Lip Tattoos, Graffiti & Ice Cream: An Anti-Wedding Bridal Shoot

“The inspiration for this shoot really came from a morning cuppa with me and Hayley from Vintage Scoops, who owns a vintage ice cream van,” photographer Shaneen Rosewarne Cox writes. “We became friends via Twitter and discovered that we live very close by. I couldn’t resist a look at her fab ice cream van ‘Betty’ so we met up a few times. One morning over tea and lemon drizzle cake we decided to put together a shoot. ‘Betty’ is such a soft, pretty and summery ice cream van so we wanted to create a shoot that contradicted everything wedding-y.”

“Hayley is friends with Greg and Suzie from Lifestyle Salons and they very kindly let us use their gorgeous salon in Newport Pagnall to get the models ready. They’re very creative and lovely stylist Hayley did such an amazing job on the model’s hair. They both looked incredible!”

“When Hayley and I started to put the shoot together we put a call out for make up artists on Twitter. I can’t believe how lucky we were that Ana Ospina Ruiz (Milena) jumped at the chance. I gave her a very vague spec to just make the girls look colourful. She did such a great job, the lip ‘tattoos’ looked great.”

“Hayley also came across Mr Christian (dresses) at a previous wedding she had worked out and we were thrilled that he was happy to lend us a couple of dresses for the shoots.”

“The shoot took place at Milton Keynes Bus station. They have a legal graffiti wall that is changed every so often and it made for the perfect backdrop.”

Thank you to Shaneen, Hayley and the whole team for sharing this shoot with us today.

Photography Credit: Shaneen Rosewarne Cox
Ice Cream Van: Vintage Scoops
Hair: Lifestyle Salons
Make Up: Ana Ospina Ruiz (Milena)
Dresses: Mr Christian
Models: Kimmi Demure and Sarah Mackey

8 comments

  1. Laura C

    Ah my home stomping ground. MKC bus station used to have an INCREDIBLE Rock club above it too, but sadly no longer 🙁

  2. in response to the first comment: ah laura c – sabotage on a monday night!! 🙂 good times!

    and i get my hair done at lifestyle, so its nice to see them featured on my favourite blog 🙂

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