As Promised, after I posted the FILM set (its the post below this one!) of this shoot, I would put up the digital set here :)
Jonathan (from Vibrant Photography) and I had planned this shoot for a long time. Months! Since the last session we did together (post HERE), we had so much fun, we thought it would be fabulous to arrange another session and rock it out in a totally new way :) So when the time came around for this shoot, I was super excited because we were again working with a whole team of amazing and fabulous vendors who just made this shoot so incredibly perfect!! Thank you so much to Jon who arranged the hair/makeup and location! And to Naomi his lovely wife who made the yummiest lunch for all of us that day! :D
HUGE thanks must go to the team:
Models: Alexandra Pruze and Danielle Byrnes
Hair: Megan From Visionary Hair
Makeup: Yvette from Ethix Makeup
Flowers: Erica from Erica Jayne Floral Designs
Location: Red Cow Farm and Summerlee Cottages
Dresses: Pretty In White (Celestial Collection)
As always, I have to give a huge shoutout to my amazing gown partners here in KL, Malaysia - Pretty In White. This shoot just wouldn't have been possible without the 3 gorgeous pieces they let us use for this collaboration shoot. I just cannot say enough wonderful things about this team. They not only were cool enough to let me fly their gowns all the way here to my lovely home down under, but their gowns are just something else, really. They seriously know how to merge the classic, with modern touches, yet remain elegant all around - and believe me when I say this is NOT an easy end result to accomplish! I've seen so many dresses in my line of work, and I love how the cuts are still very classic, but use contemporary touches and embellishments that are just right - never too much, just right :) You'll see what I mean below in the photos. Brides looking for gowns! I highly recommend you visit Pretty In White! They have fabulous stuff, and great service, as well as an eye to recommend what is best for you and the shoot you are doing! :D
We used 3 pieces from their new Celestial Collection and I just adore this line for its romantic, soft, and incredibly feminine style. It completely matches my deep love to shoot sessions that portray a really romantic, vintage theme! :D The photography world is (from what I can see) delving into this fine art, dark moody trend, but I thought I'd dive in the complete other direction and do something completely bright, feminine, romantic, whimsical, and dreamy :)
And again, this is a continuation on my experiment with styling (explain in this POST), and to show brides how important your decisions are when you are picking and choosing your pieces for your shoot. From your dress, to the shoes, flowers, accessories, jewellery (or lack of! We decided to use minimal jewellery or very simple pieces in this shoot because of the grandeuer of the gowns), hair/makeup theme, and so on! Every styling decision was very deliberately thought out and chosen, and as a result, the end result was cohesive and visually strong. So people! Please speak to us (photographer and vendors!) when you are doing your shoot to get our opinion! Our aim is to give you the best images possible! :)
Anyhow, onto the photos!! :D Be sure to check out Jonathan's take on his blog! :D The location was HUGE, so Jon and I split up at various times during the course of the day, shooting each girl separately, and sometimes 'hijacking' (in his words!! hehe) each other's set ups - but it was super fun and I had a great time getting the following shots :D
Alex's dress below is a romantic mermaid cut dress with intricate lace and pressure fold pleating embellished with swarovski crystal and pearl details for train and sleeves.
Yay! That was so fun! So much so I'm starting to think brides should start having shoots just for themselves! Why not right?? :D Its a great excuse to get all dressed up and in your dress an extra time! And it doesn't even have to be done before the wedding! After is just as cool too! :D
Til next time people!! have a BEAUTIFUL Christmas and New Year!!