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Bright & Bold bridal boho styled shoot with an awesome team of Essex & London based wedding suppliers – Location: South Farm wedding venue in Hertfordshire

I love weddings and I love boho so boho inspired weddings got my thumbs up. Teamed with vibrant colours and set in beautiful gardens, its even better. Boho has always been on trend and is probably one of the most (internet) searched styles for the cool & modern brides-to-be wanting a laid back yet elegant overall look.

For this styled bridal shoot, I met up with the super friendly Laura from Rock the day styling. She had the knowledge and experience I needed to put this together. We arranged to do the shoot at the beautiful Hertfordshire wedding venue South Farm which provided the team with a choice of outdoors areas perfect for Alex from Vintage Garden Weddings and Laura to style the sitting areas and macrame backdrops. I was lucky to have on board an array of wedding experts joining us..

  • It was a day full of colourful gorgeousness and creative magic which you can only have when you get such passionate wedding experts together.

Do grab a drink and enjoy perusing the images…

Happy wedding planning x

The dream wedding team:

Coordination & Styling – Rock the day styling

Wedding dresses 2 piece – Lucy can’t dance

Wedding dress – Rock The Frock

Headpieces & jewellery – PS With Love

Veils – Sash & Veil

Hair & make up – Knot your average bride

Outdoors props, tableware & backdrops – Vintage Garden Weddings

Wedding Stationary: Wonderland Invites

Florist – Stock Florist

Grazing platters – Grape & Fig

Marshmallows – La Maison Guimauve

Wedding venue – South Farm

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  • To create this stunning floor levelled grazing area, moroccan cushions were scattered on embroidered throws, the food platters were heavily laden with a great selection of mouth watering cheese, cold meats, nuts, fresh & dried fruits.

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  • Zoe from Knot your average bride used neutral colours for the model makeup with emphasis on darker lips to match the florals and bold colours of the overall set up. It complimented beautifully the dresses from Lucy Can’t Dance which 2 pieces gave us total versatility for mixing styles.

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  • The simplicity of the suspended macrame from Vintage Garden weddings certainly didn’t lack in style creating a magical corner. The off the shoulder dress from Rock The Frock oozed feminine style.

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  • The props from Vintage Garden Weddings transformed this simple table into a decadent dining corner.

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  • The menu crafted by Wonderland Invites with its exquisite scrawled calligraphy and unique hand painted watercolour design completed the set up perfectly.

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A fun packed but also very busy day with fabulous results. Stock Florist created flower magic in the gardens with little instructions, decorating the arch, the bridge, the gypsy caravans and tables as well as providing the gorgeous wedding bouquets.

No boho goddess looks would be complete without the beautiful bridal headpieces and jewellery from PS with Love and the veils from Sash & Veil.

A veritable oasis of vibrant colours, beautiful boho styling and carefree summer feelings, it’s full of lush ideas for couples who want a day that’s as laid-back as they are but still packs a total punch. As quoted on the awesome blog on And So To Wed

Our gorgeous models for the day Jess & Natalie, who showed tons of patience and endured a rather cold day but stayed all smiles throughout!:

And a little behind the scene:

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New parents: why newborn & family portrait sessions in your own home are more relaxing – Essex based Family & Baby Photographer, Fairweather Photography

New to parenthood? I’ve been there.

As a mother of 2 not so little kiddos, I (vaguely) remember those first weeks after my return from the maternity, it was a mixture of elation and exhaustion. I felt immense pride whilst it seems too unreal a the same time to think those 2 human beings were mine and there to stay.

A a new parent it takes some adjusting to this new life and routine with a baby, most of us wish to record these first moments, we’ve been told it all goes so fast… So whilst it is on the mind of a lot of parents to capture those first weeks it is also a real chore for any new parent to travel to a studio for a shoot. There is just so much to bring, we feel tired before we even left the house.

And this is why ‘at home’ shoots are getting so popular. Most newborn shoots that I am booked for are now shoots arranged in the parents home. From a parents prospective it is a lot less stressful and everything that is needed for baby is on hand. I will fit around the feeds or midwife appointments, I will not rush you in any way.  Plus I am happy to travel anywhere and all my equipment is portable. I adjust to any surroundings and only need a short glance around the house to see what areas to use for the shoot. It is that simple.

And you don’t even need to tidy your house or make me a cup of tea! Remember, I’ve been there.

I want this to be a positive happy enjoyable experience. I am there for you and your new family, I will advise you on what works best picture wise and once you are happy with the number of images, I will leave you in peace.

Its  always such a privilege to be invited to people’s home to photograph the parents first weeks with their newborn. I simply love capturing those moments and take a lot of joy in observing how the mother & father bond with and adapt to their new arrival. To book a newborn shoot I advise you contact me as early as possible in your pregnancy to book a provisional date shortly after your due date. I will of course keep the date flexible as newborns rarely arrive on the due date! Newborn shoots are best booked 7 to 10 days post partum. Wishing all new mums-to-be a healthy pregnancy and look forward to meeting lots of new babies in 2018!

