Martin Dobson bespoke wedding dresses photoshoot
Martin Dobson, a Luxury Bridal Wear Designer. He makes the most beautiful bespoke wedding dresses here in Suffolk. Martin, a London Designer, relocated to Hollesley Suffolk to start a bridal wear design company, Martin Dobson Couture. Martin is so talented that when I saw his photographs on his Instagram I had to reach out and see if he would like to collaborate with me and do a photoshoot with a difference.
I already had the ideal location in mind for this photo shoot because I had photographed the amazing sculptor Laurence Edwards at his foundry and knew that this would be a perfect location for the photo shoot.
I felt that the juxtaposition of a dusty industrial foundry and the gorgeous pristine wedding dress would be the perfect environment.
Once I know that Martin was on board I needed to bring together a team of like-minded creatives that would be happy to collaborate and want to work on this project.
Steffi was my first choice for one of the models, beautiful and confident in front of the camera and plus we have worked together a few times now. But, I was not sure about the second model. Knowing that I would need a brilliant and creative hair stylist I approached Melanie from Innov8 Hair, in Saxmundham. In a discussion, I mentioned that I needed a second model to which she said that she knew the perfect person, Fay. Even though Fay had never modelled before she was brilliant and complemented Steffi perfectly. Fay quickly gained confidence in front of the camera and her natural beauty shone through.
Now that I had two models and a hairstylist I needed a great makeup artist. Knowing that Steffi was in cahoots with Emily from “Bick and Pidgeon” and also with the knowledge that they were coming to the end of their makeup course, plus the two of them are best friends, it was obvious that Emily was the perfect choice.
Last, but not least, was Sarah from the Store, Saxmundham. Sarah is the ideal person to have on a photo shoot, been in fashion for many years, extremely confident, perceptive and knows what she is talking about. Her ability to see what needs doing and get on with it is invaluable.
If you are interested you can watch a behind the scenes video here which my son, William, very kindly videoed for me.
Wedding dress – Martin www.martindobsoncouture.com
Model – Fay www.facebook.com/
Model – Steffi www.instagram.com/steffigrace.
Makeup – Emily www.facebook.com/bick.pidgeon
Hair – Melanie www.facebook.com/innov8hairsax
Stylist – Sarah www.thestoresaxmundham.co.uk
Video – Will www.instagram.com/willfoyers