Bridal Photoshoot in the Cotswolds
It's been a very busy few weeks and I really need to catch up with my blog to update everyone on my exploits during April and May! There is so much to share, but I think the highlight of the last few weeks had to be a fabulous photoshoot in the Cotswolds...
I was delighted to be invited to take part in a photoshoot being photographed by brilliant fine art photographers Bowtie & Belle Photography based in Gloucestershire. Samantha and her husband Thomas make up the photography duo and Samantha is also a very talented makeup artist.
I was so looking forward to this shoot as after looking at their website I just knew that the images would be fantastic and it really gave me the opportunity to get creative and showcase the style of work I love to do. Samantha and Thomas arranged all of the styling, a model and hairdresser all I needed to do was take a lovely scenic drive through the Cotswolds and turn up with a couple of gorgeous bouquets!
Our model Sophie Organ was stunning, I was so surprised to learn she was just 17, she really impressed me with her professionalism and maturity, I can see her being very much in demand in future and from the bottom of my heart wish her every success.
I also had the pleasure of meeting lovely Sandie who specializes in Bridal hair styling, Marie who baked the gorgeous little cakes and Lizzie who provided the fabulous stationary.
It's such fun taking part in photoshoots, I love to meet other wedding professionals and collaborate to create something beautiful, its great to learn about what they do. I also think it enriches the service I can give to my clients as I have a pool of people who's work I have seen first hand that I can then recommend if they are looking for something in particular, hopefully helping to make their wedding planning as stress free as possible.
For this shoot I used flowers sourced from my local wholesaler in Bristol and from New Covent Garden Flower Market in London. The stunning sweet peas on the vine were without doubt the stars of the large wild bouquet, they were from Dennis Edwards at NCGM and added lovely movement to the design, I used them trailing out of the bouquet along with some asparagus fern, I believe it's important to work with the natural forms of flowers and foliage as this is what gives that really beautiful, effortless feel to arrangements. It's always such a delight to work with such special and delicate flowers...
So here are links to the team all of whom I would have no hesitation in recommending click on the link above for Bowtie & Belle...
Hair and second make up look by Bella Bridal Hair by SandieCakes by Marie GreenMake up by Samantha DavisStationary by Lizzie MayVenue The Rectory And here are the results of our gorgeous shoot... enjoy!