Photos shoots are great fun but incredibly hard work too. They sound glamorous which they are in terms of the breath taking images they can produce but, believe me you come home mentally and physically shattered as well as inspired and buzzing so you can’t sleep!

I love going on styled bridal shoots; I get to meet some amazing wedding suppliers, often in fabulous locations and find them incredibly stimulating as they always get my creative juices flowing.

One recent photo shoot was styled on a 1970s wedding. I have already shared some of the professional images captured by the shoot director and photographer Sophie Kerr. We were so lucky though to be joined by filmmaker Harry Fisher and second shooter, Birgitta Zoutman who recorded the scenes of what goes on behind the camera which I’m sharing here.

Birgitta Designs Photography Harry Fisher Films

Shoots mean early starts so you can make the most of the light. Every wedding supplier works hard doing their special skill to set the scene and prepare the models ready for the photographer(s) to swing into action.


While Sophie shot one way, film maker Harry was recording the behind the scenes action the other!


It's all about the details and light on a bridal styled shoot.

It’s all hands to the pumps as the shoot gets underway, helping to hold wedding dresses and equipment as well as fetching and carrying.


Here I am making some minor adjustments so that the bridal headpiece and wedding jewellery looked their best.


Being interviewed by Harry; documenting my role as a bridal accessory designer in the photo shoot.

Harry's film is awesome ... click HERE to see it.

Once the Sophie the shoot director and photographer was happy with the shots it was time to wrap it all up. This shoot ended with everyone enjoying yummy slices of the cake in the afternoon sunshine.

© Julieann Bird 17.04.17

Harry Fisher YouTube Film


Many thanks to the wedding Suppliers who helped make the magic happen:

Sophie Kerr Photography - Project Organiser and Photographer

Bridal Reloved Rowton - Dresses

Julieann Bird Designs - Jewellery and Headpieces

Dolly Rockers Beauty - Make Up Artist

Hair at the Coach House - Hairdressing

Julie Nicholas Florist (assisted by Rachel Collinson) - Bouquets, flower crown, and flower ring.

The Sugar Cart - Cake

Street Party Vintage – Tableware and Crockery

Evelyn and Elliot - Stationery

Elise Lynn - Model

Ella Ruth Copperthwaite - Model

Birgitta Zoutman Wedding and Lifestyle Photography - Behind the scenes stills photography

Harry Fisher Film and Photography - Video

Bryn Jones [email protected] Ford Capri

Pimhill Barn at Lea Hall - Venue