After the huge success of the last styled wedding shoot at Nurstead Court, a few of the other key suppliers started organising a St Clements styled bridal shoot at another lovely venue in Kent. This newly renovated barn style venue will soon be hosting weddings and events, and we wanted to capitalise on the space before it inevitably became booked up! Bringing in splashes of colour to this September day, along with Lea, our lovely model and a visit from a gorgeous retro VW campervan too, we were set for another great styled shoot. It was a pretty full on day, and everyone worked their socks off to make the most of the indoor and outdoor spaces, with two different dresses and looks - including a relaxed boho style and a more traditional dress with lace detailing and veil.
It's been some time since I was involved in a big styled shoot, as they can be difficult to organise and find suitable suppliers for, so I was particularly excited when everyone came together for this epic full day at the gorgeous Nurstead Court near Meopham in Kent. This was a real collaborative effort and the other suppliers played a key role in making this all come together. We had the lovely Petra Ashby as our bride for the day, modelling three different dresses to create distinct looks, all with their own details and flowers. Later in the afternoon her partner arrived for those perfect couples photos just as the sun was setting. This was a great day and the chance to work with some very talented people. The English Wedding Blog has also featured this shoot as inspiration for an English country house wedding!
In the lull that many photographers experience between their autumn and spring seasons, I organised a small styled wedding photoshoot at the beautiful Lympne Castle. Normally a popular wedding venue overlooking the expansive Romney Marshes and the English Channel beyond, we had use of the facilities in a less busy time of year. Our couple, Joe & Sarah, offered their Saturday to myself and a few other photographers, braving the cold and the wind outside to make the most of a relatively dry day in an effort to show off the beautiful buildings in an otherwise rather grey time of year.
Set in some gorgeous grounds just outside Faversham in Kent, the main house at Mount Ephraim Gardens provided a great base for a truly spectacular wedding styled shoot. With an array of table decorations, beautiful autumn colours, a Victorian style wedding dress and an incredibly patient Emilia as the model, we all had a lovely day chatting and of course taking some amazing photographs! Despite advertising for a male to be our 'groom' we were sadly left without one on this occasion, so it became more of a styled bridal session really. The grounds and gardens of Mount Ephraim provided many opportunities to be creative.
A fellow photographer and I spent a few hours on the iconic White Cliffs with our lovely model Emily. Dressed in a stunning white gown, we all enjoyed the gentle breezes and the fantastically picturesque surroundings amongst the long grasses and flowers on the cliff tops. The bouquet, jewellery and make up were provided by some fantastic local suppliers for this session, and Emily was fantastic throughout. These cliffs remain one of my favourite spots to photographs, especially in the evening when the light can be just outstanding. After exploring along the cliffs we finished off in some nearby woodland - the perfect end to the shoot.
What's better than sunshine, ice-creams and a lovely couple to photograph?! Bev and Jason looked wonderful for this styled engagement shoot with outfits and a bouquet provided by some fantastic local businesses. The Brighton sea front was the perfect location for our vintage theme, right down to the amusements on the famous Pier and the cobbled lanes in the town centre. We really made the most of this fantastically vibrant city, even being let inside some shops to make some of these fantastic images. We couldn't have asked for a better day out really, and our two 'models' were so keen to be a part of the action.