My first-ever photoshoot which took place at Kennaway House - a beautiful building in the heart of Sidmouth which lends itself to the most perfect of wedding days. Photos from the shoot have been published by Your Devon&Cornwall Wedding magazine, November/December 2017 issue - one of the shots was used as their Christmas cover.
Special thanks to my daughter, Ellie, who supported, helped and and bigged me up constantly - thank you darling.
I was contacted by Tracy at Keeping It Vintage and asked to create some succulent based designs for their newly acquired bell jars and some floral designs for their large brass candelabras. Tracy had been approached by Your Devon & Cornwall Wedding Magazine to write an article about her vintage hire business. Several pages of the magazine's March/April 2017 edition contained photos from this shoot. Credits: Vintage Props www.keepingitvintage.co.uk Photographer www.willowstudiosidmouth.co.uk
Newleywed Danielle asked Lydia Baker at Willow Studio Sidmouth for a photoshoot with her husband and tiny daughter in their wedding finery. I was asked to create my own designs to accompany the shoot which took place, partly during a snow shower, at Sidmouth Harbour Hotel and nearby Jacob's Ladder/Connaught Gardens. Credits: Photography www.willowstudiosidmouth.co.uk Venue www.sidmouthharbourhotel.co.uk
In June, Lydia of Willow Studio Sidmouth and I collaborated with a mini photo shoot, using a hotch-potch of items from Keeping It Vintage's stock and my new concretion creation - the Drorb - a concrete semi-sphere dripped with metallic paints. I think this photo shoot should have been entitled "The Lab"!
The last day of July proved to be the most magical of days when a herd of us descended on The Great Hall of Bickleigh Castle and worked together to create the most haunting of shoots published online by Bride Magazine Official and in print by Your Devon & Cornwall Magazine, November/December edition which features work by the amazing James A Photography.
I was asked to create the three crowns in the first section of the shoot. When the shoot progressed outside of the castle and into the grounds, I stayed in the Great Hall to work on another "wild card crown" with all the flowers I had brought with me from two Devon flower fields. As you will see, I was the only one who didn't get to wear it!
At an obscene time on Mothering Sunday 2019 I found myself constructing some floral designs which were to be whisked away a couple of hours later by the proprietress of Lovely Bridal in Honiton for a promotional photoshoot in Axminster in the gorgeous loft studio belonging to JamesAPhotography. Sadly, I was unable to attend owing to prior (floral) commitments but the resultant photos showed a relaxed and beautiful photoshoot with some great shots of some pretty amazing wedding dresses and my floral pieces.
During the first part of year, I planned and designed my own photo shoot entitled "la vie en rose" to promote the skills of Sabine Orchard and her delicious macaron towers. Lydia of Willow Studio Sidmouth employed her infinite photographic genius to capture some wonderful images of the set .
PHOTOGRAPHY @willowstudiosidmouth (www.willowstudiosidmouth.com) STYLING & FLORIST @floralitesbydebs (www.floralities.co.uk) BAKER @sabinemacarons WEDDING DRESS @vintagebudleighbride (www.daysofgracevintage.com) MODEL @solos_loft HAIRDRESSER @devonweddinghair (www.devonweddinghair.co.uk) NAIL ARTIST @n.a.i.l.p.a.i.n.t PROP HIRE @keepingitvintage (www.keepingitvintage.co.uk) HAND DYED RIBBONS @little_acorn_silks
I was asked by Danielle Luxton to supply some flower crowns for herself and little daughter during a Bump to Baby photoshoot with Lydia Baker of Willow Studios Sidmouth. We had both worked with Danielle before and enjoyed a delightful afternoon with her and her family. When their son was born, Lydia completed the shoot with some beautiful photos of their baby in a studio setting.