25-29th October 2021 | Mykonos, Greece
In October 2021 I had the pleasure of planning and styling a multiple-day workshop hosted by the fantastic Rebecca Carpenter and Nicola Dixon.
We worked with two fantastic model couples and an international team of wedding professional to create five distinct photography sessions over the course of three days: a chic, glamorous micro wedding in a private villa, a lifestyle session around a pictoresque old town, a boat rips around the coast of the island, a bohemian elopement in a bouwitu hotel, and a sunrise couple session to finish.
There was also time for the photographer attendees to spend time socialising, learning, swapping headshots, and exploring of course - all on the breathatking island of Mykonos, in Greece. We wanted this to be an opportunity to create stunning destination wedding content, but also to relax and recharge after a very busy Summer wedding season.
18th September 2020 | Walcot Hall, Shropshire, UK
In September 2020 I had the pleasure of planning and styling a Photography Farm workshop hosted by the lovely Lisa Devlin and Rebecca Carpenter.
The aim of Photography Farm has always been about nurturing attendees to be the very best wedding photographers they can possibly be, learning together, and supporting one another - all in a creative, safe space full of inspiration.
For this shoot we explored a gorgeous colour palette of sunset tones and teal shades, and a mythical motif of mermaids and fairytales inspired by the original stories of Hans Christian Andersen. We had a total of seventeen attendees, plus Lisa and Rebecca, who enjoyed exploring all the different spaces in small, safe, welcoming groups. We set up an intimate dining table, a floral swing, a ceremony backdrop by the spectacular fountain, a chapel, and finished off the day with a magical sunset on the lake.
24th August 2020 | Santorini, Greece
We had the great joy of travelling to the shores of Santorini to create this editorial, spanning over the course of a two-day workshop for photographers run by the fabulous Rebecca Carpenter. The aim of the photoshoot was to inspire couples dreaming of having an intimate wedding or elopement in a breathtaking, exotic destination – brides and grooms who value travel, privacy, and the authenticity of celebrating their love story in their own way. The design concept was subtly inspired by Greek myths and legends, brought to life through a natural, yet contemporary colour palette echoing that of this captivating island. An international team of wedding professionals came together to make magic from sunset to sunrise, exploring the sights and sounds of the clifftop towns of Imerovigli and Oia. After months of paralysis of the travel and wedding industries, we wanted this imagery to be about discovery - about a couple who chooses to fill their elopement day with meaningful luxuries, and plenty of time to breathe in the adventure.
2nd NOVEMBER 2019 | The Ministry, London
In November 2019 I styled the spaces and sourced the fabulous team of wedding suppliers for the second Bridesmaids Brunch held in London. This was no ordinary fair - I partnered with bridesmaids shopping platform Maid With Style London to create a bridal luncheon that's all about fun and unapologetic girly-ness. No stuffy tables and booths in sight! There were stylish bridesmaid dresses and accessories to try on, bottomless prosecco to keep the girls going, and some of the coolest suppliers around showing off their skills - all under one roof for a lovely day of schmoozing, sipping, and shopping. I was on site offering wedding planning and styling consultations, and bringing to life decor and design inspiration in each room.
The showcase was held at The Ministry, a new private members club in London - and each space was transformed into the most inspiring, intimate, interactive, and achingly cool pop-up bridal boutique.
25th SEPTEMBER 2019 | Camber Sands & The Cherry Barn
The very first Dreamcapture Workshop for photographers was held on Wednesday September 25th 2019 in East Sussex, and we're over the moon to say it was a wonderful success! We had an incredible time meeting other professionals, creating together, and getting swept up by the dreamy bohemian magic - and we're delighted to share images and videos with you today.
The aim for these workshops is to design exciting, stylish, and modern wedding inspiration for our attendees to capture - so they come away with some fantastic visual content to share and add to their portfolios right away. For us, these workshops are all about genuine emotions and intentional details, which we'll be exploring through a range of different styles. We had the joy of welcoming two gorgeous real couples to model for us, and to bring to life the wild, beachy, and intimate elopement set up we created for our first workshop. Also included in the day was an Instagram masterclass which covered everything from strategy to branding, as well as providing lots of advice on how to most impactfully market content like photoshoots, real weddings, and behind-the-scenes material too.
6th AUGUST 2019 | Herefordshire, UK
This one day editorial workshop co-hosted in collaboration with Twisted Sisters was all about flowers, humans, and the line between - a one day storytelling and floral installation workshop centered around creativity. We talked about the basic principles of styling and how to look at a space in terms of lines and light. We explored dereliction, wilderness, and how to balance natural and man-made - how to embrace the cycle of life and let the forces of time inspire our designs. The concept at the heart of the workshop was to find the line where beauty fades, where the past becomes present, where abandoned becomes tamed, and where broken becomes new. We wanted to play with light and dark, and show the raw beauty of things that aren't traditionally "beautiful".
One of our sources of inspiration was the story of ‘Grey Gardens’, originally a 1975 American documentary film depicting the everyday lives of two reclusive, formerly upper class women, a mother and daughter both named Edith Beale, living in poverty in a derelict mansion in East Hampton, New York.
This workshop was aimed at anyone with an interest in floral design, event planning, and styling - whether a beginner wanting to push boundaries or an established florist, designer or planner looking to experience something different, or simply looking for a day away to get your creative juices flowing