Sarah and Doug got married on a gloriously sunny day in May, at St. Clements Church in the heart of Cambridge. One of the interesting things about St. Clements is that this was their first wedding ceremony in over 30 years. They have recently had a refurbishment, and the place looked fantastic, aided by the beautiful decorations and flowers. We would happily recommend the place to prospective wedding couples!
The presiding themes were tea and umbrellas, two quintessentially British items. The backstory is that Sarah and Doug met while working on a production of Singing In The Rain. They got to know each other at the after show party, drinking tea into the small hours. Sarah and Doug both work in theatre, and they had some great ideas about decorations and props, including a tea cannon that exploded confetti!
The reception was held at Childerley Hall, in their aircraft-hanger-sized barn. This was ideal as the reception was an intimate affair with around 50 guests, whereas there were three times as many guests for the evening event. After the dinner, the barn opened up for an energetic and extremely photogenic ceilidh.
The evening was capped off with a hog roast while the sun set over the immaculate gardens, with lilac paper lanterns glowing and lining the pathway. Sarah and Doug, thank you for kicking off the summer wedding season in such style, and for asking us to shoot your wedding!
Childerley Hall Wedding Cambridge, Saturday 27th May 2017.
Childerley Hall Wedding Cambridge
A few weeks back, we were in New York shooting a wedding (pics will be up soon), and the following day had a few hours to spare before our flight left, so we got on the train to Coney Island. I didn’t know much about the place other than it featuring in The Warriors and The Sopranos. I heard that it was washed up and run down, but the boardwalk was quite the opposite. There seems to be some regeneration going on, with a few building projects underway around the station.
As you can probably tell from the photos it was unseasonably cold, so there was no opportunity to sunbathe. Instead, we bought ourselves a couple of jumpers and hot dogs and went for a stroll along the boardwalk. It’s a very photogenic area, with bright colours and strong geometry everywhere. It was also very quiet and spacious. It would be nice to return one day, perhaps when the weather is a little more inviting. I’m sure the place would feel very different to the Coney Island we experienced that day.
Coney Island Baby Now
Another year goes by, and it’s time for the CSVPA BA Fashion Shoot 2017!
This year we had 11 graduates, who showed their collections in the Truman Brewery on 1st June as part of graduate fashion week.
My contribution to this exciting event was to photograph all 11 collections, and take photos of the show itself. There are 5 more students than last year, so it meant we had to be very organised to get the work photographed in a shorter space of time, due to the need to get the collections finished in time for Graduate Fashion Week. This number meant taking thousands of photos using two models over two consecutive weekends.
Here is my edit of the photos, along with the student’s names. For this post, I chose the more unusual photos, where the student asked the model to try out whatever they fancied. Who knows, amongst these graduates we may have the next Versace or Lagerfeld on our hands!
Photos of the show itself will be up on the blog in the near future.
Li Er Law
CSVPA BA Fashion Shoot 2017