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As soon as we viewed Ellingham Hall we knew it would be the perfect place for a bridal shoot

We work with some great people in this job and so we were delighted when they all agreed to take part in a bridal shoot at the hall.  We wanted to try out some ideas and to produce some fashion style images which we could then work into our “repertoire” for future weddings.  We’d picked up the bridal gowns from New Beginnings Bridalwear  and  the jewellery from J Herrons and Son over the weekend so that just left the flowers to collect from the amazing Flower Cabin early on Tuesday morning.  Anna, the model was booked, Ellingham Hall was booked, but at the last minute we found out that we were without a hair and make-up artist.  A lot of ringing around ensued and eventually on Bank Holiday Monday we were put in touch with Julie Ann Pattinson who agreed to help us out the next day.  And what a star she turned out to be.  Jenny at Ellingham Hall pretty much gave us the run of the place and she even worked around us when she was showing couples around the venue.  It’s got an amazing variety of settings and we really just scratched the surface.   Thanks Jenny.  All in all, Anna, Sheila, Julie and myself had a great day and look forward to the next time.

posted by Kenn Reay, September 6th, 2010

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13 Responses to “Bridal Shoot at Ellingham Hall”

  1. Katie says:

    Loving the photos Kenn!!! your right the orange flowers look fab!!

  2. Lisa says:

    Fab shots, it really looks like you had fun taking them!

  3. Jill says:

    Love the one of her looking over the bannister.

  4. Anna says:

    Once again I had such a lovely day with Kenn and Sheila. Ellingham hall is beautiful and we had gorgeous weather. It also turned out I already sort of knew Julie!
    My favourites are the last one, (can see how I really relaxed into the shoot by the end of the day!) the bannister one, second wooden pannels one and the headshot with the lovely lighting, but they’re all fantastic.
    I had a great time playing about in the pretty dresses!

  5. Jenny says:

    Hi Kenn and Sheila the photos look great! It was great having you and I’m pleased you had such a good and productive day here at Ellingham. It was all very exciting having you shoot here, and I think the viewings that we had when you were here were very impressed, and helped the potential clients see it as more ‘real’ with a bride and photographer around the building! Cant’ wait to see the other photos! Anna you look lovely! Again many thanks Kenn and Sheila for seeing the great potential Ellingham Hall has to offer and for taking such good care of the place while you were here.

  6. It was so lovely to work with Kenn,Sheila and Anna it is a small world that Anna’s and my paths had crossed before. The day was so relaxed and organised, the dresses and headpices were beautiful and to complete the look gorgeous flowers.
    Ellingham is such a fantastic location and we had more than enough choice of where to shoot and had good weather so had the chance to get some great outdoor shots on the day.
    I love all of the shots a nice mix of commercial true to life shoots and some editorial fashion .
    well done team, looking forward to working with you all again, thanks to you all.

  7. Hollie says:

    Photos are amazing Kenn!! Brilliant job and fingers crossed you get loads of work from them!!

  8. Beautiful shots Kenn and Sheila – its hard to pick a favourite but love the bannister one and the ones outdoors too especially the last one. Lets hope it brings in lots of bookings for everyone!

  9. Kenn Reay says:

    Thanks All. You’re right Julie that the weather was bright but we could have done without the wind blowing the veil off! Didn’t want to risk any damage to the beautiful dresses after that.

  10. Stunning set of pictures and what a venue! Getting published in Pro Photo is a great scoop for all involved as well – congratulations.


  11. Bev says:

    WOW ! These are brilliant – well done to all involved in this fantastic shoot… Fantastic venue, fabulous gowns, flowers and jewelry, beautiful hair and make-up and of course, award winning photography…… Kenn and Sheila

  12. Mel says:

    Simply Stunning…

  13. Lesley says:

    Wow! Just seen these, Kenn – and am blown away – they’re SO beautiful!

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