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Company Name: Bethany Lloyd-Clarke Photography
Interview with: Bethany Clarke
Location/Coverage: Based in Yorkshire but travel all over
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
Having the creating freedom to capture and create timeless images. You’re giving someone something that that is totally priceless.
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.
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.
Sorry, I’m not really into TV, but I do enjoy Netflix psychological thrillers.
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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.
“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…
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.
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 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!
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