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Shoot in Morocco

Shoot in Morocco

What a great summer…!

Was great shooting abroad on different jobs in two of my favourite cities, Marrakech & Barcelona

I fell in love with Morocco on a trip last year; the culture, landscape & light. The ‘golden hour’ when sun set was incredible, perfect for a creative shoot. I had to shoot there & luckily I was commissioned too!

Before the shoot, I worked closely with my team in London bringing ideas together. As such a big production, it was important I had shoot concepts confirmed, kit organised, ideas at the ready, a photo permit sorted and factor 50 suncream for the 40 degree heat! There was a lot to organise but worth it!

I shot at location Villa Dinari Marrakech, a beautiful Moroccan style villa with incredible grounds just outside Marrakech. The shoot was 3 days and I worked with a team of 5 people – My assistant, stylist, hair/makeup, model & videographer. Couldnt have wished for a better team, such a talented fun bunch!!

Shooting from sunrise to sunset (with breaks in the pool :) ) around the villa, within the gardens, around cactus and palm trees was a dream! Was great shooting for fab brands such as Aftershock, Ottaman Hands, Peeping T, Jeepers Peepers, Lewa Jewel, Lolly 5000 & Neola

Also big thanks to Bowens for sponsoring me with kit for the shoot! They have also featured me in this months Litebook magazine with more details on this shoot in Morocco

Here are some behind the scene images from the shoot! Video also to come:

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Revival Retro Behind the Scenes Video

Revival Retro Behind the Scenes Video

Been a great summer so far! From shooting at grand countryside manor Elmore Court in the UK to travelling further afield to Morocco, Im here with a rather late blogpost on my countryside shoot for Revival Retro :)

See below special ‘behind the scenes’ video on the shoot filmed by Ben Ramasami & more info written by Revival Retro. Such a great shoot as always work with Revival!



Lovely post by Revival Retro on the shoot:

We hope you enjoy this ‘Behind the Scenes’ footage of our vintage photoshoot. We had such an amazing time on location at Elmore Court, Gloucestershire. This will, no doubt, remain one of our favourite Revival Retro photoshoots for years to come.

At Revival our clothing shoes and accessories are inspired by beautiful bygone eras; particularly 1930s fashions and 1940s clothing so the backdrop of the old English mansion house and its beautiful grounds were the perfect backdrop for our vintage photoshoot.

We love the vintage inspired look because the clothing is so flattering. Each season we curate a collection of beautiful vintage style dresses that we think our customers will love. Revival Retro favours a classic and elegant style and this is how we select what will make it to our seasonal lookbook. Visit www.revival-retro.com to view the current collection.

This vintage photoshoot was themed around a weekend away in the English countryside and the setting was just perfect to reflect our classic and elegant vintage style. The family still live at Elmore Court and Anselm and his staff were so welcoming that we felt right at home to portray two friends hanging out in the gardens, relaxing and enjoying an English summer’s day.

Elmore Court is one of the top wedding venues in England and hosts all manner of special occasions. The house is just as impressive as the grounds and a beautiful setting for a celebration. We recommend it! www.elmorecourt.com

For this location based photoshoot our team comprised of a number of Revival Retro regulars; there was Rowena who owns and runs Revival Retro, photographer Tory Smith and models Alexandra Metaxa and Rachel Marquez. Also assisting on the shoot were Revival staff members Sarah Spenser and Isabella Gaman Wong.

We were a tight knit little team who enjoy working together and as a result we were able to have a laugh and enjoy the shoot. It’s wonderful how Ben Ramasami has managed to capture this on film and we are immensely thankful for this lovely ‘Behind the Scenes’ video. More of our #BTS antics can be found at twitter.com/revivalretro and instagram.com/revivalretro

Professional Beauty Mag Cover

Professional Beauty Mag Cover

After a fun packed April shooting for great clients & planning upcoming shoot in Morocco, it sure has been busy couple of months!

Heading into May, its great to see my work on the cover of Professional Beauty magazine! Also have more good news.. two other images from this shoot will be published in a makeup book, available in bookstores in September! HAPPY MAY :)

Thanks again to my fab team! Such talent…

Here is the cover:

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More pics from this shoot:

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Photographer: Tory Smith
Photo Assistant: Sanna Halmekoski
Hair stylist: KT Gallagher
Makeup Artist: Melanie Brown
Stylist: Emma Lightbown
Nail Artist: Diana Drummond
Model: Loredana @ M&P

More work in Harrods!

More work in Harrods!

Back from South America, ready for more shoots & exciting publications! Great to be back to see more of my work printed HUGE in Harrods! :)

Following on from last blogpost, here more pics:

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Work in Harrods!

Work in Harrods!

What a great start to 2015! So proud to see my work printed huge in Harrods!

Shot for luxury brand Holland Cooper. Find them, along with my work on the 5th floor in Outdoor Luxury, opposite Barbour and next to Canada Goose

Happy January!…Watch this space for more exciting news & upcoming shoots :)

See below advert in Harrods & more images from the shoot:

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

2014 has been a great year!

Having my work featured on an advert in the London Underground for thousands to see, from shooting kidswear for Jo Jo Mame Bebe & shooting at the most fabulous locations for editorials such as Velvet Magazine, Dubai, I can only say Im super excited for 2015!!!

Thanks for everyone who has supported my work!

Here as some of my favourite images from this year:

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London Underground Ad

London Underground Ad

Bumped into my work on an advert in the London Underground this week!

Always great seeing my work in print & not only that, for thousands of commuters to see! Ad has been up for a month & running until 16th Dec in Goodge st station

Shot for the lovely Revival Retro! If in the area must pop in & see the vintage delights the boutique has to offer

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Rooftop Editorial

Rooftop Editorial

Working between client shoots I managed to fit in a great test shoot high up on the rooftops of London :)

As a photographer its always important to keep your book up to date & fresh however long you’ve been in the industry. Its also such a relief to unlock a many of my shoot ideas & share with you!

Working with a AMAZING team & models to create two looks, (one shot in the day & other at night) really brought this shoot shoot together, so thanks guys!

Also have great news that the shoot will be published soon.. watch this space!!

See below for ‘Behind the Scenes’ pics! Taken by my assistant Sanna Halmekoski:

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Here are a few of my favourite final images & see more in my fashion & beauty folios:

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Photographer: Tory Smith
Photo Assistant: Sanna Halmekoski
Hair stylist: KT Gallagher
Makeup Artist: Melanie Brown
Stylist: Emma Lightbown
Nail Artist: Diana Drummond
Model: Loredana @ M&P
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WEDDING Magazine

WEDDING Magazine

Lovely treat arrived in the post this week from WEDDING Magazine…

Always great to see my work in print! Out in current issue, January 2015

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Photography: Tory Smith
Assisted by: Sarah Lloyd
Styling: Westwood design
Assisted by: Luke Nash
Hair & Make-up: Harriet Cook
Model: Lara Raybone at Sapphires Model Management
Designers: Dress & Veil – Ritva Westenius, Jewellery – House of Ava