A Sunday Kind of Love – Working Together, Rocking Out & Making Love Not War

October 24, 2010

When you run your own business it’s incredibly easy to become fiercely competitive and secular without even knowing it. I’ve found that especially in the wedding industry there are so many of us trying our hardest to be successful that a lot of the time, it can all get rather bit bitchy and competitive. That sucks.

I’m happy to say that although I’ve had my fair share of niggles with others in the same field as me in the past that I’ve come out the other side and brought a few of my favourite other bloggers (shock horror – shouldn’t they be my competitors!?) along for the Rock n Roll ride. I’m now happy and thrilled to call them my friends and colleagues.

The Photography Parlour does the same thing for photographers here in the UK. In a similar way to other sections of the industry, wedding photographers can often see each other (especially when they work in the same area) as competition. This is why I love The Photography Parlour, a site which brings all these photographers together so they can learn from each other and work together to make something really great.

This particular shoot was set up by some members of The Photography Parlour themselves for those exact reasons. Below is a list of everyone involved with the shoot and all the photographers that took part.

…Oh and quite apart from the reasoning behind this shoot and this post, how damn gorgeous are these images? I am totally swooning over the oh-so-very British setting and quirky and fabulous vintage styling. I approve muchly.

Thanks to Lisa for sharing her set of images from this shoot with us today

You can see the full set of everyone’s images on the shoot’s Flickr Group.

Make Love not War!

Photography Credit: Lisa Brown

Dresses, hats, acessories & shoes:
Yemi Osunkoya of Kosibah Creations
June Victor & David Wightman of Vintage Modes
Rachel Attwell of Luella’s Boudoir 
Umi & Co Vintage at the Beehive
Jemima Williams of Little Red Robin HoodEvent Stylists & Vintage Prop suppliers:
Katie Coakes & Rosie Watson of Roses All Over, Umi & Co Vintage at the Beehive

Umi & Co Vintage at the Beehive
Casbah Records at the Beehive
Meridian Adventure Play centre, Thames Street Greenwich
Old Royal Naval College

Make Up: Juliet Onyeka

Sophia Louise
Cherilyn Leeson
Jemima Williams
Lynsey Wheater

Other photographers involved in the shoot:
Waiman Yau
Marie Man
Claire Bilyard
Adam Hobden
Funmi & Adrian Omotade-Tan
Louisa Coulthurst
Kirsten Mavric
Annelie Eddy


  1. My favourite part is definitely those cupcakes, for sure. So cute! You look like you were holding up pretty well 🙂

  2. Wow, great photos. Great to see your expression changing over the course of the tattooing. Have often wondered what my expression was like when I got my tattoo done, but it’s significantly smaller so I doubt it would even compare! Love the look of the tattoo, just fantastic, and you look pretty hardcore for most of it!

  3. Your sleeve is looking fantastic! Loving the facial expressions! An old man sitting on the train next to me was staring intently at my sleeve today and so I started showing it to him and telling him how nowadays the majority of really kick-ass ink is all being done on beautiful young ladies like ourselves!

    Can’t wait to see the next update!

  4. It looks great so far, sorry to hear you are finding it so painful though, maybe I’m just weird/lucky but if anything i kinda liked the feeling when i was getting my tattoos :S

  5. nice tat. i just got my first one last nite when my husband and i went out on a date. they TOTALLY ripped me to shreds b/c all i got was a lil wee one. “matti” across my wrist. i was telling matt just last night i need to bring my cam next time he gets a tat.


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