Photographer Nicki Feltham went vegan last year for health reasons and she hasn’t looked back. “There’s so little (if any) health benefits to eating meat or consuming milk and dairy” explains Nicki, “and I choose to no longer eat something that another living being has had to suffer to bring to my table… don’t get me wrong, I’m no lettuce eating angel. Did you know Oreos are accidentally vegan?!!”.
Nicki started thinking about the cosmetics she uses too and will now only buy products that are not tested on animals. She love the “B” range in Superdrug and she tells us that most of Tesco & Sainsbury’s own products are cruelty-free too.
While searching on Instagram for cruelty-free make-up artists in West Sussex Nicki came across Carrie Starbuck Cruelty-free Hair & make-up. They instantly hit it off over drinks and discussed their visions for an ethical, vegan bridal shoot.
Lucy from The Floral Artisan sourced flowers for the shoot that were all British and grown locally. Nicki’s only brief for the flowers was: “oversized please!” and I’m sure you’ll agree the finished result is breath-taking.
Models: Lyra & Zach.
“I want to do shoots with them every week so we can just hang out after and drink more vegan baileys together!”
The long floaty “Bardot” dress was from Luna Bride; a beautiful bamboo silk vegan wedding dress. The company hand-make ethical wedding dresses for the modern bride…
Lyra’s other wedding dress was from Grace Loves Lace and Zach’s suit was from ASOS. Shoes were Irregular Choice, Joe Browns, Oxfam, Converse & Topman. No leather required!