The best thing about a hen party, is that it is entirely about you, the bride. Your hen party can be anything you want, indoor, outdoor, relaxing, adventurous, home or away, and what’s more, and most importantly, your hen party reflects the woman that you are.
Whether it is afternoon tea, champagne and cocktails, a massive night out or a weekend in Ibiza, your hen party is an extension of your personality. Hen party’s are also the ultimate girls night out, and a thank you to your closest friends for their support and guidance throughout the planning process.
A few years ago, I photographed Lola’s hen party. A Nigerian bride, in true Nigerian style took a calm and laid back approach, with guests arriving in dribs and drabs and food and drink being readily available.
The bridal party had organised a surprise for Lola, which was revealed to a roomful of hens. It was a 90 minute Bollywood dance workshop, which was run by a professional choreographer. It was very colourful and upbeat, and was a perfect icebreaker for the hens who didn’t know each other.
This workshop really reflected Lola’s style, and it, along with the rest of the hen party’s activities, to which I am sworn to secrecy, proved how much Lola’s friends knew about the bride to be.
Whatever your theme, event or activity, your hen party is worth photographing. Hen parties offer the best opportunities for you and your girlfriends to get together and have a professional photo shoot. These moments between you and your closest friends and family members are special and worth capturing, so you can share them between you for many years to come. And don’t worry, I abide by the sacred, unwritten rule, what happens on your hen party, stays on your hen party – that’s a promise!
Kim Rix Photography