Do we **really** need an engagement shoot?

Well, need is a very strong word… I wouldn’t say you **need** it, but it certainly helps both of us.

By this point we would  have already talked and discussed your amazing day, but this could be the first time we meet each other face to face… dar dar daaaaar!!!! I always encourage my couples to have at the very least 1 meet up before the wedding , and if due to logistics this is not possible then a skype chat so we can get an idea of each other.

Most people I know (including myself) aren’t 100% comfortable in front of the camera and so a pre wedding session is a wonderful opportunity for you to see that I don’t bite (unless you really want me to and then everything can be discussed haha!) and to get a feel of how I will work on your day.

It is also nice to get some nice photos of you both as a couple but without the wedding gear on. Most couples I meet don’t have a single proper photo of them which isn’t a selfie taken with a mobile home or similar.

Pre Wedding shoots are included in most of my packages, but if you don’t yet have a date in mind but fancy having some profesional photos of you both this can also be arranged, please drop us a message if you would like a price list or more details!

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Styled Shoots Love

I absoutely love weddings as you may have gathered already.

But I must confess I have another love: Styled Shoots! This gives me as a wedding photographer  a chance to be creative and capture my vision of a day or an idea.  I mean I absolutle adore capturing my couple’s vision of their wedding day, and man do I feel honoured every single time… but styled shoots are something special.

It is also a fab opportunity to get to know other suppliers. I must admit organizing them is  almost as stresful as organizing a real wedding… Trying to get all the suppliers to be available on a date, then find models, and a location happy to have us, and hope the weather is on your side too if it’s outdoors… But so far I have loved every single one I have organized, and the ones I have been lucky enough to be a part of.

I’ll start with 2 I have organised myself. A 50’s retro and a Great Gtasby one.

The 50’s retro took place in what used to be an actual working garage in East Preston, Sussex, now converted to flats. I loved the look of it and had some amazing people colaborate with me.
Make up: Chelle

Hair: Kerry

Dresses: Brighton Vintage Bridal
Bouquets: Mandy’s Crafty Bits

Models: Lena and Isabella

The Great Gatsby one took place at the incredible Edes House in Chichester . And saw me working with some amazing suppliers!

Hair and make up : Chelle

Bouquets : Reincarnations by Donna

Hair pieces : Lulalupin

Dresses: Maggie Sottero

Models: Nicole and Henre

 

 

Then I had the absolute pleasure to collaborate with Doily Days on the styled shoot for their special issue.  It took place in Hastings and it was all kinds of epic!

You can find a list of all the suppliers involved on the magazine!

Here are some of them :
Dresses: Tara Deighton Bridal & Bespoke

Cake pops: Hannah

 

And last but not least, I was lucky enough to collaborate in an amazing styled shoot at the beautiful Dome in Worthing

Hair and Make up: Toni Todd

Main Photographer : Karla McCarthy

Dresses: Opulence and Grace

Bouquets and Hair Pieces: Lulalupin

 

 

If you would like to collaborate please do get in touch!!! I am always up for a fun and creative shoot!

www.photographybypaloma.co.uk

 

A Wedding in London Town

When I first met Amanda and Ankit for their engagement session (which you can see here ) I thought their London wedding sounded right up my street, and I was so right!

They got married in the lovely Holy Trinity Church in London. Near the water, not far form Canary Wharf. Amanda got ready in the Hilton Docklands Riverside Hotel and had the most amazing views of London from her room!

I was very upset that they didn’t take me to their traditional Indian wedding a few weeks before their London one, but they redeemed themselves by incorporating a lot of elements form Ankit’s heritage to their day. Their day was filled with colour, love and laughter; and it was amazing to see both their families and all their friends come together to celebrate their love.

I was also lucky enough to have the lovely Bekcy from  Life through a Lens Photography to second shoot for me and we had the best day!

Here are some of the lovely images we took.

Congratulations Amanda and Ankit!!

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A 50’s styled Bridal Shoot

Last summer I really wanted to push myself out of my comfort zone.  I wanted to do something which I didn’t feel too confident with and ended up organizing 2 styled photoshoots.

It was stressful, but my god was it worth it! It was so much fun and I was very happy with the results as I felt the hard work had paid off.

These kind of shoots. always colaborating with other local suppliers, are a great way of being as creative as I want without the pressure of it being an actual wedding. It got me excited of what I could achieve and I will hopefully be organizing some more in the near future.

I found out about a fab location near where I live in Worthing; it used to be a working garage but after the  owner died, it was left to decay.  Eventually it was purchased and turned into luxury accomodation, but the new owners/developers kept the stunning art deco look.

I borrowed two stunning dresses from a beautiful boutique in the Brighton and Hove area.  If you are looking for original vintage and breathtakingly beautiful wedding gowns at very reasonable prices, you just have to go and see Heather!  Her dresses are out of this world, and her love for what she does really shows on the way she manages her business.  If you go and see her you won’t be dissapointed!!    She had 2 dresses which fitted the theme beatifully!

For the Bouquets I really fancied something different. Not flowers but something quirky, which would hopefully blend in with the theme… I found just the thing and Mandy very kindly lent us her beautiful handmade button bouquets.

For the make up I knew exactly who I needed, Chelle had done a such a great job in a previous styled shoot I just knew she would nail the 50’s look. And she did! If you need a make up artist for your wedding, or for any special event I would highly recommend her.

For the hair I asked the very talented Kerry and she managed to create 2 beautiful does for our ladies.

I couldn’t have done it without the help of the wonderful Hannah who was incredibly helpful!

I wanted to create  a 50’s wedding look, with a bit of rock and roll thrown in and decided to go for a same sex wedding theme to add a modern touch!

This shoot was published in the wonderful Pink Wedding Magazines  which is the leading gay wedding magazine for those wanting to plan the perfect same sex wedding and get inspiration!

I won’t bore you with any more details, and instead will leave you to enjoy the photos we took that day!

 

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