Chiddingstone Castle Wedding Shoot – Part Two

Chiddingstone Castle Wedding Shoot – Part Two

The glorious Chiddingstone Castle, a wedding venue in Kent, graciously opened its doors to Photography Farm so that we could host one of our Shoot Days there. These are portfolio building opportunities for wedding photographers. We provide gorgeous styling plus professional models and all the attendees have to do is turn up ready to shoot.

For this one at Chiddingstone Castle, we had an incredible team headed by the wonderful Rebecca Carpenter who also guided groups alongside he brilliant wedding videographer Nick Rix and myself. Rebecca also came up with the theme and styled the models. This meant that for once, I actually had time to shoot and I bloody loved it. The models are real couple The Oromés who absolutely nailed it, see the full list of very brilliant suppliers down below, as well as Nick’s amazing video from the entire day …

I would take the stars out of the sky for you, stop the rain from falling if you asked me to. I do anything for you, YOUR WISH is my command …

Venue – Chiddingstone Castle

Workshop Hosts – Photography Farm + Rebecca Carpenter

Stylist – Pink Palm Events

Hair + Make Up – Knot Your Average Bride

Videography – Rix Weddings

Floristry – My Lady Garden

Cake – Nevie Pie

Stationery – Aimee Willow Designs

Furniture – Hire Love UK

Tableware – Prezola

Dresses – Emma Beaumont Atelier + Love in Lace Bridal

Jewellery – Hermione Harbutt

Models – Abigail at BAME and The Oromés

Shoot Assistant – Nicky Allen

Chiddingstone Castle – Photography Farm Shoot Day – Part One

Chiddingstone Castle – Photography Farm Shoot Day – Part One

Back in 2011 we began hosting styled shoot workshops with Photography Farm. The advantages for photographers are multiple and possibly the biggest is that we do all the hard work. Producing shoots can be quite challenging, just because there are so many different elements to bring together. But attending a Shoot Day means that you just rock up and shoot, it’s so much easier than organising your own.

They are also pressure free. There is no client to please so they are a great place to push your skills and experiment. We have group leaders on hand for any advice that you need on camera settings or directing models. We keep the groups small so that everyone gets what they need and the atmosphere is friendly and non competitive.

For this one at the wonderful Chiddingstone Castle, I confess that the amazing Rebecca Carpenter did all the hard work. She brought together the styling team, created the concept and styled the models. Then on the day, she also led groups along with myself and Nick at Rix Weddings. So this is the first Farm Shoot Day that I actually had time to shoot at! I loved being able to shoot and lead a group, let’s face it 2020 has been incredibly challenging and I think I’m now just very grateful for all the opportunities that I have to shoot. Have a look at some of my images from the day – the full list of wonderful suppliers who worked on this is down below and if you want details on upcoming Shoot Days, just head over to the Farm Website.

And so it is, just like you said it would be. Life goes easy on me, most of the time. And so it is, the SHORTER STORY, no love, no glory, no hero in her sky …

Venue – Chiddingstone Castle

Workshop Hosts – Photography Farm + Rebecca Carpenter

Stylist – Pink Palm Events

Hair + Make Up – Knot Your Average Bride

Videography – Rix Weddings

Floristry – My Lady Garden

Cake – Nevie Pie

Stationery – Aimee Willow Designs

Furniture – Hire Love UK

Tableware – Prezola

Dresses – Emma Beaumont Atelier + Love in Lace Bridal

Jewellery – Hermione Harbutt

Model – Abigail at BAME

Shoot Assistant – Nicky Allen

How To Have a Luxe London Elopement

How To Have a Luxe London Elopement

This glamorous couple had a luxe, laid back elopement in London. They simply married at their nearest town hall with just the two of them and two witnesses. Then I met up with them for a two hour photo shoot. We drove around town in a chauffeur driven white Roll Royce, stopping to shoot at some iconic London landmarks. Then we headed back to the luxury of their incredible suite at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. They were the first to stay in it after it had been redecorated so everything was brand new. It is such a sophisticated and elegant space with gorgeous light. We drank champagne and then shot around the hotel before they went off to meet their friends for dinner.

They kept all the planning low key but ramped up the glamour and spent their day together, laughing and kissing and making the most of their time together. They didn’t have to please anyone else or rush about. It was very fun and very chic.

And so it is, just like you said it would be. Life goes easy on me, most of the time. And so it is, the SHORTER STORY, no love, no glory, no hero in her sky …

Sophisticated Wedding Party in Brighton

Sophisticated Wedding Party in Brighton

Christine and Tai actually got married in San Francisco where they live but they returned to Tai’s hometown of Brighton for a big old party to celebrate their marriage. I met them at that most iconic of Brighton hotels, The Grand before we had a couple of mini photo sessions – first on the beach and then up in Brunswick Square where Tai hung out as a kid. We joined all their guests at a local restaurant where the brilliant florist Kate Langdale had set up some gorgeous displays. Then it was time for my favourite US wedding tradition, cocktail hour and an outfit change for the bride.

Sometimes in our lives, we all have pain, we all have sorrow. But if we are wise, we know there’s ALWAYS TOMORROW…

Alternatives To Wedding Dresses | Rock n Roll Bride Magazine

Alternatives To Wedding Dresses | Rock n Roll Bride Magazine

Not every bride wants to wear a big white dress, or even a dress at all. The good news is that there are some killer alternatives around. The theme for this editorial shot at The Town Hall Hotel for Rock n Roll Bride magazine was Androgyny – it’s a celebration of non traditional, alternative bridal wear.

You LIKE ME and I like it all, we like dancing and we look divine. You love bands when they’re playing hard, you want more and you want fast …

Art Direction – Kat Williams at Rock n Roll Bride Magazine

Styling – Erica at Mr + Mrs Unique

Make Up – Louise Lerego

Hair – Cimone Cheveux

Flowers – Lib at Bettie Rose

Assistant – Sam Luck

Location – Town Hall Hotel, London

Rustic, Boho Wedding at Gaynes Park

Rustic, Boho Wedding at Gaynes Park

Want to keep your wedding relaxed? Host it all in one place. Trust me, having to get everyone from one place to the next on the day is usually the most stressful part. So choose a venue where you can do it all in one location, like the glorious Gaynes Park in Essex. This is where Alice and Adam held their very lovely, rustic, boho wedding. With a newborn baby they wanted to make things as easy yet elegant as possible and it certainly was a very wonderful and laid back wedding.

As soon as I wake up every night, EVERY DAY. I know that it’s you I need to take the blues away …

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