It was a glorious day and the sun was playing hide and seek with us. We were shooting the editorial at the Old Royal Naval College in London. Most of the editorial was shot in 'The Painted Hall'. However, when I spotted this little pebble beach along the banks of the river Thames, I could not resist the temptation of having the opportunity to shoot on it.
Time was against us as the tide was coming in pretty fast. The entire team hot-footed down the slippery steps on to the beach. It was cold! It was certainly very wet and the sun decided to hide behind the clouds. I picked the iconic O2 building in the distant shores to be the backdrop for the images. I loved the natural lighting and the atmospheric sky with the stormy clouds. Then when I looked through my lens, I saw even more beauty. The thought that ran through my head was... "this truly is beauty and the beach."
Bryony Bowes and Christine Fritsch wearing stunning black velvet and lace by Lacry Couture. The gorgeous headpieces are by Nico Bosch Designs and Claire Gunn at Vintage Bridal Boutique. The flawless natural makeup was done by the uber talented makeup artist Gemma Rimmington. Hair was styled by the amazing Laurie Scott.
Image credits: James Clarke