Camera Hannah - Alternative Wedding Photography Derby UK

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Intergalactic Bridal Inspiration - Outer-space Wedding Ideas

I knew I wanted to work with Jo from The Couture Company again. Our first collaboration had been a huge success so we knew that if we were going to work together again, we had to top it somehow.

I've only ever wanted to do styled shoots that were unique, so it can take a bit of time for inspiration to strike and when it does it happens by surprise and becomes all consuming. So, when Jo asked me again if we could work together and I just blurted out that I wanted to do a space shoot… it was news to both of us. The idea formed while I explained it to her "it's like space… but not sci fi... like nebulae and stuff …" and luckily she understood what I meant and the plan came together over the months that followed.

I was blown away by the work of the collaborators… to work with The Couture Company who made the stunning gowns, hair and make up artist extraordinaire Elbie Van Eeden, the shoe-designers of awesomeness Revivemeboutique, rad accessory designers Working Clasp and lovely models Elly Lucas and Rachel Hayton was awesome. It's a funny thing seeing an idea come to life in front of you and humbling when that happens because talented people are willing to trust that you can pull it off.

Here's the photos… I'm so excited to finally share them all.

And if that wasn't enough we were lucky enough to get published in Rock N Roll Bride Magazine! The launch of Kat's magazine has been huge but, being focussed on real weddings (and rightly so) there's not a lot of room for editorial content. Having our shoot published was a massive achievement.

If you haven't picked up a copy of this awesome new magazine I definitely recommend it for any couple getting married who fancy a bit of inspiration.  

Monday, 30 March 2015

The Deck at The National Theatre London Wedding | Anna & Tom

I arrived at their home to get some shots of Anna and their two daughters getting ready and was so inspired by being in the midst of little signs of family life, the felt tip calendar with days crossed off up until the wedding. All those everyday things you find in a house with children. I wanted to tell that part of the day from their daughters' perspectives and I waited patiently to get the black and white shot with the youngest peeking round the door. It turned out to be well worth it as Tom and Anna told me after seeing their preview images:

"We both said the shot of Evie looking around the door is worth the price of all your work...we will treasure that for the rest of our lives."

I may have done a little dance at my computer when I read those words. 

When Tom and Anna first told me they were getting married at The Deck, part of The National Theatre in London I had to catch my breath a bit. London is such a beautiful city and The Deck had one of the best views of the skyline I've seen. It was gorgeous in the daytime but truly came into its own when night fell… all the twinkling lights on the Thames.

That's all the words I'll give you for now… let's have a look at the photos, hey?

Derbyshire Boudoir Photography | Preview

This weekend's boudoir shoots were exactly what I needed after a crazy week. Early in the week I finally found the perfect little office for me so the rest of the week was all about planning the move in. There'll be more about that very soon, I can't wait to be able to open my doors to you lovely lot!

After a lot of running around three more boudoir shoots were just what the doctor ordered. It was a great opportunity to build up my portfolio, so I'm now very nearly ready to launch it properly. It gave me time away from home to think about how I can present this idea. I think that a lot of the time boudoir is seen in a certain way that doesn't really inspire me. I'm getting there with how I want to make it work and that's so exciting.