Luxe Botanical Wedding Workshop - Shot on Film

We were honoured to be asked to co-host the Botanical Luxe Wedding Workshop in Malaga last week with Laura from the Business of Weddings & Reviva Weddings.

Laura used her wealth of experience to show wedding planners both new and highly experienced, how she would arrange various stages of a wedding day. The attendees and suppliers spent their time building, organising and styling various elements of the day.

Helen at Bloomfield Photography whose skill as a photographic stylist has not gone unnoticed by wedding planners and venues in Spain and London, ran a workshop on how to create styled flat lays and ensured that everything looked as it should. You can see more of Helen´s photographic stylist work here.

We decided to use this workshop to showcase the re-introduction of film photography back into our wedding packages. You can find out a little more about film photography for your wedding day here.

After we photographed the attendees and the workshop itself we had a short portrait session - we hope you like the results of the film portraits on this gallery. If you would like to see more of the workshop itself please see our instagram page here.

We would like to thank all of the attendees, suppliers and collaborators who took part and made this styled workshop possible.

Planner: Reviva Weddings
Concept: The Business of Weddings
Photographer: @bloomfield_wedding_photography
Videographer: Jeremy Standley Weddings
Florals: @anaisfloristasguengirola
Venue: @haciendanadales
Furniture Rentals & Table Setting: Noe Events / @noe.events
Ceremony Hoop: @marbellaparties
Shoes: Harriet Wilde / @harrietwildeshoes
Hair & MUA: @annemariemakeupartist
Jewellery: @eleventhheaven11
Female Model: @fiona_moreda
Male Model: @markparrygolf
Dress: Inmaculada Garcia, Barcelona / @inmaculada_garcia
Velvet Furniture & Rugs: @decoracionchillout/
Stationary: @loupaper
Macrame Backdrop:  @myzali_new_macrame/
Film Lab : Carmencita Film Lab

Botanical Garden Shoot - Wedding Workshop

Luxe Boho Botanical Garden Shoot

By Reviva Weddings & Bloomfield Photography

This is a unique opportunity to join Reviva Weddings and Bloomfield Photography for an intimate styled shoot on the 11th April 2019 at the Hacienda Nadales in Malaga.

Pre Release UPDATE: Only 4 spaces remain.

The theme for this wedding shoot is ´Luxe Boho Botanical Garden´ set in the beautiful grounds of the historical Hacienda which includes a magnificent garden, mature trees, botanical plants, water features and a charming rustic glass conservatory.

A perfect experience for established wedding professionals, emerging talents and creative stylists wanting to learn more about how a styled shoot is created whilst gaining valuable social media ready content.

As a stylist or creator, it is key that you are able to understand how to create beautiful brand imagery that will attract your ideal clients; we will show you how to do this and talk through our working processes.

We have many wonderful sponsors on board this shoot and you will be actively involved in the setup, decoration and styling under the direction of Laura from Reviva Weddings and Helen from Bloomfield Photography.

We will provide models, a beautiful range of florals, props and accessories to allow you to create your own setups and flat lays, as well as working on the main shoot. Helen of Bloomfield Photography will aid you in creating these flat lays from the perspective of a photographer. Your creations will then be photographed by Bloomfield Photography.

This is also a brilliant opportunity to engage and build relationships with established wedding suppliers in the industry who are sponsoring this shoot.

You will also receive your own private gallery of 20+ images from Bloomfield Photography of the workshop, your personal creations you have styled during the day and photos of you at work.

This Workshop is for:

Wedding Stylists, Wedding Planners & Creative Stylists

You Will Receive:

  • Guidance on how to build a styled shoot

  • Guidance on how to find suppliers who share your vision

  • Guidance on how to work alongside a photographer

  • How to create a flat lay

  • Professional photographs of you in action and the setup - portfolio ready

  • Experience at a styled shoot

  • Guidance from established wedding professionals

  • Networking opportunities

  • Private online gallery of 20+ high-resolution digital images supplied by Bloomfield Photography

Spaces are limited to 6 attendees, with online booking via: thebusinessofweddings.co

Hosted By:

Reviva Weddings
The Business of Weddings
Bloomfield Photography


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How To Get The Most From Your Wedding Photos

We are often asked by our couples what tips we can give to help them prepare for their day. Here are a few ideas that we hope can help on you on your wedding day.

