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A couple of weeks ago I had the wonderful commission to shoot the bridal fashion show and marketing images for the organisers of Bluewater wedding fair. The wedding fair in Glow, Bluewater – featuring some of the most sought after wedding industry suppliers of the South East, was heaving with couples on the lookout for everything from bridal ware and rings, to cakes, photography, venues, transport, decor – and everything else that a couple might want to have for their day.

The spring bridal show in Glow offered a fantastic insight in to the 2013 bridal fashion, delivered with some really entertaining choreography. Jazzy, playful dance- inspired choreography that generated smiles from the crowd, was intervened with class and elegance – all choreographed by Vicki Jackson in conjunction with Xcite – perfectly portraying the current bridal trends of rich and vibrant colours, vintage details and dreamy textures.

About this season’s trends in bridal fashion:

” This season’s highlights include beautiful lace, short hemlines, jewel necklines and exciting developments in colour – whether rich and vibrant or more subdued, all kinds of hues are featured on the catwalks. While full and frothy skirts are still (and will always be) in fashion, more fitted and ladylike styles are also emerging in a style reminiscent of Grace Kelly and Jackie Kennedy. There is also lots of romance with dreamy textures, soft layering and vintage inspired details.”

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Cutting Edge Bride ( Brollies Gallore and House of Elliot wedding boots)

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CREDITS

Organisers Bluewater wedding fair: Mercury Events

Bridal Fashion show produced by Excite Campaign Management

Choreography by Vicki Jackson

Bridal ware: With Love, Maids to measure, La Belle Femme, Moss Bros Hire, Victoria Allinson, Marianne Jessica, The Bespoke Wardrobe, Cutting Edge Bride, The Pentiles Bride and Bell Amore

Photography: Louise Bjorling

Next Bluewater wedding fair and bridal fashion show in Glow: 20 – 22 September 2013

Central London wedding photography – with groom preparations!

I’ve teamed up with photographer Cecelina again! We met in 2011 when I was on the outlook for a second photographer for a three- day wedding. Soon I joined “The Starbucks club”, with her and photographer Charlotte – meaning we occasionally take up space together on our laptops in Starbucks, drinking too many coffees and eating too many marshmallow twistles. (Ok I’m the one eating too many marshmallow twistles)

And now I’ve had the chance to work with Cec again, on this beautiful British – themed wedding at the grand halls of Honourable Artillery company, with an absolutely beautiful, totally in love couple.

Jihaa it said inside of me when Cecelina asked me to join her for half the day, with me covering the groom’s preparations in the morning: It just doesn’t so often happen that you get to photograph the blokes in the morning – unless you are two photographers. Or unless bride and groom are getting ready in the same place.

The ceremony was held at the Notre Dame the France church in Leicester Square, and after that thier guests where invited to an atmospheric reception ant the HAC – Honourable Artillery Company (or Royal Artillery Armoury House) in Old Street. Here are a few of my shots from their day…

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After the morning preparations with the groom and his mates in South London, we headed for Notre Dame de France church in Leicester Square – a great area lending itself for photography, next to the arty little Prince Charles Cinema and bordering China Town…

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The bride arriving from the morning preparations shoot with Cecelina, looking absolutely stunning – I loved the flower detail on the side of her dress. Notre Dame de France church is absolutely massive and offered plenty of possibilities for two neat little photographers to tiptoe around and capture images from lots of angles.

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The reception was held at the grand halls of HAC – Honourable Artillery Company (or Royal Artillery Armoury House) in Old Street. Their London themed details fitted right in with the beautiful oak panels and Georgian interiors…

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Ha ha, it’s about time! Time for my “Best of 2012″ list before January – 13 comes to an end! It’s been sooooo difficult. Guess how many photos I had chosen to start with… 416! Obviously I can’t have that many in a Best of list. Ha – ha, I’m just liking my own images too much ain’t it.;)But it’s just so difficult to choose – I had so many great photo opportunities at “my” weddings last year and I don’t want to be unfair on couple’s images – so I do appologise if there is an image that hasn’t been included, that you think should be here. You’re right, it probably should be, I just couldn’t fit them all in:).

 

So what’s up for 2013?

 

I’m really excited and can’t wait for the wedding season to start, here are a couple of things that I would love to do with my photography this year:

 

Composition – I really want to play around more with compositions. Don’t worry if you’ve hired me as your photographer, it doesn’t mean that I’m gonna hold up your day while I’m looking for compositions – photographers look for compositions all the time from behind the camera, without you even knowing. ( Yes your reportage style photographer does it as well – it’s their most important tool, if it is a proper reportage photographer that is – ask Cartier-Bresson ).  Composition is one of those things that there just isn’t an end to – there are so many ways, and probably the one thing that strongest define a photographer’s style. This year I’d love to discover some new things, play with distance, patterns in surroundings, negative space etc…

 

Experimenting and new ideas – Couples, if you have any specific ideas for your engagement shoot or wedding portraits, please tell me! I’d love to hear them. They can be awesome, unusual, funny, arty, whatever you feel like. I love creating images that aren’t cookie cut. And I love ideas that are influenced by movies, fashion magazines etc.

 

I just want to say that it’s been an exciting year – A lot of talented photographers are coming forward. It’s nice to see that so many people are starting to realise that amazing images aren’t born in the camera, but rather in the skills and the mind of the shooter. I’m noticing that couples have started to demand not just a certain standard, but more personal, creative and interesting pictures. Which gives us photographers a chance to do our very best and to challenge ourselves to always try new things and improve.

 

Ok, so here it goes. I wanted to choose images that shows the diversity of shots from the whole wedding day, and from a few different styles of weddings – and again appologies if I have missed out on anyone’s favorite image. Enjoy! xx Louise

 

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Congratulations to all of you lovelies who got married in 2012!

And congratulations to all of you who are now engaged and still have the big day to look forward to:)