Saturday, 23 February 2013

Project EPIC Photo Shoot

Wow, what a day! Today saw the arrival of the day we have been planning for what has felt like several weeks, but in reality we have managed to pull together in only two weeks!! When we decided to launch our magazine for the Weird and Wonderful Wedding World Show, we knew we had to pull something out the bag, unlike anything else on the market today. We wanted to offer something different to the usual goody bags full of business cards to give away on the night, and felt a glossy magazine was the way to go... And it wouldn't be complete with out some EPIC photos. The brief for every one involved was 'Bristol meets Vogue'.

We were up at stupid o'clock in the morning ferrying dresses around, thanks to Brad for being the man and his van, the WWWWBristol team arrived at At-Bristol at 8am to be greeted by our out sourced team for the day. We unloaded the van and set our room up that had kindly been arranged by Sarah from the At-Bristol events team. We all literally exploded all over the room, there were dresses and make up galore and buzz in the room around us with excitement for what was about to commence! OMG.. I can not tell you how much the whole day exceeded my expectations. I knew everyone would be great, but I did not ever expect to be able to nail the looks and the shots so perfectly to match my imagination.

We had a huge team to help us through the day and by god, we couldn't have done it without everyone involved. Each and every person was as excited and enthusiastic as the next and every one totally got my vision for the shoot. Grace Kingsley MUA was able to pull together the most perfect team for hair and make up, including Jenny Davies and and Simon on Make Up, Michelle Hoskins and James Brown on Hair Styling. Each of them creating the most amazing theatrical hair and make up, each thoroughly embracing their own style and the chance to get creative.
Crown and Glory Accessories
Laura Michelle Power was THE most amazing Photographer I have ever had the pleasure of working with. With her relentless enthusiasm, her continued passion and skill for her art. She was a pleasure to have on shoot for the entire day, and again, totally got my vision and nailed it with the shots. 



Our exhibitors have all been amazing, with all number of awesome products provided by some fabulous suppliers. Dresses from Lisa KeatingEmily GarrodJessica CharlestonBeyond BurlesqueDrac in a Box and Angels Carrying Savage Weapons. HUGE thanks to Lindsey from ACSW for coming along for the day to help dress the models, they would have had corsets  on upside down if it wasn't for her! (Nothing to do with me.. ! *lies*) Hair Accessories from Crown and GloryProfessor MaelstrommeDeath and Glory Taxidermy, who quite frankly stole the show!
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Our models, Star, Aymie, Lucy, Rachel and Emilia, totally rocked it! They were all so much fun to shoot, their combined unique looks all representing alternative women of today, worked so well together.

Weird and Wonderful Wedding World
We initially had two locations within At-Bristol planned for the shoot, the fibre optic display outside the Planetarium entrance and under the fish tank tunnel over in the Aquarium, but whist we were there we thought it was a shame to pass up the opportunity to shoot with the beautiful Cathedral as our back drop. Three entirely different settings proving to provide lots of truly EPIC shots. As At-Bristol will be the setting for not only our alternative Wedding Show but also to many alternative weddings in the future, we wanted to create some inspiring shots for future brides to look at to see just what amazing images can be created with a little imagination!
Laura Michelle Photography2
You can check out the video we have created for you below to see our day on the Weird and Wonderful Wedding Photo Shoot.. But you will have to wait for the final images! We will be doing a few more sneak peaks but the HOTTEST shots will be saved for our magazine, which will be available to buy via mine and the WWWWBristol website as soon as we publish, you will also be able to pick up a free copy if you are the first 100 through the door of the show itself which takes place on 13th April 2013. Entry is free to the show if register online and you will also receive a complimentary cocktail, it will be £5 on the door if you forget to register. You can check out more of the Photos from the shoot in the album on Facebook Here.



