Fashion Photography: On set with Thea, The Gypsy Heart.

14 April 2014

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It’s a little known fact that I am, in fact, a freelance fashion photographer. Living in the glorious UK, I can be found spending my days shooting lookbooks, editorials and from time to time even a couple in love. Photography is a giant part of my heart that I thought was probably time to share with you, the readers that I love so much and who fill the other part. I will share just a handful of pictures captured from each shoot, but I hope you enjoy the ones I do share, even so.

Spending the day with Thea is a joy, and after many shoots together now, I consider her and hope it is okay to call her a friend. Such a beautiful creature such as she, I always feel priveledged to be able to snap away at her and capture countless beautiful photos. Perched in the rockery and looking longingly across the water, this shoot was all about the wanderlusting soul and gypsy heart. Thea is signed to Premier.

DAISY, DAISY: A TOUCH OF YELLOW

9 April 2014

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Dress: Rare London | Sunglasses: Michael Kors | Shoes: Sarenza | Bag: Cambridge Satchel | Bangle: Lola&Grace

My first truly springtime outfit of the year, and by far my favourite set of photos (and yes, that is why there's little overload of snaps!). I can't deny, there's nothing I like more than photographing a pretty dress - a jumper and tights just don't cut it! So with my own promise to myself that I'd pack away the tights and the sun peeking from behind the clouds, I donned my prettiest (and probably the most spring appropriate) new dress, grabbed my bright yellow satchel (that FYI, leaves me singing 'they call me mellow yellow...' for days afterwards everytime) and set off for a walk in the great outdoors. In the warmer months it's my absolute favourite thing to do, no doubt about it.

If red wasn't the colour to win my heart, I think it would be yellow. It certainly comes a very close second that's for sure - I always feel so cheery when I'm wearing the sunny shade! It's pretty wonderful how something so simple combined with a bit of bright weather can work wonders to lift your mood, isn't it?

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...and here's what I wore!

YOU CAN NEVER BE OVERDRESSED

4 April 2014

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Dress, Shoes and Sunglasses - Marks and Spencers | Bracelet - Anna Lou of London

Someone once told me that you can never be overdressed. I think they were right. If I let you in to a little wardrobe secret, it's that I don't really own many 'casual' clothes. Don't get me wrong, I've got my staple high-wasited jeans (obviously), the breton striped tee (duh!) and my all important converse, but it doesn't go much further than that. Beyond that point is a rainbow spectrum of pretty dresses, skirts and blouses, that I suppose are actually rather tailored and quite dressy, dare I say it!

In my books, it's all about how you wear it. Take this cute shift dress for example. Technically it should be occasionwear by nature, but styled with some bright shoes and some white cat-eye sunglasses, you've got a perfect sixties look (and you all know how much I love the 60's) for spring and summer days! Between you and me, the whole outfit is from M&S - can you believe it?

This was what I wore for shooting a lookbook all day for one of my new clients. I'll be encorporating my shoots from time to time from now on, so keep your eyes peeled for sneak peeks! Anyway, I may not have been in front of the camera all day but as I said before, you can never be overdressed... ;) x

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...and here's what I wore!

OH MY SUGAR DANDY

1 April 2014

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Playsuit - Missguided |  Bag - Topshop | Shoes - Similar here | Necklace - Shopbop

Hands up girls, who fondly remembers the time when lilac was your favourite colour ever and everything from your bedroom walls to your knickers had to be the pale purple hue? Well, I don't know about you but I remember it all too well (read: still haunted by childhood photos and evidence everytime I go back to my mums, ahem). That phase passed me by rather a few years ago and up until now I've not ventured to that colour palette since! Popping on this lilac playsuit makes me feel all nostalgic (not enough for matching coloured knickers though - or is that too much information?), I just can't get enough of the sugary hues.

Pairing with a simple string of pearls and my trusty go-to black bag and shoes combo, you've found me all set for an afternoon out. Please notice too, that I have lost (not actually lost) my coat in these photos. I'm not giving in to spring weather am I? I know, shock horror. You never know, I might even have ditched the tights by my next post! ;) x

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...and here's what I wore!

THINK PINK

29 March 2014

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Jacket - Missguided | Jumper - ASOS | Shorts - ASOS | Shoes - ASOS | Necklace - Mi Moneda

On Wednesdays we wear pink (Or, ahem, Saturdays)! There, two complete pink related cliches in one post for you! ;) When it's a spring day, the sun is out and all you want to do is run around outside in a teeny dress and bare feet, you can bet that's not the sensible thing to do. Today the sun was out just, it had rained yesterday and there was a chill in the air. If I followed my somewhat (read: very) rose-tinted plans, it would cue me shivering and likely with muddy toes. It's obvious and I'll admit it, I'm desperate for summer (I've even been eyeing up swimsuits from george at asda when grocery shopping - yes really).

So anyway, sensible Emily donned tights and a jumper but brightened the whole affair with cream shorts and this little fuschia number from Missguided. It's a win win when keeping warm looks chic ;)

Wandering around a local country park ('cos you all know I love to be outside), swooning over the blossom appearing from branches, watching the water pass under the bridge and children with water toys paddling along, plus peering over the wall of the orangerie trying to catch a sight of how majestic it once was. Throw in a flask of tea and strawberries straight from the punnet, and that calls for a pretty dandy day. Don't you think? x

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 ...and here's what I wore!

SAVE THE DATE! CREATING YOUR OWN

26 March 2014

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My oh my, how the six month mark has crept up upon us! Seeing as September 20th is only a stones throw away, be prepared for sneak peeks in to our wedding plans and getting in on all the excitement from the comfort of your bed/sofa/*insert current location here*. As it seems a rather appropraite place to start, I present to you our save the dates! We always knew we wanted to make everything ourself and these cards were no exception. If you're wondering how to make your own save the dates, or are looking for some save the date inspiration then you've come to the right place.

Asking a dear friend to take a trip with us to a nearby woods for a picnic with my polaroid camera in tow, our image was captured (plus my finger prints added, whoops) and the rest came to me as I sat at my iMac. Being a dab hand with photoshop and design in general (even if I do say so myself), I managed to whip these up in a jiffy, with Rich keeping the teapot filled and giving his opinion where needed.

I had them printed by Moo.com as postcards, because you can be sure of the fabulous quality and the service is second to none. I never questioned which company would print them as I've used Moo for my business cards time and time again. I would recommend them to any of you looking for save the date postcards or new blog business cards! As a little treat to you guys, if you click this link you can get 10% off on anything you order - don't say I never treat you!

Inside our save the date envelopes, we included some heart shaped sequins (because who doesn't like being showered with glittery goodness) and for the special people in our life, hand-stamped luggage tags asking them to be bridesmaids or groomsmen (read: my hands were covered in ink for days afterwards). We sealed them with some striped washi tape (decorative stationary lovers unite) and popped them in the post and through doors. We didn't have to wait patiently for long before squeals of excitement met us!

It had been our plan from the start to keep our wedding date a firm secret until our save the dates went out, to surprise all of our loved ones with something in the post rather than them hearing it in coversation. If you're looking for creative ways to ask your bridesmaids and groomsmen to be involved, we would wholeheartedly recommend this - ours got a double whammy of excitement with the wedding date and asking to be involved all at once! Now, I'd better start designing our actual invitations! ;) x
 

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