Beach Beauty

The concept and design for this shoot was to remind ourselves of the unruly nature of the ocean, mixing smooth and raw textures together. The look we decided on was natural, romantic and feminine, since most brides give a description of their ideal wedding make-up containing at least one of these words. See how we pulled this whole look together.

Before the shoot took place Roné from Desert Rain Photography put up a mood board on Pinterest with images of looks that she would like for the shoot. She says: “This is a preferred method of working with clients – I always ask for images or a visual description of a look they would like to achieve.“

For this natural, romantic and feminine look, creating a flawless and dewy skin was very important. Suzanne used the Temptu Airbrush make-up, rather than ordinary foundation. Temptu Airbrush make-up contains silicone and is water- and heat-resistant – perfect for an outdoor shoot.

“The colour pallette I used on her eyes contained liquid eye shadows in nude, pearl, champagne and shimmery gold. I emphasised our model’s eyebrows to frame her face, and completed her eye make-up with a few subtle lashes applied to the outer corner of her eyes to elongate the eye shape and give a dreamy look.To enhance the glowing look I applied a shimmer blush and powder to her cheekbones which would catch the light and give a lovely, soft glow to the cheeks. I also chose a nude lip and applied light gold pigment mixed with a clear gloss on top.For our model’s hair I wanted big, soft curls that could be worn up or down. For the upstyle I created a loose, textured bun. This was achieved by using salt spray, and suited the coastal wanderer theme perfectly.”

The blushing radiant skin and windswept hair with hints of gold reflecting the natural rays of the sun evoke the sense of an early-morning stroll at the seashore. Take a step back to pause and be mesmerised by nature, focusing on the treasure of colour found at the seaside – sandy hues mixed with mysterious deep blues and contrasted with white pearl.
The dress evokes the image of tiny open shells being woven together, fluttering like a chime in the wind.


Photographer: Rone de Bruyn – Desert Rain Photography
Dresses: Teresa from Gelieft Bruid & Prêt-a-porter
Make-up & hair: Suzanne from Skoonlief
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Palm bangle: Kooky from Kin Shop Kloof
Model: Lauren White from Topco Models

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