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Thursday, 24 July 2014

Bubble London


These last few weeks have been busy ones full of loveliness.  This time last week we had just got back from Bubble London, a trade fair for children's wear designers.  We love our children's portrait work and were delighted to be able to attend Bubble to see and photograph some of the wonderful children's brands that are out there.  The event was in the Islington Business Design Centre.  We arrived on Monday morning on a very sunny glorious London day.


The venue was very light and spacious, a lovely space to spend the day in. And what a beautiful array of products and stands.



Bubble London present Rising Star awards to the best new brands at the show.  Those shortlisted included ABC123me, a new boyswear brand of California cool clothing, Tails and Tales - fairytale inspired clothes for boys and girls, and handmade sandals by Pixie Toes, amongst others.  Plumeti Rain were the overall winners of the Rising Star Awards which was very well deserved - such beautiful girls dresses made with gorgeous soft and natural fabrics.  To be honest, the brands were all amazing.

Boyswear from ABC123me
Tails and Tales - contemporary fairy tale style clothing for boys and girls - gorgeous
Plumeti Rain - beautiful Spanish brand and overall winner of the Rising Star Awards
Beautifully designed gift items and baby tights by LuluZulu - loving those hats!
Pretty Blue Fox is a children's wear brand based in Stockholm 
Pixie Toes - gorgeous handmade sandals for little ones and adults too :)
I absolutely fell in love with these cotton dresses by Poppy - each dress tells a story of a little girl called Poppy and her dog Fred and comes with a story book - adorable! They also make dresses for big girls too which I was delighted to hear :)
Gorgeous dresses by Poppy
There was a Homegrown section for those brands that are designed and manufactured in the UK.  There were some gorgeous brands here including Maggie G, Raspberry Plum and Pixie Dixie to name but a few.
Maggie G - beautiful smocks for children
Pixie Dixie - PJ's and nightdresses for children
Raspberry Plum - a fresh, original kidswear brand based in London for little girls who are fashion conscious, stylish but still love to be carefree children
Star 51
Barbeline
Milliemanu
We didn't have time to take pictures of them all, sadly, but hopefully these images will give you a feel for the wonderful array of products and talent that was there.
Chlo Chlo
Sticky Fudge
Adorable felt slippers by Sew Heart Felt
Adorable babywear from Bob & Blossom
This lovely brand, Darlo, make a promise that for every vest bought they pay for one child's meals in India for a week - how amazing.
Darlo 
Nature Zoo of Denmark
Frugi - gorgeous organic clothes
BeauLOves
Olive and Moss
Pigeon
Baby & Toddler Moccasins by Amy & Ivor

Minimondos
There were some great seminars too, all in all a fab event.  Happy smiley faces all round.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Abi & Paul - A Shoot Around Hebden Bridge

We are in the middle of wedding season and enjoying every minute of it!  Just being a part of a couple's day, documenting and telling the stories through our images, we love it.  We often get asked if we get nervous before a wedding.  It's an excited feeling, the anticipation, all the plans coming together.  We get excited about seeing the couple for the first time on their wedding day, and for when they see each other for the first time.  It's such an emotional moment.  We often have a cry too, and tissues are now a necessary part of our camera bags!

We're looking forward to Abi & Paul's wedding in July.  It was a few years ago now when we photographed Abi's sister Jenny's wedding.  We feel very honoured to be documenting another significant day in their family's life.  With Abi & Paul, we took a little trip around Hebden Bridge, talking about their gorgeous day to come and the imminent stag and hen do's!  Not long now until the wedding, and what a lovely couple they are.