Exciting News!

‘The Natural Ballerina’ full photoshoot will shortly feature on the most gorgeous wedding blog – more details to follow soon! x

The Team // Jessica Davies Photography * Frances Moore MUA * Victoria Fergusson Accessories * Exquisite Bridal Couture * Penton Park * Lily Lupin Floral Design * Sparkle Bakes * Peony and Rose Wedding Stationary * La Petite Box

Hale Park Styled Shoot, New Forest

Last Monday I had the very wonderful privilege of organising a styled shoot for a new wedding venue in the New Forest.  Hale Park is a privately owned country estate in Fordingbridge that is poised to host all sorts of grand events including weddings.  There is even the local village church in its grounds!

Charlotte Wise and myself wanted to create a very feminine and delicate styled shoot for Hale.  Using the stunning grounds as our playground and backdrop.  We think it has a very french chateaux appeal and we hope you like it just as much as we do.

Look out for it when it goes viral soon!  In the meantime, here are a few sneak peaks x

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Throwback Thursday

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To when Lemontree Photography, dancer Rebecca Nutt and myself decided to do a ballet styled shoot in The Lymington Centre – The Community Centre last year!

Image Lemontree Photography | Makeup Frances Moore MUA | Dancer Rebecca Nutt | Mask Curious Fair

How I created *that* makeup look for Somerley’s ‘Dutch Masters’ styled shoot

I have been asked how I created *that* makeup look for Somerely’s ‘Dutch Masters’ shoot by quite a few clients now, who want me to recreate a version for them for their grand estate weddings.  Which is so flattering that they admire my work in the first place (I get a little teary when someone says they’re a fan!)  And so exciting, as I simply loved creating this look for international model Emelie Stenman.

So here is a little run down of how I did it…

I started with the eyes first of all – creating a deep smokey eye using browns from MAC namely Brown Down, Handwritten and Brun.  Then used Amber Lights for the middle of the lid to give it that golden shade that photographs so beautifully.  I then lined the eyes and put on some Eylure false eyelashes to finish.  Neatly filling in the brows with shadow, I then went onto the base.

I used two primers and a facial serum in Orogold 24k Vitamin C Booster, to lift the skin – also using Urban Decay’s Vitamin spray.  I then created a bespoke foundation for Emelie to allow her skin to breath whilst covering – which she loved the feel of.  Finishing with concealer, a little contouring and a highlighter.  A pop of blusher from Bobbi Brown in Peony on the cheeks, I then used a setting powder all over very lightly.

To finish I used two lipsticks from MAC in Rebel and Ruby Woo, with a touch of Dazzleglass in Funtabulous (now discontinued) to complete the look x

Photography by Ikonworks

Somerley House ‘Dutch Masters’ styled shoot

So this is rather exciting…I’ve been waiting for what seems like a lifetime (in a nice way) to share these gorgeous images by Ikonworks of the famed ‘Dutch Masters’ styled shoot, shot at the epically stunning Somerley House Weddings.

The shoot is currently being featured on Strictly Weddings – which is unbelievably exciting and a huge privilege. All thanks to Tasha Ikonworks and her hard work.

Photographer Ikonworks | Stylist Ikonworks | Venue Somerley House Weddings | Tableware Whitehouse Event Crockery | Florals Judith Searles Flowers | Stationery & Props Beyond Vintage | Props Amara Living | Dress Designer Halfpenny London | Hair Accessories Tilly Thomas Lux | Shoes Freya Rose | Hair Bridal Hair Hampshire By Michelle Crosser | Makeup Frances Moore MUA | Table linen Lancaster & Cornish | Bridesmaid Dress Maids to Measure | The Cake UNIQUE CAKES, by Yevnig | Videographer Edward Southwell | Second Shooter & Assistant Natasha Jay Photography | Tables & Chairs Greathire Ltd / GreathireUSA | Groom’s Suits Keye London | Groom’s shoes ÔSingulierS

Bobbi Brown – Sterling Nights eyeshadow palette, limited edition…

When I was recently researching new products to add to my professional kit (a very definite perk to my job) I came across this gorgeous eyeshadow palette from Bobbi Brown, now unfortunately discontinued due to it be limited edition – I was immediately drawn to the dusky pink and wonderful array of browns, mauves and taupe colours which were just perfect for a cover shoot I had coming up and the design I had planned.  Normally always using MAC eyeshadow for their longevity and performance qualities, I thought I’d give Bobbi a second go and see if it would withstand the pressure of a shoot.  It did very well under the heat and long photoshoot hours and still looked so pretty.

