Behind the Scenes of our Modern Luxe Deco Editorial

Editorial shoots are a hive of activity, an exciting machine with many moving parts that work together to realise a vision. The final results are shared, but not so much what really goes on, so before our Modern Luxe Deco shoot back in June 2019, I asked Claire Bemister Photography to come along and shoot behind the scenes – and here’s what happened!



The success of a shoot hugely depends on the planning and preparation stage. Whether for a client or solely creative purposes, it all starts with a vision. For this shoot I wanted to meld contemporary luxury with 1930s glamour and art deco influences. I could see it in my head – ghost chairs, perspex and geometric frames meet cascading orchids and slinky evening gown (to name just a few of the stylistic details we incorporated!). I put this vision down in an initial mood board to capture the essence of what I envisage.

Modern Luxe Deco Mood Board

That initial mood board will go on the front cover of a hugely details PDF lookbook I create, which includes an inspiration page for each supplier. Everyone gets a copy so the whole team knows gets the full picture – this makes sure the vision really comes to life as planned. 

On 11th June the team arrived at Millbridge Court fully briefed, prepared and armed with their creations and tools for the day! Take a look at this gallery of images as we worked to bring the vision to life…

And that was a wrap! To see the finished results, head on over to the gallery here!


This shoot was featured here on Bridal Musings in October 2019.



Creative Direction & Styling: Sarah Shuttle Creative | Behind the Scenes Photography: Claire Bemister Photography | Shoot Photography: Maxeen Kim Photography | Flowers: Cabbage White Flowers | Venue: Millbridge Court | Hair and Make-Up: King & Bentley | Dress: Alan Hannah/Mia Mia | Dress Shop: Boo Bridal | Hair Accessory: Victoria Fergusson Accessories | Jewellery: Holly Robinson Jewellery | Stationery: LouPaper | Cake: Anna Lewis Cakes | Model: Jess Megan | Car:  Classic & Vintage | Shoot & Styling Assistance: The W Studio

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