• Stephanie Butt

Stardust Styled Shoot

Hey I'm Steph, a little Birmingham wedding photographer. My fun wedding photography style is perfect for all you non traditional couples out there! So if you're looking for relaxed wedding photography then get in touch after you've enjoyed your read.

Hey world!

I have been so excited to type up this blog!

Last month I got to work with my favourite dress makers again, My Little Wedding Shop.

Jen & George create the most exquisite wedding dresses, their attention to detail is out of this world!

Last year we did a styled shoot together for their Davenport Collection, of course this took place at the stunning Davenport House, the most beautiful Shropshire wedding venue. The shoot went so well, Jen got in touch to collaborate on capturing this years latest collection, the Stardust Collection. Of course I said YES!!!

Jen, George and myself have a weird and wonderful connection, each of us can come up with an idea that the others were thinking. Jen and George will come up with a concept that I see straight away, I love working with this talented pair!

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Here's a little insight in My Little Wedding Shop

We are Jenny and George from My little Wedding Shop in Bridgnorth. We design and create bespoke bridal wear and are also the minds behind Jane&Edward Couture Bridal Wear Collection. We both love our job and the journey that we get to take with each of our brides on the lead up to their wedding day.

If you could have any dish of your choice at a wedding, what would you choose?

I’m (jenny) very much a pudding person so probably something that involves dark chocolate and chilli although at my cousins wedding they had mini-doughnuts freshly made which went down a storm!

What is your favourite tip / piece of advice you have given a bride you have worked with?

We always tell our brides to make the time on the day. Plan extra time for getting ready so you can enjoy the experience and take the time to breathe! This way you won’t feel rushed or get flustered before making your entrance. It also means you get a chance to relax into your dress and feel comfortable so you can enjoy the day focus on what’s important.

Jen organised the shoot to take place at Davenport House, this time we used different locations, which was no struggle, there's so many photography opportunities at this beautiful Shropshire wedding venue.

Jen created another fab dream team for this styled shoot!

Jennifer Aima

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We had Jennifer Aima, the most gorgeous model. With very little direction she nailed it! She channelled each look amazingly, I could photograp!h her for days! I can't believe how easily she transitioned for each look, a dream to work with.

Ferinnje Hair & Beauty​

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Jennifer, from Ferinnje Hair & Beauty created some amazing styles with our models hair. Seeing the art she created with our models hair, I wish I could have her with me every day! Jennifer easily created the visions that Jen (My Little Wedding Shop) wanted for each of the looks for the dresses, she was amazing!

Here's some things you'll like to know about Jennifer.

Whats your best / favourite memory of being in your job?

In 1990 I had the opportunity to travel to one of the worlds largest hair and beauty exhibitions in Atlanta. It was inspirational. It gave me a wider perspective on my industry on a whole and fuelled a greater respect for it. I came back fired up for business and shortly became promoted to artistic director for the salon I worked in at the time. The following year we had five nominations for prestigious awards and I became the first to represent and win a national award for the north of England.

What is your favourite tip / piece of advice you have given a bride you have worked with?

Plan ahead but be flexible, have a reliable assistant so thing so to plan. Most importantly even if things don’t on the day exude joy and happiness as you are on day one of the rest of your life with the one you love.

Jane&Edward Couture is named after Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. Whats your favourite love story / romantic film?

One of my favourite movies is Pretty Woman. The classic Cinderella-type story of Vivian who is in an unfortunate situation trying her best at life who is then by fate paired up with Edward a wealth business man. Opposites attract and fall in Love but equally each becomes a better human being -in terms of morals - in the process. (Also Richard Gere is quite cute back then :-)

Omie Megan Makeup

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Omie Megan Make-up joined us again. Our shoot last year was amazing and Omie's make up skills are friggin' amazing! She can transform a natural daytime look in a dramatic evening look flawlessly! Working with Omie again was an absolute delight as she's such a wonderful person!

Here's some things you'd like to know about Omie, with a little fun thrown in too!

I’m Omie, a make-up artist from the West Midlands. It is always lovely to work in a creative environment. I think what makes me special and unique as a bridal makeup artist is my ability to connect with people and understand what they want from their bridal makeup. I have had bridal clients tell me that I have a calming presence which is always lovely to hear. I want my makeup work to communicate a natural and elegant image to prospective brides. I believe that makeup should enhance, not conceal, beautiful features that make each person unique.

What is your favourite tip / piece of advice you have given a bride you have worked with?

Enjoy YOUR special day, don't worry too much about the small stuff and make time for you and your partner on the day. Enjoy every moment!

Jane&Edward Couture is named after Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. Whats your favourite love story / romantic film?

As a hopeless romantic at heart there are so many romantic films I love but I would have to say Breakfast at Tiffany's is one of my favourites. The scene in the rain with the cat gets me every time and Audrey looks divine!

Blooms of Bridgnorth

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The bouquet was created by the super talented Blooms of Bridgnorth. This is the second time I've photographed one of Will's creations and yet again I've found it to be inspiring and his shop is to die for! Go check him out!

Davenport House

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Davenport House, words cannot describe how gorgeous this venue is! The team are always at hand to help and letting us create some fantastic scenes in their venue. An exclusive Shropshire wedding venue that you must check out!

The shoot went effortlessly! We all worked together perfectly, knowing exactly what we needed to do to create the perfect shots! Editing this shoot was a dream! I am already hoping Jen & George have more fabulous ideas for another shoot next year.

Styled shoots are a perfect opportunity to get creative and transfer these skills to my weddings. I also get to spend the day with such talented suppliers! I am constantly learning and these styled shoots really help me develop my fun wedding photography style.

Now it's time for me to share some more gorgeous photos from this amazing styled shoot in the most beautiful Shropshire wedding venue!

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