Category Archives: My Shoots

Come As You Are: An Editorial with Iz&Co. for Rock n Roll Bride Magazine

Happy New Year’s Eve! As the January/February issue of Rock n Roll Bride magazine is now available for pre-order (grab yours here! It goes on general sale on January 4th) I thought today would be the perfect time to share some of my favourite (unpublished) shots from the Come As You Are editorial in our November/ December issue.

This shoot was put together by me and my fashion team in collaboration with the incredible New York based jewellery company, Iz&Co. It’s always such an amazing opportunity for us when a brand puts their trust in us to create something for them. Iz not only gave us 100% creative freedom on this shoot but being able to play with her amazing skull and diamond pieces was a dream come true. I was very sad we had to send it all back believe me!

Jewellery is a very personal yet powerful adornment, an outward expression of who we are. Iz & Co’s mission is to create pieces that are edgy, bad ass and make the wearer feel sexy and confident. Each piece is designed and crafted with high attention to detail, quality and craftsmanship made to last for generations.

With over 19 years of experience and an obsession with skulls, Iz & Co. are the perfect choice for a Rock n Roll bride or groom who wants something different, and a piece of jewellery that truly feels like them.

We decided, in order to really make a statement on this editorial and to showcase the alternative jewels to their full potential, that we needed a really edgy, heavily tattooed model. Turns out finding babes like this who are represented by model agencies is a hard task so I took to Instagram instead. After stalking Martha‘s profile for just a few minutes I knew she was the only babe I wanted to ask. She’s not a professional model but did the most amazing job and didn’t bat an eyelid when I told her the concept was underwear and nakedness, what a trooper!

All the jewellery featured in this shoot is by Iz&Co.

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Paint it Black: A Gothic Bridal Shoot for Rock n Roll Bride Magazine

As the brand new issue is now available for pre-order, I thought today would be the perfect time to share this photo shoot, which was originally featured in the September/October edition the magazine. Creating the fashion editorials for the magazine is one of my favourite parts of my job. I have a fantastic team of incredible talented babes behind me and we have SO MUCH FUN doing them.

I’ve wanted to do an all-black, gothic bridal shoot for a while, but one that avoided cliches and anything airing on the side of tackiness. I wanted it to feel high end yet achievable, glamorous and gorgeous yet featuring clothing that a real Rock n Roll bride might want to wear. I love how it turned out so I really hope you love it too!

With print of course we can’t always share as many images as I might like (damn not having unlimited pages to play with!) so I’m really happy to be able to share some shots that I really loved, but didn’t quite make the cut.

If you love lace, skulls and black nail polish… If you have a penchant for the dramatic… If you would rather wear a studded choker than pearls and diamonds… If you’d never be seen dead in a white wedding dress…. Then it’s time for you to embrace your inner goth and paint it black!

Just because you’re walking down the aisle, doesn’t mean you have to abandon your gothic heart. A dark, dramatic colour palette can be just as romantic and stunning as a pretty, pale one.

Dress: Lesley de Freitas

Dress: Sophia Kah

Dress: Sophia Kah

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Art Bride: A Doodle Bomb Bridal Shoot for Rock n Roll Bride Magazine

Dress: Jesus Peiro via Morgan Davies Bridal
Headband: Rene Walrus

If you picked up a copy of issue 14, you will have already seen our “Art Bride” editorial shoot that my fashion team and I put together. Doing the editorial shoots for the magazine is one of the the highlights my job. I feel very much like a character in a rom com from 2005, where the heroine works at a fancy magazine in New York when I do this kind of stuff (ha!)

Dress: Whistles Wedding

The concept of this shoot was dreamt up by our stylists Erica and Alex. I immediately loved the idea! We decided to shoot in black and white to really make the illustrations, done by our FABULOUS design team, We Are Branch, pop. Its super handy when two of your designers used to be fine artists!