In addition to these ideas, we send all of our couples a help sheet to give them a few more ideas nearer their wedding date in order to get the best out of their wedding photos.

Before your wedding day

Create a mood board…
It can be helpful to consider making a mood board of wedding photos that you like and share them with us. Often we find that you like certain aspects of our work. This can really help us get to know your wishes.

Schedule in the necessary time for each part of your day…
Schedule adequate time for each stage of the day - some people want more photography, some just a little. As long as adequate time is set aside for your photographic wishes then we can make your plans work seamlessly. For example if you would like photos of bridesmaids/groomsmen before the ceremony, schedule a few minutes into your timeline at this and each stage of your day.

Get your hair and makeup artist finished with time to spare…
Consider booking your make up artist about 30 minutes earlier than you think necessary - this prevents us being short of time for pre-ceremony portraits due to hair and makeup over running, which can cause delays throughout your schedule. If you want time for pre-wedding bridal/groom portraits or time for portraits with family or bridesmaids/groomsmen before your ceremony, then allocating time is useful and this is once your H/MUA has finished.

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On your wedding day

You can’t hurry love…
As a bride or bridesmaid when walking down the aisle don’t look down and don’t hurry. Touch and look at each other during your ceremony. Don’t rush your first kiss - go back in for a second! It’s your wedding day, after all.

Live in the moment…
Consider going phone free for the ceremony and group shots. It helps us work more quickly, looks so much better in photographs and encourages your guest to switch off and live in the moment.

A Sunset Photoshoot…
Depending on the time of year there will be different lighting conditions. Consider planning time for a second portrait shoot as a couple just before sunset - if you wish to visit a location please schedule in more time. You can arrange this with us / your wedding planners.

Gather your Loved Ones…
For the group photos try to keep the list small and assign two confident people to gather together family members and friends - they will know key people on the day, saving time.

Make it Visual…
Confetti cannons, sparklers and fireworks are all visually spectacular can all add to the evening entertainment, your first dance and your evening exit.

Try a Pre Wedding (Engagement) Shoot…
Consider a pre-wedding shoot; it gives you a practise run and valuable experience of being in front of the camera along with extra time to discuss your wedding plans. We also offer post-wedding photoshoots that allow us to visit spectacular locations a few days after your wedding.

Find an Expert…
Wedding planners and high-quality vendors will make such a difference. We believe that experience, professionalism, and ambition to provide excellent service set experts apart from other options available. We will happily recommend some excellent wedding planners & stylists to any of our clients. They really are worth their weight in gold and have the ability to create a truly memorable wedding day.

We try and meet all of our couples in person to discuss the unique characteristics of your day. If you want to arrange a meeting with us then drop us an email at info@bloomfieldphoto.com

The Wedding of Valentina and Simon, La Cabane & Los Monteros

These wonderful people flew in from their home in a beautiful part of Southern California to get married at the exclusive La Cabane Beach Club at Los Monteros Hotel. They married just as the summer was ending and the autumn was about to begin; a time that lends itself well to beautiful sunsets and very warm, but not stiflingly hot evenings.

One of the great aspects of getting married in Southern Spain is the weather that accompanies. I believe the Californian, Canadian and Russian guests were all more than pleasantly surprised by the warm evening at an 8.30pm wedding.

One of the other unexpected joys of Southern Spain is the variety of venues; La Cabane is a modern, chic venue with exquisite dining & catering, views of the Mediterranean, pretty Andalusian external architecture mixed with ultra modern internal facilities. It also has the added bonus of attached to a prestigious 5* hotel. It is a very different feel to some of the more rustic, rural mountainous venues only a few minutes away, yet La Cabane has a charm that separates it from other prestigious beach clubs in Marbella.

Both Valentina and Simon were lighthearted and kind in their every interaction and have a North American directness that is an endearing mix; I’ve spent a lot of my life in North America so they felt somewhat reminiscent of old friends. Their friends and guests were also friendly, welcoming and highly sociable. After they had finished ‘joining tables’ at dinner, they partied late into the night enjoying the beautiful food and entertainment provided by Los Monteros at La Cabane.


