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Wedding photography London & beyond – a preview of recent weddings and bridal shoots around UK

It is time to wrap up a fantastic 2015 today. And I thought I should wrap up this year, with a proper preview of a few things that I’ve been up to this autumn. It has been a busy few months… with as vivid and interesting work as a super pretty, elegant 1920’s wedding (think Gatsby!) at the Landsdowne Club in Mayfair, cozy countryside weddings around Surrey and Kent… featuring high tea reception and a purple wedding dress… the winning wedding for the “UK wedding of the year competition” held by the National magazine Wedding (an atmospheric woodland wonderland wedding in Buckinghamshire!), then off to shoot for the big yearly autumn bridal fashion show at Manchester Events City (- theweddingfairs.com). And in between, I’ve been over in Sweden to set up my second office and Swedish web site, and up above London on top of rooftops and cherry pickers, to shoot a London in expansion for my architecture clients. On a personal level, I’ve also been training and studying for my yoga instruction certificate, which I will acquire in Goa next month (!)

I know, I have fallen off the blogosphere radar a bit this autumn. When I blog a wedding, I want to set aside a full 2 days for it to make a thought through post, and to select the best shots of about a thousand – I want to really tell the story of the day the best I can… and I just haven’t had the time this autumn  😉

But today on this last day of 2015, I am making up for it, with a blog post containing a preview from a few of the different things that I’ve been up to these last few months. (Accompanied by som lovely commentary from my clients.) I’m lucky to have had such wonderful clients this year, thank you to you all. And thank you yet again to my lovely assistant Michelle for your hard work this year, you’ve been awesome as always!

See you all in 2016, for some reason, it feels like it’s gonna be a really good year in the world!   xoxoxo Louise

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Have an awesome New Years Eve party everyone, and an amazing 2016!

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Wedding of the year photography for the magazine Wedding

The magazine Wedding selected lovely Nuala and Adrian to win the big yearly WOTY 2015 competition… and then… the magazine selected me to shoot their big day. (Yes, I’m not joking – a day of surprise when that email landed in my inbox)

On a beautiful sunny Autumn day, I woke up in an amazing mood, ready to head back to Notley Abbey in Buckinghamshire to capture the day of these awesome two! It was so nice to be part of the day for two people who had been awarded with 25K towards their wedding(!) Yes, that’s what they won in the big Wedding of the year competition, held by Wedding. I love it when I get to see good things come to good people!

And today I have the pleasure of sharing a link to the online feature of their day, on the magazine Wedding’s web site. Of course, a full blog chapter coming soon here to the blog. Scroll down to the link to see their feature, and to read the interview with Nuala – which really made me smile 🙂

You can’t say “congratulations” too many times… so congratulations again, to Nuala & Adrian!

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Click here to see the online feature of the magazine WEDDING’s wedding of the year!

It was so nice to be able to make Nuala and Adrian’s day possible, together with all the other suppliers involved!

Credit list:

Photographer: Louise Bjorling

Venue: Notley Abbey, Buckinghamshire

Florist: Sonning Flowers

Videography: Jack Osborn Videography

Dress and cape: Enzoani

Bride’s shoes: Benjamin Adams

Bride’s accessories: Rainbow Club

Bridesmaid dresses: Little Mistress

Groomswear: French Connection

Cake: Jenny North Cakes

Wedding favours: Wedding In A Teacup

Venue decorations: The Wedding Of My Dreams

Wedding rings: Arctic Circle

Guestbook: The Wedding Tree

Stationery: Swoon At The Moon

Entertainment: The Bears

Make-up artist: Louise Jackson

Hair: Alter Ego Hair Design

Confetti: Shropshire Petals

Accessories: Jon Richard

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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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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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