It’s always nice to see your work in print and my lovely summery images for Bottle Green Cordial have made it into this weeks Hello magazine. This was one of my first lockdown photoshoots shot from my North London home studio.
As an ex-stylist I was able to keep the team to a minimum (just me on the day!) by sourcing all the props myself – I have a real passion for glassware so it was torturous to whittle my extensive wish list down to the 4 glasses I actually needed.
Backdrops and surfaces were kept light and bright with sunny yellows and sky blues adding to the summery theme. Pritesh Mody (you’ve probably seen him creating his wonderful cocktails on Sunday Brunch on Channel 4) created the recipes exclusively for Bottle Green and shipped them over to me in ready to pour bottles.
Although I wouldn’t say I was an accomplished cook – far from it, I do love playing around with garnishes. Inspired by the many cocktail bars I have supped in (in our former life Before Covid) I had a great time playing around with berries, pea pods and the most beautiful leafy lemons sourced from the fabulous Middle Lane Market N8.
After the shoot I was able to have a tipple of each and they were so delicious. My favourite was the Garden Gimlet, so fresh and lemony, although I would happily have drunk any of them.
Thanks to Pritesh for the photo of the Hello magazine feature.