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Vintage wedding fashion shoot

Towards the end of 2012 I had an idea about creating a documentary on what happens in a bridal fashion shoot. As a wedding cinematographer I obviously pass my stills shooting role to various other photographers and I decided to make contact with Matt and Merv at Field photographic whom I have had the pleasure of working with in the past at a variety of networking events. Field draw on more that 20 years experience in wedding photography and have a variety of different contacts in the industry, they suggested I contact Alaine at Mimitoko in Duffield for a selection of bridal outfits and input on style and themes.

Alaine also suggested contacting Paddy at Brigdens and through their discussions together they were able to communicate a cohesive style for both models. This is a great illustration about services that work together which is a highlight to the shoot in general, it’s important for different people involved in a wedding to understand each others involvement so that we don’t tread on one an-others toes and can potentially also assist one another for the greater good of all.

Shottle Hall was contacted and happy to help as a venue to host our days events, the hall is a great location for its locality to us as a collection of wedding services, but it’s features are it’s differing decor from room to room giving quite different feels to each set from a photographic point of view. Julia Stanley runs a model agency in addition to arranging a variety of wedding fayres in the east midlands so naturally she leant a helping hand in arranging Catherine and Jack our models for the day. Julia’s involvement in both weddings and commercial photography also means that she has good contacts for makeup and hair and recommended I contact Tina at Beau Hair who also arranged for Jo to come along with her, they both did a fantastic job in creating a look and style that really made models come to life for our vintage theme.

At the end of a days filming several really great shoots were created by Matt and Merv and I would strongly suggest anyone looking for any of the above mentioned services to check any of these people out for your wedding… If you’re not getting married; well just enjoy the short video…


Vintage wedding fashion shoot from ben pollard on Vimeo.


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Wedding video Nottinghamshire for David and Cecelia

Wedding video Nottinghamshire for David and Cecelia

I was contacted just before Christmas by Cecelias aunt who initially wanted me to quote on doing some photography for their upcoming wedding. For a variety of reasons David and Cecelia had a very last minute wedding arrangement in early January and as much of Cecelias family still live in the Philippines. they wanted to document the event in order to share it with her family. A wedding video is a perfect way to show distant relatives of those that are unable to attend what happened on your day.

With the assistance of Edmund the car was packed with all the kit early on Saturday 5th of January and we drove over to Bestwood lodge in Nottingham. The subsequent results of a last minute wedding were in no way poor, a fabulous car took Cecelia from Bestwood to Arnold Church where a wonderful church service with music from the church youth band played great music. At the following reception held at the village hall next door to the church tables graced with wonderful Philippine cuisine filled the venue with a warmth and charm that truly reflected the couples love and bond to one another. Here is their trailer…

david and cecelia trailer-vimeo from ben pollard on Vimeo.

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