Elton John Inspired Bridal Editorial Shoot

Elton John Inspired Bridal Editorial Shoot

We were thinking, who inspires glamour, party, feel good vibes? Well, you don’t get much more iconic than Elton John and that is who the team at Rock n Roll Bride magazine looked to for styling cues for this wedding editorial shoot. It was a super fun one to shoot and it was wonderful to be given free reign of the venue, the very stylish Mama Shelter hotel in Hoxton.


Catch a star if you can, Wish for SOMETHING SPECIAL. Let it be me, My love is free. Sing a song to yourself, Think of someone listening. One melody, you’re all for me…

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St Dunstan In The East, London Engagement Shoot

St Dunstan In The East, London Engagement Shoot

Let’s meet at St Dunstan in The East, the bombed out church in London for your engagement shoot – this is the plan that Caitlin, Mark and I came up with. I’d shot there before a couple of times and it was always a lovely oasis of calm in the heart of the city. But it seems that the secret’s out and in fact it was an oasis of non stop Instagramers. We even had to queue up to get a turn using some of the backgrounds there. Some people had brought a team and professional lights with them. It was kind of fascinating and terrifying at the same time. We still had fun though and looking at these images, you can’t even tell. Next time, I will just head to Piccadilly Circus!


The ONLY HEAVEN I’ll be sent to, is when I’m alone with you…

Gothic, Cinema Wedding In Brighton With Black Sequin Wedding Dress

Gothic, Cinema Wedding In Brighton With Black Sequin Wedding Dress

When I got a message in my inbox saying that the theme for a wedding was Drag, Horror, Party, Fabulous then I knew it was 100% my vibe. Terri-Sian and Stewart booked iconic Brighton Drag Queen, Lydia L’Scabies to conduct their wedding ceremony at The Duke Of Yorks Cinema on New Year’s Eve. The bride wore a gothic, sequin, black, couture gown and the groom wore a classic pinstripe suit. Their fur baby, a chihuahua called Harrison Ford was dressed as a shark. It was an absolute riot from beginning to end.


I’ve got this feelin’ that you’re going to stay, I never knew that it could happen this way. Before I met you I was fallin’ apart, But now at last I really know that we are TWO OF HEARTS, two hearts that beat as one

Balcombe Place Wedding

Balcombe Place Wedding

Thinking of having a Balcombe Place Wedding? I cannot think of many places that are finer in Sussex for that chilled-out, luxe, weekend wedding vibe. Recently, Balcombe Place opened its mighty fine doors for us to host another of Photography Farm‘s Shoot Days there. These are portfolio building days for wedding photographers. It was a huge privilege to have access to the house and it’s glorious grounds. My co-host on this one was the ever brilliant Benjamin Wheeler. It was such a joy to see him work and see how much the attendees took away.

Our plan with this particular Shoot Day was to focus on the celebration parts of weddings. Like the toasts and the first dance. Alex, the incredible stylist and planner came up with the idea for a table plan made up of helium balloons at the entrance to the ballroom at Balcombe Place. These are some of my favourite images from the day featuring Brontë and Lewis.


Let’s sway, while colour lights up YOUR FACE. Let’s sway, sway through the crowd to an empty place …

PHOTOGRAPHY FARM
Shoot Day by Photography Farm
Lead Photographers Lisa Devlin + Benjamin Wheeler
Assistant Jessica Bevan 

VENUE
Balcombe Place 

TEAM
Creative Direction & Styling – The Bijou Studio

Floral Design – Early Hours 
Stationery – Pingle Pie
Balloons – Bubblegum Balloons 

Wedding Cake – Birch House Bakery

Tableware – Wren Ark
Furniture & Linen – Co-Ordination Hire 
Hair Styling – Love Hair & Co
Makeup Artist – Poppy Tallulah 

MODELS
Kimberley + Molly @kimberleyandmolly
Brontë + Lewis @modelwith.bl

LOOKS
Suits – Twisted Tailor
Bridal Suit & Black dress outfit – Halfpenny London 
Dresses – Miller White
Feather Dress – Emma Beaumont

Platform Shoes – Terry De Havilland
Bow Gold Shoes – Beyond Skin 
Veils & Collars – W Collective 
Hair Accessories & Jewellery – Hermione Harbutt 

Sandy Toes Beach House, Kent

Sandy Toes Beach House, Kent

Isn’t it incredible to be able to travel again? As soon as the announcement was made, I searched for a mini break. I thought, what is my ultimate dream for a UK getaway? It has to be a little beach house, a cabin, right on a beach somewhere. I remembered seeing something on the website CANOPY & STARS and went looking. There it was, the wonderful Sandy Toes Beach House on the Kent coast – on the Isle Of Sheppey to be precise.

At the end of a dirt track, our lovely host met us to let us in and we discovered that we were to be on the end of a jaunty row of beach properties. We immediately felt welcome and relaxed. It is truly off the grid but super cosy. We spent the days, walking in the neighbouring nature reserve, beachcombing, slow cooking, bird watching and teaching the kids to play backgammon. But mostly, we just looked at the phenomenal view – the huge skies and changing tides meant that it constantly refreshed. We all feel fully recharged and so lucky to have been able to call this little slice of paradise home for a few days. I’m now wondering if any of those neighbouring cabins ever come up for sale and if so, how can I buy one?


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