Barefoot bride + DIY outdoor wedding

Portfolio building workshop

How to build your wedding portfolio to attract “Barefoot brides” & “DIY outdoor weddings”

I’ve absolutely loved creating portfolio building days for wedding photographers. My passion for these workshops continues to grow when I see how much I’m helping other photographers create amazing images for their own portfolios. It’s the ultimate way to practice your passion and drive creativity in order to push yourself to be the BEST wedding photographer you can be.

The location for this workshop, “The Free Spirit” has been one of my favourite spots for photoshoots for a couple of years now. It’s literally in the middle of nowhere which means it’s peace and tranquility is the perfect place to get creative. It’s like a secret garden, endless woodland and a little stream parted by giant rocks. Perfect for my initial brief where I wanted to create a styled shoot aimed at wedding photographers looking to attract DIY weddings, barefoot brides or specifically outdoor weddings.

I’ve put endless thoughts into making each one of my workshops as authentic and real as possible. The models were carefully selected as I visualised working with a red head. The bouquet was hand made using only wild flowers to create the rustic feel. The Ivy flower crown was selected from my own garden. The models were barefoot where possible and the dresses got as dirty and wet as the photographers on the day felt they needed to be to capture their own creativity!

Thank you so much for everyone attending this workshop, I think so far this has been one of my favourites. And from what I’ve seen so far your photographs are amazing and I cannot what for you to share them. A massive thank you also to our gorgeous models for the day, Ellarna and Jenny xxx

Red head bride laughing as her hair blows in the wind during outdoor wedding ceremony on the moors.Red head bride balancing bare foot on a rock holding DIY wedding flower in the air as the ribbon and wedding dress blow in the wind. Bride wearing cream beaded monsoon wedding dress with long sleeves in the woods. Red head bride wearing ivy flower crown. Bride wearing cream beaded monsoon wedding dress with long sleeves in the woods. Red head bride wearing ivy flower crown. Curly red head bride shaking her long hair in the woodland during wedding photography workshop in Lancashire. Red head bride wearing silk cream monsoon wedding dress in the woodland. Holding a DIY wedding bouquet. Curly red head bride looking down into colourful DIY wedding bouquet as her hair blows in the wind.

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Thank you so much for checking out Barefoot bride + DIY outdoor wedding workshop. I absolutely love documenting natural and raw emotion at a wedding.
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