Could we do an Easter Wedding Editorial but make it fashion? That was the challenge the Rock n Roll Bride Magazine team set ourselves. This shoot might be all candy, sugar and bunnies in various shades of pastel but we booked an edgy model to keep it from becoming saccharine. This is actually one of my favourite shoots that we’ve done. The Easter theme was super fun and entered around the incredible cake from Cat Food Cakes. I had met Cat at this wedding and knew she would come up with something really creative for this. At the end of the shoot, we all got to eat some cake and it was so delicious. I also stuffed as many Easter bunnies as I could into my camera bag to take home – I mean look at them, so adorable!
Candy on the beach, there’s nothing better, but I LIKE CANDY when it’s wrapped in a sweater…
A Shoot for Chotronette Wedding Dresses for Rock n Roll Bride Magazine. How about florals, says Erica. How about Final Fantasy, say I. Honestly, you should see how long the group chats are pulling these editorial shoots together for Rock n Roll Bride Magazine. But we all utterly adore working on them and personally my favourite part is seeing how all our different input ends up translated into the final images. This time I think we can call this Final Floral Fantasy, am I right?
Each shoot is aimed at Kat’s readers who are never going to go for the straight white wedding option. They are pretty alternative but don’t always have a huge budget. So these frocks from designer Chotronette are right up their street and I know that so many brides went crazy on Kat’s Instagram when it was revealed that the dresses are priced between just £100-£850. (shoot credits below)
When clothing brand Little Mistress decided to collaborate with Rock n Roll Bride to create a wedding dress collection, I knew it was going to be so good. Knowing how well that Kat Williams knows the wedding industry – I call her Wedding Google – I just knew that when she was let loose on designing her own wedding dresses, the results would be incredible. I also knew that I just had to be on board when it came time to shoot the Little Mistress Wedding Dress Collection Look Book. This was a dream job and I would love to shoot some more dress collections or Look Books. Pretty frocks, pretty models, pretty styling, I’m all in.
We shot at a pub in Shoreditch – we had been there one night for a team night out ( remember those?) and as the gins flowed, I had wondered out loud if it might be a good location for one of our shoots. So I was super glad that a few months later, there we were using it as a location. It’s wonderful right? My favourite part is that wall with old Face Magazine covers posted on it , so rad!
This wedding shoot in East London’s stunning Ace Hotel was for the gorgeous Rock n Roll Bride Magazine. The idea was to explore second wedding day outfits or Bridal Layers might be another way of describing it. You know that we can’t predict the weather on any given day here in the UK so having something to put on or take off depending on how it goes is a terrific idea no matter what time of year that your wedding is. Or maybe just because you want a different look for the evening, adding more sparkle and glamour. So we thought customised jackets, snuggly but still bridal jumpers, and just for the hell of it, a jacket made from foil tassels.
With the words from A POET and the voice from a choir and a melody, nothing else mattered …
The lovely Charlotte and Simon married on the hottest day of the year at the Victoria Stakes Pub in London’s Muswell Hill. So this is a funny story, I first met this pair when they modeled for me on a Photography Farm workshop. We did an engagement shoot for them in Borough Market but at the time, they were not yet engaged. Fast forward a few years and Charlotte had relocated down from her native Glasgow to live with Simon in London and he proposed by Niagara Falls. When they started planning the wedding, they got back in touch and booked me to shoot it. So I did a proper engagement shoot for them and then had a heck of a lot of fun shooting their wonderful London Pub Wedding.
We traveled in style to the ceremony in a 1920s Rolls Royce but of course, it had no air conditioning and the windows didn’t wind down so we were super glad to get out and catch a little breeze up at Alexandra Palace. We stopped off there before their wedding and took some photos in the grounds just because it is one of their very favourite places. To round off a glorious day, Charlotte and her Dad got the dance floor going and when we slipped away, everyone was having a mighty party – with ALL the pub windows open.
Oh, believe me, if all those endearing young charms that I gaze on so fondly today were to suddenly leave you or fly off in the night just like FAIRY GIFTS gone in the sky …
This glamorous couple had a luxe, laid back elopement in London. They simply married at their nearest town hall with just the two of them and two witnesses. Then I met up with them for a two hour photo shoot. We drove around town in a chauffeur driven white Roll Royce, stopping to shoot at some iconic London landmarks. Then we headed back to the luxury of their incredible suite at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. They were the first to stay in it after it had been redecorated so everything was brand new. It is such a sophisticated and elegant space with gorgeous light. We drank champagne and then shot around the hotel before they went off to meet their friends for dinner.
They kept all the planning low key but ramped up the glamour and spent their day together, laughing and kissing and making the most of their time together. They didn’t have to please anyone else or rush about. It was very fun and very chic.
And so it is, just like you said it would be. Life goes easy on me, most of the time. And so it is, the SHORTER STORY, no love, no glory, no hero in her sky …