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Featured on Rock My WeddingLaura & Chris marry at Prested Hall

 

I really loved photographing the wedding of Laura and Chris.  Laura is a very talented Fashion/Beauty/Lifestyle bloggist, link to her website below, and Chris is just super creative and has talents ranging from being a musician to photographing weddings.  Their ceremony and reception took place at Prested Hall which sits in a very pretty location in Essex.  The flowers were created by the incredibly talented Rebecca Avery Flowers, who also happens to be a dear friend of mine.  Although there were many highlights capturing their wedding, one of the main has to be  Laura’s bridal styling; she looked incredible with her beautiful lace gown created by Sottero & Midgley, and hair and make up by Amy Lawrence MUA .  Their gorgeous wedding is featured on Rock My Wedding today – so click here to read more of their wedding story xx

Photography: Kathryn Hopkins Photography  /  Bride: Laura Bradshaw  /  Groom: Chris Bradshaw  /  Venue: Prested Hall  /  Flowers: Rebecca Avery Flowers  /  Gown: Sottero & Midgley  /  Bride’s Shoes: Rachel Simpson  /  Groom’s Attire: Moss Bros Suits  /  Bridesmaids: Maya Boutique – Asos  /  Flower Girl: John Rocha at Debenhams  /  Make-up & Hair: Amy Lawrence  /  Band:  Jupiter Ray (the groom’s band)  /  Videographer:  Sophie Crees  /  Featured on:   Rock My Wedding

 

 

Sneak PeekKayleigh & Stephen marry in Exeter

My beautiful niece gets married!  Thrilled to see my niece so happy.  Wishing them both so much love and happiness always xx

Photography:  Kathryn Hopkins Photography  /  Florals:  Rebecca Avery Flowers  /  Gown:  Monsoon  /  Veil:  Made by her Grandma  /  Headdress:  Debenhams  /  Shoes:  Dune

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