Fashion trained and inspired Photographer Leah Henson enlightens us about the style of her work and experience in the photography Industry. Particularly her fashion influences that have led her to create atmospheric and edgy compositions for a truly memorable wedding day shoot, capturing every emotion!..(And there will be alot!) For the couple wanting to WOW with their wedding album like no other, Leah talks style and look for your wedding shoot, how to prepare and how to capture the real you on your big day!
I absolutely love Manchester city centre. I love how many strange little alleyways there are seemingly leading to nowhere, the colourful graffiti-swamped walls and the myriad of different styles of architecture. When I was planning this bridal shoot, I knew I wanted to do something unusual, something I’d never done before. I quickly realised how perfect the contrast between the dresses and the urban location would be; delicate, authentic vintage dresses against modern city centre buildings with pre-war architecture nestled in.
Working as a wedding photographer is incredible. It’s amazing to see two people in love share such a wonderful day with their friends and family. One of my favourite parts of the wedding day is when I can get the couple together for some portraits. This is one of the only parts of the day they get to spend (almost) alone and gives them a little break from the hustle and bustle of the day.
In my work, I always try to give the portraits a little bit of a fashion photography edge as I started my career in fashion and portraiture. This styled shoot really allowed the team to be as creative as possible with three dress changes and as many different location changes as we could fit in!
It always pays to take a risk with locations on your wedding day and an urban location will give you totally untraditional, unique photos that you’ll treasure.Through this shoot, I hoped that brides could see how wonderful vintage dresses are.
For the price of one modern dress, you’re able to grab yourself three totally different, unique vintage dresses – no better way of making a statement at your wedding than utilising outfit changes! It’s unlikely that you’ll see someone else wearing your authentic 1950s wedding dress at another wedding and it’s amazing to think of the stories behind the dress too.
See more of Leah’s location and fashion inspired works!
Makeup and hair: Rebecca Slane
Dresses: Vintage Lane Bridal
Models: Josh and Abi from J’adore Models