The Editorial Wedding Recap (Part 1)

The Editorial Wedding Class of 2013, image by Anneli Marinovich

I am SO HOTDAMN EXCITED to be sharing todays posts with all of you, brides-to-be and industry peeps alike. Pictures from my first ever workshop, the debut of The Editorial Wedding (or the EdWed, as it came to be known). You may remember me mentioning this a few months back, but in case you don’t, The Editorial Wedding was a workshop and styled shoot for wedding photographers to learn everything they needed to know about shooting editorially and submitting their work successfully to magazines and blogs. Today I finally get to share it with all of you – and photographers in the UK and SA, please be sure to read all the way to the end for a very special announcement! This morning I’m showcasing the awesome students’ work (click through to their websites to see more of their portfolios) and this afternoon I’ll be sharing the full styled shoot.Read More

How to Create a Winning Submission for SouthBound Bride

A smiley moment with my fab EdWed ladies, Anneli & Louise (pic: Maxeen Kim)

It’s FRIDAY! But before I bring you some bridey inspiration (and boy oh boy, will you love the inspiration I have today), I wanted to do a post for my fellow industry peeps, specifically photographers and co-ordinators, and even fellow bloggers. As you may remember, this week saw the first ever Editorial Wedding Workshop at the fab Cannizaro House, a new venture I put together with photographer Anneli Marinovich and stylist and blogger Louise of b.loved. It’s always a bit scary to do something new, and I must admit that since I was handling all the morning’s teaching, I was a little terrified I would just bore all the students to death. Fortunately, it seems we all pulled it off – one of our lovely students Charlie has already written a lovely post about her day, and feedback from the rest of the class was just as nice. *blushes* We have more workshops in the pipeline (and psst… not just in the UK) but in the meantime, I thought I would tell you a bit of what the day was all about. The Editorial Wedding is all about getting published (both in print and online), publishing and submitting effectively, building relationships and personal branding, and learning to shoot in an editorial way to give yourself the best chance of success. Every day (and I really do mean every day) I see photographers and other suppliers make basic mistakes that mean their work doesn’t get featured, or missed opportunities to promote their businesses effectively. I’m a huge believer in sharing the knowledge I have gained with others (each one teach one, as Miranda Bailey would say), so I thought it was about time I went into a bit more detail about what makes a winning blog submission, with particular reference to SBB. And shared some of the Instagram pics from the day with you as well!Read More

The Editorial Wedding: Update

Hello friends! Last week, I made the very exciting announcement that, together with photographer Anneli Marinovich, I was launching a workshop for photographers called The Editorial Wedding, which will include a styled shoot from the extremely talented Louise of b.loved. We’ve been so thrilled with the feedback we’ve had from everyone (especially some requests for a repeat workshop in South Africa – watch this space!) including a shedload of enthusiastic blogger friends here in the UK, and we can’t wait to share everything we have in store with our participants. I’ll be giving you a sneak peek into Louise’s shoot (you guys, seriously, it is AMAZING) next week, but today I wanted to announce that our venue for The Editorial Wedding (or the EdWed as we’ve been calling it!) will be Wimbledon’s own Cannizaro House.

Cannizaro is a real little jewel of South West London – many of us know it as the perfect place to have a high tea with the girls, a romantic dinner with your fella or to relax in the beautiful grounds on a sunny summer afternoon. But it’s also a beautiful wedding venue, with all the charm of the countryside but the convenience of being so close to central London (and only a short distance from Wimbledon station). The suites and function rooms are gorgeous (I’m especially a fan of the different wallpaper looks they’ve chosen!), the food is delicious and we’re so looking forward to making it our ‘home’ on workshop day, 9 April.

So, photographers! If you’re still on the fence about booking a place, what are you waiting for? We have so much knowledge to share with you, and so much gorgeousness for you to get stuck into with your cameras. It’s going to be a very full (but very satisfying and inspiring) day. Tickets cost £325 – all details are on our website.

Huge thanks to the fantastic staff at Cannizaro for accommodating us! See you soon!

Cannizaro House
West Side Common | Wimbledon | London SW19 4UE
Email: [email protected]

Phone: 020 8879 1464