If anything has a flair of the 1920's, I want it. It is my absolute favourite era. If it's gold, antique or sparkly then I'd like it in my house. So working a couple days at a local Antique shop gave me the PERFECT opportunity and location for a styled shoot that was right up my street. I did this simply because I wanted to, it was something I could shoot without the pressure of timings at a wedding and it was a chance to practice my couple portrait skills!
The Antique shop has a huge warehouse type space at the back of the building where lots of people have seperate stall areas. It was perfect as it meant each corner was like a little living room. With big wardrobes, cabinets, mirrors, chandeliers and shelves of antiques gave us so many back drops to try. Thankfully Aiden (the Antique Owner) gave me completely free reign so we were able to photograph anywhere we liked. It was fab.
Katie and Alex are good friends of mine and knowing they liked a good fancy dress they were the first people I asked to be involved. They said yes and dived straight into finding the perfect outifts and hair styles. Katie found two amazing dresses that fit our theme so well. Both having gold details (my fav) embroided on. Alex had a full tux and wing tip shoes.They even found a real fur coat which just put the cherry on the top for our 1920's inspired shoot!
My Mum styled Katie's hair with a lace head band and pin curls. (Lots of ideas on pinterest if anyone wants to try it) And my lovely friend Alexandra designed a gorgeous bouquet that matached the theme perfectly with warm colours and plenty of greenery. Have a little look at her facebook (@AlexandraMaysflorist) or website: www.alexandramays.co.uk. She's fab!
It was such an exciting shoot for me as I felt like I was on a set of Downton Abbey or Peaky Blinders. I was in my element. We had such a fun time so please take a look below to see what we got up to...
P.S I want to say a massive thank you to everyone that helped me put this small - scale styled shoot together. Including my wing woman Abi for holding lights, moving furniture and just generally helping me out. You're all the best!
Love Erin Xxx