Category Archives: Wedding Shoot

Recent Press

Recently I’ve been involved in a lot of exciting projects which I’m pleased to share with you.  The year is drawing to an end, and I’m so privileged to have worked among the industry’s finest!!

You might remember my post on Jasmine Star’s Workshop a while ago.  It has since been published in the December/January issue of  Wedding Magazine, one of the biggest publications in the wedding industry.


Dashing Magazine is a brand new online magazine designed for the ‘stylish and spirited girl’, and is the brainchild of Fanni, Josie and Charley.  I was asked to do a sixties-inpired photoshoot with the Wonderwoman Emma Case, check out the story here (our shoot is on page 70 – 77)  Be sure to subscribe to the magazine, it’s full of beautiful content, and has such a fresh design, perfect for lunchtime reads!!!


Photography by Emma Case


See Hear, a program by the BBC focusing on the deaf community, did a feature on the amazing photographer, Ashton Jean-Pierre’s work.  Kat from Rock ‘n Roll Bride asked me to do her (and husband Gareth’s!) hair and make-up, as they were the models for the shoot.  Ashton mainly shoots in film, I simply love the raw quality of his work!   You could check out the full shoot here, and the program on BBC iPlayer here.


Photography:  Ashton  Jean Pierre

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Jenny Packham 2012 Collection – Fetcham Park

A while ago Penny from Tigerlily Weddings asked me if I’d like to become involved in a shoot she’s planning for Miss Bush Bridal, a fabulous bridal boutique in Surrey, to showcase the new Jenny Packham collection.  She wanted to do 5 looks, with an editorial edge to it (nothing frou-frou about this one!)  The beautiful dresses worked perfectly in this majestic setting, and Penny decided on a doll theme as inspiration.  Everyone on the team complemented each other’s style on the shoot, and it was such a pleasure to work on something that flows so well!

I was responsible for the hair on the shoot (see the full contributor list below)

Here’s how I created the looks:

For the Hippie Doll I firstly tonged the hair, then brushed it out with my fingers to create a ‘worn-in’ wave. 

I wanted to keep a bit of movement throughout the Sexy Doll’s hair, so I softly curled the ends,  then backcombed the crown area for volume.


For the Vintage Doll I first set the model’s hair in rollers, then ‘roped’ it, and pinned the ringlets in varying sizes for a softer feel.


The Rock Doll’s hair:  I shook out her Hippie Doll hair, backcombed the crown, brushed it over a hair rat (a hairpiece used to bulk out hair!) and pinned it into a bouffant.


The Audrey Doll’s hair was pinned up in a Breakfast in Tiffany’s styled updo, but I kept some texture in the look to keep it soft.


Please take a look at the full shoot on Love My Dress and the brilliant photographer, Eddie Judd’s blog.


Photography-  Eddie Judd Photography

Shoot design / styling & production Penny Cullen – Tigerlily Weddings

Hair – Elbie van Eeden

Make Up Artist – Ariane Jaksch

Dresses, shoes & Dressing team Miss Bush Bridal {Amy, Corinne, Janet, Marshy & Emma}

Venue – Laura Caudery from Fetcham Park

Accessories from Magpie VintageDC BouquetsPolly Edwards and Gillian Million

Bridal flowers created by Wild About

The Cakes Rosalind Miller Cakes

Laser-cut flowers on the trees from stationers Cutture

rings by Jon Dibben

Shabby Chic boudoir dressing table, mirror & boudoir garden chair – Home & Pantry

Ribbons – Simply Ribbons

Balloons – Simply Balloons

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Antoinette meets Austen Shoot

A while ago I met up with Josie from Savoir Weddings, she had incredible ideas for a inspirational photoshoot and wanted me to get involved.  I left that Brixton Cafe inspired, that lady sure knows how to get that right!  In short, we were planning to do a romantic shoot with two girls, in a Marie Antoinette meets Jane Austen shoot, but without any clichéd macaron-scoffing-tea-drinking happenings.  We wanted to push the boundaries a bit, and I think everyone complemented each other beautifully!

Josie got a dream team involved (full list at the end of post) and one sunny morning in August we set off to Peckham Rye Park to do the shoot.  What started out as a idea over a bottle of cider, ended up being an amazing high-end shoot without any fluff, and I’m proud to share it with you! Everyone understood the brief perfectly, and I’m a very lucky girl to have worked with true professionals!

I have selected a few images of hair and make-up, but please click HERE and HERE for more!

Design concept, props and styling – Savoir Weddings

Photography – Sarah Gawler Photography

Hair & make up – Elbie van Eeden

Flowers – Pollen Nation

Dresses and veil – Sally Lacock

Props & styling – Emma La Haye

Models – Evie & Beth

Hair accessories & cuff – Flo & Percy

Cake – Restoration Cake

Cut outs and mask – Cutture

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Jasmine Star Workshop – A Make-up Artist’s Review

So a couple of months ago Kat from Rock ‘n Roll Bride asked me if I would like to get involved in doing the make-up for a workshop. Not just any workshop, this would be supernova wedding photographer, Jasmine Star‘s first UK workshop.. Needless to say, I jumped at the chance!

Jasmine is a hugely successful photographer based in the States, and her workshop was an inspiration to everyone who attended, whether you’re a photographer or not. I think that’s mostly because the core of it is to identify what makes your brand, YOUR brand. To isolate what sets you apart, and to use it to your advantage.

The little bits that I manage to hear in between doing the make-up were brilliant, I had so many eureka moments on the day!

Thanks again for Jasmine and her husband, JD, for inspiring us, and Kat for organising it all!

Some of the photographers who attended the course wrote reports, check it out HERE

Oooh! And make sure you watch the fabulous video made by FX Films (and yes, he makes everyone look gooood)

Behind the Scenes Crew:

Venue: One Marylebone  (Alicia)
Flowers: Pollen Nation
Cakes: Restoration Cake  (mini cakes) and Janet Mohapi-Banks (large ‘rose’ cake)
Furniture (chairs/tables/screen/sofas): Great Hire
Caterers: The Recipe 
Hair: Severin Hubert of The Hepburn Collection 
Make Up: Elbie Van Eeden
Behind the Scenes Video: Richard Wakefield of FX Films
Organiser/Instigator: Kat Williams of Rock n Roll Bride
Models: Rachel & Dan


(All pictures courtesy of Jasmine Star Photography)

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