A couple of weeks ago I got together with a local bridal shop “Gowns of Distinction” and arranged a vintage wedding photography shoot for them at the STEAM museum here in Swindon.
I had an awesome team of Make-up artists Jenni Thomas and Hannah McGregor, Stylist Cerianne Pidgeon and models Jean Rae, Marina Dean-Francis and modelling the communion gown, Cerianne’s sister Harley.
STEAM is a fantastic place and I didn’t know but they are a licensed wedding venue and can hold up to 750 guests. I could have shot in there for a week but we were up against time and only had the morning to complete the shoot. We were shown around by Ian Surtees the commercial manager and given the largest dressing room ever, the whole Great Western Hall.
I got to use my new battery pack so I could take my studio lighting along. I think I’m gonna need a bigger boom though as the one I have is slightly alarming at full stretch. Being able to take the big light out on location is just brilliant. I have used it a couple of times now and apart from the wind knocking it over once it is just awesome to have power over the sun.
I think we confused some people by photographing two brides and no groom (we did get asked where he was) and surprised others when they got into a carriage with a wedding photography shoot in full swing. But we managed to stay out of the way for the most part and we got some amazing photos.
Sarah took out a full page ad in the Swindon Advertiser and used some of the shots which was excellent and STEAM will be using some for their wedding brochure which is ace
Hope you like the photos as much as I do…