Styled engagement shoot at the Malthouse Emporium…
Just check out this fun, vintage engagement shoot of Hannah & Michael at the Malthouse Emporium based in the Cotswolds. Styled by the wonderful Kate Cullen and captured by Christy Blanch, it goes to show you can really play around and experiment in front of the camera to build up your confidence before the big day.
If you are looking to book an engagement shoot, here are some styling tips from Kate on how to achieve the perfect photos….
Most photographers will offer you an engagement shoot as part of their wedding photography packages, and even if you’re camera shy it is well worth doing and will help on your wedding day as it helps you build a rapport with your photographer and puts you more at ease. And, like with this shoot it can be a great way of doing some ‘Save the Date’ shots to send out ahead of your invitations – these fabulous ones that Emma at Emerald Paper Design created matched our vintage colour pop feel beautifully.
For this engagement shoot we had a lot of fun at a local antiques store – it was a great place for props and made the couple feel relaxed as it wasn’t too ‘staged’ – they just had fun looking at all the curiosities in the shop. I would recommend going somewhere local that has meaning for you or that you regularly visit – you’ll instantly feel more relaxed and enjoy the process.
Wear something comfortable and within your normal style – we had some fabulous loans from Madia & Matilda, Emmy Shoes and LV Made in England, but it can be easy to use things in your own wardrobe. Obviously we were lucky enough to have hair and make up artists on board (Bella Bridal Hair by Sandie and Chris Fordham), but again we didn’t stray too far from the couple’s natural look.
Flowers can be a great way to give you something to hold or focus on – avoiding that whole ‘what do I do with my hands’ moments – Caroline at Abby Meadow Flowers kept the look very natural and not too ‘weddingy’, again to keep it relaxed and informal to put the couple at ease. The fabulous cakes and treats from Nom Nom Cakery were a nice little touch that we all enjoyed at the end of the day!
Thanks for sharing these photos with us… cant wait to see their wedding day now!
Photography Christy Blanch Photography
Styled by Kate Cullen
Location – Malt House www.malthouseemporium.com
Flowers – Caroline – Abbey Meadow Flowers
Cake – Nom Nom Cupcakery
Stationery – Emerald Paper Design
Bow ties – LV Made In England
Shoes – Emmy London
Blouse – Madia & Matilda
Real Couple: Hannah Herbert & Michael Hannah
Hair – Fordham Hair Design
Make Up – Bella Bridal Hair by Sandie