One of the things Fiona Jane Kerr loves most about working as a wedding photographer is the relationship she builds with her couples.

She gets to know them before their big day, she finds out about the story that brought them together in the first place, about their hopes and dreams for the future.

They are more than just clients – oftentimes they become friends and she is eager to ensure the photographs she takes of their wedding day are picture perfect.

So, it was a double blow when she suffered a devastating miscarriage the day before the wedding of Cookstown bride-to-be Una O’Kane and her groom Toby Haslinger at Ballyscullion Park in Bellaghy in April.

Setting aside her own heartache, Fiona – originally from Gilnahirk and now living in Ballyclare, scrambled to find a replacement, ensuring their day went without a hitch and they had their forever photographs.

Now, Fiona is speaking out about her experience of an ectopic pregnancy to raise awareness of the condition in a bid to reduce the risk of serious harm to women around Northern Ireland.

She says: “I suppose I just want women out there to know about ectopic pregnancy and be aware that it could happen to them. I would say to anyone who has any worries to get themselves checked out because it can be extremely dangerous if an ectopic pregnancy ruptures.”

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