Fashion Photography in Bristol, London, Birmingham and beyond.

Apart from the wedding photography, I have also focused on fashion photography. I've had an excellent opportunity to collaborate with the Modest Street, Irfan Rafiq Agency, Haute Elan, as well as other professionals in the fashion industry. Here are some of the examples of the shoots that were done in various locations and settings. 

Stonehouse Court Hotel Wedding Photography Gloucester | Sarah & Richard

Sarah and Richard got married in front of 50 guests in Stonehouse Court Hotel in Gloucestershire, where they also held their wedding breakfast. Sarah took great care choosing and matching the decorations with the steel blue colour shade mixed with refreshing white orchids and drapes. It was such a lovely sunny day, with lots of emotional and funny speeches, laughter and joy.

 The bride's hair was done by talented Chris Fordham, hair extensions by NataLana, flawless make-up by Katy Bird, bridal and bridesmaids flowers, as well as flower decorations by Jg Flowers. Wedding dress from All About Eve.  During the ceremony the guests enjoyed romantic Spanish guitar sounds by Hugh McDonald, and evening music by Party Pioneers

If you would like to book a wedding photographer in Gloucester for your wedding, contact Natalia to book a consultation. 

Birmingham Sikh Wedding Photography | Mamo & Pam's Engagement

It was a fabulous day for a fabulous couple's engagement which took place in Birmingham. Their engagement destination was Guru Nanak Sikh Temple in Walsall. After the engagement ceremony in the hall, the guests proceeded downstairs where the ladies prepared the bride Pam to meet her groom to be. After the ring exchange guests continued the celebration at the groom's parents' house in Birmingham. Looking forward to seeing the couple again during their pre-wedding  shoot. 

If you are looking to book an Asian wedding photographer in Birmingham, contact Natalia to arrange a consultation. 

Asian Wedding Photography Luton London Venue Central

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The traditional Muslim wedding took place in London. Meeting the bride and being able to photograph her Mehndi, I knew that this was going to be an exciting day.  On the day of the wedding the bride got ready at her parents' house in Ilford, London. Her make-up was beautifully applied by Naveeda.  The wedding was celebrated at Venue Central in Luton, London. This was a fabulous day. The bride was excited to meet her new husband. 

Asian Wedding Photography Gloucester | Umara's Mehndi

Umara's Mehndi took place at her parents' house in Gloucester. The ladies' evening started with the bride undergoing a professional hair and makeup treatment. There was a marquee erected in the garden for this important occasion where the ladies have danced and sang, had their dinner and soft drinks. What a fabulous evening in Gloucester as the sun gone down. 

Monmouth Wedding Photography | Magdalena & Myles

Recently, I was booked for a traditional Polish/English wedding that I was very excited to attend. The bride Maddie was looking forward to seeing how beautiful and perfect I could make her big day appear. As you can see from the photographs in this post, I didn’t disappoint.

We spent the morning getting ready in Chepstow, where I took images of Maddie undergoing her beauty treatments. She also spent a while with a professional stylist to ensure she looked like the perfect bride. Her husband-to-be Myles was nowhere to be seen, but the tradition of not seeing your bride is just as important in Polish culture as it is at home. I knew I would catch up with him at the registry office later. They had chosen to get married in a Monmouth registry office. 

Once everyone had left the registry office, it was time to head to the reception which took place in Llandogo Millenium Centre, Wales. Before the happy couple entered, they performed a Polish bread and salt tradition and had a shot of vodka. Well, one of them did. There were two glasses; one filled with vodka, one with water. Who gets the alcohol is down to the luck of the draw. Celebrations were soon underway, and everyone had a great time. After some standard speeches, everyone tucked into traditional Polish dishes and filled their stomachs.

In the evening, attendees (who came from thirteen countries) let their hair down and danced the night away. As you can see from the photographs, I successfully captured their enjoyment and even had a little boogie myself in between snaps. The night culminated with a world-class fire performance that left us on the edge of our seats.

Wedding Photography Chepstow | Magdalena's Hen-do

Magdalena and the team of ladies had a fabulous night last month in Chepstow. Ladies from  Curves Chepstow fitness organised this amazing "get-together" to celebrate Maddy's last weeks of being  a single lady. 

