Picture of the Day – Nicola Norton Photography

Bride and groom holding hands as they walk through woodland - Picture by Nicola Norton Photography

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Website: www.nicolanortonphotography.co.uk

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Getting to Know – Bethany Lloyd-Clarke Photography

Bethany Lloyd of Bethany Lloyd-Clarke Photography

Company Name: Bethany Lloyd-Clarke Photography

Interview with: Bethany Clarke

Location/Coverage: Based in Yorkshire but travel all over

How did your business get started and who works at Bethany Lloyd-Clarke Photography?

Bethany Lloyd-Clarke Photography is Bethany Clarke and Matthew Lloyd. Wedding photography was a natural progression from our career as photojournalist. We have both been full time professional photographers for over 10 years, and have photographed hundreds of weddings.

Bride with groom sitting on bonnet of Jeep - Picture by Bethany Lloyd-Clarke Photography

Had you always wanted to be a photographer?

Yes, being a photojournalist was always my dream job. I’m lucky to have travelled the world for some incredible publications, as well as capture some of life’s most important moments for many families.

Bridesmaid pulling out bride's long veil - Picture by Bethany Lloyd-Clarke Photography

Which areas of the UK do you cover?

Based in Yorkshire, Bethany Lloyd-Clarke Photography covers the north of England and London (we lived in London for many years), but we’re happy to travel. We also shoot a couple of destination weddings each year.

Bride and groom in confetti shower - Picture by Bethany Lloyd-Clarke Photography

What do you feel sets Bethany Lloyd-Clarke Photography apart from other wedding photographers?

Many photographers these days claim to shoot in a ‘documentary’ or ‘photojournalist’ style. If that’s the kind of photography you want then make sure you book someone who has the genuine experience necessary to produce beautiful imagery whatever the situation. We have both enjoyed successful careers as photojournalists covering news, features and portraits for some of the world most prestigious clients. We have photographed subjects in almost every kind of light, weather, environment and emotional situation you can imagine. It’s this experience that adds a unique style to your wedding photography.

Bridesmaids moving hair from bride's face - Picture by Bethany Lloyd-Clarke Photography

How would you describe your photography style?

We are sensitive and discreet, quietly observing your wedding to capture a spontaneous and relaxed record of your wedding day. The majority of what we capture will be candid moments you’ll cherish forever, but we think its important to have some stylish portraiture too.

Bride laughing with bridesmaids - Picture by Bethany Lloyd-Clarke Photography

What packages do you offer and what are your rates?

As every wedding is unique, our packages are flexible to meet your personal requirements. Off peak discounts are available, and albums can be added to any package.

Our most popular package at Bethany Lloyd-Clarke Photography is £1,200 and includes…

  • Up to 8 hours coverage
  • Online gallery of images
  • USB of hi-res photos in personalised presentation box

Row of young bridesmaids - Picture by Bethany Lloyd-Clarke Photography

What is the best thing about your job?

Having the creating freedom to capture and create timeless images. You’re giving someone something that that is totally priceless.

Beaded detail on back of bride's wedding dress - Picture by Bethany Lloyd-Clarke Photography

Have you won any awards?

We have both won lots of awards, but not in the wedding industry as we have not entered any wedding awards. I’m probably most proud of my award from the United Nations for a feature on maternity care in Sierra Leona. Matthew’s is probably winning The Times Young Photographer award back in 2009 – a career changing moment!

We feel that the wedding industry is more personal that awards. Each couple should feel comfortable with you as a photographer and being with you on their wedding day. They should also be confident that they like what you capture.

Wedding confetti shot - Picture by Bethany Lloyd-Clarke Photography

What is your top tip for choosing a wedding photographer?

As I mentioned, you should feel comfortable with your photographer, and confident you will like what they capture. You need to know the photographer will be there doing their job and has the experience to capture amazing images whatever happens – not just if everything is picture perfect.

Bride and groom walking along beach - Picture by Bethany Lloyd-Clarke Photography

Random question… What’s your TV guilty pleasure?

Sorry, I’m not really into TV, but I do enjoy Netflix psychological thrillers.

Bride and groom touching heads - Picture by Bethany Lloyd-Clarke Photography

Where can people find out more about Bethany Lloyd-Clarke Photography?

Website: www.lloydclarke.photography

Facebook: www.facebook.com/lloydclarkePhotography

Instagram: www.instagram.com/bethany_Clarke_weddings

Twitter: @BethC_weddings

The Wedding Community: www.theweddingcommunity.com/14245/Suppliers/Bethany-Lloyd-Clarke-Photography

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Claire Pettibone The White Album Spring 2019 Bridal Collection

For the last few years, world-renowned bridal designer Claire Pettibone has wowed the bridal world with the inclusion of beautiful coloured wedding dresses in trend-setting new shades and patterns. This season however she has gone against this trend, introducing the romantic, simplistic look of pure, all white wedding dresses in the Claire Pettibone The White Album Spring 2019 Collection.

Each Claire Pettibone collection is always much anticipated, and this collection is no exception. Staying true to her oh so feminine and romantic aesthetic, each stunning dress has an ethereal and bohemian look of elegance.

The White Album collection is a cleansing of the palette. A touch of the pure. Classic, romantic wedding dresses with sensuous silhouettes and graceful details.

