime of year, but when the Austrian Christmas Markets are running and the city is strung with a dazzling array of Christmas lights it is really special. Vienna has many Christmas Markets throughout the city – ranging from the spectacular ‘Vienna magic of advent’ and old Viennese Christmas market in Rathausplatz to the stalls in the narrow cobbled streets in Spittelberg’s market. The tall Christmas tree in the Rathausplatz market was decorated in lights the colour of the French flag this year in memory of those who died in the recent attacks in Paris.

All the streets around Stephansdom are filled with strings of intricate golden lights in chandelier, crown and firework patterns. The Maria-Theresien-Platz market is found between two striking buildings – the museum of fine arts and the natural history museum – whilst the university quad in the old AKH has a small market complete with rinks for Bavarian Curling. Karlskirche provides a beautiful backdrop for an arts and crafts market, complete with piles of straw for children to play in! Freyung and Am Hof are very close to one another and offer a lovely mix of stalls including some pottery, glass decorations and artworks that I didn’t spot elsewhere. One of my favourites was the Schonbrunn Palace market, with a stage for carol singers, a lovely mix of food and craft stalls creating a cosy feel in the cold and the beautiful Palace itself lit behind the Christmas tree. Although the market at Belvedere Palace is smaller, I think the incredible reflections still make it worth visiting.

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Read about Slovakia’s Bratislava Christmas market on the blog and visit my website to see more of my travel photography – and please leave any suggestions and tips for future Christmas market trips below!