Wedding Dress Designer – Karen Elizabeth Bridal
A couple of weeks ago I shot a feature on Karen Elizabeth Bridal boutique In Glasgow. The paper only used one image of mine, so I would like to use this blog to show the rest of the pictures I took on the day.
The article was about how Karen had a dream about becoming a costume designer at school. She used to doodle drawings In her school books but after leaving, she ended up taking a very different path and qualified as a nurse. For six years she travelled all over Scotland In her new profession. In her spare time she started customising wedding dresses for fiends and family. That quickly spiralled and she ended up designing gowns for lots and lots of brides to be. She was such a success, after six years she opened up her own boutique in plush St Andrews Square in Glasgow city centre.
Karen says:” I still can’t believe I’ve hung up my nursing uniform and I am now the proud owner of my own shop and bridal design business. I couldn’t be happier. It’s a dream come true. When I was covering shifts in hospitals and nursing homes, I didn’t dare think I would one day have the job I always wanted. There Is nothing more satisfying than seeing a brides face light up when she tries on one of my gowns and realises It is the dress she has been dreaming about all her life”.
When I arrived at the shop I was immediately blown away by how beautiful It was. It was very bright and had lots of gorgeous gowns and accessories everywhere. From a photography point of view there were massive windows letting lots of light which I knew would be great for my pictures. My brief was very straight forward, all I had to do was capture some images of Karen with her gowns to go along with the story.
Karen was really nice, easy to get along with and helped me out by moving anything I needed moved around the shop floor.
I really enjoyed the shoot and was over the moon with how the images turned out.
If you are a bride to be you should definitely pop along to her shop to see what she has on offer. I am sure you won’t be disappointed.