Category: Photography

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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Fun Wedding Photography

Let’s imagine you’ve planned your wedding, the day’s been and gone, the honeymoon’s over and your photographer has finally delivered your eagerly anticipated edited wedding photos. What photos are you going to cherish and why? Lets think of reasons you might love a photo: Because you look super cool/gorgeous (good angle, good light, you look svelte, a natural smile etc etc). Because it oozes emotion (a heartfelt moment with your father before he walks down the aisle, the first look moment, speech laughs/tears etc). Because it’s heartwarming (a happy moment with a child or elderly relative perhaps). Because there’s a…

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Margot’s Party

Happy New Year! I’m definitely easing myself back in gently… I’m feeling rather fragile. I’ve caught up with my emails and I’m scheduling some blog posts but I won’t be back with full force until next week! Christmas is hectic isn’t it? I think it’s too much. Who do we talk to about toning it down? My December also involves my son’s birthday and my birthday so I get an extra amount of overwhelm! It’s been a brilliant one but my word I’m glad to be getting back to normal. Next week you can expect more news of our next…

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Getting to know… Barbara K Photography

Today we get to know North London-based photographer Barbara K. The about page on her website reads: “I’m French but I’m nice. It simply means that the first time we meet, there will be an awkward moment when I hesitate between shaking your hand, giving you a hug or politely bowing… also, occasionally I’ll be calling ‘cufflinks’, ‘handcuffs’. Q. What makes you happy? A. The simple pleasures of life: a sunny morning, a nice cup of coffee, birds singing, trees in bloom, a good laugh, a chat with a friend… you get the idea. Q. What does a perfect weekend…

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Getting to know… Holly Bobbins Photography

I’ve simply loved reading the answers photographer Holly Bobbins sent back to my questions… mainly because I think we’re pretty much the same person (and the quote at the end made me cry)! Read on to find out what a happy, sentimental and creative soul she is. Q. What makes you happy? A. Lots of things makes me happy … standard things, my kids, my husband but I can find joy all over the place. My husband said the happiest he’s ever seen me was watching a hermit crab on our honeymoon in Thailand. I spent about an hour watching…

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Weddings that Stand the Test of Time

July 30, 2019 | Love, Marriage, News, Photography, real wedding

I’ve wanted to write this post for a while because it’s something I feel quite passionately about. I’ve run this wedding business for ten years and even before that I was involved with weddings in some form or another. I worked in the function room at Hampton Court Palace when I was 18 and then, in later life, I worked for event companies; one company specialised in Moroccan-themed events and the other, hen and stag weekends all over the world. The reason I’m telling you this is because I feel like I’ve seen it all when it comes to weddings….

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