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Eco Friendly Weddings

By |2018-08-03T17:59:05+00:00August 3rd, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: |

The welfare of the environment is a concern for an increasing amount of people so it's not surprising that it's recently becoming a factor for consideration when couples are wedding planning. In fact a recent survey conducted by the wedding planning app Bridebook, indicated that 39% of couples who took part had considered sustainability as part of their wedding planning process.   This sizeable proportion means that sustainable weddings are moving away from the preserve of the eco-vangelist and

Wedding Photography at Alexander House Hotel, Turners Hill

By |2018-07-11T18:10:22+00:00July 11th, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: , |

Alexander House Hotel is one of our favourite venues to work at.  Set in acres of stunning grounds, the house itself is stylish and elegant from the bedrooms through to the ceremony and reception rooms.  With an outdoor ceremony venue, there really isn't much that this gorgeous wedding venue doesn't have to offer to wedding groups of all sizes. If your coverage is starting with the bridal party’s preparations at

5 Little Things that you didn’t Know you Needed on your Wedding Day

By |2018-07-03T12:38:29+00:00July 3rd, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: |

OK, if you're planning a wedding, you'll already have a big list of items that you need to make arrangements for to get your day organised.  Still, here's five little wedding gadgets that won't break the bank and might well make your wedding day run just a little bit smoother! Veil Weights - if you're having a veil, then these are a great investment.  They are little decorative magnetic clips that attach to the bottom of your

5 Wedding Hacks to Save you Money!

By |2018-07-03T12:04:42+00:00July 3rd, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: |

So weddings can be expensive things, I don't think that's too much of a secret and there can be pressure from lots of different areas to include this, that or the other in order to make your day perfect. That's great if you have an unlimited budget but who does really?  Not so many people... So here's some ideas about how you can  save some money without having to cut budget in the really important places such as your

Trash the Dress / Cherish the Dress

By |2018-06-26T17:28:00+00:00June 26th, 2018|Categories: Latest|Tags: |

If you've been married then you probably know how much an important part of the preparations it was to choose your wedding dress.  There's a lot of thought and indeed, a lot of money, that goes into that decision.  You wear it, you look fabulous, you're photographed and complimented and then it goes into a box at the back of the wardrobe or in your loft.   So here's an opportunity to dig it out

The IKEA Hack that Helps Bride’s to Pee on their Wedding Day

By |2018-06-19T15:50:09+00:00June 19th, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: |

Of course, as a bride, you want a storybook day but even the most beautiful storybook princess will need to answer the call of nature at some point during the day. If you've got a big dress, this can be far from straightforward.  So, you can take your bridesmaids or simply use this IKEA hack to make it easy even as a solo mission.  Simply cut a hole big enough for your legs out of the bottom of one

5 Things you Should Tell Your Wedding Photographer

By |2018-06-19T15:22:51+00:00June 19th, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: |

We've been photographing weddings for a really long time (so long that it makes us a little bit sad to think how old we're getting) so we're used to being on the look out for all sorts of events and opportunities to make sure we capture all the memories that will be important to you as you move on through married life together.  We'll also already have a rough plan for the day including items such as the group

Wedding Photography at Gatwick Manor Hotel

By |2018-06-19T14:46:09+00:00June 19th, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: |

Gatwick Manor Hotel in Crawley, West Sussex, is a wedding venue that we have photographed so many times over the years.  It never disappoints in terms of photographic opportunities and is perfect when you're looking at taking care of a larger group in an informal style. There's a choice of two ceremony / reception rooms and the sunken gardens offer a great place for group shots even when there's a large amount of guests at

VisualChaos Studios GDPR Information

By |2018-06-02T18:23:55+00:00June 2nd, 2018|Categories: General Information, Latest|Tags: , , , , |

GDPR and DPA VisualChaos Studios takes the collection, storage and processing of customer Personal Data seriously. Our Privacy Policy details the information regarding our compliance and it can be found on a link at the bottom of every page of our website. Here is the link: Privacy Policy In summary,  we need to make you aware of when it comes to our processes and procedures for Photographic, Video and Audio data/files this now comes under the

Wedding Photography at Ashdown Park Hotel

By |2018-04-24T15:30:58+00:00April 24th, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: , |

Based in the heart of the countryside that is said to have inspired AA Milne to create the Winnie the Pooh stories, Ashdown Park is a simply stunning wedding venue. Built in 1987 as a manor house, it has also been a convent before being converted to country house venue in 1993 and it is there that I think it has found it's true calling.  The grounds are immaculate and picturesque with a beautiful

