Urban Angel – Behind the Scenes

Well it had to be done really, my first ever behind the scenes blog post from the Urban Angel shoot from last year with Chanticleer Brides. We all get on so well, that it would be impossible to let these fun images be hidden from the light of day forever more.

The shoot, was brilliant – Tracey was as ever totally driven by her vision for what she wanted to achieve for this collection shoot. “Something different” she said, “something that goes against everything I have done before” she said. When I saw Dame Emily Park in Bristol, I was a tad nervous and totally inspired at the same time.

Because the artwork changes constantly, we literally had no idea what we would find when we arrived.  Our day started at 7.00, and well the impression this legal graffiti home provided was nothing short of incredible. The artists had excelled themselves.  Through the two days, we even managed to get a Chanticleer added to one of the new designs being created as we shot around the park.

An amazing experience, my second collection shoot with the Chanticleer girls – what is next year Tracey?

Chanticleer Brides, Ikonworks, Hampshire wedding photographer, Urban Angel - Behind the Scenes

Bristol Street Art

About Bristol says “scour the streets of Bristol and you’ll struggle not to find a cutting-edge piece of graffiti art decorating the city’s walls. Along narrow alleys, down side-streets and through under-passages, across building walls and boldly displayed on bridges, a piece of graffiti art soon jumps out depicting wry humour and subversive displays of pop-culture. Bristol is also where Banksy hails from; the elusive graffiti artist extraordinaire has an enormous collection of artistic works featured on streets, walls and bridges all over the world, and has inspired a new generation to take to the streets to create innovative and dynamic art.”

Banksy's Girl with the Pierced Eardrum

Banksy’s Girl with the Pierced Eardrum

Chanticleer Brides, Ikonworks, Hampshire wedding photographer, Urban Angel - Behind the Scenes

“Hold still, whilst we straighten the lining”

Chanticleer Brides, Ikonworks, Hampshire wedding photographer, Urban Angel - Behind the Scenes

One of our gorgeous backdrops, but OMG look at the floor!

Chanticleer Brides, Ikonworks, Hampshire wedding photographer, Urban Angel - Behind the Scenes

The colours were sensational.

Chanticleer Brides, Ikonworks, Hampshire wedding photographer, Urban Angel - Behind the Scenes

Cheese!

Chanticleer Brides, Ikonworks, Hampshire wedding photographer, Urban Angel - Behind the Scenes

Apparently Tracey had cold hands….

Chanticleer Brides, Ikonworks, Hampshire wedding photographer, Urban Angel - Behind the Scenes

I know how to get this gorgeous girl to smile now, especially when she is not supposed to – “QMC Vic, QMC”.

Chanticleer Brides, Ikonworks, Hampshire wedding photographer, Urban Angel - Behind the Scenes

The James Bond feeling to this shot is slightly going array during the rain and random heckling from the local school kids.

Chanticleer Brides, Ikonworks, Hampshire wedding photographer, Urban Angel - Behind the Scenes

Nip and Tuck.. Tracey with her pins, the perfectionist at work.

Chanticleer Brides, Ikonworks, Hampshire wedding photographer, Urban Angel - Behind the Scenes

We all wondered how Tracey was stying so warm, a rather sexy winter vest! Thermals anyone…

Chanticleer Brides, Ikonworks, Hampshire wedding photographer, Urban Angel - Behind the Scenes

Lost in her own thoughts, whilst the dress hem is straightened to perfection.

Chanticleer Brides, Ikonworks, Hampshire wedding photographer, Urban Angel - Behind the Scenes

Not quite straight! The hand of the boss…

Chanticleer Brides, Ikonworks, Hampshire wedding photographer, Urban Angel - Behind the Scenes

BESPOKE graffiti!! Yes really… oh and Traceys bottom…

Chanticleer Brides, Ikonworks, Hampshire wedding photographer, Urban Angel - Behind the Scenes

No idea….. I think something had slipped – Vic x

Chanticleer Brides, Ikonworks, Hampshire wedding photographer, Urban Angel - Behind the Scenes

Tracey setting the fake tarmac in place.  The floor looked like this in every shot, it was a mammoth labour of love to change it to what you see in the images.  Each picture edited one by one by me!

Chanticleer Brides, Ikonworks, Hampshire wedding photographer, Urban Angel - Behind the Scenes

Selfie!

Chanticleer Brides, Ikonworks, Hampshire wedding photographer, Urban Angel - Behind the Scenes

Selfie!

Chanticleer Brides, Ikonworks, Hampshire wedding photographer, Urban Angel - Behind the Scenes

Commercial client, One of my 2017 brides, friend, coffee date and immense talent. Watch this lady fly! xx She’s so clever.

Chanticleer Brides, Ikonworks, Hampshire wedding photographer, Urban Angel - Behind the Scenes

Do what?

Chanticleer Brides, Ikonworks, Hampshire wedding photographer, Urban Angel - Behind the Scenes

Silly face!

Chanticleer Brides, Ikonworks, Hampshire wedding photographer, Urban Angel - Behind the Scenes

Duck face!

Chanticleer Brides, Ikonworks, Hampshire wedding photographer, Urban Angel - Behind the Scenes

Second day, nearly done silly faces!

Chanticleer Brides, Ikonworks, Hampshire wedding photographer, Urban Angel - Behind the Scenes

Last day giggles!

Chanticleer Brides, Ikonworks, Hampshire wedding photographer, Urban Angel - Behind the Scenes

The park…

Chanticleer Brides, Ikonworks, Hampshire wedding photographer, Urban Angel - Behind the Scenes

If one of the girls sits on the side of her hip, we can lay the dress out for an alternative angle.  That’s how the conversation started… this is how it ended… “OK, bad idea…. I slipped”… Love you Tracey x

Boomerang swooshing…

Hampshire wedding photographer.