Dress: Ted Baker Bridal

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Over The Rainbow: Editorial for Rock n Roll Bride Magazine

As issue 14 is now on sale, I thought today I would share some of the bonus photos from our issue 13 rainbow bride fashion editorial. I love putting these shoots together with my amazing photo shoot team (do go and check their websites out in the credits at the bottom of this post, they really are the BEST at what they do!) and although I’ll always prefer to share real wedding inspo on the blog over styled shoots, when you create something you’re proud of its fun to share that too!

The inspiration for this shoot was simple: RAINBOWS! However, as ever, we wanted to put a twist on the trend and do something unexpected. So, rather than throwing all the colours in every shot, we decided to create a colour blocked effect with each outfit.

Below is each outfit we put together. Obviously we didn’t stick to the exact colours of the rainbow, instead going for softer tones such as mint, peach and nude to add a yet another twist to the tale. For the most part we also tried to match each contrasting coloured wig from Annabelle’s Wigs with something else in the shot as well (the nails, the colours in the background) for some added colourful contrast.

Grey

A simple dress and pink bob – who knew it could look so incredible?

Dress: ASOS Shoes: ASOS Bag: Poppy Lissiman Wig: Annabelle’s Wigs

I’m obsessed with this Katya Katya Shehurina dress. Again, the pink bob and matching fabric in the background really sets it off.

Dress: Katya Katya Shehurina Shoes: ASOS Bracelet: Stylist’s Own Wig: Annabelle’s Wigs

Mint

I would have literally never thought to put a neon pink wig with a soft mint outfit, but it totally works! Our model definitely has some Milla Jovovich/ Fifth Element vibes going on in these shots don’t you think?

Top & Trousers: Sharon Bowen-Dryden Shoes: ASOS Wig: Annabelle’s Wigs

Peach

This peach Belle and Bunty dress is a dream. Lisa, our photographer, wanted to channel some soft focus 80s glamour with the close up photos of this look. It’s definitely not going to be for everyone but I kinda love it!

Dress: Belle and Bunty Jacket: Missguided Wig: Annabelle’s Wigs Balloons: Bubblegum Balloons

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Flower Bomb: Chotronette Editorial for Rock n Roll Bride Magazine

Chotronette Rock n Roll Bride Magazine

With issue 13 now available for pre-order I thought it was high time to share some of the extra shots from our issue 12 editorial shoot with the incredible Chotronette.

If you haven’t seen their amazing wedding dresses before you have been missing out! They’re like nothing else you’ve ever seen AND they’re so affordable it’s almost unbelievable. They range from just £100 to £850! Based in Romania, designers Silvia and Laura make each of their beautiful creations in their studio and ship them worldwide.

We shot at the super rad Clapton Tram Studio in East London.

Chotronette Rock n Roll Bride Magazine

The hair of our usually blonde model, Pip, was made peachy pink by hairstylist extraordinaire Jo of Love Hair & Co.

Erica and Alex, who make up the magazine fashion team, styled each look by taking each dress and adding some extra Rock n Roll flair!

Chotronette Rock n Roll Bride Magazine

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Heartbreak Hotel: An Elvis & Priscilla Editorial for Rock n Roll Bride Magazine

Elvis & Priscilla Wedding Shoot

Jacket: Next Shoes: Faith Bodysuit: ASOS Rings: House of Bourgeois from Folly Boutique

One of the most fun and creative parts of my job is the editorial fashion shoots that I create with my INCREDIBLY TALENTED photo shoot team. For issue 10 (Sept/Oct 2016) we wanted to channel one of the original Rock n Roll couple: Elvis and Priscilla Presley. We used just one model, Tarla, who was actually the perfect Elvis and Priscilla, and we shot at Hotel Pelirocco in Brighton.

Elvis & Priscilla Wedding Shoot

Dress & Top: Poppy Dover Shoes: Charlotte Mills

This editorial was created to pay homage to their 1967 wedding at the Aladdin Hotel, Las Vegas. Their iconic wedding images refuse to date, and to this day are still used as inspiration by so many Rock n Roll brides.

Elvis & Priscilla Wedding Shoot

Top: Poppy Dover Trousers: Otaduy

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