I am very excited to finally be allowed to share this with you all! When I was nine years old, the charity Dreams Come True helped me to realise my dream of meeting the group Steps. So when they asked me would I come to London with them and photograph Laura Hamilton’s baby shower at Sketch of course I said yes and was very excited!
On Friday April 10th, I travelled up to Sketch London for the shower. I was very nervous beforehand as photographing events like this are a huge responsibility and I wanted to make sure I achieved the best possible results. Although I didn’t know it at the time, there was also the possibility that high-profile outlets, such as national newspapers, magazines and celebrity blogs, would use my work.
Dreams Come True had given me an itinerary for the day and so when I arrived I couldn’t wait to get started photographing everything, starting with the decorations being put up. It was great working alongside Fake Bake, Lava Angels, Sophia Stylianou, Miranda Gore Browne and others.
The celebrities were all really nice and friendly and I got to meet some lovely people who I hope I will work with again at some point. Hayley Sparkes gave me a nice surprise when she called me at home a couple of days later to ask about the photographs, which was very nice of her.
Here is a selection of the photographs I took that day, including some which are exclusive to my blog. I really liked how they have turned out and would like to thank Dreams Come True and everyone who was at the shower.
More of a selection of photographs can be found in this gallery - http://www.joannacleevephotography.co.uk/p127790628
Dreams Come True Charity - Website link
I had a very different and lovely backdrop from a daisy wall just outside of Sketch which I used for my backdrop for some personal portfolio and blog photographs. The first photograph I'm showing in front of the daisy's is of Laura and her mum.
Laura Hamilton showing off her lovely bump in front of the daisy's and Malcom and Miranda having a laugh
Laura and Miranda having a laugh and enjoying themselves
Laura Hamilton and Hayley Sparkes having a laugh at the Fake Bake beauty area - Website link
The beautiful cake that was baked and decorated by Miranda Gore Browne - Website link
Kim Tiddy, Laura Hamilton and Laura Tobin all having a laugh
Hayley Sparkes having a manicure by Sophia Stylianou - Website link
Kim Tiddy enjoying having a massage by Lava Angels - Website link