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Hannah from Rocksalt Photography has recently branched into filming as well. You may remember we showed you Ed and welsh bride Jo’s engagement shoot by Rocksalt Photography back last month. Well here you have a lovely little addition to see how it all worked out in the form of a rather lovely video, plus another sneaky look at Hannah’s work.
So without further ado, I will hand over to the gorgeous girl herself to tell you all about it……..
Wedding Suppliers: Rocksalt Photography and Videography
How and when did you start the videography side of Rocksalt?
This wedding season I had done a few films, but my first was November 2015.
I arrived at the wedding with no plans to film, but thought why the hell not?….. and thats where it all started.
How would you describe your style?
I make short 4/5 minute films of your wedding. It’s great to see a film that marries up with the photography. Everything just seems to fit.
My style, is unobtrusive – I’m there to capture your day. Not direct it.
I try to be as invisible as possible documenting those real moments – happy, fun and relaxed.
Yes, of course I pose a few things up to get those epic dramatic shots. They just have to be done!
What’s the best bit about being a part of the wedding industry?
Have you had any hairy moments?
Have you noticed any emerging trends specific to your field emerging for 2016/2017?
For more info about adding film to your photography package with Rocksalt Photography please email at : firstname.lastname@example.org
They’re fabulous Hannah, thank you so much for sharing! So, all you brides and groom, what are you waiting for! Get in touch! x
On Monday we briefly introduced you to Beth & Paul, today we have their Pre-Wedding Shoot by our own favourite Maria Farrelly. We also hear all about the proposal, and how they got to it, from the lovely couple.
Our proposal story is really less about the proposal and more about how we got there. It was really improbable that we would ever meet, or maybe it was fate and we always would have.
In 2007 I had come out of a long relationship and needed a fresh start. I found a houseshare online and bravely moved in with a couple of strangers. Paul was a good friend of one of my new housemates. We moved in the same friendship group for a few months, sharing our love of photography.
On Paul’s birthday that year we went for a carvery with our group of friends. Paul suggested going to Mumbles for dessert. I didn’t know him that well at the time and laughed at the prospect of driving for an hour each way to get pudding. When I found out he was serious and we did indeed go to Mumbles for pudding I knew this was a man who was going to be important in my life.
Two weeks after we started officially dating, I was offered a job in London. This could have been the end of the early seeds of our relationship. Instead, it was the start of 18 months of driving up and down the M4 every weekend before Paul quit his job and moved to London. London is a difficult and expensive place to live and after living together there and then apart again for a bit we realised that our future only made sense together and in Wales.
One of my first encounters with Beth was at a party where she complimented me on my shoes. I later discovered that shoes are a big thing in Beth’s life.
I knew that I had to pick a place that was special to us when I proposed so it was a choice of two places: the location of our first date out to Raglan Castle, or Mumbles which has always been special to us. I engineered a weekend that involved both locations on consecutive days and bravely bottled it at the top of Raglan Castle, so on to the Mumbles it was.
Back to the shoes obsession… as I was plucking up the courage to pop the question by the lighthouse in Mumbles, Beth was being all romantic; listing how many shoes of different colours she owned. When she added that we had to head back to top up the car parking ticket, the romance was palpable so down on one knee I got. Presenting the ring, I was mugged by Beth’s inner magpie which swooped in and took the ring before then apologising and saying “yes”.
As Maria quickly discovered on our photoshoot, our relationship is built on laughter. I guess it runs in the family given Beth’s Dad’s reaction to us announcing our engagement. “Mumbles? Oooh nice…. Did you have pudding?”
Our LUSH LIST is finally launched!
A fabulous collection of our favourite Welsh Wedding suppliers. All hand picked by us and highly recommended by our readers.
To access this awesome directory, press the LUSH LIST icon sitting on the right hand side (if viewing on a computer or tablet)- Scroll down if you are using a phone.
It looks like this:
Simply click on it and it will take you to a page that looks like this:
All the companies listed have links to take you to their own websites, Facebook page & Twitter feed. This is a great way to follow them if you’d like to get to know them a bit more before booking.
Most of these companies will already be featuring our approved vendor badge on their websites too. This is to give you peace of mind that we’ve either worked with them, Used their services or some of our readers have highly recommend them.
So, there you have it. We do hope you love it and find it a valuable resource to your wedding planning. Have a good look around the directory, click on a few links and let us know what you think. You can send us your feedback here.
We will be adding LOTS more suppliers to our LUSH LIST throughout the year so do keep popping back. We’ll also be inspiring you more by sharing their work over on our Facebook page.
If you run a lovely welsh wedding business (especially in North Wales!) and would like us to consider you for our Lush List. You can get in touch with us here.
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday evening xxx
All images in this post are by Cwtch The Brides Founder, Maria Farrelly Photography. Lets hand you over to the lady herself to tell you all about this fabulous engagement shoot…
Today I’m pleased to be sharing Darren & Sara’s engagement shoot and ridiculously excited about photographing their wedding this coming May.
As a professional wedding photographer, I find it essential to build a good rapport with your clients before the big day. An Engagement shoot is the perfect ice breaker. A chance to get to know each other in a relaxed way. Find out what your clients like and don’t like.
Not all couples are affectionate in public and its important to understand what they are comfortable doing before the wedding. This all makes for a better photographer/couple relationship on the big day itself.
For their engagement shoot, Darren & Sara chose the beautiful Pan Y Fan as they love the area and enjoy walking.
At this point, I should warn you, I’m not a mountain walker, I also have a habit of getting into awkward positions on shoots which result in me getting covered in dirt, mud and water. Nethertheless, this shoot is not about me. Its about creating a beautiful set of images that reflect the couple I’m working with. So, as always, I was up for the challenge and arrived all prepared… walking boots, waterproof, change of clothes and of course my camera bag.
As soon as we all got out the cars at Pen Y Fan the heavens decided to open and it was clear we weren’t going to be able to walk far. As the clouds moved in, the landscape still looked incredibly beautiful. Thats what I love about the Brecon Beacons, no matter what the day, the views are breathtaking (ok…maybe not as great when its foggy) Anyhow, the elements were against us, we could have jumped back in the cars and rescheduled but we decided to go for it. And I’m so glad we did. We have great fun.
Darren & Sara are such a wonderful couple and we had so much fun hanging out and getting to know each other as well as getting some great shots which i’m really pleased with. I hope you enjoy this collection of images.
If you are yet to book your wedding photographer, feel free to take a look at my website. If you’d like me to send you some information on how you can book me for your wedding then do get in touch here.