The Botanist… Behind The Scenes As A Makeup Artist On Location

THE CONCEPT FOR UNVEILED’S ‘THE BOTANIST’ CREATIVE FASHION EDITORIAL SHOOT WAS AN ENCHANTED INDOOR WINTER GARDEN: BRINGING THE OUTSIDE IN TO CREATE A DEWY, BOTANICAL WEDDING TABLESCAPE WITHIN A BEAUTIFUL STATELY SETTING.   

WE TOOK INSPIRATION FROM FAIRY-TALES AND THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA, AS WELL AS WORKING WITH THE NATURAL BEAUTY OF THE FLOWERS, FOLIAGE AND OUR MODEL TO CREATE A TRULY ORGANIC AND MAGICAL SETTING.  

THIS SHOOT WAS FEATURED IN ISSUE 05 OF UNVEILED MAGAZINE.

EMMA DRAPER, LOVE BRIDAL BOUTIQUE

We are a multi award-winning bridal boutique based in Cheshire, dedicated to giving our brides the ultimate bridal experience. We stock a carefully curated selection of gowns from leading British and international designers. 

The dresses featured in the shoot are by the highly acclaimed US dress designer Sarah Seven. Her style is perfect for the bride who has an urban inclination but is whimsical at heart and is seeking a chic modern silhouette. From the perfectly fitted bodice of the full French lace, strapless Hendricks gown, to the romantic silk chiffon, flowing skirts and beautiful intricate lace detailing of The Violet Hour and Gramercy. 

Such a fabulous collaboration of styling experts were involved in this shoot, each of us gasping at all the stunning details, from the floristry and stationery to the cake and make-up styling, plus, of course, the gowns, in the most beautiful setting of Newby Hall. 

JONNY DRAPER, JONNY DRAPER PHOTOGRAPHY 

I’m a Manchester based wedding photographer shooting weddings right across the UK and internationally. 

I loved the concept of The Botanist shoot from the very start, but on the day the venue and the way it was styled really brought each set up to life. The dresses meanwhile, were ethereal with almost a haunting quality that was very fitting for the grand surroundings of Newby Hall.  

The shoot could not have gone better. The team were great fun to work with and everyone was really focused on getting the best out of each set up. A big part of the idea was shooting the images in very low light, which always presents a challenge – but that’s also what makes a shoot like this exciting! 


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