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Friday, 24 September 2010

Jade's fabulous boudoir shoot

Through networking I have been lucky enough to meet Jade - a talented graphic designer and great fun with it. She mentioned to me that a few years previously she had a studio boudoir shoot done. We had a look at the images together and I felt that the results, all direct flash lighting, didn't do her justice. However, that was just my opinion.

Happily a few weeks later she decided she wanted me to shoot her and that she was going to use her hair and make up contacts to help her look and feel fantastic. Sam and Donna, who work at Arthur's Radio in Buckingham, got creative with Jade's hair and Clare from the Beauty Therapy Centre completed the look with make up and semi-permanent lashes. The resulting vintage movie star 'look' suited my style perfectly.

The shoot was a lot of fun and very creative. We used a variety of light sources - mainly natural but added a bit of flash for drama at one stage. She also has incredible lights in her office so we took the shoot there too. That's the way I work - I arrive, see where the best light is and then use it to make the woman look her best.

I am really enjoying shooting Boudoir - whether for brides or just for fun and a confidence boost. So much so that a very talented photographer friend of mine has persuaded me to be the other side of the lens...

Inspiring Shoot for Brides

Over the past few months I have met some fabulous businesses that help brides to create their perfect day. It really is fantastic to meet like-minded suppliers - with the same vision and high standards. Anna McDonald, owner of the bridal dress boutique in Thame, suggested organising a shoot to celebrate her new dress collection. She introduced me to Sarah of Euphoria Couture (exquisite and unique tiaras and accessories) and make up artist Lucy Ronaldson. We were very fortunate to be offered Nether Winchendon House as the location - as a stunning wedding venue it was the perfect choice.

We had an incredible day and the some of the images are currently in Thame Out Magazine:

I've added a few more here - because we all loved the results and I want brides to be able to see more of the dresses, venue and accessories.

Anna, Sarah and I had a working lunch this week so watch this space for more collaborations…


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