Remembering 2013 – Thank you!

 What a great year!!!

Wedding hair and bridal make up in Berkshire

 

2013 was one of the best years ever! Above are a few of my favourite images.

I got to work at some amazing venues and with some amazing wedding suppliers. Thank you to everyone of you that booked and worked with me.

Here’s to 2014!!!! 

Joyce xxx

Goodbye 2012. You’ve been a great year!

 

Happy New Year

At the start of 2012 I had so many different ideas in my head but I had no clue that it was going to be such an amazing year! Here are some  of my favourite shoots of 2012. Make up hair by Brides and Beauty!

Here’s my year in pictures! (Photographer details are below images)

Make up in Oxfordshire

Photographer – Balaji

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Photographer – Alexis Jaworski

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Photographer – Chris Harris

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Photographer – David Bostock

Make Up in London

Studio – Model Test Shoot

Make Up for cancer charity

Photographer – Mecifi 

Make Up for Photographers in Surrey

Photographer – Carey Sheffield

Make up in Hertfordshire

Photography – White Gold Images 

Multicultural Make Up

Photography – FO Photography 

Bridal make Up in Reading

Photographer – Hannah McClune

Pastel Make Up London

Photography – Emma Lucy 

Hair and Make Up London

Studio – Model Test Shoot

Make Up Artist Brighton

Photographer – Jayne Sacco

Model make up

Photography – Carey Sheffield 

And the highlights of my year! 

Being a judge at the ice the cake awards, winning a small business retweet (Twitter) from Theo Paphitis (Dragons Den) and Winning the Wedding Industry Awards best hair and make up in England!

Award winning make up artist

Thanks for reading

Joyce xx

Wedding Shoot – Ashmolean Museum Oxford

I took part in an incredible shoot with a great team at The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. It was a lovely day and the finished images are amazing thanks to David Bostock.

Here are my favourites

Bridal Make Up Oxford

Credits:

Photography: David Bostock – The Bridal Photographer

Dresses and Accessories – Ellie Sanderson – Ellie Sanderson Wedding Dresses

Menswear: Aaron John – Clements and Church Tailors

Make Up – Joyce Connor – Brides and Beauty 

Hair: Dani Maci

Styling:  Louise Grace – Louise Grace

Flowers: Matthew Taylor – Fabulous Flowers 

Venue: The Ashmolean Museum – The Ashmolean 

 

Memories of 2011

I was very lucky to be involved in some really great photoshoots in 2011. We did the hair and make up for all of them. Here are some of my favourite images from them!

Bridal hair accessories

Hair accessories Photoshoot for Love the Burglars Photography by Carey Sheffield

Fairytale

Cottingley Faeries Inspired Photoshoot. Photography by Clare West also featured on Love My Dress Blog

London bride

London Bride Magazine Launch photoshoot. Photography by Fiona Kelly

Anti bride with choccywoccydodah

A photoshoot written by me and inspired by Hammer house movies. As featured on The Good Food Channel with ChoccyWoccyDooDah and on The Boho Wedding Blog Photography by Tino and Pip

Bridal Hair Hair accessories photoshoot for Tiararama Photography by Hannah Duffy

Make Up Monday – Moodboard

Today’s post is a moodboard of images that have inspired me in make up. I absolutely love those images and they are simply polished and creative in my eyes!!

The photography is what makes these images so amazingly beautiful

Wedding Wednesday – Photoshoot!

Today I would like to share with you a Hair accessory photo shoot that we did the hair and make up for – All designs are by the amazing Suzanne Laughlin from Tiararama

The photography is by the fabulous Hannah Duffy

Here are some of my favourite images

Bridal hair and make up

Brides tiara

Bridal hair autumn shades

A Hawaiian Holiday!!

This year I went on holiday to Hawaii and I can’t tell you how beautiful and amazing a place Oahu is. Before I went I had the pleasure of chatting to an amazing photographer that’s based in Oahu called Jeannemarie on Twitter. Before I got there we organised a day that would be convenient for both of us to do a shoot on the beach.

I have the pleasure in just posting a few of her amazing photos and if you’re ever in Hawaii look her up. She’s a fantastic wedding, honeymoon and fun photographer!

Check out her website here for more great images!! I highly recommend Jeannemarie!

Wedding Ideas Magazine – 100th Issue Party!

Thursday 25th August 2011 was a brilliant night! The theme for this party was black and pink and everyone made the effort to look good! Congratulations to Rachel and her team on making it to 100 issues!

When we arrived we were papped at the door and once we got upstairs champagne was served by Butler’s in The Buff…I made sure I had more than one glass 🙂 It would’ve been rude not to make these boys work hard!

The best part of the night has to be the photo booth! I can’t recommend Groovy Booth enough for any event, wedding or party. They were amazing and we got the prints immediately! All the props were provided too.

To find out more about Groovy Booth visit the website

Thanks to Wedding Ideas Magazine for a fantastic night out!!

