February 15, 2015 / Houchins, Styled wedding shoots

Houchins wedding photography. Essex styled shoot


Houchins wedding photography

This was a styled wedding photography shoot at new Essex venue Houchins for the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners. I was asked by UKAWP  to photograph this for a make-over of their branding and website. The UK Alliance of Wedding Planners was created to promote professionalism and excellence in wedding planning.  By investing in training and development and helping to grow the wedding planning industry in a professional manner they aim to create an outstanding and unparalleled service for today’s couples.

The shoot was beautifully styled by UKAWP member Alex Merri  from Bijou Bride. Alex is a wedding planner and fashion stylist. She had put together some very consistant mood boards for the photography, clearly expressing the look and feel that the client wanted to achieve with the wedding styled photos.

I love the modernity of Houchins. It proved a great venue for a styled shoot. Polished concrete floors, huge glazed windows and some great textures and lighting. I look forward to  wedding photography booking there and using these features in real time! They have the option for both indoor and outdoor wedding services and the mix of modern and classic with the two buildings.

Although it was freezing outside, our model for the day, Chole was happy to brave the elements for me and capture some portraits using the warm and soft winter sun. I can picture the outside of Houchins being a stunning location for wedding photography on a warm summer evening. They have really thought about the design and layout of this venue.

These styled shoots require the input from a number of professionals to make them happen. UKAWP had some strong talent on their side and I think it all came together to create some great images for them.

Client – UKAWP, Bernadette Chapman and Sandy Moretta
Venue – Houchins, Coggeshall Essex
Photographer – Simon Carr Photography
Stylist – Alex Merri, Bijou Bride
Hair and Make-up – Dawn Taylor Beauty
Model – Chloe Alderstein
Florist – Jades Flower Design
Stationery – Emily&Jo
Wedding cake – Abigail Bloom
Design – 88 Events
Houchins wedding photography
Houchins wedding photography
Houchins wedding photography
Houchins wedding photographer