A few very, very late pictures from July last year.. our honeymoon (yes it really DID get exciting when we found a crazy golf course and a maize maze) and a handful from our wedding, as well as a few others (beautiful Liz and my equally beautiful ex-VW Polo).. My fave has to be the blown out one of tiny V in the castle ruins..
Lovely Kayleigh from Vintage Vogue got in touch a few weeks ago asking if I’d be interested in doing some ‘street style’ type inspiration shots for her lovely clothing shop.. Obviously I said yes straight away! I love looking through her stock and always come away with more than I plan to! This time it was a miniature vintage Levis denim jacket for Vivienne.. totally worth it!
Here is a small selection from the day, all the girls who came were fab and styled everything up really well. There’s plenty more to come but my editing pile seems to grow by the day!
Oh god, where do I begin.. I’ve long been a massive fan of Emma’s work for so many reasons, even sending her a fan email around a year ago (yes, a ‘fan’ email..) and when she revealed she would be doing a workshop I knew I’d do everything I could to get there.
The day got off to a terrific start… not. I set off just before 6am after being up through the night with a toddler who wanted her dummy back, and after a few hours of driving managed to get caught in the Brummie Bermuda Triangle that is Spaghetti Junction.. jeez. Sat nav or no sat nav I was going to be late. I needn’t have worried, Emma’s lovely other half Pete came bounding down to get me from reception in the Custard Factory (the most amazing space you could EVER visit, never mind work in) to rescue me when I arrived, and quickly sorted me a brew as I sat down with everyone else and thought “oh god, I’m actually here!!”
Today I was asked to take photographs for a second shoot with Contemporary Kiltz, I was thrilled to be part of it. Clare has been making ‘kiltz’ for years, and really has a unique product in that they are made with the best quality traditional tartan, but has put a spin on the design adding a modern waistband and showing how they can be dressed up with everything from denim jackets to Aran knits.
We all met up at a family friend’s house in the village I grew up in (you could very nearly see my parents’ house from the garden) and I was gobsmacked at just how amazing a location it was! I had complete house envy, especially when I spotted so much amazing original artwork covering the walls and a fully stocked bar in the billiard room! We made good use of the space as best we could, later taking a few shots to send off to an agency for location shooting. I turned down a bowl of soup and homemade bread to later find out that the family owned a catering business who have worked for gigs from T in the Park to Jay Z to Elton John.. Doh!
Here is a small preview, and big thanks to Clare & Gillian for having me again!
I took a little break in the run up to Easter and drove off to St Anton to do a bit of skiing and try and relax a bit before exams with my Dad, sister and friend.. saying that I slept with revision next to me on the bed at night and ended up doing more than I expected!
St Anton is so, so gorgeous. Our chalet was about 10m from the lift up the slopes and a short walk into the village. We all got a bit hooked on goulash soup and beer (an eye-watering 5-6 euros a pint!) at lunchtime and explored the area well during the 5 days we were there. Fell over three times, managed a few blacks and developed a dependancy on olives.
I can’t wait to go with Dav and Viv sometime in the future and see Viv in Ski-Scule!
My gorgeous niece, Jemima Rose, was Christened on Sunday. We drove down to Sheffield on Saturday night and Rosie (David’s sister) and her fiance Jon’s house was turned into ‘the mad house’ for a few days! Seven grandchildren on our side and another 4 on Jon’s side, all of them under 5. I don’t want to boast, but Dav and I have the most beautiful nieces and nephews, and they are all best friends to Vivienne. As a family we couldn’t be happier with ‘our lot’!
Congratulations to gorgeous Jemima on your baptism, and thanks to Rosie & Jon for having us!
Last week I met up with the Tinkler family including their three sons. I was pretty nervous about photographing a group of brothers (I think I was nervous after babysitting three boys when I was a teenager.. and know what devils they can be!) but Harry, Fred and Charlie were a lovely set of young men, and Charlie in particular loved the camera! We met at the bandstand in Saltburn and headed down through the woods, climbing trees, crossing rope brides (yes, with my camera kit in tow!) and getting some lovely shots. Here is a small sample of what I got from the day, and thanks to the Tinklers for being a model family!
Here is a quick preview from Jen & Sean’s wedding from Sunday held at Judges, Yarm. We took a walk out in the beautiful grounds to get a few quick photographs of both of them before the reception began. There are some brilliant moments coming up from these two, watch this space!