As the face and founder of Something Blue Wedding Planning I believe its as important for my clients to get to know me as much as I get to know them. If you are a regular follower of my Instagram feed (@somethingblueem) you will hopefully be familiar with my face by now! I am very blessed to work with some of the best in the industry and occasionally I get to work with them for my own photography needs.
When it came to refreshing the photos of me for my portfolio my decision was easy, Anneli Marinovich is not only an insanely talented photographer but also one of my dear friends. Although these photos totally go against what I’m about to say I can honestly say I hate having my photo taken. I am so critical of every element and sadly have never naturally learned that perfect angle for my body or the way to hold my arm to make it look long and elegant. Instead, I panic and pull the most unflattering pose possible, resulting in me hating the photo and thus having my photo taken!
That was until the day myself and Anneli ventured into London to hit the streets of Chelsea and Mayfair. As a luxury wedding planner in the UK with a lot of my time being spent in London meeting clients and suppliers, it felt the perfect base for the shoot. The wonderful Debbie Purkiss one of my regular hair and makeup artists make me feel my absolute best with the best makeup I’ve ever had! So it’s fair to say my confidence was sky high and I was ready to rock this shoot! We agreed to shoot at various locations for 2 hours, this seemed like a very long time but I trusted Anneli and just followed her instructions. We started at the Charlotte Street Hotel and 4 hours later over a celebratory glass of fizz at Chelsea’s Ivy Garden, we agreed the shoot was a huge success! I loved it! It was so much fun, I’ve genuinely never laughed or felt so confident in my life.
Anneli turned round the photos in super quick time and when I opened my inbox to this set of images from Anneli I very nearly burst into tears. It took a while to pick my jaw off the floor! WOW! This ladies talent is so good I just had to share all these images with you at once!
I hope you like them as much as me, so here I am!
If you’re looking for a luxury wedding planner in London and anywhere in the UK please do not hesitate to get in touch.
All images by Anneli Marinovich