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Featured on The English Wedding BlogFaye’s Post Bridal Shoot

Faye’s bridal style captured on a cold rainy day in March at Great Ashfield in Suffolk.  There is no getting away from our English weather.  Featured on The English Wedding Blog.  Click here to read more xx

Make up:  Victoria Taylor  /  Florals:  Rebecca Avery Flowers  /  Gown:  Essense of Australia 

Cover StoryThe English Wedding Bible

So thrilled to make cover story twice in a row for the English Wedding Bible online Magazine.  Click here to read the whole story.

Thank you to the English Wedding Blog for being such a big supporter of my work, I am always so grateful to you xx

Featured: The English Wedding Blog  /  Florals: Talking Flowers

Couples Portrait Workshop Session

Getting comfortable in front of the camera is no easy feat if you are camera shy. It can be so nerve-racking and have a profound effect on the outcome of your wedding photographs. They are more than likely to be the photographs you’ll frame and you want them to look beautiful, natural, and feeling like you.

A wedding day is fast paced with little time for the photographer to get you relaxed in front of the camera. So a little bit of practice and some sound advice can make all the difference to your overall experience and photographs from your wedding day.

Although similar to an engagement shoot, the main focus of the workshop is to give you constructive advice on how to achieve natural looking photographs no matter who your photographer is on your day. We’ll talk through how nerves affect you, and positive ways you can re-channel this constructively together. Tips will be given on natural directing techniques you can accomplish yourselves, as the more instinctively you interact together without a photographer overly posing you, the more organic everything will look.

This workshop is designed with the camera shy in mind, as well as couples who are just looking for a few hints and tips to take their couple portraits to the next level.

What’s included:
* 1 hour workshop session (one couple per session)
* 20 High-res images from your session delivered via an online gallery

Workshops are held locally to Witham, in Essex.  Exact location confirmed at time of booking.

For more information complete my contact form or email me directly:  kathryn@kathrynhopkinsphotography.co.uk or click here to book a place.

Featured on Rock My WeddingA Floral Fairytale

Our beautiful Floral Fairytale is featured on Rock My Wedding today. Click here to see more.  It’s always such a privilege to have work featured when you know how much work goes into pulling a shoot like this together.

My love for Great Lodge in Essex started on my first visit.  There is magic in the air which I think comes from it’s history and the fact the owners have been very loyal to the roots of their home and kept every part of their renovations very rural and authentic.  It truly is a location that’s beautiful at every turn and has so much variety which is often lacking at many wedding venues.  My first visit was in Spring where the ancient orchard was in full bloom and knew then I had to design an editorial shoot inspired by the beauty it withheld at that time.

The creative team who brought my vision to life where just incredible.  They are true artists and very passionate about what they create.  Handpicked for the beauty of their work and honest way of working, which has depth, texture and intricacy.

The editorial is inspired by the delicacy of apple blossom and the fairy-tale of living in a rural English setting.

Photography, Styling, & Gown:  Kathryn Hopkins Photography  /  Featured on:  Rock My Wedding  /  Venue:  Great Lodge  /  Florals:  Fallen Flower Design  /  Make up Artist:  Victoria Taylor  /  Hair Design:  Dawn Taylor  /  Headdress:  Agnes Walker  /  Veil:  Sash & Veil  /  Paper Goods:  By Moon & Tide  /  Paper Goods Illustration:  Amy Swann  /  Jewellery:  Sarah Brown Jewellery  /  Model:  Emily Bannister  /  Film Lab:  Canadian Film Lab

Featured on Rock My WeddingCharlotte & Paul marry at Crabbs Barn

Charlotte and Paul, both fell in love with Crabbs Barn for its rural setting.  It was the perfect blank canvas to combine Charlotte’s love of design and Paul’s love for rural life.  With their closest family and friends, the couple held an intimate wedding, on a very sunny day last August, full of sumptuous flowers by Fallen Flower Design, and details inspired by outdoor English living.  Very excited to also see their wedding on Rock My Wedding today! Click here to read more of their wedding story xx

Photography:  Kathryn Hopkins Photography  /  Venue:  Crabbs Barn  /  Florals:  Fallen Flower Designs  /  Gown:  Blue by Enzoani – Inaru – bought from Bellisima Weddings  /  Bride’s Shoes:  Rachel Simpson  /  Headdress:  Flora Ivory from Bellisima Weddings  /  Make up:  Hollie V Makeup Artist  /  Hair:  Rosie Bancroft   /  Groom’s Attire:  Master Debonair  /  Bridesmaid Dresses:  ASOS  /  Bride & Groom Bears:  KD & Co  /  Videographer:  Colbridge Films   /  Cake:  Vanilla Cake Design (florals by Fallen Flower Designs  /  Catering:  Jamie Lee Smith Catering  /  Transport:  Lodge Coaches  /  Steelband:  CSI Steelband