Afternoon everyone :-) To get the weekend well and truly started i have some beautiful and inspirational images to share with you. This shoot was sent over to me by photographer Matilda Rose, who alongside some wonderful suppliers created an ethereal style wedding shoot.
I so love the seasonal Spring flowers, the romantic veils and the whimsical feel to this shoot. Just gorgeous.
Thanks so much to Matilda for sharing her images with us today, here is what she had to say about the shoot;
“After months of planning, waiting for the date to come round. Worries about the freakishly cold weather, the day arrived and it was sunny.So great to get together with some truly talented wedding suppliers after a long dark winter and collaborate on a project. Especially one where the main theme was the celebration of light! The inspiration behind the shoot was to really keep it simple. Ellie and I wanted a soft, naturally lit almost ethereal quality to the photographs. Layers of lace, partial obscuring of the picture and lots and lots of flowers! Wanting it to feel more like a fashion shoot but were the girls just happened to be wearing wedding dresses.”
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This afternoon i have a gritty, uber stylish engagement shoot at Kings Cross to share with you. Emilie and Antony look amazing against the industrial backdrop of London and i so love Emilie’s high tops… ekk!
I can just tell their wedding is set to be amazing. Thanks so much to the brilliant Babb Photo for sharing her images with us today, here is what she had to say about the shoot;
“We headed to Kings Cross for Emilie and Antony’s engagement shoot on a very grey day. Luckily the industrial feel of the area makes for an interesting back drop when the weather isn’t great, so we had a wander around making the most of the gritty architecture and urban backdrop. I think you’ll agree that Emilie and Antony are a pretty cool pair. I can’t wait for their wedding in April!”
Lexi and Sam are due to be married in September, and held their engagement shoot in rainy Maryland, United States. Remember those tin can ‘phones’ you used to make as a child? Well they brought some along, which created the loveliest of photographs, teamed with amazing architecture and some romantic rain shots. Lovely.
“Lexi and Sam booked dates with us before they were even engaged; It’s not to have some enthusaistic fans :-) I was mutually excited to work with them for a few reasons. Lexi is a photography-lover. So of course I love to shoot for someone who truly appreciates this art and gives me the freedom to be totally creative- the end product is just so much better and everyone is happier in the end when stipulations or boundaries aren’t made. Just let the artists do their thing. We love working with people who love photography, and don’t just hire us because they need a wedding photographer to check it off their list. We have known Lexi for a while through other clients of ours that have gotten married over the past couple of years, but since then, she has actually assisted us on a couple of shoots or tagged along for the fun of it. Anyways, engagement sessions tend to generally take place outdoors but being the middle of a cold winter up in here in Maryland… I was a little worried when they asked to shoot in February. But of course, Lexi had a plan for this shoot and provided a great framework for me to play around with, which also kept us out of the cold for part of the time. However, we were lucky enough to catch some snow, which is always fun. It was hard to stop shooting because I had so many ideas- this could have easily gone on for hours more.”
Let’s have a little whimsy for a Friday afternoon :-)
Photographer Kat submitted this lovely Alice in Wonderland shoot to me that she organised. I love the sun drenched photographs, super cute props and those wonderful terrarium style centrepieces.
Thanks so much to Kat Forsyth for sharing her images with us today, here is what she had to say about the shoot;
“Long ago, before the Tim Burton Alice in Wonderland movie came out, I had a vague idea of doing an Alice-themed shoot; but as with all vague ideas that never get anywhere beyond that stage, I just didn’t get around to it. Then suddenly Alice was everywhere: there were real weddings, inspiration shoots, Wonderland-themed DIY projects, and doing one of my own just seemed like overkill. But along the way I’d been picking up bits and pieces that I thought would work in the shoot if it ever happened.
Then we made the decision to move to England, and I realised that I’d better do the shoot before I had to decide what to do with the props when I packed up my home! I also had the perfect “Alice” in mind: Sara, with whom I’d worked at a bookshop a few years before. My landlady and friend, Mel, who owns a wardrobing/costume business, and does make-up as well (she even did my own make-up for my wedding in 2008), had the perfect little white dress, which I supplemented with a blue bow I’d found in a box at my community theatre group! Mel did Sara’s make-up as well. The flowers, vases and belljars were provided by my friend Eve of Splendid Affairs – I had a definite vision of moss, mushrooms and belljars – and I bought some mixed mushrooms at the supermarket, which I added in myself. Everything else – the keys, clock, pocketwatch, necklace, etc -belonged to me, and we found a way to use them to add to the theme!”
Afternoon you lovely lot :-) Sam is back this week to share her seriously fun engagement shoot. Sam and Mr G had a play date fancy dress engagement shoot, which i will leave to Sam to explain all. I love these light hearted images :-) Thanks to Andrea Ellison for sharing her photographs with us today.
So here we are finally less that 7 weeks until the big day! Things have all got a bit crazy. Things that I was ‘leaving until nearer the time’ are suddenly needing to be done. Things that I didn’t even know needed to be done… are needing to be done. Mainly last minute crafting, confirming plans with suppliers and paying for things (sad face). So in all of this panic it was a lovely surprise to receive our engagement shoot pictures from the lovely Andrea Ellison…
Our engagement shoot was shot in a beautiful garden, on a Welsh mountain side, on a cold and misty Saturday afternoon. We loaded the car up with costumes, props and pretty frocks and headed up to Llangollen for a play date. It was a very chilly day and so our kigu onesies were greatly welcomed for a snuggly warm up at the end of the shoot.
Me and Mr.G are big fancy dress fans and love to have a laugh. I will always remember before we got together, we had been friends for a while and we had gone on a group trip to Butlins. On the last evening I had been loitering around the fancy dress shop hinting… no begging… everyone to get dressed up as a fairy with me. Everyone declined so I admitted defeat and headed back to the chalet. It was at that point that my knight in shining armour, aka Gary, stepped up an offered to be a fairy with me that evening. Now that’s a real man right there! The whole night was hilarious and randomly brilliant. Not only were we fairies that night but we also returned as fairies on the following trip… that time as a proper couple.
Our penchant for fancy dress didn’t stop there. We have somehow acquired a whole dressing up box of things from various events and fancy dress parties we have been to. Our dressing up box holds so many fun memories for us. (more…)