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

Chiddingstone Castle Wedding | Jacqueline + Greg

Chiddingstone Castle Wedding | Jacqueline + Greg

It was so lovely to return to Chiddingstone Castle in Kent recently for the wedding of Jacqueline and Greg. It’s such a quirky venue and a perfectly romantic setting for a classic big white wedding. This pair met when Greg was backpacking in Australia and the one condition for Jacki to relocate to the UK so they could be together was that her dog Mia would be coming too.

So of course Mia was big part of the wedding day as Dog of Honour and she seemed to love all the fuss and attention, even the confetti! It was so hot that the Australians were complaining about it so it was quite a relief to go into the castle’s impressive Great Hall for the wedding breakfast and speeches. This pair are a lot of fun and so was their wedding day although I’m sure that Mia slept for most of the next day.

Pardon the way that I stare, there’s nothing else to compare. The sight of you leaves me weak, there are NO WORDS left to speak …

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