Peaky Blinders Advertising Style Portrait
It’s not often that I photography anything to do with weddings. In fact, the last time I shot anything that had to do with a wedding was over 6 years ago… it’s just not something that I do. However, I was recently contacted by Rocks and Frocks Weddings to do some groom party portraits in the style of Peaky Blinders. I didn’t hesitate to say yes to this one. It was everything I love shooting, stylised portraits in a film and advertising style… it just had a tie in with a wedding, which is unusual for me. But, this was a shoot that I was looking forward to from the moment that it was booked.
On the day we met at the Lord Nelson pub on Old Kent Road in London. Besides being ready for their Peaky Blinders shoot, the entire wedding party was also going on a Monopoly Pub Crawl that would take them to 20+ pubs across London, and the Lord Nelson was their starting point. The people at the Lord Nelson were absolutely amazing as well and let us do most of our Peaky Blinders shoot inside the pub. The pub was absolutely perfect for the shoot and with a starting time of 10 am, wasn’t terribly busy either. I did a few portraits of the groom on his own, and then group shots with the groom party… all with Peaky Blinders in mind. For me, I always try to make my portrait shoots look like they could be advertising shots. In this instance I was focused on being inspired by Peaky Blinders and envisioning these images being used to advertise the show itself. Below are some of my favourite images from the Peaky Blinders shoot.
This was a really fun shoot. Everyone was brilliant in getting into their characters, and they all had perfect outfits for the shoot. Many thanks to the fine people at the Lord Nelson for letting us use their amazing pub for the shoot.
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