One of my favourite types of wedding to shoot is beach weddings, and so when I met Ellie & Edd and they told me all about their plans to get married at The Royal Bath Hotel in Bournemouth, and then have their couple shots down on the beach, I knew their wedding would be right up my street!
We could literally not wished for a better day, as the sun shone beautifully after a pretty damp week, meaning that as their guests arrived they got to take in the views of the gorgeous gardens and soak up some rays. Mean while upstairs, Ellie and her maids got ready into their outfits and had their hair and make-up done by the super talented and lovely Caroline from Amazing Face. Ellie & Edd had been keeping their fingers crossed for the weather to allow them to have an outdoors ceremony, so wonderfully they could have the wedding of their dreams.
Ellie & Edd said their vows in front of their nearest and dearest in the secret garden outside The Royal Bath Hotel before guests enjoyed drinks and mingling outside. Before everyone went in for dinner we took some family photos and a few couple shots until it was time to be seated for the food. Ellie & Edd decorated the dining room in a beachy theme, with mini deckchairs, ice lolly table names and plenty of spare pairs of flip-flops. Once everyone had enjoyed their tapas, Ellie, Edd, my lovely second photographer Clare and I, ventured out down to the beach for the evening couple shots which we got to take whilst strolling along the beach.
An absolutely beautiful wedding, thank you so much for sharing it with me!
If you’d like to speak to me about shooting your wedding at The Royal Bath Hotel, or any other wedding for that matter, than feel free to contact me here.
Flowers – Simply Flower * Cake – Sweet Cheeks Bakehouse * Hair & Make-up – Amazing Face
Who doesn’t love a beautiful wedding album?! A wedding album is your first family heirloom which you’ll own together and a physical treasured memory of your day. So lets make it a good’un!
How to select the photos for your album
The album process begins by you selecting your favourite photos for your album. The number of photos displayed in your album can vary slightly depending on the types of photos you choose – for example, if you select a lot of photos of just the two of you, then these are likely to be displayed as large full page spreads which will take up lots of pages. If however, you tend to select a lot of family and friend shots, then multiples of these can fit on the same page and so take up less space over all. The latter may therefore result in more than the stated number of photos fitting in the finished album, although it’s hard to generalise as every album is so different from the last.
I find the best thing to do is to ask you to over pick the numbers for your album, but expect slightly less to make it. This allows for me to have some leeway and creativity when designing each page spread.
Don’t worry though if I end up not using one which you’ve picked and love – once the album has been designed, I will email it over to you to check and proof. This is a great opportunity for you to tell me what you think and if you’d like any pages changed. It’s at this stage I can add or remove some images, or swap some for others. Therefore, if I have missed one you love, we can certainly put it back in then. Please also try too avoid picking too many black and white photos as this can make an album look a little drab.
Please use the spreadsheet attached in your email to pick your selection; just indicate your choice by putting a x in the box next to the number and email it back to me.
Canvas Fine Art Albums
So, the album which you currently have is a 10×10″ canvas covered album. These albums look like this;
These lovely fine art albums come in many different cover colours and contain roughly 80 of your favourite photos. If you’d like to stick to this size, then please send me your selection of top 90 photos (but expect around 80 to make it).
If you decide you’d like more photos or a bigger album, then I have several upgrade options for you. You are welcome to upgrade this canvas album to a bigger version – this is priced as follows:
10×10″ 30 page canvas album –Current album
10×10″ 40 page canvas album – £100 extra (select an additional 30 photos)
12×12″ 40 page canvas album – £200 extra (select an additional 30 photos)
The canvas albums are available in the following colours so feel free to pick one that suits the colour and decor of your wedding best:
Parent albums are also available and make perfect thank you gifts for parents or even for Christmas pressies for family. These smaller replicas of your album are 8×8″ and cost £200 each.
Prefer a leather cover instead of canvas? No problem!
Real, soft leather covers are available in the following colours. Simply add an additional £100 to any of the prices above to upgrade.
I hope this is all clear, do ask if you have any questions and I look forward to receiving your selection!