Afternoon tea photography
Most of my work is wedding photography, portrait photography and property photography, and I love each aspect equally. However, I do like it when I get asked to do something different!
This was a fab shoot for Ursula’s Kitchen, a catering business who specialise in afternoon teas, cakes and grazing platters for weddings and events. I was asked to photograph the afternoon tea in my studio against a white backdrop, and do some overall shots and close ups, showing not only the food, but also the beautiful crockery and tea sets which are available for rent. It was a really enjoyable shoot, as it allowed me to use my creative side, placing the food in different ways, and using various lovely pieces to show it on. The colours were amazing (as were the smells!) and I was really pleased with the vibrancy of the images. I love the way the details are shown, with a suggestion of more things fading out behind the main image.
So while product photography and food photography are not my usual line of work, I love to do to it, and this job was really enjoyable. Especially as I got to eat the food afterwards!
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Christina and Simon
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Nikki was fantastic! She worked with us from the very first informal meeting to discuss our budget and what we wanted to achieve. She gave us guidance and ideas about the best photographic places in our wedding venue and what options we had. Nikki was not only very professional but friendly too and had the perfect tone for gathering everyone together for the photographs so there was no waiting around. I have since recommended Nikki to a few brides to be with no hesitation.
Josie and Alan
The Alma Inn, Laneshawbridge
Nikki was brilliant on our wedding day: Professional, but personal at the same time. She made everyone feel so comfortable and, consequently, captured some really beautiful moments. As a "stressed out" bride, I really cannot compliment Nikki enough... in both the run up to our wedding, and afterwards, her communication was excellent - so proactive. She was incredibly organised and efficient. It really made this part of organising the wedding effortless. We would highly recommend her.
Rowan and Ian
Fairfield Manor, York
I am so glad Nikki did our wedding photography, she went way beyond our expectations of our photograph's! We had a wonderful happy day with our family and friends, and she captured the atmosphere perfectly. She more than delivered the outline I had given her, and we have beautiful artistic memento's of our very special day. I love how she seized the moments of different parts of our day, both the formal and informal. We will treasure these photographs, and I could not recommend her highly enough! The trouble will be now just deciding what to leave out of the album!
Nicola and Gareth
The Pavilion Hotel, York
The wonderful Nikki Bowling captured our day from bridal prep to the first dance (and beyond). We got the set pieces we requested and a plethora of candid, natural shots which capture our day perfectly. Nikki was very familiar with our venue and knew all the good nooks and crannies to get really wonderful pictures. A number of our guests commented on how great she was on the day. Getting her job done without imposing on the day and special time with family and friends. I would recommend her to anyone.