Kids fashion shoot for Fin & Zee’s new range for SS19
On a recent trip up north to Derbyshire to visit my family, we stayed in a small converted barn recently and lovingly restored by our friends. Our eldest had to remain at home in order to revise for her exams, but I think she rather enjoyed the peace and the occasional gathering too! Edale, where we were based, is set in the Peak District; famous for being one of the most spectacular spots in Britain to go walking. My husband suggested a leisurely stroll around the hills...5 hours later we returned home having climbed (in a most unladylike fashion) to the top of Kinder Scout. Locals looked quizically at our trainers and the strange route we had chosen for the final climb on all fours up the mountain.
If you would like to stay at the lovely barn we stayed in yourself, take a peak here for more details. There's lots more to do in the local area as you will discover on the barn's website. We did swim at the fabulous heated Lido at Hathersage which is surrounded by hills and is a great example of 1950's design, but I have yet to publish a photo of the pool on instagram (after getting into a long discussion with an outspoken local lady about iphones and social media destroying the way in which we relate to one another whilst trying to do so) but that's another story!
Now that we are heading into the winter months, it's often a great opportunity to focus on having family portraits within the home. Photographing families in their home is a comfortable and practical way to do a photo session. The images taken in your own home will mean far more both now and in future years than any that could be posed during a formal studio shoot. In order to structure a session that is unique to each family, lots of collaboration and communication goes on before the day of the session.
The Grace Tales; family photography in London; It was my absolute pleasure to photograph jewellery designer Carolina Bucci, and her gorgeous boys Lucas and Julius, for The Grace Tales this summer.
I love having the opportunity to do editorial shoots and family photography at the same time. We came up with a range of images to use on The Grace Tales, some directed and others which were more documentary photography.
If you would like a similar family photography session, with predominantly black and white images, then do contact me for details as I’d love to hear from you.
Check out the website to read more about Carolina’s take on juggling motherhood and running a successful and creative business… http://thegracetales.com/the-tale-of-carolina-bucci-lucas-julius-pyner/Read More
It was really exciting to get some of my photographs published in this lovely Thames and Hudson book, The New Artisans. I took several portraits of artist Sally Nencini at work, in her Peckham studio. Sally upholsters furniture and also designs and makes knitted pieces for the home. www.sallynencini.com