Emily Mudie Photography: Blog https://www.emilymudie.co.uk/blog en-us Emily Mudie Photography [email protected] (Emily Mudie Photography) Fri, 14 Oct 2022 17:19:00 GMT Fri, 14 Oct 2022 17:19:00 GMT https://www.emilymudie.co.uk/img/s/v-12/u925351941-o498126006-50.jpg Emily Mudie Photography: Blog https://www.emilymudie.co.uk/blog 120 80 Lora & Kyles wedding ceremony at Weybridge Registry Office https://www.emilymudie.co.uk/blog/2022/10/lora-kyles-wedding-ceremony-at-weybridge-registry-office  

Lora & Kyle tie the knot in the charming Weybridge Registry Office


It was a beautiful summers day in June and we were delighted to be capturing the family wedding ceremony for Lora & Kyle at our local registry office. Lora & Kyle had planned a wonderful 2 day wedding, with the intimate ceremony here in Weybridge registry office and the big reception happening the next day in Cobham.


Lora's beautiful flower crown and bouquet was made by local florist Wild Alice Flowers.




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Wedding Photography Top Tips https://www.emilymudie.co.uk/blog/2021/4/wedding-photography-top-tips


Wedding Photography: How to get the best out of the photography on your special day


Top Tips

We have put together this little list of tips to help you plan your photography and get the most out of the imagery from your wedding day.



  • Before the day send your photographer a list of any specific shots you would like. You do not need to include key shots like first kiss, signing of the register or cutting the cake etc as we will be capturing these as standard. But if there is anything we wouldn’t know about, like you might want a picture with the groomsmen showing off their custom made socks etc just let us know and we will add it to the shot list.



  • Key shots: Key shots are important moments throughout the wedding that we will have on our shot list as standard for our weddings. These include shots like:


  • Guests arriving
  • Groom arriving & waiting for bride
  • Bride arriving & walking down isle
  • The ceremony
  • First kiss
  • Re-created signing of the register (photographers are not allowed to capture the actual signing for legal reasons)
  • Group shots
  • Cutting of the cake
  • First dance



  • Getting Ready: If you are having getting ready shots taken make sure you are having your hair and makeup done near or in front of a window so there is plenty of natural light on you. Take care to leave things like bags and hat boxes in a corner of the room out of the way of the photography. When putting on shoes and adjusting dresses etc take your time so the photographer can capture these from the best angles.


  • Throughout the day you may notice a camera capturing you, don’t be afraid to make eye contact and give a smile towards the camera. Take your time and be relaxed for key shots. For moments like the first kiss it never hurts to go for a second kiss after the first one as this gives the photographer the chance to capture it from another angle or get a closer up or more wide angle image for you. Just remember more moments mean more lovely photos, so don’t be afraid to play up to the camera. Take your time and have some fun, and feel free to play around and do any fun poses you want. The photographer will be offering suggestions and direction throughout the day, working with you so you can get the best out of the photography.



  • Mobile Phones: I always recommend asking your guests to limit the use of mobile phones, and not to use them to take pictures of key moments, especially the ceremony and confetti run. You can let everyone know this before the day or get the toast master or registrar to announce this to everyone at the start of the day. Mobiles can really effect the atmosphere of photographs, we want to have a crowd of smiling guests watch you walk down the isle, not a row of hands holding up phones either side of you. Your guests will be much more involved in the magical moments if they keep their phones away and after all- you have hired a professional to cover the photography side.



  • Group Shots: Usually group shots will be taken after the ceremony and before the wedding breakfast depending on the wedding schedule. When the ceremony completes, we leave guests to mingle and congratulate the couple and then we start to set up for the group shots. It can be very useful to delegate someone like an usher to help gather guests together for the specific group shots. This can help locate people and save time as they know much better than the photographer who everyone is. When you send your group shot list to the photographer you can also send one to whoever you delegate to be the group shot helper so they also have a list for the day.



  • Couple Shots: Usually these are taken after the group shots and we fit this into the best place in the wedding day schedule. In the summer the golden hour starts about an hour before sunset and this can make for lovely golden light so sometimes we schedule these during the evening, or we do couple shots in the afternoon then pop out again quickly in the evening to do some sunset shots. Your photographer will work with you in advance and on the day with this. If there are any specific locations at the venue you would like couple shots add these to the photographers shot list. We usually recommend to leave at least 30 minutes of time for the couple shots.



  • Do you have any worries or concerns? Not everyone enjoys having their photo taken and some people might want to avoid certain angles. Talk to your photographer before the day about anything you are worried about. They want to make the photography side as relaxing and enjoyable as possible for you so it’s always a good idea to voice any concerns you have so the photographer can be aware on the day.



  • And now for the most important part… have fun and enjoy planning your amazing day!




