An Interview with Lauren Wild Creative / Dakea + Chloe’s Wedding

We’re so lucky to have so many creatively talented photographers capturing weddings at our venue. And we’re also lucky to have one of our favourites, Lauren Wild Creative, offer up some insights about shooting weddings at Farm + Co and some tips for couples looking to book a photographer for their wedding.

TOP TIPS FOR NATURAL LOOKING PHOTOS /

Have fun! Be in the moment and try to enjoy the process. I try to direct my couples as little as possible and let them take the lead. I encourage lots of walking, smiling and laughing together. 

ON FARM + CO’S UNIQUE TIMELINE /

Midday sun can be a challenge, however the macadamia trees helped shade Dakea and Chloe which made it easier to expose them. The ceremony overall looked absolutely stunning.

BEST SPOTS FOR BRIDAL PARTY PHOTOS ON THE FARM /

We chose to wait until later in the afternoon as the sun was setting to do the bridal portraits. Chloe and Dakea loved the idea of being able to mingle with their guests and then head out to the field to take their portraits.

THE BEST PART ABOUT SHOOTING AT FARM + CO /

The sunflowers are such an iconic part of Farm and Co which I loved photographing Dakea and Chloe in. We also used some of the back field once the sun was setting with their bridal party. Day weddings are my absolute favourite, especially when the weather is beautiful. It has a very relaxing feel to the whole day as the guests get to enjoy the space and the sunshine.

FAVOURITE PART OF THE WEDDING TO SHOOT /

My favourite part of the day to photograph is the ceremony and the bridal portraits. I love feeling the anticipation of the bride coming down the aisle. Seeing the groom get all emotional, some even cry. Hearing the beautiful vows and witnessing such an important moment in a couple’s lives. 

Bridal portraits are always a lot of fun! I enjoy taking the couple away from their guests so they can spend a moment together taking in that they are now husband and wife. I truly love my job. 

TOP TIPS FOR COUPLES CHOOSING A PHOTOGRAPHER /

My top tips are to find some inspiration and see what style of photography you like. Pinterest is always a great place to start or look on the venue’s social media and see what you think would reflect you the best. Every photographer has a unique way to capture the day. If it’s documentary, editorial, natural or even film. I would also take the time to have a chat with your photographer and see what their personality is like. I have a fly on the wall approach and keep the day very relaxed! 

THE SUPPLIERS /

Photographer / Lauren Wild Creative

Florists + Stylists / Table Jewels Wedding Stylists

Celebrant / Rayna Channells Celebrant

Makeup / Rosie Cheeks Bridal Artistry

Confetti + Confetti Cannon / The Whole Bride (15% off with special code FARMANDCO)

THE GALLERY /

Thank you to Lauren for sharing such great insights. You can see more of Lauren’s work here or see more Farm + Co real wedding inspiration here.

The suppliers who helped Dakea + Chloe deliver their dream day.

Photographer / Lauren Wild Creative

Florists + Stylists / Table Jewels Wedding Stylists

Celebrant / Rayna Channells Celebrant

Makeup / Rosie Cheeks Bridal Artistry

Confetti + Confetti Cannon / The Whole Bride (15% off with special code FARMANDCO)

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