"Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers the little things, long after you have forgotten everything."
- Aaron Siskind
I'm Natasha, the photographer behind Petal & Blush Artistry (and the blonde in the photo!)
A few fun facts about myself... I live with my boyfriend Anthony and our frug (a.k.a frenchie pug!) Arnold in a cute cottage terrace in Darwen, a small town in Lancashire. I met Anthony four years ago on a dating website and we have been pretty much inseparable ever since! I graduated from University with a Fashion Design degree and worked in the Fashion Industry for three years, before going down a different path and setting up my photography business nearly three years ago, and I haven't looked back since! I adore the countryside and have a bit of an obsession with flowers, I love having fresh flowers around the house and my garden is full of them! When I was little I dreamed of being an interior designer and having my own T.V show (changing rooms eat your heart out!) which has never really left my heart and to this day I am still a tad obsessed with home design! Have you ever watched Fixer Upper? I can't get enough of that show! Anthony and I are total T.V series binge watchers, I love having a good series to watch! I absolutely love to travel, see different parts of the world and immerse myself in new cultures. I love being by the ocean (but not in it!), I drink way too much sparkling rose, and I am the biggest foodie!! I consider myself a genuine, down to earth person with a kind heart and a love for people!
Five things that make me my absolute happiest...
1. Spending time with my family and boyfriend.
2. My dog Arnold, in fact just all dogs in general.
3. Dancing my head off to house music.
4. Seeing people happy/do well at life, particulary friends and family.
5. Meeting new people and making new friends.
There are hundreds of things in this world that make me happy, but you would be here all day if I listed them all!
Now on to the weddingy goodness...
I love meeting people and hearing their stories. Whilst your wedding day itself is incredibly exciting and wonderful, for me it isn't just about that one day, it's about your whole journey and story. I fall in love with my couples stories. I love love. There is nothing more beautiful in this world, for me, than seeing two people so in love, so peaceful and happy. It's a wonderful thing.
That's why I wholeheartedly love being a wedding photographer. I get to witness those emotions every time I go to 'work.' Photographing weddings fills my heart with joy and happiness. I am truly blessed.
The couples I have the pleasure of working with are the ones bursting at the seams with excitement for their wedding day. They don't want any stress, just a day that is created around their love and devotion to each other. They are planning their day for them, no one else. It isn't completely traditional, but keeping the fun traditions (like the throwing of confetti, and first dance!) Their day is unique to them, they don't follow the crowd, they definitely don't want a venue package with all the trimmings. They want to add their personality to their big day. They want an intimate wedding with their closest friends and family, perhaps they elope to Italy or Greece and have an incredibly romantic sunset wedding. Above all else, they want to enjoy their day together.
If this sounds anything like the day you are planning, I have to hear from you!
Let's create a little magic together.