A while ago, I was given the opportunity to go on a photoshoot for Pip’s Garden. Pip’s Garden sell high quality, personalised gifts – bedding, towels, dressing gowns, and children’s clothing. The photoshoot was held at the Fisherton Farm in North Devon. Fisherton Farm has three beautifully restored caravans, and you can hire out the whole beautiful secluded meadow for a Glamping weekend with up to twelve people. It was the perfect setting for a photoshoot with a difference. Photographer Simon Gilbert, from Gilbert and Evans, was able to turn what was in fact a drizzly, dark, cold evening into a beautiful set of sunny photographs. This was amazing to see first hand, looking at the photos you would have no idea that it was so cold!! Pip actually commented on the day, “this is why the models always look cold in their sunny bikini shots”. Carmen Croxall from The Very Vintage Hire Company provided some props for the shoot, and modelled in it too. It was really interesting to see just how much work goes into getting one perfect photograph, and it highlighted for me just how hard wedding photography must be!
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I am getting married this coming weekend and, just like every other bride ever, I want my wedding to be the biggest and best, personal and unique to us. I have got lots of little plans for making this happen, but some of the big things that will make our wedding a true reflection of us, will come from Carmen at The Very Vintage Hire Company. I don’t want to give too much away before the big day, but we will be hiring a whole host of weird and wonderful bits and bobs from the lovely Carmen, who at just 25 has built this business up herself in a year, and is already seeing it go from strength to strength. She recently opened a beautiful shop on Exeter Quay – The Attic, so that customers can see the hire products, buy some antiques and decorations. They even do makeover experiences there! We see big things in the future of this young entrepreneur! Follow her on Facebook and Pinterest to keep up with all her future developments.
The best thing about running my own business is the raw belief that one day I will make it big and all the hard work with pay off. It may be hard but its the most exciting, satisfying thing I have ever done. I have met some amazing people, been involved in some great ideas and learnt so much already, and it’s only just the beginning.
You can read our full interview with Carmen here.