London In The Rain

So after we left Vana & Damien yesterday, David (hard working as ever) headed off to London’s Southwark for a fabulously moody pre-wedding shoot! The rain may have been pouring, but David was able to capture the couple and their most glorious…and I have to say, the rain water on the ground does make for some amazing light.

David said:
After a pretty dismal day, some sun made it through the clouds, before clouding over and pouring with rain as we started the shoot.

However, I’m never one to be defeated, so after we arrived in Southwark I found a rather interesting empty car park, a rough round the edges theatre bar, a nicely lit railway tunnel and grimy door to use as backdrops.

I usually reschedule if the weather looks bad, but as you can see from tonight’s shoot, a bit of rain doesn’t mean the images have to suffer!

Credit: David M McNeil

Spring In The Snow

Red Leaf Studios are quite frankly faaabulous! Some more non-wedding wedding inspiration maybe?
These make me feel like spring has finally sprung (even though they are taken in snow!)

Credit: Red Leaf Studios

Bonnie’s Balloons

I may well sound like a broken record but I don’t really care…I really really love photo shoots with balloons.  You might say I was even a wee bit obsessed with them.
Aaaah Bonnie I love you!

Credit: Bonnie Tsang

Our Winners – The First Meeting

I just got back from meeting out wedding photography competition winners with my friend and photographer David McNeil. Vana & Damien are even cooler in real life than they are on paper. We got on like a house on fire and spent about 2 hours chatting non-stop!

I knew Vana and I would get on as we have chatted on the phone a number of times (for like an hour at a time…we’re both big chatterboxes apparently!) but it was great to meet them both and to see how excited they are about their upcoming wedding. The couple have some amazing, unique and totally rock n roll (Damien is in a band after all) ideas and I can’t wait to see them all in November. 
So…my next task, my wedding outfit! To hat or not to hat?

We will be meeting the couple again in the next couple of months for their pre-wedding shoot, hopefully including some shots in the S&M Cafe! Didn’t I tell you they were bloody cool?

Here we all are drinking wine in the middle of the day and chatting all things wedding, and the photo of David – I took that..I’m pretty sure I’ve missed my calling!

ps if you want to still enter the contest to win the gorgeous little diamond necklace, you have one day left. Contest will be closing midnight tomorrow and I will be drawing the winner on Sunday..so get your nominations in if you want to be in with a chance!

Credit: David McNeil

Roller Derby Wedding

Cookie and Fadam Strange (I know!) got married at the half-time of the Roller Derby Championship bout at the Minneapolis Convention Center…Their hair dos are too cool not to post!

Thanks to Katie for the heads up on these! 

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Lolita Bride?

I’ll stick with a little non-wedding wedding inspiration for this post. I adore Japanese Lolita fashion and as soon as I saw these images I knew I’d have to share. Imaging Bridesmaids dressed like this! Cuuute!

ps If you fancy learning more about Japanese fashion and style, you must check out my gorgeous friend La Carmina’s fabulous blog!

Credit: Hello Reimei