Wedding Videography | Should you have your wedding filmed?

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any brides ask me about wedding videographers so today I want to give you my personal perspective as a photographer, a bride and a woman on why I think you should have your wedding filmed. Everyone is different, some photographers will have a completely different opinion however what it ultimately comes down to is this: will you regret not getting your wedding filmed? On a recent poll, I ran on Instagram 86% said yes they did regret not having a videographer.  So here are my thoughts and personal story…….

10 Myths of the Wedding Photographer | By Kelly Weech

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ften couples have said how overwhelming it is to find a wedding photographer. The wedding photography industry is oversaturated, everyone has an opinion on who you should you use and unlike other industries, ours is not regulated. This blog post today will debunk 10 of the most common myths of the professional wedding photographer and hopefully will help clients to make informed decisions when choosing a wedding photographer.

Once a upon a time…. |Fairy Tale Table Inspiration

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hen wedding and event planner Julie from A Touch of Class got in contact to photograph her new range of fairytale table decor I was intrigued. Launching on Valentine’s Day I couldn’t wait to see her interpretation of the popular films Beauty & the Beast and Snow White, I was not disappointed. This classy and romantic take on fairytale stories lent itself perfectly to the beautiful setting of Woodlands Castle.

Whilst photographing the tables I found out Julie’s top tips for wedding venue styling.

Preparation for wedding photographs | Top Tips

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eing a photographer I can say that I have heard it all. From “I hate having my picture taken” to “I can’t smile naturally”, but it doesn’t have to be this way and having your photograph taken can be fun. It is my job to get the best out of your personalities and to make you shine in your wedding photographs. However, here are a few top tips to get you ready for the camera on your big day.

He’s not perfect | Bob Marley

“He’s not perfect. You aren’t either, and the two of you will never be perfect. But if he can make you laugh at least once, causes you to think twice, and if he admits to being human and making mistakes, hold onto him and give him the most you can. He isn’t going to quote poetry, he’s not thinking about you every moment, but he will give you a part of him that he knows you could break. Don’t hurt him, don’t change him, and don’t expect for more than he can give. Don’t analyze. Smile when he makes you happy, yell when he makes you mad, and miss him when he’s not there. Love hard when there is love to be had. Because perfect guys don’t exist, but there’s always one guy that is perfect for you.”

― Bob Marley

 

5 minutes with… | Annabella, Makeup Artist

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ot all bride’s employ a makeup artist for their wedding day. However, a good makeup artist can help to make a bride feel beautiful all day and confident in front of the camera. It can also play a major factor in creating the overall look and style the bride wants to achieve to complement her dress. This week, makeup artist Annabel reveals the trends for 2018, beauty tips and her advice to bride-to-be.

The Wedding Wishing Well Fountain

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fter being in the wedding industry for seven years, I still feel so privileged to capture some one’s wedding day. For many families, the memory of a happy wedding day can be a cherished moment. Surrounded by family and friends, enjoying each other’s company and being full of joy and laughter; a wedding day is an occasion where everyone can look back and remember that special event, and smile.

5 minutes with… | Fleur Amour, Wedding Florist

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hoosing the right florist is a big decision. Sometimes we know what we want but don’t quite know how to achieve the look. This is why a florist with excellent vision and creativity can contribute to creating the overall look and feel of a wedding. This week Fleur Amour owned by Charlotte Murrant discusses the latest floral trends and how to communicate with your florist the desired look you want to achieve.

Winter elegance at Quantock Lakes | Siobhan & Jack

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ocated in Somerset in the village of Nether Stowey, Quantock Lakes was my next venue for a lovely winters day in early February 2017. It was the perfect winters day and the sun shone for Siobian and Jack.

Siobian and her bridal party got ready in the recently finished Wedding Village, which includes, the Posh Piggery Bridal Suite and a large 2-storey barn conversion called the Wagon House. It was a great space to get ready in with lots of natural light and plenty of room for everyone. I particularly utilised the balcony overlooking the sitting room to capture lots of lovely getting ready photographs and capture the relaxed atmosphere in the morning among everyone.