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The Blog

Join me every month while I dive into sessions, show examples of my work in more detail and give advice to other aspiring boudoir photographers on my blog.  What can you hope to achieve reading this blog? 

An inside look into creative sessions

Each month I try to experiment with at least one session, these are discounted sessions for clients who are happy to share images and if you'd like to be considered for a creative session please do subscribe for updates. These creative sessions usually create amazingly different photographs unlike most boudoir photographers in the UK and I am always striving for a uniqueness that aligns with my clients personality and individuality. 

More in-depth full sessions 

I also show more in-depth shoots from parties, cake smashes and engagements among other on location and studio portrait sessions for those wishing to see a more in depth look at how their shoots may look and what I can achieve. 

Studio Boundaries

The blog is also where you may wish to read my studio boundaries for Boudoir sessions, these boundaries differ from studio to studio and I want to be upfront about these before you enquire incase you are looking to create images with a partner or video footage etc. 

Some tips and tricks I've picked up 

I love everything about photography, I definitely identify as a bit of a photography nerd! As I buy new kit and experiment I hope to pass on some of the lessons I learn to other photography nerds! 

The Wedding Of Alice & Steph

The story of Alice & Steph

Like many modern couples Alice & Steph met online, after only a few months they knew they'd found 'the one' and gave each other commitment rings to symbolise their commitment to each other. Some years later, a house purchase, several promotions and lots of lovely holidays together they decided to make it official and so began the search for the perfect wedding venue that exuded luxury and style while allowing them to keep the event intimate and unfussy.

Alice & Steph booked an engagement shoot to get comfortable in front of the camera ahead of their big day and they were fantastic, here's one from that session!

two women snuggle up for an engagement shoot

Orleans House Gallery

The perfect venue for them, using both the gorgeously luxurious yet surprisingly intimate space of the gallery and the light and airy stables for the wedding breakfast. Orleans House Gallery, based in Twickenham is a Grade I Listed room for up to 60 guests. Outdoors there are stunning landscaped gardens and a small woodland area as well as parking for guests and a small cafe for walkers.

Orleans House Gallery wedding venue

Detail Shots

I was able to grab a few close up detail, simple flat lay and venue detail shots. The big focus here was to get a macro shot of the wedding bands that the couple could print and frame for their house so I used their bouquets as a foreground interest and we also grabbed a shot with the Richmond Hill Hotel card for keepsakes as this is where they stayed before and after the wedding.

A macro shot of two wedding bands on a bouquet

A simple ring box flatlay

A simple flat flay including a card from Richmond Hill Hotel

Ring box open with wedding bands

Arrival at the venue

You have to love the closeness in a car but especially so when both brides chose big fluffy dresses! We had a few minutes when we arrived to get these in Steph's Dad's Range Rover :)

During the ceremony

First Kiss!

Of course this is awkward for all photographers and couples getting married when registrars don't step out of the way, luckily I am very experienced in photoshop and was able to remove both registrars. Would you know they'd been there?!

The first kiss of two brides lgbtq+ wedding

Confetti walk

Alice and Steph opted for a mixture of natural flower petals and dried petals for their confetti!

two brides lgbtq+ wedding emerge from ceremony

Group Shots

The sun was shining hard and it was blistering heat so I opted to take guests inside for group shots. The combinations of group shots list was fairly long so we worked hard to get a mixture of classic standing and a more modern regal style fitting with the venue with guests seated and spaced. As a rough guide for timings if you are looking to get married and plan in posed group shots. It takes about 5-7 minutes to find guests, pose and take a picture of each group. So if you want 10 different combinations you need about an hour.

Posed couple portraits

I tend to pose my couples in classic romantic styles, with props such as dancing, walking hand in hand, kissing, cuddling and sometimes just talking to each other while I capture that magic sparkle of the day. Alice and Steph wanted to focus on the reception with their guests so we had about 15 minutes spare to get these shots.

Candid reception photos

I also took some time to capture the guests and the spirit of the wedding day really shone through their faces!

This was such a beautiful intimate wedding that ended after the meal so was very laid back and full of love. I am in love with these images and I hope having read this and seen them you can see how I might be able to capture your special day. If you'd like to discuss a bespoke package or have any special requests please do get in touch.

Cat xx

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