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Thursday Treats – 3rd June 2010

Credit: Marike Le Roux by Beau Grealy for Flair magazine May 2010

This week has all been about catching up, getting focused and mulling over new blog ideas. It’s exciting and I love it! However I always need my daily dose of pretty to keep me going and this is what I’ve been lusting over the past 7 days.

♥ First up, considering I feature people’s weddings and photo shoots for a living, I got surprisingly excited when UK blog Love my Dress asked if she could feature my wedding! Looking back, our wedding was perfect for us back then, but if we were to get married again I know we’d do it totally differently. I spend my days surrounded by the most unique and crazy-original wedding ideas so it’s impossible not to think about how we’d do things differently now! Can you believe my hair wasn’t even pink!? Our wedding was actually quite classic. We had a black and white theme and although we certainly added a few Rock n Roll and personal touches it definitely wasn’t the most ‘out-there’ wedding in the world…but hey, it was perfect for us at that stage of our lives. Our wedding was the perfect reflection of the 2008 Kat & Gareth and our lives now are what’s important – we are the perfect reflection of a 2010 Kat & Gareth! Anyway self-doubt over…I always think that If we hadn’t have got married 2 years ago in the way that we did then Rock n Roll Bride wouldn’t have been born – imagine that!? Go check out MY WEDDING over at Love My Dress! (but be sure to come back for the rest of today’s treats…)

 

♥ An urban farm wedding!
♥ A gorgeous centrepiece idea
Anemone and ranunculas and an amazing ruffled dress 
♥ Why does my work ‘nook’ not look like this?
This light is just way too beautiful
Confessions of a Young Married Couple
Adorable Southern wedding
Super Naughty and super sexy Catholic school girl fashion shoot!{probably NSFW} Check out the accompanying video below too…
Beautiful light. Beautiful hair.
Vivienne is mad and I love her

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Modern Film Noir

Christy & Daryl’s engagement session has such a dramatic and cinematic feel that I couldn’t help but fall in love with it. As well as my crazy obsession with all things wedding and photography, I have a bit of a penchant for the over-dramatic, in particular the film noir style, and this session reflects that to a ‘t’…yet with fabulous a modern twist! Those shadows are like nothing I’ve ever seen!

“We set off one night with my good friend (and amazingly talented photographer) Edison Miclat, to find a nitty gritty location” Christy told me. “A factory / industrial park by the rail road tracks made a perfect back drop for our photo adventure. The night started with us creeping around an ivy covered building, and ended with dancing in a stinky ole meat delivery truck! The shoot was hilarious and so much fun. I’ve always loved Edison’s mellow demeanor and his ability to produce cinematic, natural images. I am absolutely in love with the results.”

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A Bout De Souffle – A Cinematic Engagement

Shalma & Leo were lucky enough to find their photographer David through a feature on Rock n Roll Bride so as soon as the excited bride emailed me to tell me that they’d chosen David I was already looking forward to seeing what he would come up with for their engagement session. Over the past few years David has truly become the one to watch when it comes to his pre-wedding shoots. He’s always pushing the boundaries and never fails to impress with his unique eye for detail.

Shalma & Leo wanted to go for a film noir, classic film and super stylised shoot and in an unusual departure from his usual hyper colourful style, David decided process this entire shoot into black & white to fit in perfectly with this theme. “This couple are into their photography big time” David said “but they’re also in their classic films and wanted to have a pre-wedding shoot that referenced one of their favourites, A Bout De Souffle.  This was a french film where the characters mostly smoke and drink coffee a lot – so we tried to recreate the streets of Paris in Richmond!” Go check out the stills from this film – Shalma & Leo got their outfits styled down to a ‘t’!

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Pure (Feather) Love

Emma Case is my home-girl. I love her. She is a massive (and I mean crazy massive, like totally obsessed) fan of Featherlove Photography so when she found out that Noa was over in London in April, she jumped at the chance to do an engagement shoot with her fiance Pete. As soon as Emma told me of her plans I immediately ‘bagsied’ the images for featuring as I knew, even without seeing a single frame or knowing the premise of the  shoot that they would be awesome…and boy how right I was!

I asked Emma this morning if there was anything she wanted me to add to this post and she simply replied “The only thing I would like to add is a big fat thank you to Pete. I cannot begin to explain how supportive he has been over the past six months. I love him with all my heart and he’s so friggin’ hot in these pictures it’s unreal!!” So much cuteness. Now hurry up and get married you guys. I’m waiting for my invite in the post damnit!

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The Happiest Place on Earth

Where could be a better place to celebrate the happiest time of your life that The Happiest Place on Earth!?

“Mary and her strange love for Disney that only a comic-goth girl could have, met Carlos the guitar player for an LA metal band in 2004″ photographer Colette Lash told me. ” They fit together like rockers and latex pants.  Mary rocks out at Carlos’ shows, and Carlos stand proudly by his girl for her art openings and show premieres (she’s worked on all sorts of tv/movie cartoons that have her wicked sense of humor like South Park where she has been for a handful of years) The two make art together too, Carlos builds these guitars and Mary does beautiful paintings on them.”

The pair have a genuine love for Disney and have been season pass holders at the park since day one, “especially for Bats Day!” Colette laughed! “Revelling in the snarky comments from the visitors from Snore USA, weparaded down Main st to New Orleans Square hand in hand and gently shaded by Mary’s black parasol.  With the perfect black diamond engagement ring in hand Carlos proposed to Mary on the Haunted Mansion ride in front the crystal ball area.” On the actual shoot day the couple convinced a Disney worker to embroider some Micky Mouse hats with the words “I” and “do”, a really cute and fun touch I think.

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