Spring Wedding Workshop - Hosted by James Davies Photography.




It has been a while since I invested in myself by learning and improving my abilities with my camera.

I told myself coming in to 2019 that I needed to invest my time wisely, put myself out there and push forward as best as I could with my Photography. After all, Photography is my life!! I surround myself with all things cameras and photos, day in day out. It is my job, my lifestyle and my way of thinking. So to improve and invest in my Photography I decided to book on a Spring Wedding Workshop run by the brilliant James Davies Photography!!

James is a fantastic Photographer based in Worksop and has run a number of workshops over the years. I first came across James around 5 years and have always admired his work. Now that I have been working as a full time Photographer myself for 4 of those years, I wanted to invest in my knowledge and attend on of James’ workshops.

The day was held at the beautiful Hodsock Priory in Worksop and James had organised a fantastic Bride and Groom to model for us, along with a make up artist, hair stylist, florist and of course some beautiful bridal wear!!

It started with a friendly chat and getting to know the other Photographers on the workshop, as well as discussing how the day was going to take shape and what we had to look forward to.

We began the morning session by focusing on using natural light. First we photographed the bride, as she had just finished getting ready which would replicate what it would be like on a typical Wedding Day. We then focused on the Groom, dressed in a draper outfit, and making the most of the stunning light that shone through the huge windows of Hodsock Priory.

We then headed to lunch, which I must say was a superb!! It gave us a chance to talk amongst ourselves and take in everything we had learnt so far in the day…

Then we headed outside for the afternoon, just as if the ceremony had happened on the day of a real wedding. James showed us how he would typically pose a bride and groom and how to capture the very best of them, especially as the sun started to appear!!

Our afternoon was spent experimenting with natural light as well and using flash photography. It was great to see everyone getting involved and enjoying the results of their images and creativity!!

I knew quite a lot of what was already discussed on the day, but to go back to basics and take in things from a different perspective, is really what I wanted to achieve from the day, and I did exactly that.

I now have a more open mind and have picked up many valuable points from James’ workshop. I would highly recommend that anyone at any stage of their Photography journey, to check one of his workshops out!!

Cheers again James, you are a top bloke with a great sense of humour and also very down to earth, which is what I admired most about you. I very much enjoyed being in your company and you were always happy to answer any questions I had!!

Hair: Hair By Kimerley Rose

MakeUp: Liz Bond Makeup Artist

Flowers: Flowers by Kay Ranskill

Dresses: Holmes and Co Bridal Couture

Model Bride: Charlotte Ruane from Y2K

Model Groom: Alexander Doddy from Y2K

Here are some of the photos that I took…