Photoshoot Wedding Ring Making

Photoshoot Wedding Ring Making

Photoshoot Wedding Ring Making

Natalie and Stella – Wedding Ring Making

I’m so excited to show you the photos from a recent shoot when Natalie and Stella came to my Brighton workshop and made their wedding rings.  We were so lucky that Gemma from Betti Confetti Photo was able to come and document the wedding ring making with her clever wedding photography skills too.  

Gemma photographed the day

If you’ve been following me on Instagram you’ll know I now run wedding ring workshops where couples can do all the wedding ring making themselves. With all the expert advice from me on hand you don’t need any prior experience. Well, earlier this year I took part in the happily ever after wedding fair at Brighton Racecourse and chatted to couples about my wedding ring workshops.  At the fair I shared a stand with Gemma from Betti Confetti Photo. You’ve probably heard me mention Gemma before as she has done some wonderful product photography for me and more recently a successful model jewellery photo shoot too. You may have read my blog post interview with her here?

At the wedding fair Gemma and I teamed up to ran a giveaway contest for one couple to win a make your own wedding rings workshop including a pre-wedding photo shoot.  One of the couples we chatted to at the wedding fair in Brighton were Natalie, from Wilding Wedding Planners, and her partner Stella. Natalie and Stella, who are currently planning their True Romance inspired wedding, entered our competition and won!

It was a giggle

After discussing what ring designs Natalie and Stella wanted we arranged for them to come and make their wedding rings at my jewellery workshop on the border of Brighton and Hove.  We had such a fun morning heating, hammering, soldering and polishing the metal. By the end of the session they had produced the silver and gold wedding rings that they had dreamt of.

Time to celebrate!

Once Natalie and Stella had completed their wedding rings they celebrated with a glass of bubbly whilst they tried on their rings.

Love was in the air

Delighted with the results Natalie and Stella wandered off exploring the nooks of Brighton where Gemma captured some beautiful photos of them admiring their newly made wedding rings. I love the inscriptions they added to their rings!

The love between this pair is pretty obvious and I really wish them all the best for their wedding next year. I’m so happy to have met Natalie and Stella and to have helped them to design and make their wedding rings for their big day.

Could you do it?

In four short hours, having been guided step by step through the wedding ring making process, Natalie and Stella handmade their rings from scratch.  They had no previous experience of ring making or traditional jewellery making techniques. The resulting rings are totally what they were after. The wedding rings made in sterling silver, rose gold and yellow gold are unique to them and very cool!

If you’re getting married and I thinking about wedding ring making yourselves you can read more about what to expect here. If you have any questions about wedding ring designs, the ring making process or anything else feel free to contact me here or leave your comment below. Thank you.

If you like the photos from Natalie and Stella’s pre-wedding photo shoot hop over to find out more about the services on offer from wedding photographer Gemma.

And if you love Natalie’s style why not find out how her wedding planning works here.

Meet photographer Gemma Taylor

Meet photographer Gemma Taylor


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Please introduce yourself…


Hi, I’m Gemma Taylor. Photography is not just my job, it’s my obsession! I like creating beautiful, artistic shots – who doesn’t! – but for me what’s exciting is that they are also practical or serve a purpose. Shooting for independent designers and makers allows me to work with people to develop a brand image. The practical side of it may be to show off the craftsmanship and detail to increase online orders, for example, or to produce a set of lifestyle pics for Instagram, or create a look-book for stockists.

How did you become a photographer?


I’ve always been a writer, and I still love writing, but whenever I got paired with a photographer for an assignment I always wanted to be doing what they were doing! So after thinking that a number of times, it was time to make it happen! It was around 7 or 8 years ago when I began photographing professionally.

What’s your inspiration?


It’s all about the storytelling. From what’s the inspiration behind a jewellery or ceramic design, to a story about people or places. I shoot and write about things that interest me, and I hope my enthusiasm comes through in my work.


Silver Stackable Rings – Squares Drop Earrings – Sterling Silver Square Necklace


How would you describe your style?


I like to keep things simple. Although often what looks like a simple shot can mean a lot of work behind-the- scenes – from compiling an inspiration board and defining a colour palette, through to frothing coffee, or experimenting with textures and props, to achieve the desired look.

Additionally, I will work with natural light whenever possible, and incorporate dramatic light and shade in the pictures – so long as the brief suits it. Other than that it’s difficult define my style, as my starting point with product photography is the designer or maker’s style. What’s their inspiration, who’s their customer, how will they use the photos, what do they want to achieve? That shapes what the end result will look like.


Your favourite thing about Brighton?


I really enjoying living sandwiched between the sea and the South Downs, with a creative city in the middle. It means I’m not just spoilt for choice with brilliant independent designers to work with, but also where’s best to enjoy a cold beer!


Any recent achievements?


I’ve been working on a few different things, and not all product photography. One project – curating an exhibition for the International HIV/AIDS Alliance – was just awarded Brighton Fringe Festival’s 2017 Visual Arts Award. The exhibitions were judged by Brighton’s Artist Open Houses and HOUSE, so that’s a nice connection back to the product photography. My work can seem quite diverse in what I cover, but what underpins all of it is wanting to create memorable photos and an interesting story or brand image.


If you could pick anyone to photograph for who would it be and why?


I don’t get starstruck, I’m much more intrigued by ‘ordinary’ folk, as they never are! I’m working on a local project, where I’m looking for people who have ‘pet’ seagulls that regularly visit them at home, typically for food of course! If I can work animals or nature into a shoot somehow I will… another idea I have for a jewellery shoot involves animals, and would work fabulously for someone who has very bold, neon jewellery designs – so sometimes it can work the opposite way round where I have a concept and then will look for someone whose brand matches that idea.

