This shoot is my second baby. I have thought of everything, have spent two months contacting amazing suppliers, thinking and discussing about the tiniest details, exchanging ideas, feeling happy, feeling stressed, feeling empowered. Yes, I can do this! Feeling proud of the result! It looks wintery and cozy, the knitted throw, jumper and long sleeved dresses made the bride feel warm, the colour palette made it look romantic and very pretty. The Orangery venue at Mount Edgecumbe had the most amazing light for the indoor shots and the gardens had amazing shades of bright green. The suppliers were so helpful and they were there for me during the entire session in case I needed something done, redone, etc... Thanks guys, you ROCKED. Well, enough said. Meet the suppliers if you are looking for someone. They are incredible professionals and will totally be there for you delivering great services and products.
Hair and makeup: Envy at Royal William Yard
Jewellery: Fashion ID
Dresses: Rock the Frock at The Wedding Hub
China: China Grace
Table decoration: The Wedding Hub
Stationary: Faithful Designs at The Wedding Hub
Venue: The Orangery at Mount Edgecumbe
Natural Flowers: Rachael's Flowers
Fabric Flower Hoop and hair flower: Magenta Rose Designs
Photography: Mila Kos
Assistants: Liz and Sarah
Model: Louise Short
"It’s an autumnal bohemian elopement styled shoot with a touch of viking spirit. Oh yes! Inspired by viking seafarers and a love of all things bohemian, photographer Mila Kos and her talented crew have created this gorgeous shoot. Flame red locks, mohawk plaits, wild flowers, feathers, boots, fur and smoke bombs make this one a feast for your eyes". - Pasties and Pettitcoats
Hair: All About the Bride
Makeup: Wave of Beauty
Flowers: Flowers by Amanda
Fabric Flowers and Stags: Magenta Rose Designs
Dress: Rock the Frock at The Wedding Hub
Stationary: Dearly Beloved
Jewellery: Silver Callow
Extra! Extra! Mila has now her very own magazine!
So I decided not to submit my photos to any blogs or magazines. Instead I decided to use my creativity to print my own magazine as a way to spread my work more efficiently and quicker (I am really bad on waiting for others, oops!). Also because I have two kids and time for me is super precious... I wouldn't have the time to edit photos in different formats to each blog and magazine, this looked like a time saver, and it really was.
I am super proud of this wedding shoot I have done and I really love the images. A bohemian styled wedding inspired on vikings: red hair, a mohawk, strong make up, boots, wild bouquet, handmade silver jewellery, artificial fur, tweed suit and more, made this shoot look intensily romantic and bold.
The landscape around Wembury Beach made the most fantastic backdrop with a mix of blue seas, golden fields and bucholic church. You can download the magazine here on my website milakosphotography.com! I hope you enjoy!
If you are almost 40 you will probably understand this blog post. It is a funny feeling being almost 40, you feel as if it was only yesterday that you were 20 something. Suddenly you see this person on the mirror, a 20 something girl who have added another 20 years to her life and is much more tired, who doesn't feel like going out at night anymore because she prefers a Netflix movie with her husband and children, a girl who has many more wrinkles and a belly that wobbles when she walks because she brought a few other lil humans to this world.
If you are almost 40 you feel fed up when looking up for something fashion related on Pinterest and only finding 20 year old models who are flawlessly gorgeous wearing that skinny jeans you want to wear or with the hair style you wish to do. Then you feel puzzled! You are uncertain, your confidence is shaken and you are not sure you can do it anymore since all the pictures you see are of very young ladies - "maybe I am too old for that" - you think to yourself.
If you are almost 40 and you walk on the streets you will notice that most women our age have given up, they wear baggy jeans and their hair is up on a ponny tail. They don't know anymore the "cans and cants" of a woman who is almost 40.
So when I photographed Sarah I saw a beautiful woman who is almost 40 and is full of confidence, she loves fitness, she wears her hair down, she enjoys make up, she just made a HUGE tattoo on her back and she is here to prove to all 40 or almost 40 year old women that yes we can! We can and MUST love ourselves and enjoy this strange age. It is never time to give up and there is beauty in every stage of life! Hear that Pinterest??? Today I will start a board: "Women of 40". Sarah's Pictures will definitely be there too!
So go love yourself, we still have so much life and no time to waste at all!
Here is to us, women of almost 40, stunning at all ages!
This Wedding Shoot was organised by Liberty Pearl Workshop and it took place on 5th July, 2017. It was absolutely elegant, vibrant and beautiful. The choice of the suppliers, the models, the venue… everything was so perfectly picked that the result could not be less than amazing.
Tredudwell Manor House, located in Cornwall, is a very romantic venue with greens all around, big trees and impeccable grass that make the place a quite magical one. The weather came to bless us with a stunning blue sky which made our brides even shinnier.
The wedding was inspired on the amazing Cornish Countryside and the lovely Old Houses with their fab grounds. The colours used were based on next years trend which is bright and bold with bright pink and an orange palette.
The cake was impressive and the flowers painted on it were exactly the same ones designed for the stationary. The dresses were flowy and the make up and hair dressing flawless.
Well, enough said, the result you can see on the pictures!
It all started when I got pregnant in 2007. I decided I didn't want to miss a single moment of my maternity and my baby's milestones. I even started blogging to document everything. It was when I bought my first digital camera and became the most annoying wife, asking my husband to photograph me all the time with that huge bump, then the most annoying mum, taking pictures of my boy ALL THE TIME. Since then my boy, Luca, has been my inspiration, my model and the reason why I decided to make photography a career. Luca is such a happy soul and a very cheeky boy, finding it really hard to take serious pictures, as you can see!
In 2009 I bought my first iPhone, a 3G one. I then had a problem: More than 200 pictures a week!!! Oh.My.God. It was so cool having such a small and good portable camera! I became even more addicted (and annoying!). I couldn't help myself to photograph and video Luca doing every single thing: drawing his first picture, crawling for the first time, clapping, dancing, playing the flute, etc, etc, etc... Annoying right? Here is the link to his blog "A Boy Called Luca" if you fancy a peak:
It is mostly written in Brazilian Portuguese as it is a blog for our family only, no other intentions at all. When I don't update it I fell stressed! Hahaha! And it has been a while since the last post!
When I moved to UK I started working in a very cool Art School (Plymouth School of Creative Arts - Plymouth) where I used to photograph the children in action, they loved and appreciated my work so much that they started to pay me for the photographies I was taking. My photos were in their catalogs and leaflets too, which made me very proud and happy! Because of this work I was being referred to other small events and photographers and started to believe I could make a living out of something I truly love doing. Once I read a something that said: "Find your passion and try to make a living out of it then it will never feel like work" - I think this will be one of my most precious advice to my children.