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Submit images from a styled shoot you’ve been involved in, pictures from your own wedding day or your top tips for a guest post. Include fresh, creative and unique details that tell a story that an engaged couple would aspire to have for their special day.

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submit your own inspirational shoots that showcase products and suppliers from Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds

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share detail shots from your big day that show off every little thing to represent the whole day and theme

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contribute top tips from your area of the wedding industry to offer an insight in to different elements of wedding planning

detail shots

It’s the little details that bring any event to life.

Hanami Dream love to show inspirational, trend-led styled wedding shoots. Something fresh, creative and unique that tells a story that a couple would aspire to have for their special day. This is all your Pinterest fantasies rolled in to one!

In particular, it’s the unique detail shots I love. Those close ups that really show off every little thing that add together to make an amazing day. There should be a good representation of the décor, tablescape and how the whole day fits in with the theme. From the first impression of an invite, to what the wedding party are wearing, along with cakes, favours and even transport. It’s showing how everything comes together that Hanami Dream love to feature. 

I don’t include many shots of people or certainly not big group shots. Things are pretty much kept to just the bridal party so that the focus is really on the products featured rather than the people. I also ask you to keep black and white shots to a minimum – it helps with showing off any colour themes better! 

Hanami Dream likes to show weddings at different times of the year and promote seasonally so it’s worth considering what events and occasions are coming up.

submission

Specifically I prefer to showcase products and wedding industry professionals from small, local and independent businesses in and around Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds. Although weddings that inspire couples from this beautiful part of the country are also considered. 

You can submit your inspirational shoot via Dropbox to info@hanamidream.co.uk with the following information:

  • Send approximately 20-30 detail shots initially
  • Ensure to utilise digital photography with no watermarks
  • All images should be sized at 640 pixels wide
  • Provide a brief explanation of the shoot
  • Include a list of all venues, suppliers and products featured
  • Submissions should contain credit links, websites and social media handles for all those involved
  • All parties need to have approved the submission

Take a look at a recent real wedding that was featured on the blog.

process

I prefer and give preference for exclusivity (aside from your own website). However, once your submission has been published on Hanami Dream you are free to submit to other sites as well. 

My current response rate is generally within 21 days to reply to all submissions. Please do not be offended if your submission is declined on this occasion. I will provide an explanation to my decision and it may be because I feel there is another blog where it would be a better fit. Work will be published within 4-8 weeks after acceptance depending on seasonality of the shoot and available space.

Once your shoot has been published on Hanami Dream, please feel free to use the ‘featured on’ badge in your social media or website.

Images on this page taken by Squib Photography from Hanami Dream’s secret garden styled shoot at Cogges Manor Farm. See all the fabulous suppliers that were involved in this styled shoot.