Early March I started planning a shoot I had been aspiring to do for a while now. I was sick of waiting for the opportunity to show itself just to compete and lose too many other wonderful models. So I did it myself.
I had this vision in my mind of a mixture of Alice in wonderland and bridal shoot. I knew the perfect location as I had used it a couple of times in the past. It had lush green grounds and was filled with the tall thin trees that offered amazing filtered light.
I had spoken to photographers for the shoot and surprisingly was able to get a designer on board! I had worked with everyone on before. This meant thing was friendly, comfortable and fun. I had shot multiple times with Lizzy Luna Photography, I knew Melissa ann would be able to nail the makeup look, and Vicky from Rockstar and Royalty has such amazing and beautiful gowns.
I had to have at least 4 looks, but as I was putting the pinterest board together and finalizing the details I realized it might be a good idea to get a second model and photographer. So I reached out to Ben Yosef and Nicole to join the team for the shoot.
Come the day of shooting. We had 8 gowns, a box full of headpieces, rings, necklaces, and many more pretties, table, fairy lights, and other props to help set the mood for the shoot. Of course something was forgotten otherwise It would have been too good to be true. I forgot the tea cups! To really make it an Alice in wonderland experience! But it was okay! We made do with what we had and the results were amazing.
There were hiccups along the way; the weather was cloudy which meant it grew dark quicker, giving us less light to work with. Model was running late as was the photographer, things were forgotten, dresses took a touch longer to get into than planned, but we got what we wanted and even more, we got published in Elegant Magazine!
Model, Hair Stylist: Samantha Powell Von Lear @cosy.with.tea @modellife.sam
Model: Nicole Powell @naturallynooks
Fashion Designer: Vicky Kidd-gallichan @rockstarsandroyalty
Makeup Artist: Melissa Ann @melissa_annmua
Photographer: Lizzy Barrow @lizzylunaa
Photographer: Ben Yosef @bencalvertphoto
It was all thanks to a wonderful team!
So if you ever want to do a shoot then these girls and guy are amazing and you should show them love!
XX Cosy With Sam
Ps. please feel free to ask me questions about my shoots I plan, styling, and getting a team together. I put a blog about it recently called “planning a shoot” but I’m very happy to help out and answer any questions I can.