“Why change? Everyone has his own style. When you have found it, you should stick to it.”   Audrey Hepburn

The trick I guess is finding it.  Audrey certainly knew hers and whilst she maintained that she didn’t think of herself as an icon that is certainly how history has forged our perception of her.  Femininity and elegance are at the heart of her of image with these underpinned by compassion, kindness and a determination to be happy regardless of the situation.   This is a pretty powerful combination and I am a big big fan.  As such I have wanted to do an Audrey style shoot for ages and so when I met Amy I took a little more of Audrey’s advice ….

“Good things aren’t supposed to just fall into your lap. God is very generous, but He expects you to do your part first.” 

I acted on my instinct and asked Amy if she would model  (this takes a little courage) and then I did a practice shoot to make sure this was going to work.  Then there was the dress to get, a location to organise and the hair to sort out.


Rolleiflex T, Kodak Portra 400

Ebay came to the rescue with the dress which is the genuine 1950s article.  The location is only a couple of miles from my house which was convenient without any compromise on beauty.  Upton Castle Gardens is a stunning beautiful place (and a must for a visit when in Pembrokeshire) and I chose the Rose Garden as the primary location.

So,  I had done my part and it was over to God. He certainly did his bit as we were blessed with one of the best days of a dangerously unpredictable welsh summer.  This shoot was fun and we created some beautiful images which in my book is a very good day.







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