Bohemian Beach Shoot


The second part of The Shepherd’s Purse shoot was all about the bohemian vibe and creating that look. Michelle’s amazing make-up artistry coupled with her flair for natural styling and sourcing resulted in some stunning looks. We are very lucky to live in the  beautiful and historic Whitby and most days I walk my miniature dachshunds, Boris on my favourite beach Sandsend. This beach really does get some amazing light and with the sun rising over Whitby and setting over Sandsend it was my ultimate choice of location for the shoot.

The whole shoot was taken on my analogue film camera so no looking at the back of a digital screen, just really looking at the light and composition and patiently wait for the film to be developed and scanned. Thanks always to my lab the UK Film lab.

Michelle says:

The Shepherds Purse is excited about heading in a new direction, we are experimenting with our unique style and long standing love of ‘the bohemian wedding’ and ‘natural beauty’.  Alongside our bespoke Floral Flower Crowns we are offering Bridal Makeup .
I believe brides should look natural as possible, a sheer flawless finish that lasts all day with a stunning dewy finish for a youthful glow. Romantic pastel shades to compliment your eyes and up to date contouring techniques to give you that desired natural oval face. This shoot was showcasing a natural yet bohemian look.
As a Makeup Artist I have the pleasure of working on the most beautiful canvases.  I feel blessed that I get to do what I love for a living. I get to help make people feel happy, beautiful, and confidant, and there is no better job than that! My philosophy is simple but essential: we enhance your natural beauty by designing a look that fits you from the inside out.
My mission is to get to know who you are so that we can create a vision guided together by your needs and our expertise. Radiating confidence on your wedding day is the key to looking and feeling your absolute best. Working with brides to achieve the best version of themselves for their wedding day includes a comprehensive consultation and a dedication to each individual’s personal taste and style.
My brides want to look glowing and natural on her wedding day. For centuries Eastern cultures have practiced the art of bridal preparation, hours sometimes days are spent preparing the bride for her very special day. The secret to being a beautiful bride is a stress free mind, nourished skin and feeling energized with a healthy glow. At the trial we will discuss ways to nourish your skin and prepare for the big day.


Within our business The Shepherds Purse I want to offer the highest standard of work, exceptional customer service with the most up to date techniques and products.


Recently qualifying from The Academy of Make-up in Glasgow. Owned by Sara Hill – Make-up Artist and art director, she is part of a vibrant up-and-coming scene of artists working in London from Scotland, Her work elegantly combines graceful lines, strong shapes and vibrant colours. Trained by Kat Mcswein & Kimberly Dewar, who have worked with Katie Perry, Lily Allen, London Fashion Week and have had many of their works published in Vogue, Hope St Magazine and Ad campaigns.


I studied Fashion Design at university then trained as a Holistic Therapist studying Reflexology, Aromatherapy and Massage then naturally moved on to get my nutrition and beauty therapist certificates.
Big shout out again to our amazing models Victoria Marsay who not only is gorgeous but did all the hair styling for us, Tabitha Glaysher and Saffy Chapman. Also huge thanks to my talented sister Victoria Harrison who was a fabulous assistant and chief pretty cake baker.