Derbyshire Diaries | May & June

In which i take an overnight ferry to shetland, boogie to lcd soundsystem and shoot some spectacular weddings

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Yes, I know. May and June happened, what? Twenty five years ago now? With wedding season in full swing, blogging ended up on the back burner. It's time to catch up! So buckle up: we're going in! 


May and June were all about weddings, all over the country... from the very top of the UK up in Unst, Shetland, in the wind and rain on the longest day of the year, to the South of England in the sweltering sunshine. I also shot some weddings close to home in Derbyshire, which was awesome... I love to travel but it's nice to get home to my own bed from time to time! The 2018 heatwave hit and I turned into a piece of human jerky, running around and doing my thing at weddings in the baking heat. It was a heck of a couple of months...  Let's take a look back at what it all looked like...



As you may know, I'm not just a photographer - I make films too. Sometimes I make films alongside photography and other times people just hire me for video. Here are the videos that I made in May and June, make sure you have the volume turned up and get ready for a whole load of feels! 


Wedding season tends to put a lot of things on the back burner and I didn't have as much time to do a great deal other than work in May and June. One highlight was heading off to All Points East to see LCD Soundsystem which was awesome. Boogieing to All My Friends with some wonderful people was completely magical. I also headed to see Flight of the Conchords perform in Birmingham... they were SO good! I hope they'll release some of their new material at some stage - at one point a three-way recorder solo happened and it was everything I never knew I needed. 

I also took to the stage with my beloved barbershop chorus, Ignite, at the 2018 Sweet Adeline's International region 31 competition. We had an exceptional weekend away in Newcastle/Gateshead together, and had an absolute ball onstage.


(I'm front row, second from the left!)


  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reliving my youth. Crushing on Spike.
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Females are strong as hell.  
  • Flight of the Conchords All of it, before seeing them live in Birmingham. <3
  • Ru Paul's Drag Race Let's not talk about that bit with the butterflies in the final.
  • Parks and Recreation My favourite editing binge watch. 


If you've got Spotify, click the picture below to listen to my playlist of recent releases. 

Featuring: Natalie Prass, Christine and the Queens and the Weezer cover of Africa that made everyone's hearts explode with joy.


So there we have it... yes it was late but that was May and June! I hope you've enjoyed reading. Pop me a comment to let me know! July and August will be up next, when my feet touch the ground for a moment again. It's been a heck of a couple of months so I can't wait to share with you soon!

Camera Hannah is a wedding photographer and filmmaker based in Derbyshire, UK.