Morning! It’s been a busy weekend as I planned a very fun wedding on Saturday at a private retro bowling alley, but I’m so excited to share this with you today, and this is a two-part post with part 2 coming up tomorrow. Last year you may recall the styled photoshoot I did with photographer Eddie Judd at the beautiful Mayfield lavender fields in Surrey. Since the shoot, a lovely couple, Angelia and Wiyono fell head over heels for the place and got in touch to see if myself and Eddie could re-create something similar for them as an engagement shoot in London. They are due to be married back home in Indonesia in December, but living in London, they also wanted to have some less formal photos of them in some picturesque settings in their home town and I hope these provide them with some beautiful memories for themselves and for their families!
Angelia is a big fan of pinwheel prettiness, so this was very much a subtle theme for the day throughout both shoots and we also wanted to include a ‘Save the Date’ photo in there too! We kept the first part [which is today's feature] at Hampton Court Palace, playful, fun and colourful making the most of the immaculate gardens and wonderful surroundings, with a more romantic, bridal and pretty feel for the lavender fields later on [part 2 up tomorrow].
Eddie has, as always produced amazing photographs and was fantastic at capturing these two and the setting perfectly. I have to say it was a fairly long day [we were mostly stuck in 2012 Olympic traffic for the cycling event!] but Angelia and Wiyono were so enthusiastic and a pleasure to work with and photograph.
There were a number of wonderful people who made this 2 part shoot possible – for this shoot Siobhan Drew did Angelia’s hair and make-up [she's a pro at working in carparks and on park benches!] and the very pretty paper pinwheels were all handmade by Carla from Popsicle Pinwheels.
I just wanted to point out that the top photo is REAL! We were determined to get a shot from above, and Eddie ran upstairs to the inside of the Palace [we had to get a ticket especially for this shot!] and we waited for that split second when the crowds disappeared! These shoots do have an element of thought behind them you see…!
Aren’t they just lovely! It’s so nice to see a pre wedding shoot that is bursting with colour and vibrance so I was thrilled to work on this brief! Thank you Eddie and Angelia and Wiyono, the very pretty part 2 coming up tomorrow!
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