Photo Collab: MUA: Julie West & Lisa Griffiths
Models: Laura Comport & Becca Wall
Location: The Green Man (Winchester)
Accessories & Dresses supplied by: Nikki Hill Bridal Boutique
The initial inspiration for our vintage bridal themed shoot came from one of the make up artists, Julie West. Her vision was to create a bridal look that, as with all her bridal looks she creates, would be romantic and beautiful, but on this occasion had a vintage twist. As the photographer on the shoot I chose to incorporate a photographic technique known as light painting as well as traditional studio flash to create lighting that would enhance the vintage feel.
The clothing and accessories were loaned to us by a retired wedding boutique owner and although not perhaps stereotypically fashionable for contemporary brides, harked back to an era of romantic beauty and lent themselves well to our vintage theme.
During the search for a location Julie mentioned that she had been really inspired by a restaurant/pub that she’d found in Winchester called The Green Man. Its seductively beautiful interior and classic surroundings gave us the perfect backdrop for our shoot and worked well with our photographic light painting technique too.