chapter two / Brand photography

Just over a month ago we shot for the wonderfully creative brand Chapter 2 store

As the bilberries were ripe for picking and the autumn sunshine tried it’s hardest to make those shoes gleam, we ran about in the heather with Fay and her boys.

Always brilliant to have the opportunity to create for handcrafted brands and see their workmanship and passion in action.

Here’s the launch of Chapter2store and the addition of their women’s shoes!

Telling a brand story - MOSS / Lifestyle photography

Whenever we are asked to take photographs for a brand, for us, it always starts with their own story.

Moments of sense and style had a very clear beginning, perhaps one of the most compelling stories I’ve heard in awhile. We couldn’t help but be drawn to Syreeta and Rob’s passion and determination to make something huge that happened in their lives which was life changing and challenging in equal parts, into hope for others and a path they can work towards together in slow, careful movements.

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Little Cotton Clothes - Brand photography for likeminded creatives.

Working for brands that we appreciate, come back to time and time again and actually buy from has been one our biggest goals. When we set out with MELIA MELIA one of our aims was to find clients who understood the way we worked, so that we could work along with those people to create a vision for their beloved brand. 

So for us, it has always helped to find people who are passionate about what they do, how they do it and also care who buys from them. I guess that means it matters to us YOU CARE about what you do. 

Creating a vision for your brand can be a tricky business and sometimes you can get so caught up in the actual making of things (usually this is your original skillset right?) that when it comes to having to put your 'Photographer hat' on, it can be pretty daunting and quite often what you see in your head, doesn't always transfer in the way you want to your photographs. For so many of us, taking pictures and capturing our work so that it speaks to the right kind of audience, has become such a big part of our businesses. Not only do we need to be able to create the 'thing' that we first thought of,  but we need to be able to market it in the right way. 

For this, it's helpful to have someone who understands what you need. I'd like to think that we understand, we listen and we want to help you to create your vision. After all, it's what you were aspiring for when you first set up. It helps to create the business you always dreamed about and makes people stop in their tracks and interact with you. 

For the past few years a personal favourite of ours has been Little Cotton Clothes. When you have a new baby girl and all the high street shops seem to offer are clothes that look as though  'a unicorn has throw up rainbows on'  (quote from a funny instagram follower, thank you!) we really just wanted something more simple for Margot. We came across them through a friend who's daughter was in her second year of wearing their bloomers. Comfy, simple and a style with kids in mind. We ordered some straight away. These were clothes that were made with love, with attention to detail, with our little ones in mind and also designed with such a lot of traditional unfussy style. Margot is now also in her 2nd year of wearing her bloomers, rompers and simple dresses. Everywhere we go, people comment on how great they are! Well, they really are. 

Needless to say we're pretty happy to be able to shoot some of their Autumn/Winter 2018 Collection. It's so great to be able to understand the 'feeling' behind a brand and be able to capture it's spirit. 

We're very excited that we may have the chance to mentor one of the wonderful people behind the brand and help to teach her how to use her own camera to continue to create the pictures she sees in her mind. What ever it is that helps you to create the magic you want for your business, or even for your own personal photographs, we would love to help you out. 

If you want to work with us, have any questions for us or just want to chat something through, we're happy to help!

Just send a little message to us here

and we'll be in touch! 

 

 

 

Rolling in Roses - New Cosmos Collection

We have been lucky enough to call Hayley from Rolling in Roses a friend for the past seven years, can't quite believe it's been so long! Needless to say we were totally over the moon to shoot another of her stunning collections. She's a total gem that one! 

It's a tiny bit possible that we're a bit biased as almost three years ago Hayley designed and made my 1960's inspired dress for our wedding day, and it was such a great experience. She's one of the coolest women we know and going to her studio in York is a real treat. (You should pop in sometime!) 

So here's a tiny part of the collection, a bunch of our favourites from the shoot in two different styles. We shot some for her online site and also some for the lookbook. James also got to fly the drone and take some incredible landscape shots. (He's been 'practising' for months chasing us up and down the moors with it) Fun Fun! 

To see the full collection and more of Hayley's work,  just follow the link here 

Flowers from the incredibly talented Fiona at Firenza floral design

Makeup from another talented and lovely human Jen at Jen Edwards and co 

Models - Maria and Milly from J'adore and Nemesis

ROLLING IN ROSES / FILM PHOTOGRAPHY

It's been a while since I've gotten some film scans back, well it feels that way but today I did just that. Ah man I've missed it, and I think I've found my favourite lab in Carmencita. Hands down the best lab that I've sent my film to. And now I've got my favourite camera set up, Pentax 67ii and the Nikon f3Hp I'm so happy. We're moving at the end of the week and there is space in the new house for a darkroom!! 
Anyway would love your thoughts on these, it was a shoot for Hayley at Rolling in Roses and while I shot most things on digital it was amazing to have the chance to shot some film.

Pentax 67ii
Kodak tmax 400
Fuji Acros 100
 

Full credits go to
Hayley - Rolling in Roses 
Jenn & Natty {hair & makeup} 
Fiona {flowers}

EPICURE

A handful of images taken for a lovely bar and kitchen over in Huddersfield. If you ever get the chance go and say hello to Simon, Louis & Maria. You can find their website here - EPICURE