Starting with rich in shades of plum alongside black and gold, The Photography Smiths and stylist Anthomanic, created some regal wedding inspiration with an edge of Tim Burton. The dramatic and quirky set design included odd shaped vintage furniture, lace wedding dresses with dramatic mermaid silhouettes, black & white stripes, mini top hats and milk & cookies as favours.
The milk bottles were sprayed gold and wrapped in pieces of lace and ribbon, and the bouquet was accented with plums.
Tim Burton is a popular starting point for Rock n Roll Brides but I love how this shoot shows the idea with a more regal and elegant look. What do we think? The perfect twist for a gothic wedding maybe?
Horses and weddings. Not an obvious combination of inspiration for a shoot (unless you’re thinking horse-drawn carriage) but needless to say it works really well. The Autumnal colours, the soft tones and the moody setting make this shoot beautiful and really different.
“Everything took place at the old Ippodrome of San Marone located in Civitanova Marche, Italy”, wrote wedding photographer Paolo Manzi. “It’s an amazing racecourse in the middle of the countryside. There are only a few race every year, but it’s still a lovely place and was perfect for what we had in mind for the shoot.”
I am a nail art FIEND so I was thrilled when this gorgeous autumnal styled shoot was sent over to me by photographer Becky Mitchell. Alongside nail artist Nancy loves Nails, who wanted to showcase some newest Autumn/winter inspired nail designs, the idea was to share some unique Fall wedding styling ideas. The shoot was set up in an abandoned building which really helped to set the tone of the vignette as a whole.
“When an abandoned building, in this case a late Victorian school in the north-east town of Saltburn-by-the-Sea, is brought back to life and loved by the surrounding community, all sorts of new uses can be found for the warren of rooms that have laid dormant,” wrote Becky. “Along with a lot of other local photographers and artists, I have taken up residence in one of the studio spaces and wanted to do a shoot sympathetic to the space.”
“This project, the visual telling of love and passion, was inspired by late nights, acoustic guitars, and solo vocalists”, writes wedding photographer Kelsea of Simplee Photography. “It is a collection inspired by all the things that I love, things that are beautifully interesting… details stripped down into elements.”
On the banks of a river, where twisty tree roots meets an Autumnal glow, Kelsea found her perfect location. Wanting to shoot something simple, natural and organic, she selected a vintage dress, feather earrings, masks from Russia and bits and pieces from here, there and everywhere.
Happy Black Friday to my American readers! Well in lieu of actually having a shopping discount to share with you, I instead thought I’d share a bridal shoot with a slightly macabre edge (black - macabre .. see my tenuous link?) OK forget it… but either way, this shoot is friggin’ ace and I’m thrilled to have it on my blog today.
The shoot was set up for the filming of “the FILM SHOW” on the Framed network, by amazing photographer Tanja Lippert. “The shoot was inspired by the chilling true story of the black widow bride serial killer, Lydia Trueblood,” writes Tanja. “We chose to shoot in the same old penitentiary that she served some time in. She was from Pocatello, Idaho and earned her seat on the list of female serial killers for poisoning five of her husbands, her brother-in-law and her baby girl.”
I’ve held off blogging this gorgeous shoot from the last Photography Farm workshop for a while because we have a very special announcement to go alongside it. More about that at the bottom of this post!
At the last Photography Farm, which took place in September, Lisa & I decided that for our couple shoot we’d channel a bit of Americana, rockabilly and vintage Vegas inspiration! The first thing we did was decide on our models. The gorgeous flame haired Lisa Jane is a wedding photographer (and ex-Farmer) herself so when we asked if she and husband Alex would like to be our models, she didn’t hesitate. We sat down and discussed the theme with her and she loved it (these guys were actually married in Vegas). However the added genius came from Alex, who asked if he could wear his dinosaur onesie. Needless to say our answer was a resounding “Hell. Yes!”
Our next port of call was the amazing Jo from The Couture Company who said she had a dress that was perfect for our theme. ‘Steph’ is a grey, 3/4 length sleeved and 1950s inspired number made of stunning silk dupion. It worked perfectly with our kitsch theme! Lisa also wore Irregular Choice shoes (from my personal collection) a giant red bow from Crown and Glory, jewellery by Junk Jewels and EPIC bedazzled sunglasses by Rene Walrus! Believe me, it took all my strength to not run off with those babies!
Finally, and by a massive stroke of luck, the guys at The Photo Emporium just happened to get in touch with me just as we were pulling this all together to tell me about their latest and greatest photo booth idea – a photo booth in an actual vintage airstream! I die.
So we set the airstream up as the centrepiece to the shoot (and of course we had much fun playing around with it once we wrapped). Clearly it was meant to be.