Mucha Inspired Photo Shoot with Katherine Beesley Elegant Savage

Preview of the photo shoot that we did on saturday. Low res as the hi res ones are being kept back for various publications. A big thank you to all below:
Dress Designs and Hats: Victorian Gothic Clothing UK
Alphonse Mucha Beaded Headress: The Elegant Artisans
Make-up Artist: Ashley Mclaughlin – Makeup Artistry
Models: Eris Eveiller & Raven Lily
Flowers: Floral Inspiration
Photography: Katherine Beesley Elegant Savage

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Silverstar Photographic

Whitby Shoot Preview

It’s Thursday and yet I am still buzzing from our successful photo shoot in Whitby which took place the previous Sunday/Monday!  This is probably due not only to the wonderful help that my husband provided and the gorgeous and professional models, the glittering bouquets from Jinder and warm welcome and support from Kev at bats and Broomsticks, but also working with Michelle and Rich from Silverstar Photographic.

Right from the start when Michelle approached me via email with her idea for the Whitby photo shoot my initial response was ‘that sounds brilliant, a big yes!’  Several emails later regarding models, make up, hair and location we met face to face at The Eclectic Wedding Event in Birmingham.  Not only did Michelle and I immediately get on well together, but our husbands who also work with us were deep in conversation too!

For many years I have been looking and hoping to find a photographer who would both understand my vision and also be able to recreate it pictorially, using their skills with light, angle and use of equipment. Michelle can and has done this.  Not only that, but  Michelle has a vast knowledge of the photographic, art history and fashion references so needed to be able to both converse and create great fashion shots.

Regarding Michelle and Rich’s professionalism I can only quote and totally agree with a testimony from one of the many brides that they have worked with:

“Michelle and Rich at SilverStar were an absolute pleasure to work with right from the start and have captured our wedding in a way that we could only have hoped for. They understood exactly what we wanted from the day and we now have some fantastic photos and memories to share with our friends and family.

They are two of the friendliest people you could hope to meet, a lovely couple who were professional to the last and who both went above and beyond the call of duty on the day to support both me and my now husband.

Nothing was too much trouble and they really helped to ease the stress on the day and we enjoyed it so much more as a result. Our families and friends were extremely impressed and have all commented on how relaxed and friendly Michelle and Rich were. I couldn’t recommend them highly enough. A massive thank you to you both!”

– Stacey and Ryan 14/09/2012

 And a massive thanks from the ‘other’ Michelle at Victorian Gothic! Please head over to their Face Book page and give them a ‘like’ to help show our appreciation. We have another shoot already booked with them for later in the year. Get in quick!

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Whitby Shoot Preview

Able to share the second (but more to come!) piece of good news. Here is a sneak peek of the photoshoot that we did with the latest gowns. Big thanks to Photography Michelle & Rich Brake at http://www.silverstarphotographic.co.uk/ Clothing …and Millinery Michelle Artemis at http://www.victorian-gothic.co.uk/ Make up and Hair Danii Shaw Bouquets Jinder at http://www.thefinerdetails.co.uk/ Models: Francesca Holmes, Amy Coleen & Katie Shoes Revivemeboutique https://www.facebook.com/Revivemeboutique Driver and Runner Jim Barton Location Whitby Accommodation Bats and Broomsticks http://freespace.virgin.net/batsand.broomsticks/
Whitby Shoot Preview

Whitby Photoshoot

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(Image sourced from commons Wikimedia)

A big big thank you goes out to:
Photography: Michelle and Rich of Silver Star Photographic http://www.silverstarphotographic.co.uk/
Make-up and Hair: Danii Shaw
Models: Amy Coleen, Francesca Holmes and Katie
Driver and runner: Jim Barton
Bouquets: Jinder of The Finer Details http://www.thefinerdetails.co.uk/
We had a super photo shoot in Whitby yesterday. Unfortunately one of our models could not make it due to her train being heavily delayed when a fire engine hit a railway bridge, but we will work with her later in the year to make up for that. So, it was out on to the streets of Whitby Gok style to find a replacement. Joy of joys we found Katie, a photographic student who was happy to help and as luck would have it had also studied photographic posing as part of her course.
Danii set to work transforming our models and worked her socks off solidly for about 3 hours of intense concentration producing fabulous looks for each model and then was on hand for re touches during the shoot.
When everyone was dressed and ready it was a three car convoy to each location (big thank yous to our respective other halves Rich, Jim and Tom)
We caused quite a stir as Michelle set about working her magic with the camera and lighting and Amy, Francesca and Katie worked their poses.
All in all it was the culmination of 6 months of work and planning, we couldn’t have asked for more in terms of professionalism from all, Whitby light and weather and a joy to all work together. We all look forward to sharing the results with you.