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Suffolk Fashion shoot at our luxury holiday cottages

I was so pleased when Emma Powell of bespoke Suffolk clothing label Thea Lily Loves asked if she could come and have a shoot for some of her amazing clothes using my luxury holiday cottages. She wanted a quintessentially Suffolk countryside feel and thought that Woodfarm House & Barns was just the place.

Suffolk photo shoot

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Emma and her photographer Wendy Hodgson of WHAT Associates came along beforehand to ‘scope’ us out for suitability and they were delighted. This was just ahead of our Pop Up Restaurant event, which Emma was attending, so after the shoot she was becoming a regular!

Thea Lily Loves clothing photo shoot at our Suffolk Holiday cottages

Our holiday cottages prove to be the perfect backdrop

Fashion shoot with Thea Lily Loves at our Suffolk Holiday cottages

Thea Lily Loves is all about Emma’s love of colour, fabrics and clothes! The first thing to admit is that a) I’m a bloke and b) I usually wear dark colours so this makes me anything but an expert, however I found Emma’s work incredibly striking. What she loved about our holiday cottages as a location was the contrast of using the custard yellow of Woodfarm House as a backdrop, as well as the black weatherboarding of our barns as a complete contrast. Combine this with all the greenery we have here and the open fields surrounding us, I could see how all this could come together to create a winning recipe. All Emma needed then was a photographer with a genuine creative eye. Enter Wendy!

Clothing photo's with Thea Lily Loves at our Suffolk Holiday cottages

So one gloriously sunny Saturday morning in March 2015, the ladies arrive and their models Ruby, Annabelle and Hannah, along with more props than a Harry Potter film set and start setting up. They also had some amazing huge balloons from Suffolk Marquees to really add some extra textures.

Clothing photography with Thea Lily Loves at our Suffolk Holiday cottages

As you see from all the photos, the clothes are very colourful and I do think that our holiday cottages made a fitting setting for that Suffolk feel Emma was after. I love working with local businesses as any reader of my blog posts will know; whether it’s Suffolk food baskets, and Suffolk drinks producers, I feel it’s vital that local businesses support each other and the day with Emma and Wendy really enhanced the way that small independent businesses can gel.

Clothing shoot with Thea Lily Loves at our Suffolk Holiday cottages

Emma does most of her business through her Facebook page so please get in touch with her if you would like to discuss her merchandise.

All photos courtesy of WHAT Associates

Reasons to Stay at Woodfarm, Suffolk

We happen to think what we have on offer is pretty bloomin' good. However, we thought you might like a bunch of reasons to stay, other than we think you should!

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Brilliant beaches! Suffolk has an incredible Heritage Coast, with great beaches, all in easy reach of us.

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Dogs stay FREE, and we don't just tolerate them, we welcome them! We've built our reputation on this, and we're proud of it!

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Pawesome, fully-enclosed two acre Pooch Paddock for your Dogs to go bonkers and make new friends in.

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Free Doggy treats, Dog bowls, and Dog towels. Our furry friends even get Woodfarm branded poop bag holders!

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Visit England Gold Awards coming out of our ears, as well as their coveted ROSE Award for Service Excellence.

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Well in excess of 1,000 Five Star Tripadvisor, Facebook & Google Reviews. Over 25% of our guests come back!

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Private Hot tubs with seven of our eight Barns and Cottages. The ultimate in relaxation, just because you're worth it.

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Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Yes, plural. Two AONB's on our doorstep! Suffolk Coast & Heaths, and Dedham Vale.

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Stunning river walks directly from your gangplank on either Barge! Wildlife and breathtaking scenery in abundance.

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