Category: Photography

Elegant and Sunny Italian Shoot among the Vines

There have been plenty of cancelled travel plans in recent months. Oh to share al fresco feasts under the warm sun… *sigh*. When this vibrant Italian shoot popped into my inbox I knew I had to share for some upbeat sunny bridal inspiration. Over to Adele, AKA Joli Reve, to tell you all about it… We are fortunate enough to live in a land rich with ancient buildings, with their own soul. Our vision is always modern, folk, boho and free-spirited… The venue was a wonderful castle located in the green heart of Italy, its elegant cellar and native vineyard…

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2020 Roundup

December 23, 2020 | Photography, Updates from HQ

It’s my birthday!!!!!! This time last year I was celebrating turning 40 with my nearest and dearest. I’m so glad I threw a party, it just goes to show you never know what’s around the corner. Today I’m going for a walk with a pal and hanging out with my support bubble AKA my sister’s family. Is it possible I might have an early night and be hangover free for Christmas Eve for the first time in years??? (Above photos: Teddy Pig Photography) I’m over Christmas already. Covid restrictions have toned everything right down so why does it still feel…

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The Benefits of Engagement Shoots

If you’re looking at wedding photography have you considered booking an engagement shoot too? There may be many reasons you’ve disregarded it as ‘not necessary’ or ‘not your thing’, but it could actually be the perfect part of the jigsaw for the following reasons: 1. Get to know your photographer. You’ve probably chosen your photographer because you like their photography style. Maybe you’ve had a chat on the phone, a coffee together, or perhaps you met at a wedding fair. An engagement shoot is the perfect opportunity to get to know your photographer a little better. After all, they’ll be…

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Q&A with Sussex-based Wedding Photographer Elisa Photo

Our advertiser Elisa Photo has a unique edgy style which we love. We caught up with her to find out what makes her tick, and what she gets up to when she’s not shooting weddings… Q. Hi Elisa! Firstly, can you tell us how you describe your photography style?          A. I would say my style is creative, relaxed and fun but with an edge. Hiya. It’s me, Elisa. That’s Lisa, with an ‘E’ at the front, rather than Eliza, Alicia, Elise or Elsa: while those are all nice names, they’re just not mine. Q. What’s your…

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8 Ways to Entertain Your Wedding Guests

There are so many things to think about and consider when it comes to planning your wedding. While some aspects will be more important than others, make sure to include wedding entertainment at the top of your list. Not only will your guests thank you for it later, but good entertainment will always be remembered, even after your day has passed. Jasmin from Blush & Pose Photography has brainstormed and put together her top ideas for you to consider… HIRE A PHOTO BOOTH We know how popular photo booths are at weddings, because this is what we do. Photo booths…

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Updates from Margot’s HQ – Back to Work!

It’s the 1st of July! I’m moving home today after living with my sister for three months and I’m back in FULL work mode from tomorrow. I’m no longer Furloughed so bring it on! I thought today would be the perfect time for a reflective post, a look back on the last three months and a look ahead to the next three/six months. The last three months I’ve been Furloughed from the business since the end of March. All I’ve done is kept up with emails and blog posts (i.e. my statutory obligation as company director to ‘maintain the success…

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Styled Bridal Shoot at The Winding House, Kent

Kent-based wedding planner Natasha Spencer curated this simple, elegant bridal shoot at The Winding House. Over to Natasha to explain her inspiration behind the cool collaboration… “I’ve spent a lot of time swooning over beautiful, minimal wedding styling lately and wanted to create my own shoot.” “The minimal, industrial-style colours I took inspiration from are natural, crisp, clean and simple.” “I softened the minimal colours using neutral tones and copper.” “I wanted to keep everything paired back whilst exuding luxury, warmth and style.” Planning and Styling – www.natasha-spencer.co.uk Photography – samieleephotography.com Venue – www.thewindinghouseweddings.com Dresses – www.harpersmithbridal.co.uk Hair and Make Up…

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FaceTime Photo Shoots with Tim Dunk

WHAT an intense few weeks. I feel like this week is an oasis of calm after a period of frantically trying to cobble together a new ‘life infrastructure’. I tried to cope alone in my garden-less flat with my four-year-old son for the first couple of weeks. I did my best to keep us both sane with plenty of baking, crafts and Joe Wicks workouts (intermingled with lots of Googling re the Furlough system and Universal Credit entitlement) but it soon became apparent that I was going slightly doolally. Crisis talks were had with my co-parent and my sister and…

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Supplier Spotlight – Outside & Instant

I have always found other people’s lives interesting. How they live, their upbringing, how they got into their careers etc. I find creative people’s lives especially interesting because they’ve followed their passion and have actively created a life on their own terms. As we continue to live in lockdown and get back to basics, it’s a good time to reflect on life, what you’ve done, how you’ve got to where you are, whether you’re happy… and thinking about the direction your future will take. Today we focus our spotlight on Hampshire-based Outside & Instant, a husband and wife team who…

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Getting to Know… The Stag & the Doe

Today we get to know Lindsey Macadie, the talented photographer behind The Stag & the Doe. We’re very jealous of her time in Maui! Oh to be there now, on this cold wet dreary day… Q. What makes you happy? A. Sunshine, wisteria and giggles with good friends. Q.What does a perfect weekend look like to you? A. Some live music, time with family and friends, a walk followed by a Sunday roast. That’s a good weekend! Q. What’s your idea of a dream holiday? A. Sunshine and some sort of activities like yoga or kayaking. A good dose of…

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