Photographer Lisa Jane shot the photo booth at the Rock n Roll Bride party so I’ve been chatting to he online for quite a while ago. Lisa married Alex in Vegas in March (and yes I will be blogging their wedding report and photographs by the fabulous Steep Street Photography soon I promise!) and they went to San Francisco for their Honeymoon.
“Alex and I have been together nearly 14 years and when we decided to have our honeymoon in San Francisco, it was like a dream come true,” Lisa told me. “We have talked about San Francisco for years and we where both so excited to explore the city. When I started to think about our holiday, I realised we would come away with a million photographs of San Francisco and Alex but none of the two of us together and I started to get upset. It was to be our wedding and honeymoon of our dreams but there would be no photos of us to show how much fun we had together…so the search began to find a photographer who could capture us on our honeymoon. Thanks to a recommendation from another photographer, we stumbled across Nirav and when we looked at his work together, Alex and I where smitten (the only other time this has happened with a photographer was with our wedding photographer.) What also sweetened the deal, was then when we started emailing Nirav, we discovered we all loved the same music and it felt like we where old friends when we finally met.”
“The day itself was so much fun. We had lunch chatting about music and photography then the shooting began. Nirav made us feel so comfortable and we where so wrapped up in each other and enjoying the ‘we just got married feeling’ the shoot itself just flew by. We nick named Nirav ‘the ninja’ as one moment he would be right in front of us and the next minute he had vanished and was taking photos from a completely different angle. We lost site of him a few times and suddenly he would be right behind us, snapping away. When we got the photos through, I cried. It brought back all the memories from out honeymoon and he captured us perfectly. These photos are a true representation of us as a couple, silly, always making each other laugh, best friends and hopelessly in love. Also note, I am wearing my wedding and engagement ring on the wrong hand as we had both got tattooed a few days before and one of my tattoos was a heart on my ring finger! It was still swollen on the day so I couldn’t wear my rings on the correct hand.”
“I have two main inspirations,” began newlywed Sabrina. “The late, great Bettie Page for one. I am a huge fan and have always looked up to and admired her as a person as well as of course her work as a model. I love her adorable bangs and have been wearing the “Bettie” bangs ever since I discovered her. Also, Audrey Hepburn has been very influential. I was actually named after her character in “Sabrina” the movie. She is absolutely gorgeous and has a love for fashion not to mention an all around classy gal!”
I couldn’t help but ask photographer Jessica Vallecorsa if I could share Sabrina & Kenny’s wedding day shoot when I found it online. Cute, tattooed bride + fairground + awesome wall. Love!
“David, an Aussie living in London, met Norwegian Ingrid on a trip to Norway through friends” photographer Ed began. ”They hit it off straight away and had a long distance relationship for a while until Ingrid decided to move over to London. They both share a passion for music. Dave is a guitarist and music director and Ingrid is still studying, but sings. One thing led to another and they got married in July 2008 in Ingrid’s home town Stavanger, in Norway. It was a fantastic wedding with people from London, Norway and Australia. However, one thing went badly wrong… their photographer lost their entire set of photos (their photographer was not me by the way!) due to a hard disk issue. Ingrid was naturally devastated!”
“This summer Ingrid finally got round to bringing her dress over from Norway to London and asked me if I could redo some wedding photos for them… In Norway it is tradition to send guests a thank you card with a photo of the day – Ingrid has been waiting to get some photos done before she can do this!”
This beautiful vintage shoot should certainly send some always needed inspiration your way! Set up by new UK photographers Horse & Carriage, they explain:
“Our creative goal is to take ordinary couples and place them into fun, exciting, high-concept, themed shoots —as chosen by them, in consultation with us. If a bride has always wanted to look like Greta Garbo in 30′s Hollywood, then we will sit down and work out exactly how to make that a reality for her. If the couples’ vision is punk, vintage, or couture we will work with them to realise this on their wedding day. We’re not restricting ourselves to a single theme, although we do have one unmovable ethos: we want to create images that our couples will fall in love with”
Oh holy beautiful imagery! Kristen & Steven are flippin’ gorgeous and Kristen’s Mum made her dress! Can you believe that? I just totally love this location too. Is the grass actually greener in America? They really do look like their floating around this field.
David & Julie-Anne’s wedding shoot was a total reflection on who they are as a couple. Everything they chose to wear had special meaning to them and was sentimental and personal. “We didn’t want the usual stresses of a modern day wedding to take away from the love and happiness of our day, so we chose to keep it simple, fun and comfortable” they explained.
Julie-Anne wore an original German 1950′s ivory capture lace and satin dress which was the heirloom of a family friend. With this she wore a vintage burgundy & black English worsted & wool tapestry coat with fur collar, ‘Papucchi’ flats and a small burgundy hat with rose detail and black netting.
The full list of everything used and worn can be seen after the ‘jump’