Intimate  Sheldrakes Restaurant Wedding Coverage: Debbie & Jonathan

Intimate Sheldrakes Restaurant Wedding Coverage: Debbie & Jonathan

Intimate Sheldrakes Restaurant Wedding Dee Estuary

Sheldrakes Restaurant Wedding

We always love having an intimate Sheldrakes Restaurant wedding to shoot.  Its a fab wedding venue right on the Dee estuary and local to us.
We often cover ceremony, family pics and portraits here for an affordable wedding photography solution
Not everybody wants full day coverage and we are glad we can be flexible being such a local Wirral venue.

Jonathan and Debbie booked us for such a package – and its surprising how much can be covered in this time.
A relaxed day with guests enjoying a drink on teh terrace before the ceremony
A joyful Sheldrakes Restaurant wedding – a lovely touch was Jonathan waiting at the top of the aisle for Debbie.
Her proud dad handing her over and then letting the two of them walk together the rest of the way down the aisle to get married.

It was a bit of an overcast day but we got through the family groups and portraits in the nick of time.
Literally just as  the raindrops started to fall!
Happily by then it was time for the wedding breakfast to begin so all was well and everyone kept dry.

Jonathan and Debbie thank you for being such a great couple and asking us to cover your intimate wedding
It was a joy to see you enjoy each others company so much and all teh giggles you shared.
We wish you much happiness.

ceremony set up Sheldrakes wedding

happy bride and groom entering wedding ceremony at Sheldrakes

wedding reception detail Sheldrakes wedding


Are you looking for a similar sheldrakes wedding coverage?  We would love to hear from you.  Ask about our special wedding packages for Sheldrakes wedding



Leasowe Castle Wedding Photography: Kathryn & Chris

Leasowe Castle Wedding Photography: Kathryn & Chris

Leasowe Castle Wedding Kathryn & Chris

Such a pleasure to capture this couple’s  Leasowe Castle Wedding day.
Such a fun loving couple as we found out on their pre wedding shoot
With Chris  being a  keen photographer himself we knew how important images were
We were delighted they booked us to capture their day

Wedding Day Preps

An early 11.00am ceremony meant an early start for us at the hair Salon Imagine near their home.
Bride 3 bridesmaids, flower girl and various relatives all getting ready made for a busy time there but all relaxed and a great start to the day mingling with the girls.
meanwhile the guys were getting ready at Leasowe Castle
We got some details and getting ready shots at the home later before heading to the church – St Joseph’s just a few minutes away.
Adored Kathryn’s dress from Tiffany’s  – a Ronald Joyce design with a boat neckline and lace sleeved and bodice – just divine and so suited her
– Realised later this came off to give a different look for the evening – what a clever idea!

Wedding Ceremony

We love shooting at St Joseph’s in Birkenhead  we can cover great angles from the front and beautiful overviews from the balcony at the back.
Kathryn looked radiant as her Dad in his Sailor’s uniform escorted his daughter to her waiting groom.
Kathryn opted to have her veil over as she made her entrance  – a tradition we love for a church wedding
You could see from Chris’s face when we saw Kathryn at the altar how blown away he was with his bride.
Lets not forget Mac their dog too who was happy to be present for the ceremony and looked so cute in his bow tie.

A short Catholic ceremony – just readings and vows so it was soon out for a few groups and then whisked off to Leasowe Castle for a few portraits.
The Leasowe Castle wedding breakfast was bang on time for sitting down at 1.30pm.
Chris and Kathryn were played in by a surprise bagpiper.

Leasowe Castle Wedding Reception

The Castle Suite looked fabulous, being dressed by Embrace Events.  The favours of bottles of Limoncello wass reference to Italy where they got engaged during a boat trip to Positano
Lovely to see that Chris’s aunt who lives in beautiful Amalfi coastal town of Positano made the trip over for the wedding.
Time to eat and then speeches after the meal.  Being an early reception we had plenty of time for a few more portraits around the Leasowe Castle
Evening entertainment provided by   Boothtube went down well as did the sweet cart, cupcakes and doughnuts!

