Can I tell you a secret? Despite the 12,000 photos on my phone (no joke!) I get so nervous taking photos for other people. I have a page on my website for photography & styling but my nerves stop me from doing any kind of promotion. It’s ridiculous, I know, but we all have our stumbling blocks and this is mine. I’m working on it, I promise.
That said when someone reaches out and asks for photos, I get really excited. One such lovely lady was Ashelyn from Hand Remade Co. . Based in Utah, Ashelyn creates the most beautiful bunting, bags and other bits from vintage American quilts. I chose to photograph this bunting as I can never resist bunting, nor can I resist vintage prints, old quilts and items with a tale to tell. To me Utah conjures up images of American porches, open skies, dusty boots and wide brimmed hats that only look on Americans. Apologies for the stereotypes, I have never been so could be completely wrong!
Anyway, I captured these images in very early spring inspired by the time worn colours and gentle playfulness bunting always brings. With small children in the house, I think it’s really important to have details around that appeal to all and this is a perfect mix. It’s currently hanging over the mirror in my lounge but know it will be used in many different rooms and for many different celebrations.