© 2014 Cat Hepple. All rights reserved. 2014-10-07_0018

Fine art film wedding photography- Barnsley House.

 

2014 has been a year for me to return to my photography roots. From the age of around 10 years old I learnt about photography from a teacher at my primary school. Mr. White showed us how to make blueprints in the sun, use pinhole cameras and eventually move onto using 35mm film and developing our own black and white prints in the darkroom. I have many copies of close ups of rain drops on roses, and a dalmation dog looking like she was singing opera as she opened her mouth to catch a treat and I caught the moment. They were my pride and joy. I had created them by myself and it was such a wondrous thing back then. It was a passion of mine then and despite life taking over as a teen and all the pressures that brought, photography was always something I adored thanks to his enthusiasm and passion for this medium of art.

Fast forward many years and as my photography business began, it was of course all digital. Film was long forgotten. Until 2014 for me.

This year I’ve been determined to return to the skills I used as a child, refine them, learn more about the process of using film and create beautiful images shot on film at weddings. I’ve been adding film to my portfolio throughout the wedding season. This of course leads to some nail biting times as you anxiously await the return of the negatives from the lab to make sure everything you hoped you captured is there. But it’s also amazing for making you slow down, really assess every image, look at what you are capturing and ask yourself why It’s taught me so much discipline.

There’s nothing really to match film for me. The tones, the colours the highlights, the softness, is unparalled in digital format for me. I just adore it.

So on this journey to work with film again and introduce it to my work for next years weddings, I’ve attended a couple of workshops to really hone my skills and my eye. To be the best film photographer I can be.

These images are just sublime. The styling is beyond beautiful and really shows off how amazing results can be achieved caught on film. They were taken at the Illuminated workshop earlier this year. The full list of al those responsible for the styling, details, training etc, is listed at the end of this post. And this is just part ONE! There is a lot more to come. Shot at the exquisite Barnsley House in Gloucestershire, the most incredible setting for a wedding, the images are so pretty and full of summer light.

My film journey is progressing well. The love affair has been reignited, and I’ve never been more happy to hang out with an old flame in my life! Enjoy.

 

 

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Isn’t film just gorgeous, and isn’t this beautifully curated styled shoot just incredibly inspiring. Lots of ideas to incorporate into your big day.

Part two of this wonderful shoot very soon.

For my photographer friends this was shot on fuji400H rated at 200, on a canon 1V. Processing by Richard photo lab.

Here are the team behind everything you see;

Mentors;

Ashlee Taylor – Taylor Barnes Photography  www.taylorbarnesphotography.co.uk

Jessie Thomson (Stylist) – Jessie Thomson Wedding and Events www.jessiethomson.co.uk

Holly Rattary – Belle and Beau Photography http://belleandbeaublog.com

Assistant Stylist – Georgia Westwood www.westwooddesign.co.uk

Venue - www.barnsleyhouse.com

 

Florist - www.theroseshed.co.uk

Hair Accessories – Kelly Spence www.kellyspence.com (from The White Rose Bridal)

 

Stationery – www.julietgracedesign.com

 

Cake – http://thenaturalcakecompany.co.uk

 

Bridal Boutique – www.thewhiterosebridal.co.uk

 

Engagement Dresses –Maids to Measure (from The White Rose Bridal)

http://www.maidstomeasure.com

Wedding Gowns– Johanna Hehir (from The White Rose Bridal)

http://www.johanna-hehir.com

Jewellery – www.astleyclarke.com

 

Crockery, Cutlery, Glassware -http://www.helenemillot.com

MUA –www.ninanorman.co.uk

Hair – http://www.nicholaswhite.co.uk

Goody Bags –   www.lizzy-may.co.uk