The beauty of the moors / by Laura Toomer

Photographing the Whimsy + Bloom tweed collection has been in the planning for months. As soon as I heard Kendal (Creator of all W+B creations) mention Harris Tweed, I knew there could only be one location to accompany it… The Yorkshire Moors.
Driving to the shoot I was excited about the stunning views and autumnal colours that would be greeting me, however when we arrived a huge cloud of fog had descended upon the hills and I couldn’t see across the road. We took a deep breath and carried on with the shoot. I’m so glad we did.

 

I love the atmospheric feel of these photographs. The fog has created atextured background that really makes the subjects pop. The hills and heather really work well with the natural fabrics and prints used in the slings. I knew a location like the moors would convey what is important in Kendal’s work, the simplicity of the setting and the rich autumnal colours sit perfectly alongside this particular carrier collection.

 

I was so lucky to have such incredibly willing models (who aren’t models, just stunning friends) to show off the beauty of the carriers, wonderfully made with skill and love. Each individually made by hand to the customers exact needs. K the beautiful 2yo in my photos, was so incredibly quiet and content eating his apple. If it had been my 3yo, I would have only seen his silhouette disappearing over the edge of the hill.

 

Gatsby is Kendal’s baby. He was very happy to be cuddled up close for a photograph in one of his mummy’s carriers.


But he was very happy to be back snuggled with his mummy.

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