Monday, 31 March 2014

Bristol Vintage Wedding Fair

A couple of weeks ago, I visited the wonderful Bristol Vintage Wedding Fair. Hold your horses, no I'm not planning on getting married anytime soon. However, I always love to pop in as its a great place to network and photograph pretty things. I found this year that I knew far more of the stall holders than last time, so it was great to chat and exchange business cards. ...If I'm being really honest though, I was just dying to try on one of the many exquisite wedding gowns! The only thing stopping me there was the notion that I would rather photograph them. Really though, there was everything from wedding cakes and specialised groom tailors, to saw playing (yes, that really is a thing!) and wedding photo booths! 
If you are intending on get married anytime soon, do try and catch the Bristol Vintage Wedding Fair as it'll give you tons of brilliant ideas and services for your special day!

To view my BVWF post from last year, Click Here.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

G-Star Raw Inspired Shoot

So, this shoot was actually for something else, but I loved the results so much that I just had to post them up here! The model has previously been featured in THIS and THIS shoot. 

The idea for this shoot was to look at the elements of a fashion campaign, at what made it successful, then take those elements to your own shoot. So, I decided to take inspiration from the fabulous G-Star Raw 2011 campaign with Gemma Arterton, shot by Anton Corbijn. This is a campaign that I've always loved, so I thought I'd give it a whirl by taking elements from it, such as: the denim on denim, the modern grunge location, the little bits of leather and the hat & waistcoat. Of course, the campaign had tight, dark denim, and we had light, baggy denim, but we had to make do. 

It had been raining the morning of the shoot, but luckily we managed to get a frame where the rain had stopped for a bit, so we could shoot. Never the less, it was freezing and very windy! I had to shoot quickly, as my hands were going numb over the shutter - the model was no warmer! 

There were some flats overlooking our location, which I had my back to as I photographed the model. As I did so though, she started to giggle. I asked what was up, and she pointed behind me. I looked behind and saw a man looking out a flat window at us, watching the shoot, at the same time as playing a ukelele. ...Yep. He saw us looking at him, but that did not stop his playing. It was too bad we couldn't actually hear the instrument, but it made for a surreal moment!
(We always seem to have funny little moments like this during our shoots - view any other shoots with this model and you'll see what I mean!)

Inspiration from the G-Star Raw campaign: