Specialists in Natural Petal Confetti, Shropshire Petals have just launched their new confetti bucket collection.
These pretty buckets come in Pretty in Pink, Lovely Lilac and Cream. Choose a colour to match your wedding theme or a contrasting colour to the bridesmaids’ dresses.
Pink and Lilac – Priced at £14.99 each, these pretty pails come with a magnetic butterfly and a litre of the confetti of your choice, which is the perfect amount for 10-12 handfuls of confetti.
Cream – This stylish metal bucket is bigger than the coloured ones, and comes with a magnetic butterfly for decoration and 2 litres of the delphinium petal confetti of your choice for £23.99. This bucket will hold enough confetti for 20-25 people.
Don’t forget that magical confetti photo; place a few buckets filled with petal confetti outside your wedding venue ready for your guests to throw.
Location / Coverage: Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Suffolk, Norfolk and just about anywhere!
Have you always wanted to be a photographer?
Tom: Since getting my first camera as a teenager I dreamt of it, but I didn’t really have the confidence to turn it into a career until I met Lina.
Can you remember how old you were when you took your first picture and what is was?
Tom: I fell in love with photography when my Granddad Wilf passed his Canon AE-1 SLR to me when I was 13. We went to Duxford and I took pictures of planes, something I still enjoy doing in my spare time now.
How did Liquid Photo get started and how long has the business been going?
Lina: Tom and I met in 2007 when I was living in London and working as a theatre producer and agent. I moved to Cambridge in the summer of 2008 and really took an interest in getting Tom professional photography opportunities (the agent in me!), whilst he took my ‘keen amateur’ interest in photography and started to teach me more technically. As a former theatre director I had the artistic eye, but needed more training to get my vision out of my head and through the camera!
Tom was working loosely under the name Liquid Photo for bits of local gig photography, when I drew up the business plan to make it a proper partnership, and on New Year’s Day 2009, the Liquid Photo in its current form was born. At first I was the business brain and the organiser on the day, but now I also second shoot. Many people comment that we are a great team and we don’t think we miss a trick!
Where do you cover?
Most of our work is across East Anglia and the South East, but we have covered weddings and events in the West Country and Midlands, and later this year will travel to the US to shoot our first International wedding. We will travel anywhere!
What sets Liquid Photo apart from other wedding photographers?
For us the emphasis is on fun and keeping it all relaxed, documenting rather than becoming part of the day. Couples spend thousands of pounds of their hard earned cash to celebrate with their loved ones, and it seems such a shame when none of the fun comes through in the photos. We like to encourage tomfoolery and playing up, particularly in our Photo Booth studio, which sees us bring our studio set-up to the reception so everyone can have a little fun with our dressing up box.
What’s the best thing about the job?
It’s brilliant being around people when they are at their happiest, we are treated so wonderfully by all our couples and their friends; we’ve never felt like hired help.
Does Liquid Photo have a specialist area or style of photography?
We are primarily reportage and consider ourselves the documenters and storytellers of our client’s weddings, so that they look back and the memories come flooding back. It’s also great to capture bits that our couples didn’t even know happened. We also specialise in theatre and dance production photography as well as documenting events for which our regular clients include the British Heart Foundation.
Who/what are your influences?
Tom: I guess it would be Walker Evans in the main; it’s important to me to get the personality of my subjects through in the photograph, which is something that struck me about his work when I was young. In his portraits you can read the stories without anyone saying a word. I also love Ansel Adams’ work, for its sheer beauty; for me it’s always important to think about composition and not just the subject. More recently, I’ve been admiring the work of Simon Norfolk.
Random question…What is your favourite flower?
Lina: Peonies and bunches of rainbow tulips, gorgeous. We both love Alliums too.
Do you have a favourite picture you have taken (If you can choose!)?
This is a re-creation of The Last Supper for a stag do. The best man was inspired by the banqueting table in their venue and brought us in to recreate the famous painting. It was a lot of fun and the guys were surprisingly receptive. We went on to photograph the groom’s wedding and that of another member of the party – and made some good friends along the way. We have this on canvas displayed at wedding fairs, and it’s a great talking point with grooms. Having your photographer at your stag or hen do can be a great way to kick off your wedding proceedings!
What’s your top tip for choosing a wedding photographer?
Meet them socially. We never meet our couples in a business environment, but rather take them out for a drink in a nice pub or cafe. Your photographer will be the most important guest at your wedding, the one you had to invite, so make sure you like them as people!
Today we are delighted to share some fabulous pictures with you from a 50s style vintage wedding shoot, sent to us by Claire Penn Photography. The shoot took place at Willington Hall Hotel in Cheshire and was the brainchild of Mandy from Saddleworth Shindigs, who pulled together this amazing shoot with the help of Andrea Ellison. As you will see the shoot featured stunning bouquets, hair pieces, cakes, 50s inspired wedding dresses, petticoats and sashes, as well as beautiful vintage china and props.