Canon 5D Mark IV | Sigma Art 50mm 1.4 | f2.5 |1/320 | ISO 100

OWN PRESET

Recently, I have been wondering if this situation that we all find ourselves in is gifting us a time of creative spaces. Let’s face it, before now many of us were operating our businesses in survival mode and running at full speed all of the time. It was more than enough to fulfil your bookings and manage your editing as well as market yourself and take care of the admin.

But this great pause that is happening right now is affording us the time and headspace to work on self motivated projects. Away from the constraints of a wedding day or the obligations to clients, it is wondrous to see what photographers are creating for themselves. They get an idea and they have the ability to act on it quickly, like Kirsty McKenzie has here after seeing Lily Allen’s Vegas Elopement

Lily may well have had the most 2020 wedding ever, and it inspired Kirsty to create a London version. This image from it is just adorable. I am always telling photographers to Share What You Want To Shoot. Show couples what you can do and use this time to work on your business. I have plenty of ideas for you in this post on being in Maintenance Mode

Read Kirsty’s take on this shot below … 

Isle of Skye Elopement

What Kirsty said ...

“I love collaborating and keeping creative in these strange times and this shoot really motivated me to get creative and do something different. Inspired by Lily Allen’s elopement in Vegas, I wanted to create a retro/urban wedding elopement, London style. So 60s fashion and hair and make-up but with a modern twist, combined with lots of cacti and succulents for a tropical feel. We even had burgers and bubbles for the shoot! We also wanted to show some micro wedding inspiration for winter weddings that was still tropical, urban and cool rather than the usual winter greens and reds.”

Stylists: Rock the Dancefloor + Carmela Weddings
Makeup: Lucy Meyer
Hair: Toby Meyer 
Flowers: Peonies from Pluto
Dress: Velvet Johnston
Veil: Ashley Wild Bridal
Earrings: Muted Luxe