What a wonderful day you had Kathryn and Chris and so happy we could share your day>
Lovely to work alongside your uni friend of Jo Gendle films too, as we both enjoy an unobtrusive style.
Wishing you much happiness love Sandy & Dave x


bride and groom arrival Leassowe Castle wedding

bride and groom portrait Leassowe Castle wedding

Leassowe Castle wedding reception venue dressing Embrace Events

Cute to see Mac being included in the details too  with this cake topper

Leassowe Castle wedding reception, couple ushered in by bagpiper

speeches reaction Leassowe Castle wedding Castle suite

couple portraits Leasowe Castle wedding day

night shot of Leasowe Castle

Flowers – Flourish Flowers
Photographer: Pixsmiths Creative Photography
Video: Jo Gendle Films
Venue Dresser – Natalie at Embrace Events
Sweets – Zara Whyte
Cars: Barringtons
Boothtube for photobooth.
Dress – Ronald Joyce at Tiffanys
Suits – Attire, Mill Lane, Wallasey
Venue – Leasowe Castle

Leasowe Castle weddings are very popular its a main venue for weddings on the Wirral
Its local to us too so if you are planning your day here and like what you see of our style we’d love to hear from you
Please fill out our contact form and we will get back to you.

Rachel and Gareth – Pre-Wed

Rachel and Gareth – Pre-Wed

Its not long til the April wedding of Rachel and Gareth so time for a pre-wed shoot – the first of many coming up this spring. The beautiful village of Port Sunlight was the chosen location. Bright but cold, wrapping up warm for a few shots and then a hot chocolate in the Lady Lever Art Gallery cafe was the order of the day.

Gareth and Rachel’s wedding will take place at the Floral Pavilion, in New Brighton – a lovely airy light wedding venue. Gareth, an army Royal Engineer will be in uniform – the first of our army weddings this year which we are looking forward to. Until then here’s a few fav pics from their shoot from last weekend.

RAchel and

Interested in a pre-wed or a couple shoot with the friendly Wirral wedding photographers, Pixsmiths.? then please get in touch., we ‘d love to hear from you.

These sessions are a great way to get to know a photographer before a wedding day or simply to have some beautiful images as a  precious keepsake of a beautiful relationship.

More Gorgeous Albums – Made with Love

More Gorgeous Albums – Made with Love

Back from a refreshing break in Mexico, Wirral wedding photographers, Pixsmiths, were excited to take delivery of two more stunning albums we’d love to show you. You may recall an earlier post with two other album options.

First a luxurious bespoke designed Italian Album  – the finest Italian wedding album supplier.  They are stunning, with completely lay flat pages with a silky texture, so gorgeous and smooth. Really a fantastic way  to showcases your beautiful wedding images.

The cover has a contemporary Ostrich pattern this can be in  black, red or white, as shown here, with a contrasting black vertical strip with integral double aperture for two images of your choice.

Its a beautiful album, thick pages on a board – just shouts of quality.




Our other new album is handcrafted in the Northwest – equally beautiful – they look great with a photocover or fabric – various colour and patten options  Leather and acyclic options are coming soon too.Lay flat style too, so great for panoramic spreads.  Boards on this are thinner but thick options also available. Its great to support local companies too, especially with such beautiful products.

Various sizes and parent copies are available for both of these album choices.

We love to give you the great choice  and variety of albums, carefully researched as quality products, something to suit everyone’s style and taste.

We are confident you’ll love these albums, we do!  – but don’t take our word for it – come and see for yourself – there’s nothing like holding them in your hands for yourself. Albums can vary so much its a must to see them before deciding on your investment.  Your beautiful wedding deserves to be recorded beautifully, not just with images but a stylish, contemporary album that will be treasured for years to come.

Want to see for real and have a chat about your wedding?  call us or contact us we’d love to hear from you 🙂

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!