SHOOT RETROSPECTIVE : Handmade Wedding Stationery

Above – Screenshot of the clients own website, showing how she has used the images.


Michelle Thexton creates stunning handmade wedding stationery. The work features amazing typography and beautiful illustrations and is created using various textured paper stocks. After several discussions we decided upon five different shots to represent the collections. Most shoots proceed in this manner, in a collaborative way.

Michelle bases her collections upon people in her life that she has found inspirational. For example, the collection ‘Sarah’ is shown below.

Two alternative settings were used and as Michelle’s overall branding is based upon green and white. The first setting used a white planked surface, while the second introduces a pale rustic wooden plank. Surfaces and backgrounds are something I continually develop, and this particular example had been recently stripped and toned down with wood bleach. Flowers are always a staple for use in photography of wedding stationery.

“Thank you Richard for working your magic on my wedding stationery designs. I am over the moon with the pictures – they are exactly what I wanted. Thanks also for making the process so easy & straightforward … you’ve been such a pleasure to work with.” Michelle Thexton, shells-bells.co.uk

See more examples of stationery photography see the Stationery and Paper Gallery