Chanel Inspired Lockdown

Chanel Inspired Lockdown

Chanel Inspired Lockdown Style

luxury in lockdown

During the Pandemic of 2020, when lockdown became too much, I pulled out the cameras and shot this luxe Chanel-inspired collection from the comfort of my own home. Putting the ordinary in extraordinary, my daughter and I worked with whatever we had to hand.

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”

Coco Chanel


Photographer: Liz Baker Photography https://lizbakerphotography.co.uk

Coco & No. 5 by Chanel www.chanel.com

Lace top: Topshop www.topshop.com

Jackets: Miss Selfridge www.missselfridge.com, Marks & Spencer www.marksandspencer.com

Tulle skirt, veils & pearls: Vintage

Chocolates: Charbonnel et Walker www.charbonnel.co.uk

Paper goods: By Moon & Tide https://www.bymoonandtide.com

Editorial Wedding Photographer

Dorset, UK & Europe

Blush & Modern at The Almonry Barn

Blush & Modern at The Almonry Barn

The Blush & Modern

At The Almonry Barn


Pretty in pink with pops of fuschia at the 800-year-old Almonry barn.

I adore photographing at the Almonry Barn and was delighted to shoot this timeless wedding palette of blush and gold,  updated with fuschia pink details. Strong inspiration was drawn from the textured surface of rose quartz and the romantic setting of one of the oldest wedding venues in England. Coming soon to Bridal Musings.


Film and Digital photography – Liz Baker @lizbakerphotography www.lizbakerphotography.co.uk
Venue – Almonry Barn @almonrybarn www.almonrybarn.co.uk
Styling, Concept, planning and Table- Beth Ralph Apple and Bramble Events @appleandbramble www.appleandbramble.co.uk
Florals, Styling, planning and concept – Caroline Redpath Fleur Provocateur @fleurprovocateur www.fleurprovocateur.co.uk
Videography – Simon and Kiana Photo @simonandkianaphoto www.simonandkianaphotography.com
Bridal Dress – Sassi Holford @sassiholford www.sassiholford.com
Jewellery and hair accessories – Victoria Fergusson @victoriafergussonaccessories www.victoriafergusson.co.uk
Stationery, aisle runner and table plan – Flick and Flourish @flickandflourish
Cake and macaron tower – Baking chick @mybakingchick www.bakingchick.co.uk
Hair- Rachel at Brothers and Sisters @brothersandsisters
Makeup – Liberty Rowe @libertyrowe
Ceramics- Bridget Themming @bridgethhcc
Table Runner and ribbons – CFleurs Design @cfleursdesign
Wax seals and embossed envelopes – Heirloom Seals @heirloomseals www.heirloomseals.com

 Editorial Wedding Photographer

Dorset, UK & Europe

Paris Engagement

Paris Engagement

The Parisian

At the Louvre Palace & Tuilieries Gardens


“Breathe Paris in. It nourishes the soul.”
Victor Hugo

It was wonderful to meet in the City of Lights and share the amazing sunrise at the Louvre, Arc Carrousel and Jardin des Tuileries. I loaded films into my cameras. We chatted about plans for an outdoor wedding in the Dordogne this summer. After shooting some beautiful Paris engagement portraits we headed to Cafe Le Nemours at the Palais Royale for coffee.


Everything in Paris is beautiful, from the blue roofs to the stone streets to the laid-back style that has made it famous.

An engagement session is a very good idea. It offers the chance to meet in person with your photographer, share dreams and goals for your wedding.

It’s an opportunity for you to see how your photographer will portray you in your wedding portraits. And it’s useful for your photographer to learn what works and what doesn’t in terms of guiding you to the most flattering images. They get to see how self-conscious you are or aren’t, whether you blink a lot (!) and so on.

You don’t have to fly me to a Paris engagement session (although I won’t complain if you do!) I offer a complimentary engagement session within a few miles of my studio in the South West of the UK. It’s currently available with every wedding photography booking. If you would like to venture further afield, or if you have already booked your wedding photography but love what you see, please enquire!

