Roughton Editorial Photoshoot

Roughton Editorial Photoshoot – Part One

The Holly and The Ivy – Rock in the Aisle


I recently got together with a small creative team to work on some images for portfolios, for fun and to do something different to regular bridal make up but still with a bridal theme.


Jaq – Jacqui Bridal Hair Specialist  – a friend of over 30 years and a colleague and I got to talking about having a creative day based loosely on our love for Bridal make up but something more editorial, more eye catching and a little wild. We were looking for the chance to get creative and play with hair and make up, textures and themes.

We knew we wanted to create some kind of woodland look and a rock look but also keep the theme bridal as we would be shooting in a church and weather dependant not a woodland…

We had also discussed doing a “snow queen”  look and as luck would have it that week we had “The Beast from the East” arrive and we had actual snow albeit the best of it had gone by the time shoot day arrived.


Jaq draughted in a super talented photographer – Matthew from 517 Photography and we also had dresses provided by the fabulous Adeava Bridal on the day and our models were all willing volunteers looking for a fun day out.

Here are my favourites from one half of the shoot.


I wanted to keep this make up fresh and the colour theme to be Greens and Pinks, yet I wanted the models eyes to pop – combined with the hair and addition of Ivy we wanted her to look like she was literally coming out of the ground…


Rock Bride

Jaq presented me with the most INCREDIBLE Mohican hair sculpture and I knew instantly I wanted to enhance Beth’s Rock look and edge it with a black and gold theme. Using actual gold leaf and smudgy powder stained eyes a little contouring was all that was needed for our interpretation of “Rock Bride”




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