When you truly love your job, it is said you will never work a day in your life. After giving up my birthday plans to work with a creative team on a wedding shoot at Morden Hall in February, this must be true of me.
Keen to get back in the swing of shooting a couple in daylight after the winter weddings I agreed to take part in a styled shoot organised at Morden Hall as it featured a number of wedding industry suppliers I was keen to not only network with but actively work alongside. I also really enjoy working at Morden Hall- logistically it’s easy for me to get to, there are no parking issues (hugely important when shooting solo with camera gear) and there is a lot of scope for creativity with the room styling and outoor grounds. We also have a great working relationship with the venue manager/organiser/ on day coordinator Emma.
With an absolutely stunning model in Kay, and her stylish real life partner as the groom, it wasn’t hard to make the couple look good. A windswept morning that was a lot colder than it looked didn’t stop us getting some great external couple shots on the bridge and towards the front grounds of the venue. Having styling assistants really helps the flow of these styled shoots as there is often a lot of setups to cram into the time. Catherine Short worked tirelessley on the flowers, even on the day, as she set them up in various arrangements all over the shoot locations while Andi Freeman provided and decoraed the cake. Pompom blossom provided the ribbons for the bouquet which I tried hard to feature porminantly. Kate Edmonsons dresses complimented Kays figure perfectly and stationery was presented on uniquely torn black paper with calligraphy on from By Moon and Tide.
You can watch our BTS film from the day below and you can read more about the shoot itself and the stylistic choices on the English wedding blog here
Find out more about our relationship with Morden Hall as their recommended wedding videographers here.