Why? Well, first and foremost there's the fun of the day itself. A lot of planning, Facebook messaging, Pinterest board pinning, supplier contacting, emailing, and phone calling should go into a good styled shoot, so when the day finally comes around it's the chance to meet up with all those people you've been 'talking' to for weeks, and with all hands on deck, spend the day making your plans into reality.
Then there's the results of everyone's collaborative hard work - the pictures! A good styled shoot usually bears profits for all involved as everyone gets something exciting, interesting, and good to look at, to talk about on social media, on their blogs, and in print.
This Manchester shoot, devised by Chelsea and Victoria, was totally sweet to work on!
I'd already admired Chelsea Shoesmith's photography after one of my brides had used her to capture her day, so was delighted when Chelsea approached me to ask me if I'd be interested in this sweetie themed studio shoot to take place at The Pie Factory studios in Salford Quays. Chelsea was particularly after a confectionary themed bouquet to compliment the sugary sweet make-up and styling for the shoot. It's good to be stretched to do something different, and my Liquorice Allsorts bouquet is certainly that!
The day was full of laughs, high drama (as we got chased by security guards for naively thinking we could take pictures anywhere within the Salford Quays complex without needing to apply for a permit...) and hot chocolate. That and these exciting styled wedding pics, mean that this is a day that will stay with me for a long time, with Chelsea and Victoria being ladies I would love to work with again.
Photography: Chelsea Shoesmith
Hair and Make Up: Victoria Shoesmith
Model: Samantha Gregmar
Bouquet: Glorious Tiaras
Dress: 7th Heaven Bridal
Balloons: Balloon Ur Room
Roller Boots: Roller Jems