At the very end of February this year, I organised my very first styled shoot. I’ve been wanting to have a try for a long time and, after being involved in lots of other people’s shoots, I thought I would have a go. Initially, I was just going to do a product shoot so I could have some gorgeous images for my website but after lots of (over)thinking and faffing, I thought I would ask a few other suppliers whose work I really love, if they would like to be part of the shoot too.
I had already asked Oxana Mazur from Oxi Photography if she could capture the images, I’ve done several shoots with Oxana and she has done a lot of the product images on my website and I’m totally in love with everything this woman does so I knew she would create the most perfect images.
The day itself was great and I couldn’t of asked for a lovelier group of women to be part of the shoot and, without their help and generosity, none of this would’ve happened. I had it in my head that I wanted to try two different looks – a contemporary take on a classic ballet look in the softest blush pinks and faded gold colours and a modern interpretation of old school Hollywood glamour with the addition of lots of greenery and foliage.
Using the Silk Mill Studios in Frome as our backdrop with it’s light open gallery space, Rosie from The Tiny Card Company brought with her the most delicate and beautiful stationery and Charlotte Tillyer worked wonders on hair and make up. Armed with a handmade antique lace dress by Sow’s Ear, an enormous pile of tulle skirts, vintage lace crop tops, flowers from Bramble and Wild, lots of tea, cake and coffee and a sizeable pile of foliage from my garden, we set to work. Our model Sian Hall was amazing and made all of my headpieces look incredible.
Last week, The English Wedding Blog featured the first part of the shoot on their website (you can see more of the images by visiting the website) and here is a selection of Oxana’s wonderful photos from the ballet shoot. More about the Old Hollywood look to follow.