English Rose In Paris – Pushing Boundaries

November brought good friend and amazing photographer Ally Byrom over to Paris to help showcase a collection of head pieces from another amazing talent and friend By Harriet.

Harriet’s pieces are individually designed and bespoke to your individual requirements with exquisite attention to detail and Ally has the most beautiful imagery for weddings, portraits and commercial photography.

The seed for this shoot began over some amazing food and obligatory glass of wine one evening with Harriet and Ally discussing some amazing new head pieces that were in the pipeline.  After chatting, we decided it would be rude not to take advantage of Paris whilst I was there on my month long trip.  We also contacted the talented independent Women’s clothing designer Charlotte Lucy UK, who creates the most amazing items, (I have several beautiful pieces already in my own wardrobe) to collaborate and she was thrilled to be involved.

So a couple of weeks passed and after a telephone conversation with Harriet and Ally for an update, they beamed that they had found our Parisian model….thrilled I was…I asked what she looked liked and if she fitted the brief, which was partly the beautiful Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face..if you’ve not seen it, it is a must for Paris and Audrey lovers! They both shouted ‘YES’ on the telephone and then a long pause with a few laughs followed……yup, it was me! Holy moly! Now the pressure was really on, I’m always the one to be behind the camera, now I was going to be in front, in Paris with a host of tourists and Parisian’s watching….oh dear, can I actually do this?

Have a look for yourself at a few sneak peaks from the two day shoot, my huge thanks to By HarrietAlly Byrom and Charlotte Lucy.

Images and copyright by Ally Byrom Photograhy.


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