Here are her words about the experience.
“In May I was lucky enough to spend the day at Whipley Manor Farm along with a small group of other photographers and the very talented event stylist Christine Maciocia Christine had put together a beautiful styled shoot based on a Whimsical Wedding theme and had enlisted our models, real life couple Christine and Will, and then set about recreating a wedding day for them.
There was a beautiful vintage styled table in the orchard for tea and a chest of drawers filled with flowers. Candelabra’s and shabby chic furniture, lots of beautiful flowers and many little details that were created by hand by Christine. During the afternoon we shot the couple with some beautiful horses and then a vintage trailer pulled byWill and his tractor (Whipley is a working farm!).
Styled shoots are a fabulous way for photographers to push their creative envelope and to try new things, play around with their camera and their style of shooting without the pressure of having to deliver work to a client. Often there’s more time and, unless you organise the shoot yourself, there’s generally other photographers to chew the cud with, which is always nice. The shoots usually have a theme or a concept which tends to be far more extravagant and stylised than your average wedding, although they do often have an achievable feel and include individual elements which are there to inspire brides and give them ideas for their own weddings.
I love love love shooting styled shoots and I learn something new at each one which then feeds into my work for my clients so it’s a win win for everyone!
I think these images speak for themselves and show just how talented Christine is and what an amazingly wonderful day she put together for us all.”
Thank you Penny!