For this ‘at home’ photoshoot below, I was asked to travel near Oxford and spent just over a couple of hours with the parents, the new member of the family and Neve, the ever so sweet family boxer pet who took on her big sister new role very seriously… x

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Stéphanie Fairweather – Baby & Family Photographer covering Essex and the UK

For newborn shoot it is advised to book approx 7 to 10 days post partum although not essential.

Fancy viewing another relaxed at home shoot, head over to this ‘at home newborn shoot’

To enquire about prices, gift vouchers or to book a session please call me on 07854 815 859 or email me at info@fairweatherphotography.co.uk

  • I have the privilege of working regularly with the Basking Babies offering during some of their sessions mini photoshoots for mum and baby. This massage group offers new mums the opportunity to learn about the benefit and technics of baby massage. If you’d like to enquire further, do check them out: http://www.baskingbabies.co.uk

 

Modern wedding photographer Essex, Hertfordshire, Cambridge, Suffolk, UK

1920 Gatsby inspired bridal vintage styled shoot with an awesome team of Essex based wedding suppliers – coordinated by Fairweather Photography – Wedding Photography covering Essex and all of the UK

I love the 1920s period, for its art deco shapes and fashion glamour. My great aunt who lived till the great age of 103 and was an important part of my childhood, adolescence and young adult life, was born in 1899 and therefore lived the 1920s in her twenties. She was such an elegant lady – smelling of rose powder, even in her older days, I can only imagine she looked fabulous at that time.

Bridal Looks: There are so many bridal styles that I totally love (boho, ethereal, modern…), it would be almost impossible for me to choose just the one if I was to get married these days but I have come across some 1920 inspired bridal blogs and I particularly like this look for a bride. The make up is bold, strong and sexy, the hair is elegant, oozing femininity and glamour.

The Photoshoot: For this styled bridal shoot that I arranged in my studio, I wanted to involve a few local wedding suppliers whose products and services would suit this 1920s style I was after. Beverley from PS with Love makes beautiful delicate bridal headpieces & jewellery, she was happy to join us and supplied me with a range of intricate hair accessories that complimented beautifully the overall look. Michelle Lacey from Bumblebee bridal did a fab job styling the hair and make up for my model Alice. After setting up the studio accordingly, adding the stunning art deco backdrop made by Alex from Vintage Garden Weddings, I was excited to be putting it altogether once I decided on the look I wanted to achieve for my model. Bev and Michelle provided great assistance with the realisation of the vision.

I am leaving you now with the images from this fabulous collaboration hoping they will provide brides-to-be with some inspiration if this era is one they would love to incorporate and recreate on their special day x

The wedding suppliers:

Headpieces Jewellery: PS With Love, Colchester – http://www.pswithlove.co.uk

Hair & Make Up: Michelle Lacey from Bumblebee Bridal, Braintree – http://www.bumblebeebridal.co.uk

Art Deco backdrop & prop: Vintage Garden Weddings, Braintree – http://www.vintagegardenweddings.co.uk

Bridal Gowns: Eliza Jane Howell gowns http://www.elizajanehowell.com from MiliMili, Colchester – http://www.milimili.co.uk

Concept, Styling & Photography: Fairweather Photography

Model: Alice

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Stephanie Fairweather – A lover of weddings and everything pretty!

2018 or 2019 bride? I’d love to hear about your special day. To book my services or to enquire and arrange an informal non-obligation chat, just contact me at info@fairweatherphotography.co.uk or call me on 07854 815 859.

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The crisp and sunny Spring wedding of Helen & Mark at the pretty Widford St Marys church & Houchins wedding venue in Essex – Stephanie Fairweather, wedding photographer in Essex & the UK

I very much enjoyed the early Spring wedding of Helen & Mark. First for its people – friendly and loving, second for its atmosphere of the day – relaxed and fun.

Helen and her girls got ready at the beautiful Houchins venue on the morning of the wedding until being picked up by her father in a vintage Daimler car who drove them both to the pretty St Mary church in Chelmsford. Following the ceremony all guests enjoyed drinks on the church gardens before travelling back to Houchins for the rest of the festivities. Helen and Mark’s venue decor was inspired by their love of travel and most of the DIY decorations were the results of love for attention to details.

I thoroughly enjoyed this day – mostly because Helen & Mark are an incredibly friendly bunch. But the added surprise  for me was when I was asked a few weeks later to do this all over again for the wedding of Helen’s little sister who has now booked me for next summer – its got to be the best feedback ever!.. And as the groom is ‘francais’, there’ll be mixed conversing in both languages so Vickie (my dear assistant), you’d better brush up on your French as I’ll be testing you next month.