[email protected] (Emily Mudie Photography) https://www.emilymudie.co.uk/blog/2021/4/wedding-photography-top-tips Wed, 07 Apr 2021 14:39:31 GMT
Lewes Bonfire Night 2019 https://www.emilymudie.co.uk/blog/2019/11/lewes-bonfire-night-2019 Remember remember the 5th of November.......

We had been meaning to attend this event for many years, and on the 5th November 2019 we finally made the trip with my camera!

Trust in God & keep your gunpowder dry.......

Lewes, a place that keeps tradition and good old fashioned fun and values alive! On the 5th of November Lewes is home to one of the biggest bonfire festivals in the country. But it is not simply the size of the event that impresses, it is the community spirit, pride and elaborate costumes that really puts a spark into the air! Hundreds of people participate in the parade that hosts the towns and neighbouring bonfire societies. Families, men, women and children hold up their burning torches high and clothing styled back to the early 1800s is worn with convincing authenticity, most bearing tears and burn marks from many bonfire nights before! The parade of fire streaks through the old streets of the town, making many twists and turns and part of the game is following along and trying to predict where the parade will turn next. Banners bearing powerful messages such as 'Faithful Until Death' and 'No Popery' are carried by marching Bonfire Society members who proudly sport their parade badges and society emblems. As they pass you feel the heat from their torches and the spit of sparks from their great flaming barrels. It is essential to pay close attention anytime you see anyone lighting a fuse, as seconds later the street will explode with fire crackers, and lets not forget the fantastically loud 'rook scarers' that will send sound vibrations right through your rib cage! Canons are also wheeled through the town, perhaps the loudest booms of all that produce and endless choir of gleeful shrieks and applause from the spectators. There are 7 main bonfire societies, Cliffee being known as the most notorious for its delightfully outrageous effigies and huge fire displays. This year a float of Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg was toured around the town, before its inevitable fate of being cast into the flame. In fact all of the floats receive the same fate, some being obliterated by cannons before they are set alight.

Gunpowder Treason and plot.......

It is not just the story of Guy Fawkes that is commemorated, there are many ceremonies that are held in memory of the great wars, and also the group of 10 protestant martyrs who were burned at the steak in Lewes in 1557. This was the largest human bonfire that Britain has ever seen and their fate has become the stuff of local legend.

A night to remember......

After the parade ceremonies and marches came to a close, the 7 bonfire societies split up and headed to 7 different locations in and around Lewes. Here each hosted their own huge bonfire and firework display, as well as some truly hilarious and hair raising traditions that included 3 members voluntarily standing on a platform and having fire crackers hurled at them. The firework displays were also phenomenal, and the amount of effort and planning that goes into this event is just mind blowing. We can say with confidence that this was definitely the most fun we have had on bonfire night. The locals were friendly and very proud of their traditions, and we enjoyed many stories of 5th of Novembers gone by! We love how these traditions are still going on much the same as they always have, and that the red tape has not managed to smother out the life and soul of the party. For Lewes, bonfire night is truly a night to remember, and may the madness continue for years to come!

[email protected] (Emily Mudie Photography) https://www.emilymudie.co.uk/blog/2019/11/lewes-bonfire-night-2019 Wed, 06 Nov 2019 16:24:37 GMT
Model shoot at Papplewick Pumping station https://www.emilymudie.co.uk/blog/2019/5/model-shoot-at-papplewick-pumping-station Last week we helped run 2 model photography shoots at Papplewick Pumping Station for Timeline Events. Chairman of the MPA Ray Lowe was leading the training on both days, teaching everyone how to improve their location portrait photography! This Victorian pump house is absolutely beautiful. Here engineering and design go hand in hand and every little detail is elaborate and decorative which makes it a fantastic place for photography. There is also a disused dried up underground reservoir on site which is simply stunning. Vast brick arches stretch into the darkness and our mobile studio lighting worked wonderfully in illuminating our models and sections of the brick pillars! Here is a selection of some of the images that we took there:



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Capturing the Amnesty Internatioal Media Awards https://www.emilymudie.co.uk/blog/2019/4/capturing-the-amnesty-internatioal-media-awards We were thrilled when Amnesty International contacted us again to capture their UK Media Awards! We photographed their awards in 2018 and it was such an inspiring event that we couldn't wait to see what this year’s awards had in store! At the iconic Bafta venue in Piccadilly, the Amnesty International UK Media awards are offered for exceptional journalism which stands up for human rights around the world. The prestigious awards mark the recognition of the great work done by individuals who often risk their own safety to bring cases to light and fight injustice. Hosted by BBC 4's presenter Cathy Newman and a host of journalists and inspiring speakers, it was impossible not to be moved by the passion and dedication that Amnesty have for standing up for human rights. The stories told on the evening where inspiring to say the least, and we could not help but feel uplifted by how many individuals have dedicated their lives to fight for justice, and how Amnesty supports them and their causes. We would definitely recommend having a look at Amesty Internationals website as there is some truly eye opening content on there and if you want to help make a difference you really can get involved!

Cathy Newman Hosts the Awards











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