It’s not often I get to embark on a project that is so freakin creative it blows my mind – especially with me in the driving seat. But after months of planning, blood, sweat and tears, not to mention days and weeks fraught with anxiety, the Toast Photography punk bridal shoot finally came to fruition yesterday.
Fuelled by caffeine and adrenalin, it was with much anticipation that I descended on the sumptuous interiors of the Adelphi in Leeds. Along with models, hair stylists and make-up artists – and my long standing partner in crime, voice activated light stand and general gofer, Ed – we spent the day shooting some crazy, eccentric and amazing shots which I can’t wait to share with you.
But until I get a chance to edit them, these little preview shots of the guys hard at work will have to suffice. I promise to get my finger out and provide a nice little gallery in the next couple of weeks with a selection of the best shots in there – and possibly a video of me in action.
A BIG BIG BIG Thank you to everyone including Sarah and Jade from Vision Hair & Beauty who worked wonders with bits of grass and hair extensions, straightners and tail combs – they were absolutely fantastic and worked like trojans to give me the look I wanted. And also to Lucy and Ashleigh the make-up girls who were sticking and gluing eyelashes and working wonders with their magic pots right to the end.
Big hugs go to Asher and Catherine, my lovely models – who didn’t throw a single hissy fit when I asked them to stand on stools and perch on window sills! They were absolutely brilliant and looked quite incredible.
Full on appreciation goes to Karen at Hoops a Daisy for letting me loose with her gorgeous wedding dresses, to Chrissie over at Hat Therapy for creating some outlandish head gear at the drop of a hat (geddit?), and also to The Adelphi for letting us take over their rather grand upstairs floor. Everyone involved provided their time and service completely free and I am entirely in their debt.
Lastly, a big snog goes to my other half Ed, who moved furniture, brought drinks and chips, provided hugs, support, encouragement and advice on a continual basis – what more could a girl need?