A Classic Modern and Romantic Bridal Inspiration Shoot

Hey {www}ers :-) I hope you are well this morning…..

I have the total and utter pleasure of sharing a divine bridal shoot with you this morning, the vision of Sarah Roberts, hair stylist extraordinaire and the designer behind Bespoke Tiaras by Sarah Roberts.

Sarah wanted a vintage, soft and romantic feel to showcase her beautiful designs, and decided to hold the shoot at the Trafalgar Tavern in London. With amazing gowns by Sabina Motsasem and fabulous photography from Emma Lucy Photography, who was second shot by Eliza Claire Photography, this really was a dream team.

The girls look sooo amazing, with totally flawless make up and uber stylish hair to boot. I think girls you are going to get some amazing ideas for your bridal looks :-)

Thanks so much to Sarah Roberts for letting me share her shoot with us today, here is what she had to say;

“My business was put on hold last year while I had my little boy, Zach, now 10 months old. When I woke up on January 1st this year though, I decided a new year, new start and I needed some lovely images of my pieces for my website. I wanted a really vintage, soft romantic look to the shoot because my designs are based around vintage elements such as brooches and dress clips, of which some are rare signed pieces. All have glamour and a uniqueness.

I already knew Sam Basham, the make up artist, as I had worked with her on a few real weddings before, so knew her work was flawless. I contacted her and she was definitely up for getting involved. I decided I was going to do the hair for the girls, I love working creatively with hair and knew my vision. The models are all girls I have known through my salon and friends (I had a hunch these girls would love to be involved, I wasn’t wrong). Venue wise, I wanted somewhere that dated back to the 19th century but with clean white paint finishes. I own a salon near Greenwich so knew of the Trafalgar Tavern and also knew they held weddings there. I loved the look and feel of the rooms and was delighted when they said we could shoot there.

Then was my biggest task – I wanted a photographer that was unique and had a style to suit the intricate designs of my headpieces. I had been following Emma Lucy’s work for a while and she was exactly what I wanted. I nervously contacted her to ask if she’d be interested and, to my excitement, she said yes!

Last thing we needed were dresses, without those this quite obviously would not have been a bridal shoot. I was suggested by a mutual friend to contact Sabina at Motasem who designs beautiful understated vintage inspired dresses, I just loved her style and was so pleased when she also said she was happy to get involved. I was so delighted that we had a team of amazing people, then if it couldn’t get any better Emma told me she would be bringing along another photographer to help get some shoots as we had three models it was a lot of work, on board came Eliza Claire, another amazing photographer. The whole of the team completely saw the shoot in exactly the same way as I had originally visioned and in fact the results were better than I had imagined.

It was such an amazing day and I want to work with this talented team over and over.”


Here is what photographer Emma had to say…

“I’ve been absolutely loving doing styled shoots recently, I find it’s such a wonderful way to stay up to date while building on my skills and pushing myself creatively, which reflects in my wedding photography. I think it teaches a sense of stopping to think about how to frame a shot. Not only that – I get to work and meet amazing people from the industry! Early in January I received a beautiful email from Sarah, one that’s now kept in my ‘feel good’ box – she had said she just had to ask me and that she was a massive fangirl of my work- I couldn’t believe it, little ‘ol me!

I checked out Sarah’s website and knew I had to be involved. The headpieces Sarah makes are stunning. I tweeted a call out for a second shooter the week before and I was over the moon when Eliza Claire, a well established wedding photographer, said she was happy to get involved. You can see Eliza’s photos here: http://elizaclaire.com/weddings/the-trafalgar-tavern-a-wedding-shoot and I’m sure you’ll agree they’re beautiful.

I really wanted to get a dream like, romantic look for these images. The venue lent itself perfectly to this with beautiful leather chairs and big windows. I also wanted to show a slightly modern edge to some of the shoot so I played on this with the girl in the tea length dress in the doorway. I shot in such a way the images looked quite grainy and film like and then enhanced this with the post processing.

I’m really happy with how the shoot turned out and it was an absolute joy to work with Sarah and the team.”

Credit where credit’s due…

Photography: Emma Lucy www.emmalucyphotography.com
Second Shooter: Eliza Claire www.elizaclaire.com
Hair: Sarah Roberts www.sarahroberts.co.uk
Tiaras & accessories: Sarah Roberts www.bespoketiarasbysarahroberts.co.uk
Make Up: Sam Basham www.sambasham.co.uk
Dresses: Motasem www.motasem.co.uk
Venue: The Trafalgar Tavern, Greenwich http://www.trafalgartavern.co.uk/


Thanks so so much girls for letting me share your work today :-)) Are you planning on a similar bridal style for your big day? xoxo Lou

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