Friday, 29 July 2011

Day 5 - Still here!

Well, we've made it to Friday.  Too pooped to write much this evening, so will leave you with pictures from last night's 'Cornflake Game' for only the most flexible of women.  It involves picking a cornflake box off the floor with your teeth.  Each time the box gets cut lower and lower.  Well done to Michelle who dazzled us all with her elasticity!  

Big draw tonight for Ruby-Roux Photography facebook page, for those who have pressed the like button!  When Jack's home from MacDonalds with Grandma and Grandpa (featured below in ridiculous glasses - as am I), he will be pulling a lucky winner out of his trilby.  Free photoshoot on offer worth £100 but get over there quick and make sure to hit like.  You've probably got about 30 minutes!!!

Incidentally, I'd loved to not be the one doing all the talking, so, if there's anybody out there, please leave comments below (only nice ones though, otherwise I'll cry) x 

Thursday, 28 July 2011

It's my birthday and the sun has shone ....

The first things my eye focused on (I can only manage one eye when I first wake up) this morning was my son, sporting his his new superhero vest, into which he tucked a red polyester cape.  The red bandana he squeezed so tightly around his forehead made his hair stick out the top of his head like a pineapple.

I let out a soft groan.  "Happy Birthday" chimed Hub.  I groaned more deeply.

Presents followed.  Check out the necklace my boy got me!  He didn't choose it but instructed daddy to fetch a necklace with a love heart on it (I like love hearts)!  Bless him for noticing x

The infamous gift from Hub was presented, in a silver bag.  I held my breath.  Previous presents have ranged from coasters featuring Pit Bull Terriers, a weird wooden trinket box with fetching duck and fishing pole atop and a one night stay in St Ives which involved 14 hours in the car for 12 hours out of the car ..  Anyway, I'd requested a night in Paris, so hopes were high.  He hasn't done badly, a night at The Goodwood Hotel!!!  Not quite Paris, but looks fantastic and at least the journey shouldn't take 2 days x

Hub was then despatched to work, Son and Pooch to parents and off I skipped to something I'd been very much looking forward to.  A photoshoot I was helping Jayne Sacco of Sacco and Sacco Photography with.  Photographing all the pretty things from CocoRose's shop, in Rowlands Road, Worthing.  Check it out if you haven't been, some really fantastic vintage lovelies to be had.

I so enjoyed it.  Surrounded by sparkly things, faded hydrangeas, vintage tea sets, crystal glasswear, lace tablecloths, French linen and just about everything I love to look at.  I learnt so much from watching Jayne at work and it's always lovely to find someone who loves all the same things as you!

AAAhhhhh, it's been a good one and now have a night with the girlies to look forward to. Happy days and the sun is shining on my birthday, as it always does!

Thank you for all my lovely birthday wishes peeps.  xxx

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Summer Holidays Day 3 - AAAHHHHhhhhh!

To be fair, these photos don't really do justice to the day I've had.  It's only day 3 of the Summer Holidays but my spirit is wilting.  I don't know if it was the lemonade, 4 cookies and the donut he had for breakfast but things have not gone well.  Bedtime scheduled for 6.30pm (his and mine!)....  Here's the day in pictures, but doesn't include the footage of my precious one flying around the lightswitches xxx

1. Jack no longer participating in the 'Summer Holidays Photographic Project'(SHPP),  2.  Morning brew courtesy of hub  3.  Jack now more committed to SHPP.  4.  Morning kiss goodbye, lucky me (don't think hub fully committed to SHPP either) xx

1.  I tried to leave him up there but he got down and ran after me!  2.  Ed making friends  3.  Darth Vader hits the cornfields  4. What I thought were conkers but dad told me were sweet chestnuts (I still don't believe him!)

1. One second of peace  2.  Picking blackberries.  3.  Arrival at mum and dad's for brekkie.  4.  My old bedroom (ahhh... those were the days.  I crawled under the cover for a few minutes this morning and pulled the duvet over my head - (Jack found me though)

1.  Le Waffle  2.  Le papa  3.  Mum in stealth mode playing hide and seek.  4.  The Lovebirds 
1.  The Homestead 2.  The Pooch  3. Me and Daddykins  4.  A juggling Nanna (everyone should have one) 
1. Making Superhero outfits with fabric paints (now have red, purple and pink patio) - incidentally, guess which vest Jack did  4.  Mmmmm....doughnuts

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Day 2 of the Holidays

As the sprog has been released from school, the opportunity to photograph anything but him is going to be limited so here begins my photo diary of the holidays.  It began early, it began raining and, naturally, my son was dressed as a knight.  Not just any knight, he informed me, the 'Silver Knight!', no wait, 'The Golden Knight', stops to think for a minute, "No, the Golden, Silver, Black Knight".  Right then, I said, and off we went.  These are the things we did.  These are the peeps and things we saw.

I also learnt today, from my son, that wasps aren't really black and yellow.  They wear stripey coats of black and yellow in order to look like bumblebees.  Well I didn't know that!

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Brother and Sister Shoot!

Had brilliant day today photographing this gorgeous pair. Did a more classic black and white shoot indoors followed by a location shoot out in the cornfields!

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

The Ruby-Roux Photography Website is Here!

Check it out now funk soul brothers, my new website:!

I've designed it myself using and would love any comments / feedback on it's design and how easy / (or not) it is to use or any general comments you have.

I'll be updating the blog regularly with photography/creative stuff including inspiration, creative ideas, planning shoots, behind the scenes as well as writing a bit about family life (like I used to in