Inspiration behind etc Magazine's cover

Photography: Charleigh Victoria Photography
Photography: Charleigh Victoria Photography

Photographer Charleigh Akmenkalns shares the inspiration behind the bridal shoot which we have featured on etc Magazine's September cover.

The idea for this shoot came about after myself, Charleigh Victoria Photography, and my two friends Kiri MUA and Sam Orwell Hair thought it would be great to get together and do a bridal shoot, which we did along with some very talented local suppliers.

It was such a success and was featured on Girl Gets Wed blog.

After that Chichester Guildhall contacted us to ask if we would be interested in doing a styled shoot for them. Of course we jumped at the chance as it’s such a beautiful setting and it’s local.

The day was amazing and resulted in these phenomenal pictures.

Our models were stunning and very patient, the weather was on our side, lavender surrounded the chapel and it all came together gloriously.
We are now on the lookout for our next location and hoping for somewhere equally as stunning.

To view all the images from the shoot click here

Charleigh Victoria Photography

Luke David Phillips

Bridal Hair
Sam Orwell

Make Up
Kiri MUA

Jen at Crafted Cakes and Bakes

Paper Flowers
Clare at Petal and Bird

Bespoke Hats and Headpiece
Isabella at Isabella Josie Millinery

Bijou Bridal Boutique

Special Occasion Hire
Hollie at Love from Hollie

Props & Styling
Colour Pop

Wedding Stationery
The Amyverse

Organic Natural dyed ribbons
Laik Style

The Guildhall

Summer Michelle Terry

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