Today I am thrilled to share an amazing Vintage photography inspired styled shoot that both showcases the work of some amazing Salisbury creatives, but also the beautiful Wedding venue Larmer Gardens.
Images were captured by Barbara Leatham with a fantastic collaborative team.
I hand over to Barbara to share the inspiration behind the shoot…
“2014 is the 175th anniversary of the birth of Photography.”
“Having been inspired and motivated by the photographic image for many years now I wanted to add my own delicate nod to the occasion.”
“I had been planning a styled shoot with local suppliers at Larmer Tree Gardens, Salisbury, for a few weeks, and it seemed the perfect opportunity to add a little narrative to the shoot and a gentle nod the anniversary, after all, Weddings are synonymous with photography.”
“Set in the outstanding landscape of the Cranborne Chase, these beautifully laid out gardens were created by General Pitt Rivers in 1880. Recognised by English Heritage as a Garden of National Importance, they were first privately owned gardens to be opened for public enjoyment.
“Along with the Jubilee Hall, and the New Pavillion the gardens are now a stunning Wedding and Events Venue.”
“I’m lucky enough to own some rather old, but very beautiful cameras, a Kodak No1, a 1950’s Agfa bellows camera (which still works) and my nan’s old Conway box camera; it was the perfect excuse to get them out as props.”
“I didn’t want the shoot to be too serious, it was great to find a way to be a little more light hearted. Vintage Selfies became the order of the day.”
“I think that one way or another we have all been guilty of doing selfies, mixing the old technology with the latest photographic trend was perfect.”
“I must give thanks to the wonderful collaboration of local Salisbury/Wiltshire businesses.”
“Brides by Victoria, a fabulous bridal dress shop; Regents Tailoring a elegant gentleman’s tailors; Gullicks Florist a truly talented group of florists; props by Marmalade Furniture, Pinn Studio a divine jewelers; V.P. Motorcycles a nostalgic motorcycle Company; Olive Training a wonderful make-up artist; and Larmer Tree Gardens an awe inspiring venue.”
“Finally, but by no means least, were the four incredibly talented models. Jodie Steele, Natalie Gray, Jesse Smith and Thomas Senior, all actors, singers and dancers from London. (two of which are currently performing in well known West End Shows).”
Thank you so much to Barbara and her outstanding collaborative team or sharing this beautiful vintage photography inspired styled shoot.
Its incredible to think of the evolution of the camera and how advanced they have become, but just how beautiful the antique versions are.
Its also amazing to think where we would be without the camera within an industry that relies so heavily on it to capture images both stunning and timeless.
I also love the concept of the vintage selfie, bring the photography of the past together with the trends of the present.
Floristry: Gullicks Florist – Heather https://www.gullicksflorists.co.uk
Props: Marmalade Furniture – Ruth https://www.facebook.com/pages/Marmalade-Furniture-Salisbury