Well, if your hubby is an eager photography enthusiast, I suppose one has to suffer for it… So when Lucas was in need of a model to practice new lighting/exposure/new gadget/ ( insert a suitable photography magic jargon word here) and take photos of the spring fields, what can I girl do? I rummaged through my frocks and the bridal samples to see what would fit me and look good with the back=ground we had in mind, and finally settled on a frock from our Summer Bridal collection – Jeanette. It is an 18th century inspired dress in lovely silk taffeta – the look, and styling is based on the 18th century aesthetics, the finish, construction and the cut is modern.
In the Summer Bride photoshoot it was worn over a big hoop and net petticoat suitable to the bridal theme, but for the field version we decided to make it more historical than bridal. And so, proper stays, pocket hoops, stockings and shoes are worn underneath to render the silhouette a bit closer to the historical ideal. Minimal make up, a re-styled straw hat on braided hair and a basket with freshly cut lilac ( my favourite flowers!) completed the look. a nearby field was picked and Lucas set to playing with the light…
I spent most of that time first in the car, then standing in the field, huddled in a jumper and wellies…
Once everything was ready, tested, set, re-set etc, i could ditch my jumper and wellies and start doing my job – try to look pretty and graceful while trying to avoid standing on dog turds, puddles, mud etc. The results – below – enjoy!
Photography: Pitcheresque Imagery
Dress: Prior Engagement
Shoes and stockings – American Duchess