Thursday, January 23

Part of the Story...

Back in November last year I had one of those phone calls I love to hear, from someone who I have come to regard as a friend.

Selina Lake called to ask if I wanted to work on another book with herself and photographer Debi Treloar. My reply errrr YES!!!   Having worked previously with Selina and Debi on Romantic Style & Outdoor Living I knew it would be a fab few days.

At the time the title wasn't known... and always a closely guarded secret. The look of one of the chapter's was faded grandeur my home was perfect with all it's peeling paint and bare plaster walls... Selina and I brainstormed via whats ap with ideas of props and looks.

Then came the sourcing, prepping, wrapping, packing, moving, carting, lugging, cleaning, styling, arranging, tweaking and finally the shoot day. After which everything had to be cleared away repacked etc, etc. again. We were so fortunate to have Katie Fletcher to assist for the 3 days, helping Selina and I so much -lots of hours but fantastic to work with and a total pleasure.

Part of the story?  My home one of the locations in the book, I'm only a part. For instance I called on my lovely friend Esther the night before the shoot to ask if there was any way she could whizz up some of her wonderful cakes for the morning (I thought they would look great in the kitchen shot). Esther arrived the next day with a box full of the most beautiful wintry looking cakes. It's all these little things, the effort people make to contribute, often unseen.

Selina pulls together many other creative people and searches out beautiful homes which all go into the mix of making these wonderful books what they are. So so happy to be part of the team.

Thanks Selina
Thanks Debi
Thanks Esther
Thanks Katy 
Thanks Lisa


Looking forward now to see what images made the book......

Debbie x

A few of the props, inspiration shots and some behind the scene goings on. 

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Katy in action
Delivery from Esther with her lovely cakes
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Debi behind the lens

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Katy stringing the lampshade garland