Shoot Day: Maximalist NYE Wedding Inspiration

Well, maybe we can’t celebrate NYE as planned this year, but we can live vicariously through the shots from our last Shoot Day of 2021 – our Maximalist Shoot Day held in London. We teamed up with the lovely Emma from Epic Love Story as co-host, who gave our attendees as look into how she shoots her modern, edgy style.

With such a rockstar co-host, we knew we needed a rockstar venue, and were thrilled to be able to secure VIP private members club The Kings Head in Shoreditch for the day. Renowned for it’s eclectic, opulent decor, this was a one-of-a-kind chance to see behind the scenes at such an elusive location.

On styling, we had the wonderful Carmela Weddings – with their luxurious, modern aesthetics Tichea brought all the OTT vibes to proceedings and called in some fabulous frocks from the likes of Bowen Dryden, Morgan Davies Bridal and dapper suits from Despoken.

Our models had suitably rock n’ roll connections, too – I’d tried to secure Caitlin and Nadir to shoot at a Farm event before, but they had to pull out last minute as they were booked to play sexy vampires (her words, not mine) in an Ed Sheeran video; well, when Ed calls! So we were delighted to get them back for this. Emily and Ben were our second real-couple for the day; it’s always important to us here at Farm that we’re shooting models with real connections at these shoot days, not just pretty faces (though they certainly help!)

It’s paramount to us that you’re able to make the most of these shoot days; we always plan multiple set ups and real-life scenarios so your images will work hard for you in your portfolio and your socials. While we let the venue do the talking with the majority of the styling, we pulled in elements for a wedding breakfast and reception set ups, and focused on the technical side of lighting these often tricky scenarios and making the best of the surroundings; it’s all well and good getting gorgeous images with easy lighting scenarios but this day was all about focusing on improving your skills for the darker months.

We’re in the process of finalising the details for our next Shoot Days. You can register your interest to be the first to be notified once tickets go live here.


Photography: Lisa Devlin
Workshop: Photography Farm
Lead Photographers: Lisa Devlin + Emma Epic Love Story
Styling & Planning: Carmela Weddings
Florals: Boom Blooms
MUA: Szilvia Balog
Hair: Jo Loves Hair
Cakes: Maison Pe’Lumi
Location: King’s Head, London
Outfits: Morgan Davies Bridal, Marie Chandler Bridal, Charlotte Mills Shoes, Despoken, Lookmate London
Models: Caitlin + Nadir, Emily + Ben