How to Get the Perfect Confetti Photograph on your Wedding Day

By |2018-04-19T09:16:44+00:00April 19th, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: |

While a lot of wedding photography now is unposed and in a reportage style, folk still seem to love a good confetti shot.  There's just something so fun about seeing the happy couple in a cloud of petals (or a hail of rice!) From our experience, the best confetti shots are posed by the photographer as, without wishing to diminish the joy of throwing, the photo will always look better there's a lot of the stuff in

Getting the Most from your Wedding Cake Photographs

By |2018-04-03T20:01:42+00:00April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: |

Offering advice specifically for your wedding cake in terms of photography does sound a bit specific when you are in the process of planning an entire day from start to finish, but it really is worth thinking about.  Your wedding cake is likely to be a fairly substantial chunk of your budget, you will have spent time making sure that it looks perfect to accent your day and you'll want to remember it in all it's glory once it's

Five Ways to Prepare for your Boudoir Photo Shoot

By |2018-03-27T18:13:53+00:00March 27th, 2018|Categories: Boudoir and Makeover|Tags: |

So you've made the decision to book a boudoir photo shoot - go you!  You're going to rock it but there's always a comfort in a little bit of planning so you know you're totally ready for it (well there is for me anyway) so here's some top tips on getting ready for your photo shoot. Change it Up When you layout your clothing to take, try and create a variety of looks.  So don't take three lingerie sets

Boudoir Photography & Nudity

By |2018-03-27T18:51:46+00:00March 27th, 2018|Categories: Boudoir and Makeover|Tags: |

Contrary to popular opinion, true boudoir isn't about nudity.  It's not necessarily even about lingerie really.  It's about the tease, it's about your inner sexy and it's about showing you at your beautiful best - clothed or otherwise. So if you've always liked the idea of a photo shoot, but you've been worried about being naked in front of a stranger or you don't have an extensive, perfect lingerie collection then don't let these be barriers for you.  Of

Top Tips for Great Wedding Photos

By |2018-02-13T17:45:53+00:00February 13th, 2018|Categories: Latest, Weddings|Tags: |

It's  a fact of life that most people don't like having their photograph taken and some people can actually find it really stressful. Whilst things are going to be different on your wedding day - let's face it, you're going to be dressed up and looking your best, marrying the love of your life and feeling probably more fabulous than the average day - it can still be a source of anxiety for some folk.  So here's some tips

Wedding Trends for 2018

By |2018-02-13T17:22:27+00:00February 2nd, 2018|Categories: General Information, Weddings|Tags: |

Of course your wedding and how you plan it is as individual as you are but, as with all things, there are trends that come and go.  Here's some that are forecast to be big in 2018 so if you're busy planning your wedding right now it might be fun to know what's making the news.  Take them or leave them, there are some really lovely trends in the wedding industry from festive fizziness to sharing the day with

And the Wedding Colour for 2018 is…

By |2018-01-31T13:48:59+00:00January 31st, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: , |

Well obviously the colour scheme that you choose for your wedding day is completely down to personal preference but every year there is one colour that is tipped to be the 'colour of the year'.  This year, it is Pantone 17-1512 TCX.  Catchy huh?  Luckily it has a much prettier name... Nostalgia Rose So the betting is we will be seeing this in plenty of bridesmaid dresses, seat covers and floral arrangements throughout 2018.  It's such a pretty

Five Wedding Traditions and What they Mean

By |2018-01-31T13:52:30+00:00January 31st, 2018|Categories: Latest|

If you're planning a wedding then you already know that there are a million wedding traditions to consider, with friends and family inventing ones of their own to add to the pantheon.  Whether you want to include them in your wedding day is another matter but here's some fun facts about the origins of five of them. The tradition of showering the happy couple with confetti is one that has travelled around the

Getting Married – Know your Cravat-iquette

By |2018-01-31T12:14:28+00:00January 31st, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: |

As you can see from the above graphic, cravats have been around for a very long time and there's historically a lot of ways that they can be tied.   In modern times, of course, they've largely been superseded by the neck tie and usually it's only at weddings that you find that the cravat makes an appearance.  Of course this means that you might never have actually worn one before so here's some helpful advice. There are

Passport Costs Set to Rise – Renew Now to Beat the Hike

By |2018-01-30T09:19:18+00:00January 30th, 2018|Categories: General Information|Tags: , , |

If you're looking to travel shortly and need to renew your passport, you might want to know that cost of applying for that all important document for both adults and children is set to increase from March 27th. The cost of an adult passport will go up to £85 (from £72.50) The cost of a child passport will rise to £58.50 (from £46) So it makes sense, if your passport is due to expire this year, or if you have