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Featured on Boho WeddingsJen & Adam marry at Houchins

Delighted to see Jen & Adam’s wedding on Boho Weddings today – click here to read more of their incredible wedding story.  I’ve enjoyed being part of their wedding journey so much and wish them every happiness for their future.  You can also follow Jen & Adam’s travel adventures on their blog World Footpath, can’t wait to read all their stories from Canada xx

Photographer:  Kathryn Hopkins Photography  /  Venue:  Houchins  /  Florals:  Rebecca Avery Flowers  /  Gown:  Grace Loves Lace  /  Shoes: Dosa Heels by Grace Loves Lace  /  Bridesmaid Dresses:  ASOS  /  Earrings – Ikecho Pearls Australia  /  Bride’s Ring:  C J Brooks Colchester  /  Groom’s Ring:  The Gentleman Smith  /  Groom’s Attire:  Topman, River Island, Hammond & Co (at Debenhams)  /  Hairdresser:  Alice Nicholls  /  Make-up Artist:  Emma Charlotte Make-up  /  Caterer:  Heathcote & Hare  /  Ice Cream Van:  Molly Moo’s Ices  /  Evening Piazza:  Wood Fired Wonder  /  Wine:  Peter Watts Wine  /  Wooden Benches:  Wooden Bench Hire  /  Band:  Alice Anderson  /  Videographer:  Robert Watts

Iceland with my D700& 24mm f1.4 / 50mm f1.4

Last year I had the most tiring but amazing experience, two days in Iceland, action packed, with my Nikon D700.  It was December and knew it would be freezing so made the decision to only take two lenses as I didn’t want to spend time changing lenses in the cold.  The 24mm f1.4 was a must with Iceland’s epic scenery and no other lens could capture like this lens would.  The 50mm f1.4 came along too but most of the time my fingers were too numb and incapable of changing the lens.  So the 24mm f1.4 became my go to lens for this mini trip, deciding that I’d rather have the whole landscape captured than smaller vignettes.

I have to say a massive thank you to my husband’s sister and brother-in-law for inviting us on this whirlwind of a trip.  Iceland is certainly a location I would love to go back to; perhaps to photograph the Icelandic horse – now that would truly be a bucket list project.

Fine Art Photography

December is going to be a month of preparing for Christmas, (my favourite time of the year), and learning new skills.  Since I was a little girl I’ve been obsessed with fairy-tales and thought initially that I’d be an artist, bringing my imaginative stories to life through watercolour.  Sadly my watercolour skills and ability to translate my ideas to paper failed miserably!  But then I came across a couple of fine art photographers who specialise in composite photography.  There work has rekindled the flame to create my inner world.  So my project for December is to produce a fine art composite photograph which, if good enough, will hang on my wall.  I have no idea how it will go but what I have learnt in a few days about digital manipulation of a photograph is incredible and what that will bring to my wedding work is so very valuable.  Although not a composite photograph, this is my first fine art photography attempt.  I love how painterly it looks and feel the mood draws you to wonder what has caught her attention in the distance – it makes me very excited to see how my December project will go…..

Florals:  Fallen Flower Designs  /  Make-up:  Victoria Taylor  /  Hair Styling:  Dawn Taylor  /  Gown:  Bridal Reloved – Maldon

Sneak PeekCaroline & Jack marry at Wherstead Park & Jimmy’s Farm

It’s so sad to be at the end of my wedding season for 2017, but what a beautiful wedding to go out on.  So happy for Caroline and Jack, they are an incredibly kind and beautiful couple and I’ve enjoyed being part of their wedding journey so much.  Wishing them so much happiness xx

Photography:  Kathryn Hopkins Photography  /  Florals:  Rebecca Avery Flowers  /  Make-up: Laura Hook – Long Lashes Make-up   /  Hair: Benjamin Charles Hair  /  Gown: Sassi Holford at The Wedding Shop  /  Groom’s Attire: Moss Bros   /  Ceremony Location:  Wherstead Park   /  Reception Location:  Jimmy’s Farm

Sneak PeekFaye & Ed marry at Great Barn, Rolvenden

 Faye & Ed’s wedding at The Great Barn, Rolvenden.  What can I say! I’m actually pretty speechless.  Faye spent two years and more planning and collecting items for her wedding.  If that wasn’t enough she also made macrame backdrops and giant dream-catchers to decorate the barn and surrounding grounds.  Not one element was left to its own devise…there was thought behind every detail.  Such a beautiful wedding in every way, from the decor to family and friends.  Can’t wait to share more.  The talented team involved:

Venue:  The Great Barn  /  Florals:  Rebecca Avery Flowers  /  Make up and Hair:  Knot Your Average Bride  /  Gown:  Essence of Australia  /  Jewellery:  Kaizen Antiques  /  Groom’s Attire:  Slaters, Riverisland, & Burton  /  Videographer:  Edward Southwell  /  Caterers:  Home Gurr’own