Editorial Wedding Photographer

Dorset, UK & Europe

Poldark Wedding Inspiration

Poldark Wedding Inspiration


The Spirited West Country Bride


Poldark wedding inspiration with excerpts from Winston Graham’s novels…

Ross Poldark is not a novel which ends with a wedding, like Jane Austen. It’s the first of twelve novels about a marriage, which lasts the rest of their lives. The sudden, shocking, unconventional marriage of Ross and Demelza is at the heart of this magnificent, beautifully written series of books.”  Tim Vicary


“And Ross again knew himself to be happy

– in a new and less ephemeral way than before. Someone — a Latin poet — had defined eternity as no more than this: to hold and possess the whole fullness of life in one moment, here and now, past and present and to come. He thought: if we could only stop here. Not when we get home, not leaving Trenwith, but here, here reaching the top of the hill out of Sawle, dusk wiping out the edges of the land and Demelza walking and humming at my side.” 



“I want her, not any other,

not the most beautiful eighteen-year-old damsel born out of a sea-shell, not the most seductive houri of any sultan’s harem; I want her with her familiar gestures and her shining smile and her scarred knees, and I know she wants me in just the same way, and if there’s any happiness more complete than this I don’t know it and am not sure I even want it.”




on the beauty of a person one loves are like grace notes adding something to a piece of music.”


“The past is over, gone.

What is to come doesn’t exist yet. That’s tomorrow! It’s only now that can ever be, at any moment. And at this moment, now, we are alive–and together. We can’t ask more. There isn’t any more to ask.”




“Not for the first time

he was conscious of emotional lights and shades in his wife that could not be categorised, could not be named as sensuous or emotional as such, perhaps derived from each and gave to each but in essence grew out of a deeper fund of temperament that he still could not altogether apprehend. The simple miner’s daughter was not simple in character at all.”


“Did I behave myself tonight, Ross?’

she asked.
‘Did I behave as Mrs Poldark should behave?’
‘You misbehaved monstrously,’ he said, ‘and were a triumph.”

Midelney Manor Somerset Wedding Photographer | Liz Baker Photography


Concept, Direction & Photography: Liz Baker Photography  |  Floral Designer: Grace Alexander Flowers  |  Dress Designer: Lily and Louie Bespoke  |  Accessories: Victoria Fergusson Accessories  |  Venue: Midelney Manor  |  Stationery: De Winton Paper Co.  |  Styling for publication: The Luxe Design Company  |  Cake: Love Cakes & Sweet Treats  |  Hair & Make-up Artist: Charlotte Tillyer HMUA  |  Veils: Rebecca Anne Designs  |  Ring: Sarie Joynes Bespoke  |  Ring box: La Petit Box  |  Hand-dyed silks and ribbons: Bruton Silks  |  Shoes: Rachel Simpson  |  Video: Lux Films   |  Film Lab: Exposure Film Lab

 Fashion, Film & Fine Art Wedding Photographer

Somerset, UK & Europe

Fine Art Wedding Bouquet Workshop

Fine Art Wedding Bouquet Workshop

The DIY fine art wedding bouquet

Are you a modern bride in need of a fine art wedding bouquet? If so, it is certainly a wonderful idea to consider the DIY route for this special aspect of your day.

By getting along to a one-day workshop, perhaps with your mum or bridesmaids, you’ll learn how to create your own fine art wedding bouquet.

These courses offer fantastic value for money for the fine art bride. It’s one of the recommendations in my guide How to Plan Your Fine Art Wedding which I send out to all my clients when they enquire.

The real cut flower garden

It’s always such a pleasure to hang out with Charlie and her team at The Real Cut Flower Garden. Charlie’s home and garden is a true gem in the heart of rural West Dorset.

A journalist and passionate gardener for 25 years plus, Charlie traded the pen for the trowel and began The Real Cut Flower Garden in 2004.  They were the first company in the UK to send out bouquets of entirely home grown flowers nationwide. Four years ago expert Charlie launched her Flower School, and every year she and her team add to the courses on offer.

Real flowers for real brides

I was lucky enough to get along to the bouquet workshop in June – perhaps the UK’s most beautiful month, flower-wise. Here are some photos from the workshop, including the bouquets which I created with Charlie’s beautiful flowers. (How stunning do they look tied up with hand-died silk ribbons from Kate Cullen?)

Of course, if you are totally not the green-fingered type, don’t panic! Charlie can supply all your wedding flowers, home-grown and cut fresh from her garden.

P.S. Don’t forget to request your personalised quote today in order to get more tips and keys to planning a fine art wedding.

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