Blue skies, sunshine and fluffy white clouds all added to the appeal of our beautiful photoshoot venue – Cardross Estate, Port of Menteith…
On Monday 13th May 2019, we were blessed with gorgeous sunshine and a much welcomed warmth in the air. Blue skies, sunshine and fluffy white clouds all added to the appeal of our beautiful photoshoot venue – Cardross Estate, Port of Menteith. We based our location shoot around a beautiful ‘chocolate box cottage’, ‘Arnvicar’.
Along with myself, the team collaborating on the shoot included Hannah Sidi Wedding Photography, Laura Beaumont Couture, Toni Johnson Hairdressing, Pretty Little Flowers and Brooch Bouquet UK. The brief was to keep things, elegant, cheerful and bright. Toni created beautiful Hollywood waves on our stunning model Izzy, while I worked to create a peachy pink harmonious makeup look.
I had a very clear idea in my mind of the look I wanted to create on Izzy and the products I would use to achieve it. I enjoy mixing makeup products to invent new shades and this photoshoot was no different. For the cheek colour, I mixed both a Glossier and a NARS Liquid Blush for the perfect hint of a peachy pink glow.
I also wanted to play up the eyes a little but in the most subtle way and one of the easiest ways to achieve this is by adding individual lashes. I used an entire pack of Eylure Individual Lashes on Izzy but you would never know, they look as though they belong to her eyes.
Laura Beaumont created three dresses for the shoot, each very different from the last, but all suiting Izzy Perfectly. First up – a gorgeous blush toned corseted gown with a cathedral length veil
The Second dress – a loose fit pure white shift dress, with a daisy edged veil, all paired beautifully with the bright blooms by Pretty Little Flowers.
Last but certainly not least (this might have been my favourite!), a two piece bridal set. The shift satin top was edged with feathers and pearls and matched with a maxi length satin skirt, which was finished with a lace train detail – gorgeous!
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