Woo! I have been dying to share the results from my photo shoot with Chanelle & Craig Segerius-Bruce so much so that I don’t even have the full set yet so I’m going to do it in two parts.
I met Chanelle for Sushi a while ago and we got a-chatting about doing a shoot together. We knew we wanted to come up with an idea that wasn’t ‘overdone’ (even non brides-to-be worry about doing the same as everybody else…maybe I should read this article I wrote!?)
Anyway, we came up with an idea revolving around an old castle and black…lots of black. This little inkling of an idea then evolved into the shoot you see below.
Despite buying a black dress from Ebay for the shoot, when it came to the crunch it just didn’t look right so we went back to old faithful, my Maggie Sottero wedding dress. The necklace and bracelet I’m wearing were custom made for me by Jo of Your Something Borrowed. I made the black veil myself out of some black tulle, a hair slide and lots of glue(!) and also brought along some various other colours of tulle which ended up coming in very handy (yes that is me splayed across a big rock and no it wasn’t comfortable..or glamorous!)
We trekked our arses all the way down to the Abbey Ruins in Reading town centre but when we got there it was all gated off with warning signs for potential falling rocks. Oh noooo! So what’s a Rock n Roll Bride and photographer(s) to do? Hell break in and do the shoot anyway of course!
Chanelle & Craig were fantaaaastic and played around with a new technique called ‘painting with light’. I had to stand very still in one position for a number of shots while one of them moved around me flashing a flash in different areas to highlight various spots. I think you can see the results are pretty darn spectacular and give the images a real high fashion, edgy look. Chanelle is also an amazing re-toucher and has worked for Mario Testino (oh yes!) so I knew me and my far from perfect skin were in good hands.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy looking at these as much as we did shooting them - stand by for part two!
(For the full part one set, head over to my flickr)
Credit: Chanelle & Craig Segerius-Bruce
These may be random, and definitely not bridal, but I just love this this photo shoot and this Betsy Johnson dress too much not to share…oh and the pink hair and tats but I think that goes without saying…
Tara you rocked it!
Credit: Trigger Happy
Hurray the time has finally arrived. I am SO over-excited to share these with you as they are fan-bloody-tastic. Marianne has pretty much captured my ridiculous nature with these gorgeous images…I like to think of myself as a pinky, punky princess and that’s exactly what she delivered!
The balloons look fabulous but omg where they terrible models?! They did not do as they were told. It was also an absolutely scorching day but Marianne managed to remain cool and capture me at my most colourful…and she didn’t even flinch when I told her I wanted to wear a Hello Kitty tiara!
Thank you *so* much Marianne – you seriously have rocked my world!
Credit: Marianne Taylor
As soon as I clapped eyes on this wedding I knew I wanted to share it, so straight away I emailed the photographer who promptly got back to me saying as soon as she arrived to shoot this wedding she knew she’d want me to feature it! How great it that? This post is clearly meant to be!
Jessi & Sean were married in at a park in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
They wanted a different, unique, fun and green wedding and they certainly achieved that. Pretty much the whole wedding party drove down to the wedding in their vintage vespa scooters and instead of rings, the couple exchanged stamps in the place for their matching tattoos to go.
I am totally crazy about the portraits of the Bride - so sexy, almost 50′s peep show gorgeous!
Thanks for sending these my way Solaria – I’m so glad we thought of each other!
Credit: Photography by Solaria
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
This week’s Savvy Scoop guest post may possibly be my favouritist ever (yes, I am aware that’s not a real word) Pink hair plus a reconstructed vintage wedding dress, once worn by the Bride’s mother…Ammmmaaazing!
So, your tasks..head over to Savvy Scoop and check it out then come right back here and enter my new contest, OK?
Credit: Jenny Jimenez