Zara

You are a talented artist and one of life’s lovely people...
— Groom / Matthew Blakeman

Ginger Veil is a small independent, Wedding Photography service by Zara, a freelance photographer based in London and Toulouse, specialising in Reportage and Fine Art Photographs. 

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Established in 2009, Zara has shot well over 150 Wedding celebrations, ranging from Barbados to Ireland. During this time she has found herself placing emphasis on the pure honesty of a Wedding day experience. By feeling what unfolds around her, responding skilfully and creatively, the photographs beautifully represent your personal Wedding day story in all it's being. She lives it. Her manner is gentle, focussed and smiley. The name itself Ginger Veil tries to play on her working style, her shooting presence being slightly hidden and her work having a little quirk.

 

For most of her twenties, Zara freelanced as a Digital Operator for Advertising, Advertorial, Point of Sale, Catalogue and Editorial shoots, which included Fashion, Celebrity Portraits, Interiors and Still Life work. Sample clients included Asda, Boden, Conde Nast, Clarks, Cotton Traders, Ellesse, Esquire, Fortnum&Mason, GHD, Good Housekeeping, Google, GQ, John Lewis, Jo Loves, Laura Ashley, M&S, Next, Notonthehighstreet, Specsavers, Ossie Clark, Primark, Russian Tatler, Tatler UK, Toast, Umbro, Vanity Fair UK, Vogue UK and Woman&Home. 

 

Through this area of her work, she has been fortunate enough to directly observe and learn first hand from renowned Photographers of our time such as David BAILEY, Nadav KANDER, Annie LEIBOVITZ and Mario TESTINO. On separate occasions, working professionally around celebrity figures such as Victoria BECKHAM, Colin FIRTH, Wayne ROONEY and Vivienne WESTWOOD. These jobs also threw a lot of travel into the mix, with regular location shoots over in Majorca, Menorca, Miami, South Africa and Sweden. 

 

Nowadays, when not working with photography, you’ll mainly find her by a lake in her motorhome, at a Toulousian university advancing her French language, creative writing or continuing her life drawing flair. For the foreseeable future, Zara hopes to focus her life more simply, focussing her photography work on love and personal projects. Wedding love is a grateful career, a working day with positive energy all around, plus the work produced for wedding clients is so genuinely appreciated and lives such a long life span that it is most rewarding.