So if you know a neon wearing, seagull loving type of person, point them my way! My website is in the making… but you can find my contact details here for now:

Heart Ring – Sterling Silver Ring with Hand Cut Floral Heart

Thank you so much Gemma, it was great to get to know you.

If you enjoyed reading Gemma’s story and have any questions or know any seagulls you can comment below!

Introducing Sophie Sommer

Introducing Sophie Sommer





Tiny Triangle Stackable Ring, EAN Jewellery

It’s been an exciting time recently at Elizabeth Anne Norris jewellery, we’ve had the pleasure to meet and work with a lovely lady called Sophie Sommer. Sophie has helped with our latest jewellery photoshoot and I’m so happy with the results. I asked her to tell us a little bit about herself so you can get to know the person behind these beautiful pics…


Meet Sophie Sommer

My name is Sophie Sommer, and I am a professional model. I’ve been doing this job for about 2 years now and it’s my passion. I model mainly fashion and swimwear and occasionally do some acting.


I got scouted when I worked as a receptionist at a hotel in Brighton, and had a test photoshoot which I enjoyed more than anything else I’ve ever done. I realised straight away that modelling makes me happy, I’ve always had a passion for fashion and beauty and secretly always dreamed about working in the industry, but I never thought I’d make it. Well, now I am signed with two elite modelling agencies in Brighton and London. It’s a dream come true and I truly feel like the luckiest person on earth.


Sterling Silver Circle Earrings, EAN Jewellery



My inspiration, is actually inspiring other people. I always suffered from an incredibly low self esteem and feel ugly and unhappy with my style. Now, I’ve realised that there’s only ever one YOU, and beauty starts the moment you begin to be yourself and let your colours shine. And thinking that my story might help other people to find themselves, inspires me to do more.


My style always changes, but right now i think I’m in my Artsy, Pastel phase. It’s summer soon! I like white and pastel tones combined with trendy, sometimes sporty shoes and cute jewellery.


I spend a lot of time with my partner and my 7 week old Kitten at the moment, she’s so cute. I enjoy working out and going for long walks in the countryside, spend time with my loved ones and explore new places. Another big passion of mine is art, I like drawing and painting, especially landscapes and animal portraits.

“I would LOVE to model for victoria secret”

I am currently working on getting my YouTube Channel up and running, and creating lots of content for it, which is an exciting and fun experience.


I would LOVE to model for victoria secret, I’ve always dreamed about it. The wings, the lovely fashion is just so magical. Unfortunately I’m too small for the runway, but who knows. Maybe one day I will grow, haha!


Thank you for filling us in Sophie

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Why not follow Sophie Sommer here: Facebookor Instagram

What did you think?

Readers, what do you think of our new face of Elizabeth Anne Norris jewellery? Leave us questions or comments below, thank you.



My Latest Magazine Feature – Crafts Beautiful

My Latest Magazine Feature – Crafts Beautiful

Magazine Feature for Crafts Beautiful

I’m pleased as punch to announce Elizabeth Anne Norris Jewellery is in Crafts Beautiful magazine! It’s been a little while since I appeared in a magazine so I’m really excited to tell you about my latest magazine feature for Crafts Beautiful. Read on for more details.

Crafts Beautiful magazine is the number one magazine in the UK and is packed with articles, projects and downloads to keep the most serious amateur learning. One of the magazine’s sponsors is Folksy where I have a little online shop. Click here to head over to my Folksy Shop.


Aztec Earrings - My Latest Magazine Feature - Crafts Beautiful
Magazine Feature - Names to know in jewellery

‘Names to know in jewellery’

Thanks to guest editor Camilla Westgard, who approached me for her article, you can find a little write up about my designs in this magazine feature. The focus of the article is the latest jewellery trends so worth a read if you want to know what jewellery is in this season. I was selected to be one of 3 jewellery designers given the accolade of ‘Names to know in jewellery’. What an honour. Thank you Camilla and thank you Crafts Beautiful.

‘Big on textures, detailing and finish’

In this magazine feature you’ll not only learn about this month’s jewellery trends but also get to know the other ‘Names to know in jewellery’ Debbie Bulford and Grace and Flora Jewellery. Also read how I am fascinated by the properties of metal and more…


April Edition Is Out Now

It’s been an exciting day, that’s for sure. The April edition of Crafts Beautiful magazine (including my magazine feature) is out now. I’m off to grab my copy from WHSmiths tomorrow. You can also get your hands on a copy via Crafts Beautiful website here. Enjoy the magazine and let me know what you think by leaving a comment below, thanks. You can also hop over to my online Folksy shop here to see more of my jewellery designs.

Model Wanted For Jewellery Photoshoot

Model Wanted For Jewellery Photoshoot

So excited! I’m organising my first photo shoot and I’m looking for a model to wear my jewellery. Can you help? Are you a model? Do you know a model? Get in touch by leaving a comment below or emailing me via my contact page. Thank you.

Below is the ad I posted today:

Model Wanted For Jewellery Photoshoot In Brighton


I’m looking for a female model for a jewellery photoshoot in Brighton. I’m a jewellery designer called Elizabeth Anne Norris. My contemporary jewellery designs are entirely handmade with simple lines and a feminine feel. I’m looking for a female model to come and do a half/full day studio photo shoot in Brighton. Date to be confirmed.

Ideally you will be…

  • Female
  • aged 20-35
  • Looking for some jewellery modelling experience
  • Wanting to add to your portfolio shots
  • A natural beauty with medium/long hair
  • A lover of silver jewellery with a complexion to suit
  • Willing to show off your good assets ie. ears, neck, wrists and hands

Uncropped shots will be head and shoulders only. Many shots will be cropped close to showcase the jewellery. Please get in contact if you are interested and I’ll fill you in with more details. Can’t wait to hear from you.