A Tropical Photography Workshop in Liverpool


Photography workshops like this are where I can really develop my photography. I use these to learn new techniques and collaborate with like minded creatives. You'll notice my editing style will be less consistent in these photos as I use these workshops to experiment with new styles.


The first time I first saw tropical wedding photos from a wedding venue in the industrial north west of England, I found it hard to believe that it wasn’t in Mexico or Bali. So when The Alate hosted an event at the Sefton Park Glass House in Liverpool, I decided I had to go and see it for myself. Entering the glass house, is like being transported into another world. One minute, you’re buying a cereal bar from little Tesco and paying for parking on a cold, grey street. The next minute, you’re in a warm green paradise, completely surrounded by palm trees and brightly coloured flowers. 


Chelsea and Lou from Alate had done an amazing job at bringing together an incredible team of suppliers. ZAZevents and Pheasant Botanica complemented the tropical theme with bamboo furniture, and real sand and grass! Maple and Rae completed the aesthetic by creating simple and stylish stationary, including menu cards and a welcome sign. 


Claudia & Benstil were our couple for the day - a real couple based in Manchester. Beautiful inside and out, their warm personalities made them a joy to photograph. We also had a bridal party which included Kate Elizabeth as the bride, and Meg Vincetta and Imogen Lehmann as the bridesmaids. These guys brought the party vibes to Sefton Park, and made sure everyone had a great time! Charlotte Sands Bridal and Groom Formal dressed Claudia and Benstil, while Flamingo Boulevard dressed the bridal party. Danielle Marouzet and Glamoramamakeup did the hair and make up. 


It was also great to see the addition of a photobooth run by Nostalgia Studios UK - I really love photo booths and think they perfectly complement a wedding photographer, especially for couples seeking to add a fun, retro twist to their wedding. 


I had a fantastic time with Alate, meeting some new faces and trying some new ideas. I really feel like I’ve been able to further develop my wedding photography skills. Even though it’s a few hours drive away, I will be keeping my fingers crossed for an enquiry to photograph a real wedding at Sefton Park Glass House!