5 March 2013

A misty morning with Kelly & Beau

Kelly booked her shoot well in advance.  She wanted some photos with her horse Beau as he has been a huge part of her life for many years (24 to be exact!) When we first discussed the shoot I had imagined it being a bit 'Downton' and when I woke to to one of the foggiest mornings I had ever seen I knew it was going to make some brilliant pictures.

We started early and were lucky that the fog didn't lift for quite some time, the air was so damp that my camera, lens and hair were really wet by the end of it (my hair was reminiscent of the perm I had in the 90's - not a good look!!)

I have never really been around horses..... dogs, yes, but I've always felt quite scared and intimidated by horses as they are so big.  I never really understood how you could feel an emotional connection to them....its not like they can sit on your lap and have a cuddle is it?! But during this shoot I totally got it! The love Kelly has for her horse Beau was such a beautiful thing to capture and I loved every minute of it.


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3 March 2013

WW2 Day at school - Evacuees

My boys had a World War 2 day at school a couple of weeks ago and they were asked to come into school dressed up as evacuee's. They had been learning about what it would have been like for the children when this happened and writing diary entries from the point of view of the children, learning about rations etc. (It did make them realise how lucky they are and they even finished all of their dinners for a while!) 

I love any kind of dressing up but this one I was particularly excited about as I love the clothing from this era.  We didn't even need to go out and buy anything as they had it all already.  I am really lucky that they enjoy dressing up and are into fashion (not sure how long it will last) they love their little tweed jacket and waistcoat and they especially loved the opportunity to wear a tie.  My mum made their gas mask box and I let them borrow my vintage cases (these were just for the photos though!)

Anyway, here are the photos I took of them, what good little actors they are.....


I took this one with my iphone before they left as well. I used the Snapseed app. Its one of my favourites and was great for recreating the tones of an old photo...


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