Over the weekend, my good friend Carole travelled up North to my fair city and we headed to the Peak District, not too far from me. She had recently acquired a most beautiful coat and wanted to show it off in equally beautiful surroundings. As a professional photographer and stylist herself, Carole told me she didn’t trust anyone else to take the photographs for her. Well, I’m not a photographer by any stretch, but utterly flattered that she trusted me and understood her vision for the shoot, we took to the hills to get some shots.

My brief? Inspired by the type of photography popular to Toast and Plumo, Carole wanted the shoot to be nature-inspired, casually elegant and unpretentious. Neither of us are ‘fashion bloggers’ so we wanted to ensure the shoot felt authentic to Carole’s style.

Wielding very carefully her incredibly heavy (and very expensive) Nikkon camera, Carole chose the camera settings and I basically aimed and clicked – a lot! I have to say, however, that I’m pretty proud of the beautiful results we achieved so I thought I’d share the pictures with you here. I guess I’m not as bad a photographer as I thought!

And yes, of course, now I want a really beautiful Nikkon camera that I can’t possibly afford.

What do you think of the shots? Doesn’t Carole make a beautiful model? And isn’t the Peak District just the most gorgeous setting?

You can see more shots on Carole’s blog, Mademoiselle Poirot.

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