Thursday, 29 January 2015

Jess and Brett Blogged on Rock 'n' Roll Bride Mexican vintage wedding

Click here to view over on there blog. The pro photo's by Nat of I heart Weddings
A few snaps for Jess's bridesmaids once I'd finished with hair.

Where Have I Been?

Sorry for the lack of updated posts here and on Facebook. I tried to take January off. I did just a couple of weddings, a fair few trials and caught up with a couple of brides and grooms that are set to wed in soon and I'll be photographing their day!! Here are some images of two of the couples, we did very quick mini sessions.

I received this amazing testimony from Jodie after I sent her a sneak look at her images 

"Oh Mel you have put a tear in my eye with just these 2 photos! 
After you left Allan and I were so happy, it was like we knew you for years and just catching up! 
I have a good feeling that our wedding photos are going to super amazing and I can't wait to show everyone and recommend you to everyone! Haha no pressure!
You are very talented.
Hope your trip back home was good, and look forward to March 7th.
I'll be in touch tho :)

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Winter photography specials

2015 sees me head into my first year as a wedding photographer. The first six months is almost booked to capacity with only dates left for early January and late January and up till mid February. I have a lovely balance between both bridal jobs.
 For the cooler months of the year when all things bridal slow down, June, July and August 2015 I'm offering a special discount on my wedding photography. If you'd like to see more of my work and more details head over to Bird On The Wall Photography

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Ethereal Bridal Hair with step by step

 This weekend I styled Heathers long blond hair into this princess do inspired by a Lauren Conrad image. We added two fishtail braids that crossed over in the front and a woven crystal chain was added to complete the look. Maids had soft textured do's to complement the brides.
Images by me as Bird on the wall photography
To recreate the look
Wash and blow wave hair smooth with volume
Each section before the next step was sprayed with White Sands liquid texture in firm.
Set on a large conical tong, large 1 inch sections were wrapped back away from the face. Let it all cool before the next step.
Teasing all around the crown area and smoothed down  with fingers and pinned into the half up, doing a little twist before pinning.
The braids were hair extensions, Lifting the section of hair of the half up clip in a weft of hair with the half up covering the clips. Grabbing some of the brides natural hair as well I then fishtail braided each of the pieces. Crossing them over at the front and pinning the tails under the half up.
Finished by getting the front section to sit right and pinned lightly in the back.
Finished by finger smoothing the back and a spray of liquid texture for hold.
Bridal half up

Fishtail braids

Bridesmaids textured bun, medium length hair 

Mid length fine bobbed hair 

Bridesmaid, very fine hair, used a donut to fill out the bun

Smooth tucked bun with cross over sections, very long thick hair 

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Modern Elegant Bridesmaids Hair and Makeup

This weekend gone saw me down in Perth making over Caitlin's bridesmaids. 
Providing hair and makeup for her lovely mum and 3 sisters 
Here is one of the looks. 
Soft undone upstyle to the side with sweeping fringe. 
Makeup on the eyes was in hues of pink and aubergine in the outer V and into the crease, blending the crease with a warm soft brown. 3/4 lashes where applied. I lined the top lash line and blended out softly, brown pencil was applied to the waterline. Blush and bronzer on the cheek bones and a touch of highlighter on the top of the cheek bone. A soft coral pink on the lips.   

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Bridal hair and makeup

Last weekends bridal party. I've been using elementwo airbrush foundation now for about 1.5 years I'm still amazed with how natural and flawless it looks. These images aren't retouched. 

Next year will be a big change for me. Along side Birdnest Bridal I'm also operating Bird On The Wall Photography. I have some amazing couples that have already booked me and entrusting me to capture their day. I'm so excited to see the New Year in. 

Bride Bec. With a messy textured french roll

Soft glamorous eye makeup with a flick of liner. 

Bridesmaids all had the same do based on a Princess Kate image 

Thursday, 13 November 2014