Want That Wedding Vendor: Lola Fudge | Wedding Photography
Evening ladies! Did you check out the awesome engagement shoot ideas I posted earlier? I do hope so as there are loads of super fun and cute ideas! As I mentioned, if you’re looking for a wedding photographer for your e-shoot why not check out the awesome WTW sponsors on the right? Amongst them is a fabulous company based in Birmingham ~ Lola Fudge! Lola Fudge is a kinda one stop shop offering various different services as well as wedding photography and bridal make-up. Why not pop along to their studios in Digbeth for a sparkle package including a make over by Claire and a photoshoot with Lou?
Claire has been obsessed with make-up since she discovered her mum’s cola flavoured, rollerball lipgloss at the age of about four. Early dalliances with Rimmel’s iconic Heather Shimmer lipstick (because frosted lavender lips look so natural) soon led to hours spent reading about make-up, persusing photo shoots in Just Seventeen and Blue Jeans magazines and staking out Boots’ cosmetic stands on a Saturday morning with pocket money burning a hole in her pocket.
She realised she’d developed a bit of a talent when friends started asking her to do their make-up and even more signals presented themselves when her friends’ mums started asking her to do their make-up.
After years spent doing make-up for people as a favour, doing bridal make-up as special requests and persuing day jobs in journalism, marketing and PR, Claire decided to go pro with her favourite hobby and has trained in make-up artistry at the Becca Academy in London and in Bridal hair and make-up and Advanced Airbrushing with LondonMuse.
She would love to get her hands on your face …
Lou has been taking photographs since becoming fascinated by the fashion spreads in Vogue in her teens. Since then she has always been the person at a gathering with the camera, snapping away at house parties, then at weddings, now at outings with friends and their kids.
Lou loves to take portraits, to be the person that captures that happy moment in an image. She gets a real kick from knowing that the images she creates are being displayed on the staircase, are being ‘liked’ on Facebook and being printed on to a mug for Dad on Fathers Day.
After leaving university in 2004 Lou freelanced as a photographer alongside full time jobs in marketing and the arts. In 2010 she decided to make photography her day job and has since been photographing families, events and weddings.
Both Claire and Lou feel incredibly lucky to have the jobs they have always wanted, and to be working together after being friends for years is an added bonus.
The Monte Carlo Package, from £1600– Bridal make-up trial, make-up on day plus Mother of the bride and up to two bridesmaids, a ‘Sparkle session’ at our Birmingham-based studio for up to four people (this includes full make-up before a big night out – maybe hen night – and photographs), Champagne and fruit on the morning of the wedding, preparation photographs and then a full-day of photography at the wedding with 2nd shooter, make-up touch ups throughout the day, a CD of images and a negotiable amount of prints – to include a framed 10″x16″ and two framed 7″x5″
The Paris Package, £750 – bridal make-up trial, bridal make-up application on day of wedding, photography from morning preparations to speeches, a CD of all images.
The Retreat package, from £250 – if you want a very quiet and intimate wedding with no strangers involved, this is ideal. You can have a one-to-one bridal make-up tutorial in our cosy studio and feel confident doing your own face on the day. We’ll then professionally edit the digital photographs taken by your friends and family on the day and can offer different framing or album options.
The Manhattan Package, from £350 – perfect if you’re having a special family and friends dinner the night before the wedding – make-up for the bride and up to three additional faces, 2 hours of reportage photography during the evening, a CD of images (a ‘photo booth’ with props and guests taking their own pictures can also be added for an additional £50)
The Bucks Fizz Package, from £380 – enhances and captures the special time during bridal preparations on the morning of the wedding – Champagne and strawberries, bridal make-up application and up to three other faces, a selection of reportage-style photographs, still lifes and posed portraits to capture all the details which will add to treasured memories of the day. Will include portraits with the Mother of the Bride and Bridesmaids, a CD of images and the optional purchase of individual framed prints or a selection in a multi aperture frame.
So get in touch with Lou & Claire now to discuss your wedding requirements! They’d be so excited to hear from you!
Lots of Love
and remember… keep wanting!!