Friday, 28 August 2015

Meet Our Photographer - Jade Tinkler

For our Autumn/Winter photoshoot we had the pleasure of working with Jade Tinkler. The shoot was a great success, Jade captured the essence of our brand and the personalities of the models perfectly. We wanted to share a bit more about her photography here on the blog so we asked Jade a few questions about her work and inspirations at this time of year.

When did you start and what inspired you to become a photographer?
I first opened my photography business in 2008, photographing weddings and portraits.  After taking a few years off for ‘life commitments’, I relaunched my business in 2013, specialising in beautiful portraits of bumps, babies and children, as well as glamorous and elegant women’s portraits.  I’ve always had a passion for photography, and get a real buzz from being able to capture special moments that mean the world to the client.  I love looking back on photographs of my family, past and present, and absolutely treasure them.  Life is so quick to pass us by, and I feel it’s so important to take time out to record ourselves and our memories for future generations to look back on. 

What do you enjoy most about working with babies & children?
I love the spontaneity of it all!  No matter how much preparation I do, I never really know how a photo shoot will turn out, and that’s the fun of it!  It all depends on what mood the baby or child is in and what their personality is like, and I find it a fantastic challenge to work with this to draw out the best from every person and every session.  

What are your favourite pieces from the new Poppy & Hester collection?
Oh, there are so many to choose from!  I love the baby blankets – so cosy, and in soft delicate colours.  I think the cherry pink colour of the Charlotte Knit Jacket is beautiful and really looked fabulous on the models.  I must also mention the Freya Dress in Winter Cherry, which I think is gorgeous! 

What are you favourite winter activities and photoshoot locations?
I really enjoy winter, mostly for it’s proximity to Christmas!  Ice skating, taking my son to visit Santa, decorating the house, snuggling in front of a fire, staying warm and cosy when it’s cold, wet and wild outside!  That said, I love heading out and about for seasonal photo shoots – for autumnal sessions, it’s making the most of fallen leaves and the great seasonal light.  Outdoor winter sessions are a little more tricky, but the low sun is delicate and beautiful (when it’s shining!) and a shoot in the snow is always magical!

Tell us about Christmas in your household, and any special traditions?
For the past few years, my husband and I have been establishing our own traditions – a good mix of those that we both grew up with. Our son will be 2 and a half this Christmas, so a great age to enjoy it all, and I can’t wait to see what he’ll be like this year!  Opening stockings under the tree by candlelight, followed by a delicious cooked breakfast.  Opening some presents, before meeting up with family to share the festivities.  We always have a walk after Christmas lunch, to stretch the legs (and tummies!) and blow the cobwebs away – it always seems to be beautiful, crisp and sunny weather for it, and everyone you meet is happy and joyful.
This year we will all have an extra special Christmas present to look forward to, as I’m due on 22nd December with another baby boy!

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