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I’ve been having a lovely email chat with Northamptonshire wedding photographer Aaron Collett since May, when he got in touch to share Hannah and Nathaniel’s fabulously colourful wedding on English Wedding Blog. Two days before the wedding took place, Aaron had already emailed to tell me, “They get married this Saturday and I think its going to be awesome…” – it really, really was!

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Photo credit: Northampton wedding photographer Aaron Collett www.aaroncollettphotography.co.uk

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This enthusiasm and passion for photographing weddings really strikes me with Aaron Collett. Reading how he describes his work on the English Wedding Showcase, his love of photographing weddings is inspiring. He talks of images which you’ll cherish for a lifetime, and says, “I always regard it as a great privilege to photograph a wedding, one of the most important days in anyone’s life”.

It’s the sign of a very genuine and compassionate man that Aaron talks about your wedding so much: while he’s a skilled and talented wedding photographer, his focus is – as it should be – on his brides and grooms.

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Jamie and Tory Vickerstaff photography ChesterIf I was introducing these two to you in person this morning, I’d have an arm around Tory and Jamie’s shoulders and a big beaming smile on my face.

The lovely couple behind Vickerstaff Photography have inspired me, made me chuckle, kept me sane with their emails and even ordered a little piece of my calligraphy. Having the support of such lovely people means so much.

wedding blog photo by Vickerstaff PhotographyThey’re also the creative team behind two of my favourite weddings blogged in the last few months. First there was Rachel and Steven’s winter wedding at The Ashes in Staffordshire and then I featured Ivanka and Ashley’s Manchester wedding. In each case it was the photography that blew me away!

Rachel and Steven: Staffordshire wedding photography

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Ivanka and Ashley: Manchester wedding photography

Vickerstaff PhotographyI’m delighted to have Jamie and Tory aka Vickerstaff Photography as sponsors of English Wedding blog, and to welcome them to the English Wedding Showcase.

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It’s been a while since I introduced a new sponsor in this way: things go on behind the scenes with the English Wedding Showcase and we get all caught up in ideas for the blog, real weddings and off-record wedding industry chat!

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The story of a beautiful wedding by English Wedding blog sponsor Martin Beddall Photography

This is why I introduce my latest sponsor, documentary wedding photographer Martin Beddall, as a new friend. Martin has a wealth of wedding photography expertise and industry insights. He’s inspired a few blog posts about documentary (or reportage) wedding photography – the idea of telling a story with wedding photography appeals to me so much, in these times where we all want to see details, there’s something refreshingly honest, emotive and enchanting in seeing a wedding day simply unfolding before your eyes.

So you’ll have seen Martin Beddall’s name mentioned on various blog posts recently as well as his three – yes, count ’em! – real weddings featured on the blog in the last month or two.

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The last week or so has been really lovely for me. Why? Because I’ve had the best, kindest and most enthusiastic emails from a wonderful wedding photographer: Anneli Marinovich.

Fun London engagement shoot by Anneli MarinovichNot to mention featuring Rebecca and Ben’s fun London engagement shoot on the blog, which was a whole other delight!

Anneli really brightened up my week and I’m delighted to introduce her as the first official sponsor of English Wedding for 2011.

Anneli Marinovich has her own dedicated page on the site: if you look at the top menu, hover over Recommended and click on her name you’ll see just how great it looks (or you can click here: recommended wedding photographer Anneli Marinovich)

Wedding photographer Anneli Marinovich - English Wedding Blog sponsor

I could be a little sad that the English Wedding blog doesn’t pay for itself, but I’m not… because if it did I wouldn’t need sponsors like Anneli, and I’d have missed all her emails – Anneli is the kind of person who I know is smiling as she types: she’s so full of positive energy and happiness it’s infectious.