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Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Herbert & Stella

It was just before Christmas last year that I got together with Christine & Tom from the lovely children's boutique, Herbert & Stella in Ilkley, and we started plotting and planning a shoot together.  If you haven't been, it's such a cute shop.  They sell beautiful clothes, toys and gifts for your little ones from 0-5yrs.  The shop is named after Tom's Grandma & Grandad, Herbert & Stella, who ran a haberdashery shop in Huddersfield called Asher’s The Haberdashers. 

We found a beautiful location in Middleton Woods, Ilkley.  It should have been awash with bluebells, but don't get me started on the weather this spring.  Our models were amazing, and had me running around!  It was a super day, and what a lovely couple Christine & Tom are to work with.  Christine took a few behind the scenes shots that you can see here.  And here are a few of mine...

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Thursday, 25 July 2013

Gianna & Mariella, Life Through The Seasons

It was a couple of months ago when the dynamic duo, that is twins Mariella & Gianna, came to the studio.  Along with Jane & Richard (Mum & Dad), we talked about what they like to do and what adventures they have.  Being big Scooby Doo fans, adventures are never in short supply when these two are around.  They had me in stitches acting out little scenes from episodes they had watched.  I think a life on the stage or screen beckons for both!

It's good for me to meet a family before we do the shoot so we can chat about interests, and what they like to do as a family.  I'm doing a Life Through The Seasons package with them, so the first shoot, we wanted to give a real spring feel to it.  Cue Shaw Park in Holywell Green, a place they go for family walks.  It was zingy, green, and alive with dandelions & daisies.  Here's a peek...

Last shot of the day, the cameras were out all round!  Looking forward to our summer shoot adventure now....

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Friday, 19 July 2013

I Do Exhibition

It seems a little while ago when this happened, but I'm catching up with my editing, and wanted to share some photos from a local wedding exhibition.  It's the 4th year that the Heart Gallery in Hebden Bridge have hosted the event.  The gallery is a little treasure trove, with contemporary craft and jewellery, and beautiful art from the likes of Kate Lycett.

The wedding exhibition runs until 28th July, so there is still time to go and have a look round!  On the launch day, I was showing some of my wedding albums from Folio.  Also there was The Willow Garden with their beautiful floral displays, Julia Ogden showing her gorgeous new wedding stationery, and Sue Leslie from A Thousand Paper Wishes with her amazing paper bouquets.  To keep us all fed and watered, Bart from The Milk Bar and Mandy from Go The Whole Hog - seriously good stuff!

Here are a few photos from the day....