May 2013 | Ideal Bride Magazine
Style & Inspiration
Whilst studying at the University of the Arts London, three extraordinary talented people came together and created the fabulous Petticoat Pictures.
Once they joined forces they set to work on their aim; to put the Cool back into wedding photography and that is exactly what they have accomplished!
The threesome are incredibly passionate about wedding photography and super 8 reel film, their motto is "every wedding day is different and very personal, so we like to work closely with you to ensure we achieve the perfect album and film."
Their photography is outstanding and the super 8 reel films simply breathtaking! With all things vintage making a comeback in recent years, particularly in the wedding world, no vintage themed wedding will be complete until it is filmed on super 8 reel. The videos take you back to an era of vintage glamour, commanding not only your visual attention but your audio attention too; as each video is set to a soundtrack.
So who are the masterminds behind Petticoat Pictures you ask? Ideal Bride Magazine brings you Carlos, Cat & Andy and their stunning worl.
How long have you been working in the wedding industry: "Hmm...Since i was about 8 years old!!"
How do you feel, you put the 'cool' back into wedding photography: "Well, to begin with I guess we are all quite different to most wedding photographers! People are often surprised when we turn up! In a good way of course! In the work we produce, we stay well clear of any cheesy, traditional styles."
What would you say you personally bring to the team: "I'm the organiser! Keeping the boys in shape, driving them mad a lot of the time I dare say! I look after the business and marketing side of the company. Slowly becoming a bit of an expert at social media after a lot of effort! You must check us out on Twitter!! The most important attribute I bring is my knowledge of the wedding industry. I grew up in a family of wedding photographers, assisting my father most Saturday's since the age of about 8!!"
What do you like most about working in the wedding industry: "I love wedding's! What girl doesn't?! It's pretty cool being a part of the most important day in any life! I'm there with the bride from the moment she puts her dress on until the moment she has her first ever dance as a wife - pretty special feeling."
What is the best piece of advice you could give to Brides & Grooms, with regards to capturing their big day: "Allow plenty of time for photographs! They'll be with you forever so don't make it a rushed affair!"
How long have you been working in the wedding industry: "2 Years"
How do you feel, you put the 'cool' back into wedding photography: "I think one of our goals is to avoid generic, standardized wedding photography. We don't want our photography ever to become 'mechanical'. The use of vintage film cameras and processes help us with that, because you have to think deeper about the shoots. Every picture taken that way becomes a unique material object, which is great with weddings where the pictures are so emotionally charged and sometimes treasured for generations."
What would you say you personally bring to the team: "Probably I'm the most "conceptually" driven of the three. My personal work is quite conceptual and revolves around our relationship with images and with different ways to represent reality. So I tend to think, as in my artistic projects, about the meaning of doing things the way we do and in the final product we give to the couple, how to put everything together at the end. Well, that and my Spanish accent."
What do you like most about working in the wedding industry: "For me it's refreshing and fun to take pictures of people, to focus on creating beautiful images of people. As I said before my personal work is very conceptual, I do it alone and I don't usually take pictures of people. At weddings I'm working with Cat and Andy, which I love, always interacting with people. A lot of people come to talk to us about photography, specially when we take out the vintage equipment."
What is the best piece of advice you could give to Brides & Grooms, with regards to capturing their big day: "Talk to your photographer, specially before the wedding, don't hesitate to share things you like or ideas you have. Plan some time after the wedding to have your pictures taken, if possible apart from where the guests wait for the reception. The pictures of the couple are very important for us, it's great when we have time and a relaxed couple."
How long have you been working in the wedding industry: "2 Years"
How do you feel, you put the 'cool' back into wedding photography: "By getting away from the overly utilized digital vibe. We like to shoot on film & in more of a magazine editorial sense. We also utilize the wonder that is Super 8. This lends a very nostalgic feel to your wedding video."
What would you say you personally bring to the team: "I'm one of the primary photographers in the team & especially like working one on one with the couple. Usually finding a quiet spot nearby to take the newly married couple to for these pictures. I also work closely with the Super 8 and Pop-Up Studio divisions."
What do you like most about working in the wedding industry: "Providing the Bride & groom with the photographic results they are after. I think after all that planning & organizing what better way to cap it off than by having excellent photographs & video to remember it all with.."
What is the best piece of advice you could give to Brides & Grooms, with regards to capturing their big day: "Slot in a decent amount of time with your photographer sometime during the day on your own. This is when some of your most memorable pictures will take place, the pictures you will want on your wall."
For more information visit pettipictures.com
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