Christmas

Merry Christmas!

I LOVE Christmas. Christmas is a time for family, for sharing, giving (and eating!) and, for me at least...testing!  I can usually expect the assisting work to tail off a week or so before the festive break so I take the opportunity to shoot as much as I can whilst I have the time off. 

I avoid shooting anything Christmassy in mid-December as the industry (and I!) have normally moved on to Easter feasts or January health food recipes by that point, but this year I couldn't resist.  

The beginning of December meant that a few new bits were added to my kit: a gorgeous new KinoFlo and a whole load of (second hand) flash heads for me to play with - shooting past six is now not just a summer thing! I'm loving them so far, as you can probably tell!

Inspired by a shift towards the GIFs presented in portrait format, for phones and social media etc, I also shot a little how-to of my go-to...cheat's puff pastry mince pies. They are so quick, and so absurdly easy you can make them half hour before anyone 'pops round with a card'. 

I'm really grateful to anyone I worked with this year; photographers, clients, food stylists & their assistants, stylists, art directors and designers...I'm learning more every year. I would also like to thank my family, friends and my brilliant other half for making this year so memorable. I wish everyone a totally fabulous Christmas and a very happy 2018!

H x

Merry Christmas!

I'd just like to say a very Merry Christmas to everyone I've worked with this year; all the excellent photographers, food stylists, prop stylists; all the lovely assistants, art directors and clients - it's been a hell of a year!

Thank you to all my friends who make me laugh and keep me sane, my family who are patient and funny and feed me often...and thanks to my long-suffering, kind, generous, amazing man.

Happy holidays from me and mine to you and yours, enjoy your festive break and have a truly fabulous 2017. I shall be dashing and prancing across the midlands and south of the UK to see family before spending the new year in London with friends. What are you upto?

H x


Christmas dinner in tree-form shot & styled by myself.