In the past month I have revisited the venue I was lucky enough to book for my own wedding. Heading back to Heaton House Farm brought back a lot of amazing memories from my own wedding but also gave me the opportunity to explore an amazing venue with lots of great shooting space.
My first of two visits was for a styled bridal shoot working with Something Blue Bridal Boutique who provided two stunning tea dresses for our model Samm, flowers were provided by the wonderful Beci at Rose Hip, hair and make up were expertly done by Jazz from The Make Up Company and finaly not forgetting the suit which was kindly supplied by John Francis Menswear modeled by Chris.
It was great to get out and into the space and be able to shoot at such an amazing and beautiful location.
My second visit to Heaton House Farm was for a wedding masterclass run by Jonny Draper who shared an amazing wealth of knowledge not only about how he goes about shooting a wedding but to the business side of the industry introducing myself and the 4 other photographers to Julia Braime of Brides Up North, Jonny’s wife Emma who runs Love Bridal Boutique who also provided the gorgeous dresses for the shoot day. We were also introduced to Sarah from the events team at heaton house and Sian from The Flower Lounge who also provided flowers on the shoot day.
Spread out over two days focusing on shooting a wedding on day one working with awesome models Alex and Joel and then how to run an awesome wedding business (Jonny’s words not mine) on day two. So much to take onboard and run with and to use in the planning going forward. Total value for money and cannot recomend the class to anyone highly enough considering going into the wedding industry.