Why shop locally this Christmas?

Why shop locally this Christmas?

Lot’s of people dread this time of year. Unless you’re the most organised person on Earth it can seem like a lot to get ready. The sudden realisation that you have just a few weeks to go until Christmas can be enough to make your head spin!

With the amazing array of Christmas offers out there it can be a bit hard to know where to start. Big businesses are funneling huge amounts of money into advertising, trying to get you to visit their shops. So why would you even consider buying locally this Christmas?

Here’s 6 good reasons explaining why we think you should shop locally this Christmas.

Chloe and Craig (and the kids!) pre-wedding and family photography session

Chloe and Craig (and the kids!) pre-wedding and family photography session

As the autumn leaves were still on the trees, and the colours were still looking stunning, we were really excited to meet Chloe and Craig (and of course their gorgeous kids, Spencer and Frazer) at Elvaston Castle in Derbyshire for their pre-wedding photography session. These meet-ups are always great, we get together with a couple for the first time, talk through their plans for their wedding and do a quick photography session, all before they book or commit to using us for their wedding.

Laura and Ashley's outdoor wedding | Pitt Hall Barn, Hampshire | Nottingham wedding photographer

Laura and Ashley's outdoor wedding | Pitt Hall Barn, Hampshire | Nottingham wedding photographer

How many of you wish, or have wished, for an outdoor ceremony in the the middle of a whimsical, fairy tale woodland? But risking the good old British weather put you off. Well, Laura and Ashley took that brave chance for their September wedding and had their wish granted! It was touch and go on the day, with the skies threatening to open, but at the last minute the registrar declared, “You shall be married outside” and saved the day. Hooray!