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A Bohemian Castle wedding

Wedding Floral crownDo you dream of a Bohemian castle Wedding?  Farnham Castle remains one of my favourite wedding venues in Surrey. Who doesn’t want to get married in such an historical location, and with such beautiful surroundings!?  Magdalena & Brendan chose to have a Bohemian castle wedding at Farnham castle in Surrey, and were married nearby in St Josephs Church, Aldershot.  My style of wedding photography is very relaxed.  It is important to tell a personal story of your wedding day, which includes detail shots to create the cement to bind your images together, as well as plenty of candid of your guests enjoying themselves throughout the reception.

Magda wore an amazing floral headdress made of roses, skilfully created by Hannah Berry Flowers one very talented florist and designer, her flowers were just perfect for this bohemian castle wedding.  I have seen her floral creations a few times – her work is just amazing!

I was also commissioned to do a family portrait sitting – in essence an engagement sitting that also included the couple’s daughter. Its a great way to get to know one another, both in terms of personality, and to ascertain what type of shots you may want on your wedding day.  Usually it is a revelation to my couples who had initially spoken of a ‘fear of the camera’ or not enjoy having their photo taken, as this doesn’t have to be the case.  In fact, if you aren’t enjoying it that certainly comes across in the images, the camera never lies, right!?  After a pre-wedding shoot, its almost guaranteed to take the ‘fear’ away. One less thing to have to think about on your wedding day.

This pre-wedding shoot showed me the inner beauty of Magda. She turns out to be a wonderful person to photograph, happy to try new things, and a love of creativity. Thanks to her sharing her Pinterest board with me (I can highly recommend that as a way of communicating your likes and dislikes to your wedding photographer!) I was able to create a few more styled portraits – that still only took minutes to create – including her purchase of a cathedral veil off E-bay for a particular shot!  My point being, you only do this once, you want your wedding photographs to be amazing – so why not let the dialogue begin, and have the perfect set of wedding photos.

One final point! Have you considered having a toastmaster for your wedding!?  The lovely Iain Pompei was a great help, especially helping to create the heart shaped group shot of the whole wedding party – having the ingenious idea of using a broom to draw it into the gravel, making my life alot easier! Check out his website for more details!

If you are planning a Bohemian castle wedding, and are yet to find the photographer for you, I would love to talk about options available, and hear more about your wedding over a cup of coffee or even a glass of wine!

 

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If you are looking for a small but beautiful venue locally, you would be hard pushed to find a better location than The Mill at Elstead.  It has recently undergone a renovation of its interiors, and also now has a license for marriages in the large room upstairs.  With its picturesque location on the river,  pretty gardens, great atmosphere, and a gorgeous bridge (sorry, some things excite a wedding photographer more than they should!) it certainly has all of the ingredients for a great wedding venue in Surrey.

I had the pleasure of photographing Amy & Paul’s’ wedding there very recently, and with vintage wedding details, a white Cadillac, and beautiful detailing throughout the day it was a fun affair – despite the hailstorms as Amy arrived in her wedding Cadillac!

In fact most of the photographs had to be taken inside, as the rain was persistent to say the least, but luckily there is enough room, and a lovely staircase to make some creative photography still possible – even if I didn’t manage to get back to that bridge!

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An engagement photo shoot is great for two reasons.  Firstly you get lots of lovely images of you both together before you were married, and secondly it is a great way to take the worry out of your photography.  So many people say to me they don’t feel relaxed or natural in front of the camera, or that they aren’t good posers (if only I had a penny for each time).  But its not about exotic poses (yes that does say exotic!), and as long as you are relaxed and enjoying the environment, and each other, then with a little guidance from me and a clever choice of background and light (you won’t even see me do that bit) then its smiles all around.

So if you are one of those people who think posing is stiff and awkward, then this is for you – lose the fear and embrace graceful, natural, and relaxed photo sessions forever more!Engagement photo shoot Richmond PhotographerEngagement photo shoot Richmond PhotographerEngagement photo shoot Richmond PhotographerEngagement photo shoot Richmond PhotographerEngagement photo shoot Richmond PhotographerEngagement photo shoot Richmond Photographer

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I have always loved Brighton – at one point almost living there but unfortunately that never quite happened.  In February i had the pleasure of photographing Sylvia and Alastairs’ wedding at The hotel Du Vin Brighton.  Its a great place with nooks and crannies, interconnecting parts of the hotel, and just a really unique and friendly vibe!

The room that Sylvia got ready in with her bridesmaids included a bath in the middle of the room, along with a pinball machine in the corner!  What more could you want?  They had a civil ceremony which was dressed and the room looked thoroughly amazing thanks to Jenny at Complete Bliss.  Due to chilly and wet weather – nearly all of the photos were taken inside,  and lots of candid photographs of the guests in the bar before sitting down to a delicious dinner.

The evening saw a complete transformation of the room that went from light bright and airy to a much darker, coloured lights with a real disco feel.  Once the DJ started the dance floor was full from that first note, and stayed that way for the rest of the time that I was there – love a packed dance floor – it makes for great shots.

If you want inspiration for your wedding in Brighton, or any other aspect of your wedding day – take a look at the photos!  If you are getting married and need a wedding photographer with a natural style, and creative portraits, then please get in touch.Wedding photographs brighton Hotel Du Vin by SchuttersWedding photographs brighton Hotel Du Vin by SchuttersWedding photographs brighton Hotel Du Vin by SchuttersWedding photographs brighton Hotel Du Vin by SchuttersWedding photographs brighton Hotel Du Vin by SchuttersWedding photographs brighton Hotel Du Vin by SchuttersWedding photographs brighton Hotel Du Vin by SchuttersWedding photographs brighton Hotel Du Vin by Schutters

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123456789Conjure up an image of a woodland setting, log cabins, outdoor jacuzzi, and a week of the family relaxing together in three separate lodges all nestled in the woods!  That is the wedding day planned by Tracy & Andy in April of this year.  Their ceremony took place at Winchester Registry office in the centre of town, and a beautiful lunch followed., along with a few photos in the central park by the river.

If I was to do it all again (to the same guy of course!) I would seriously consider planning a small, intimate and gorgeous wedding like this!

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