Further info on all involved;

Laura Michelle Photography
I am a big believer in nostalgia and holding onto that specialness that photography once had. I also believe in making great photographs. Through the use of both digital and analogue I love to help couple's remember their day with that warm fuzzy feeling & plenty of humour! Creatively photographing in an unobtrusive and friendly way is so important to my style. I want my couple to feel completely comfortable with me and love getting to know them through the whole wedding process.The most amazing thing about doing what I do is that I get to meet so many individuals! Every single one of them is so unique and quirky in there own way! With every mother of the bride who looks at me through proud tears or Grandad, who holds my hand and thanks me for being there... oh my god, I am just so lucky. To be welcomed like part of the family to this celebration and document the experience with my camera, is incredible. www.lauramichelle.co.uk

Grace Kingsley
I have worked with in the Make Up and Beauty industry for just over ten years and absolutely love it! I get to work with loads of different people, Play with make up and be creative nearly every day. I have worked in Fashion, Film & TV, Music Videos and have even taught at the London Make Up School but have always specialised in Weddings along the way.Working with brides is great as you get to make them look and feel fabulous on their special day. I work with them from their first phone call or email to plan a look at their trial right through to the last lip stick check before they walk out the door to walk down the isle! 

Over the years I have worked with Bristol Fashion Week, Tres Chic magazine, west weddings, Beautiful Brides, Trap Magazine, ITV to name a few but now I am able to add The Weird and Wonderful Wedding World to my list which has been amazing! This has been one of my favourite projects and it gives endless possibilities to how a bride can look on her special day!I am trianed in all aspects of Make Up, not just the pretty stuff! I come with lots of experience and a huge amount of passion and knowledge.

You can find my portfolio at www.gracekingsley.co.uk or have a little tweet with me at @Graceyk_MUA


Michelle Hoskins
One of my main passions in life is make up and the art of creating that beautiful look. I love the overall challenge of delivering my vision from styling and dressing the hair to applying the final lip gloss! I enjoy all aspects of make up from fashion, bridal, theatrical through to the day to day challenge of looking your best.

I also participate in body art competitions, including the use of prosthetics. In the last year I have taken part in eight competitions and I have placed in seven of them which certainly demonstrates that I thrive under pressure. Amongst those competitions I got first place at the Professional Beauty competition for Fifty's Glamour 2012 and I am also doing it again this year. I've also taken part in the AHT body painting competition and got first place at the semi finale and second place in the final. My finest achievements then came with UK Skills 2012, during which I not only came first in the heats, but went on to receive the overall gold medal for Media Makeup. My goal for this year is to enter the IMATs competition in London.

I've also been involved in two fashion shows, from the Fuze fashion show in Bristol where I was make up director and also as a make up artist in the Bristol fashion show at Cribbs Causeway. In March I've been asked to be make up director of over 15 make up artists and over 50 models for the fashion show in Bath.

I couldn't think of better and more enjoyable challenge than being a make up artist. If you would like to see some of work please visit my Facebook page www.Facebook.com/michellehoskinsmakeupartist or my webpage at www.michellehoskins.jimdo.com.


Jenny Davies
Jenny Davies-Freelance Makeup artist working throughout the south west and south wales. Work with brides to create  a stunning look for their big day, also work on fashion shoots/shows, promotional events and makeovers/makeup lessons.

James Brown

My Name is James and I am a Freelance Hair Stylist. I have been in the industry now for several years and really love the thrill of creating something new and exciting. I Specialize in weddings, shows and pageants. Trinity Styling Ltd offers Hair, Make up and Photography all at one affordable price and also works in close conjunction with other up and coming artists of the fashion industry.
I have had much success being the winning stylist for Miss Bristol 2010, 2011 and 2012, Miss Swindon 2012, Miss Dorset runner up 2011 and Miss Fashion Vs Beauty 2011 and 2012 and Miss Beautiful hair 2013. I have had success in London Fashion week 2012 and have styled both winner of Signed by Katie Price Amy Willerton and Miss England 2012 Charlotte Holmes.
I am available for Pageants, Hair cuts, Weddings, catwalk shows and much more and can be contacted on trinitystyling@gmail.com and our facebook page trinity styling ltd.

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