Thursday, 28 March 2013

For The Love Of A Princess (Dark) 1/2

This is the first theme from a shoot I did the other day with the lovely model from THIS shoot. The idea was initially based on Lilly Cole's demeanor in 'The Moth Diaries' - but, as always, it turned into something else. I wanted this theme to be of a dark princess, ruling her domain. (Someone also told me that it had a flavor of 'Where The Wild Things Are' which I can also see).

For this shoot, I most certainly wanted to shoot outside, which I realized was an insane idea owing to the fact that it was FREEZING. However, we decided to plow on. Sharing a coat between us, me and the model ran around to different spots taking quick snaps and exchanging my fur coat depending on when we were shooting. 

At one point, I told the model to sit on a wall and as she did so, she suddenly burst out laughing saying that we were being watched. As it turned out, we ended up being a family's lunch entertainment as we were shooting right outside their window whilst they all ate and watched us freeze. 

Watch out for the second theme to this shoot coming soon!

Also, do check out the model's Sites-

The pipe cleaner crown was made by me. Black dress from a charity shop. Necklace from Sainsbury's (bought a while back). Lace cuffs where a present.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

The Bristol Vintage Wedding Fair

Two weeks ago on the 10th of March (incidentally, Mother's Day), I trotted down to the Bristol Vintage Wedding Fair with my camera. It was truly wonderful. So many beautiful things to look at. I had been there once or twice before, just to observe, and had been asked several times by the stall-holders whether I was a bride! If anything though, this fair made me want to get married, just so I could try on some pretty lace garments or sample beautiful chocolate and iced cakes (Pictures 1 & 8)! Really though, there was plenty of music, ranging from sensational singers to quaint quartets playing throughout the day (Picture 4). If you wanted to sit down for a cup of tea, off to the side there was a little tea room using the most beautiful vintage china for their cups (Picture 9). I felt very elegant sipping out of one of those, whilst listening to the marvelous Marionettes singing next door! As well as all of this, there were beautiful girls gliding round the halls, dressed up in the most divine wedding gowns. I had to stop them to take some quick shots because they really did look amazing! In (Picture 7), the bride's hair hadn't quite been finished yet, but I still thought she looked wonderful anyway.
All in all, a fantastic day and a great exhibition. I very much recommend this to any couples planning to get married, as it'll give you some great contacts to help plan your perfect wedding. Do catch it next year!

If you want to see more of the Bristol Vintage Wedding Fair, check out the blog HERE.

Note - I took so many shots that day, that sadly there wasn't enough space on the blog for all of them. If you are a stall holder from the event and saw me flitting around your stand with my camera, please don't hesitate to contact me if you would like a picture or two from your stall. Please email me with the name of your company and a link to your website and I shall send you the corresponding photograph. Email is:

Monday, 11 March 2013

Lara Jade Workshop

Photographer - Rosa Fay

Models - Gemma (dark wig) and Christie (blonde wig)
Make Up - Leah M
Hair - Adele C
Styling - Georgia

Now this, was an amazing day!

I recently attended a photography workshop hosted by Lara Jade. I absolutely adore her photography and generally admire her, so when I heard that she would be holding a workshop in London; I just had to get a place!

The studio was fantastic, although very well hidden. So well hidden, that I - me being the clever-clogs I am - stood around the entrance for about 15 mins/half an hour, wondering how to get in... Before realizing that there was a bell. Once inside though, I saw that it was filled with all sorts of amazing props, including: a carousel horse, a shelf of antique books, an iron bed, several big letters, a row of old folding theatre seats and many other awesome things!

Meeting Lara in person was very surreal. I'd only ever seen her in pictures and on the Creative Live shoot she hosted, so to suddenly see her in person... She was a celebrity!

Throughout the day I met many lovely photographers who had joined the course too, and after swapping cards, we then got to do some shooting. 
We had two models, both styled and makeuped with a 60s theme - which just so happens to be my favorite era, so I was very excited when they came out. Firstly, we got split up into two groups with a model each, and took it in turns to have our own time with the model so that we got a change to pose them ourselves. Then the models swapped outfits and the groups swapped models and we continued to take it in turns. After that, both models and groups were brought together and we all shot at the same time, jostling for the right place to get the best shot.

All in all, it was a fantastic day! Met new people and learnt a lot.

Shots 3 & 6 are of Lara Jade herself.