Sunday, 21 July 2013

The Regal Collection

If you've been following my work for a while you may well be familiar with a shoot I captured two winters back for Helen Foot's beautifully luxurious handwoven scarves. We spent a day wandering around Shrewsbury creating images of three models wearing The Festival Collection in front of buildings, walls and tiles. 

A few weeks back it was time to shoot Helen's second lookbook - so here it is! The scarves featured in these images are from Helen's brand new venture The Regal Collection. This time we began shooting outside Shrewsbury Castle and ended up in a beautiful garden with a rather grand armchair (aka The Throne!). Helen got creative and adorned various plants & bushes with brightly coloured roses; Richard captured backstage footage, and a local cat tried to sneak into the background during the throne pictures. All in all, a lovely shoot!

Head over to Helen's facebook page to see more of the photos and to her website to learn more about her beautiful scarves!












A few extras we shot for Helen's Festival Collection

Models: Ellen Jacks, Christophe Dillinger & Daisy Pooley-Tolkien
Scarves: Helen Foot Design

Time for the backstage shots!








Sunday, 14 July 2013

Lucy

Time for the second overseas collaboration with the amazingly talented Nathalie Donado! Our theme this time was retro, later redefined as 60's. Working from the same moodboard, Nathalie & I have each created a shoot an ocean apart. I'm loving this new little way of collaborating and can't wait for the next one! Click here to see Nathalie's shoot.

This time my model was the gorgeous Lucy Watkin, who you might recognise from the Forest Fairies shoot last year. My sister Molly joined the team to lend a hand with make up & hair and Lucy's sister Hanna came along to carry bags and goof around off-camera! We spent a summer's evening shooting these around the pretty streets of Shrewsbury.

Now on the the pictures - hope you like them!










And the traditional backstage shots...




Tuesday, 9 July 2013

June 2013, In Pictures

A day in Hay-on-Wye during the Hay Festival




This little guy came right over for his close up!


Decorating walls for my new creative venture with Jo Bloodworth

Beautiful cake displays in Eat Up

Rabbits & birds at The Hive

The stunning Jessicah Kendrick in the summer evening light just days before the birth of her beautiful daughter!

Blueberry muffins & hot chocolate to power me through long days of assignment-writing.

Train journeys under dark skies

Evenings in Leicester with the family & many cats

A rainy window view

Shenanigans on Leicester's Queens Road

Father's day trip to the allotments



Taking a break from writing my first assignment towards the counselling degree


One of the many scrabble games with family. This is becoming a bit of a tradition

Brunch under the trees with Aimee

Candid snaps on evening walks around Shropshire

Pretty French market stalls in Shrewsbury

The deserted town streets on the day of Shrewsbury's first marathon



A preview of my second overseas collaboration with Nathalie Donado! Modelled by Lucy Watkin


The dramatic evening sky reflected in the river


Experimenting with self-portraiture and film effects in photoshop

A backstage shot from my last shoot of the month - Helen Foot's Regal Collection lookbook!