I have used premium brand Folio Albums to create Ross & Sarah’s Wedding Album. The stunning wedding took place at Suites Alba Resort, Portugal, summer 2016.
The front cover is made from Linen, colour Pebble and contains 22 spreads on Art White Cotton Paper. The album is presented wrapped in a canvas bag and I designed in Illustrator the image on the brown cardboard box packaging to add personality and the finishing touch to the album.
Photographing The Album
As the wedding was beside the beach I used cork sheets; cork is harvested in Portugal and when photographed represented sand. I used shells collected from the Algarve beach and coral coloured cotton sheets also used as the main accent colour to the wedding.
Photographing products I have always found tricky with lighting, how to position the camera, whether to keep the whole frame in focus and how much to include in the frame. With this I’m mind I photographed the album outside in the garden using natural light and decided to go for a hap hazard, carefree laid back feel to the set of photographs.
A super vibrant, colourful and rather amazing wedding day; full of laughs and fun.
I was so happy to get the opportunity to photograph this wedding. I met Emma and Rayner at a local wedding fair and knew right away this was a wedding and couple for me, both being funny, witty and creative
The style was modern day vintage with loads of personality and a few quirky twists.
Emma ‘Rocked’ with her Sea Mermaid coloured hair, fashioned in a 1940’s style. A hand crocheted flower posy and iridescent blue shoes finished the look. The guys wore hand crocheted sunflowers and brown suits, complimented by colourful bow ties, white shirts and braces
I am so thrilled to share this wedding with you and hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.
There was so much effort and creativity put into decorating the venue. The table decorations were handmade by the couple and their creative flair could be seen throughout the day in all the little details.
A playful theme of Rainbows, Sunflowers and paper hot air balloons.
The guests and couple were all great fun.
The First Dance
If you were a guest at the wedding and would like to see the full album please click the link.
”You made us feel so relaxed and like we were being photographed by a friend. You really have been a star throughout” Mr and Mrs Coss
Kenilworth Castle is a magnificent backdrop to Rayner and Emma’s pre-wedding photoshoot; with their interests in history and Renaissance Art it was the perfect place.
There was no shortage of photo ideas. With a fantastic location we decided to go with the flow, making the most of the weathered and textured stonework, the confined rooms, the open grounds, the remains of a tower and the stunning views from the castle.
A real mixture of photos. I think of Renaissance Art as very solemn affair although very beautiful and skilled. When Emma told me they both liked this period in Art History I decided to use more natural areas around the castle. An outer castle wall covered in creeping ivy was a good backdrop as was an impressive upturned root with gnarled branches in the castle grounds and a pair of grand oak doors. Emma brought along a pair of lovely sparkly red shoes to wear. I wanted to include these as much as possible in the shoot and dancing came to mind in the ruins of a turret creating fun action shots. A present from Valentines Day they gave a flash of colour to the cold February day.
Like most couples I meet Rayner and Emma were not keen on having their photos taken, however there is always a turning point in a couple shoot and after the first few shots both Rayner and Emma were both enjoying themselves (I hope!) and thats when the best shots start happening.
This was the longest and the most shots I have taken to date on a couple shoot, about 70 edited in all. I think all three of us had so many ideas and there was so much scope to try things out, I just kept snapping!
At Wells-next-the-Sea, on the Norfolk coast; the sun was shining bright and the sky was a mesmerising blue, a great combination for an afternoon seaside couple shoot with Rob and Sarah.
Shadows were casting varying shades of light across the beach providing plenty of opportunities for colourful, fun, natural photographs. A large stretch of painted beach huts provided a great prop and backdrop as did the sand dunes and grasses dotted across the mustard coloured sand.
Rob and Sarah were totally relaxed and casual. They really wanted to show their personality through their poses. I photographed them from afar just chatting on the beach hut steps, this resulted in some nice natural shots, then on to the composed poses making the most of the scenery. The three of us were still coming up with possible photo ideas 3 hours later, time just disappeared, always a good sign the client is enjoying the experience.
Omg I love them so much!!!!!! They are perfect! I can really see me and Rob in them if that makes any sense! Thanks soooooo much, Sarah
This makes me so happy as a photographer, knowing that not only is the client happy but I have captured their personality through the photos.
This was a fantastic wedding and certainly had the wow factor. The attention to detail was superb, from the hand painted shoes to the bold and bright love balloons, every detail was thought through and executed brilliantly.
The backdrop to the wedding was dark and grand which matched perfectly with the theme of dusky pinks and rich golds.
I had a brilliant day photographing Dan, Kirsty, Millie and the wedding party. The window of opportunity for photographs was small, it was a bleak and dark day, with the wedding starting at 2.30pm, but the darkness added to some great atmospheric shots outside the hall with the grand fairy lights.
An atmospheric Elizabethan hall and 17th Century houses provided the backdrop to our shoot.
The late afternoon start delivered a moody sky, casting shadows throughout the ruined but magnificent buildings. Steeped in history the place provided plenty of dark corners, textured walls, doors, windows and an large expanse of topiary all helped to create deep and thoughtful shots of the couple.
The place evoked feelings of another time and world and with this in mind, black and white photography was a must with subtle tints layered on top to really pick out the many textures and shadows created by this impressive place, making for a coherent set of photographs.