The reason I love this palette is there are just endless combinations you can try, and the palette itself is nice and compact with quite a durable outer package – which believe is quite rare in the industry!  Overall I highly rate this product – I just wish it is was available all the time x

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Let’s work together…

Next year I am hoping to collaborate with many different styled photographers, including wedding photographers, on projects. Anything from full day photoshoots to brochure work – even a music video! And the makeup can range from avant-garde to beautiful belle. Just get in touch if you’d like to work together x

Photography Lemontree Photography Model Sophie Waldron -Model Makeup Frances Moore MUA

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How I created *that* makeup look for the Burley Manor Barn styled shoot…

The styled shoot for Burley Manor Barn hasn’t even been published yet, and already I am getting a stream of requests to re-create the look I did for model Sophie for brides next year – which is just incredible.  I am also asked how I did it!  So here is a little run through of the products I used for the shoot.

First I primed the eyes using my go-to eye primer, Urban Decay primer potion in anti-aging.  Next I used my current favourite eyeshadow palette – Rosie for Autograph in Deco Diamonds, and used the deeper colours for the crease of the eye and the highlighter on the brow bone.  Next I lined the eyes in Soap and Glory waterproof eyeliner in Brown and added No.7 Dramatic mascara, additionally applying false eyelashes in Eylure No.114.  Filling in the brows to finish the eyes.

For the base I used two facial primers, one by Smashbox and the other by Dr. Brandt.  Applying a bespoke foundation mixture I have created for Sophie on shoots (to allow her skin to breath)  I then used a little concealer by Rosie for Autograph, and a soft pink sheen highlighter on the tops of the cheeks by Benefit.  Lightly adding blusher and a touch of bronzer for warmth.  Applying setting powder, and a further shimmery setting powder completed the face.

The lips again were a bespoke colour I blended using Bobbi Brown’s professional lip palette (available only online)  You can create a similar look using MAC’s Love Lorn lipstick shade x

Photography by Lemontree Photography

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More images from our styled wedding shoot, held at Burley Manor Barn

So I am completely delighted to be showing these exquisite images of Sophie from our styled wedding shoot, at Burley Manor and Burley Manor Barn we shot in November.  Az has outdone himself with these images, as I’m sure you’ll agree…

Photography Lemontree Photography * Hair Bridal Hair in Hampshire * Makeup by me * Gowns and hair accessories Something Old Something New bridal boutique * Model Sophie Waldron * Flowers The Wild Fox * Chair covers and table names Fundoo Weddings * Cake Sweetcheeks Bakehouse * Venues Burley Manor and Burley Manor Barn

Watch for news of where you’ll be able to see the shoot in full…x

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Preview of that Burley Manor Barn styled shoot…

Wow!  What a wonderful day yesterday was!

For a couple of months now I have been in the depths of organising a styled shoot at Burley Manor and Burley Manor Barn, located in the New Forest.  I knew exactly which local wedding suppliers I wanted to work with, to make my vision of a warm winter wedding styled shoot come together.  And boy, did they not disappoint!  Arriving all for 9am we began straight away getting to work on transforming the barn into a warm inviting place, along with getting Sophie our model ready with beautiful hair by Michelle Crosser and makeup by myself.  Once all ready, we then got Sophie into the first of two Victoria Kay wedding gowns from her 2017 collection available from Something Old Something New bridal boutique.  And began shooting in this gorgeous wedding venue – made possible by Gina their wedding co-ordinator at Burley.

The biggest triumph was Hayley from Sweetcheeks Bakehouse, who made us the most exquisite dessert table for our styled shoot.  Spending literally hours on perfecting every little detail – it was the star piece of the shoot.  We all had fun admiring it, and maybe having a sneaky taste or two – quality control of course!

We also had Joey from The Wild Fox and Tammy of Fundoo Weddings, providing us all with the most beautiful table decorations.  It really was not made possible without these two.  And of course, Az from Lemontree Photography providing us all with stunning photographs!!  Here are just a few to tease you! x

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