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.
It was such a pleasure to be a part of this dreamy, light-drenched editorial on a glorious Formby beach. The shoot and location were suggested by photographer Emma Pilkington.
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.
A little while ago I had the opportunity to collaborate with some incredibly talented women in putting this editorial photoshoot together.
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!
So…after 5 months of extremely hard work I’m incredibly happy and proud to present my brand new collection of wedding dresses!
Then came the Spring
with all it's splendor
All its birds and all its blossoms
On the 13th of this month James and I will have been married for 3 years, and on the 13th of next month we'll have been together for 10.
Last month I loaned photographer Shelley Richmond a few wedding dresses for a commercial photoshoot she was working on.
‘We are nearer to Spring
Than we were in September,’
I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December.
After she photographed the wedding of one of my brides – Rebecca – in Leeds earlier this year, photographer Rebecca Tovey got in touch about an autumnal styled shoot she was planning, along with a group of twenty or so young photographers. When I saw the moodboards they had produced to plan out the look of the day, I was very keen indeed to be involved!
Super wedding snapper Jon Dennis of S6 Photography ran a photography workshop a couple of weeks ago, and borrowed one of my wedding dresses for the gorgeous Grace to model for his students.
I've been lucky enough to meet some incredible local wedding suppliers over the last year. So when I wanted to create some beautiful images to showcase my dresses for my website, I managed to secure some rather fabulous help.
So this is my first ever blog post – scary! I thought I'd start with a little bit of background on why I started making wedding dresses.