6/29/2018

Dungaree Day Dream - Visiting Manchester for Lovedrobe Loves


As a photographer, I spend a lot of time gently guiding people in front of the camera to help them put aside their shyness and coax out a stunning portrait. I've spent well over a decade perfecting the best way to do this, but when it comes to taking my own advice, do I ever listen? No, of course not! I turn into the most awkward person imaginable, even when I'm feeling really good in what I'm wearing. So when I was asked if I'd like to pop up to Manchester to shoot with Lovedrobe duo Liv and Katey, I knew I had to just throw myself right in and not over think it - and the results were so much fun!

Because I wanted to get a feel for how the outfit worked "on film", I shot the outfit in my studio a few days before. I absolutely adore this pinafore dress as it felt like a grown up take on the sort of outfit I loved to wear as a child, and I added the mustard top because, well, I like to spend summer buzzing around looking like a fat bumble bee! Is it the most flattering outfit in the world? No. Do I care? HELL no! I felt so cute in it, the dress had pockets and me and my chub were pretending the whole of Manchester was one giant runway.

 The sun visor is from H&M whilst the sandals are old Simply Be, but I decided on the day to swap them out for some Converse as I thought they'd be better for walking around the city in. 



(l-r) Yours truly, Video Queen Katey and Camera Maestro Liv
Katey was filming me whilst Liv worked her magic behind the camera, and it was a really interesting experience to be on the other side of the lens in a more professional setting. My nerves vanished pretty much instantly as both women were as lovely as they are talented, and it felt more like a fun afternoon messing around with friends. I think that came through in the below video as there was no holding back on the nerdiness at all when speaking (#teamhuffpuff), and I'm smiling - really smiling with screwed up eyes and proper belly laughs.

Video (c) Lovedrobe / KMH Videography

Unlike my blog photos which show a much more edited version of myself, I love the raw, unashamed silliness which shines through in these! I think it's a real skill to make someone feel so at ease that they let you capture these types of shots, and if anyone is ever looking for a photographer or videographer up North, I can't recommend Katey and Liv enough.

Photo (c) Lovedrobe / Olivia Lennn

Photo (c) Lovedrobe / Olivia Lennn

Photo (c) Lovedrobe / Olivia Lennn

Photo (c) Lovedrobe / Olivia Lennn

Photo (c) Lovedrobe / Olivia Lennn

Photo (c) Lovedrobe / Olivia Lennn

Photo (c) Lovedrobe / Olivia Lennn

Photo (c) Lovedrobe / Olivia Lennn

Photo (c) Lovedrobe / Olivia Lennn

Photo (c) Lovedrobe / Olivia Lennn

Photo (c) Lovedrobe / Olivia Lennn

Photo (c) Lovedrobe / Olivia Lennn

Photo (c) Lovedrobe / Olivia Lennn

Photo (c) Lovedrobe / Olivia Lennn
It's hard to pick my favourites, but I think with my love of plants, the ones shot with the foliage are pretty up there. That said, I was also so happy when I saw that I'd been caught doing what I do best - making friends with the local animals! It was definitely a wonderful, positive experience, and something which I'm so happy I took part in.

Until next time,

Diana x ❤ x

(All photos (c) Diana Thompson / Fashion Loves Photos unless otherwise stated. Please do not reproduce without written permission.) 

2 comments

  1. I love this outfit & I think you’re rocking these pictures.

    www.somethinginthewayshemoves.me

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  2. You are such a ray of sunshine xoxo your beautiful face always lights up my social media feeds and this outfit perfectly encapsulates that. Olivia does take amazing pictures but she has to have someone great to start with x

    www.jellywiththebelly.co.uk

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