I’ve been away on a fabulous 2 day photography course. Held by Jaye of Tux and Tales Photography and Shelly of Toast of Leeds Photography (both amazing photographers, check out their work).

Aimed at professionals wanting to perfect their wedding photography, I decided it was a great opportunity for me to work with models and try my hand at taking my own photos as I hope to work with models wearing my jewellery some point in the future.

The venue was the gorgeous Riddleston Hall, Keighley.

Day one consisted of a great introduction and 2 styled shoots, first came the dark side, with Shelly. A barn on a very wet October day in West Yorkshire can be a challenge, but that’s exactly what was required as we practiced how to get the best out of working with low light conditions. Here’s my photos, check the list of suppliers at the bottom of this post – doesn’t it look amazing?

Next came our tutorial with Jaye who coached us on working with clients, making them feel at ease and generally getting the best out of them on their big day. All skills that are applicable to me, also. Here’s what I took of our lovely couple:

Day two was packed with information on running your photography business and photo-editing and website insights. Although not all directly applicable to my business, all good information.

I would thoroughly recommend this course to any would be photographers or keen amateurs hoping to make a career of their photography passion! If you want to find out more, or book yourself onto the next one, please visit Be Photography Workshop for more information.

Thanks to our lovely hosts and suppliers:

Venue Decor – Simply Vintage Events

Flowers & Styling – Stems Designs

Dresses – Fable & Promise

Stationery – Satin & Tat

Cake – Truly Scrumptious Cakes By Lynne

Venue – East Riddlesden Hall

Models – Sarah Price (Dark Shoot) – Emma & Al (Light Shoot)

Rachel x

Rachel Lucie Johns

Hi! I'm Rachel, a jewellery designer-maker & nature photographer. My work is inspired by the gorgeous countryside around West Yorkshire & Art Deco design. This blog is where I share my creative life and inspiration. find out more ...