Photography: Rebecca Douglas Photography | Concept, Styling & Direction: Bellaboo and Beau | Make Up: Rebecca Brown Makeup Artist | Hair: Jennifer Baker at Obsessions Salon | Flowers: by SP | Model & Dress: Nova Clarke | The Cake :Sylvias Kitchen
Stylist's assistant: Leanne Benn
Event: Photoshoot | Date: May 2014 | Venue: The Boating Pools in Ramsgate
Shoot Concept & Keywords: neon, rainforest, tropical, tribal, fashion, fashion-led, on-trend, neon washi tape, orchids, giant birdcage, cocktails
Objective: To have the chance to carry out a creative concept with no boundaries!
Rebecca Douglas and I have a combined passion for neon and birds which led me to set the style to this shoot. I am a lover of the bright, the bold and the ballsy and as the last 5 months have gone by I have been increasingly inspired by the tropical and tribal patterns, trends and colours that have come about in the fashion world.
I gave a brief to the team, with colours, images, keywords, concepts and angles to get this across. Initial styling thoughts and the concept for the brief included neon (obviously), tribal patterns, rainforest foliage, natural textures and of course, tropical birds.
Although we work primarily within the wedding industry, this shoot was always going to be more of a fashion-led one, with a stunning Native American model in a non-wedding dress made by herself, a floral tribal-esque necklace to replace the classic bridal bouquet and hot pink feathered eyelashes!
The concept was then emphasised with the use of prop styling and dressing by myself, including neon beaded backdrops, cocktail umbrella letters, rainforest table settings and a giant birdcage sourced from the lovely Scotts of Margate.
Please see the full credit list at the bottom of this page.