December 9, 2011

Aspirations, dreams & a little bit of the fairytale too!

A few weeks ago I spotted an invitation for an amazing opportunity to go on a days photoshoot in London organised by the lovely Claudia Carter & Gary Lashmar and sponsered by the brilliant Aspire , and whats more there were to be talks by fantastical people  –

Catherine Conner from Aspire,

Julie West, Photographer and Art Director at a leading bridal magazine, WEDDING

Melissa Love, who designs a rather fantastical websites and blogs for creative types

Gary LashmarWedding Photographer extraordinaire … for Q&A

 

….. how could I NOT go!!

I don’t know about you, but I find, there are moments in my life, that I need to push myself, you only live once and you just have to seize the moment, make the most of it, laugh, love, find the beauty in things, and sometimes do something thats a bit outside your comfort zone. This was just that – I’d not done anything like this before, but that wasn’t going to stop me! So, bags packed, kids and husband squeezed and snuggled.. I set off to London town!

I met some fab people on the way down on the train, which made the 3 1/2 hours standing pass all the quicker! I love traveling, seeing new places, meeting people, there are always things to chat about….

The theme for the photo shoot was “Ice Queen/Christmas/White Vintage . ” How exciting is that! The models looked amazing….there were about 50 of us in total, cunningly organised into groups and then pairs, to make best use of the time that we had with each model. I loved every second of it, and the talks in the afternoon, from the team where inspirational – given me loads to think about…where I want to take things for PHOTOS BY ZOE in the future.

A special shout and and a rather energetic leap of appreciation combined with a high five to these five fantastic models:

Lexie Lambert, Hayley Buckingham, Helena Willcocks, Natasha Rozhdestvensky &  Flora M- Dutton

Huge thanks to Luella’s Boudoir for lending these stunning bridal gowns for the day and the super creative Julia Plant for the hair & make up on the day.

 

Here are a few glimpse from behinds the scenes:

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