It’s having a moment… Millennial Pink… My favourite colour has been given a name, it’s trending, it’s the ‘go to’ colour for everything now….
A soft, blush, chalky muted pink that will go well with dark teal walls or a softer dove grey, home interior magazines and Instagram feeds are going crazy for this popular colour. Big name brands such as Le Creuset and Kitchenaid both have newly launched products in the colour, John Lewis has called 2017 ‘the year of Millennial Pink’…
I’m not sure what to think about this!! Have I fallen for a big marketing plot or can I think for myself!? I’ve been happy to see more pink things recently because I’m a big fan, but (tongue in cheek) I am waaay ahead of the trends, I’ve used the colour for my branding for a while now, but not because it’s cool… because I like it, and that’s the important thing to think about when we’re talking ‘trends’ … do what you like because YOU like it!! It is really hard to stop yourself from being influenced by social media but stick to what feels right, don’t compare yourself to others and be yourself. OK rant over!
Here are some images of the Brochure and logo I designed for the Midsummer Arts Festival. The design was multimedia with a handpainted moon logo and handdrawn map. It was used online and in various different flyers, roadsigns and posters advertising the event. The brochure of events was folded with a large map inside and listed the events over the weekend. It was a labour of love and I wouldn’t normally go to this level of detail for a brochure design!!
click to see brochure in full here
This was a local wedding, starting in the pretty little church at Two Mile House and afterwards we did our portraits in Camphill Community in Kilcullen, wandering around the gardens there was a nice relax away from the busyness of the day, then after that it was on to Fallons for the evening. Everything was relaxed and calm all day really, right down to having a big BBQ for dinner and unreserved seating. Cake pops and a sweets trolley for the kids and a homemade wedding cake all added up to make this wedding a special one.
Videography on the day was by Under the Apple Tree and i can’t wait to see!
Here’s a little preview from a really fab family wedding in my hometown of Cambridge, a rainy day that turned into sunshine that turned into a garden party into the wee hours. The registry office was lovely, and the garden was set up for a proper party, photobooth, cosy corner, toasted marshmallows on the bonfire, games for the kids.. I had to leave before the Hog Roast was ready but it smelt amazing!!
I was able to catch up with some old friends and it was really lovely to be in England this time!
Congratulations to the happy couple!
Afterwards I went to Holbeach Music & Beer festival for some music and fun!
The Soft Tone Needles
The Soft Tone Needles
I just have to share with you a little sneek peak from this lovely wedding!
The ceremony was held in a beautiful church in Dublin, The Newman University Church, it’s so unusual inside and a really cool place to visit. Afterwards we all walked through Stephens Green and on to The Shelbourne where the staff were so attentive and lovely, this gorgeous hotel is such an established place, deep rooted in Dublin history, I really enjoyed spending the day there. What can I say about my bride and groom?! these two loved up people welcomed me into their family to share this special moment in their life, the speeches gave me a lump in my throat, the personal touches throughout the day were really lovely and I’m so happy they chose me as their photographer. 🙂
A lake carries you into recesses of feeling otherwise impenetrable..William Wordsworth.
I met Jo after taking some photos of the wedding band she sings in The Moog69’s, ( they are brilliant check them out!) she came to me looking for new photos for her website and solo church side of things, so we had a chat over a coffee, clicked straight away and started planning. She was very open to ideas and naturally goes with a bit of a rock chick vibe, I like to try to push things a little out of the ordinary but still stay in that comfort zone so it’s not forced and unnatural, so after talking to Jo I knew Jill would be brilliant at bringing all of our ideas together, more coffee… loads of ideas.. we always tend to go waaaaay beyond the brief, get super excited then nail it down to something not too scary! So off we went to Glendalough one morning, it was an awesome day outside in the cold, wandering around the beautiful lake and playing in the trees, it was really fun! and this is what happened…….
I did share a few photos before but I love them so much I had to show you some more, It would be the perfect romantic spot for an engagement shoot or even a family portrait session with the kids splashing by the water.
Thanks to Jill for her styling on the day and to Jo for being so good at standing in cold water!!
behind the scenes/outtakes
I made some pretty sheet music…
Check out her new look website here