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Photoshoot with American bridal designer Evita by Peter Sladen

We recently had a photoshoot with Evita, a bridal designer all the way from Michigan, USA! Evita was visiting on vacation and contacted us to book a shoot in Canterbury for promotion of her freelance business on social media.

We met outside the Cathedral where Evita arrived along with her Dad and daughter who were both also excited by the old buildings around Canterbury. “You definitely don’t get this over in the states!” said Evita. Just before the shoot, Evita had been to visit local makeup artist Kate Ryan, who had given her a fantastic vintage glamour look.

This was a two-location shoot. Our first stop was on one of the many old cobbled streets of Canterbury, we chose this to help capture some of the cities historic charm as a backdrop. For the second half of the shoot we headed over the Marlowe Theatre to add some variation to the images with a more modern look. As we arrived at the theatre, we spotted a bright yellow vintage campervan parked outside the theatre; we had to include it in the shoot! Evita went for a quick wardrobe change into a blue dress, which was a perfect complementary colour to the yellow camper van. We got a great range of portraits, mid shots and full-body photos of her around the theatre and with the van. 

Stumbling across the camper van was one of those great things you couldn’t have planned for the shoot but made for a great, colourful addition to the images. It was a brilliant shoot and we are looking forward to working with Evita again when she returns to the UK. 

Evita’s IG page:

Make-up by Kate Ryan IG page :

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Thanks Evita for the great shoot and feedback!