I love a shoot with a great story behind it…especially when it revolves around people I know! When bride-to-be Laura checked in on Rock n Roll Bride a few months ago she fell in love with the work of UK photographer, David McNeil. She promptly contacted him to arrange an engagement shoot in Brighton. Her fiance Nick and her turned up on the morning of the shoot, only to discover that unbeknownst to both of the boys, they already knew each other! David and Nick actually used to work together long before David tried his hand at wedding photography and Nick got engaged…but wait the tale gets stranger because when David sent me these images it turns out I used to work with Nick too! What a small world…
Nope this isn’t one of my photo shoots – but model Jennifer and I sure to have one (very pink) thing in common! The shoot took place in Richmond, VA at Belle Isle which is a park that has a large suspension bridge that takes you to another small island that has several abandoned buildings including an old power plant on it – perfect shooting ground!
“The power plant is really cool, lots of graffiti and crumbling architecture” photographer Jan told me. “Her dress was bought at a thrift store for $3, we added the black sash to give it more character. She was an awesome model, with great pink hair and lots of style I hope to photograph her wedding eventually. I love your blog by the way. It’s completely along the lines of what I’m interested in and I love to see other photographers and brides that are unique and have style not typical boring brides.”
Today is my birthday so I’m taking a rare (and I hope you’ll agree – well deserved) day off from blogging, emails, twitter… all that jazz (well I may pop by twitter – let’s not be rash with our decisions here.) I’ll be back and raring to go tomorrow – but until then, here’s a little sneaky peek of what you can expect on my return…shaaaweeeet huh?!
Oh how I love these!! I mean what’s not to love? As photographer Paulus explains “Paula is a sentimental, fashionable, crazy gothic lolita girl and Teddy is an easy going, noodle maniac, graphic master, straight to the point guy. They both came up with this amazing concept. Both of them are tattoo lovers, so they decided to shoot their photos at Rock n Roll Tattoo. They got their vows inked on their arms.”
Yeah so these guys are pretty much perfectofor Rock n Roll Bride aren’t they? And quite apart from the tattoo awesomeness, how INCREDIBLE are these portraits?!
Oh how I love the crazy, mad world that MangoRED create with their photography. Who else could come up with something so magical, hilarious, joyful and original!? Check out the styling by Geof Gonzales…I have a total compulsion to dress up like a soya drink carton or wear an outfit to match my wallpaper right now…
“What we do is dream” Geof explains “Seldom do we come across people with same predilections as ours and deem it priceless and we are very, very grateful for it. Thus inspiring us to push our imaginations to higher heights. Initial inspiration really come from our couple. Then we stir it with our own interpretations by whims of our minds and guilty pleasures. Inspiration roots from appreciation, so everything is inspiration, everything.
Nature mixed with humanity mixed with spontaneity mixed with integrity mixed with humility mixed with schizos and complex personalities comes a melting pot of creative excess and indulgent, succulent rendering.
We stretch reality. We love wallpapers to the extent that we want to envelope everything with it. Gravity is a banal thing yet tinkered on resulting to a surreal moment of suspension. An odd mix of mascots is our way to humor what we do. So, everything is a result of playing.”
Hayley & Brett’s funfair/carnival themed love shoot makes me feel all playful. Gotta love a couple who can have a blast together! Together for a little over 2 years, this pair found comfort in each other through some difficult times at the beginning of their relationship. They decided to do their pre-wedding shoot at a carnival to symbolize their fun personalities and has a celebration of their love for one another. Her dress is vintage which she found at a thrift store and their flowers were done by Mignonne Handmade.