We're really chuffed to be accepted as members for Little Green Book - a cool new directory and place to find style-focused, sustainable event suppliers from Wedding Florists to Stylists & Planners and of course Wedding Photographers!
Sustainable, Eco-friendly weddings are becoming a huge factor for a lot of couples and this in no way means that you have to compromise on style. Wedding Planner, Katrina Otter, recently wrote a brilliant blog post on Coco Weddings with heaps of expert advice on "How to Plan a More Sustainable, Eco-friendly Wedding" - we definitely recommend giving it a read with a cup of coffee for your wedding planning.
It's not just that it's a growing trend across the wedding industry - We like to do our bit for the planet and inspired by Little Green Book and Katrina's post, we wanted to share the things we implement to be a more mindful business.
“In all honesty it was one of, if not THE BIGGEST movements in the wedding industry.
... we see sustainable and considered celebrations being even more important to couples.”
What efforts do we make to be more conscious?
How do we run a more sustainable wedding photography business?
- All our work is delivered electronically using an online gallery. This means that we cut down on wasteful and unnecessary packaging such as plastic USBs, packaging to keep them safe and postage.
- No printed marketing materials. We do not print business cards, flyers or brochures which let's face it, ultimately end up in the bin. Instead, we have a beautifully designed brochure you can download online and when meeting people who'd like our business details we share our instagram info to keep in touch.
- Using rechargeable batteries for our equipment instead of single use and reducing waste.
We're also powered by plants! By that we mean us personally, not our camera kit :)
Eco Topic - Food
These images were captured as a venue tour at South Farm, an intimate wedding venue in Cambridgeshire where they have home-grown produce all within their small-holding which spans around 10 acres. They have delicious seasonal menus for their weddings and seeing their magical gardens was a highlight. Details like this are super sustainable factors. Plus look how lovely these gardens are for you and your guests spending your wedding day in the countryside and - epic photos locations of course!
So many awesome wedding suppliers will work with you to create more sustainable, earth-friendly options. Simply ask them about it. We loved working with Manchester and Cheshire based wedding florist Sasha of Sassflower. Her designs are so fresh, creative and damn beautiful and is able to offer plastic free designs opting to use materials such as moss with chicken wire for statement floral installations and pin frogs for mini vases.
What does your face say?Makeup by Harper
Harper is a Makeup Artist with a passion for cruelty free beauty (and life) and we bonded over this on a shoot together last year. The beauty world is booming with amazing cruelty free, vegan friendly brands which Harper loves using including; Charlotte Tilbury - a firm favourite for Bridal makeup, Hourglass (heck yes), Too Faced - and way more. Again, you seriously don't have to compromise, these high end beauty brands are incredible and if you're a cruelty free queen like Me, it's an important factor.