Emily + Chris' Houghton Tower Wedding

Spending the day with these two was such a joy. We knew them quite well already, Emily was a bridesmaid at one of our lovely weddings in 2017 and we had met Chris in Liverpool for their pre-wedding shoot. They are such a lovely couple and so up for a laugh. Their day took place at Houghton Tower a beautiful, ancient building with so much history and character. The blooms added a splash of colour to the day and a true reflection of Emily and Chris's happy personalities. Hair and make-up was done by the talented Jodie and the girls looked flawless all day!

Enjoy looking through the lovely memories. 

Faye + Scott Pre-Wedding Session Feat. Cute Little Cat and Cracking Sunset.

We had a lot of fun with these two when we met them for their pre wedding session a few weeks back. We walked along the canal and timed it perfectly with the light and the flipping beautiful hedgerow blossom. Then we drove to some woodland and they both risked their lives to get into the stream for some photos with a cute little 3 legged cat following us everywhere and THEN we drove up to Norland Moor to see possibly the BEST SUNSET EVER. It was super dreamy and like something from the end of a Nicholas Sparks film. Keep scrollin' because it only gets better.

We are reeeeeeally excited to shoot their wedding in a few weeks.. it's going to be a blast. 

Beth + Liam Destination Wedding, Sorrento, Italy.

Sorrento is the most incredible place, a place that I have always dreamed of being able to visit. So when Beth and Liam got in touch about shooting their wedding out there we were totally up for it and extremely excited. 

The whole wedding was totally glam and beautiful. There was a moment during the meal where Nathan and I were sat down, taking it all in and we just could not believe we were in Sorrento, working a cool job. It was a surreal moment and a huge highlight on 2017. 

The day was organised by http://www.dreamweddingsinitaly.com and I would highly recommend checking them out if you're thinking of getting married abroad! 

Enjoy looking through the images and soaking in that Italian sunshine (even if it is just through a screen..)

 

Peanut Butter and Jam Brownies Recipe.

This recipe, (I'm not kidding) is maybe the most sumptuous, indulgent, beautiful recipe I have made for a really long time. So good I had to share it, it's only fair. I found this recipe in the Waitrose magazine and made it my weeks mission to make them. 

Trust me they are as good as you imagine. 

Ingredients

200g unsalted butter

200g dark chocolate (i used about 74% cocoa solids but you could go darker if you like) 

250g dark brown soft sugar

3 eggs

30g ground almonds

1 tbsp plain flour

40g cocoa powder

70g smooth peanut butter

50g raspberry jam

Method

Preheat your oven at 190 C or gas mark 5. Line a 23cm square tin (or similar) with baking parchment. 

Melt the butter and chocolate together in a bowl above boiling water in a pan, do this until silky smooth and lovely. Then take off the heat and add in the sugar, using a whisk, mix until all combined and the sugar has kind of dissolved. 

Add the eggs one at a time, whisking after each one until combined. 

Mix together the almonds, plain flour, cocoa powder and a pinch of salt and add into the chocolate mixture. FOLD in until combined. (Folding will make sure the air in kept in the brownie mix)

Pour into your baking tin and just LOOK AT HOW BEAUTIFUL IT IS. 

Dollop odd blobs of peanut butter and jam on top of the mixture and swirl about with a knife. 

Bake for 25 minutes until the top of the brownie has formed a rather nice crust. When you've got it out of the oven cool it COMPLETELY in the tin (even though its super tempting to dig in straight away) and then cut up into how ever many portions you want. 

Serve straight away or blast it in the microwave for a few seconds and eat with a dollop of ice cream. 

Enjoy! Let me know if you make them! Tag me on instagram @caitlinandjones or @eleanorcaitlin_

 

 

Bloomin' Good Baked Eggs Recipe.

We've been meaning to get back to food blogging for AGES. (Caitlin + Jones started as a food blog and it's something we both still really love) So here we are, three whole years later. 

Today for Lunch Nathan and I made these baked eggs. They are truly wonderful. The perfect antidote to a weird, cold February day. We hope you enjoy looking at the images and also maybe making them yourself. 

INGREDIENTS:

1 Onion or a couple spring onions (chopped up really small)

1 Clove Garlic

1 Pepper (diced)

1 Courgette (optional) (diced)

1 Tin Tomatoes. 

A few eggs (how ever many you want)

Nice bread

Salt + pepper, chilli flakes and a bit of oregano or mixed herbs.

METHOD:

Heat a bit of butter/olive oil in a pan and fry off the onion and garlic until a little bit soft (2 mins) then add the pepper and courgette or chuck in anything you've got in the fridge. Fry off for about 5ish mins. Then add tin of tomatoes. Heat until bubbly hot. Season with salt and pepper and chilli flakes.  Make a few little gaps and crack the eggs in. Cook for a few minutes until the eggs begin to loose their liquidness. Then pop under a hot grill until the eggs are done on top (2 mins) Sprinkle the top with seasoning, chilli and oregano. 

Serve up with nice toasted bread and eat straight out of the pan. 

 

Let us know if you make them and tag us on instagram @caitlinandjones

Our 2017 Highlights

We've had the most amazing year being able to record love stories all around the world, the UK, Scotland, Italy and the USA. This time last year we had no idea what was in store, it's been a total whirlwind of craziness but we wouldn't change a thing about it! 

Here's a few hand picked moments that are our personal favourites from the year, that really capture the emotion, the deep feeling. By no means are these all the most technically accurate or 'printable' wedding photos. But these images are our motivation for what we do.

Sasha + Ben. Moorland Anniversary Session.

These two have been married for a couple of years but didn't get any photos on their actual wedding day. So we headed up to the Cow and Calf, Ilkley, for a really wintery photo session. Sasha was prepared with long-johns on and walking boots. The weather really did test us, strong wind, hail, heavy rain. But these two were just amazing the whole time, they loved it and embraced the elements. I hope you enjoy looking through these beautiful images, we are super proud of them! Make sure you keep scrolling because the light only got better and better!