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HEY Bloggers - Photography Workshop

Back at the start of August I was kindly invited to help host a photography workshop organised by the lovely people over at HEY Bloggers. They asked me to work with and photograph five bloggers who aren't used to shooting or have never shot with a professional photographer, and to help build their confidence in the area to better their blog images and open up more opportunities!

I was really honoured to take part and had so much fun with them all exploring Hull. We shot around different locations in the city centre including Hull Minster, Princes Street, the Marina, and Hepworths Arcade. We also ventured to Pearson Park and found a gorgeous (but hot!) tropical greenhouse to shoot in.

Meet the girls and see some of their fab images below!

The lovely Violet. This girl is such a natural in front of the camera AND has become a great friend of mine!
B: https://violetglenton.co.uk/
I: https://www.instagram.com/violetglenton/

Amy got stuck in straight away and had so many ideas to tell me, which is always so helpful when shooting! She's also a fellow coffee and plant lover. B:  https://www.callmeamy.co.uk  I:  https://www.instagram.com/callmeamye/

Amy got stuck in straight away and had so many ideas to tell me, which is always so helpful when shooting! She's also a fellow coffee and plant lover.
B: https://www.callmeamy.co.uk
I: https://www.instagram.com/callmeamye/

My queen Becky! This woman is so fierce and fabulous and strong as hell and it really came across in her images.
B: http://www.beckybarnesblog.co.uk/
I: https://www.instagram.com/beckybarnesblog/

Emma is one of the sweetest girls I've ever met and killed it on the day! Look how happy she is! You can't help but smile with her.
B: http://www.thepinpicker.co.uk/
I: https://www.instagram.com/thepinpicker/

Jess was quite nervous about the shoot and almost cancelled, I am  SO  glad she changed her mind and came along because look at her!! Amazing! B:  https://jessicakg.com/  I:  https://www.instagram.com/jessicakgxx/

Jess was quite nervous about the shoot and almost cancelled, I am SO glad she changed her mind and came along because look at her!! Amazing!
B: https://jessicakg.com/
I: https://www.instagram.com/jessicakgxx/

All of the girls did such an amazing job on the day and I can't wait to hopefully see them all again! Big thank you to the the organisers of HEY Bloggers for inviting me along.
For fee's on blog photography please get in touch!

Liv x

Photoshoot - Em Smyth

Meeting new people on a regular basis has to be one of the best but most daunting parts of my job. Working in the plus size industry this means they are often people I have followed on social media for a long time, people I have looked up to and admired from afar, and found myself thinking "I wonder what they are like in 'real life'?"

These feelings were ever present when I started chatting to the artist formerly known as Terrible Tumbles, now The Em Edit. Em is someone I had seen all over my Instagram feed for a long time and thought that working with her one day would simply remain a dream. I plucked up the courage one day to see if she would ever want to shoot together and to my utter shock she said yes, and seemed actually excited at the prospect.

Fast forward a few weeks and we meet up in Manchester at the stunning Velvet Hotel to shoot some sultry, boudoir-esque, gorgeousness. I was so nervous, scared my inner fan-girling would be on show, and that I wouldn't be good enough. I couldn't have been more wrong! Em was an utter delight to work with, funny, chilled and kind to boot, and the images are some of my favourites I've ever taken.

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Check out more from Em over on her instagram - she is a proper delight!

Liv x