Amy ‘bless her’ arrived in the afternoon with her 3 month old baby in hand. It worked out beautifully. . . as it always does, the skies cleared and the sun shon!
A very windy day shooting on the south coast for a fabulous and fun regular client. With a lovely mention on their contributors page see here: Knitting Magazine
Marina Licht was the editor for Cosmopolitan Bride magazine and also for OK, she then went to the wedding of Posh and Becks and got hooked. She has started a blog for ‘The Stylish Bride’ and contacted me for an interview. Read my interview for ‘A stylish bride’ a blog by Marina – here
Couture designers Ritva and Chenca for their portrait, which was shot by Jeremy Ennes
A fabulous shoot – they’ve been in training for three years – eek!
Shot by the wonderful Andrew Edgecume
Sponsered by Debenhams
Hair and make-up for Gabby Young and other animals new album, out very soon. Art work by Kundalini Arts, styling by Emma Crosby and shot by Gemma Hall – find out more about the wonderful and gifted Gabby – here - http://www.gabbyyoungandotheranimals.com
Snippets from today shoot where we transformed Gabby Young into a 1920′s starlet for our shoot with the very talented photographer Anushka Menon
A very relaxing wedding morning spent with Anna and her sister today at Buxted Park Hotel - a perfect sparkling day for Anna who looked every inch a hollywood movie star draped in a simply divine David Fielden bridal gown – really looking forward to seeing the professional pics and just look at that cake – wow!
I had the pleasure of working on this beautiful shoot earlier on in the year. The new campaign for the very talented Ian Stewart – his new Killer Queen Collection can be seen here !
I’ve just received this link from Anna, one of the brides I had the pleasure of working with recently. She has just been featured on the fabulous blog ‘Love My Dress’ hear all about her wedding first hand, not to mention the gorgeous images from her very special day – Click Here
Thanks to the beautiful Lucia yesterday and of course our ever charming Zac (our male model) for making the magic happen during our bridal shoot for Debenhams! Move over Scarlett Johansson – Lucia is grace supremo !
Not to mention our tiny weeny models from our shoot today , exceptionally behaved Oscar and katie both seven years old, going on 17 – too cute!!
Just arrived in St. Paul de Vence in the south of France in preparation for Jaime’s wedding tomorrow – what a fabulous view from their hillside villa across to the fortified village - what a tranquil setting in which to get ready on the morning of your wedding – the sun is shining and I can’t wait – 0h-la-la!!
Anna’s attention to detail was astonishing and even designed her own shoes for the occasion – what a lady and such a joy to work with!
A wonderful morning spent with her dear family and friends – most of whom flew over from Russia for the celebrations.
I have been a little behind on my posts lately as it has been an extremely busy time. Today I spent the morning with Jo and friends preparing for her wedding – but sadly didn’t get to take any snaps. . . believe me she looked incredible – really looking forward to seeing the pics though and they will follow shortly!!
Irina was the perfect choice for modelling the knitwear designs for spring next year. We have been shooting out on ‘Mersea’ for two days, which is a new location for me. Our base from which to work from was an old house boat, originally a sailing barge. We had great weather and a very relaxing crew.
Kate stayed true to herself – which is how every bride should play it – the bohemian beauty kept her look soft and romantic to kick off the church ceremony. But by all accounts she will have many changes through-out their week-end of celebrations – be rude not to, and its so rock n’ roll baby!!
Can’t wait to see September issue of American Vogue – exclusive inside pics from non other than Mario Testino – Oh’ how the other half live!
Another 6am call-time for make-up and hair today – we were shooting a beautiful Russian model ’Vera’ for Jasper Conran autumn winter add, and our location was Hyde Park – it never ceases to amaze me how green London actually is – people started their morning jogging and were swimming in the Serpentine at 5:30am!
Today was a tricky one. . . the start time was early, we had two models to shoot together. One arrived full of life, effervescent and confident the second arrived tired, quiet and withdrawn – the chemistry was poles apart.
We were shooting on location in fashionable Portabello Rd. With thunderstorms and rain to contend with and it was hard for our photographer to get the shot – then finally in the late afternoon it all came together.
Susan my model was dressed in Ben De Lisi today! Susan arrived with her natural signature afro hair. . . which I adore. . . but today my clients brief was to create a look which is sleek and elegant. So I blow dried it smooth then wrapped it up with an elegant sixties twist, the make-up was fresh and dewy – this advert will appear in magazines at the same time as the TV commercial around September time!
Shooting in central London today at the Vanilla club (Gucci glam 70′s inspired add shoot ) with the lovely William Garrett. It was lovely to be work a long side another talented hair and make-up artist called Helen Asher. We had two great models to work with too. . . Dominika (Aka – Jerry Hall) is also an artist and whilst I was curling her hair in preparation for our shoot she was busy sketching in her hand made note book – her creations are simply amazing. . .really looking forward to being invited to her first exhibition!
The day started very early preparing Tara for the first of three transformations!
Tara’s civil ceremony was held at The Grand Hotel followed by a wonderful Hindu ceremony in the afternoon with all the bells and whistles . . . then to top it off there was an evening like no other – filled with an array of wonderful surprises, performers and celebrations. All the guests joined in and enjoyed a banquet of the most delicious Indian cuisine.
Andy looked incredible in his uniform (I’m sure all the girls would agree) and Tara outshone everyone not only by looking radiant with three hair and make-up changes – but with her calmness throughout the proceedings. It was a very enjoyable day spent with their family and friends during their preparations, thank-you!
I was invited to give a talk to the Hair and Beauty students at City College today, to talk about my carreer as a professional session hair and make-up artist and how the fashion industry works. All those young eager faces. . . blimey I’d forgotten how confusing my own career path had actually been! I feel honoured to be able to offer an insight into an amazing and privilaged profession. . . and one that is so enjoyable, good luck girls!!
One man on a mission – to make many pennies out of one penny – an inspiring journey – proving that anything is possible if you put your mind to it. . . !!
Find out more – http://project1p.wordpress.com
Theres a professional bridal photographer up for grabs if anyone is interested in bartering- click the link to see her work!! http://www.catwalkwedding.com
I have just returned from a few lovely days on the fabulous new Ian Stuart designer campaign – such breath taking creations from a very talented and unique individual !! Five girls in total who were all a delight to work with. . .I was working along side one of my all time favuorite make-up artists again the lovely Cheryl Phelps-Gardiner (shes such a minx)
Shooting in Cornwall – day one of four!!
Rachael was a dream to work with, from our very first meeting to the actual day itself – organising a wedding whilst living in Paris was never going to be easy – but Rachael had the vision and integrety to see it through. We all had enormous fun on the morning getting ready at the Hilton in a room with fabulous views looking out to sea. The day was glorious as they left for the Pavillion ceremony – congratulations and huge hugs to you all!
“Hi Ollie, Jeni and Hils,
Hope you’re all well. Just to say thankyou so much for making our Gorgeous images look so gorgeous. Sharon (the head of lingerie) loved them! I wanted to pass on her thanks to you all. I highlighted to her what a great team we had working on it -and it shows. She has mood boards from the shoot on her wall! Thankyou for 3 really lovely days too -I had such a great time and for supporting me with a shoot that isn’t always straightforward.
How lovely to recieve a thank-you note! The dream team:Oliver Pearce, Hillary Owen, Emma Hunter, Olivier Garson (our
beautiful model) and yours truely!
Tanya looked every inch the movie star as she stepped out of The Grand Hotel today to marry her prince charming – against gale force winds too, it was blowing a hooli when they left ( thank heavens for Elnet!!)
. . she took it all in her stride – congratulations to you both and I hope your day was magical!