Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Quick Shot

A quick shot taken at Ashton Court with my mini model when the sun was out!

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Black & Red

Got around to doing another photo shoot with the model from 'Leica Day Shot'  and 'Photo Shoot With Cousins'. The weather was fantastic! I believe its the first bit of proper hot weather we've had this year. I'm finally able to build up a tan!

This shoot was initially going to be grungy with big, bold wallpaper patterns but it turned into something completely different. I must admit, it took us a while to properly get into the shoot (it is very rare in a shoot that I like the beginning shots straight away) but once we'd found the right feel it was on! We did two different themes. The first (pictures 1 & 2) was on the roof and judging by the outfit I decided to shoot with Guess's 2011 campaign (some of my most favourite shoots) in mind.
For the other shots, we compiled the outfit from her lovely patterned black dress and my new No. 7 lipstick. Also threw in a ribbon to balance out the bright red.
After the shoot was completed and I was going through the photos, I couldn't help feeling that they reminded me of something. I looked to my inspiration folder (a collection of images used for inspiration) and stumbled across this: 

Coincidence? I hadn't looked in my inspiration folder for months and yet there it was. Must have taken it through on a subconscious level.

-Denim shirt is from a charity shop
-Patterned, black dress is from Motel

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Dior Sunglasses (Fake)

Me and my mini model went on another trip down to Devon for a couple of days and (thank the lord), the weather wasn't too bad! It was a little dreary but then the day we spontaneously decided to visit Docton Mill, the sun decided to appear in all its glory! 

Docton MIll is one of my most favourite places to be in all the world. I would happily live/get married/die there. The gardens are enchanting, overrun with streams and flowers and the tea rooms are so quaint! Its the kind of place I would imagine Hans Christian Andersen's little Thumbelina living. 

So, since the sun was out and I had my camera, I decided to take some shots of my mini model sporting her new Dior sunglasses. Now, although it would be very tempting to lie and say that these sunglasses were real, I couldn't do that. Every item of clothing you have seen so far on this blog is completely genuine, however, these sunglasses are not. Unfortunately they were brought back from Greece where they do copies of the actual products and sell them on cheap. Apparently the copyright laws are different and to be fair, a cousin of mine who got her glasses from the same place, had 'Pucci' instead of 'Gucci' engraved on hers!

Every item of clothing on this blog will be genuine but if there are ever any items that are not (this would be the first) I will of course inform you.

In the interest of designer items though, I scoured the charity shop yesterday and found a genuine L.K.Bennett evening lace jacket in beautiful condition! Bought it for £25 but found later that the actual price tag was still on it, noting the actual price to be £189! I think photo shoot, don't you?

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Natural Forms

Went off to the countryside again with my mini model for a couple of days. The weather more or less kept up as we attempted to celebrate the queens jubilee. These are just shots from our time there, spread out over three days.

If your wondering what the second shot is, it was a pond we stumbled across in a lovely garden (More on that in the next post). The bottom of the pond was bright orange for some reason.

The last shot was taken out of a moving car window on the motorway. I find it very interesting to shoot in moving vehicles. I would encourage you to do the same (if you like photography) and experiment with this as it can turn out some very interesting results.