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

Birmingham Engagement Shoot // Liz + Danny

Birmingham Engagement Shoot // Liz + Danny

Recently I headed up to Birmingham with Photography Farm to teach a workshop. As part of it I always try to find a real couple to shoot and Liz and Danny volunteered to come along in their lunch break. They are having a festival style wedding later this year and I’m sure it will be gorgeous. So it was a good contrast for them to do an urban engagement shoot around Digbeth’s canals and warehouses.

 

There is always something kind of extra sweet about couples who met when they were young like this pair and have pretty much grown up together. I hope they get sunshine for their wedding day and I’m sure it will be a lot of fun. I might have had a sneaky glimpse of Liz’s dress in the Rock n Roll Bride Facebook group and I know for a fact that she is going to look utterly sensational on the day.

You turn my head when you turn around, You turn the WHOLE WORLD upside down

Belfast Couple Shoot // Loretta + Steve

Belfast Couple Shoot // Loretta + Steve

Last week I was over in Belfast teaching a wedding photography workshop with Photography Farm. We cover a lot in the time but they are always fun and I love meeting other photographers at different stages in their careers. I usually include a shoot with a real couple as part of my day and this time the very lovely Loretta and Steve volunteered.

 

They are wedding photographers themselves shooting together as You Them Us and we first met Loretta at one of our previous Belfast classes. It was pretty cold in Belfast, we even had some snow flurries so we didn’t venture very far from the apartment that we hosted the workshop in. It’s quite interesting to see how many different shots you can achieve within just a few yards.

It’s right before my eyes and I can taste it, it’s my SWEET beginning

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