Thursday, 18 December 2014

Fires Beneath her Feet

I had a lovely day recently modelling for Adrian Spencer's lens, wearing the corsetry and designs of the extremely talented Julia Bremble (Clessidra). We also had Shameem Kumar doing some maquillage, and Budd's Flowers design for the hair pieces and a bouquet which is (still) adorning my bathroom. :-)

We were so lucky to catch this incredible autumn scene with fiery light, just outside Julia's studio - such a beautiful setting for a bridal theme! More soon...




Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Sunshine & Water

Today I'm publishing some results from a blissful 'sunshine shoot' in Portugal a couple of months ago. I was there along with the excellent Raphaella, being photographed by Tom McArthur and Carl Grim (with whom I'm working with again tomorrow in London).

Here's a beachy-peachy pic of me and Raph, sneakily stolen from her facebook/instagram ;-)



We all got on brilliantly and had a lovely time, and the two photographers were so different, it was hilarious - anyone who's worked with Carl knows that he has an inhuman amount of energy and enthusiasm, frequently interrupting the camera clicks with screams of excitement and encouragement at full lung capacity - it's a cause of a lot of giggles and lots of fun - whereas Tom and I are of the more laid back, mellow variety, repeatedly nodding 'that's quite nice' quietly, when what we mean is 'WOW!!!' until it became a bit of a running joke.

'That's OK, I suppose - nice-ish...' etc.

I suppose I'm a bit more restrained than some and have never got the hang of the 'WWWWOOOOW I LOOK SO SUPER HOT & fabulous, darling, don't I?' thing whether in person or by email - but I'm exceedingly honest and if I say I like something, I really do; 'quite nice' is often my equivalent of 'WOW, I love it!!'. I do get excited; just a bit more quietly! I'm British, don't you know?

From Tom (quite nice):











From Carl (SUPER AMAZING AND AWESOME AND WOOOOOOWWW!! :-) :-) :-)):

























:-) :-)

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Portents, with Paride

I had another really creative shoot recently with photographer Paride Ernesto Odierna, this time in the beautiful streets of my hometown, Oxford.

Shooting in the legendary city of Oxford is something I really don't do enough, and I'm not sure why! These were taken over just one hour in the evening, as I strolled around in my wedding dress, and hint at some of the architecture and atmosphere of the place, which has many a ghost story hidden away in its colourful history. I hope, after seeing these, more photographers might be inspired to shoot there with me. It's full of hidden gems and beauty spots - heaven for a photographer?

I think the first and last are favourites for me. Thanks Paride!