I was brought in to photograph the bridal suite at Ellingham Hall by my good friend Rachel. Rachel is the kindest and sweetest woman you’ll ever meet! She’s just had her first child with her husband so has had some time away from the industry on maternity leave. But Rach being Rach she never wanted to be away for too long and started planning a huge styled shoot to really show off the potential of this stunning venue, Ellingham Hall.
The Bridal Suite at Ellingham Hall
Rachel wanted me to bring my own ideas and vision to the project as she has always loved my timeless and natural style. As with the shoot in The Gardens, I wanted to approach the photography as if the beautiful model Naomi was a real bride. I used only the same kit I would ever use on a wedding day and kept the shooting time to just 10 minutes. As you know weddings are fast-paced and I never want my brides to feel like I am taking over. I gave Naomi some gentle direction, the same as I would a real bride. All I wanted was to create real, authentic and natural moments and I think we did just that! The crown was spotted on the floor by the fireplace in the bridal suite. Naomi picked it up and placed it on her head, that was totally her own idea!
Words & Photographs
by Carn Patrick Photography.