Artistic and dramatic, distinctive and unique. Explore the future of contemporary wedding photography by the fascinating Halo and Hobby, and let your imagination run wild.
Wedding photos with a difference
This is wedding photography to die for… Anthony Gould-Davies (nicknamed Halo) and Martin Hobby are award-winning photographers who together create works of art worthy of a gallery, yet destined for your wall. Like Burke and Hare, the infamous Victorian grave robbers, Halo and Hobby are extremely creative with the bodies they work with…
Apocalyptic zombie brides
Dramatic brides with blood-stained gowns and staring eyes whisper of a dark sense of humour though may not be quite the shots you were planning for your big day. But a zombie apocalypse wedding certainly makes for a wild photo shoot with your hen party or a post-wedding shoot for couples with a love of surrealism. It could be the ultimate ‘trash the dress’, and their ideas are endless.
Eclectic, eccentric and extraordinarily versatile
Modern day eccentrics, Hobby in his waistcoat and fob-watch and Gould-Davies with his handlebar moustache, inspired by Victorian Gothic elegance, are ‘throwing the rules out of the window’ when it comes to wedding photography. Their work is humorous, at times dark, and certainly more interesting than many of their contemporaries.
Speaking to them, their true passion for art is at once apparent. I find them both extremely personable, Gould-Davies makes me laugh every minute and I can imagine feeling completely at ease in their company, even if I was dressed in just a wedding veil. Oh yes, and they’ll do that too!
This is niche photography for anyone with a sense of drama, a sense of fun, a sense of humour or a desire for something different. Their genius is in their versatility as they also shoot classic style wedding photos with traditional group shots and family portraits that all good wedding photographers will offer. What sets Halo and Hobby apart is their infinite imagination, off-the-wall sense of humour and expertise at shooting their subjects, venues and locations for high drama.
Their ethereal, angelic looking brides floating curiously above a snowy forest landscape are the artistic realisation of some truly vibrant imagination. When I asked how this was done I was told, “Magic!” And so it is.
If you are considering wedding photos that are high art, real drama or themed in some way, either with a deeply serious or a lightly humorous subject then you may have just found your ideal photographers.
Because, as you can see, with Halo and Hobby, anything is possible.
Credits for the zombie brides photo shoot: Photographers: HaloandHobby.co.uk/ Location: Nutfield Priory Hotel / Hair & make up: Tania Claire / Dress expert and stylist: Wilden Bride London / Flowers: Fearless Florals / Video production: Andrew Dobell / Models: Miss Amber Wright, Miss Emile Hardwick, Miss Hobson, Miss Jeffs and Miss Barrett.
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Kate Thompson is Confetti's features editor and wedding expert, and has worked in the wedding industry for 15 years. A widely published lifestyle writer, she has made BBC television and radio appearances discussing wedding trends in the UK.