A styled shoot at the Japanese gardens
When we were approached by Janie to see if we would like to feature her styled shoot it took us less than a half a second to agree. In fact it was an honour and a privilege to say yes to such an exquisitely breathtaking photo shoot. This team of amazing suppliers have collaborated to create a beautiful, oriental inspired shoot set in a Japanese garden in Cornwall. There is so much depth and detail to it i’m sure you’re going to fall in love!
Janie from Lucky Sixpence tells us all about the story behind it…
“The reason why I put the shoot together was a personal one really. In January 2017 I was blessed with the birth of the most amazing little girl. Life became focused around her and although I wanted to continue growing my business I was unable to spend much time thinking creatively. In the June my husband became seriously ill and was admitted to hospital where he spent 6 months. I visited daily with our daughter and life then became focused around both of them. When he returned home that Christmas I decided I wanted to do something for myself – to have a creative outlay and to find a bit of me again. I’d worked with Toby Lowe on several shoots and I just love his style and how he captures light. We have chatted lots of times about shooting something different. Thinking towards the Spring my mind wandered to cherry blossom and an oriental theme. I then decided on the headpiece I wanted to make and the rest of the shoot was designed around that! I chatted to Toby about my idea and he championed me on to go for it. I hadn’t organised my own shoot before but he reassured me that my idea was a great one and that people would get on board with it!
I knew I wanted to showcase the range of skills I had but also those of some incredible suppliers in the South West. Having a shoot which had an alternative look allowed suppliers to showcase what they can do and show brides that no request is too big! I wanted something different, that would stand out from the crowd and hadn’t been seen before. I was so lucky in that I already knew a host of amazing suppliers who had worked together on several projects before. Christine creates the most incredible dresses and so she was my go to person for the gowns. She had recently made the blush gold dress with lace overlay – it was exactly what I wanted. She also created an obi belt especially to work with some of her separates for a second look. Anna created an incredible bouquet to complement the colours of the flowers I had used in the headpiece and the colour theme was continued into how Amy did the make up. Ellie (The Updo Girl) was an obvious choice for hair as she is able to take a theme and just run with it – I knew I would be able to tell her where I was going with the look of the shoot and she would create a stunning style to suit.