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by Emma Hla

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Feature Image by Jesús Caballero Photography.

Jesús Caballero contacted me back in the Summer because he’d fallen for Clissold House. I can completely understand why.

Jesús wanted to use the space to create a piece of bridal inspiration using his fave designer Andrea Hawkes. Think clean, simple and chic with a vintage edge.

The makeup look is hauntingly pretty with pink details and the florals, although ‘quiet’ in their presence, make quite the statement when worn by the Bride-to-be as a bib necklace.

I’ll leave you with Jesús…

Notes from Jesús Caballero Photography


Feature Image by Jesús Caballero Photography.

Jesús: I have dreamed about photographing the elegant dresses by Andrea Hawkes, so this Summer I made this dream a reality.

I wanted to seek out a venue that had both personality and history. The venue also had to have beautiful blank canvas spaces and an al fresco element. Andrea told me about Clissold House, a restored 18th Century mansion in a beautiful part of London where she used to walk. When I found Clissold House on Coco Wedding Venues, I immediately contacted Emma to say hello and arrange the shoot!

The light at Clissold House is wonderful to photograph, there are large ornate windows and spacious rooms with wooden floors – the perfect blank canvas for Andrea’s collection. The outdoor terrace with it’s stately facade also provided us with a stunning background.


Feature Image by Jesús Caballero Photography.

For the shoot, we selected two dresses from the collection – Olive and Ophelia. We had the amazing work of Pamela and Andrea Makeup and the flowers were by Noeelen of the The Basement Florist.

As for me, I am Jesús Caballero, a destination wedding photographer. When I’m not in Lisbon, Portugal, you can find me in Barcelona or London. My photography is intimate, natural and different. For this session I used my professional cameras and experimented with some old cameras to play with the hazy summer atmosphere.


Feature Image by Jesús Caballero Photography.

Click here to see all images from this Clissold House Styled Shoot…


Venue Clissold House | Photography Jesús Caballero Photography | Bridal Fashion Andrea Hawkes | Hair & Makeup Pamela and Andrea | Florals The Basement Florist.

Like I said… Simple and chic.

Thank you so much to the ever-so-lovely (he really is) Jesús and of course the small but perfectly formed team behind this shoot. You can see the full gallery by clicking the link above!

If you’ve also fallen for Clissold House then you can find out more about this London wedding venue in the Coco Collection.

Lots of love…

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Emma Hla

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Emma Hla

Emma is the founder & curator of these award-winning pages. Passionate about venues, interiors and a good Whiskey Sour. You'll also find Emma working as a Creative Director consulting for wedding venues around the UK.

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