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It’s the little things that really matter…

When it comes to the most important day of you and your partner’s life, we know that the tiny details are what make the day personal to you, and are what build the unique story of your journey together.

Maybe you’ve spent long evenings creating a stunning button bouquet, or you’ve become more than a little acquainted with the haberdashery department and a hot glue gun. Perhaps the groomsmen have all co-ordinated their best trainers to go with their morning suits. Or maybe you’ve found the perfect pair of heels to wear with the ivory lace gown that has been passed through the generations in your family.

Although those staged shots with all the different bridal party configurations have their place, it is those ‘caught off-guard’ moments and close-up shots of the details that will bring the pictures alive. When you’re looking through the album with your children and grandchildren, reliving the day that was filled with family, happiness, laughter, and love, all the Pinterest boards, bleeding fingers, and hours of shoe-shopping will feel completely and utterly worth it.

A Sunny Morning at Peterborough Market

This week I have been taking my camera for a walk, exploring my hometown and taking full advantage of the spectacular weather. My first destination was Peterborough Market, in the heart of the city. Born and bred in Peterborough, the market holds a special place in my heart, with memories of trying so hard to be on my best behaviour so I can visit the sweet stall to get a bag of ‘mixed fizzies’. More recently its been lovely visiting with my own children to pick up some of the freshest fruit and vegetables you’ll find in the city, and watching them experience this hive of activity filled with colours, scents, and sounds.

This local institution in the heart of the city has an atmosphere all of its own; within the labyrinth of stalls you can find exotic produce, artisanal cakes, every kind of tool and fixture you can imagine, and even some incredible pieces of art created by local residents. Walk across to the food hall and a fantastic array of fresh fish, meat (where else are you going to get your gizzards and wood pigeon?) and other delights are on offer for you to eschew the plastic wrapped supermarket meat in favour of some real flavours.

Finally, when you’ve filled your bags (canvas, of course) with your weekly shop at a fraction of the cost it would be at one of the big shops, you can find a whole host of cafés and stalls selling food from around the globe, with places to sit and watch the world go by.

The market is something we should treasure, giving shoppers a friendly, personal service that you won’t find in supermarkets or shopping centres. Instead of being told to ‘please place the item in the bagging area’, you’ll be told stories of where your items came from, how to get the most out of the produce you’re buying, and a friendly smile and wave that’ll leave you waiting for the next market day to come back and find some new treasures.

This Saturday, 21st July, the fantastic Peterborough Market will be hosting the first Peterborough Food and Music Festival. This new event will feature scrumptious food, live music from Peterborough acts, and cooking demonstrations. There is also the opportunity to apply for a rent-free stall during the month of August. This is a fabulous opportunity for more independent small businesses to showcase their offerings and become a part of this wonderful community. Follow the link below to find out more;

https://www.peterborough-market.org

 

You can find almost anything at the market.

Exploring this hive of scents, colours, and sounds.

 

The freshest produce from local suppliers.

 

Glorious handmade artisan cakes and other delicious baked goods available at Victoria’s Sponge House.

Service with a smile from the great team at Woodland Butchers.

Fantastic artwork and unique prints are also found in this treasure trove.

The fantastic personalities of the stall holders make this market so special.

The friendly faces at Woodland Butchers.

Meet some interesting characters.

Peterborough Market

 

Find your own style at the market.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many of the stallholders have been here for several years and you can feel the warmth that they have for their customers.

Whatever the weather the market is a brilliant place to visit, the sunshine just emphasises the magic.

Tucked away from the fluorescent lights of Queensgate, the market is a breath of fresh air.

Where else would you buy your Jamaican string vest?

Colours, textures, you’ll find it all here.

A perfect place to go treasure hunting.

Winners Announced!

An enormous Thank you to everyone who shared the love and entered my Family Portrait Experience Giveaways!

Congratulations to the winners, Beki Aroroa for the Facebook giveaway, and Jez the winner from the Instagram page. They will each receive a portrait experience worth £175 which includes;

-A relaxed, fun, half-day photo shoot for up to 5 people,
-Password Protected Onlne Gallery,
-10 favourite images as high-resolution files on a branded USB.
-10×8 Print

Thank you again for all your entries, do keep following for more information and giveaways in the future.

If you are looking for a unique family portrait to capture you and your loved ones please do get in contact. Let me capture those precious memories for you, and we’ll have a great time in the process!

http://laurenirvingphotography.co.uk

Don’t call it a comeback, I’ve been here for years

Hola!

Welcome to my new blog. Every day is different in my world and so I’m aiming to keep you all up to date with my adventures through this blog.

Show the real you!

My sparkly new website went live yesterday and to celebrate this I’m offering the chance to win a Portrait Experience worth £175. This will be a great chance to spend some quality time with your loved ones and capture some wonderful images reflecting the unique bundle of loveliness that you are.

To be in with a chance just follow either of the links below to my Instagram and Facebooks pages where there are details of how to enter;

https://www.facebook.com/laurenirvingphotography/

https://www.instagram.com/laurenirvingphotography/

Winners will be announced on 25th June.