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We were honoured, when two dear friends asked us to photograph their wedding. While discussing ideas for the perfect location, the usual suggestions were made: at the lake, in the park, at the historic farmhouse museum around the corner. We decided on the farmhouse museum, chinked our glasses and made a toast to love… Somehow, I had a feeling that the museum wasn’t the ideal place for our friends’ wedding photographs. They are both exceptional personalities, so I asked them if they might be interested in studio photographs. Immediately the dreadful wedding pictures from the 80s came to mind, so we told…

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When Linda and Florian asked us to take their wedding photographs, we immediately suspected that theirs wasn’t going to be like any other wedding… and we were right! The choice of colour scheme was anything but typical: dark plum tones, magenta and purple. Here and there a splash of pale pink and white, and – the colour most brides would never consider – black! It was absolutely stunning! The style of the wedding was a brave choice because it could have so easily gone wrong. It is quite a challenge to create a harmonious look when combining two different styles, in this case:…

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If you buy just one new make-up product this year, then make sure it it this lipstick: Bombshell by MAC Cosmetics. This is the VW among all lipsticks. This obviously doesn’t sound as exciting as if I had said, “this is the Ferrari among all lipsticks” but those types of lipsticks are exotic and rare, and mainly for special occasions. This lipstick is the VW because it is like a family van – perfect for every day and for all occasions. It is a shade that suits everyone, regardless of  age, hair colour or complexion. It’s neither too glossy, nor too dry. It isn’t too pearly, nor too…

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We photographed a small but beautiful wedding at the weekend. As wonderful as it is to photograph large and lively weddings, it is always refreshing to be a part of more intimate celebrations. This wedding really proved that you don’t have to break the bank to celebrate in style. I especially liked the table decorations. They were modern and rustic at the same time and showed that true beauty often lies in the simplicity of things. Of course, I wanted to know which florist was responsible for the small works of art, made of hydrangeas, roses and tree bark, and…

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In the following, I will refer to make-up devotees (MUDs) and no make-up devotees (NOMUDs). These two groups tend to give each other a hard time. The MUDS say ignorant things like, “OMG, I can’t believe you are not wearing any make-up – I wish I was that confident!” and NOMUDS say condescending things like, ” You know, I just don’t feel that I need any make-up and I have no interest in trying to be anybody but myself…” Blurrgghh! I find both attitudes nauseating, as neither one of these two groups is superior to the other. This article isn’t intended to convert…

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Summer is coming! If we are lucky our hair will be exposed to sun, seawater and chlorine, which means dried out hair and brittle ends are inevitable. If your hair is as schizophrenic as mine, you may also suffer from greasier roots in the warmer months, meaning even more hair washing and even less chance of having healthy looking, shiny hair. Shampoo and conditioner just aren’t enough for my long locks, which is why I have searched (for ages) for the right product to help my hair cope with summer stress. Over the years, I have tried various hair masks and deep conditioners, but they either left my…

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If you are anything like me, you probably feel totally overwhelmed when you walk into your nearest pharmacy or cosmetics shop. So much choice, fancy language on the packaging and long lists of ingredients make it difficult to decipher what kind of product you are actually looking at. I am a trained beautician (I went to beauty school, did a three year apprenticeship at a luxury hotel, worked as a self-employed beautician for two years, before focusing on make-up) and buying products can still be challenging! In my experience, the biggest problem most women/men have, is not knowing their skin…

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I am neither one hundred percent a country girl, nor am I a full blown city chick. I am a bit of both. I have lived in the city and in the country and have loved both to equal measure. If I spend a long time in one, I yearn for the other and so, after a long period in the country, I just had to make my way home to England or, to be precise, London. London is the first big city I ever experienced. You could say that, when it comes to cities, London is my first love. I have added a…

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I use this nail varnish at home and at work. If a model has bitten fingernails on a shoot and I need a quick fix, I will paint one or two layers of Studio Nails Pure White Rosé on her nails. One coat hides a myriad of sins and two coats almost makes hands look like they have been manicured. The colour suits absolutely everybody and it just looks amazing on young, tanned hands! This may look like a standard nude nail varnish, but it isn’t, this stuff really makes nails glow! As with all Essence products, the price is unbeatable!…