Other than your venue & catering photography is most couples biggest expense, because once the prosecco has been drunk & the cakes been eaten the main memory of your day is your photos. I’m a huge advocate for printing photos, I personally print all my holiday photos and make scrapbooks (which I am planning on sharing at some point soon!) You simply cannot compare the images you see on a screen to a proper, professionally printed photograph (trying saying that after 5 G&T’s!)
Happy Autumn! If you follow me over on Instagram you've probably started to notice I'm already embracing Autumn (my second favourite season, Winter is no. 1 obvs). So I thought it was perfect time to share some Autumn wedding inspiration in the way of Michelle & Aarons Rustic wedding at The Fennes, Bocking, in October of last year. Fennes is a beautiful Essex wedding venue that I've been luckily enough to photograph at a few times now and each time I find new places inside the house or in the beautiful grounds.
If you've followed me for a while on any form of social media you may have seen me talking about my love for stationary - So I must admit I'm forever lusting over invites & stationary at weddings (or on Pinterest & Instagram). There is SO much out there but today I'm sharing a few of my favourite suppliers and styles at the moment!
Back with another installment in my afternoon tea adventures, this time i'm sharing the ultimate in super kawaii kitty cat teas and that's the Hello Kitty afternoon tea at Cutter and Squidge.
For a bride, when beginning to plan her wedding one of the most continuous thoughts (and most asked about questions from friends!) is finding 'The Dress'. Long? Short? White? Ivory? There are so many things to think about when considering what dress you want. Theres also a LOT of choice out there so whilst it can be a good thing, it can also make the search for the perfect dress very stressful!
Being a wedding photographer that loves to photograph alternative weddings I’ve seen some awesome stuff! Being an alternative wedding photographer based in Essex however I have noticed there is still some sense of stereotyping that goes on. I’ve heard people say that they wanted “XY&Z” but couldn’t find the suppliers, or the venue suggested they do this that way, or florist didn’t understand the concept they wanted and ultimately gave in to tradition… I’m here to tell you can totally cut up that rule book, flick away that sterotype and have the day that YOU want, especially in Essex!
So today we’re gonna talk second shooters. What are they? What do they do? Do we actually need one? All questions I see getting asked all the time so I thought I’d post my own thoughts and feelings. If you book my middle package you get the option of a second shooter or a pre-wed shoot, if you book the top package you get both!
Obviously, Disney has always been a pretty popular area but with the remakes of lots of our old favourites like Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella & Beauty and the Beast this has meant that we don’t just need to pop into your nearest Disney store to get your fix, a lot of high street and online shops are getting a piece of the action! (I for one am glad because my local Disney store closed down – The horror!)
This week I'm loving :
The Hello Kitty collection with Paperchase is my NEW favourite thing, I'm a huge Hello Kitty fan so I basically need this whole collection... Think this will be a little September treat for myself.
So I've been thinking about my blog a little the past few days... I intended on having some kind of structure/schedule but in reality I'm definitely not that kind of person. I find that added pressure of having to do things in order just stresses me out more, I prefer to write about whatever I feel like - whether that being an advice post, a real wedding, my afternoon tea adventures etc. I'll obviously be posting my work but I want to also still make this MY blog and have elements of me and my interests too. One thing I'm really big on is supporting other business owners, particularly independent and local businesses so I've decided that every Wednesday (or most Wednesdays I should say) I'll be sharing things I find on Etsy/Not On The High Street etc for you in a series i'm calling *drumroll* WEDNESDAY WARES (super original I know!) so heres #1!