Hair: Alex Bridal Hair and Make Up
Venue: La Cabane - Los Monteros Hotel
Shoes: YSL

The Wedding of Harriet and Sean, The Ham Polo Club, London

“Hi Helen & Sam, 

We had our first look over the photos and we were absolutely blown away by them! You have done such a great job and they really took us through all the emotions of the day again which was brilliant...they also helped to fill in a lot of the missing memories which we had from what seemed like a whirlwind of the day”.

-Sean

We first met Harriet and Sean in North London not long after we relocated to Spain. It was a cold evening and we found a warm fire lit corner of a beautiful pub to discuss their wedding plans.

We clicked with them straight away; they are warm, kind people who were easy to get to know and talk with.

Even throughout their wedding day they both checked in with us and the videographer to ensure that we had been well looked after by the venue (we had) which is always an appreciated gesture. Even the bride’s father made sure that we were enjoying ourselves!

Harriet and Sean had a beautiful day at Ham Polo Club along with their kind-hearted friends and family. They were genuinely a joy to work with and wish them every happiness in the future.


The Wedding of Alexandra and Jan, The Salutation

Alexandra was a good friend from my art college days in London, over the years we lost contact as often is the way with ‘growing up’.

I received a very friendly email from Alex explaining that she had become engaged to a wonderful man by the name of Jan. Alex asked if I would mind travelling to London to photograph their wedding. We met at St James’s Park to discuss their day and to photograph their engagement shoot. Much like their future wedding day, the weather was spectacular and it was great to catch up with an old friend and make a new one in Jan.

We chatted, snapped, walked and eventually rested on some deck chairs to watch the last of the sun set over Buckingham Palace.

Theirs was an intimate wedding full of warm and kind people spanning four generations. It was a beautiful day and one that I was very much honoured to be a part of.

Wedding Venue: The Salutation
Shoes: Rainbow

The Wedding of Sophie and Luke, at Finca Amalur and Amare Hotel, Marbella

Sophie and Luke are a young, fun, energetic couple who were incredibly easy to work with. They were laid back and made for great company. Likewise, their friends were ready to party, yet kind and courteous.

Sophie had her preparations in a beautiful suite at the Hotel Amare on the edge of Marbella Old Town. The hotel gave her bridesmaids a huge preparation room where friends and family members started the celebrations early.

Their chosen wedding venue was Finca Amalur overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and parts of Marbella along with stunning views of La Concha - not many people know that Marbella is located at the bottom of a mountain range that is 1200 meters in height, which makes it taller than any mountain range in England, Wales or N.I. and just shy of Ben Nevis in Scotland which is the only British Mountain taller than La Concha.

With the sun setting across the mountains, views of the Mediterranean Sea and their guests enjoying the entertainment of the day, it is safe to say that their wedding day was a wonderful event for all involved.

Hotel: Amare, Marbella

Venue: Finca Amalur

Planner: The Marbella Wedding Angels

Flowers: EarthScent Elviria

MUA (Bridesmaids) : Charlotte Lothigius

The Wedding of Rachel and Luke at The Four Seasons, George V, Paris & The American Cathedral, Paris

Rachel and Luke have a love affair with Paris, not that I blame them for loving one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Rachel like many Americans has loved the city from a young age; it’s a passion that her and Luke have long shared, it is an enchanting city. Having personally spent months of my life there, I cannot say enough about the city, every trip (and every wedding) reminds me why I love it.

We met in London to discuss their wedding day, I knew that they were planning to marry in Paris, but knew little else at that point; it was probably very useful that I had visited the beautiful American Cathedral before and knew Ave. George V just off the Champs Elysees well, I will however acknowledge that I didn’t realise just how beautiful the Four Seasons in Paris, the penthouse suite was otherworldly and as you can see, it had the most incredible view of the city.

The service, the reception and the entire day was magical; just as any wedding in Paris should be.

Wedding: American Cathedral, Paris
Reception Venue: Four Seasons, George V, Paris
MUA: Four Seasons Spa, Paris
Dress: Blackburn Bridal, London
Shawl: Anna Campbell, Australia
Bridal shoes: Christian Louboutin

The Wedding of Frances and Johannes at Castillo Santa Catalina, Malaga

The story of Frances and Johannes is a romantic tale. Frances is from Ireland and Johannes is originally German. They live together in Switzerland although life has not always been quite so simple for them…

Like many of our clients, they work in highly skilled industries that involve lots of travel and throughout their time together they have made immeasurable efforts to grab whatever time they could to be together whilst living and working in different countries and (sometimes) different continents.

