I'm Lynette and run my own vegan friendly, cruelty free hair and wellness studio in Portview Mill. I sell Davines, Maria Nila, Leon Gorman and Arbonne products. The ethos for my studio is to use sustainable products and help the environment and world I live in as much as I can. Say no to animal cruelty and support companies who refuse to test on poor animals.
Spring Bridal Shoot
On Monday 9th May 2011 my alarm woke me very early. I was going on another road trip with Jennifer Ireland and Ursula Bamford. We were going to Ballymena to visit Lissanoure Castle to do a Wedding Shoot with the crazy talented photographer Paula O'Hara. The lovely people of Lissanoure Castle kindly let us use their house to get ready in and prepare for the shoot. I was very excited as they are my favourite team of girls to work with. Paula had given us all a brief and I took my inspirations from the website www.KissTheGroom.com. Photographer Elizabeth Messina was my inspiration from this site. If you go to www.paulaohara.com and check out Paula's work, the way she can capture a moment is just breathtaking. She really is amazing!! We all agreed that we wanted to do a wedding shoot with abit of a twist. Paula got two amazing models for the job, Collette O'neill @ Style Academy and Richard Skinner @ First Option Model Agency and Alison Campbell. Their chemistry just worked so well and made the shoot believable. We got Nikita Tully to style the shoot. She got some beautiful wedding gowns from Petticoat Lane in Lisburn www.petticoatlanebridal.com and suits from Red in Carrickfergus. The short lace dress featured in the shoot belonged to myself. Nikita got jewellery and wedding bouquets from Sharon Hay of www.innocentchaos.co.uk . Her handmade pieces are just beautiful and all individually crafted. Her work is right up my street and I already own quite alot of her stuff and she is making me my own wedding bouquet which is brillaint!! I just LOVE her stuff. To work with such talented people in Ireland is fantastic. Jennifer Ireland again just blew me away with her make-up skills, you can see her work at www.jenniferirelandmakeup.co.uk and Ursula Bamford is the owner of B Ford, she lovingly handmakes head pieces for weddings but also for everyday use when your just feeling like jazzing up an outfit and want that little bit of something special. You can see her stuff at http://www.facebook.com/pages/B-Ford/145487308832284 . I am truely blessed to have worked with all the people on this shoot and I am looking forward to continuing with our creative shoots. Thanks girls. xox