Tag: photography

Poppies on Canvas

I have photos of myself taken often, through my modelling or here for the blog, it’s just something that’s natural to me.  I upload photos all the time to update my facebook page and online portfolios, and the odd time I’ll print an image up to go in my portfolio book.  What I don’t do, however, is frame photos of myself and adorn the walls of every room in my house with images of my face.

Illicit Lingerie | Maison Close: Rue Des Demoiselles

Erotic lingerie is a niche easily wronged.  For tasteful bedroom lingerie you’ve always had to invest in the more upscale brand whose boutique prices can be unimaginably hard to justify for a barely there garment.  There was never so much a mid ground, which is where Maison Close stepped right in to claim the position of well designed boudoir lingerie at a more affordable price. I’ve long loved French lingerie brand Maison Close for it’s magnetising collections.  At the back

Photo Shoot | Castle Boudoir

Planning a photo shoot takes time, especially when there’s a variety of talent and contributors involved.  I hadn’t expected this shoot to take quite so long, going back several months to it’s initial conception, but when the day finally came to fruition yesterday, everything just fell into place.  Well, almost everything. The shoot of epic proportion started back in Autumn when the UK Lingerie Awards announced the finalists.  The “Boudoir Lingerie Brand of the Year”

H&M OOTD & Discount Codes!

Recently I’ve been purchasing a few new items to refresh my outfits and Spring ready my wardrobe.  I love H&M‘s range of clothing because it offers a mix of good value basic staples, current trend translations and designer collaborations, so you can pick up a few decent new outfits whatever budget you’re on. H&M always grab my attention with their graphic tees, so I had to buy a few of the new designs along with some

Hepburn & Leigh ‘Garter Girl’ Photo Shoot

Image: Hepburn & Leigh I was taken aback when I found out I was to be a Garter Girl.  Last summer, the online boutique Hepburn & Leigh ran a competition to find models for their website, and it was coming into Autumn when I was informed I’d won.  I’ve been modelling for the past four years but it didn’t make my excitement any less profound.  To be the face of a lingerie brand is nothing short of a

Showcasing Luxury Lingerie: Tallulah Love

Luxury lingerie is women’s underwear at it’s finest, and when it’s homegrown right here in the UK it’s all the better.  You normally expect a prestigious brand to emerge from the southern counties, with businesses heading to the big smoke chasing the city dream and it’s investors.  So, for a label such as Tallulah Love to be northern born and bred proves how tenacious and fashion forward the fantastic north east is.  Being a Yorkshire

How To – Get The Best From Your Boudoir Shoot

Boudoir photo shoots have lately become the new buzz word.  More and more photographers are learning the techniques and offering boudoir shoots alongside wedding packages and women are seeing the appeal in having personal photos taken for themselves as much as a gift for the other half.  If you’ve not yet experienced a boudoir shoot, you may be missing out on something. My first boudoir shoot 2009Steve Holcroft Photography The term boudoir isn’t such a

CT Magazine and Rabbit Awareness Week!

Last weekend saw the launch of brand new online fashion publication, CT magazine.  My fiance, Sean, is the brains behind the whole project, being a photographer himself and also a respected business analyst.  He wanted to revolutionise the way magazines credit the contributors, or rather the lack of.  It’s typical for a fashion spread to have the names of the photographer and stylist splashed over the main feature with no thought to crediting everyone else