Free Your Mind

I love watching movies. The excitement I feel when walking in to the cinema, smelling the sweet popcorn and the anticipation of exploring a new world, characters and stories is exhilarating. I get a lot of my inspiration from classic cinema and iconic or cult films. 

My friend Sydney Clark, who is a designer and stylist that I’ve worked with on several different projects, creates really fantastic clothing. She prides her work “in fabric application and craftsmanship, the collection encapsulates unconventional fabrics and processes to create something totally unique, quirky and wearable.” This really resinated with me. I was looking through (stalking!) her Instagram, admiring her wonderful creations, and it reminded me of The Matrix films. The futuristic gothic look, with a lot of black clothing, long jackets and sleek shapes. I instantly messaged Sydney about working together to create a Matrix inspired shoot, to which she was very excited to do this. 

We set a date, and got in touch with make-up artist Mariana Gonzalez and model Megan Rudling who were both equally eager to create such a cool look. We met at the UEA and Mariana transformed Megan into a bad ass heroine. Mariana’s make-up and Sydney’s clothing were perfectly matched with the industrial look of the location. 

I wanted to capture the moments of motion and stillness which are frequent themes and sequences within The Matrix films. Megan focused on the concept of being a bad ass, and was excited about running around and kept asking whether she could jump off things. It was so much fun taking photographs of Megan as she really put her all into every shot. She had so much energy and passion throughout the shoot. 

I used my prism for some of the photographs. I used it in homage to the green text and numbers that reflect the opening scene of The Matrix. The prism gave the photos a cinematic effect. I used it to add contrast with the lines of the buildings, shadows and light. When editing the photos, I used Lightroom to create the bluey-green tint that is so iconic to the movies. I wanted to do this in my own way rather than replicating it, as to not copy the aesthetic entirely and give it a Katie Jade twist! ;) 

Creative Team Links:

Sydney Jane Clark 

Megan Rudling

Mariana Gonzalez 

Introducing: Rebecca Morello

Rebecca Morello is a Make-up Artist who is available throughout my photographic packages, from bridal make-up to fashion and commercial work. Rebecca and I have worked on many exciting projects together, and now we are joining forces to give our clients exciting, high quality packages unlike no other!

I’ve known Rebecca for three years and from the moment I first met her I knew she was a genuinely friendly, hardworking, ambitious and creative soul. Ever since then we have got on like a house on fire! It is great working with Rebecca on projects as her passion and creativity really shines through.

When she is not down the beauty aisles in shopping centres or creating make-up magic, Rebecca’s great passion is “saving” plants. She will buy plants that seem to be on their way out and nurse them back to health. So what better place to photograph this beauty but amongst nature in a beautiful Norwich park. Have a look at the photos below!

Rebecca and I have come up with combined packages to help you with your photographic and beauty needs. We offer wedding packages with bridal make-up and photographic coverage of the day, portrait packages for Best Friend Make-over photo shoots, and fashion and product make-up and photography, and so much more. 

Please get in touch to find out what we can offer you.

Here are a selection of projects that Rebecca and I have worked on together… Enjoy!

**NEW** Bridal Sessions

What is a Bridal Session I hear you ask? Book a Bridal Session and be transformed into your inner princess! You can book a Bridal Session for a date before your wedding, get glammed up in your favourite outfit and pose until your heart’s content. You’ll receive your photos within a week and it would make the perfect gift for your hubby to be!

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