Last week that crazy heat wave we were having struck during a major photoshoot I was working on with Belle Bridal Magazine. Working on set on the hottest day of the year was certainly challenging but getting to see the location in all its glory in the sunshine, the gorgeous lavender sunsets and the incredible work the team pulled together made it all worth it. Not to mention all the laughs, wine and cheese we had along the way!
Our set for the few days was the magnificent Chateau Challain, a perfect fairytale chateau in the south western region of France. Built in 1854 by one of the most renowned...
Back in late June I was delighted to have the pleasure of being the make-up artist for Catherine and Charlie's wedding day. Below are some of the photos of the day taken by Katy Melling which beautifully showcase what a lovely day it was. Lartington Hall was the perfect setting with its bright and classic interiors and gardens which you can see have been captured perfectly in these idyllic shots.
Make-up & Skincare
It's wonderful to see Catherine beaming with joy whilst getting ready, I created an elegant flawless base for her with rosy nude tones on the lips and cheeks which paired nicely...
On the 21st of June I was delighted to be part of the team making the day special for Sophie and Dan. The day reception was held at Yorebridge House is a 5 Star boutique Hotel surrounded by the luscious greenery of the Yorkshire Dales. It provides two stunning rooms with panoramic views over Dales or the lawns. Sophie and Dan both being employees of the venue knew all to well what a perfect setting it would be to celebrate after a ceremony in a local church.
The day was a delight, and photographer Joel Skingle captured that delight perfectly. Here I am sharing with you a selection of his images...
If you're in the midst of planning your wedding and are figuring out what your dream day looks like, a workshop with Astrid Blake may be just what you need. An expert in creative design and styling, Astrid will use her wealth of experience to help explore and define your dream wedding style allowing the seeds of your ideas to bloom and flourish.
You can be sure you're in great hands with Astrid, passionate about putting together concepts with her keen aesthetic sense and a sharp eye which have been honed by years of hands-on experience in the trends industry. She works creatively bringing images,...
Here's a look inside the latest Belle Bridal Magazine for a modern monochromatic editorial to showcase Danish Label Lilly Bridal. Studio for the day was The Secret Tower, a historic gate tower built between 1265 & 1307 as part of Newcastle's city wall which now serves as a super stylish wedding venue.
Take a peek below to see a few close ups of the contemporary make-up I created for this brief.
For this Look I used:
Foundation & Concealer - Veil Cover Cream
Eyes - L'Oreal
Blusher & Lipstick - Suqqu
Keep scrolling for the full spread from inside the pages...
Today we're taking a sneak peak into the pages of Unveiled Magazine issue 11 for the Sakura Bloom fashion editorial by Kristos Kabiotis. I loved working on this chinoiserie inspired editorial with the setting of Lartington Hall providing the perfect backdrop to showcase the gorgeous 'Power of Love' collection of gowns by Caroline Castigliano.
In keeping with the brief I created a timeless chic look with flawless blended skin that complemented the elegance of the shoot. To create this I used Charlotte Tilbury's Exagger-Eyes eye shadow palette as well as their Pillow Talk lipstick and blushers,...
Available now for pre-order is the most beautiful edition yet of Belle Bridal Magazine, their 300 page 10th anniversary collectors issue! I am so proud to be one of the creatives that has been working with them for years now and to be part of celebrating this amazing magazine turning 10 years old. It was a wonderful day working with an amazing team and I hope you love the cover and what's soon to be revealed inside as much as I do. If you remember not so long ago I was in Morocco working on a breath taking shoot, all of which will be uncovered finally in these pages too.
Watch this space for more...
It's Christmas Eve and 2018 is soon coming to a close so I wanted to share with you a set of gorgeous images from one of my last bits of work this year.
However first I wanted to take a moment to reflect on how grateful I am for the work I have had the opportunity to be part of in the last 12 months. To have graced the pages of beautiful magazines such as Jules B, Belle Bridal, La Di Da and Unveiled. To have participated in workshops talks, demos in the UK sharing and doing work to support the wonderful charity the Teenage Cancer Trust. I have been so lucky to travel working fashion shows...
Last weekend I spent my time at Lartington Hall meeting brides. During this time one of the main requests I received from the brides is that they felt make-up needs to look flawless with delicate approach to colour.
I wanted to share with you some of the images of a look I created with this approach in mind and the products I used.
In keeping with the delicate colours of the flowers, décor and the venue I wanted to keep a peachy hue with the makeup but add a black eyeliner for a hint of drama. For the eyeliner it was kept quite thick and heavy as opposed to the obvious winged cat flick eyeliner...
It was a very proud moment for me to be on not one but two front covers of Belle Bridal Magazine.
For this photoshoot I used makeup by Sukin Skincare and Inika Organic
Full credit to the team:
Photographer: Chris Davis Specular
Hair: Ange Lowery
Model: Bernadett Vidacs
Follow my blog with Bloglovin