Bridal Shoot for Image Magazine

Bridal shoot for Image magazine

Bridal shoot at the beautiful Courteenhall Estate in Northamptonshire


So we have just completed our second bridal shoot for Image magazine at the beautiful Courteenhall Estate and thought I’d share with you a little bit about the shoot as well as the images.

The general theme behind the shoot was based around the phrase “beautifully relaxed” as although the house is a grand and beautiful Georgian Manor house, the atmosphere you feel from the warm welcome of owners Jonny and Anna is one of relaxed and welcoming, a message they want to make clear to potential couples looking to book the grounds for their wedding day.  It’s also a beautiful location not only for a shoot but also as a wedding venue. Although it was winter, it was very easy to see how it would look in the summer with a marquee in the gardens and the house as the backdrop. Think great British bake off and you can get an idea of how picturesque the setting is.

Being winter and with much of the bridal shoot planned outside, the challenge was always going to be to portray a relaxed mood. Fortunately it was a fresh rather than cold November day and with the fires lit for us inside the house, we always had a warm base to return to. Shooting in winter also means you have fewer hours of light to shoot with so it meant working through the 4 different looks we had chosen for the day as efficiently as possible.

Hair and Make-up was by the brilliant Donna Grant of Beauty Angels. I’ve worked with Donna many times and always enjoy it. She is also very talented at what she does, always bringing a look alive.  The dresses were supplied by Liz at the Wedding Wardrobe in Northampton and included a couple of her own designs. It is very important on these bridal shoots work to with local businesses and people and working with Liz it was great that the shoot was promoting her own designs as well as her business. Here is the full list of those involved in the shoot:

Photographs: Matt Edwards Photography – 07867 555338

Courteenhall Events

Hair and Make Up: Donna Grant of Beauty Angels – 07732 690370,

Make-up assistant: Sian Ryan by Beauty Angels website:

Flowers: Youngs Nursery – 01604 858574,

Dresses and Accessories: The Wedding Wardrobe – 01604 627707,

Models: Sian Millard, Kira Harper

If you haven’t see the hardcopy of image magazine, here is a link to the online feature:

Anyway, here are a few of the images from the day. Thanks for taking the time to look.


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