Pregnancy 'bump' photo shoot with Oscar and Rose Photography

Our Bump Shoot

Pregnancy 'bump' photo shoot with Oscar and Rose Photography

Some of you may already know by now that we (Kim and David, the owners of The Wedding Community) are pregnant with our first baby. Baby H (as she / he) has been lovingly known for the last 7 ½ months is due on 24th May.

We don’t usually post features about personal things on The Wedding Community Blog, but we are just too excited about our soon-to-be baby that we wanted to share something extra special with you.

I (Kim) have so far had a wonderful pregnancy and have absolutely loved every minute of it. We have especially loved watching our ‘bump’ grow. I was absolutely delighted when the fabulous Emma of Oscar and Rose Photography agreed to photograph me and our ‘bump’, and of course I jumped at the chance of having these pictures taken so we can look back at them with our child in years to come.

Emma is an amazing photographer and calls herself ‘A stylist with a camera’, and you can see why. She has a real creative flare and sees opportunities for pictures that most wouldn’t (unless you are a photographer of course!).

I went down to Emma’s studio, which is a beautiful old railway carriage on a farm near Lacock in Wiltshire. We had such fun photographing both inside the carriage (whilst it was raining) and out and about on the farm when the sun came out.

I was a little unsure about ‘posing’ for these pictures, but Emma is just such good fun to work with so I let her direct me as I knew the end result would be worth it. Emma’s style for the shoot was very much about fun and vibrancy with a few stylish shoots thrown in the mix.

The pictures arrived in my inbox the very next day and I nearly cried. They are all absolutely amazing. I’m so delighted that I have had the opportunity to experience Emma’s amazing photography skills and that we have these fabulous pictures to treasure forever of our ‘bump’.

So, as our little one continues to wriggle away (I’m sure s/he is planning their escape route!), we would like to share with you our very special ‘bump’ pictures taken by the super talented Emma from Oscar and Rose Photography…

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PhotoDabek Sahara Desert Bridal Shoot

Sahara Desert Bridal Shoot

PhotoDabek Sahara Desert Bridal Shoot

We have a beautiful bridal shoot to share with you today, shot in the Sahara Desert in February 2011 by PhotoDabek. Martin of PhotoDabek proposed to his girlfriend Anna on the dunes, and the next morning she took part in this fabulous shoot. The shoot only took 2 hours and was created using only natural light.

Martin encourages all his couples to have a post wedding shoot, either in the UK or abroad.

“This is the perfect excuse to wear your dress once again, get some stunning images, feel like a model and have some fun.”

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Bride with harp - Simply Minx Bridal Shoot by All Seeing Eye

Simply Minx Bridal Shoot

Bride with harp - Simply Minx Bridal Shoot by All Seeing Eye

We have a fabulous bridal shoot to share with you today, showcasing the new Simply Minx bridal collection from White Minx Bridal Boutique. The shoot, photographed by Jay Watson of All Seeing Eye,  took place at Burton Court in Herefordshire, a historic house that is a truly unique location for a wedding. The bridal make-up look for the stunning models Charlie, Orchid and Leanne was created by Doreen of Le Glow, with beautiful hair designs by Angie of Bridal Beauty at Le Glow. Male model George’s attire was provided by Bill Child Formal Wear, and flowers from The Hibiscus Room provided the finishing touches.

The essence of the Simply Minx collection is beautifully constructed lightweight dresses, perfect for a summer wedding. Prices range from £500 to £1000.

Bride having her wedding make-up applied - Simply Minx Bridal Shoot by All Seeing Eye

Bride having her hair done - Simply Minx Bridal Shoot by All Seeing Eye Bride having her hair done - Simply Minx Bridal Shoot by All Seeing Eye

Red head bride - Simply Minx Bridal Shoot by All Seeing Eye

Groom laughing - Simply Minx Bridal Shoot by All Seeing Eye

Jewellery box with tiara - Simply Minx Bridal Shoot by All Seeing Eye

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Bride with yellow and green themed table layout - Good Day Sunshine Bridal Shoot

Good Day Sunshine Bridal Shoot – Sunshine Yellow and Lime Green Bridal Inspiration

When we saw this bridal shoot we just had to share it with you. A beautiful, eye-catching sunshine yellow and lime green theme, brought together by Stacey-Marie Chalk of Cherry Topped Bespoke Weddings and Juliet McKee of Juliet Mckee Photography. Stacey-Marie explains how the shoot came together…

Bride with yellow and green themed table layout - Good Day Sunshine Bridal Shoot

“After working with Juliet McKee on another styled shoot for Janet Mohapi-Banks’ cake collection, Juliet contacted me to see if I was interested in working with her to coordinate and style a bridal inspiration shoot, so we got together to brainstorm ideas and colours. We wanted to do something bright and bold; sunflowers were one of the initial items to inspire us and Juliet had suggested the sunshine yellow too. I wanted to add an accent colour to the yellow, so as we were searching for inspiration we decided to have lime green join the mix! We wanted to achieve the fun of the Summer of Love and the elegance of Audrey. A whole range of things inspired us such as Craspedia, bows, sixties, fifties, hazy sunshine…

“Once the inspiration and colours were sorted for our shoot I thought of Pendell House for the setting, with its decor suiting the design perfectly. Pendell House is a beautiful mansion house set in the Surrey countryside, and is a relatively new venue to the wedding industry.

“When styling the breakfast table I wanted to show that you can really make such a difference to your wedding by hiring in alternative linen, crockery, cutlery and glassware. Jones Hire provided the perfect range of items, with lime green wine glasses, amber charger plates, dark handle cutlery to go with the dark wooden chairs and bright sunshine yellow napkins which I tied into bows.

Yollow and lime green table arrnagement - Good Day Sunshine Bridal Shoot

Looking down a yellow and lime green themed table arrangement - Good Day Sunshine Bridal Shoot Table set with yellow and lime green decorations - Good Day Sunshine Bridal Shoot

yellow and lime green themed table - Good Day Sunshine Bridal Shoot

Yellow and lime green glasses and napkins - Good Day Sunshine Bridal Shoot Menu card - Good Day Sunshine Bridal Shoot

Bright yellow napkin - Good Day Sunshine Bridal Shoot

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