Claire Pettibone The White Album Spring 2019 Bridal Collection - Sahara Dress

“I know white and ivory are obvious in bridal, but for me, designing a collection with no colour is actually a first! Each season is an evolution, and sometimes a fresh start from the last. Since my Vagabond Collection was colour-filled, I felt the inspiration for this season to work exclusively in shades of white. There is a simplicity and a purity to an absence of colour, where the focus becomes purely on silhouette, texture and detail” – Claire Pettibone

The exquisite dresses in the Claire Pettibone The White Album collection incorporate whimsical elements and luxury details. The addition of detachable capes is the main feature of the fabulous collection. So beautiful, they add an extra dimension to the wedding dresses. The Spring 2019 collection also showcases delicate fabrics, subtle, soft romantic embroidery, lace over-layers to die for, pretty sleeves, sheer layers and so much more.

Here are just a few of the dresses from the Claire Pettibone The White Album Spring 2019 collection with head-turning detail…

Gypsy Moon

Gypsy Moon Wedding Dress from the Claire Pettibone The White Album Spring 2019 Bridal Collection

North, South, East and West… blending ideas and inspiration to create something new is part of the adventure of this new collection. Fabrics layer and combine effortlessly for a truly unique wedding dress in Gypsy Moon. The plunging neckline leads to a fitted waist, flowing into a graceful skirt and dramatic sweep train. The Gypsy Cape makes a stunning addition for a breathtaking walk down the aisle.

Sahara in Ivory

Sahara Wedding Dress in Ivory from the Claire Pettibone The White Album Spring 2019 Bridal Collection

Wanderlust has taken hold, and whether your wedding is in an exotic location or your own back garden, the idea of exploring will always hold a certain romance. The most delicate French embroidered tulle trails along the neckline and fitted silhouette, flowing into a gorgeous sweep train. Light as air tulle sleeves add a graceful accent for the epitome of femininity. Shown sheer through the skirt, Sahara includes a silk under-layer.

Shangri-La in Ivory

Shangri-La Wedding Dress in Ivory from the Claire Pettibone The White Album Spring 2019 Bridal Collection

Shangri-La is a beautiful imaginary place where life approaches perfection… just how a wedding should feel. The ivory embroidery layered over lace might just transport you to your own utopia. The illusion neckline and back lead to the Guipure lace fitted waist and flow to the graceful skirt embellished with fringe dangle lace. Shangri-La also includes a silk under-layer.

You can find out more about the The White Album Spring 2019 collection at clairepettibone.com. Check out the full gallery below for a trip to wedding dress heaven!

Claire Pettibone The White Album Spring 2019 Gallery

Angel Wedding Dress from the Claire Pettibone The White Album Spring 2019 Bridal Collection
Back of Angel Wedding Dress from the Claire Pettibone The White Album Spring 2019 Bridal Collection
Caravan Wedding Dress in Ivory from the Claire Pettibone The White Album Spring 2019 Bridal Collection
Back of Caravan Wedding Dress in Ivory from the Claire Pettibone The White Album Spring 2019 Bridal Collection
Dove Wedding Dress from the Claire Pettibone The White Album Spring 2019 Bridal Collection
Back of Dove Wedding Dress from the Claire Pettibone The White Album Spring 2019 Bridal Collection
Gypsy Moon Wedding Dress from the Claire Pettibone The White Album Spring 2019 Bridal Collection
Back of Gypsy Moon Wedding Dress from the Claire Pettibone The White Album Spring 2019 Bridal Collection
Back of Gypsy Moon Wedding Dress with Cape from the Claire Pettibone The White Album Spring 2019 Bridal Collection
Gypsy Rose Wedding Dress in Ivory from the Claire Pettibone The White Album Spring 2019 Bridal Collection
Back of Gypsy Rose Wedding Dress in Ivory from the Claire Pettibone The White Album Spring 2019 Bridal Collection
Horizon Wedding Dress in Ivory from the Claire Pettibone The White Album Spring 2019 Bridal Collection
Back of Horizon Wedding Dress in Ivory from the Claire Pettibone The White Album Spring 2019 Bridal Collection
Lily Wedding Dress from the Claire Pettibone The White Album Spring 2019 Bridal Collection
Back of Lily Wedding Dress from the Claire Pettibone The White Album Spring 2019 Bridal Collection
Lotus Wedding Dress from the Claire Pettibone The White Album Spring 2019 Bridal Collection
Back of Lotus Wedding Dress from the Claire Pettibone The White Album Spring 2019 Bridal Collection
Sahara Wedding Dress in Ivory from the Claire Pettibone The White Album Spring 2019 Bridal Collection
Back of Sahara Wedding Dress in Ivory from the Claire Pettibone The White Album Spring 2019 Bridal Collection
Santorini Wedding Dress in Ivory from the Claire Pettibone The White Album Spring 2019 Bridal Collection
Back of Santorini Wedding Dress in Ivory from the Claire Pettibone The White Album Spring 2019 Bridal Collection
Shangri-La Wedding Dress in Ivory from the Claire Pettibone The White Album Spring 2019 Bridal Collection
Back of Shangri-La Wedding Dress in Ivory from the Claire Pettibone The White Album Spring 2019 Bridal Collection
Swan Wedding Dress from the Claire Pettibone The White Album Spring 2019 Bridal Collection
Back of Swan Wedding Dress from the Claire Pettibone The White Album Spring 2019 Bridal Collection

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