New work | The Enchanting Cake Company

 

We were delighted to be asked to photograph and style the cake creations for The Enchanting Cake Company's new website launch. 

Beautiful and intricate details feature in Ramla's creations from ornate guilding, delicate flowers and even the tiniest working chandeliers.

Simple and striking product shots work alongside four stories: Belle, Ella, Jasmine and Freya. Each of which have their own particular style for example the powdery white and the palest of greys for the snowy Freya. 

 

 

 

'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. 

 

DeBeers 'A Moment to Last Forever'

In January Gooch and Gawler were delighted to be invited to plan, style and shoot the campaign ‘A moment to last forever’ for De Beers. A great couple of days shooting on location in Streatham with a fun team and, of course, lots beautiful diamonds.

Contributors

Cake and sweet treats Victoria Made 
Hair & Make up Elbie Van Eeden 
Flowers Indeco Flowers
Stationery Denote Stationery
Ribbon Silk and Willow
Dress  Alice Temperley
Shoes by Emmy
Model Lucy Gascoyne
Veil Ann Guise
Linen The Linen Works

Britten 2015 Collection

A couple of weeks ago we shot the new 2015 collection for Britten. Over 100 products shot over 2 days on location with a wonderful team - Matt and Sarah, Creative Directer of Britten, hair and make-up by Elbie van Eeden and models Juste and Chelsea. Lace dresses by Katya Katya Shehurina and beaded backless Clinton Lotter dress available from Blackburn Bridal

Millie Icaro | Handmade collection

We were delighted to be asked by US-based jewellery and accessory designer Millie Icaro to plan, art direct and shoot her collection of bridal headdresses, shrugs and statement jewellery pieces.

Every piece is handmade to order out of the most delicate fabrics and beautiful stones.

The shoot took place at Lordship Park in central London. Our model was Chloe, hair and make-up was by Elbie van Eden and our assistant for the day was Emily Nicholson, dresses from Blackburn Bridal.

The Wedding Garter Co.

We recently planned, art directed and shot the launch collection for The Wedding Garter Co. The shoot took place on a cold December day in a beautiful location house in Streatham. Thank you to Sarah for the most beautiful garters to shoot, Elbie for hair and make-up, Ana for being our model, Matthew for the endless cups of tea and coffee and to Katya Katya Shehurina for the beautiful dresses. Here are some highlights from the shoot, to see more, please visit The Wedding Garter Co. website.

The Meadowlark of Nonsuch

Introducing you to The Meadowlark of Nonsuch - part two of our recent collaborative styled shoot.

Contributors:

Photography and styling: gooch&gawler
Dresses: Jesus Peiro and Elizabeth Stuart
Venue: Nonsuch Mansion
Florist: Jay Archer Floral Design
Hair and Make-up: Jeni Dodson
Gold headdress: Cherished Vintage
Veil: Ann Guise
Shoes: Harriet Wilde
Cake: Olofson Design
Jewellery: Alex Monroe

The Raven of Nonsuch

Some personal work to share with you today. A great team gathered at Nonsuch Mansion in July to shoot a rather more moody bridal fashion style. The images tell their own story of good girl turned bad... An altogether different shoot with part two - The Meadowlark of Nonsuch, here soon.

Contributors:

Photography and styling: gooch&gawler
Dress: Jesus Piero
White feather collar: Jesus Peiro
Black feather collar: Felice Art Couture
Venue: Nonsuch Mansion
Florist: Jay Archer Floral Design
Hair and Make-up: Jeni Dodson
Stationery: Abigail Warner
Cake, meringues and biscuits: Olofson Design
Jewellery: Alex Monroe