I have a deep admiration for couples who make long distance relationships work, though judging by the warmth and kindness they show each other, I’m not surprised that they made this work. Somethings and some people are just worth the effort.

Frances and Johannes and their families are warm, kind people who really made the time for every guest who visited their castle wedding at the beautiful Castillo de Santa Catalina in Malaga.

Their wedding day was on a beautiful hot September day with low golden sun and the warm Spanish evening that enabled their guests to enjoy a shared dance in the courtyard before heading inside for the late night dance floor.

Congratulations! We wish you both every happiness in the future.

Wedding Planners: The Marbella Wedding Angels
Flowers: EarthScent Elviria
MUA: Charlotte Lothigius
Hair: Ashleigh Hair  
Venue: Castillo de Santa Catalina, Malaga
Popsicle Cake: Lou’s Cakealicious

The Wedding of Charlotte and Alex at Marleybrook House, Canterbury

We met Charlotte and Alex over a coffee, just before their engagement photo shoot. We discussed their wedding day, how to act in front of the camera, how to best relax and get the most from their shoot and many other aspects of their planning... but mostly, we discussed the vintage fairground that was at their wedding venue.

The fairground made such a great focal point of the entertainment aspect of their day; the venue is unusual yet elegant, there were quiet walkways, hidden gardens, a lake, a beautiful bridal suite along with endless items of decorations to look at that the venue had at their disposal, but the couple got it just right in bringing in so many of their own things including around 100 empty gin bottles.

If you are looking for an unusual venue with picturesque settings and great entertainment for your guests in South East of England then this would be an ideal setting.

It was a fun, quirky, gin soaked day with plenty of laughs, unusual decorations and smiles all around. We were honoured to be a part of it.

Venue: Marleybrook House, Canterbury
MUA: Pipa  www.beyouweddings.co.uk / www.pipacrossmakeup.com
Dress: Hannah Elizabeth Bridal

The Wedding of Katie and Rob, Hacienda San Jose, Mijas - August 2018

Katie and Rob are a young well travelled couple who brought their wealth of worldly experiences to Hacienda San Jose, near Marbella. They incorporated much of their international interests into the decor and entertainment. Their guests travelled in from so many far flung places across the world to attend their wedding day.

Katie and Rob’s guests were a fun, vibrant crowd who enjoyed partying into the night, and entertaining their respective families. The couple and the crowd were a loveable and eclectic group; yet it goes without saying that their Mexican guests were the best dancers. From the moment the music started to the moment we left, there was hardly an inch of room to spare on the outdoor candle lit terrace.

From the mariachi band, the Mexican decorations, the food, the globe themed cake, the guests and their attire as well as the wealth of entertainment provided, it was truly a beautiful celebration on one of the hottest days of the summer and one that we truly enjoyed being a part of.

Wedding Planners: The Marbella Wedding Angels
Venue: Hacienda San Jose
Flowers: EarthScent Elviria
Cake: Lou’s Cakalicious
Wedding Gown: Nieve Couture
Hair & MUA: Golden Tarts
Bridemaid’s Dress: little-mistress.com

The Festival Wedding of Ysella and Nicholas, Devon, July 2018

The sun was setting across Worthy Farm when Nick got down on one knee and asked Ysella to marry him. It therefore came as no surprise to me that Ysella and Nick has chosen a festival theme for their wedding in their native Devon.

Ysella is and Nick are old friends of mine (I lived next door to Ysella at university) who have recently set up their own pop up restaurant, with dreams of making it a full time venture. They are kind, lovable people who are great company and fantastic hosts.

Festivals, fresh food (as demonstrated in their pop up restaurant), long walks, camping, adventures and the South West of England are part of their identity and the things they love. One of the many things that they got so right on their wedding day, is that they reflected who they are in their celebration. It was an emotional, caring and somewhat windy ceremony that got the festival vibe just right.

Their day had everything that a festival should have; live music, fantastic food, vibrant colours, and some phenomenal glamping tents to put your head down at the end of their two day wedding.

