Posts Tagged ‘Bridal’

Enchanting bridal headwear from Ellsewhere Bride

May 15, 2013

Natalie (the immensely talented designer and creator of Ellsewhere) needed some photos to showcase her new bridal headpieces, and when I saw her fantastic collection I was more than happy to oblige! Have a look at her website: she not only makes beautiful headwear, but also the coolest animal masks I’ve ever seen, eerily real prosthetics, and adorable little steampunkish monsters. Love it all!

The dresses we used are by the lovely Charlotte of Wilden Bride, and Natalie and Mel (our gorgeous model) did Mel’s hair and make-up themselves. Oh, multi-talented people; I love them.

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Alice in Wonderland {Wedding inspiration}

March 14, 2013

Alice in wonderland wedding inspiration

 

Long ago, before the Tim Burton Alice in Wonderland movie came out, I had a vague idea of doing an Alice-themed shoot; but as with all vague ideas that never get anywhere beyond that stage, I just didn’t get around to it. Then suddenly Alice was everywhere: there were real weddings, inspiration shoots, Wonderland-themed DIY projects, and doing one of my own just seemed like overkill. But along the way I’d been picking up bits and pieces that I thought would work in the shoot if it ever happened.

Then we made the decision to move to England, and I realised that I’d better do the shoot before I had to decide what to do with the props when I packed up my home! I also had the perfect “Alice” in mind: Sara, with whom I’d worked at a bookshop a few years before. My landlady and friend, Mel, who owns a wardrobing/costume business, and does make-up as well (she even did my own make-up for my wedding in 2008), had the perfect little white dress, which I supplemented with a blue bow I’d found in a box at my community theatre group! Mel did Sara’s make-up as well. The flowers, vases and belljars were provided by my friend Eve of Splendid Affairs – I had a definite vision of moss, mushrooms and belljars – and I bought some mixed mushrooms at the supermarket, which I added in myself. Everything else – the keys, clock, pocketwatch, necklace, etc -belonged to me, and we found a way to use them to add to the theme!

In the snow {A Bridal shoot}

February 13, 2013

Snow feather bridal headdress

It snowed. And, well, because I’m from Africa, I was more than super excited. I pretty much thought it was the best thing I’d ever seen on the ground. Which meant that I had to do a shoot in it, of course!

Charlotte (lovely designer of lovely dresses) and I had been talking for a while about doing a trash the dress in one of her wedding dresses, so when snow was forecast I figured we should combine the two! Charlotte brought two gorgeous dresses and her brave face along with her, and we hit up a cemetery in south-west London and frolicked a bit in the unexpected sun. And then shivered in a cold and muddy park. Charlotte even lay down in the snow for me! Oh, the power I have… :-)

Here are a few pics of our adventures.

The Photography Farm: Hippy Luxe Wedding shoot

July 23, 2012

I’m finding it hard to put the experience that was The Photography Farm into words. It’s an amazing three-day workshop that’s so much more than a workshop; rather it’s like a group of friends getting together and discussing their businesses, getting advice from everyone else (but especially from the talented Lead Farmer Lisa Devlin and Kat Williams of Rock ‘n Roll Bride fame!). And while we weren’t friends when we arrived, because we had never met before, I think it’s safe to say we were friends by the time we left. And that, actually, is part of Lisa’s mission statement. :-)

The second and third days of the farm are devoted to talks and discussions on everything from post-production to blogging to running your business efficiently. But the first day…ah, the first day is devoted to some amazing styled shoots, which are set up just for us, and which basically blew me away. We started with an engagement session for one of Lisa’s real-life couples, but I’m going to share that at a later date, since this post is already getting slightly photo-heavy. So the following photos are part of the “Hippy Luxe” wedding shoot, complete with a real-life couple with dreadlocks, a Moroccan-feel tent, and the most phenomenal twig headdress I’ve ever seen in my life.

 

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Photography Farm http://devlinphotospsactions.blogspot.co.uk/p/photography-farm.html

Set Styling & Flowers ~ Hannah Best http://www.the-tea-set.co.uk assisted by Sara Reeve http://www.sarareeve.com/

Fashion Styling ~ Kat Williams http://www.rocknrollbride.com/ and Laura Kate O’Rourke http://noirmusic.tumblr.com/

Hair & Make Up ~ Elbie Van Eeden http://www.elbievaneeden.com

Dress ~ Charlotte Casadejus http://charlottecasadejus.com/ via Luella’s Boudoir http://luellasboudoir.co.uk/

Jewellery ~ Union http://www.unionjewellery.com/

Menswear ~ Gresham Blake http://www.greshamblake.com/

Stationery ~ House of Sugalily http://www.sugalily.com

Props ~ Boho Garden http://www.boho-garden.com/

Tablewear ~ Mateus http://mateus.se/

Shepstone Gardens: The Adventure Continues

April 28, 2010

Here are some more photos taken at Shepstone Gardens, this time featuring the beautiful Zinre!

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Editorial Bridal Shoot at Shepstone Gardens

April 20, 2010

 

I see a lot of people finding my blog by searching for Shepstone Gardens, so I thought I’d share a few more pics I’ve taken at this gorgeous venue on the edge of Houghton and Orange Grove. A few years ago it was quite an unknown venue, but even now that it’s becoming more popular it still has that secret garden, fairytale feeling that makes it so magical. Not to mention one of the most beautiful wedding chapels in the world!

First up, the beautiful Cat (and no, she’s not a professional model!)

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More to come! It’s been crazy over here at chez Kat, and I have tons of sessions to edit, but these were already done so I figured I’d throw them at the blog quickly! :-)