Posts Tagged ‘bride’

Hertfordshire Wedding Photography: Hitchin Lavender wedding planning

When we met to discuss their wedding plans, Andy and Emma let slip their love of lavender. Thus a plan was hatched between the three of us. Fast forward nearly a year and we found ourselves meeting one very sunny afternoon at Hitchin Lavender Farm for their pre-wedding photography stint.  When I photographed their Ingatestone Hall wedding […]

 

When we met to discuss their wedding plans, Andy and Emma let slip their love of lavender. Thus a plan was hatched between the three of us. Fast forward nearly a year and we found ourselves meeting one very sunny afternoon at Hitchin Lavender Farm for their pre-wedding photography stint.  When I photographed their Ingatestone Hall wedding a few weeks ago, I was delighted to see the product of our labours (an album) being shown off and enjoyed the guests.  We thought it would be nice to share with the rest of the world.

 

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London Bridal Portraits: Mayfield Lavender Farm

A hot and sunny July day saw me driving down to Surrey to meet some fellow wedding photographers who are also listed on the UK Wedding Photographer website at Mayfield Lavender for a day of shooting bridal portraits using some very talented models. Anyway, I digress, which wasn’t the purpose of this post – I […]

 

A hot and sunny July day saw me driving down to Surrey to meet some fellow wedding photographers who are also listed on the UK Wedding Photographer website at Mayfield Lavender for a day of shooting bridal portraits using some very talented models.

Anyway, I digress, which wasn’t the purpose of this post – I wanted to share with you some of the images I shot. Firstly, we have the lovely Claire.

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Despite that demure start, Claire soon had lots of fun running around, twirling the skirts of the fantastic dress she was modelling.

 

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Time for a couple of B&W photographs- loosing the colour of the field really highlights the textures of the lavender and the wedding dress.

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We were fortunate in being joined by Scott as our sole ‘groom’ for the day – whilst bridal makeup was adjusted and hair arranged, I borrowed him for some quick portraits – grooms are just as important as brides and they often get overlooked in the hustle and bustle of an actual wedding.   This was also a slightly nostalgic shoot for me as I had lent Scott the Harris Tweed suit that I used to wear at school whilst doing my A-Levels  – sadly it doesnt fit me anymore (I must have had a late growth spurt!) but I think it looked really good on him and suited the slightly vintage feel of the following photographs.

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Hair and makeup adjusted, we were joined by another bridal model, Ellie for a few more shots.

 

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including in some much needed shade, providing relief from the scorching sun.

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I have to say a big thanks to our makeup team for the day who were the extremely talented Lakbinder & Karen – thank you both for your behind the scenes work to make our models look stunning.

This was a pretty successful day, both photographically and also meeting and networking with like minded souls.  I always enjoy networking with other wedding photographers – we chat, share stories, swap ideas, but days like this are especially important for us. Why? Shooting with other photographers and working on concepts and images allows us to build a rapport and trust which can be beneficial should we ever need to ask that individual to second shoot with us or to even step into our shoes if (God forbid) we were unable to shoot a couples big day due to serious illness or a dire emergency  (knowing that in that dire  situation you can say to a couple that you have a replacement that will fulfill their expectations is a little consolation and it is always good to be prepared).  I always like to make sure my wedding couples know that I have thought of contingency plan should the worst happen.

 

 

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Essex Wedding Photography: Dan & Lucy’s wedding Part 2: Great Prestons Reception

Having left their beautiful church wedding at All Saints in Stock, Essex, the wedding party made haste to Great Prestons, a grade II listed Queen Anne farmhouse set in the beautiful Essex countryside. A champagne reception awaited the guests at the relaxed and fun garden party reception that awaited everyone.   The marquee was decorated […]

 

Having left their beautiful church wedding at All Saints in Stock, Essex, the wedding party made haste to Great Prestons, a grade II listed Queen Anne farmhouse set in the beautiful Essex countryside.

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A champagne reception awaited the guests at the relaxed and fun garden party reception that awaited everyone.

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The marquee was decorated by the bride & groom, whilst food and the wedding cake were supplied by Limeberry Catering.

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Whilst the reception was in full swing, and guests were being entertained with some music, I took the opportunity to take the bride and groom away for a portrait session –  something I do with all my couples – just a quick 15-20 minutes alone, uninterrupted by guests to get some beautiful portraits for their wedding album.  The metal doors of a barn in the adjoining farmyard provided the backdrop for some of these, as well as the structure providing some much needed relief from the bright sunshine we were blessed with.

 

Then it was back to join the party, assemble a few relaxed group shots we had elected to save for the reception and capture lots of candid photographs of people enjoying themselves, before the bride and groom joined everyone for their wedding breakfast.

 

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Some entertaining speeches were followed by…

the cutting of the cake and….

the first dance.

 

I have to confess I really enjoyed shooting Dan and Lucy’s wedding – they are a delightfully easy going and relaxed couple, with a great group of family and friends – it was an absolute pleasure to work with them on recording their wedding day.

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