Here are a few photos from their day.

The Wedding of Lilla and James at Villa Padierna Palace Hotel & Bronzzzano Beach Club

It was a beautiful June day as I arrived at Villa Padierna, ready to meet Lilla and her bridesmaids; it is easy to understate how beautiful this venue is and the suite I found myself in was no exception - understated elegance is the theme throughout.

You can read more about Lilla and James’ special day here on our blog.

The Pre-Shoot of Billie & Billy, Malaga, July 2018

We have known Billie & Billy for several years now; they too are a couple who work together so perhaps we have a deeper understanding of each other than many couples do… it takes a certain person to be able to work with their partner!

Billie & Billy rebuilt our old photo studio and office space to make it safe for our daughter, their skilled carpentry was in keeping with the 400 year old building we set up our company in, so it is no surprise that Billy planned to propose with a self made proposal ring (photographed).  If you followed us on instagram back in 2015 you will have seen their handy work.

When Billie contacted us to photograph their wedding day in Malaga at the place they first met, we welcomed the opportunity to photograph and celebrate with them with open arms.  

It was great to catch up with them, to hear about their engagement in person and eat all of the tapas. We certainly did  eat! 

We really cannot wait to be a part of their beautiful wedding day, and to see all that they have planned for it.

Having a pre wedding photo shoot is a great way to gain confidence in front of the camera and to get to know us, to go to a location that is meaningful to you both. Forget about the cheesy staged shots, let's go to a mountain, beach, landmark or somewhere that just makes you stop and go wow. It's time to relax and have fun in the sun or maybe under the stars... We know that our couples are all different so we try and plan to make things as unique and personal to you as we can.

The Wedding of Andrea and Barry, Marbella, June 2018

We met Andrea and Barry in Nueva Andalusia last year and immediately felt at ease with them. They are kind hearted, relaxed people and we knew that we would get along with them fantastically on their big day.

People often underestimate how important a bond is between themselves and their photographer can be; when you click with someone you feel that you can trust them and the couple felt happy to entrust their wedding day to us.

June is a fantastic month to get married in Spain, it is very hot but not as stifling as July and August can be, and you get the longest days of the year and therefore some of the latest and longest sunsets. You’ll never hear of a photographer complaining about a beach visit for sunset and this wedding was no exception

These are a few of our favourite images from their day. You can find a few others on our galleries.

The Wedding of Erin and Sam, Eydon, May 2018

It was our first time to Crockwell Farm and the surrounding areas that Erin and Sam call home and the weather held out beautifully for this May time wedding in Northamptonshire.

All I need to say about the couple is that they truly deserve each other in the kindest sense of the term. They are fun, kind, adventurous and were willing to be our guinea pigs with coloured smoke grenades - in fact they laughed their way through the smoke grenades and their answer to everything was always - yes let's do that!

Their wedding photos have since become a featured wedding over on the Crockwell Farm website - www.crockwellfarm.co.uk/wedding/erin-sam/ which is a beautiful venue nestled in the tranquil Northamptonshire countryside between London and Birmingham.

It was a fantastic, elegant and fun-filled day and one that we were delighted to be a part of.

Congratulations to Erin & Sam we wish you every happiness in the future as husband and wife.

The Andalucian Lakes Styled Shoot, Istan, April 2018

“Complacency is the forerunner of mediocrity. You can never work too hard on attitudes, effort and technique”  - Don Meyer

The Wedding of Christina & Manjinder, Cobham, March 2018

It was great to fly out to our first British Spring wedding in March for the Wedding of Christina and Manjinder at Great Fosters in Surrey.

Through the moments of the couple getting ready, to the best man Kip practicing his speech to friends and the fantastic drummers in the evening it was a beautiful, heartfelt and memorable day.

Much like the couple themselves, their day exudes memories of warmth, a close-knit family and understated elegance. It was truly a pleasure to be a part of your day and we wish you every happiness in the future.

Venue: Great Fosters, Cobham, Surrey.

The Wedding of Robin & Alec, London, July 2017

Robin and Alec’s wedding day started and ended with beautiful sunshine, set at the Horniman Museum with views overlooking London yet with a tranquil setting that could equally be in any rural setting across the country yet is nestled in Forest hill in the heart of South London.