Abbey Ruins – Part One

Woo! I have been dying to share the results from my photo shoot with Chanelle & Craig Segerius-Bruce so much so that I don’t even have the full set yet so I’m going to do it in two parts.
I met Chanelle for Sushi a while ago and we got a-chatting about doing a shoot together. We knew we wanted to come up with an idea that wasn’t ‘overdone’ (even non brides-to-be worry about doing the same as everybody else…maybe I should read this article I wrote!?)
Anyway, we came up with an idea revolving around an old castle and black…lots of black. This little inkling of an idea then evolved into the shoot you see below.
Despite buying a black dress from Ebay for the shoot, when it came to the crunch it just didn’t look right so we went back to old faithful, my Maggie Sottero wedding dress. The necklace and bracelet I’m wearing were custom made for me by Jo of Your Something Borrowed. I made the black veil myself out of some black tulle, a hair slide and lots of glue(!) and also brought along some various other colours of tulle which ended up coming in very handy (yes that is me splayed across a big rock and no it wasn’t comfortable..or glamorous!)

We trekked our arses all the way down to the Abbey Ruins in Reading town centre but when we got there it was all gated off with warning signs for potential falling rocks. Oh noooo! So what’s a Rock n Roll Bride and photographer(s) to do? Hell break in and do the shoot anyway of course!

Chanelle & Craig were fantaaaastic and played around with a new technique called ‘painting with light’. I had to stand very still in one position for a number of shots while one of them moved around me flashing a flash in different areas to highlight various spots. I think you can see the results are pretty darn spectacular and give the images a real high fashion, edgy look. Chanelle is also an amazing re-toucher and has worked for Mario Testino (oh yes!) so I knew me and my far from perfect skin were in good hands.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy looking at these as much as we did shooting them – stand by for part two!

(For the full part one set, head over to my flickr)

Credit: Chanelle & Craig Segerius-Bruce

Infectious Excitement

Michael and Juniper had such an adorable session right on East Bay. I am just loving the calming, contemplative, observation-style of these images. Whilst the whole colour and tone effect is super soothing and peaceful, the couple’s excitement is out in such abundance that it’s kinda infectious.

Thanks to the gorgeous Kelty for sharing the lurve!

Credit: Steep Street Musings

McMarried

Do you remember Jen & Grant’s McEngagements? Well the couple went and got married and there was no Mcdonalds in sight.

Jen & Grant cleverly integrated the color blue as a tribute to grant’s favorite team duke as well as tying in a playstation theme (see cufflinks below), and left plenty of room for her obsession with skulls. the hampshire house wedding venue was transformed for jen and grant’s dream wedding. for the ceremony, grant’s best man served as the officiant by becoming a JP for a day, by getting his one-day marriage designation in the state of massachusetts. they had one of the coolest sets of bridesmaids and groomsmen i’ve worked with. after the ceremony, the newlyweds allocated a bit of extra time beyond traditional formal photographs to allow for some creative portraits walking around downtown boston in the boston public garden and an MBTA subway station. at the reception, DJ addam bomb provided music that had everyone on the dancefloor, including jen’s 86 year old grandfather rocking out to billy idol’s “white wedding.” if you are having a boston wedding and are looking for a DJ that can throw down great alternative music, yet still has a tasteful demeanor, this is your guy.

Thanks to photographer, Heather Parker for sharing this cool blue wedding!

ps if you are following me on Twitter or you are a fan on Facebook, you would have already been treated to a couple of sneak peaks of my photo shoot with Chanelle & Craig Segerius-Bruce. I can not wait to share the rest with you but for now, why no go have a little nosey?

Credit: Heather Parker Photography

Joy.

I have a lot of love for these images. The mish-mash of Vera Wang, flower covered modern invitations, blood red florals, croque en bouche (cake!) and the music makes me a rather happy girlie

Mucho gracias to photographer Lisa for sending this little bit of joy to my inbox today.

Credit: Lisa Rigby Photography

All The Fun Of The Fair

Is today the day of cute engagements or what?! This candy coloured shoot took place in a fun fair – what could be sweeter than a fun fair plus a big stick of candy floss and multi coloured walls to pose against?

As always, thanks to Lisa for sharing.

Credit: Ophelia Photography

Cuteness Personified

Jerriann & Sean are almost too freakin’ adorable to bear, and their engagements are just too cute! Her dress (plus killer legs!), his tats, the faux photo frame thingy – cuteness personified

Mucho thanks to new photographer on the block, Shannon Smith for choosing Rock n Roll Bride to showcase her talent.

Credit: SNS Photography