So sometimes when I’m not taking photographs I’m organising things! This year one of those things was a wedding fair, but not just any old wedding fair A Most Curious Wedding Fair. THE wedding fair for the style savvy couple!
I always think it’s important to jump out of your comfort zone every so often and this is what it was all about for me. I co-organised the fair with the fantastically talented Becky Hoh-Hale, it took months and months of planning, some sleepless nights, lots of coffee but it was all worth it. I got to hone my radio skills (I was one the radio twice!), meet and worked with some super lovely, creative and skilled people and have a lot of fun. What a combo!
For me once the all important wedding ceremony is finished the occasion is all about celebrating and encompassing who you are and what you’ll be as a couple. People tend to only marry once so who knows how to do it, that’s why wedding fairs are so important. Becky and I wanted to make Most Curious jam packed full of wedding suppliers that were brimming with talent, unique ideas and were going to help make your wedding all about you and one of a kind.
The photos you are about to see are by Cat Robson, Seahaze Photography, Cat has often second shot for me at a number of my weddings and is super talented.
This is my stand!
Amy is modelling an animal head made by Sara Lowes
Getting engaged is a really exciting time. A milestone in it’s own right and capturing that in a set of engagement photos is a really good idea for a number of reasons. Rebekah and John have booked me as their wedding photographer in April and we wanted to get together in advance for an engagement shoot. We headed to Wells beach on the most incurable day in September. The sun was out, the blue sky made an appearance, in fact it felt more like Summer and not the start of Autumn. Wells-next-the-Sea beach and the nearby wood makes a great spot for a photo shoot as it offers so many different backdrops. We had a lot of fun exploring!
Engagement shoots are a great opportunity for you to get comfortable in front of the camera before I turn up on your wedding day. It’s a chance to have a go at this posing malarky without the pressure of having all your friends and family and, y’know, the enormity of your wedding going on around you. This shoot is all about you two! And it’s a chance for us to meet and get to know each other, understand your vision, and try out some unique ideas. It’s a time to get creative and have a bit of fun! I like to make it as informal as possible, a chance for us to chat.
I so enjoyed working with these two and can not wait for their wedding day in a few weeks time. Watch out for a preview of their wedding photos that I will be posting in April.
Jenny and Phil’s wedding was the second I had shot at The Octogon Unitarian Chapel, Norwich but the first I had shot at The Red Lion, a good old fashioned English pub set next to the river Wensum in Norwich city centre. I love the idea of having your wedding reception in a pub as I always think the venue helps to set the tone and holding a wedding reception at the Red Lion Pub created a really intimate, relaxed and friendly atmosphere which was just what the couple were after.
The Octogon Unitarian Chapel is a stunning, wooden clad building flooded with light located in the centre of Norwich. I have been shooting a lot of weddings in the Norfolk countryside recently and so as their wedding reception venue was only a 20 minute walk through the city it’s was lovely to use that opportunity to whisk Jenny and Phil off for their couple shots taking advantage of the quirky urban backdrops, vibrant buildings, cute shop door ways and graffiti covered walls.
This was one of my mini packages offering four hours coverage, but with the help of my super assistant Cat we managed to capture the all the fab homemade details Jenny and Phil had spent hours putting together, the imitate ceremony, all the love and laughter and the guests kicking back having fun.
I know it’s no longer halloween, sob, I have to wait another 260+ days. Halloween has to be joint top day of the year next to firework night, beating Christmas (yes Christmas) and even New Years eve!
So to help me with the long wait I thought I’d put together a photo blog of my time trailing my very eager nieces and nephews trick or treating. They could not believe their luck – ‘yes Otto, you do get to dress up in blood dripping clothes, scare people and are rewarded with chocolate!’ Fun times, the best times.
Long live family and the tradition that is halloween!
Sometimes I find it really hard to shop for my family at Christmas, they seem to have everything! However, I have discovered the one thing they will always love to receive is a family photograph. So, in the run up to Christmas I am offering 15% off my Norfolk family photography shoots!
For my family packages click here: http://www.bethmoseleyphotography.co.uk/pricing/
T+C. Shoots must take place on or before 23rd November 2014. Package includes 20 miles of travel from NR2, Norwich. Locations beyond will occur a small travel cost.