Styled Shoot

Natural Love. A Styled Woodland Wedding Shoot in Blaxton

Sarah Symonds

Fall for the open spaces, cornfields and woodlands of Blaxton today on the blog, as we take a mosey down to the fields for golden hour. We’ve got plenty of natural prettiness and texture, using the landscape to the best of it’s potential and creating a real romantic set up, even in the middle of nowhere.

In the current Covid climate an outdoor wedding seems like a safer and safer bet, even with the risks posed by the ever-unpredictable British weather. Today we’ve got fields as far as the eye can see, lovely muted, natural and neutral tones with a focus on the texture, a touch of classic boho and (always a winner) a dog!

Hannah, photographer at Hannah Shearman Photography, is a self-proclaimed lover of shooting nature, working outdoors, capturing details and natural moments. She prefers her shoots not to be too posed or staged and likes images to have a natural feel, involving movement and fun wherever possible.

Now, let’s find out a little more from the team themselves…

With images, planning & concept by Hannah Shearman Photography and Rosie Kate Photography


Hannah says: My vision was to do a shoot outdoors with minimal suppliers and get the dress super dirty while the couple were running around getting loved up! My favourite images are from when the couple were wandering through the grassy field, doing a bit of dancing and twirling. I just love movement in my photos so this was perfect!


We chose this location is because it has lots of open space, looks out onto a field, has lots of trees and it is one of my favourite places to walk the dog so thought it would be fab for our real model couple to walk the dog there too. It is probably the most popular location for my family and couples shoots as so many people love it because of all the space and different areas that make it look like many different locations all at once.


The styling for this shoot was rustic and a little bit alternative with a leather jacket and floral headpiece – perfect for anyone wanting to do something a little bit different for their wedding. It had an autumnal theme to fit with the season and simple styling to show that you don’t need a lot to make something wonderful.

For our bouquet and flower crown UNVEILED Network Member Emma Cox Brocante included a mix of fresh and dried flowers – ingredients inspired by the natural surroundings and colours. Dried bracken added movement and texture and some big bouncy chrysanthemums with gorgeous golden and burgundy colours to emphasised the autumn surroundings. Emma specialises in naturally inspired floral arrangements which are seasonally sympathetic, free flowing and full of texture.


The dress was a simple lace piece from ASOS – we wanted to get it dirty and get the model to run around outside in it. It was a gorgeous dress with floral lace sleeves and top and a flowy skirt – perfect for the style we were going for and it looked fab with the leather jacket.

Lots of Claire Hill Designs’ modern and timeless jewellery is inspired by nature and its endless beauty. As we have had more time to appreciate it this year we used Claire’s stylish gold leaf jewellery as a celebration of Mother Nature and to remind us to take a pause outdoors on the shoot.


Hair and makeup was done by the model herself as we wanted to keep things natural, we just popped the flower crown on top at the location!


The day went fab, even though the weather didn’t want to be nice to us. As soon as we arrived on location it started raining and got worse throughout the shoot, but we persisted and had a fab time.

Our models Emily and Muzzy were amazing. It was their first-time modelling and they were naturals. Little Yogi the dog was brilliant, so cute and well behaved for the photos. The majority of the time he was just wandering around doing his own thing and laying with his ball so that gave us a bit of time to get some shots of the couple alone then we got some super cute shots with him in too.

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