Image Credit: Lisa Lucas Photography
An Autumnal Tudor Inspired Styled Shoot at Sudeley Castle
Crisp, cold Autumn mornings, woolly jumpers, layering clothes and the lovely hues that this season provide us with are just a few of the reasons why I am so truly, deeply in love with this time of year. I think that it’s sad to know that Autumn is often a season (in the wedding world) that is forgotten about due to cooler days. It’s such a shame as it’s a beautiful season full of wonderful colours, textures and followed by long, cosy evenings.
If you don’t agree, or perhaps your planning an Autumn wedding then today’s styled shoot will tell you exactly why an Autumnal celebration could be the pretty path for you. Lisa, from Lisa Lucas Photography very kindly send me over this sensational shoot after #weddinghour one evening and the images certainly not did not disappoint. A fusion of hugely talented, hand-selected suppliers, Lisa’s love for history and a stunning setting makes this a gorgeous Tuesday morning read.
So without further adu, I’ll pass it over to Lisa with some pearls of wedded wisdom and her inspirations behind the styled shoot. Oh, and not forgetting the lovely snaps from the day, either.
A little about Lisa…
“I have always enjoyed photography, since a young age, and over the years I’ve taken great pleasure in taking photographs at the weddings of family and friends. But despite that it never occurred to me to make photography a career or profession. Instead I became a secretary, and that’s been my job ever since. However, a few years ago, I came to realise that I wanted to do more with my life and that’s when I decided to turn my hobby in to my new career path. I did a year-long distance learning wedding photography course, working with some of the top wedding photographers in the country, and Lisa Lucas Photography was born.
One of my professional highlights to date was being awarded a Licentiate qualification with the Royal Photographic Society, something I was exceptionally proud to receive.
And, organising this styled wedding photo shoot at Sudeley Castle is another proud moment. I’ve taken part in other people’s styled shoots, but this was the first one I organised myself. There were a few hiccups along the way, but on the day all the suppliers came together, and we worked hard to produce these gorgeous images, which I for one am extremely proud of.”
3 Tips for couples planning their special day…
Meeting new clients and getting to know them before I even pick up a camera is important to me and so enjoyable. I’m looking forward to expanding my personal branding photography package. It’s so much fun meeting ladies in business and helping them create beautiful images for their social media platforms.”
What do you love about Wedding Photography…
“It’s so satisfying to see the fruition of my couples’ plans on their big day. We spend quite a bit of time together before the day, putting plans in place etc, and I enjoy getting to know them and hearing all about what’s happening. At the beginning of the day, during the bridal prep and while everyone is running around, I almost feel like a fly on the wall, capturing the activity on my camera and listening to the conversations – the excitement and anticipation for the rest of the day. I feel privileged to be a part of a couple’s wedding day and I simply love the whole experience.
This year’s weddings have seen a guard of honour by the bride’s Rainbow group, from the church; the cutest otter cake toppers; the groom’s mother tripping, hurting her ankle and an unexpected appearance by paramedics (she was just fine); and a zipper emergency with a bridesmaid’s gown, thankfully sorted out in the nick of time.”
What Makes you Different…
“My mission for my wedding couples is to make the wedding photography process as painless as possible for them. I’m here to help them, every step of the way, and to take the stress of organising the photography away from hem. With planning ahead of time, I can do my job and they can enjoy their day. They are creating their own moments in history with their wedding photography, and it’s one of the very few elements to remain after the day, and I want them to feel happy and comfortable when we work together.”
The Big Picture...
The Talent Behind The Shoot…
Photography & Planner: Lisa Lucas Photography – Venue: Sudeley Castle & Gardens – Knight & Horse: The Cavalry of Heroes – Models: Sian Jocelyn, Louella VeeJay Jenkinson, Marc Lovatt & Asgard – Ladies Of The Tudor Court: Elle MacPherson & Karen Bowman of The Living History Group – Hair: Charmagne Berry – Make Up: Susan Hunter Hair & Makeup Academy – Bridal Gowns: Nina Furness Couture – Floist: Cottage Garden Weddings
A huge thank you to Lisa for allowing me to blog this lovely shoot, what a gorgeous day it looked. Also, a huge thank you to everyone that was involved! X