You may remember our earlier entry on the pre-wedding shoot at Virginia Waters. Well last week they were married in a gorgeous ceremony at Beaumont House in Windsor! It was a black tie affair with retro twists such as the groomsmen wearing cravats, the bride’s lace sleeved dress and the table numbers written on vinyl records.
The couple had originally decided not to hire a photographer as they don’t particularly like having their photos taken. Luckily they changed their minds and our photojournalistic style really suited the event. It was also attended by their 7 month old little boy – although he might not remember the day himself he’ll now have some great photos to look back on in years to come!
One thing we really noticed was how well the images we took lent themselves to black and white. It’s difficult to pinpoint why this is, but it could be a combination of the interesting architecture, the bride’s vintage dress, or even the emotion that fills the images. Although my favourites from the wedding include many black and whites, there were some stunning colours around that cannot be ignored. By night Beaumont House is lit up bright blue which you can see shining through the window. The reception room also had ornately painted high ceilings which were illuminated by colour changing lights.
Berkshire Wedding Photographer, Beaumont House Wedding Photographer
On Sunday 20th November, the people of Sunninghill put on their winter woolies and headed down to the annual street fayre. There was a fantastic turnout and it proved to be a really fun and lively day with a very festive atmosphere! We, amongst many other local businesses set up a stand and were selling gift vouchers to raise money for Sebastians Action Trust and the Ascot Day Centre. Thank you to all who came to visit our stall and take a look around our studio – we managed to raise an amazing £550 for the charities! We’re already looking forward to the next one, and we look forward to seeing all those who bought portrait vouchers over the next 6 months for your shoots.
We met Jason and Rachel from Jason Charles Jewellery at a wedding fair about three years ago, and recently had the pleasure of taking some corporate shots for them to use on their website.
For the photos Jason demonstrated his work, some of which involves melting down old materials to make beautiful shiny new jewellery – it was fascinating to watch all this in action! This shoot gave us the chance to utilise our photojournalistic skills, and the photos of his equipment really complement the natural headshots we took in their everyday surroundings.
Jason and Rachel and have used Artis Studios a few times for portrait shoots with their little boy, so we have become good friends and look forward to working with them more in the future!
November 5th saw us at Cripps Barn in Gloucestershire for a civil partnership ceremony. Even though the heavens opened for the entire day, we got some stunning shots indoors with the gorgeous rural interiors. The girls were so determined to get outside though, that they got out the umbrella, snuggled up in a warm blanket and lit some sparklers! Cait wore blue trousers and a white top with a large bow detail on the back, whilst Annabelle had a couple of outfit changes, ending in a lovely 1950′s style halterneck number at the end of the day!
Although winter weddings can be notoriously difficult to photograph because of low light, you can see below how the available light made for some exceptionally gorgeous photos, from the fairy lights in the marquee and cast iron lanterns in the barn, to the glorious afternoon light outside (when we could catch it).
Civil Partnership Photographer, Cripps Barn Gloucestershire Wedding Photographer
We had another lovely brother and sister in the studio for a portrait shoot last week. They got on really well despite the age gap of four years. Having both bought along books (not intending to read them of course!), we decided to use them as props which made for some interesting and quirky shots. They were a really enthusiastic pair and got a fantastic set of photos.
Back in 2008 we shot a great couple’s wedding at Tylney Hall, so we were really pleased when they came back with a little one to start her Cherubs scheme! Throughout all her shoots she has been a pleasure to photograph and this was no exception. For her final cherubs session we met at California Country Park, Crowthorne and had a walk around the lake. She was really happy running around exploring and everyone had a great time.
Normally when people ask what to wear to their shoots the general rule is to avoid spots or stripes as they can be very distracting. However, there is always a reason to break the rules and this is a great example of how it can work really well for individual shots.
As the year draws to a close, we are starting to shoot the last few weddings of the season. We met this lovely couple for their pre-wedding shoot at Farnham Castle where they will be having a festive wedding next month. They are keeping their fingers crossed for a white wedding (although not before their guests have made it there safe and sound!) and there will be Christmas trees everywhere!
We are really looking forward to the big day as they are a really fun couple and were great together. The castle had lots of great little areas to do photos including up on the roof which held a spectacular view of Farnham.