When couture wedding dress designer Matthew Christopher had seen our bridal fashion shoots with Bridal Trousseau, he approached us with the idea of photographing his 2011 line and ad-campaign with a 1930s, vintage-hollywood theatre look. We were SO psyched about this opportunity considering this would be our first commercial shoot of this size!! This experience definitely challenged us to push ourselves creatively and it helped that everyone who worked with us was so talented!
We were thrilled to see each 2011 issue of Martha Stewart Wedding Magazine with either a double or single page spread of our work! The shoot for Matthew Christopher’s ad-campaign took place over six hours in the Garde Arts Center in New London, CT. Cayleen was one of the most stunning, striking and professional models that we’ve ever had the pleasure to work with and her gorgeous makeup was done by the fabulous d.d. Nickel. Matthew Christopher was even our male model! He is just as fabulous as his gowns, so of course he would be in all his ads for his dresses!
For two days prior to this shoot, we photographed his entire 2011 line; 16 dresses, front, back and detail of each dress, which you can check out HERE. The line shoot itself took over 12 hours, not including the studio setup, which had extensive lighting, backdrop setup, prepping dresses, makeup and hair. My wonderful team, Tony Fiorini and Jeremy Rich, worked their magic with lighting, processing and every aspect of this project. It’s one of our most memorable experiences this year and has opened so many doors for new and exciting opportunities.