Hey! I'm Helen
"Just your average weirdo!"
(As described by my wonderful loving boyfriend... cheers knobhead!)
A proud Hufflepuff.
Essex & Norfolk based.
Impractically tall for a woman.
A soppy romantic.
(I wanted to visit all 6 parks before I was 30 but I only crossed off 3! So I named my wedding packages after the park locations instead!)
A broke globetrotter.
(The constant battle with saving for a house (/adulting) versus spending all my money on adventures. )
Starting books and never finishing them.
(Currently, The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon)
Late night impulsive eBay & Etsy purchases.
A cold glass of milk.
(or a fruity gin with lemonade if it's been a long day!)
(Classic, preferably Triumph. One of my life goals is to own and restore a Stag!)
Chocolate chip shortbread biscuits.
(In copious amounts, probably the whole packet if it's left in my presence for too long.)
(Collecting, fixing and using. My other half calls it hoarding...!?)
(Buying other peoples junk and thinking it's treasure. See above!)
Early 00's pop punk and country music.
(Busted and Lady Antebellum in particular.)
Cooing and petting dogs that aren't mine.
(One day, I'll be a crazy dog lady with my own pack of labradors. All with old man names, obviously!)
(Again, in copious amounts!)
Writing endless lists.
Less about me, more about my photography.
*insert standard photographer's cliche about photography always being my passion since being a kid*
Unfortunately, it’s true! Blame my Dad!!
See the classic but adorable 1990's parents and teeny tiny me...
Won my first photography competition in Brownies when I was only 7
(Landscape shot of the Lake District and a portrait of my hamster Rupert, if you really wanted to know!)
I still pinch myself that this is my "job".
I get to drop into a couples happiest day of their lives, document it (probably have a little cry behind my camera when they say their vows) and eat copious amounts of wedding cake... I'm literally living the dream!
My love story...
This is Lee.
(He's a knobhead, but he's my knobhead.)
If you meet me at a wedding show you'll most likely meet him too.
(Or occasionally walking through the back of a zoom call or being forced to go on my instagram stories.)
He got asked at the last show if he was a wedding stylist and hasn't shut up about it since...!
He does make a cracking cup of tea though!
(And is basically my biggest cheerleader and supporter. I wouldn't know what I would do without him but don't tell him that.)
The first time he met me I had a broken leg at the Year 6 secondary school warm up day.
(The next time he met me in Year 7 he was shocked that I could walk...!)
He is basically David Rose from Schitt's Creek.
(I wish I was joking! We just binge watched the whole thing and I repeatedly waved and wildly gestured with raised eyebrows through every single episode whenever David did or said anything...)
We have a very interesting love story that the grandkids will laugh about one day.