Wishing Helen & Mark an amazing life together x

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Church: St Marys Chelmsford

Wedding Venue: Houchins, Coggeshall

Make Up: Zoe Cornwell – Knot Your Average Bride & Leanne Green – LM Make Up

Hair: Claire Louise Hair & Zoe Cornwell

Bridal Gown from The Wedding Shop, Colchester

Bridal shoes: John Lewis, Rainbow club

Bridesmaids dresses: ASOS

Grooms suit: Ted Baker

Best man & usher suits: Next

Caterer: Sweet Success

Evening Band: One Two Step

Flowers, cake, table decorations, outdoor entertainment & stationary: Family friend

Fancy finding out why I always work with an assistant at weddings? Then head over to this blog ‘the role of a wedding assistant’

Stephanie Fairweather – A lover of weddings & a professional photographer

If you just got engaged or are planning your wedding and would like me to photograph your special day, I’d be happy to hear from you. Contact me either by email at info@fairweatherphotography.co.uk or by phone on 07854 815 859.

Currently taking bookings for 2018 and 2019

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New to Parenthood? Here’s a great activity for mum/dad & baby special time – Fairweather Photography attend Basking Babies Massage classes

Baby Massage, I wish I knew about this class when my ones were little.

I did baby gym and joined various mother & twins clubs. It is important to do activities to bond with your baby but it is also great to find ways to socialise with other mums and be able to share concerns, tips and milestones. I would have joined the Basking Babies course without a doubt.

Carla, the founder of Basking Babies explains:

The benefits of baby massage are wide ranging and impressive. The benefits are also backed up by significant research.  Learn how to massage your baby in a relaxed and friendly environment to reap these benefits for you and your baby. The baby massage classes are fun, relaxed and informative and provide you with tools to be able to confidently massage your baby at home.

I first met Carla when her first born was little. She invited me to take some pictures of her class in action for her website and we combined with mini shoots for the mums and babies present that day. It seemed ideal to offer this easy photoshoot option to mums who were already there for their massage with baby.

Since then I’ve had the pleasure of meeting plenty more parents & babies. I am pleased to have seen many of my images being offered as Christmas, Mother’s Day & Father’s Day gifts. I’ve even been told that ‘there’s almost too many beautiful images for grandparents to choose just the one’.  I am now regularly attending many of the rapidly expanding Basking Babies classes offering mini photo sessions after the massage. I feel very privileged to get to meet so many parents – especially when trusted to take beautiful images of their new bundle of joy.

Whether you are an expectant mother, a new mom, a second time round mum… or just can’t resist images of squishy baby rolls, here is a small selection of pictures of the classes in action and a few sample mugshots of the minis!

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To enquire about your local Basking Babies class go to www.baskingbabies.co.uk

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New to parenthood: A relaxed ‘at home’ newborn and family photoshoot in Billericay, Essex – Stéphanie Fairweather – Family Photographer covering Essex, Suffolk, Cambridge, Hertfordhshire & London

I still remember the first weeks with my little ones. It was an achievement to get to the twin gathering at 11am despite my 2 being up at 5am. Part breastfeeding, part bottle feeding, I had a lot to take with me on top of my 2 babies, the double buggy & the car seats.

And this isn’t just a twin thing, you need an awful lot of stuff to go out with a baby. I feel exhausted just thinking about it. I am really pleased that I took so many pictures of them growing up because it is true, time does fly by and you do forget how little your not-so-little-anymore-ones were. I am a little sad however that I didn’t take more newborn pics – snapping away was the last thing on my mind the first couple of weeks – OK 6 months really -…. My mind was either on overdrive or asleep.

So let’s face it, very few of us will fancy (forget fancy – manage even) leaving the house early morning with a 1 week old baby and a young child to go for family photoshoot in the studio. Yet it would so lovely to capture your first weeks getting to know your new bundle of joy and get family pics whilst dad is on paternity leave too.

  • At home photoshoots are becoming more popular exactly for that reason because it allows parents to be in their own environment with everything on hand. But it also offers a documentary styled photography that is liked by many because it is un-posed and therefore natural.

I met Trisha a few years ago when her first born was little, I took pictures of the little man then. I was delighted to be invited over to their home recently to photograph the newest arrival, gorgeous Nyla. Big brother Zayden was attentative towards his sister and was very compliant with me, although unsure when I first walked in, he quickly warmed up to the idea of the shoot after a chat about his favourite cartoon characters.

Below is a selection of images taken on the day. A pleasure photographing this relaxed and friendly family – Thank you for having me guys! Stéphanie x

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To book a shoot at home, email me info@fairweatherphotography.co.uk or call me on 07854 815 859

I advise booking a newborn shoot 7 to 14 days post partum

Looking forward to meeting you!

For another example of a relaxed baby shoot, head over to this other ‘at home newborn shoot’

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Yes, this ALWAYS happens with newborn shoots 🙂