Ive been holding onto these images for a while now, partly because the wedding season has taken precedence and also because I was waiting for a moment when I had a moment to post about one of my commercial studio projects.

I have known Edwina for a long while now, both of us working in the wedding industry and I’d promised her a few years ago a studio shoot with her work which is very popular and so creative. All of her hats are so carefully made with a really wide selection for brides and of course guests for any amazing event. Her hats make you want to find an excuse to attend a function just so you can impress.

We used the Brixton Photofusion studio and over a cuppa we chatted through ideas and styles for the shoot, the girls trying on hat after hat seeing who suited what. Mariam using her amazing airbrushing technique and my assistant Tash setting up lighting with me to achieve the natural  look we wanted to go for.

I don’t generally use much post production retouching as I want my images to be truthful and show as much of the product as possible, so clean, consistent lighting and a skin retouch here and there and we were all done.

Working with the lovely models Kalee, Jane and Kate was a pleasure and Cassandra for the hair, and of course the amazing Mariam Jensen whom Ive worked with on numerous weddings- her make up is to die for.

I’m still waiting for an invite to a function where I’m not taking photographs so I can wear an Edwina Ibbotson hat…! Enjoy x