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Fern Fairy

“I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine.”

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“If we shadows have offended,
Know but this and all is mended.
That you have but slumbered here,
While these visions did appear,
And this weak and idle theme,
No more yielding, but a dream.”
William Shakespeare ~ A Midsummer Night’s Dream
x

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Mary Poppins

A sneaky peek from my Mary Poppins – Feed the Birds – photo shoot. Doesn’t Mary look so cute? xmary poppins birds

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Happy New Year

Wishing all my followers and readers a very happy New Year.  Here are a few highlights from my creative year x

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Down the Rabbit Hole…..

This concept shoot was photographed and styled by myself, including hair and make-up x

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What is a styled shoot?

I’m a huge fan of styled shoots.  I love the creativity that goes into a shoot where every single detail is considered from the style of clothes, hair, make-up and jewellery right through to the exact location for taking the photographs.  Very little is left to chance and that is exactly how I like it.

Digital photography is available to everyone now, whether you snap away on your phone or have a compact camera or maybe something a little more fancy.  Your memories can be captured instantly and with this in mind I really have no need to take the photographs that you can take yourself, I want to offer you something different and special.

A styled shoot is exactly what its name implies.  It is a photography shoot that is styled with a theme.  Prior to the shoot time is spent planning and putting together a theme.  Perhaps a certain look, props, details, outfits etc.  Styled shoots don’t have any particular rules, other than they should be styled in some way so it’s a great way to let your creative juices flow.

I’ve got some gorgeous images due to be published soon titled ‘down the rabbit hole’.  A 1920s inspired shoot with a rabbit mask.  Every single detail sourced and put together by myself.  I usually create around 25 images from a styled shoot.  Each one worthy of framing and gracing a wall in its own right, but equally looking great clustered together to tell a story.

Styled shoots really allow me to invest time into you, my client, and produce something completely personal and unique. I take the time to find out what you like and discuss ideas with you and this really makes the shoot fun too! As an artist there is nothing I like more than taking an idea, designing and then creating. Styled shoots can be different to each client and this is really great for me too as I really enjoy the differing challenges.

I’m currently offering some gypsy styled mini sessions to give new clients a chance to try a styled shoot. The gypsy set is suited to girls, but I do have plans for more across the year. I am currently designing a nautical set for use at the beach.More examples of styled shoots can be found under ‘styled shoots’ in the categories section of the blog.

If you have any queries about styled shoots then please use the contact form to get in touch, I would love to hear from you.

Andrea x