Confetti 101 | What to do, how to do it & why it's another great memory to add to your wedding album

Confetti 101 | What to do, how to do it & why it's another great memory to add to your wedding album

It's the stuff that you'll no doubt be finding bits of for weeks on end, after your wedding day.  It's always the go-to shot when weddings are shown on film and TV and It's the stuff that many of your older relatives will no doubt have tucked away in their handbag, on your wedding day, ready for the opportune moment!

Yes, you've guessed it.  Today we're talking all about confetti.  Whether its something that's been on your 'must have' list since you set your date, or you're wondering what the heck I'm going on about (!), I wanted to share some tips today around how you can integrate it into your wedding day, should you wish to, and how to get the best out of the moment when it comes to your wedding photography.

3 benefits of hiring a wedding planner for your Suffolk garden wedding

3 benefits of hiring a wedding planner for your Suffolk garden wedding

For many of the couples I work with, they have chosen to leave the city and come back to their home county of Suffolk for their wedding celebrations.  Suffolk is such a great choice for any wedding, but in particular, it makes a wonderful way to celebrate where you grew up and it allows you to create further fond memories of this truly delightful county.

For many of these couples, their parents still live in the county and therefore are planning to use their private residence as the main venue for their wedding.  Also perhaps choosing the local church for the ceremony.

3 great ways to entertain your wedding guests during the drinks reception (the third is one you may not have thought of!)

3 great ways to entertain your wedding guests during the drinks reception (the third is one you may not have thought of!)

One of the things I've found when I talk to couples in the planning stages of their wedding is that they really want to make the experience for their guests a really personal and memorable one. 

When planning out your timeline, you will sometimes find that there are moments in the day where either you as a couple may be required to be in certain places, away from your guests, such as for photographs or where the whole wedding party will be spending time in a certain part of the venue whilst rooms are being turned around or prepared for the next chapter of the day.

In these types of situations, many couples like to arrange some kind of entertainment for their guests so that there is something to enjoy as the next stage of the wedding is being prepared. 

How much photography coverage do I need on my wedding day?

How much photography coverage do I need on my wedding day?

I get it! It can be super confusing.  You've been searching online for the perfect wedding photographer for your Suffolk wedding.  You've found someone amazing who really resonates with your personalities and you're at the point of booking. But wait.  You're now looking at a huge pricing list, filled with a ton of different packages with lots of different lengths of coverage.  And you think...

Do I need to supply a meal for my photographer on the wedding day?

Do I need to supply a meal for my photographer on the wedding day?

So let's get straight to it...

It's up to you!

Yep, it's as easy as that.  As far as my own approach is concerned, there's no right or wrong answer, no 'way it's always been done' and no specific rules.  So you can now breathe a sigh of relief.  Done? OK, let's move on.

What happens at a family portrait viewing & ordering session?

What happens at a family portrait viewing & ordering session?

Depending on which family photographer you choose for your portrait session in Suffolk, you'll be invited to view your photographs after the session in one of two ways. 

Either via an online gallery, shared by your photographer, where you can view your photos in your own time and then choose your desired products on your own, or via an in-person appointment where you will meet face to face with your photographer and will be personally guided through the selection and design of your chosen art pieces.

What happens at a wedding photography consultation?

What happens at a wedding photography consultation?

Whilst planning your wedding in Suffolk you'll no doubt be spending a lot of time online, researching local wedding suppliers that resonate with you and your aspirations for your wedding day.  And once you have compiled a list of those wedding suppliers, you'll be looking to reach out to them to check their availability and to discuss your plans.

When it comes to wedding photography, your photographer will have their own way of discussing their services with you.  Whilst some may choose to chat with you on the phone, or maybe via Skype, many photographers will actually invite you to chat in person, at a location and time convenient to you both.

Should I get my hair and make-up professionally done before my headshot session?

Should I get my hair and make-up professionally done before my headshot session?

When planning your new business headshots, as well as considering your wardrobe ahead of time, hair and make-up is a topic which also comes up a lot when talking to clients.

Of course, everyone wants to look their very best in photographs.  Especially their business headshots as they want them to represent their personal brand or business, in the very best light.

What should I wear for my headshot session?

What should I wear for my headshot session?

One of the questions I get asked most, once a client has booked in their Headshot Experience with me, is a really great one to dive into today:

What should I wear for my headshot session?

You know, it really depends on what line of business you are in and what you would like your finished headshots to convey.  I recommend that you bring up to two changes of clothes, perhaps wearing one on arrival and one to change into, mid-session, each of which being different styles.

Bruisyard Hall Suffolk Wedding Venue Styled Shoot Feature | Wedding Planner Magazine

Bruisyard Hall Suffolk Wedding Venue Styled Shoot Feature | Wedding Planner Magazine

I feel very fortunate to often have the opportunity to often work with some truly amazing weddding venues and suppliers who serve the Suffolk wedding industry.

One such time was last September when I was asked to shoot at a bridal fashion styled shoot, coordinated by the amazing Myrtle & Mint Flowers.