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Vintage Styled Shoot – Keeping me busy at wedding fairs

So it’s not that I’m ever TRYING to get into trouble, but it’s best to keep me busy just in case. A couple of weekends ago at the Blacknest Golf Club country wedding fair which was organised by Little Star Events I co-shot a styled shoot, and the following weekend stole a catwalk model for some more shots at Trunkwell House Hotel (organised by Berkshire Wedding Fairs).

 

Venue – Blacknest Golf Club
Dresses – Twirl Bridal
Suits – Hire5
Flowers – Bows & Bouquets
Hair and Make-up – Pearls & Curls, Nicola Louise Make Up
Models – Larissa Hirst + Ian, Claire McNelis + Augusto

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Venue – Trunkwell House Hotel
Dress & Accessories – Tilly Mint Bridal
Flowers – Ether Events
Cars – CWC Wedding Car Hire, Peter Cobb (Creighton-Ward Chauffer Driven Cars)

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A Bridal Shoot with a Steam Railway Twist!

So, last week I clubbed together with some like-minded suppliers from around the south and together we smashed out this absolute blinder of a steam railway bridal shoot.
Here we all are below; there’s me on the left looking like I’m dying with excitement about the steam trains (!!!), next to me is my best friend and co-conspiritor/model Natalie Miller, in the middle is the slender and professional Cat Voysey. On the right hand side we have the ladies who made the girls look so dashing – blonde bombshell Paula (from Paula’s Vintage Parlour), and dressmaker extraordinaire Louise Allison from Louise Rose Couture. 

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Just check out these gorgeous images below. We were aiming for a classic vintage theme for this steam railway bridal shoot, we were thinking victory rolls and English meadow florals, vintage props and atmospheric backdrops.
No finer place to go than Mid Hants heritage The Watercress Linethen. I live opposite this, as some of you readers may know, and I absolutely ADORE the trains. The work done by the workers and volunteers is spectacular, so I would really recommend a day out! steam train bridal shoot, steam train, steam railway, watercress line, winchester cathedral, wedding, bridal, styled shoot, louise rose couture, edenblooms, paulas vintage parlour, miniature schnauzer, vintage wedding, vintage bride, tea dress bride, wild hare tattoo, alton hampshire,

Photographer: Yours Truly x
Dress Designer: @louiserosecouture
Hair & Make Up: @paulas_vintage_parlour
Cake: @megans.kitchen
Millinery: @adriennehenrymillinery
Flowers:@edenblooms
Models: @catvoyseyofficial@nmfoto

Shop: @thewildharestudio

I even popped home and got the puppy at the end of the day for a last minute quick pose with him… After all, the poster does say “take your dog by rail”. 
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Portr8: a group of photographers and one model in a room for just one day

My dear photographer friend Natalie Miller has her birthday today, and I thought I’d celebrate it by writing up this blog on the project she designed and hosted last week. Portr8 was put together as an idea to raise money and awareness of mental health issues through the charity Blurt FoundationThey do fab work and have a little thing called a buddy box for when you want to show someone you care <3

Last Tuesday I headed down to Chichester to the gorgeous and newly refurbished room above Hennings Wine. I was met there by Nat and the wonderfully professional and accomplished model PennyI have to admit I was feeling a little off/grumpy when I arrived, but Penny and Nat were all for channelling that energy into shooting, and I’m really pleased with what came of it! All helped by the gorgeous model, and the fact that Penny is so aware of her body, but I was also chuffed with the natural light control too… Here are my favourites from the shoot!portr8, model, natural light, sillouhette, window, contrast, blurt foundation, mental health awareness, photography, chichester, hennings wineportr8, model, natural light, sillouhette, window, contrast, blurt foundation, mental health awareness, photography, chichester, hennings wineportr8, model, natural light, sillouhette, window, contrast, blurt foundation, mental health awareness, photography, chichester, hennings wineportr8, model, natural light, sillouhette, window, contrast, blurt foundation, mental health awareness, photography, chichester, hennings wine

HOLD THE PHONE! i’ve been FEATURED!

I’ve been featured on Your Perfect Wedding Photographer with the wedding I shot on 19th December 2015 for Laurian and James Blackwell.

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They got married at the lovely Bisham Church followed by a reception at Fredricks Hotel and Spa, Maidenhead and it was AWESOME.

Find out more by giving it a read, and then hey, why not share it about?

For those who can’t wait to click the link and want to KNOW ALREADY…! See below for a condensed version 🙂 

Laurian is someone I’ve known since she was born, I was 9 days old when she arrived and our Mums were in the same NCT group. We were in reasonable touch in our younger days but it’s only through the power of social networking that she got in touch! Her family are so lovely, and it was really special to be there the day she got married. David, her Father, even mentioned it in his speech!

The Pepper household has a gorgeous orangery where the girlies all got ready and the light was so beautiful. It was the 19th December in Maidenhead and it had rained all the week before so the golden sunshine was very welcome indeed! The church in Bisham is right on the Thames which was a lovely nod to Laurian’s rowing past, and they had a ceremony packed out with family and friends.

The reception in Fredrick’s Hotel and Spa was also awesome, Laurian and James decided to surprise their guests by having a “carve your own” scenario and a guest from each table was invited into the kitchen to don a “Blackpeppers” chefs’ hat and apron – it was a real laugh when they all entered the room again and every table really cheered their chef.

There were individual touches everywhere which nodded to their families, professions and hobbies… Just what a perfect wedding day needs!