Pink hair, tattooed bride, railroad, laundromat…what’s not to love about Eve’s rockstar trash the dress shoot huh?!
Happy Easter everybody! As regular readers will know, the Rock n Roll Bride doesn’t stop blogging for anything so I thought I’d share one of my favourite topics today – pink haired gals! I hope you haven’t eaten too much of the sweet stuff because today I’m going to provide you with one serious sugar rush…
As a lover of all things pink (headed) I’m excited to share that all three of today’s posts feature gorgeous pink tresses! Kicking things off is the engagement session of Fred & Martine. She told us that she once went to a party wearing a wig this exact colour and she got so many compliments she decided to make it permanent! It’s been pink ever since…
Her green plaid dress is an authentic Pendleton which she found for a steal at a vintage thrift store.
Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham AL (apparently one of the most haunted places in the US!) was suggested to the pair by their friend and eventual wedding coordinator, Sarah Crawford. After visiting Sloss, they both agreed this location would provide the unique, relaxed, and energetic atmosphere they wanted. Working within a very limited budget, they felt that choosing an unconventional location would allow them to bypass some of the traditional wedding etiquette. “The location also said a lot about our interests” the groom told me. ” I’m an Architect (student) and Beverly is a Graphic Designer. The soaring smokestacks and steel columns and beams (all decades old) provided an amazing setting. In addition, much of Sloss consists of beautiful greenery sprouting out of the old steel in various spots.”
This scarlet-themed, soft, cool, old school/new school vintage session was sent over today by Jessika of December Photography. “I’ve been seeking clients who want something different ” she told me. “I love experimenting and new ideas to channel my creativity. This engagement session had an old school/new school vintage theme. Outfits were organized only by colors. My vision was ‘vogue meets nylon, and bring the chair’. I wanted some things to be out of place and clash, yet tie together beautifully in the end. While editing them, I kept with the vintage theme, de-saturated, vignettes, and warm/cool tones. The couple was very fun and up for anything, they made the pictures what they are!”
I joked about this on Twitter and Facebook yesterday, but it may actually be true you know – they might as well have called this month’s Photo Pro Magazine, Rock n Roll Bride Magazine because the awesome guys over there not only ran my regular ‘Best of Blogs’ article, but my friend and photographer, the way-too-fabulous Julia Boggio, wrote a piece about ‘the art of posing’…and guess who’s Vintage Boudoir session is adoring FOUR whole pages?! That’s right people…it’s meee! I can’t wait to share those with you (next week) but for now let’s get right into learning all about another one of my favourite UK photographers (and just so happens, best friends) David McNeil!
When Gareth and I married 2 years ago, reportage photography was all the rage – naturalistic, unobtrusive and apparently perfect for ‘capturing you at your most beautiful’. However in recent years there has been a wave of new photographers with fashion or portraiture backgrounds moving into the industry causing a shift in perspective as what the most flattering style of photography might be. After all, for most couples, their wedding day is the only day they’ll ever have professional shots taken so why not make the most of it?
Colin & Sara Jane ‘s mutual affection for all things urban made their choice of engagement shoot location a no-brainer. When they asked photographer Bob Miller to photograph them in downtown Birmingham (USA) for their engagement, his goal was to use the city’s character and their favorite locations as a backdrop for their new love affair…I’m pretty sure he achieved that one! His images are exquisite! They have such a raw, filmic quality to them…le. swoon.
(There’s a couple of their wedding images snuck in here – I couldn’t resist)