So, I though we would have a little look back at my 1st ever publication! Such an exciting time to have had some of my images published in bridal magazine Bellissima Brides!
Here I let you in to what happens behind the scenes!
So much planning goes into a staged shoot as it does a real wedding. We start with a theme which in this instance was a boho idea.
Fortunately as I have the opportunity to work with lots of talented models I already had a bride and groom in mind for this shoot. Daniel James had worked with me last year on an editorial for Valerie Magazine and Alice Winters had worked with me also on a number of magazine shoots. I knew straight away they would be perfect for what I had envisioned!
Next I create a mood board on Pinterest which I know is a favourite for a lot of brides to be when planning their big day. Pinterest is an app that allows you to make ‘pin boards’ which you can then add images to. I start with pinning ideas for dress, location and hair and make-up ideas. This not only gives me a visual for what I want to create but it is also helpful for anyone else who is going to be involved. So it may be useful for brides to be to make a board of dresses they like to take with them when deciding on a dress. The dress boutique will then get a feel straight away for the style you prefer.
For this shoot Lace and Pearl Bridal Boutique provided a gorgeous flowing floor length gown perfect for the theme. Our groom wears a tan coloured suit waistcoat with hints of yellow.
So once the moodboard is created I then decide on location for the shoot. Location is important as it represents the feel for the day and also for the images. The images for Bellissima Brides magazine were shot at the stunning Scalford Hall & Hotel which is based in the beautiful Leicestershire countryside! Its boasts a beautiful pavilion as well as landscaped gardens. The interior has a stunning oak staircase in front of an awesome windowed wall and fireplaces which are lit throughout the winter months.
Make up artist Natalie Boland created a natural and classy make up look keeping base to a minimum and emphasis on the eyes using bronze and gold colours on the eyes to enhance the models natural beauty and kept the lips nude.
Hair stylist Maxine Taylor created a messy up do to keep with the boho theme and incorporated some gypsophillia to give a country outdoor feel. Loose plaits were also added to add a boho twist.
Check out the gallery to view the full album.
As you can see from the images, the ideas came together perfectly!
I hope this gives you some idea of what goes on behind the scenes at a staged wedding shoot for a magazine…and maybe you can even take some inspiration for your own boho themed wedding!
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