As a photographer, I try to take inspiration from everything I see. Whether its films, music or books, there is always something that will spark an idea and get me thinking. It is how a lot of the elements in my own wedding came together and after talking to a few of my couples, it seems everyone is taking inspirations from the things they love. After pulling together a few mood boards for inspiration for some shoots I have started to ask my brides to do them same. It's the perfect way for a couple to get their ideas across and it then plays a role when planning their 'couple in love' shoot. I had a couple of mood boards to hand when I started to talk to Tiffany about a styled shoot and after talking through some ideas, I began thinking it would be so much more fun it we where working with a couple rather than models. From that point on my mind was full of ideas but I thought rather than impose our own vision on a couple, why not let them come up with the idea. Styled couples shoots are not a new idea, but I have not had the chance to be a part of one yet so when talking to Tiffany, we thought it would be a great idea to run a competition, where we offered one lucky couple, my photography, and Tiffany's fantastic styling.
Tiffany is a regular contributor to the fantastic site Love My Dress and when she told Annabel about our idea, she jumped at the chance to feature it.
Annabel wrote a great feature about the competition and the response has been great. It seems you brides are a really creative bunch and both myself and Tiffany are really excited about the entries we have see so far. Pop over to Love My Dress and take a look at a couple of entries sent in by some couples. These boards are exactly what I was hoping for and I can not wait to see all the entries. The closing date for the competition is 8th July so there is still time get your creative hat on and send in an entry.
To be in with a chance of winning a styled shoot, photographed by me and styled by Grant Riley Styling, all you need to do is create a moodboard that shows us style of shoot you want to be a part of. Whether you are happily married, newly engaged or just young and in love you are free to create a moodboard and enter.
Head over to Love My Dress to find out all the details and see some of the entries.