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I run, and make most of the coffee at Field Photographic.
We're a professional photographic studio, and have been since 1989.
We cover a wide range of assignments including contemporary family portraits and weddings with a distinctive, informal and up to date feel.
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Friday, 16 January 2015

Shooting Brides that aren't Brides for Elizabeth Malcolm Couture Bridalwear

It's quite ironic that we picked a freezing cold December day to shoot Elizabeth Malcolm's new 'Midsummer's Dream' bridalwear range I think.

Lizzie specialises in handmade, bespoke bridalwear and these gowns show her obvious talent.

We were set up for the day on the (chilly) top floor of the Derwentside Mill which houses Lizzie's (lovely warm) workshop downstairs.

Theme for the day was to be goth-ish steampunk-ish!

It was beautiful natural light that attracted us to the mill's top floor, and it didn't disappoint on the day.

Below are some examples utilising just window light and one reflector.

Catherine & Chelcie were just awesome models for the day, braving freezing cold temperatures and fuelled only by Lizzie's Mocha Gingerbread lattes and McDonald's burgers they worked through the whole range of gowns really efficiently.

Towards the end of the afternoon as the light faded we introduced a little bit of extra lighting for the shots below.

To finish up, and just for fun, and mainly to just humour me (I know!) we headed outside where it was really properly cold to grab a few shots by an awesome old abandoned factory that I'd had my eye on for months, if not years as a photo location.

Lighting was tungsten lamp mixed with dusky daylight to give that fab fade-to-blue effect.

The fab and talented team:

Elizabeth Malcolm Couture Bridalwear
Catherine Wardega & Chelcie Gascoigne - models
Katie Weeds - Hair
Sidonie McMullen - Make Up Artist
Derwentside Shopping Mill - Location and props