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An Artist Life

Friday brings much excitement. With news that we are so close to moving my thoughts are with new projects which lie ahead. Finally an artist life is just a fingertip away and can’t wait to start designing concepts, be a maker of sets, and bring my inner world to a tangible reality. This is where my heart is and makes me feel alive. But I can’t do it alone and hope that some of you beautiful talented wedding creatives and makers will work with me on what I can only say will be a beautiful journey xx

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

Sneak PeekFaye

So lucky to photograph Faye’s post wedding bridal shoot.  Weddings are so fast paced with little time to dedicate to one element during the day, so it is really lovely to be able to spend a couple of hours just documenting the brides style and dress after the wedding day.  I definitely recommend any bride treating themselves to a day of pampering on set and enjoying their dress again before it gets packed away forever xx

Location:  Great Ashfield House  /  Florals:  Rebecca Avery Flowers  /  Make-up and Hair:  Victoria Taylor

Sneak PeekHayley & Adam marry at Crabbs BarnComing soon to Wedding Ideas Magazine

I’m always very excited to be asked to photograph a wedding, it feels like such a privilege, and when a friend asks  I can honestly say it’s pretty hard to contain all that excitement as I know I get to be with them all day long!  I’ve known Hayley a long time and felt so emotional watching her get married to Adam.  Here is a little snippet from their day and just cant wait to share more of this beautiful wedding day.  It was a perfect day with a wonderful couple and the loveliest family and friends, and I think you will agree that Hayley looks utterly gorgeous.   xx

Full list of suppliers will be posted on main blog post coming soon.

Why I Don’t Use Professional Models for Styled Wedding Shoots

Why I don’t use professional models for wedding styled shoots…to be honest I love working with people, especially women, who don’t feel comfortable in front of the camera.  There is nothing more rewarding than making a women who is inexperienced in front of the camera look like she has just walked into a vogue shoot, or a wedding styled shoot that you see on a high end wedding blog.  I’m not going to lie, its not always easy, and finding solutions that will help capture the results I want takes time and perseverance, but the end results are hugely rewarding for all involved.

Another reason is practice.  Although there is much to gain from using professional models…they know there light, how to work their muscles (even facial expressions), how to move and pose.  As a photographer who is working with non professionals on a weekly basis I find working with people who aren’t confident in front of the camera, don’t know how to find light, have no idea how to move, hugely beneficial to improving my skill set, especially for a wedding day where time is limited and couples can feel very awkward.  Knowing simple ways to keep things moving and fluid is much easier for couples and brides who are camera shy.  I have found the more you are involved in a pose the more awkward it becomes and will often look stiff and unnatural – something I am always trying to avoid.

**Would you like to feel like you are gracing the pages of a magazine or high end wedding blog? Launching soon – Styled Post Wedding Shoots & Portrait Sessions **

All Photography:  Kathryn Hopkins Photography  / Florals:  Rebecca Avery Flowers  /  Make up Artist:  Victoria Taylor