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Behind the Scenes of our Autumn issue Fashion Story

If you’ve seen our beautiful Fashion Story in the Autumn issue you might like to read about how it was created.

Photographer Clare Bowes writes: Not that I want to complain about beautiful, blue skied days as they can be few and far between up here in the North East, where we shot Slick Mummy’s latest fashion spread… but I was definitely hoping for at least some cloud coverage last week!  As a natural light photographer bright, sunny days can be a bit of a nightmare to work with:  For a start off, strong sun creates harsh, unflattering shadows; secondly – no one wants to see pictures of uncomfortable people squinting into the blinding sun; but worst of all when shooting an autumn “back to school” fashion shoot – it’s got to look a bit… well… autumn-y… (plus I didn’t want my little models sweltering under cosy duffel coats!) 

I needn’t have worried, the gorgeous models were consummate professionals, even in the searing (almost) heat.  Apart from the weather our morning’s shoot went swimmingly.  We shot at a dream location – an old disused beach lido with loads of interesting backdrops to photograph against.  The clothes and amazing accessories we’d been sent fit the brief perfectly and super-stylist Laurel made sure everything ran smoothly… I even managed to find some shady spots to photograph in.

We all (the models; their parents; their grandparents; a baby sibling; Laurel and myself) had a fab morning (how could we not with this view?!).  When we wrapped the shoot and packed up our gear Laurel and I congratulated ourselves as we headed off to the car just as the cloud I’d been longing all morning for finally rolled in!  

Shot on location at Tynemouth Lido, Longsands Beach, Tyne & Wear

Stylist: Laurel Outterside

Models: Arjun and Brandon from Tyne Teen Models

Photographer: Clare Bowes Photo


Read the Autumn issue of Slick Mummy Magazine

Eager beavers who can’t wait til they get the print copy can read the online version of the Autumn issue of Slick Mummy Magazine now.

Featuring: Carol Decker, Nadiya Hussain, DJ Jon Carter, Carol Smillie and much more…

Columnists: Clare Heal, Caitlin Hayward, Matt Rowntree, Becky Mantin, Janey Holliday and Wild Hendry.

Fashion Story: shot by Clare Bowes

Front cover: shot by Rich Hendry on location at Danesfield House, styled by Kara Kyne

If you like it, please do share the link: Slick Mummy Autumn issue

Look out for print copies in child friendly cafes, boutiques, spas, hotels and playcentres nationwide.

Beautiful Family Portraits

If the classic mugshot (or white fluffy rug shot) achieved by your child’s school photographer doesn’t make enough of a statement for the bedroom wall (or the annual family Christmas card) it might be time to call in the uber-professionals.

image: Rachel Simoneau

Not content with simply waving a teddy and snapping your offspring, London based photographic studio Mud & Glitter offer a consultation with their Creative Director, plus hair and make up – not to mention they have Erin Petson as artist-in-residence to create beautiful backdrops (Erin’s past clients include Victoria Beckham and Stella McCartney to name but two).

images: Clare Bowes
images: Clare Bowes

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Stylish Northerners might like to check out Clare Bowes Photo, who produced over 150 celebrity photoshoots in her role at Heat Magazine before relocating to Gosforth. Preferring ‘child-led’ shoots, she creates enchanting portraits that let one’s child’s character shine.

Or if you simply want a few tips on taking more engaging snaps yourself, iPhonePhotographyschool suggests using ‘burst mode’ to capture action shots…