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A make up photo shoot in the park

25 Sep

When the lovely Tammi Nguyen  asked for models for a make up shoot, I jumped at the chance to channel my inner Tyra. As a blogger, styling shoots and directing models is part and parcel, so getting in front of the camera to understand the process better was key! Here’s me looking more Zoolander than Tyra, but couldn’t let Tammi’s awesome hair and make up efforts go unacknowledged!

So here are a few shots from the day! All photos © Tammi Nguyen – hair and make up by Tammi Nguyen

just the make up, before hair & styling



fun behind the scenes with Tammi - Blue Steel!



and then the fiance showed up to collect me - and found himself an unwitting model!



{Amey and Gary} A beach full of love pre-wedding shoot

25 Jul

When the fabulous Helen of HC Photography fame submitted this gorgeous shoot, I couldn’t resist it! In her own words, Helen describes the day and how such a gorgeous pre-wedding shoot was planned out.


“A couple two weeks before their wedding, full of excitement and anticipation, a small window of sunny weather and two lovely locations in Dorset, and here we have it, Amey & Gary’s pre wedding shoot!”

“Amey & Gary are a lovely couple who got married last weekend in the New Forest in Dorset and the pre-wedding shoot was a great way for them to have fun and relax before the wedding .  They were really up for having fun on the shoot and we went on our adventure armed with an array of quirky props and out fit changes!  (I had to really stop myself from asking them to bring their adorable kitten Freddy!)”

“In the unpredictable English summer, we managed to grasp a very small window of opportunity with the sun!! After the camera was packed away, down poured the rain…not that you’d know it in the images on the beach, it looks like a perfect summers day!”“The locations for the shoot were quite near to their home, so that it was personal to them.  They are lucky enough to live sandwiched between the New Forest and the Beach, so the first stop was a lovely spot in the New Forest, followed by Milford-on-Sea beach.  Beautiful locations, both creating different emotions and atmospheres.”