Clockwork Heart & Eyelash Dream: A Victorian Steampunk Shoot

June 26, 2012

Time travel. Steampunk. Victoriana. Turn of the century industrialism. If you love any of these things then you’re going to die over this shoot, sent over from Ireland by the fabulous Chemistry Photography.

“We put together this shoot with an amazing crew of 20 creatives including designer Alice Halliday (she’s the glowing goddess who designed Florence Welch’s infamous cape) and rockstar make-up artist Kathryn O’Neill (she rocks the wedding world and all the Irish mags)”, photographer Kait told me.

“I had been OBSESSING about steampunking out my iMac, my iPhone, and just about every electronic device I own for a few months. So when Kathryn contacted me and said she was dying to do a creative shoot together… it was the first idea that popped into my head. I had been waiting for a good excuse to buy steampunk goggles and a discombulating ray gun. If I were to get married again, I would definitely have a Steampunk wedding. All the elegant goodness of a vintage, Victorian wedding without sacrificing sass and quirk.”

“So our fantasy was realized and our Steampunk bridal shoot became a beautiful, conceptual journey – and a VERY long day. I hope you find the photos a refreshing splash through parallel universes.”

I have! I love! I know you guys will too. Oooh and there’s even a video!

Thank you to the whole team behind this shoot (credited below) for sharing these with us today. AMAZING!

Supporting Cast:

Photography Credit: Chemistry Photography
Video Credit: Epic Films
Location: Bantry House, Ireland
Video Music: Sinead Desmond
Video Editing: Kait Husmann
Make Up: Kathryn O’Neill
Hair: Stephen Cronin
Women’s Clothing: Alice HallidayBonzie DesignsRetrograde Vintage Bridal
Men’s Clothing: The Harlequin, Dublin
Flowers & Props: Wild Floral Couture & Una Mullin
Stationery: Jill Blanc
Cakes and Confections: Cloudberry Bakery & Mark Lanigan
Cuffs: VSL
Models: Ellen O’Shea, Serena Lee, Mikie Galvin & Darren Kelleher
Lighting: SLR Broadcast Hire – Justin MacCarthy assisted by Chris Cullen & Mary Pappin
Fog Machine: All in Music Hire and Sales
Catering: Organico, Bantry