Red Riding Hood, “In the Forest, Hide & Seek”

Remember the super cool competition we were running this year at the wedding expo, "Win an engagement shoot styled by Elephantshoe and photographed by Blackframe Photography"?

Well, Natasha & Chris were the lucky winners of the prize with their killer idea centered around the fairytale Red Riding Hood. We absolutely loved putting together the concepts and styling for each shot with our besties Blackframe. 

RED "Natasha" is an incredible makeup artist & THE WOLF "Chris" is a talented film Director, they will be saying I do on the 23rd of March 2013. We all met up early one Sunday morning in Newtown Johannesburg to begin this unbelievable shoot. Take a look here.

ONCE UPON A TIME . . .

There was a girl who lived near the forest. Whenever she went out she wore a red riding cloak and everyone called her Little Red Riding Hood.

“SO THEY PACKED A NICE BASKET FOR LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD TO TAKE TO HER GRANDMOTHER”

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“DON’T DAWDLE ALONG THE WAY AND PLEASE DON’T TALK TO STRANGERS!  THE WOODS ARE DANGEROUS”

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“WHENEVER SHE WENT OUT SHE WORE A RED RIDING CLOAK”

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“SHE DIDN’T NOTICE A DARK SHADOW APPROACHING OUT OF THE FOREST BEHIND HER...”

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“WHAT ARE YOU DOING OUT HERE, LITTLE GIRL?” THE WOLF ASKED IN A VOICE AS FRIENDLY AS HE COULD MUSTER”

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“ THE WOLF, IN THE MEANTIME, TOOK A SHORTCUT...”

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“LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD NOTICED SOME LOVELY FLOWERS IN THE WOODS, SHE FORGOT HER PROMISE TO HER MOTHER.  SHE PICKED A FEW”

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“WHAT BIG EYES YOU HAVE.” SAID THE WOLF

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“SUDDENLY, THE WOLF APPEARED BESIDE HER”

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“THERE WAS A GIRL WHO LIVED NEAR THE FOREST”

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“DON’T WORRY, MOMMY,” SAID LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD, “I’LL BE CAREFUL.”

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If you LOVE this post and would like to have your own engagement/couple shoot then please contact us or Blackframe Photography. 

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Elephantshoe in the Autumn 2012 Wedding Inspirations Magazine

We are super excited!!! Some of our stationery pieces have been featured in the Autumn Wedding Inspirations Magazine 2012. Pop on over over to your local bookshop and purchase the mag, flip through to pages 107 to 109 to see our work. There is some awesome content and advice in the mag for every bride to be. A special thank you to Nicole Allen the editor of wedding Inspirations, she is not only a great editor but a really lovely person. We had the pleasure of meeting her at this years wedding expo.

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WIN!!! An Engagement shoot Styled by Elephantshoe

We are soooooooooo excited over here at Elephantshoe Stationery Studio!!! This is the first year that we will have our very own stand at The Wedding Expo from the 31st of March to the 1st of April at the Coca-Cola Dome in Northgate Johannesburg.

Last year we were apart of the design process for the stand of our friends over at Blackframe photography and together we ran a super cool competition at the expo for all the newly engaged couples. The competition was such a hit that we have decided to offer it again this year. And . . . here it is

WIN! An Engagement shoot styled by Elephantshoe Stationery Studio, photographed by Blackframe Photography. Simply visit our stand K29 at this years Wedding Expo, The Coca-Cola Dome on the 31st of March 2012 or the 1st of April 2012 , purchase any one of our products on display, enter your shoot concept, like us on facebook and you will be entered into the competition. 

The couple with the best concept for their engagement shoot will be chosen by Elephantshoe and Blackframe photography on the 16th of April 2012 and notified via e-mail. The winner will be announced on both our blog’s and Facebook pages. 

Check out the shoot that we put together for last years winners, Lauren and Royston. Their concept was La Dolce Vita. 

This year the winners will also receive, one photo that the couple can use as their save the date, one A3 canvas print (excludes mounting or framing), one A4, two A5 and Four A6 high gloss or matte photo prints.

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TERMS&CONDITIONS

This competition is open to South African residents only. Elephantshoe reserves the right to select the winning entries at its sole discretion and their decisions are final. The shoot will take place in Gauteng, South Africa. Date to be arranged between both Elephantshoe and the winner. The winners are expected to provide the basic clothing requirements according to the shoot style. Elephantshoe will provide various props and stationery to enhance the look and feel of the shoot. Included in the prize is one photo that the couple can use as their save the date, one A3 canvas print (excludes mounting or framing), one A4, two A5 and Four A6 high gloss or matte photo prints. The prize excludes the following: Travel costs, Hair and Make-up. The winner agrees to competition entry information & the shoot images being displayed on both the Elephantshoe and the Blackframe blog.

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