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.

India's Street Food.

This weekend was a busy one! On Saturday evening my family and I walked a half marathon around the landmarks of London, reaching the finish line at half past midnight. I woke up very proud and very achey! My late night was soon put to the back of my mind, however, when I hopped out of bed and headed to the studio for a long overdue test with fab food stylist Jas Jhalli.

We'd been talking about the possibility of an Indian streetfood-inspired shoot since we tested together back in March. Testing as an assistant is always tricky; quite often you get to the late stage of organising a day together when a block booking of paid work lands in your lap and its impossible (understandably!) to turn down. Well, Jas and I have been very VERY busy this summer, which is fantastic for us both! 

I'm pleased to announce....we finally found a day and we think the results were worth the wait!

I met Jas at prop house China & Co the week before to discuss the food. I'm no expert on authentic Indian food (I just eat it regularly!) so I was incredibly lucky that Jas IS and wanted to come along - we were able to discuss the processes and look of the recipes ahead of time. I was also very grateful that Jas brings back lots of lovely items from India whenever she visits so we had lots of extra props on hand on the day that made the images special! 

I had a fabulous day and am extremely happy with how the images came out. Plus, everything tasted as delicious as it looks and took me right back to the samosas I ate with our friends at NID.

Food styling & floristry: Jaswinder Jhalli
Photography: Hannah Hughes
Prop Styling: Jaswinder Jhalli & Hannah Hughes

Theres an app for that.

I found out this morning, a little late to the party as usual, that the Sirtfood Diet has an app and it features a few of my shots on it!

These are just screenshots from the App Store, but I'm really glad I can show you a couple of the shots they are using!

The new Sirtfood recipe book comes out on 5th May. I hope they have lots of success with the new release and the app!

Food styling: Amy Stephenson
Photography: Hannah Hughes