Ohhhh have I got a treat for you today. This gorgeous shoot is the work of a collaboration of fabulous local suppliers, including Pasties & Petticoats Wedding Collective members Emma Stoner Photography and The Prop Factory.
If the bygone era inspires you, these stunning images (not to mention the owls!) will steal your heart!
Photographer Emma Stoner tells all…
The Last Days of Steam
This 1920’s styled shoot is set on location at Buckfastleigh steam train yard and The Kingston Estate, a Georgian manor house in Devon. I wanted to create an authentic vintage feel based on the last days of steam and drawing on the local landscape in South Devon.
The dresses are all vintage and from the era. Our dress supplier ‘Days of Grace
‘ vintage in Budleigh, Devon has a fantastic selection of gowns – one was a 1920’s beaded flapper dress, one was Edwardian and another was slightly later 1930’s full length gown.
, created beautiful floral displays with feathers and beading reminiscent of the era.
The props were supplied by The Prop Factory
. We had a gorgeous chaise lounge, peacock chair and a gramophone to really give an authentic feel to the shoot.
As the shoot was based on the local landscape and suppliers, I also invited owls from The Rare Breeds Farm
The farm is a stop-off point on the steam train route through South Devon so the owls have a special relationship to the railway.
The 1920’s was a very social time and all about fun so I really wanted this to come across in the shoot. I chose two models who are friends to act as flapper girls of the era. Their hair and make-up by Billie Edge
was quite dramatic to fit with the style of the time.
It was really fantastic to shoot at Buckfastleigh train station as there are so many great backdrops. Kingston Estate with it’s elegant, rustic charm was the perfect venue for this vintage shoot.