Designer: Yemi Osunkoya
Photographer: Damien Lovegrove
Models: Rosemary Chileshe-Ellis, Lisette Mibo, Naomi Sharpe and Olivia Wood.
Make-up: Kemi Imevbore-Uwaga
Hair: Kasia Fortuna
Tiaras/Head pieces: Claire Ogden
Photgraphy Assistant/ second shooter Adam Dunn
Venue: Room 17 at the Hempel Hotel in London
I lit the dresses with a pair of Lupos, daylight balanced HMI fresnel spotlights, one with a full CTO and the other barefaced. I lit the room with a pair of Elinchrom BX500Ri flash heads bounced off walls with various grades of CTO gel as required fot the particular shot. It was a dark day with persistent driving rain so all the light had to be created from scratch. Here is a small selection of the 170 or so pictures submitted to Yemi my client.
It was a pleasure and an honour to be commissioned for the bridal collection shoot. We started the rig at 9am and we were taking the first pictures by 10.30am. Adam and I managed to grab a bit of a lunch break and stumbled across some fabulous Polish Pilsner to enjoy with our sandwiches. Commercial shoots are tough, full on affairs with a team of creatives working flat out to create the look. The work rate reminded me of shooting weddings yet the opportunities to use fabulous light was amazing.
I am now taking commissions for fashion, editorial and beauty photography. Please contact Blaise my PA on 01275 853204. I am also looking to be represented in the UK, Europe and the US as a fashion and beauty photographer. My regular website is here. Please feel free to comment on these pictures.