Alternative Bridal Couture Fashion Shoot

I was extremely lucky to have been involved in a brilliant collaboration of local businesses recently in Brisbane. We did an Alternative Bridal shoot with some of Brisbane’s hottest models sporting plenty of ink and attitude!

I’d like to thank ┬áCadillac Barbie – Brisbane’s only alternative salon for getting everyone together and co-ordinating it all, especially Jay for getting everyone involved, but also the rest of the crew that gave up their Sunday to put their creative skills to work on our stunning models.

Casey, Trey Amy and of course Jaz on make-up. You Guys Rock!!
If you want to go visit them and get an awesome style, colour, up-do – whatever, they are more that capable of anything you put to them and can be found through this website: http://www.cadillacbarbie.com/

Aaron from Aaron Singfield Image Solutions also put together some video, the first of which can be seen here:

Now let me introduce our models:

Katie Richardson

Kimberley Amos

Ali Darling

Carly-Jade Haora

Sara Fabel

Ben Trainor

The team at Cadillac Barbie put in a full day with some of them starting at 9am! When I arrived there were half done models everywhere. The team were teasing, curling and hair-spraying like crazy. The place was choccas, but as usual the tunes were pumping and everyone was gearing up for the coming shoot. I’m sure the people walking by were wondering what the hell was going on, with everyone walking in & out inked up and rockin out the massive up do’s! Gotta love massive hair! Especially when it stays there!!

As you can see – Ali’s big hair managed to stay like this all day. I didn’t envy her trying to brush it out when she got home though….
The beautiful old car turned up at 3pm thanks to Adrian from Princess Luxury Classics http://www.princessluxuryclassics.com.au/

We started outside, but of course not long after we got stuck into it and got our groove on, it started to rain. We did manage to get a few good ones in though, before we grabbed the gear and dashed for cover.





This little Pizza Face was a great little helper too – feeding everyone Jelly beans and pizza, and handing out props. I think she ate more pizza than she gave out though!

The Melbourne Hotel across the road was kind enough to let us use their venue to shoot in which was great since there was so many of us! The Melbourne Hotel in general has been done up so beautifully in recent years, with the latest addition – The Lotus Room, styled in Art Deco and the perfect location for our shoot as you can see.




We even had some luscious cakes and flowers dropped in thanks to Deliberately Delicious http://www.deliberatelydelicious.com.au

and Flowers De Lush
http://www.flowersdelush.com.au

alternative cake with and bride

I think everyone who contributed was impressed with the collaboration of like-minded individuals and it was such a fun day! Even if it ended with cake on our face!

I hope we can get together again soon and do another fabulous shoot!! It is so great to be involved with such an awesome team!

For more photos check out the gallery: http://leonibolt.photoshelter.com/gallery/Alternative-Bride/G0000u.oprushG3g

More Tails from Nat & Darcy

The 2011 calendar for Nat & Darcy is well underway, with our models really stepping up to the plate to model the latest imported fashions to enter Australia’s doggie fashion world! This includes the latest in hairdos, with everything from mullets to afros, for your pooch to rock out in!

This week our models were of course Darcy as well as friends and regulars at Nat & Darcy – Sukie, Rogue and Axle.

To celebrate the release of the the fabulous calendar, Leoni Bolt Photography is offering a special on Pet Portraits. For just $120 we will capture the character of your best friend and include a 12×16 in print on archival quality canvas. That’s over $400 in value!!

Darcy & friends hope you enjoy the latest feature from their modelling escapades!

dog dressed as a bogan

Even bogan pooches get the best treatment here!

DOg with a mullet

Mullets for Dogs!!!

pretty in pink pooch

Pretty in Pink

pink hairdo on dog.

Woah! This pooch is outta control!

Pet Fashion

Gorgeous Doggie Fashion

Dog dressed in dinosaur costume

Darcy Dinosaur

Tough dog in pink

It's tuff being me... Paris would be proud!

Paris look-a-like

I'm so Pretty!

Dog dressed as Gene Simmons

Gene Simmons eat your heart out!

Dog dressed as a bee

dog dressed as a flower in a hedge

Darcy sometimes takes his work a little too seriously!

Dog dressed as a flower

Darcy dressed as a flower

Tough bulldog dressed in pink

Who's a pretty girl?!?

puffed after a long day modelling

Is it my turn again?

bulldog dressed as a ladybug

Such a Lady!

Puppy & rose

Darcy the Romantic