Goth Gal in the Snow

I trust you had a good Christmas and Santa was nice to you? Down my chimney fell a swanky new 18.5″ wide screen monitor (droooool) a Fuji Instax, a PINK Vivienne Westwood bracelet and an ‘eco cup’. These are my favouritest presents. Santa obviously knows me very well – that I am a total blogging and photography geek, that Vivienne Westwood makes me happy and that I drink way too much coffee! I am muchly looking forward to playing with all my new toys and will certainly be scanning in some of my Instax shots soon. Was Santa just as good to you?

Anyway, it’s nice to have you back, it’s been lonely without you dear reader. Although I am going to keep blogging between now and new year, the posts maybe a bit sparcer than usual. I’ll still be here, plugging along though, so please don’t hesitate to still get in touch if you need too.

The winter submissions have poured in over the festive period so I’m going to get right back into it with this snowy graveyard shoot from Jeffrey Chan Tin. Bridal shoots in graveyards always seem to provoke some kind of controversy (who knows!?) but how can anybody argue that these images aren’t ridiculously stunning? I really do love the snow…

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Thursday Treats – 24th Dec 2009

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Credit: The Rockstar Diaries

With Christmas literally hours away (eeek) you’d be forgiven for thinking I’d be winding down for the year and blog land would slowly have become a lonely little place. Naaahh my darlings! I have found a bumper number of awesomeness to share with you, to round off your pre-Crimbo week with a BANG. This may actually be the biggest Thursday Treat ever. I’ll be talking a few days off for Christmas but will be back early next week as usual. The posts may come a bit for sparsely but I will certainly be here. I hope you enjoy perusing these little gems and I’ll see you on the other side. Happiieee Chrrrismas…

♥ I might have to start this Thursday Treats with a bit of a brag. Over the last 7 days I have had not one, not two but three aaamazing write ups on blogs I love, admire and regularly lust over. Go check out Underneath the Petticoat, Clarabow’s Blog and (squeeeel) Gala Darling’s iCiNG blog. I friggin’ love blog land!
Jane Taylor Millinery creates bespoke vintage style head wear in South West London. Her head wear has been features in Cosmopolitan Bride, You & Your Wedding, Harpers Bazaar, Tatler, Glamour, Asiana Magazine, Vogue and many many more! Check out these beautiful pieces and you’ll see why….
♥ My Mummy & Daddy have bought me a Fuji Instax mini 7 for Christmas. This is what I’m going to do with all the shots I take.
♥ Speaking of the Instax – the photos make great props for engagement shoots!
Classic and elegant with a nice bit of quirk
PS I love you. Adorable wall decor
Love Hey Lola is rocking my Christmas spirit right now. I am so in love with this ‘Edie’ necklace. I want! All tangled and twisted with vintage tones and accents…would be a perfect present.
Flashdance Xmas mix. Hello awesome
Walking in a winter wonderland – wonderful UK wedding in the SNOW!
Lolcats rules my world! Heheheeee….happieeee criiizzmaaas

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The Original Tattooed Brides

The original tattooed bride photographers, Allebach sent me these this morning and I had to get them up right away. What could be better to gaze at right before Christmas that tattooed beauties looking shaaweeet!?

The images came from a ‘shoot out’ in Philadelphia, where a bunch of photographers gets together and shoot the same situation together to learn from each other and generally get some kick ass imagery themselves…

So the Philly Photog Shootout happened. In case you haven’t heard a Photog shootout is an event where photographers meet, photograph models and learn from each other. Anyway Rob “Ninja” Nicholson contacted me because he wanted to get a punk rock bridal theme going and needed a few more models. So I reached out to the most amazing couples in the world (my clients) and got a few responses. Jess an amazing bride (and rollergirl) married earlier this year was one of the first to respond. Patty DeCasere (my old punk rock band‘s drummer’s former band‘s singer’s wife – got it?) did an amazing job giving Jess a mohawk.Alicia from the 20s flapper shoot we did at the historic Stotesbury Mansion handled the costume design (available for wardrobe at belle_morte66@yahoo.com)Erin Proud (wedding planner of Lori & Kevin’s Eastern State Penitentiary wedding) channeled her inner anger and teenage angst for the shoot, along with an amazing wedding photographer turned model, Leslie Gilbert.

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Board to my Heart

What with it being Christmas and all, I’ve got not one but two skateboarding couple’s to share with you today. First up, Tom & Emily looking every bit hard ass in their engagement shoot with their photographer and friend Dale. Enjoy…

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All the Luck of the Irish

You might remember Maggie & Sean from their rockabilly engagements in an Irish pub. Well photographer Karen Lisa just sent me their wedding, which rocks just as hard!

The wedding ceremony was held at a small park across from the couple’s apartment in downtown Boca Raton and the reception was at the Spanish River Library outside on the terrace. For wedding favors, Maggie & Sean had custom labels made for their favorite Irish Cider, Magners, and they created a replica of their favorite pub to serve as the bar. At one point the couple even got behind the bar to tend and serve drinks themselves. The guests had a blast! The music was played by a rockabilly band, Slip & the Spin Outs. Aaron’s Catering of The Palm Beaches provided a unique menu of 50’s diner style food made elegant – mini slider burgers, lobster rolls, grilled cheese sticks in a mini martini glass, and delicious desserts. The cake was designed by a friend of the family and featured the bride and groom enjoying their Magner’s Irish Cider – complete with tiny bottles and labels. It was one of the most unique and personal cake toppers I’ve ever seen!

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