A couple of months ago, my friend Kath from Jozi Blues told me she was planning this elopement styled shoot and asked me if I wanted to tag along. I met Kath through Common Fold, a collective created by photographers, for (wedding) photographers based in Perth, Australia. I had just done a styled shoot and had so much fun during it, I was thrilled to reiterate the experience alongside my friend. Kath did an amazing job planning the whole thing, it was a day to remember.
I met up with Kath and the rest of the creatives upstairs at Moore and Moore cafe, where our gorgeous pretend bride Leonie was getting her hair and makeup done by the talented Imen Chow, while the ‘groom’ was putting on his suit ready to get photographed for some get-ready shots. Before starting taking photos of the couple, I joined Kath to photograph the two beautiful bouquets put together by our flower wizard and fellow French Magda from Terra and Luna Creative.
Once our real couple, but pretend bride and groom were all glammed up, we took a few quick snaps inside the cafe before heading outside for a good hour stroll in the streets of Fremantle. We weren’t left without choices with all the pretty facades (if you ever take photos with me, you will probably hear me saying “That wall is SO cool” a good handful of times), stylish doorways, charming little back streets, and not-so-secret iconic terrace houses around the area.
We had planned to make it to the beach before sunset so we catch the last rays of sunshine and the last minutes of the golden hour, but instead, we were welcomed by the most beautiful sky. Blue hour is one of my favourite times to shoot at, and the sky does not disapoint in Perth. The colors are so deep and soothing, it really feel like Mother Nature is putting on a show. We made the most of those colors and of the last few minutes of light before it was too dark to shoot.
Thank you the amazing team of creative vendors who took part in the shoot, and special thank you to Kath for bringing us all together.
Organiser: Jozi Blues (Kath Young) | @joziblues
Dress: Pearl Bridal via Cizzy Bridal Australia| @pearlsbridal @cizzybridalaustralia
Florist: Terra and Luna Creative | @terraandlunacreative
Hair and Makeup: Imen Chow Makeup | @imenchowmakeup
Café/Getting Ready: Moore & Moore café | @mooreandmooreevents @moorescafe
Models: Leonie and Shayan | @___itsleonie___
Earrings: Barethreads Australia | @barethreadsaus
Suit: Penguins Formalwear @penguinsformalwear
Main photographer: check out her photos here / Jozi Blues (Kath Young) | @joziblues