These ladies out did themselves on this collaboration. Tying together bold, soft, modern and boho. Kelly and Anre show that there is a look catering for every kind of bride.
I love the elegant, soft looks and thereafter the playfulness that portrays afterwards with bold pops of colour.
This collaboration just proves that gone are the days of brides having to stick to the traditional, classic look of subtle, natural, make up and hair.
This styled shoot embraces every kind of playfulness a 2018 bride would like to capture. With eye-catching colour and twists of hair, it makes for a whole lot of pretty on the eyes.
Read on below for all the unique details:
Anre Erasmus Hairstylist details on Hair:
For this photoshoot collaboration, Kelly May MUA and I, really wanted play around with different looks.
I really wanted to “bring back" the chignon/French roll.
It worked so well with Ruth's hair. It also brought out her stunning colour. To finish the style off I added pretty pearl clips.
I wanted to do a retake on the traditional half up/half down style. I did an upside down plait and tucked the sides up to open up her lovely face, and left the soft curls cascading down.
Kirsty was the perfect opportunity to show that you don’t need long locks to look absolutely beautiful and bridal on your wedding day. I did soft waves on her short blonde hair, and took it a little step further by adding a bold beautiful flower piece on the one side. It created a lovely, fun yet elegant look. For the creative part of the shoot I just shook out her hair for some volume. Paired with her eclectic floral earrings and the make up Kelly did, Kirsty looked like a cover model for an international magazine.
I really wanted to create a fierce, bold look! Hair was gelled and smoothed down in a middle parting and tied in pony and then plaited. For the creative part of the shoot, I rolled her plait into a bun and had some fun with gold foil.
Kelly May Makeup Artist details on Makeup:
After a year of chatting about this concept, Anre and I finally sat down and planned this insane, fun day, and we are so glad we did!
With her stunning French Roll hair style, i wanted to focus on her makeup in a simple yet eye catching way. To enhance the Blue of Ruth's eyes I used a Rose Gold pigment with a subtle brown/nude lip. I was ecstatic with the overall effect.
I wanted to capture her Fun, Earthy Style which would complement the boho inspired hair. Using an intense golden pigment, mixed with a dazzle eyeshadow, I absolutely loved the simplistic vibe with her cute smile.
Kirsty was our Fun-loving inspiration. Using a snowy eye shadow, mixed with a soft highlighter and a perfectly thin top eyeliner really made her eyes light up with excitement. Adding a bold and bright pink lip really brought her spirit to life.
Biddy was our Bold and Brave mood Board. I wanted her makeup to really thrive here. By using a bold, bronze pigment on the eyes with intense dark shading in the crease, really made her eyes melt the camera. A beautiful dark lip really just made it all come together, like a dream, with the perfectly fierce ponytail.
After all the looks had been captured by Estefania, I used some pretty glitters, liquid makeup and loose foil to do a little fun section.
Lady Marmalaide East London:
Lady Marmalaide East London supplied 4 exclusive wedding gowns, from the popular Modeca, Le Papillon and Nicole Spose Collections. Each gown represented a completely unique look, which tied in so well with the beautiful hair and makeup of each model.
Sarah May Florals:
I was given colours and Themes to work with.
Kirsty, was a fun look with bold cerise pink. I was asked to do a styled clip and earrings. I wanted something light to use on the earrings, so the bougainvillea was perfect, paired with some celosia, ice cream bush and other wild flowers that all came out my garden and worked perfectly. I loved creating these bright fun florals.
Ruth, was a little more of a sophisticated, elegant and dreamy look. I was asked to work with white on a floral hoop. We used masses of flowers to create this look, white Lisianthus, ranunculus, and stock flowers. These are some of my favourite flowers for weddings, so was in my comfort zone.
Carla, was the greenery bride, instead of using the normal muted eucalyptus, I played around with different textures of the natural greens, with foraged ferns and assorted greenery to create this more natural look.
I prefer natural light so I usually look for nice light coming from windows when shooting indoors, having to watch out for any clutter in the background too. I love framing subjects and centring them, which goes against the rule of thirds. Before taking a photo you have to double check that the dress looks pretty, model has a good posture, light is right, hair isn’t over the face, etc. I prefer using the 50mm and 85mm lenses. I like primed as they create beautiful bokeh.