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styled-bridal-shootToday I have some behind the scenes from a beautiful styled bridal shoot to share with you – a shoot where lovely rustic elements meets English garden, set in the airy summery outdoors of the English countryside.

I was lucky to do the “Behind the scenes shots” for this shoot on a beautiful day at the end of the summer.

I say lucky from a lot of different aspects: Firstly, it’s not often that me and photographer Cecelina are free on the same day, and I love it when we get the chance to work together on something (If you’ve read my blog before, you’ve probably seen how we have double shot weddings and bridal shoots on several ocassions in the past) – so I’m really glad she asked me to do the “Behind the scenes” for this shoot.

I also feel really lucky to see a shoot from a different perspective, to be the observer of how a group of artistic people from the wedding industry, are coming together to create something. A lot more goes in to a successful, styled shoot, than one might think… It takes a lot of planning, and demands a good group of people to work with, who’s products and vision for the shoot goes together – so that the shots will be a good source of inspiration for wedding couples that are browsing around for ideas.

Here’s my “behind the scenes story” from the shoot, which was shot at the stunning and relaxing venue Bignor Park – and once you’ve seen my behind the scenes, don’t miss out on scrolling down to the bottom, to follow the link to the featured final shoot and the suppliers!

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Morning gathering to plan the day… it’s not every shoot you get your own section in a stable  😉

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I loved the styling ideas for this shoot! The cute Gazebo at Bignor Park is being dressed up with massive, and very effectfull pieces of fabric by the stylists and wedding planner, together with Nova the Nu Bride blogger. bridal-shoot-louise-bjorling bignor-park-bridal-shoot bridal-shoot-louise-bjorling bridal-shoot-louise-bjorling bridal-shoot-louise-bjorling professional-bridal-shoot-bjorling bignor-park-wedding-shoot bridal-shoot-louise-bjorling bridal-shoot-louise-bjorling bridal-shoot-louise-bjorling stylish-bridal-shoot-UK bridal-shoot-louise-bjorling bridal-shoot-louise-bjorling styled-contemporary-groom-bjorling modern-bridal-shoot-bjorling stylish-bridal-shoot-uk-2 bridal-shoot-louise-bjorling-073 elegant-bridal-shoot-bjorling bridal-shoot-bignor-park-louise-bjorling wedding-shoot-bignor-park bridal-shoot-louise-bjorling-086 bridal-shoot-louise-bjorling-085 bridal-shoot-louise-bjorling-091 styled-wedding-shoot-bjorling bridal-shoot-louise-bjorling-094 stylized-bridal-london-bjorling bridal-shoot-louise-bjorling-098 rustic-bridal-shoot bridal-shoot-louise-bjorling-102 bridal-shoot-louise-bjorling-101 bridal-shoot-louise-bjorling-096 bignor-park-bridal-photography bignor-park-bridal-photography

Credits:

Shoot was shot for the Nu Bride wedding blog www.nubride.com and Brides Magazine

Link to the feature on Nu Bride

Link to HD Moment’s video

 

Planner: Always Andri Wedding Design www.alwaysandri.co.uk

Photographer: Cecelina Photography www.cecelinaphotography.com

Behind the scenes shots: Louise Bjorling (well me)

Videographer: HD Moments www.hdmoments.co.uk

Assistant Photographer/behind the scenes: Louise Bjorling www.louisebjorling.com

Female model: Syanne www.lenismodels.com

Male model: Devante www.adoramodelmanagement.co.uk

 

Venue: Bignor Park www.bignorpark.co.uk

Florist: Blue Sky Flowers www.blueskyflowers.co.uk

Caterer: The Naked Food Co www.nakedfoodcompany.co.uk

Cake: (2nd look) The Sugared Saffron Cake Studio www.sugaredsaffron.co.uk

Makeup: Brides & Beauty www.bridesandbeauty.co.uk

Hair: H K Hair Artist www.hkhairartist.co.uk

Stationery: Curious Me Design www.curiousme.com

Wedding dresses: Morgan Davies Bridal www.morgandaviesbridal.co.uk

Accessories: Feather & Coal www.featherandcoal.co.uk

Shoes: Love Art Wear Art www.loveartwearart.com

Suits: Keye Indivisual Fashion www.indivisualbykeye.com

Ribbon: Lancaster & Cornish www.lancasterandcornish.com

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Last year I changed album suppliers and I absolutely love the album selection from my new suppliers.

Yesterday I believe we finally had our first day of spring – the birds where singing, I didn’t need a jumper under my jacket, and one little lone flower had already popped up in our back yard (!) So I stepped out into the glorious sunshine and did a little photo shoot featuring the new collection of sample albums I recently received. Hopefully this will give you guys an idea of what the albums look like, what different colours and cover materials are available – and also, giving you ideas on how images can be strung together to tell a story about the wedding day.

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The photographs are printed straight on to the pages. With seamless printing across the gutter in the middle of the book ↑

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The albums are very versatile in terms of weaving a story together using different layouts and mixing large and small images how it best fits the selected photographs. But what I also love about these album makers, is the whole presentation of their products – such as the boxes the albums arrive in. The standard box is black box with leather feel in fantastic quality – or, when ordering an upgrade album with leather cover & high quality mat art paper, the box for the album is of a very special type of linen – as in this example:

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There are several different sizes available – with special rate for smaller copies to parents/friends/family! The most popular size is the 10×14 inch. Although larger A3 or smaller A4 are examples of sizes available as well. In this sample below, the main book is in size 10×14, and the “smaller version” is slightly smaller than A4. But what’s special with this album company, is that the quality isn’t compromised for the smaller copies – they are printed with exactly the same quality as the main book!

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The pages are of “card-quality” durable thickness and have a printing quality that is of professional standard, with a semi gloss finish to it. (Art finish mat is available as an upgrade)

wedding-photographer-london-linen-albums wedding-photographer-london-linen-albumsIn this example, you can see the mat art finish paper and a cover in real leather↑

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There are several different cover options available as well. I particularly like the linen ones ↑ – they come with the warm toned etching included, and I just love how you can see the fibers of the material. There are also plenty of colours available – you’re very likely to find one that goes perfectly with the colour theme of your wedding 🙂 . Just scroll down a bit further, to see the different colours and cover materials available…

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Click on the image below to see a slideshow of cover options…

 

 

The albums are also available with Photographic cover – a photograph from your day etched into the front cover, which would be combined with a leatherette spine.

Read  more about books and albums from other chapters on our web site:

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Books and Albums

Louise Bjorling Photography offers a wide range of books and albums. From coffee table books, to beautiful, handcraftedView full post »

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Example of photography book design

Here follows some examples on my coffe table book designing, it’s a few pages taken from one of my portraitView full post »

 

Got a fantastic announcement to make today. Natalie and Josef’s wedding has made it to the final in this year’s competition for London Wedding Of The Year – held by Your London Wedding Magazine.

It really made me smile to open latest issue of the magazine and read their interview…

Thank you so much to anyone who put in a vote for them! And fingers crossed that they will win the final by the end of this year.

 

Your London Wedding Magazine, July/Aug 2014

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Link to Natalie and Joe’s full wedding chapter