“I am longing to be with you, and by the sea, where we can talk together freely and build our castles in the air” – Bram Stoker, Dracula
Evening shoots are tricky. You’re hoping you can get the shots before the light disappears, hoping your camera is picking up as much of the blues and purples of the night sky as possible before your shots fade to a grainy dark grey. A shoot with an uncompromising deadline.
And as the yellow smoke of the smoke bombs disappeared into the night, I hoped I’d captured images that did justice to everyone’s hard work.
I’ve been dying to feature Rosie’s dresses in my photography since I first laid eyes on her Instagram page. I knew the sheer material and delicate lace would look amazing on camera and every dress has an attitude to it, something that makes them not just beautiful.
Amy worked so hard, creating beautiful poses while balancing on a ladder, in a headdress and holding flowers, while getting soaked by crashing waves long after the day had passed its warmest.
The beautiful colour scheme, carefully chosen props and overall styling was all down to Georgina of Ruby Wedding Design. Although we had to forego the red smoke bombs (after being advised that red smoke means ‘I’m in danger’ and is a great way to get the coastguard involved in your shoot), the colour scheme beautifully matched the serene location.
Running around between us all, helping Amy to scale cliff faces in delicate lace and supporting her as she climbed a ladder balanced on a shifting shore of stones was AJ. All after creating the fabulous updo Amy is sporting.
We may have finished the evening exhausted, cold and chasing down the beach after wandering balloons, but working with a wonderful team made it all worthwhile.
Couture: Rosie Red Corsetry & Couture
Styling: Ruby Wedding Design
Hair: AJ Judge Hair
Flowers: Hunter Florist