As wedding and studio photographers, both my wife and I have always been amazed at the creative dresses designed and hand made by Biji and Laura from Biji Couture. Their designs have graced the covers of many bridal magazines and the catwalks of every Bridal fair that we have visited here in South Africa, but that’s not all. They have also won amazing accolades and awards oversea in far-way places such as Hong Kong for their commitment to high quality wedding fashion wear.
We finally plucked up enough courage to approach Biji and Laura, asking if we could photograph some of their wonderful creations. We had to of cause use some beautiful models who just about fell over each other to take up the opportunity to wear these creations. We had a tremendous amount of fun in our studio with Leandri, Ellen, Judy, Elze and Tami.
Talented makeup artists, Kathryn and Kim helped to fashion the makeup and hair into varied creations for us to photograph. Well done to all of you.
We wanted to shoot these couture dresses in such a way as to highlight not only the design but the attention to detail, something that is often missing in wedding photographs – not because its never done, but more often because of the stress and mad rush that wedding days always evokes.
Our objective is to produce a portfolio showing different types of imagery that we would like to shoot well ahead of any wedding day- i.e. in a relaxed atmosphere without bridesmaids, parents and guests. It’s a moment to create some magic moments of the bride alone in her wedding dress. Just think about it, the amount of time, effort and money needed to create these works of art that deserve to get more than just a single wedding days viewing.
Have a look at some of our teaser images, further images will be uploaded at a later date.