Under the Spotlight – Toast of Leeds

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.

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Chaotic Hotel Room Engagement

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!

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Funky, Modern, Urban Jungle

Have you ever seen anything so cute? First up the funky, urban jungle feel juxtaposed with her cute yellow flats, sticky-out skirt and glasses. Following that the book shop, the record store and playing on the swings and lounging in the park. Seems to me like the perfect backdrop to the perfect engagement session.

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