Those of you, like me, who were loitering around blogland this time last year will certainly remember the immensely popular ‘NotWedding’ event that was held in Atlanta. The photographs of the even circulated pretty much every blog – and with due cause. They were awesome (you can see my coverage from the 2009 event here.)
The NotWedding is a unique bridal event in which a handful of Atlanta’s most talented and brilliant vendors come together to stage a one-of-a-kind wedding. Complete with an unforgettable ceremony, an over the top first dance, a cake cutting, and reception, The NotWedding has become a killer production that promotes an atmosphere which inspired brides towards creative options rather than cookie-cutter weddings.
I really really love doing my Under the Spotlight interviews as it’s great to talk about the genius behind the lens for once. Today, I’m excited to share with you Shelly of Toast of Leeds – a fabulous photographer from – you guessed it – Leeds, who blew me away with her recent Punk Bride shoot. Enjoy!
Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Shelly Mantovani from Toast of Leeds. I shoot people.
Where are you based and what cities/countries are you available to for work in?
I’m based in Yorkshire but don’t let that put you off! I love to get on a plane or a train, it forces me to read books I keep buying and never get round to finishing.
You might remember a pretty damn cool ‘Surfing bride’ post from a while back? Well photographer Clane Gessel has raised the bar yet again, and knowing how much I loved his last shoot he sent this awesome Snowboarding bride & groom right over! Yeah, you know it…too rad for words!
I have totally fallen in love with this classy, mermaid-looking sparkle-fest of a green dress – can you blame me?! It’s by Jovani and would be perfect for a bride who doesn’t want to wear white!
Oooh…more new screen grabs from my little film…Fun!
When photographer’s Kel & Mar turned up at Richard & Josephine’s hotel room they were brimming over with ideas and excitement for their engagement shoot. However, after seeing the chaos of the room all the ideas were scrapped in favour of a much more ‘real’ photo shoot location. Finally, a shoot that makes me proud to not have a perfect, immaculate ‘magazine-worth’ house myself!