I don’t know about you but I bet you are much like me & have boxes & boxes of printed photographs & now folder after folder on your computer of digital images marking every important event in your life & plenty just reflecting on day to day life; weddings, christenings, birthday parties, football matches, picnics, visits to the zoo or the fun fair, afternoons in the garden … ?
When it came to capturing the essence of Tipple Tails on camera, I was very lucky that my lovely & very talented friend Jill, together with her friend Julia were embarking on their own journey into the world of photography.
Jill & I have been friends for many, many years, Jill having trodden the path of my journey through life with me very close by for a good bit of that time. I have always been a huge admirer of Jill’s style & her eye for beautiful things so it was a great delight to be able to work with her on my new project.
Jill & Julia are Todd & Moore Photography – photography is their joy:
“Life really is short and always changing & we don’t want to miss a minute. So it’s important to us that we record it in the most candid, real & beautiful way we can”.
So on a chilly day in December, we turned Wadsley Hall Farm into a photo shoot set & Jill & Julia created a Winter Collection of Tipple Tails photographs, with the help of my daughter Sarah as a model, & borrowing the charming woodland china from another talented lady I have met Lianne Mellor at Mellorware.
Julia also took lots of pictures of the Tipple Tails cakes being made & packaged & some of those images now feature on the website.
More recently, during a Sheffield Netwalk, I made a new friend, photographer John Anderson, who, like Jill & Julia, specialises in capturing special moments. John is keen to explore the food photography genre so we made arrangements for him to visit the Tipple Tails headquarters at Wadsley Hall Farm. On the day in question, the weather wasn’t that great, & we had already spoken about creating a portfolio of pictures for Tipple Tails at different times of the year, so John took some cakes with him & on a sunny day created the Tipple Tails Summer Collection.
Both collections evoke my philosophy for enjoying the simple things in life; cosying up by the fire in winter, picnicking in the summer, sharing really good food with friends – every picture tells a story!