At the beginning of October I joined fellow photographer Jenny Heyworth to teach a very special workshop for Aspire Photography Training. The workshop focused on the art of the ‘styled wedding shoot’. During the morning we talked about the key benefits of doing a styled shoot, how to go about creating one and maximising it’s potential, right though to creating a strong blog submission and submission etiquette. After lunch we set out with the group to photograph a beautifully styled set up in the gorgeous grounds of Lowther Castle (everyone should get married here, it is truly stunning). This was the perfect opportunity for the students to put in to practice some of what we had talked about in the morning and capture some breath taking portfolio images.
Myself, Jenny and Yasmin (Aspire’s amazing stylist) got together and brain stormed ideas of how we wanted the shoot to look. We all have a mutual love of Autumn and agreed that it would be great to make it seasonal. We chose to stay clear of the usual orange tones that are usually associated with the season. The aim was to subtly hint at Autumn with the more muted tones of plums, gold and black. We also wanted to make the most of the grade surroundings, so kept the styling simple and classical. A massive thanks must go to all the fabulous suppliers (and the lovely ladies that modelled for us) who came on board and made the vision for this shoot a reality. They are all incredible and if you are getting married, then please check out their work…
Venue: Lowther Castle and Gardens
Styling: Yasmin Joughin
Dresses: Claire Pettibone from The White Closet
Make Up: Lucy Pearson Hair and Make up
Floral Design: Made in Flowers
Stationary and Calligraphy: Calligraphy for Weddings
Cakes: Bird Bakes
After the success of the workshop I am happy to say that we will soon be releasing dates for further workshops of its kind throughout 2016, keep an eye on the Aspire photography website or Facebook page for more information/dates.
Below are some of the images I captured whilst hosting this wonderful workshop. The next workshop can’t come soon enough.