Behind the Scenes at Avenue Lifestyle

01.09.14

Hello friends! I’ve been rather absent from this lovely space for the last couple of weeks. My apologies, but it’s been a very busy time for me shooting interiors, editing work for submission, styling beautiful editorials {ooooh that bit was fun, can’t wait to share!}, and taking on some new interior styling projects locally. Funny how the blog, which is actually responsible for bringing all of this beautiful work into my life, is the first to suffer! But today I am excited to welcome an all new month with an all new and much improved ‘About Me’ page, updated with a selection of images taken on film by Hanke Arkenbout. You might recall her name because she was the immense talent behind the gorgeous mother-daughter shoot I had late last year. Here are some of my favourite snaps from our session together at my home.

Behind the Scenes at Avenue Lifestyle // Photography by Hanke Arkenbout

Behind the Scenes at Avenue Lifestyle // Photography by Hanke Arkenbout

Behind the Scenes at Avenue Lifestyle // Photography by Hanke Arkenbout

Behind the Scenes at Avenue Lifestyle // Photography by Hanke Arkenbout

I am fortunate to be able to operate my business from the comforts of my own home. As you know, we have been renovating our house since we purchased it last November, and still have tons to do. So while we have been working on getting the studio upstairs up to scratch, I have spent the last 6 months working away at the dining room table, which has been fine as most of the time I am out and about anyway either shooting and styling interiors, or meeting with clients at their homes. The studio upstairs is now finally ready, but before I set myself up there and share my new studio space with you, I wanted to share some snaps of what things have looked like over here for the last little while, a little peek behind the scenes.

Behind the Scenes at Avenue Lifestyle // Photography by Hanke Arkenbout

Behind the Scenes at Avenue Lifestyle // Photography by Hanke Arkenbout

Behind the Scenes at Avenue Lifestyle // Photography by Hanke Arkenbout

Behind the Scenes at Avenue Lifestyle // Photography by Hanke Arkenbout

Behind the Scenes at Avenue Lifestyle // Photography by Hanke Arkenbout

Behind the Scenes at Avenue Lifestyle // Photography by Hanke Arkenbout

I just love Hanke’s style of photography and the soft rawness of her images. It was a really tough job selecting which ones to use for my profile page! While she was here, she ventured around the house and snapped a few more spaces, which I will share with you soon. In the meantime, pop on over and read the new page. A lot has evolved for me since I launched this blog early last year, and I wanted a profile page that reflected that. Onwards and upwards, right?

Have a great week,

Holly x

// Images by Hanke Arkenbout Photography

8 Responses to “Behind the Scenes at Avenue Lifestyle”

  1. Mel says:

    Holly your about me page is brilliant and a perfect reflection of you and all of the cool things you do. Well done, I bet it feels sooo good! Hanke, your photos are absolutely beautiful! Mel xx

  2. Hedda says:

    Hahaha you look gorgeous and you’ve got this modelling thing down a lot better than me! Good thing you don’t shoot on film ;). X

  3. Cecilia says:

    Lovely pics!! You look so beautiful and professional!

  4. Catherine says:

    I love these little snippets into your life. I’m curious, what did you do before? x

    • Holly says:

      Thanks Catherine! I was a journalist and editor for 5 years before I started focussing on interiors, which led to styling over time. It’s been a very organic process.

  5. Gorgeous pictures Holly! Looking forward to see the pictures of your home!

  6. Eduarda says:

    I just love your photographs. They look very natural, organic, pure and simple. Great job 🙂

    http://www.i-life-u.com

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