January 2013

Origami Inspired Wedding Dress Photoshoot with Hattie Ellis

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November was a very busy month for photoshoots. I was very lucky to work with the uber-talented photographer Hattie Ellis who has been passionate about photography from a very young age. She is also super creative and made these amazing paper headresses for the shoot which accessorised my kimono inspired wedding dresses perfectly. Our model Sophie Choy looked stunning and was a joy to work with. Her impeccable make-up was done by the brilliant Katy Pheiffer a fashion shoot and wedding make-up specialist. The stylishly neglected Orangery at Blaise Castle, a wedding venue near Bristol provided the perfect setting for an unseasonally exotic photoshoot!

To learn more about Hattie Ellis have a look at her Facebook page here.

Autumn Photoshoot with Rhondda Scott

GenevieveIMG_0468Genevieve Here’s a taster of our photoshoot back in November with fabulous Australian photographer Rhondda Scott. Rhondda loves taking photographs outside. I loved her vision for this photoshoot, an ethereal outdoor setting for a bride who was so in love with her dress she’d run away with it. Perfect for my latest collection of wedding dresses, ‘les fleurs sauvages’. The weather did it’s best to set a magical scene for us but unfortunately the ┬ámoist mist wasn’t so wonderful for our model or the fine silk fabrics. We persevered and got some stunning shots in a sea of burnished leaves. As the day darkened we withdrew to the incredibly atmospheric Rocks estate near Bath, where the shoot took rather a Downton Abbey turn. left, is a picture of Sadie wearing the Genevieve silver lace and silk dress in front of the fire at the heart of house. It was a long day but everyone involved worked really hard and we all enjoyed ourselves. Huge thanks to everyone involved. I can’t wait to share more photos with you all.

Images & Styling by Rhondda Scott Photography. Jessica Charleston Couture dresses modelled by Sadie Edwards. Make-up by Amy Westlake from A Brush with Beauty www.abrushwithbeauty.co.uk Hair by Jess Singer from No.3 Hairdressing www.no3hairdressing.co.uk Flowers by Xanthe Ivory of Ivory Flowers www.ivoryflowers.co.uk On location at The Rocks Estate in Ashwicke thanks to the Smith Family.