I don't know what is about Autumn but there is something about this time of year that I've always loved. So I jumped at the chance to take 'Fall' themed portraits at a children's fashion show. The look I was going for was Vanity Fairs answer to Autumn chic...with kids. Inspired by many an Annie Lebrowitz shoot, I've also want to try out these vintage style backdrops from Schmidli. The props and styling were a collaboration with Rosie Axford Design.
Don't get me wrong, I am loving LA, its beautiful weather and magical light. But for the first time since I've been here I've found myself craving autumn leaves, frosty mornings and thick knitted jumpers. Here are some of my favourite pictures from gorgeous children's brand Dotty Dungarees photographed last January. I've been shooting their look books for 3 years now, saying good bye to my UK clients for pastures unknown in LA was a big leap of faith. Dotty Dungarees brand is about the spirit of adventure. Georgie, Alice and I had so much fun thinking up the next adventure for our merry band of regular models.
My dream life and work life collide most days but this years Bumble and Ava Autumn Winter 2017/18 shoot was particularly special. The fabrics for this seasons fabrics were designed by my childhood friend and extremely talented illustrator Susannah Garrod. The 'Victoriana' theme dreamt up between Susie and brand owner Natasha Dickenson was the perfect excuse to indulge in a nostalgic childhood theme for this season shoot. But what made the shoot all the more special is that most of the models are my family. So a big thank you to my cousins Oli, Jess, Thomas, Clare, Plum and Henry for lending me Max, Ella, Sophia, Milo, Immy and Martha. Last but not least my own son Zac, who was bribed into posing with bubbles and bananas...again. And another big thank you to Susie for bravely letting us borrow her newly refurbished house in Anglesey!