Bridal Hair Article

An Article I wrote for Vitality Magazine published – February/March 2011 Issue

Gorgeous Bridal Hair

Helping a bride to choose a suitable hairstyle for her wedding day can be fun if you both have an open mind. Some brides will see a style and think Wow I love that hairstyle ù but in reality their hair length and texture isn’t right for the style they’ve seen! Hairdressers should have some images available for the brides to view to give them an idea of styles they may be able to achieve for brides. One of my favourite long hair industry celebrity stylists is Patrick Cameron and he has some of the best books on how to do fantastic styles too. Length and volume can be added with extensions and there are lots on the market.

Check the condition of the bride’s hair in the run up to the wedding day! A series of conditioning treatments will help to get her hair into tip top condition. For brides that are growing their hair, advise them to have a trim every six weeks to get rid of split ends.
Brides and the stylist should choose a style that will look good with the dress and hair accessories. It’s easier if the stylist can see the dress and accessories to give them an overall view of what type of hairstyle would look best with the dress so ask the bride to be to bring a picture with them.

Book the bride in for a trial run, before the wedding day. I would recommend a trial run 6 weeks before the actual wedding day. If the hairstyle that they dreamed of does not look as good on them as they had hoped, they’ll be glad they found that out before the big day! Bear in mind that hair thickness and length may not be suitable for the bride to be’s chosen style and advise accordingly. Ask the bride to bring her veil, tiara or any other accessories along to the appointment.

Throughout the trial check the brides comfort levels, if the pins or hair accessories are causing discomfort, ask her to let you know so they can be adjusted. The last thing a bride needs on her wedding day is painful pins!

At the trial appointment its always a good idea to take pictures. A stylist should take pictures from all angles so that you have a record for on the wedding day. Offer to take photos for the bride too! Bride to be’s love to show pictures of how they will look to their Mum’s and bridesmaids.

Hair colouring or any other chemical treatments for the big day should be done a few weeks before so that the colour has time to settle down. Highlights should be done a week or so before the wedding so that they look freshly done. Give the final trim or cut no later than two weeks prior to the wedding date. Just before the wedding is not the time to try out a drastic new look, such as cutting long hair into a short style or completely changing the colour.

Ask the bride if she is taller than the groom or are they both the same height. Hair up styles can add quite a lot of height to the bride. Also take into account the height of their shoes. A bride that is much shorter than the groom can use a hair up style to even out the height differences.

An elaborate a hairstyle may be in competition with the brides face and dress, but its what the bride is happy with that matters the most.

Written by

Joyce Connor

www.bridesandbeauty.co.uk

 

The Guest Blog Today is All about Lucy

The Guest Blog Today is All about Lucy


Tell me a bit about yourself?

Hello, I’m Lucy – I am the Photographer/Director of ShotByLucy. We specialise in supplying product photography for online retailers nationwide. You can follow us on Twitter @ShotByLucy or visit our website at http://www.shotbylucy.co.uk/

What type of photography does your company specialise in?

We specialise in product photography. If you have a website and you sell online, then we want to hear from you. We are creative people and we like to show that through our work.

What inspired you to become a photographer and is this you re first job?

This is a tough one, I had always enjoyed taking photos even from being a child. But when it got to my A-Levels, I ended up taking a serious interest in Photography. Developing my own films and photo prints in a darkroom was brilliant. From there it developed and I went on to work for different companies throughout the UK gaining experience. I got fed up of working for other people knowing that I could do it myself and I always had the ambition to work for myself, I knew I could do it and had wanted to do it from around the age of 16 but something always got in the way. So last year I finally decided to take the plunge, I quit my full time job (as a photographer) and took the risk. It was very difficult to start with but now we supply photography to many businesses nationwide and have many happy customers.

Do you like to photograph people or objects?

Bit of both really! We specialise in product photography, so mainly objects really.

What tips would you give to someone looking for a photographer and what the most important question they should ask before booking?

When choosing a photographer there are a few things you need to be considering. Always check their work and request samples. You want to see what kind of work they do and if their style would suit your products. It’s always best that you choose a photographer that you can get along with, so shop around and chat with your potential happy snapper to make sure that they fully understand your requirements. Most importantly, be careful of hidden costs. Some companies can tend to charge ‘by the hour’, make sure payment details are stated before any work commences and ask for it in writing for your own peace of mind.

What in your make up bag?

A mixture of things including L Oreal mascara, Elizabeth Arden foundation, Clinique powder, a few Avon bits.. Pencil eyeliners, sparkly liquid eyeliners of all colours … I m serious, the list goes on!

What your skincare routine?

I’m not a typical girl, in fact I’m terrible. I have no regime, I wake up, wash my face, whack on some moisturiser and put my slap on. I am really bad for falling asleep without taking my makeup off and it used to make me laugh because my friends used to comment that after a night on the razzle dazzle, my face/make up looked perfect in the morning. No idea how!

What one beauty product couldn t you live without?

It has to be my Elizabeth Arden compact, its ace. Perfect to pop in your bag for those emergencies!

Who do you most admire for their style and beauty and why?

I’d have to say Cheryl Cole at the moment. She tends to look perfect all of the time… Maybe I should invest in a personal stylist? 🙂


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