Bridal Fashion Photography
Bridal Fashion Photography
For me and my style of wedding photography there has always been a very fine line between bridal fashion photography and creating beautiful, elegant shots for my brides and grooms. With the continuing evolution of contemporary wedding photography, the line between wedding photography and fashion photography is becoming ever increasingly blurred. We are all bombarded and saturated with an immense amount of fashion imagery via advertising in all its various shapes and forms, so it’s no wonder that this type of photography becomes aspirational and desirable for today’s brides and grooms.
And so with that in mind and before the wedding season starts in earnest, I wanted to indulge myself in a spot of bridal fashion. And as if by magic I found myself in Manchester. I spend my student years in Manchester, and apart form the club and music scene during the time of Madchester I was never than enamoured by the city. My word, what a beautiful butterfly this caterpillar has grown into. What an amazing, energetic and exciting city to spend the weekend in. I was blown away by it and genuinely can’t wait to visit again.
The location for the shoot was the Manchester Hilton. An iconic building that dominates the skyline and is equally loved and loathed by the locals. I’m undecided on what I think about it but the interiors provided us with some fantastic backdrops for our shoot.
The stars of this shoot were undoubtedly the dresses. We were very lucky to have the dresses provided by up and coming bridal designer Erica Stacy Couture. I am absolutely confident in saying that Erica is a star in the making in the world of couture bridal dresses. Each dress is completely unique and is made with love in her own workshop. An enormous thanks you to Erica for her involvement in this shoot.
From a photographic point of view, I never stop learning, I never stop striving to push myself creatively and improve my technical skills and my creative vision. It’s important to me as a photographer but its equally important to my clients. For this shoots I was lucky enough to be working with Chris Hanely (originator of the Cherish The Dress brand) as well as Damien Lovegrove (all round lighting genius and the most enthusiastic and inspirational photographer I have been lucky enough to shoot with).
So here’s a small selection of the shots from the day. I hope you like them
OK – so I admit the next few pictures are not exactly what you’d call bridal fashion (although who am I to place any limitations on what is and isn’t bridal fashion), they are more a nod to a bit of retro 80’s fashion.