October 10, 2011

Rachel Drewer Millinery fashion shoot – packed full o’pretty.

Fan-flippin’-tastic local milliner Rachel Drewer contacted me a while ago about doing a shoot in collaboration with fashion blogger and all-round-lovely Sarah Leigh Wade (check out her fashion blog, Sarah Leigh’s Style Files).  So last weekend I met with them both (and stylist/model/superfox Sophie Penn, and corking MUA Vicki Bunting) at The Grange at Northington in a state of some excitement.  I have been going to the Grange for some years, but have never been able to secure permission to shoot inside, until now.  The Grange is an amazing building owned by English Heritage (read about its history here, and see Sarah-Leigh’s blog for some fab behind-the-scenes images ), and the semi-derelict inside is just breathtaking. The Grange Park Opera were beyond kind in allowing us to have full range of its amazing facilities.  We were there for 5 hours but I could have spent the weekend there and still not got close to the amount of images I wanted to make.

Using Rachel’s Autumn/Winter headwear, plus vintage clothing from Southampton’s Hepwrights, we had the best time creating some period fusion images – I hope you like the results.

Sarah, Rachel, Sophie & Vicki (& Catherine from Hepwrights)- I had a blast doing this with such a talented crew, I can’t wait to work with you all again.  Go Team US!


Rachel – www.racheldrewer.com

Sarah – http://www.sarah-leighsstylefiles.com/
Sophie – http://thechicparade.blogspot.com/
Hepwrights – http://hepwrights.com/


Edita Lozovska

these images are breathtaking! Love the location, the millinery, the angles...

10:49 October 10, 2011

    Angela Ward-Brown

    Thank you, Edita! It was so much fun to shoot.

    10:57 October 10, 2011


Brings it all back - can't wait to plan our next adventure! x

11:30 October 10, 2011

Bev Welsh

Awesome Angie - amazing millinery - love the settings - very atmospheric - as usual you deliver unbelievably fantastic photographs - you just get better and better....

13:02 October 10, 2011

anna morgan

these are fantastic shots, really stunning.

13:18 October 10, 2011

Michelle Lambert

These look fab well done Ange love the fan ones and the last 2 the most!

13:29 October 10, 2011


oh ange! those are amazing!!!!!!!!! you've got some eye, girl! LOVE this!

14:15 October 10, 2011


GORGEOUS. Color me jealous all the way around. Holy wow.

15:02 October 10, 2011


oooh ooh only just seen this post! wow to the photos, millinery, and location!!!

18:10 October 10, 2011


These photos are glorious ~ so atmospheric. What an amazing location and what stylish attire! Love the last 3 shots so very much...wow.

18:52 October 10, 2011

Mandy Dickinson

such a talent! Totally beautiful.

20:40 October 10, 2011

Bex Bennett

Just so good!!!

16:36 October 16, 2011

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