I met Kate of Agnes & Bee at The Indie Wedding Fair in Manchester and was blown away by her incredible display there, so I was over the moon when she asked to borrow a gown for a shoot she was planning.
Living in Sheffield means we have plenty of access to urban backdrops and green spaces, plus the beauty of the Peak District on our doorstep, but for this shoot hair and make-up extraordinaire Jenn Edwards fancied something completely different, and headed to the coast.
Photographer Karina Lax of Richmond Pictures and Make-Up Artist Laura Gingell of Craft Sheffield collaborated to style several different bridal looks for this shoot at the stunning Pumping House venue in Ollerton.
This dreamy beach shoot by photographer Meg Gisborne captures the movement in my dresses and veils so beautifully. Featuring my Amaryllis bias cut silk gown, Wild Lupin tiered lace dress, and Dahlia paneled lace gown.
This beauty of a shoot is the third one of Nicola Dixon’s that I’ve been involved with. Nicola puts on inspiration shoots for photographers to attend; curating all the details with a group of fantastic wedding industry creative and sourcing a couple to model on the day.
This gorgeously styled boho shoot was dreamed up and put together by Anna Straw of Anna’s Attic Event Styling. Irnham Hall near Grantham made the most beautiful location – how amazing is that glasshouse?
For the second ever Rock Your Shot workshop – as organised by S6 Photography and featuring some of the best wedding photographers – I asked some of my brides to bring along their husbands and play at being models for the afternoon.
Hannah from All Things Borrowed – a brand new furniture hire and styling company in Yorkshire – got in touch to tell me about a shoot she was planning to showcase thir wares, and asked me to loan a couple of dresses for her gorgeous model Nina to wear.
Lucy and Rich were the perfect models for S6 Photography’s latest workshop. Lucy wears my Peony lace top and Larkspur silk skirt beautifully. As usual, Jon has created some fabulous portraits out in the wilds of our wonderful city.
My final seasonal collaboration with Shelley Richmond turned out just beautifully. The sun shone on a clear Autumn afternoon - the first time on these four shoots that we haven’t had to dodge the rain!
Summer Haze is the third of four seasonal collaborations between Shelley Richmond and I. So far it has rained on our shoot days for our winter, spring and summer shoots – I can only hope we’ll be having an Indian summer by the time we get around to our Autumn shoot (but I doubt it).
My exceptionally talented friend Jon of S6 Photography asked me to dress some ladies for a photography workshop he was running. Rock Your Shot took place at The Chimney House in October, and speaking alongside Jon were some of the wedding industry’s top photographers.
I was delighted to have some of my designs included in this edgy bridal editorial at the gorgeously delapidated Abbeydale Picture House. Organised by stylist Natasha Lyons and photographer Georigina Martin, this shoot combines bridal separates of mine and London-based designer Velvet Johnstone, plus lots of delicious Victoria’s Secret underwear.
Abbeydale Picture House is an amazing place – an old cinema in the most beautifully dilapidated listed building. The building has had many uses over the years, and the current owners are embracing its part bohemian / part derelict vibes and holding a range of events there.
Here are some of my favourite images from my second collection shoot with the wonderful India Hobson. There are so many beautiful shots to choose from its taken me an age to put this selection together – and its still pretty enormous!