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Rock My Wedding – The Magazine!

Yay!!…… the Rock My Wedding Magazine is finally here!

Featuring as the main editorial photographer – yours truly!

I’m super proud of this collaboration, which we shot over 3 days to complete it. It was an absolute honor to be asked to shoot for them again – especially when you consider just how many wedding photographers there are in UK these days. They went and picked little old me!

So massive thanks to team RMW – it’s always a pleasure to work with you guys. (and always very fun too!)

I will update this post with a few more pics at a later stage, but for now you can read Charlotte’s introduction post here or click the pic below to go directly to the magazine.

Rock My Wedding Magazine

Sam & Matt – Notley Abbey

Notley Abbey Wedding Photography - Sam & Matt

 “Thank you so much for the amazing photos and slideshow. WOW! They are really wonderful and it was so lovely to be able to relive the day!! We love the music choices too…Sam cried when we watched it for the first time….and it would seem everytime after that too!!!!”

 

Now I’ve shot weddings at the splendid Notley Abbey a fair few times, and each time I always try and push myself to create even better pics or find new locations / angles I may of missed previously.

Well Sam & Matt’s amazing wedding, seemed to all come together just so perfectly. It was completely raining down in the morning, but by the time the guests started arriving the sun came out to play and colours went pop! This delightful weather stayed with us, pretty much until they sat down for their wedding breakfast…. at which point the heavens open once again, but it didn’t matter… we had achieved everything we wanted to do, from capturing the confetti to the everyone enjoying the champagne & sunshine, to some funny group shots to capturing some fantastic portrait photos with a big round white balloon. It was all good.

The wedding breakfast began, after which all the speeches followed…. but what I wasn’t banking on, was the weather taking a twist again or rather the sunset being truly amazing… the weather was definitely spoiling me while keeping me on my toes, so out we popped again to capture some fab sunset shots, while some horses stood by and watched!

Then on to the evening dancing… oh WOW! their first dance could of been something out of strictly come dancing! Sam even had an outfit change for it – if I was a judge, the dance routine was definitely a 10/10! …this was followed by some moves & shakes on the dancefloor and then some wickedly colourful ticker tape (or confetti cannons – as they’re known in the UK)…. rounding off with a pretty sparkler exit.

Thanks again Sam & Matt….. the pleasure was all mine:)

x

 

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The RMW – Editorial Campaign Shoot

You’ve probably already seen all the gorgeousness over at Rock My Wedding today!?….. but for those of you who haven’t, then might I suggest you get your booty over their quick sharp to have a look at all the yummy styling, plus they’ve got  make-up tutorials & stationary guides coming your way soon too… I promise it’s worth it – oh and they’re all a really lovely & helpful bunch too:)   ……so go on take a butchers at RMW now!

I suppose… I’m mostly, what you would describe as a ‘people’ photographer… whether that be for wedding photography, fashion, beauty, portraits, PR or events,  as much as I can shoot ‘still life’ it’s not exactly what I mainly get hired for… I shoot people, illustrate a story or a look / feel. So I will show you the images where lighting the subject (the model) properly was paramount… and I suppose the end product as far as my preference is concerned.

The brief was… Hippie / Gypsy /  Boho / 70’s  ……Charlotte (blog queen of Rock My Wedding) already had a good idea of the styling & look she wanted, which is great when working with any art / styling director, so together (along with the team) we made it happen:)

I’ve also included a few extra b&w’s versions….. so you can see how it further adds a different feel & look to the images too.

Thanks to everyone involved on the shoot – you were all fab and I can highly recommend any of them if you’re perhaps looking for a… make-up artists, hairdresser, florist, cake-baker or even perhaps a cute vintage caravan etc.

MUA – Kylie McMichael
Hairdresser – Lucy Spary
Florist – Lilly & May
Cakes – Buttercream & Dreams
Caravan – Florence

And of course the lovely Rock My Wedding team… Charlotte, Adam, Lolly & Lauren:)…thanks for letting me be a part of it – big love to you guys xx

  • Dan and Melissa01/07/2013 - 17:34

    Beautiful shoot! Lovely work.ReplyCancel

  • Cam Grove25/08/2013 - 14:25

    Beautiful location, beautiful girl – hard day’s work?ReplyCancel

  • Delia McDonagh01/12/2013 - 22:40

    Stunning images. The light is just perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly20/01/2014 - 20:58

    Taking pictures can be such a pleasure when a day is as beautiful as that. With a model as good as that.ReplyCancel

  • Paul Keppel06/02/2014 - 15:55

    Such beautiful light in these photos, great use of back lighting with lovely soft editing. I can wait for a few days of sun!ReplyCancel