In July we held our first ever Fine Art Wedding workshop called ‘A Beautiful Way’. It took place at the beautiful Almonry Barn in Somerset and it was the perfect day, a day sharing, new-friend-making, laughing and growing together.
Our 13 photographer attendees were all amazing, so willing to learn and try a whole new way of shooting in a Fine Art style. The feed back from them was truly heart-warming and we all left the day with huge smiles on our faces knowing we had all just shared something beautiful together. You can read some of what they had to say about it below.
Its was just the best fun styling and designing this day with my friend and fellow teacher Naomi Kenton, it’s pretty much based on how I’d have my wedding if I could do it all over again :) We knew we wanted to create a truly artisan wedding with a grey, gold and olive green grecian feel and it was truly inspiring to see the vision in our heads come to life with the support of our amazing artisan wedding industry friends. with a HUGE thank you especially to Rachel from the Rose Shed for the amazing flowers, Jade of Lady Evelyn for our amazing bespoke grey tulle dress and accessories and Gemma Milly for hand-painting all of the beautiful stationery for us.
You can find out who all the amazing (UK!) talents are below. Here’s a few of my favourite images from the day.
SOME LOVELY WORDS:
“Thank you for a wonderful day. It was so good to meet you both and what a venue. It was so good to watch two ladies that really have inspired me for years. Just wish it could have been longer!! It was fab to meet so many new faces too”
“Thank you for sharing so openly!”
“Please have another one soon! I had such a great time meeting everyone, thank you for the wonderful experience,10/10 ! And our lovely models , thank you for being so patient with us oh and the food was great the location was perfect!”
“Soooo…… Just going to say what everyone who attended is thinking…when’s the next one?! Seriously though what a fantastic day, loved every minute of it! What an adventure!”
“It was such a great day and a real treat to be part of it. You were both fantastic, your energy, kindness & enthusiasm made the day for me.”
“Just wanted to say a huge thank you for the workshop on Wednesday, I thoroughly enjoyed myself and can definitely say it was the best workshop I’ve been to…I was buzzing with excitement all the way home to Manchester! Your styling was exquisite and it was such a treat to photograph such beautiful things and people…I learnt so much, even after 23 years in the business! And I absolutely love the images I’ve produced, I’m so proud. Thanks a million!”
Styling and Mentors: Belle and Beau Fine Art Photography www.belleandbeaublog.com
and Naomi Kenton Photography www.naomikenton.com
Venue: Almonry Barn www.almonrybarn.co.uk
Dress and Accessories: Lady Evelyn www.ladyevelyn.co.uk
Flowers: The Rose Shed www.theroseshed.co.uk
Stationery: Gemma Milly www.gemmamilly.com
Ribbon: Lancaster and Cornish www.lancasterandcornish.com
Shoes: Harriet Wilde www.harrietwilde.com
Make Up: The Barn www.thebarnsomerset.co.uk
Hair: Louise Alway www.louisealway.com
Model: Rachel Hayton