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It was a fun-filled night which took place in bar and lounge Twenty3 in Chepstow. Cheerful music, relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff of bar Twenty 3,  lots of dancing and wonderful company, what else can a lady dream of?! Maddy was truly a star. She not only looked stunning but also aimed to dance with every single guest. I believe everyone had fun that night, well, I definitely did. 

Thanks to Curves Chepstow staffwe all had an amazing time. I believe the photos represent this. 

Looking forward to Maddy's wedding day. I believe she is going to be a stunning bride. More photo coming soon. 

 

Newborn Photography

Today I did the photo shoot for 10 day old Marco. The designated area was Newport, South Wales, at Marco's home. Baby Marco was brilliant during the photo session. With a few milk top-ups and mummy cuddles we managed to take some great shots. The final milk shot put him to sleep and his mum Libby and I managed to experiment with his positions. 

Marco has an eldest brother Guiseppe who was also very keen on what was going on and participated in the photo shoot. While Marco was drinking his milk, Guiseppe posed to the camera. So, we managed to get photos done not only of his little brother, but also two brothers together.

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Fairy in the Forest

Today I took my daughter Daniela to Puzzlewood, a magical place located near Coleford.

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Prior to the shoot I have purchased a fairy outfit, which Daniela was very exited about. Once we arrived to the forest, Dani put her outfit on and became a real fairy. Puzzlewood offers a variety of fairy tale type spots which are perfect for little fairies. During the photo shoot many families with children were walking by and I heard "I told you there would be a fairy in the wood", or "Didn't I say you will see a real fairy?" many times. I then knew that the photos will become not only memorable visuals but also great memories about this day. 

When I was a child, I would always dream of having the wings. Hence, I purchase the outfit and decided to realize my dream, but only through my daughter. She was excited to be a fairy for a day, and in a few days' time the photos of the day will be on our feature wall. 

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New Reviews

Today I have received a lovely review from Sasha, whose daughter Ashlee became a model three times with Natalia Smith Photography. Ashlee's first photo shoot was when she was a small baby, about three months old. She had two more shoots later on. This gave me an opportunity to capture how baby becomes a toddler. They always say that children grow so fast. You may not see it with your own children, but every time I saw Ashlee, she changed so much. She was a cute little baby, and became such a cute little toddler girl. Ashlee's second name is Angel, hence the angel outfit was present at all the photo shoots.

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Natalia Smith Photography provide not only backdrops and props for your newborn and children photography, but also cute outfits in various sizes. A wide collection of various tutu skirts, wings, accessories, and lots more is available. That way Ashlee become not only an angel, but also a cute ladybird, Chinese girl, Easter bunny, and so on. 


Asian Wedding Photography in Bristol Grammar School

I had an excellent opportunity to shoot a traditional Sikh wedding. In fact, I participated in two most amazing events, which was the couple's engagement ceremony and the actual wedding. 

It was a two day wedding in Bristol. I have experienced truly amazing colours, customs and traditions, and certainly most friendly and welcoming family. 

First day I arrived at the bride's parents house where various customs took place. All the family members and friends actively participated in all the preparations, such as food cooking, decoration, and other traditional rituals such as vatna and gana. 

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In the evening all the ladies arrived to the local city hall where the first day celebration took place. Everyone participated in dancing, singing, and praying for the young couple.  The bride stayed at home and got ready for the evening rituals. In the evening, family members and closest friend returned to the house where the bride stayed in, and applied henna on the bride's hands and feet. It was the most emotional part of the day, since it was the last night when the bride stayed at the parents' house. The following day she will become a wife. 

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The following day, the bride was up early and was getting ready for the most important event. Her family and friend helped her to get ready, get dressed, apply make-up and  jewellery. In the afternoon the groom’s side of the family arrived.

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The street was filled with the guests, and the groom’s family and friend who accompanied him to the house where the bride stayed in. The walk to the house was filled with dance, sounds of music and singing. Finally, when the groom approached the house, he had to buy his way in. The family of the bride greeted the groom and his family members, they exchanged the presents and prayed together.

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Later in the afternoon all the guests headed to the local Gurtwara in Bristol to get married in the eyes of the Guru. The ceremony was an emotional and happy event not only for the couple but also for their guests.

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The wedding reception took place in Bristol Grammar School – an amazing construction, suitable not only for scholarly events, but also definitely for wedding receptions. The guests enjoyed lovely music and food. In the end, the bride said goodbye to all her family and left with husband to start a new family life. 

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