'Hush' by Gooch&Gawler

[huhsh] noun - silence or quiet, especially after noise.

Sarah and I have been planning to do a shoot of our own creation since July 2014.  This same shoot was postponed and rearranged perhaps two or three times due to one setback after another. So these images after three rounds of planning have morphed into something quite different all together.  In these two years a lot has changed for us both and for many reasons we feel we’re starting afresh. Essentially this shoot was about us stepping back and experimenting with a team we trust and I want to thank the following who helped us create something a little different. We sense a new direction emerging…

  • De Beers – for loaning us the most exquisite & expensive diamonds (and letting us try them on)
  • Our long time friend & collaborator, make up & hair artist Elbie Van Eeden  for her deft hands, creative eye & colourful hair. 
  • Mandi at Charlie Brear  & Clinton Lotter for the loan of their beautifully made dresses of the highest quality fabrics.  
  • Emmy for designing and loaning us those most coveted Victoria shoes.
  • Another long time friend & collaborator Lindsay Sharrier – for saving the day with her beautiful flowers.
  • The sweet and well travelled Circe De La Rosa at MOT Models 
  • And to my summerhouse, for being the host for the day!

Photography for global De Beers campaign 'Your Bridal Style'

A huge team, two stunning locations, a few very early starts and lots of coffee helped make this shoot one of our biggest yet. Shooting in October last year with several van loads of wardrobe, flowers and furniture hire, we descended on Syon Park for the start of our 3-day shoot for De Beers. The photography brings to life their What's Your Bridal Style? campaign helping brides to discover and create their own, unique bridal style. A huge thank you to De Beers for asking us to shoot this campaign for you. 

Credits:

Films: Rainstar Boutique
Flowers: Indeco
Dresses: Temperley, Jesus Piero
Hair and Make-up: Jeni Dodson and team
Cake: Victoria Made
Stationery and calligraphy: Gemma Milly
Silk Ribbon: Kate Cullen

Emmy London new collection 2016

We were thrilled to be asked to shoot Emmy London's new bridal and occasionwear shoe and accessory collection. Emmy is an extremely talented shoe designer and it was really exciting to work with her to develop the concept for a new press ad featuring some of her most beautiful shoes.

A lot of vintage books were sourced and individually covered in the buttery soft suedes and leathers that Emmy uses to make her shoes. The palette was subtle blush pinks, nudes, greys and a touch of aged gold. The contrast came from a delightful pale blue. 

One key element of the main shot was to incorporate Emmy's sketch book of shoe designs. Each sketch features the intricate details and adornments that makes each pair of shoes so unique.

Thanks to Kate Cullen for the loan of the hand dyed silk ribbons.