Those of you that follow me on Twitter will know this already, but on Monday I fainted, fell down the stairs, knocked myself out and chipped a back tooth (note to self: don’t try and climb stairs when feeling faint.) I’m ok now, the doctor said it was just ‘one of those things’ and that I’m fine. However I have been feeling a little sorry for myself this week so I cancelled all my appointments and spent most of this week in my PJ’s writing and chilling out at home.
I am so excited about today’s Photography Friday post because I am revealing some behind the scenes shots from what I got up to this week. As always, I was a mean old tease on Twitter & Facebook and I was pretty coy about what I was doing, but I think most of you probably twigged that it was another photo shoot.
However, what was kept top top secret was that the shoot was for a brand new super sleek tattoo magazine! The article on me, Rock n Roll Bride and tattooed weddings (hello, how awesome?!) but it isn’t out until November, so unfortunately I can’t share the favourite/final shots that are going to be used in the mag until then. However photographer Al Overdrive was kind enough to take and edit some especially for the blog so I hope they and these sneaky sneak peeks will keep you entertained until then.
My dress (oh that dress!) was from vintage wedding dress shop Fur Coat No Knickers. Laura & Emma customised the dress just how I wanted it (it was originally long) and added the graduated petticoat to match the ‘slanty’ hem I liked, as well as the gorgeous peach bow!
(At the time of writing this, the dress is actually still available to buy. Boohooo I so wanted to keep it. It was utterly stunning so I am sure it will get snapped up fast!)
I had the mad idea of actually shooting in their shop too (it’s so gorgeous and I just love hanging out there!) and I had my favourite hair & make up gal Elbie Van Eeden on hand to primp and preen me, and to make my hair look like a c-c-c-razy possessed Barbie doll (by the way, I’ve had loads of people ask me recently what hair dye I use – it’s “Pinkissimo” by Crazy Colour.)
Finally, I have to give a huge and extra special shout out to my new intern (/assistant/slave/diet coke getter…) Alice. She is adorable and awesome and so damn Rock n Roll. I loved hanging out with her all day and I hope I can find her lots more jobs around the place to busy herself with (she’s also getting married next year so I’m already totally excited about seeing her photos!)
And just because Al is super nice (or just as much of a tease as me more likely!) here’s a couple of his images that he’s edited especially for the blog. How excited am I to see what’s in store when the magazine hits the shops in November?! VERY! Can I get a collective “EEEEEEEEK” !?!? Seriously, how bad ass are these?
For more behind the scenes goodness, be sure to check out what’s going on after the ‘jump’…
This week I bought myself a new lens. I’m not going to bore you non-photographers with camera geekery but it’s very lovely (I’ve been swooning over it on Twitter, so if you are interested be sure to follow me.) It only arrived yesterday so only the kitten photos are taken with it (lucky me for having such beautiful models lounging around my house all day.)
This week I visited my scrumptious friend, photographer Emma Case in Birmingham who gave me some pointers to using my camera. I’m now so excited to do a photo shoot with some willing victims soon (oh yes! watch this space)
This week I bought a beautiful Evans Lichfield Union Jack Pink Crown Tapestry Cushion on a whim. I loved it so much that we ordered 2 more off Amazon. They are perfect!
I also treated myself to a little reminder of what to do when I get blog-stressed. I found this little beaut by Etsy seller 3LambsGraphics. I love.
I went to my new favourite cafe, Bill’s Produce Store. It’s all organic, the food is yummy, the shop is beautiful and I love.
I’m actually super excited about posting these – my first actual ‘set’ of photos that weren’t just of me messing about at home on my own. Today I went into town with my sister Rachel (and yes I did name my cat after her!) It just so happens to be totally gorgeous so I forced her to play model all day. I think she gave me a run for my money actually!
We had lunch at a new organic cafe in Reading (yum), bought flowers for 30p from the sweetest little old ladies ever and drank coffee by the river. What a fab day.
Remember the beautiful pink roses Gareth bought me last week?
Well they died.
They still look beautiful in a warped kind of way so still have them sitting on my desk. Is that weird?
Thanks for all your photography and photoshop tips last week. I’ve been playing with curves today. I like. Keep those photography hints coming please!