I’m very proud to show you the first results of a recent shoot as a London fashion photographer for acclaimed bridal-wear designer Stewart Parvin’s Twenty Fourteen collection Ad campaign shoot.

The concept behind the shoot came from a candid image I photographed of Stewart during a launch party at Stewart’s Beauchamp Place boutique. Stewart loved the photo so much that he wanted the Ad campaign to be photographed in the boutique, using the natural light through the voile over the window to give a soft, ‘lifestyle’ look to the images rather than a flash-lit ‘look book’ style shoot.

The day prior to the shoot we cleared the space to allow us a number of different setups (and to make way for the most enormous beautiful flowers which will feature in later shots) and to allow me to assess the light. Working in a studio is easier, as every aspect of the lighting is under your control – the window light (supplemented by reflectors) was obviously open to fluctuations but luckily it was a hot, sunny day so the light was very constant. I made a shooting plan for us to follow the sunlight round the space during the day; the image below was one of the last of the day, where I’d noticed the fantastic directional light low down on the floor on my visit the previous day. By this stage of the day the light was really soft and golden, giving the final image a warm, summery look.

We had a fantastic team including stylist Charlie Anderson and an amazing model in Caroline Rausch at Storm.

There’ll be more images released from the shoot shortly, so please keep coming back if you’d like to see more!

If you’re looking to hire a London fashion photographer for a shoot, please contact me to discuss your requirements.

stewart parvin ad campaign

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