Well we have had a whale of a time recently judging our photo competition. We'd like to run it every week because it's so much fun looking at the images we get sent by you all! We have to say we're very glad that in the end we left the choice of winner to you as we're not sure we would have been able to choose between the stunning entries we received. So first of all we bring you the runners up, in no particular order.... Living the dream - we loved this entry
Some of the comments this lovely image received from our facebook page "This has to win!! VW camper tea cosy on tour!", " Love it. Will bring our camper alongside and share tea and cake!" We really loved the planned yet natural composition in this image and the perfect tea cosy, ordered to compliment the beautiful van, named 'May Green'. And next... extra marks for inspired use of one of our products!
There are so many lovely things to this image. Of course the beautiful wire haired fox terrier, named Tabitha is a delight but we also love the idea of making a cushion out of our lovely tea towels, it looks great. Here are a few of the comments from our facebook page. " Close call, but what a face - had to vote!", " I like this one, not sure if its just because I like the live version though! No, its the cushion too!!" A beautiful shot and a very close runner up. And so to our last runner up (you may remember there were only supposed to be 2 runners up but we had such great entries that we had to have 4 finalists!)... A fab image that captures a feel of Poppy Treffry
This was a real favourite at Treffry towers, with two such beautiful models and such a cosy, cakey, tea time theme we couldn't help but love it. "too cute and love all the accessorizing (I have some too!)" This shot was entered by a tea room in Hampshire which looks well worth a visit, the Parlour tearoom. Congratulations to the 3 runners up, please drop us a line to firstname.lastname@example.org with your postal address and we'll get your goody bags sent to you. And now, the moment you've all been waiting for... Our winner. Please give a big hand to... George Best welsh terrier with man bag!
This cheeky chappy was the most popular with you voters and clearly stole some hearts out there, receiving comments like "A vote for the outrageously dapper Mr. Best and his mint green 'man bag' xx", "This bag is lovely, and the dog of course...roll on payday!" and so much other praise for the dog that our little handbag started to feel left out! A fab image and a worthy winner, we thank you Mr George Best welsh terrier and we look forward to seeing what you choose with your £150 to spend on our website or in our St Ives shop. Thanks to everyone who entered and look out for a new competition soon.
Just a little blog this evening as it's been a long and lovely weekend and I may have had a glass of wine or two with my roast!
This week was a very busy one at work with big orders going out to America, designing a new summer range for Fortnums and a new website due to go live next week!
My main job in all of this was getting our lifestyle photography ready for the new site. It's a job that I still do for the company and I do really, really enjoy it once I get going. But it's quite challenging gathering all the props, finding a location, making sure you have all the products ready and then waiting, waiting, waiting for the light to be just perfect!
So this weeks glorious sunshine came right on cue. As did our lovely work experience student Grace who was a very useful photography assistant and even did a bit of modelling...
Here are a few sneak previews of the shots that made it through. It's amazing how many you have to take before you shoot the perfect one (it's also amazing how many props we found in the back of Sara's van!)