Friday, 26 May 2017

Photoshoot | Lisa Caldognetto, Make-up Artist

Earlier this week I headed off for my second shoot with The Wedding Reporter, meeting with the lovely and talented make up artist Lisa Caldognetto. Lisa is as passionate as you can get when it comes to her work, with over 11 years of experience under her belt and having created make up looks for London Fashion Week, the BAFTA's & the Olivier Awards, as well as working with clients such as Maybelline and Melanie Giles, you're really not in better hands than this.

“I love the power makeup gives to an individual, using it to enhance natural beauty and personality. Makeup Artistry is the best business in the world.”

For the full interview with Lisa herself, head on over to the Wedding Reporter Blog for everything you need to know. And to keep up to date with Lisa's work or to get in touch, visit her website here.

For the shoot, we headed over to Melanie Giles, which provided us with THE perfect setting, with exposed brickwork and rustic wood details, recycled decor and an outside wall of giant windows, which let in the most beautiful lighting that any Photographer would just dream of working with! 

I'm so excited to share these photos with you today, this was my first time ever shooting makeup and I think i've found a new love. I had so much fun both taking the photos and editing them, there's just so much you can do, so do get in touch if you interested in booking with me.

Photographer: Myself
Hair: Nicole Peacock
Model: Josie Mitchell















Friday, 12 May 2017

Bridal Reloved Photoshoot | The Wedding Reporter

As part of my role as The Wedding Reporter Photographer, I have the amazing chance to meet some really incredibly talented suppliers from the wedding industry, from bridal shops to makeup artists, it's such a rewarding opportunity in which I get the chance to share my passion of Photography and give you a glimpse at what I see behind the lens.

This week I headed over to Street in Somerset with the owners of The Wedding Emporium, to meet Hannah, who just 3 weeks ago, opened up her stunning bridal shop, as part of the franchise that is Bridal Reloved. As the name suggests, they are the UK's largest chain of pre-owned wedding dress boutiques, giving brides to be the chance to find their dream wedding dress, within their budget, and from some incredible designers too, including Vivienne Westwood, Vera Wang, Ian Stuart and Justin Alexander. 

"Bridal Reloved wants to help people spend less on their wedding without compromising on design, style and class, which is why we only sell top designers."

Walking into the shop I found myself looking around in awe, admiring the beautiful decor, stunning dresses and just the welcoming and calming feeling that Hannah has created. I'm a bit of a sucker for anything rose gold and the little finishing touches certainly added to the feel of the room. Hannah has definitely put her heart and soul into this, everything from the window display, to the adorable yet spacious fitting room, the shabby chic decor and incredible rose feature wall, it's really like no other bridal shop i've seen before it, it has that unique touch and oozes professionalism that I'm sure will bring in brides for a very very long time.

For the full interview with Hannah herself and more details about what she does and her business, head over to The Wedding Reporter! Stay tuned for more shoots coming very soon!

Jess



















Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Zaza Marcelle

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of photographing some absolutely stunning cakes from the amazingly talented Isabelle from Zaza Marcelle! Isabelle is a French Patisserie Chef who graduated from the prestigious Ecole Nationale Superieure de Patisserie over in France 7 years ago, and has been perfecting her trade ever since, working for renowned Chocolatier Michel Belin and working with an award winning cake designer in her area, and even winning a bronze medal in a National Croquembouche contest!

"My aim today is to bring together the best of both worlds: the knowledge of French patisserie, combined with the intricate details of British cake design"

For the day, we hired out a beautiful manor house where we took photos of the designs in different rooms, with different moods and really showing off the quality of care Isabelle has put into each and every one. From elegant and intricate Wedding designs to beyond stunning Birthday cakes, each with their own style, using decorations including fruits, macaroons, meringues, gold flakes and edible sugar flowers.

Isabelle also embraces the comfort of local produce and uses only the best ingredients possible for that even yummier taste experience!
Of course I can't just boast about the looks of these masterpieces, the taste was just as incredible, the chocolate layered cake especially was indulgent, silky and melt in your mouth yummy! You can view a description of some of the other flavours here.

To get in touch directly, below are the links you need to know;

Jess 

























  


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