Contact Us

‘La Boheme’ Bridal Photo Shoot at Hope Mill

March 5, 2016 , , admin

This fantastic collaboration came about as we all wanted to create some great, fresh bridal photos that were beautiful but not traditional. We were inspired by natural, bohemian photography with a bit of an edge and we felt that all the elements came together to create this. I wanted to use a fantastic Manchester location with an amazing model, stunning clothes and effortless photography. For the full photo shoot please check out

Kellianne Newiss explained, “Hope Mill was a fantastic location for this photo shoot. I loved the rustic feel of the Mill with its exposed brick, wooden beams and natural light spilling through the windows, combined with its urban, industrial feel. Where possible I photographed Beth with natural light and wanted the photos to have a dreamy, natural feel but with a modern twist.”

Nancy Spencer said, “I wanted the hair and makeup to feel a bit undone, bo-ho and dreamy. Beth’s hair is a lovely length and naturally quite thick. I used a medium wand to wave the hair, then straightened it to take out most of the curl. Salt spray, wax and dry shampoo kept it looking a bit edgy rather than done. Makeup was kept to creamy silvery textures on the eyes with dewy soft skin. Natural lips were buffed with balm and no mascara added to the undone feel.”

The dresses used in the shoot were from Anna Campbell, Daughters of Simone and Houghton. Exclusively available from Jean Jackson Couture.

The inspiration for the choice of dresses was gowns for the fashion forward bride with a love of 70’s Vintage . Free spirited brides not afraid of breaking rules. The amazing flowers that complimented the look were supplied by Frog Floral Artistry.

Ollie Pearson from The Word is Love brought some amazing lights to use on the shoot, “I brought our Rustic metal heart – designed to add some pretty & industrial glamour to any wedding reception.” We all loved the French influence of the word ‘J’Adore’ and Ollie said, “we wanted to add a sexy twist on our company name.” The 4 foot high lettering looked great in the dark surroundings of the Mill.

Stef from Hope Mill explained why she was happy for us to use the venue as our location, “Hope Mill Theatre is a listed warehouse lovingly renovated into a theatre, wedding and event space. After our first wedding in 2015 we were bitten by the love bug and enjoy giving unconventional couples  the space to create. Having such a talented range of creative minds on this shoot was a real treat because they ‘got us’ completely and as you can see the pictures ooze that smooth urban mood that we love to exude!”


Kellianne Photographer

Instagram and Twitter @kelliannephoto

Nancy Spencer Hair and Make Up Artist

Instagram and Twitter @mkupmcr

Ollie Pearson, The Word is Love

Instagram and Twitter @thewordislove



Stef Elrick Hope Mill Theatre,

Instagram @hopemilltheatre


Jean Jackson Couture


Instagram @jeanjacksoncouture


Frog Flowers

Instagram @frogmcr



Beth Rothwell @ Industry Models Manchester

Leave a comment