Ideal Home Show at Christmas Prize Draw Winner

As promised here is the beautiful Adele lucky winner of my prize draw from The Ideal Home Show at Christmas

Adele winner of Prize Draw

Adele winner of Prize Draw

Adele was a little shocked when I rang her to say she had won the shoot. Shocked and surprised saying “but I never win anything!” Well she had this time and after organising the date for the shoot itself we discussed possible outfits, accessories, hair and make-up. She also decided she was going to keep her win a secret from everyone until after the shoot so that she could, hopefully, have her ta-dah! moment when revealing the images.

Adele arrived at the shoot with a clean moisturised face and clean dry hair. At hand to work her magic was Debbie Lloyd award winning make-up artist. We started with a day look and Adele chose a soft pink top with some jewellery that has great meaning to her.

Before & After shot

Before & After shot

Another gorgeous jumper!

snuggly jumper

snuggly jumper

Then is was time for a gorgeous fitted dress.

Black & white dress

Black & white dress

Then we went a bit freestyle!

pink tulle

pink tulle

lingerie

lingerie

Finally Adele, who really put a lot of preparation into her shoot wardrobe, changed into a white shirt. I usually advise against baggy clothing because it is not flattering to anyone but Adele’s idea was to have a gorgeous shot of herself wearing a white shirt that she would then give to her husband for Christmas along with a shot of herself in. Well I stand corrected because she looked great.

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Adele brought her husband to the viewing, still none the wiser about her experience, on the pretence that he was going to have a Reiki session. He was a ‘little’ surprised but also delighted with the results of Adele’s shoot and they chose the images included in her prize together. We didn’t show him the ‘white shirt’ images and Adele chose one of those to give him at Christmas as a surprise a couple of days later.

I received this from her via email:

Thank you so so much Joanna, I’ve had such a gritty year and it’s the best I’ve felt for as long as I can remember. You’re better than therapy!”

Yay!

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January 17, 2014 - 11:44 am

Lian Twigg - What a beautiful shoot – are there any more prize draws? Lucky Adele!

Ideal Home Show at Christmas Draw Winner

I am so happy to announce the Ideal Home Show at Christmas Draw Winner in this post.

After a fabulous 5 days at Earls Court exhibiting at The Ideal Home Show at Christmas at which I met SO many lovely people I was left with over 200 names from which to pick a winner of my Prize Draw. The winner received a photo shoot preceded by a gorgeous hair and makeup pamper session and the lucky lady was the gorgeous Adele H. and a post on her shoot will follow this.

This was how my stand looked (iPhone pics so forgive the quality):

Stand at the Ideal Home Show

Stand at the Ideal Home Show

I had help setting up from my lovely friend Lian and son Angus and help with manning (or should that be womaning) the stand from my daughter Billie, Jo Morris and Carla Brooks and I couldn’t have done it without you all – so thank you.

Also a big thank you to all the ladies whose images appeared on the stand – I had to explain to a lot of people that you were not professional models!

ps Also Mark T helped take it all down and carry stuff back to the car in the rain – thanks Mark.

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Website Update

It’s been a while since I posted anything on my website, I’m afraid I’ve been caught in the Facebook trap, posting and sharing my work on there. The only problem with that is that you have to:

A – be on Facebook
B – be bothered to click on the link

to see it – d’oh!

Well I aim to rectify that and shall be using my business Facebook account to direct people to my website as that is where you can see my images in their best format.

So seeing as I mean to do this on a regular basis here is my little muse Ash.
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Prom Photos

Prom Photos are almost as important as the dress itself! They are there as a reminder of how gorgeous you or your little girl looked on her big day.

Ok so the ‘prom’ has officially come here from the states but it is here to stay now. My own daughter and a couple of years later my son had great fun planning their outfits, how they were getting there and even the after party!

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Polo Ponies Shoot in the New Forest

Polo Ponies make an excellent subject for a shoot, not to mention their owner Mark!

An early morning start in The New Forest meant we could use the countryside with only a few wild ponies for company, although they soon scattered when Mark decided to gallop up and down and show me his stopping techniques! Mark thought that screeching to a halt in front of me was highly amusing but I get massive brownie points for not diving out of the way and trusting his brakes.

I love taking pictures of horses and it is lovely when you can capture the connection between the horse and it’s owner and especially so when they have such a close working partnership. Each of Mark’s horses is special to him as an individual and they all have particular specialities but you can see he loves and values each one. It was a pleasure to capture.

I grew up riding in The New Forest and it always feels like home when I go back, the landscape is SO different to that of Essex that it makes me feel very homesick. I don’t do a lot of hacking now but I think my ponio would love it down here, although I do dressage ponies not polo ponies these looked like great fun.

What’s not to love about about a man who loves his ponies?

Nothing.

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