It’s not often we are sent a shoot that has taken place throughout the whole day, resulting in amazing pictures from the daytime sky right through until sunset. For this amazing boho styled shoot, the photographer Phil Drinkwater has done an amazing job capturing the elegance of the lighting.
This shoot has such a romantic yet whimsical feel, which is what Claire Salter and the team behind the shoot wanted to portray.
Claire told us “To be honest the shoot evolved around the gorgeous, footless shoes, designed by Arianna Tiara. I just love these and wanted to do a hippy, bohemian styled shoot, where the bride is a free spirit, earth child.”
We hope you love this Boho, Earth Child bridal shoot as much as us…
“The story behind the shoot was to create a boho, earth child style bride. The woodland/meadow setting provided a beautiful, natural backdrop which took our girl from the late afternoon sunshine to a candlelit evening. Tea lights in jam jars, ribbons catching the breeze, and a delicate lace teepee set the scene.
“I created hair accessories that echoed her surroundings, and I wanted to create pieces which would give the impression they were made from found materials. Using feathers and flowers gave an elegant but relaxed look.
“The baby’s breath crown is a simple and relatively inexpensive way to create a simple, romantic, bohemian feel, and silk flowers can be used alongside real ones to create beautiful floral crowns.” Lucy Hallard, Boss Model Management
“The hair and make-up needed to have a relaxed, boho feel. I gave Amy’s hair a soft wave without too much product, which allowed her hair to move freely in the gentle breeze.
“The make-up I chose was all about shades and tones that would bring together the warmness of Amy’s hair, the warmth of the summer evening sunshine, and the shade of the flower headdresses created by Lucy. I also used products with light reflective shimmer in them so they would catch the sunlight and warm tone, to bring out the blue in Amy’s eyes.” Claire Salter Bridal Make-Up and Hair Styling
“The story called for a wide variety of natural lighting options, from soft gentle backlighting of the afternoon, through late evening sunset across the trees, to actual sunset. Into the night, the scene was lit by an Icelight which gave a soft and gentle feel and was set to a similar brightness to the tealights. Amy was positioned and posed in natural environments to complement the natural material used throughout.” Phil Drinkwater
“The ‘Iris’ gown is very Victoriana looking with its detachable cape and intricate lace detail. The gown itself is made from two beautiful lace cloths that have been layered to give it its unusual look.
“The vintage inspired mocha/ivory ‘Sweet Pea’ gown is made from the most beautiful lace. It’s cut out key-hole back detail gives it that unique look, and is finished with a satin sash that chinches in at the waist, emphasising those curves. This gown is also available in all ivory.
“This straight fitting, all over lace gown, ‘Ruby’, has that most beautiful high neckline that goes into a cute little collar. Finishing touches to this dress include buttons that run right the way from the top of the neck to the end of the train.
‘Violet’ Gown – discontinued
“This mocha/ivory antique lace gown, ‘Tulip’, has the most amazing fishtail shape. With a satin sash cinching in at the waist, this gown really showcases those fabulous curves. This gown is also available in all ivory.” Diane Harbridge
Images © Phil Drinkwater
Photography: Phil Drinkwater
Assistant Photographer: Richard Hardwick
Dresses: Diane Harbridge
Styling: Lucy Hallard, Boss Model Management
Make-Up and Hair: Claire Salter Bridal Make-Up and Hair Styling
Hand and Foot Jewellery: Arianna