Happy couples can now record their wedding day memories in the pages of their very own personalised magazine, following the full launch of LifetimesMAG.com.
This unique service allows the details, emotions and story of the wedding day to be captured by professional writers and designers within one of 10 stunning styles, featuring pictures from the big day.
With styles such as Art Deco, Gazette, Glossy and Rustic to choose from, LifetimesMAG.com also provides a range of options regarding the number of pages and copies to be printed, with prices starting from just £199.
The words for the magazine articles are taken from those at the heart of the occasion – the bride, groom, family and friends – through questions that are tailored according to the individual. The questions are answered via a secure Client Area at LifetimesMAG.com, or through telephone interviews.
Once the pictures are emailed over to accompany the seamless articles, skilled designers produce the pages to reflect the wedding day in all its glory.
How did the business get started and who works at Amanda Karen Photography?
I have always loved weddings, but when I got married in 2013 that love grew even more, knowing just how much work goes into them and all the beautiful details that come together to make the most amazing day. It was then that I knew wedding photography was where my heart lay, so I started second shooting for some really amazing and lovely photographers. As I grew as a photographer I knew that this was the industry for me. From there, in October 2014, Amanda Karen Photography was born, and I am lucky that my husband (yes it still excites me to say that!) is a great photographer; it’s great to shoot weddings as a team.
Had you always wanted to be a photographer?
I have always loved taking photos and my parents always had albums of us growing up, but it didn’t really occur to me that it could be my living; that only came in the last couple of years. But I know I am so lucky to be doing something I love.
Can you remember how old you were when you took your first picture? What was it of?
I can’t say I remember how old I was, or to be honest what my first photo was, but it would have been on a film camera; I loved waiting for the photos to come back. My earliest memory though of taking photos was a trip to Disney when I was 10 or 11, and taking a whole roll of film at Sea World – dolphins were my favourite animal!
Which areas of the UK do you cover?
We primarily cover Essex, London and the South East, but for the right wedding we will travel anywhere!