An autumn picnic photoshooting

I love everything about autumn; the colour change of the leaves, apple pies, Barbour jackets, hot chocolates and puppy cuddles – it’s simply the most colourful and heart warming time of the year! Preparing us for what it is to come, wonderful Christmas, and the not-so-wonderful cold months ahead of us, I believe autumn is nature’s gift to humans. For as long as the days are still bright I try to go out of the house daily let that be for a dog walk with Cruz or a hike up in Bennachie, or even better, a picnic with a friend! This time, I went for an autumn picnic photoshooting with Jules and Kendall! The idea to have an outdoors picnic with Jules came around almost a month ago and Kendall who is an Aberdeen photographer at Simply Green Photography, very kindly offered to take a few shots of us, so we all three ended up having a girly, fun morning at Hazlehead Park with tea, donuts and a flying Jack Russell, that is Cruz. Autumn picnic photoshooting

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wearing: Ecru knit sweater– c/o NEXT, tartan scarf– c/o Barbour, boots– c/o EMU Australia, crossbody Dinky bag– c/o Coach, shirt- Boden, jeans-Topshop

Saturday morning we went to the park with our picnic baskets and rugs. Jules brought some muffins that she baked the previous night and a few pumpkins for decoration, and I brought some donuts, my favourite enamel mugs and Cruz, because is there anywhere I go without him?

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I cannot emphasise how important it is when hiring a photographer to feel at ease. There’s nothing I hate more than staged photoshootings and Kendall most certainly has mastered the art of making you feel comfortable in her presence to the point that we didn’t even feel she was there!

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Jules and I talked about our Blogs, future travels and Christmas plans (is it too early to bring the C word up?). We’d occasionally stop chatting to take a bite of the donuts, sip Earl Grey tea and play with Cruz who found this autumn picnic photoshooting rather amusing as he didn’t stop charging about and down and all around us. Autumn picnic photoshooting

As it was a crispy, chilly morning, both Jules and I, wore our thick jumpers and countryside boots. This was the first time I was wearing these EMU Australia Dongara boots and I must say that they are one of the comfiest pair of boots I own! They are lined with fur, which makes them soft to step in and warm and they remind me of a pair of boots I had when I was a teenager, so I have this nostalgic feeling everytime I wear them! Autumn picnic photoshooting

We ended up chatting and laughing whilst Kendall was doing her brilliant job. She took more than 60 images that I am going to share in my future posts – I have a special post coming up for you guys featuring Jules, talking a bit more about our friendship and blogging, so I am extremely happy to have this stock photography that Kendall very kindly offered us! For someone like me who is trying to do the photography all by herself with her tripod and remote control, having a local photographer like Kendall is a blessing from the skies.  Autumn picnic photoshooting

Now, tell me have you ever had a professional photoshooting? How did it feel?



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  • Gillian
    October 26, 2018

    What a cute idea! It looks like you had so much fun all together. Stunning images too!

  • Marina
    October 26, 2018

    I saw it last night in your Instagram Stories and rushed this morning to have a look, what a gorgeous photoshooting. I am so jealous of all the things you do, haha. Happy Friday!xx

  • Nina Faulkner
    October 26, 2018

    What a beautiful picnic! These donuts, mouth-watering!


    • Anastasia
      October 26, 2018

      Thank you Nina, it was a lovely picnic! x

  • Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's
    October 26, 2018

    I looove shooting in autumn light! As one of my photo friends said, every hour is golden hour when it’s autumn 😉 I’m usually behind the camera for photoshoots, but I can attest to how wonderful it is to shoot with people you know personally! It’s always so fun and natural <3

  • Joanne
    October 29, 2018

    Aw what a beautiful photoshooting!
    Congratulations to the photographer and the models 🙂

  • Kristen from Pugs & Pearls
    November 6, 2018

    What a great friend date! I’m totally with you on loving everything that fall brings. The fashion is by far the best part!
    You guys are too cute, and I know your photographer loved photographing you!

    • Anastasia
      November 19, 2018

      It was a brilliant date. Kendall is such a great photographer, she made us feel at ease instantly and we were just chatting/eating/drinking tea while she did all this brilliant work. So grateful to meet her x