WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN SOMERSET
Documentary Wedding Photography
THE FROLICS, VINTAGE SEASIDE, EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY
Two weeks ago, I was contacted by "Tallulah Goodtimes" an Electro-Swing D.J, singer and songwriter, based in East Anglia. Of course, I jumped at the chance of working with her and her sought-after events company. So, I organised and packed my kit/equipment up and made my way to Britten Studio in Snape Maltings in Suffolk for the "Vintage Seaside" event she had organised on the opening night of the "Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival".
Snape Maltings brings together an array of musical activities and is one of the world’s leading centres of music. Holding concerts and events, independent shops, cafés, galleries and walks, this wonderful campus is set on the beautiful Suffolk coastline and has everything one could ask for - talented musicians and support for local communities! Snape Maltings gained in popularity from its very famous Aldeburgh Festival, founded by Benjamin Britten in 1948. “Britten” Studio, named after him, is at the heart of the “Hoffmann Building” and is specifically designed to have excellent and flexible acoustics. “The Vintage Seaside” event, organised by Tallulah, was set to take place here and with 340 seats and a high level of sound insulation this was going to make for a wonderful night of music, dancing and fun.
The entire venue was beautiful, decked out with stunning lighting, twinkly fairy lights and amazing projections/graphics. The whole evening was cram-packed with delicious food & drink including an array of seafood, hot dogs, sweet treats and alcoholic beverages (all supplied by “The Cake Shop Bakery”, “Dingley Dell Pork”, “Gressingham Foods”, “Lickety Ice”, “Bubble & Squid”, “Tiptoe Gin”, “Aspall”, “Adnams Aldeburgh” and “Alchemy Wines”).
Seaside themed details and vibes filled the interior space and larger-than-life live music acts performed throughout the night, including… “The House Hop – Vintage Gramophone D.J”., “The Lampshades of Swing”, and of course, “Tallulah Goodtimes” feat. “Dan The Trumpetman”.
I was given a creative brief and “photo list” of exactly what my clients wanted captured, as well as the artistic licence and freedom to shoot what I wanted – my perfect way of working! Although I had a rather busy evening, with lots of wonderful activities going on all around me, glorious smells, funky sounds and beautiful visuals – I was able to focus and have a wonderful time, simultaneously.
I felt utterly privileged to witness such a well organised, successful event and to have felt like I was on an amazing night out too!
Guests socialised, soaked up the vibrant atmosphere and had a good old dance! “Tallulah Goodtimes”, “Vernon Blackmore”, “Paul Thompson Events” and everyone at “The Frolics Team” - it looked amazing, and I had a wonderful time photographing it, thank you for having me!
“Meg came and photographed an event I produced at Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival. She was really thorough in asking what I was looking for in advance, and I'm thrilled with the Photos! I was keen to capture not only people, but some of the detailing in the decor and on stage, and she did an awesome job. During the evening, she worked in a way that made everyone feel at ease, and really captured all that I was hoping! Highly recommend her and her beautiful work” – Tallulah Goodtimes.
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