One of the things that I love about my job is it's diversity, I'm always photographing something different, in a different location and meeting new people. It's great! If this variety is the spice of life, this job is Vindaloo! The other week I got asked to do product photography, of a sort, for the very talented Michelle Taylor and her business, My Taylor Made Wedding. Michelle provides wedding styling and visuals for clients throughout Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds, with delightful table and room decorations that even your mother-in-law would approve of!
Now decorations and visuals are a key part of any wedding day, from classic styling to more themes, these items are what can transform or enhance your venue and put your unique stamp on your special day. It's the kind of thing that sounds simple enough, but in the hands of a professional, like Michelle, it becomes a real art form. Michelle provides several themes for your table decorations, so there is bound to be a style and colour combination that you like. She also has beautifully put together pieces to decorate the room with, seating plans, card boxes, items for displaying photographs and all of the vital bits and pieces you need to turn your wedding from super drab to super kitsch!
I had a lot of fun photographing the various different set-ups, the nice thing about staging photograph is I can tweak things and move things to really take advantage of the light and my surroundings. As it was, we were working in the wonderful Manor Farm Tythe Barn, near Bicester. It was a beautiful building in a gorgeous village location and right next door to a Church as well. I'd thoroughly recommend checking it out and you won't fail to be impressed by the stunning, family run venue.
The day flew by and as I soaked up the atmosphere of the gorgeous barn, whilst photographing Michelle's brilliant creations, we were soon done. I must say the speed at which Michelle, ably assisted by her Mum, put together the different set ups was impressive. As was her attention to detail, not to mention the creativity that went into thinking up the names for our 'guests'! I'd happily recommend Taylor Made Wedding to any couple planning a wedding and I look forward to working with Michelle and the folks at Manor Farm Barn again in the future!