Blue Orchid Boutique Styled Shoot: 30 James St

Blue Orchid Boutique Styled Shoot: 30 James St

Pixsmiths are deighted and proud to be part of a a luxury one-stop-wedding-shop with like-minded and quality, high-end wedding suppliers at The Blue Orchid Wedding Boutique.
Our first collaboration photo shoot, took placeat 30 James St – Home of the Titanic and we are thrilled it has been featured on the leading blog, Brides Up North!

Photographys – Pixsmiths Creative Photography Dave and Sandy Smith
Stationery – Pink Sherbet Designs Cheryl Carden
Flowers and Origami – The Blue Orchid Katey & Ed Burke and Anne Murphy
Cake – Bella’s Cake Pantry – Sue Gates
Venue Dressing – Elegant Twist – Melanie Nolan
Venue – 30 James Street – Home of the Titanic

It showcases brilliantly how we can all combine to give you a bespoke co-ordinated theme and look to your day and all be prettily photographed for those lasting memories.
The inspiration for this shoot first came from  Cheryl of Pink Sherbert Design’s gorgeous stationery – the Ava collection –  with hues of coral and navy, very contemporary.
All the suppliers had great enthusiam for this sheme and each took it on board to bring about the stunning co-ordinated look. We think flowers around a table plan are totally on trend and look amazing.  Sue’s cake was equally gorgeous and matched the theme perfectly. Our thanks to 30 James St, home of the titanic, a stunning Liverpool city centre location, for thie hospitality.

See what you think and check out the full blog from Brides up North…/dainty-daisies-a-spring-styled-bridal-s…

We look forward to our next collaborative shoot with the Blue Orchid Boutique dream team and hope you’ll be inspired by our collective creativity!

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Beccy and Rob Married! Wirral Christian Centre and Brook Meadow

Beccy and Rob Married! Wirral Christian Centre and Brook Meadow

We had so much fun with Beccy and Rob on their pre-wed shoot we knew their wedding would be amazing – and we weren’t wrong!

We started with bridal preps –  a thoughtful touch was each bridesmaid doing up a few of Beccy’s buttons on her oh so elegant fitted dress…but left the last few for mum.
A lovely ceremony took place at the Wirral Christian Centre, so much joy shared among so many friends and family.  There was an audible gasp as Beccy made her entrance, she looked stunning. and even the minister said, “wow that was an entrance”! Someone commented she looked like a blonde Kate Middleton,
A bit of a downpour as they were due to exit, we hummed and  ahhhed over the confetti shot they really wanted on the steps  and finally we got it as the rain subsided..and for those that missed it we did another one at their reception at Brook Meadow.  We love confetti shots so was an added bonus to get two!  Brook Meadow is a lovely venue, staff very experienced and helpful.  Lots of nooks and crannies in the gardens for those special bridal portraits, so glad we had plenty of time before the wedding breakfast.   Singing and dancing went on well into the evening and  a photo booth to enjoy too.  We had a fantastic day with Rob and Beccy and we wish them much happiness now and in the future.  They have a full on-line gallery of over 700 are just a few of those special moments we love to capture.  Prints and digital downloads can be made via the client gallery if you wish.

Ceremony: Wirral Christian Centre
Reception:: Brook Meadow
Make-up: Make up by Kathryn
Photography: Pixsmiths Creative Photography





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Gorgeous new Wedding Albums

Gorgeous new Wedding Albums

We are super excited to unveil the contents of two boxes that arrived not so long ago. Two beautiful new albums from a professional album company we love to use.

They recently streamlined their album design and ordering process and that along with the modern, contemporary cover options it was a no-brainer. Quality and customer service from our album suppliers are super important to us – we carefully research all our products for you. They are flushmount albums – professionally printed images on hardboard which can be spread across 2 pages to make beautiful panoramic images. Beautiful wrapped in a cloth swag bag and boxed for safekeeping. We love these new albums and are confident that you will love them too. One album is sized 10 x 10 with a plain cover, in a soft, subtly textured synthetic material that is luxurious to the touch, with two deep impressions on the spine side, to create a subtle yet distinctive panel effect.

The second album is A4 sized, bound in luxuriously soft faux leather and features an acrylic panel on the front cover on the reverse of which an image is mounted to create a truly personalised and contemporary album.  The album colours are normally black or ivory but other colours are also available from a comprehensive collection of quality materials. Various size options are available – smaller, larger and parent albums – just ask us for details. These gorgeous albums, shout quality and will really showcase your wonderful wedding images or even engagement session images for years and years to come.  An album to treasure for you and generations to come.

Anyway enough words lets take a peak inside the boxes…

Pixsmiths on Pinterest

Pixsmiths on Pinterest

Have you seen the  latest social media buzz of 2012, Pinterest?  Its a n online pinboard to organize and share things you love. Now you can find Pixsmiths on Pinterest too.
You’ll see the “Pin It” button underneath our blog posts. Click this and you can pin pictures that you love to your own boards.

Its a great concept – a multitude of uses:

As photographers we love it as its  more image based than twitter of facebook. Its well known that pictures create inspiration and conversation.
Brides you  will love it to create mood boards of ideas for your own wedding and gather inspiration from other pinners.

Not just weddings but also travel, – your honeymoon destination, places you’ve been to.
Food, that tempts you.
Ideas for a home makeover.

You get the picture…. you can create virtual boards for whatever theme you want.

Add comments and likes  – get your friends and family’s opinions and suggestions in one easy way.

For example Pixsmiths are looking at some new logos for the website and have made some few suggestions on  a logo board so we can get feedback.   Soon we’ll have board for venues, shoes, dresses, favour ideas etc

Jamie Swanson,photographer and owner of the Modern Tog Blog has written a great article all about Pinterest for photographers and its many uses. Lots of great ideas there so please go read.

So go on everyone get inspired and get pinning!



Amy and Ian Pre Wed Session

Amy and Ian Pre Wed Session

There is a wonderful community spirit amongst the folk of West Kirby.  A few months back Pixsmiths, Wirral Wedding Photographers called upon Amy of Slinky Media fame to ask about some portrait pics for our website. Well AJ was fabulous, not only took great photos for us but  also did them as  a favour and gave us all the files too.  So it was a real pleasure to be able to take some couple pics of Amy and Ian, who get married next May on their farmhouse.  A little nerve racking at first as Amy is a wonderful photographer herself, we considered it a real honour to be asked to shoot them.  Amy had her make-up done  that day and in return was taking some christening pics for the MUA – see the love keeps going around! It was a really enjoyable session as they are such a fun loving couple, very at ease in front of the camera as well as behind!  We had a little stroll around their favourite walking area just by their home. and also enjoyed Amy’s chocolate cake (very yummy).  So glad they now have some good images of themselves – they deserve it.
Can’t wait for their wedding next year – it will be very Amy and Ian with lots of family, friends and fun on the farm.   There will also be a “rock the frock” or “Trash the Dress” session too – so keep an eye out for that :-). Below some favs from the session.


The VW Beetle is Amy’s pride and joy, she won’t part with it so of course we had to include it in the shoot 😉

Interested in having an engagement or couples shoot, then don’t hesitate to contact us we just adore these sessions.