A DIY flower hair slide tutorial, which I photographed for Bridal Musings is now up on their blog. Go over for some pretty hair inspiration!
Ever since Katie & James’ London engagement session I had been impatiently waiting for their wedding day at the ever-incredible Aynhoe Park. Well last month, that day finally arrived! And it certainly lived up to the expectations, and then some.
After having her make-up done by Sarah Brock and hair by Gustav Fouche from Van Clarke Salon, Katie slipped into her Grove wedding gown by Lela Rose (from Browns Bride) and slipped on her Lisa shoes by Freya Rose – and promptly transformed into a fairytale princess. She looked simply incredible! Walking down the isle, past the giraffe suspended by balloons, to live music played by a Jazz Trio (supplied by Stylish Entertainment), she simply took everyone’s breath away, most of all James’s!
Even though Aynhoe Park in itself is already a feast for the eyes, there were lots of pretty touches that elevated the space into a bit of a fairytale wedding scene. I adored the delicate pastel coloured flowers by Scarlet and Violet, which the prettiest of stationery by BerinMade complimented beautifully. And the Fiona Cairns cake (made by James’s Aunt Rachel Eardley) must have been the most adorable cake I’ve ever laid eyes on.
Wedding Planner Celeste Rose was an absolute gem in making sure everything ran on time, while Indulgence was in charge of the incredible looking food. Photo Emporium had provided hands down the coolest Airstream photo booth, which kept guests happy late into the night.
So, it suffices to say, I love every second of this day, and most of all it was such a privilege to get to witness Katie and James so happy and in love, and all their family and friends glowing with happiness for them. Thank you for having us! xo
Here’s a dose of pretty for your Friday afternoon! I did a super cute little shoot for the Bridal Musings girls Elizabeth & Claire. We wanted to capture some portraits for their fabulous website, and capture some prettiness styled by Louise of B.loved Weddings weddings. You can see lots more pictures on Bridal Musings today. In the coming weeks they’ll be revealing some cute DIY tutorials that we also shot on the day.
P.S. if you want to see some behind the scenes photos of our team at work, pop over to Her Lovely Heart to see what Sophie got up to.
Stylist: Louise Beukes of B.loved Weddings / Venue: The Institute of Contemporary Arts / Hairstylist: Hepburn Collection / Makeup Artist: Mariam Jensen / Flowers: Blue Sky Flowers / Cookies: Nila Holden Artisan Cakes and Cookies / Cake Baker: Olofson Design / Macaroons and Marshmallows: Anges De Sucre / Linens: The Sweet Hostess / Elizabeth’s Shoes: Faith at Debenhams / Behind-the-Scenes Photography: Sophie of Her Lovely HeartPin It
Since the early days of shooting weddings, one of the things I’ve been asked most by my clients a year or two down the line is ‘would you please please do a family session for us?’. Over the years I’ve had to give out way too many heartbreaking no’s, purely because I was so busy with shooting weddings, and pursuing other business interests, that I simply didn’t have the hours to accommodate the requests. Nor could I with a clear conscience pick and choose and do sessions just for my ‘favourite’ clients (since you’re ALL my favourites!).
Over the past year I have done some serious re-evaluating of my business, my life and of how I spend my time, and one of the things I came to realise was that in order to have a little bit more flexibility in my life, I needed to take on fewer weddings. So I did some major re-arranging of my business(es), and as a result I am finally in a position where I am able to do more Together sessions, both for couples, but also for families.
The Family sessions I offer are very relaxed and informal. There’s very little formal posing involved, as I want to capture real interactions and authentic moments, that will create memories of who your family is right now.
If you’ve asked about family sessions before, and I’ve turned you down, I’m sorry, the timing just wasn’t right before. I do hope you’ll get in touch now and we can make things right! I’m so looking forward to spending special, fun times, with my former and brand new clients alike!
In the next few weeks I’ll be blogging a couple of the first sessions I’ve done, sneaks of which you can see here.
How about a little bit of summer magic? Ashley & Jacky came all the way from Hong Kong to have their engagement, or pre-wedding shoot, in the UK where they used to study. In some places, such as Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia, it’s quite common to have your wedding portraits done before the big day. Mainly because the weddings tend to be so big and busy with hundreds of guests, and often held at hotels with no access to wilder locations outside, plus it’s customary to have the portraits on display at your wedding.
We had such a lovely time traipsing around the Hampton Court & East Molesey area, and charming some deer in Bushy Park. I’m personally a little bit in love with these images, and I hope you’ll see why!