Archive for July, 2012

A Village Fete Humanist Wedding {Sarah & Carl}

July 25, 2012

So…remember a few months ago when I ran this competition for someone to win their wedding photography free? And then I decided to give the prize both to the winner and the couple who came in second place? Well, that lovely couple who came second was Sarah and Carl, and all I can say is: Best. Decision. Ever. to shoot their wedding, because it was so exactly the kind of wedding I love! Huge tent on the village green? Check. Family and friends helping to put everything together, from the bunting to the table decor? Check. A house full of people who were just excited to be there and share the day with Sarah and Carl? Check. Bride and Groom totally in love, going from tears to smiles in a split second the whole day long? Check. Couple willing to climb over fences to get into the field I wanted to shoot in? Double check.

Add to this a turquoise wedding dress, a fantastic humanist ceremony, peacock feathers everywhere, amazing food, desserts that everyone pitched in to bring, heartfelt speeches and a BARNDANCE, and you might begin to get an idea of how awesome this wedding was.

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The four groomspeople (three men and one lady) were the Fantastic Four!

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And the Ushers were…well, you see. I laughed SO hard when I saw this!

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Another Fantastic Groomsman:

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Sometimes you just have to check if your Dad is hiding something in his mouth.

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Prettiest rings ever, possibly. Sarah’s engagement ring’s stone is tormaline!

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The Fantastic Four:

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What happens to your chalkboard seating chart as the evening goes on….

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The Photography Farm: Hippy Luxe Wedding shoot

July 23, 2012

I’m finding it hard to put the experience that was The Photography Farm into words. It’s an amazing three-day workshop that’s so much more than a workshop; rather it’s like a group of friends getting together and discussing their businesses, getting advice from everyone else (but especially from the talented Lead Farmer Lisa Devlin and Kat Williams of Rock ‘n Roll Bride fame!). And while we weren’t friends when we arrived, because we had never met before, I think it’s safe to say we were friends by the time we left. And that, actually, is part of Lisa’s mission statement. :-)

The second and third days of the farm are devoted to talks and discussions on everything from post-production to blogging to running your business efficiently. But the first day…ah, the first day is devoted to some amazing styled shoots, which are set up just for us, and which basically blew me away. We started with an engagement session for one of Lisa’s real-life couples, but I’m going to share that at a later date, since this post is already getting slightly photo-heavy. So the following photos are part of the “Hippy Luxe” wedding shoot, complete with a real-life couple with dreadlocks, a Moroccan-feel tent, and the most phenomenal twig headdress I’ve ever seen in my life.

 

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Photography Farm http://devlinphotospsactions.blogspot.co.uk/p/photography-farm.html

Set Styling & Flowers ~ Hannah Best http://www.the-tea-set.co.uk assisted by Sara Reeve http://www.sarareeve.com/

Fashion Styling ~ Kat Williams http://www.rocknrollbride.com/ and Laura Kate O’Rourke http://noirmusic.tumblr.com/

Hair & Make Up ~ Elbie Van Eeden http://www.elbievaneeden.com

Dress ~ Charlotte Casadejus http://charlottecasadejus.com/ via Luella’s Boudoir http://luellasboudoir.co.uk/

Jewellery ~ Union http://www.unionjewellery.com/

Menswear ~ Gresham Blake http://www.greshamblake.com/

Stationery ~ House of Sugalily http://www.sugalily.com

Props ~ Boho Garden http://www.boho-garden.com/

Tablewear ~ Mateus http://mateus.se/