Happy weekend everyone! I hope those of you who celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday aren’t in too much of a food coma… all I read about on my social media pages (aside from the messages of thanks naturally) were accounts of delicious feasts and home-baking! Need to get myself state-side to experience this holiday one day! These beautiful, luminous images by WENDY COOPER were captured in beautiful Santa Barbara at The Artist Holiday. Organized by the fabulous JEN HUANG, it’s a place where creatives are able to learn techniques in film photography as well floral arranging with the amazing POPPIES & POSIES, and calligraphy with PAPERFINGER.
Spring never looked as pretty as it does in this beautiful shoot by VICTORIA PHIPPS PHOTOGRAPHY, captured on the border of England & Wales. Styled by SARAH GARROD, it combines a subtle celtic vibe with the stunning wild landscapes in this part of the world. Incorporating the national flower of Wales – the daffodil – the delicate nature of the bride is a striking contrast against the dramatic backdrop, which offers such a peaceful and isolated feel to it.
Victoria tells us, “Living close to the English border with Wales, we have often been asked to work on Welsh weddings and have become increasingly aware that there issn’t an abundance of wedding ideas available to brides planning to tie the knot in Wales. So we decided to style a shoot which we hoped would go some way to filling the void, including as many details as we could think of which were specifically Welsh. We wanted daffodils to feature in a wild bouquet which would fit with the beautiful landscape we wanted to showcase in the photographs. With this in mind we tried to create a very natural, almost celtic styled shoot which would lend itself to the dramatic and ancient surroundings.
There were several details included which showcase the best of welsh traditions such as the ‘love spoon’, a beautiful marriage blessing in welsh by Dic Jones, locally sourced slate jewellery, a scattering of spring lambs and of course a stack of delicious welsh cakes! We hope this will bring give welsh brides a little inspiration!“
Photographer VICTORIA PHIPPS PHOTOGRAPHY / Stylist SARAH GARROD / Stationery PROJECT PRETTY / Flowers LITTLE POTTING SHED / Hair & make-up CAROLINE JAMES / Bridal Supplier BRIDAL HAVEN / Bridal Gown ‘MEGAN’ by SO SASSI / Model: HEATHER LOUISE
I seriously could not be more excited about THE THREE DUDES workshop in Havana, Cuba next February and I’m thrilled to that you can now enter to win a free seat (valued at $3800!) sponsored by Magnolia Rouge!! So what are you waiting for… get reading and get your entries in! It’ll be the opportunity of a lifetime!
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we’re is giving away a seat to this amazing workshop in Havana, Cuba, February 22-26, 2016, to one lucky photographer. The ticket includes not just a workshop seat, but also accommodation for one at the Nacional Hotel. Total prize is valued at $3800! See THE THREE DUDES WEBSITE for full workshop details and to register for more info and the workshop guide. Read on for more…
THE PRIZE: A free seat (valued at $3800), including accommodation, to the Feb 22-26 Three Dudes Workshop in Havana, Cuba.
– Classroom seminars and Q+A designed to help you and your business grow to new levels for 2016.
– Beautifully styled shoots by Birds and Honey with hands on shooting, posing, and lighting instruction, all in small groups to maximize learning and shooting opportunities.
– Breakfast, dinner, and drinks (including the adult ones!).
Travel expenses are not included in the prize. The winner is responsible for booking and paying their own travel to and from the workshop.
How To Enter: One entry into a random drawing will be given for each of the following, with up to four entries per person.
1. Repost the image above and tag @magnoliarouge, @markandrewstudios, @shaneandlaurenphoto, @codyhunterphotography, @birdsandhoney & #threedudesworkshop
2. Like all of the Instagram accounts mentioned above and tagged in the post.
3. Tag 2 photographer friends in a comment on Magnolia Rouge’s INSTAGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT of the giveaway.
4. Post about the giveaway on Facebook with a link to this post announcing the giveaway.
After you’ve posted to Instagram and/or Facebook, leave a comment here, letting us know how many entries you’ve earned. We’ll then enter you into a random drawing for your chance to win.