Flourishing From The Faded Bridal Styled Shoot



I love how moody this shoot is...smoke machines, tunnels, candles and the dark. I enjoyed working with our model Charlotte yet again, she's got such a versatile look. This time I did a moody smokey eye, strong brows and contoured cheeks. 

Related: The shoot I did with model Charlotte for The Bride’s Tree


From Bonnie Jenkin's blog on Flourishing From the Faded shoot

We wanted to bring light to a space, which is normally in darkness, revealing the character and history within that space. With rich colours, decay and a touch of decadence, the floral elements form one of the main features of the shoot. Growing out of the man made and forgotten concrete and dirt space, we wanted the installation to feel like we are re-invigorating the space with warmth and nature. Charlotte our model offers an ethereal and edgy element to the shoot, fitting with the setting.

As regular collaborators, heavenly blooms and myself have found a perfect creative match in that we both have the same aesthetics and ethics. We enjoy taking risks and experimentation, this location offered huge logistical constraints but we were willing to push ourselves in order to create something unique. With a strong focus on nature we both find ourselves on the quirkier side of the industry, a place we are happy to reside.



The Bridal Makeup Look: Smokey Eyes & Bold Brows

This bridal makeup look I created would suit a bride who is confident, bold and alternative. The bold brows and smokey eye makeup really go well with moody location which is something to think about when you choose your wedding makeup look - does the makeup look suit the location, feel and vibe of my wedding setting?

The glowy skin I created you’ll notice is only captured in the candlelit tunnel shots. This is also something to think about when you go for a glowy makeup. Can the glow be seen in the light you’ll be in? Often it can’t be captured in certain day light situations short of having a reflector pointed at you, but that won’t happen on your wedding day. The worst thing we can do when going for glow is to over apply resulting in this reading as an oily mess or a holographic glow they can see in outer space!

Always trust your makeup artist when they advise you’ve reached the glow limit. It’s so important to work with makeup artists who have solid experience working in real photographic shoot situations who understand the results you’ll get in the images.




I hope you enjoy the pictures as much as we enjoyed creating them!

Photography: Bonnie Jenkins
Flowers: Heavenly Blooms 
Dress: Sphere Collective by Odylyne 
Model: Charlotte Murial
Makeup by me: Tasleema Nigh - Makeup Artist
Hair: Hair By Nicola
Jewellery: Paula Morrall Jewellery 
Ceramics: Renton Bishopric
Cake: Daisy Cakes

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- Tasleema