April 1st, 2014 | Julia Braime
I’m really excited to bring you news today of my involvement in a very special workshop created and hosted by Brides Up North Featured Supplier Cat of Cat Hepple Photography.
I always say that Brides Up North is your blog. By that I mean you, my lovely readers, who visit in your thousands daily and you, my industry friends and supporters who supply and create the beautiful wedding inspiration that I deliver here in a double daily dose. Brides Up North wouldn’t be the fantastic regional resource that it is without your loyalty and support.
If you want to get involved with the blog or see your real wedding on these pretty pages, you’ll find all the information, rules and guidelines that you need to submit a wedding for feature (whether you are the bride, groom, their photographer or Aunty Betty) here. If you would like sponsorship information you can get it here.
So, here at Brides Up North HQ we are pretty dependent on you. And that’s why I like to give back when I can, to support those who support me, and to help to make your wedding, your images – the whole experience – as fabulous as it possibly can be.
I’ll be joining Cat on her exclusive workshop for wedding photography professionals later this month as she shows them the tricks and techniques that allow her to do what she does so well. Cat’s craft is very special – her work has that magic touch that makes you look a million dollars, “magazine ready” in your wedding photographs. Put it this way, I’ve never turned down a feature submission from Mrs Hepple yet.
I’ll be there on the day too, to talk to you about the process of getting your work “out there” and seen more effectively. I’ve been in this game for nearly four years, and worked on glossy magazines long before that, so I know my stuff. How to craft a successful submission to a wedding magazine or blog, how to increase your chances of being selected and what those with an editorial eye are looking for. Plus, I always love to meet new industry professionals in a creative environment and look forward to seeing you there.
If you’re a wedding photographer who’d love to add a little bit more of that magic sparkle to your own work, we’d love to see you at Priory Cottages on Tuesday 22nd April 2014. Details of how to book can be found here.
Brides to be? Cat’s available to make the magic happen on your wedding day too. Click here to visit her website.
Cat says: Wedding photography is changing, and more and more couples are looking for something far removed from the traditional style of years gone by. Many are influenced by fashion and glossy magazines and want their imagery to have that magazine worthy look and finish, whilst still being romantic and natural.
I’ve honed my style over the past few years in business, to create exactly that – a style which is romantic, natural but also has a fashion edge to it. I’m asked all the time by other wedding photographers how I create this look and feel to wedding images, and how to do that under the time pressures a wedding brings. This is my first workshop in how to create editorial style images which your couples will adore, and which will get you published in magazines and on wedding blogs.
The Editorial Wedding will cover my style, how to achieve a look unique to you and how to engage couples who want the magazine finish to their images. We will also cover topics such as how to work with and manipulate natural light, how to pose couples and direct but still get beautiful soft, natural images.
A team of wedding experts is helping me pull together a beautiful wedding shoot, to enable everyone taking part in the workshop to see first hand how I work with couples, and then also take their own images to help build their portfolios. We’ll also be joined by Julia Braime of Brides Up North wedding blog, to discuss what bloggers are looking for with wedding submissions and how to improve your chances of being published.
The Editorial Wedding workshop is on Tuesday April 22nd 2014 just ahead of the busiest part of the wedding season, so it’s just in time to inspire and encourage other photographers as they begin the long season ahead. The workshop is to be held at the gorgeously beautiful Priory Cottages in Wetherby, near Leeds and runs from 9.30am to 6pm.
I have never really subscribed to the traditional way of creating images on a wedding day, I have honed my own style through experience and inspiration beyond the wedding industry. This course is perfect for anyone wanting to find their own style and unique approach to creating fashion inspired wedding images.
Places can be booked via my website. Please click here for more information and to book.
Some spaces have already been filled and I’m excited to be sharing the day with some very talented people.
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Former lawyer and bride to be Julia founded Brides Up North in 2010 with a chip on her shoulder. Frustrated by the poor Northern presence in glossy bridal magazines and online, she decided to do something about it herself. Astounded by the rapid growth of her blog and brand, Julia now manages Brides Up North’s online content alongside their busy wedding exhibition season, industry events and related commissions. And she’s always, always, got a new project on the go…
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