A little Autumn magic with Bonpoint

I have been really missing outdoor photography. There is so much less daylight here now, and with the children back at school and nursery the opportunities are few to get out there and explore. In fact the last few months have just vanished. It still feels like the Summer holidays only just ended, not that Christmas is around the corner. Autumn has been kind though, a little late to arrive but filled with warm sunny days, and now finally the world is an explosion of colour as the leaves turn and fall. Many a time I have looked through the window and seen the perfect golden hour light, or woken up to a foggy morning, and yet I haven’t quite managed to get out there and capture these things.

I’ve had the perfect excuse sitting here for weeks as well – several glossy bags filled with delights from the Bonpoint FW16 range waiting to be photographed. You may remember I worked with Bonpoint earlier this year (here), attending their SS17 fashion show held at the flagship store in Paris. I really fell in love with the brand whilst in Paris that warm, sunny day. Whimsical, fun and fresh – their clothing seems to capture and preserve that childhood innocence. They have also been a fabulous brand to work for, friendly and generous, and receiving clothing for all three of us from this collection was really the cherry on top.

bonpoint FW17

bonpoint FW17

bonpoint FW17

So with a head full of ideas, and clothing as photogenic as you could ever wish for, I have been really excited about this shoot! I held off a little as I really wanted to do it with the leaves, and then time ran away with me. The boys have been desperate to wear their new clothes, but I’m always nervous to allow them until things have been photographed! Finally whilst up in Yorkshire over the school holidays, my Mum was told of a nice spot in some woodland by her friend, so off we went armed with my camera and tripod, and dressed head to toe in the Bonpoint FW17 collection.

We found a little piece of magic in the woods that day, the sunshine streaming through the trees, the beech leaves floating down, a gentle stream and even a few red spotted toadstools. My Mum played hide and seek with the boys behind the scenes, and we dished out the little cherry flavoured Bonpoint candies that had arrived with the clothes. We even got a little lost and missed the path on the way back, scrabbling through prickly holly bushes and ditches, and laughing about what we were doing in such beautiful clothes!

Bonpoint FW17

Bonpoint FW17

Bonpoint FW17

Bonpoint FW17

Bonpoint FW17

Bonpoint FW17

That’s the beauty of the Bonpoint clothes, the quality is durable the styles are appropriate for the children to live and play in comfortably. Their personal favourites are their trainers, the soft cashmere scarves (they’ve always been massive scarf fans!) and my coat, which they are obsessed with stroking and cuddling. My personal favourites are also my coat (I adore it!!) and their jeans which fit them perfectly, and those little cashmere jumpers. I can tell you feeling those little soft bodies wrapped in the softest cashmere is one heck of a treat for a Mummy :). Cuddles all round!

Going out and taking these photos really reminded me why I love photography so much. Working with the light, thinking quickly to get in position, I can get completely lost in that moment. Best of all though is seeing the children running around in the fresh air, enjoying the sunshine and the surroundings. Enthused by this shoot I finally grasped my chance at a foggy morning and took the boys to our local park on the last day of the school holidays. It was surprisingly mild and the leaves were at their best, and I got a few more shots I love to add to this collection.

Bonpoint FW17


Bonpoint FW17

Bonpoint FW17

I imagine their will be many more occasions to come when we will wear our Bonpoint and head out with the camera! Now if the kids could just not grow any more… I however am lucky and my coat will fit forever 🙂

This post was kindly sponsored by Bonpoint, the boys’ outfits are from the FW17 collection which you can see here, and mine from the Yams collection here.

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  • Reply Jules November 5, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    I think this may be my favourite of your shoots with your boys yet! These photos are magic!! So so beautiful – you are so gifted Hannah. Love the ones with you in too – and their outfits!!! Oscar’s coat – Max’s jumper, total smarty pants’s 🙂 xx

    • Reply Hannah Argyle November 6, 2016 at 7:56 am

      Ah thank you so much Jules, I’ve been really nervous as to whether these photos are good enough, so that is really lovely to hear! The clothes are really gorgeous aren’t they! Proper little smarty-pants 🙂 xxx

  • Reply Ella Maxim November 6, 2016 at 8:12 am

    Beautiful shoot! What an amazing atmosphere!

    • Reply Hannah Argyle November 7, 2016 at 2:44 pm

      Thank you so much Ella! We were so lucky that the sun showed up for a short time, it really brought the magic! xx

  • Reply Jessica November 6, 2016 at 8:22 am

    What lovely photographs and a touching “behind-the-scenes” account!

    • Reply Hannah Argyle November 7, 2016 at 2:43 pm

      Thank you so much for popping by Jessica 🙂 xx

  • Reply Sally November 6, 2016 at 8:59 am

    These pictures are stunning and that light!! What a breathtaking and enchanted place you found to take the photos! Also the more I see of Bonpoint clothes the more I love them, they look like such a beautiful brand for mother and child and their show back in Spring looked incredible too. Lovely post xxx

    • Reply Hannah Argyle November 7, 2016 at 2:43 pm

      Thanks so much Sally, they have been really lovely to work with and their clothes are quite special! Thanks for reading xxx

  • Reply Michelle November 6, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    All just so gorgeous Hannah and what a special treat to have your Mum there with you on this shoot. The clothes look beautiful! 💛💛

    • Reply Hannah Argyle November 7, 2016 at 2:42 pm

      Thank you so much Michelle, it was wonderful to have my Mum along! She is the best at making the boys laugh and they had so much fun with her 🙂 xx

  • Reply Della November 6, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    What a beautiful day you had. Love reading your blogs hannah, they are so honest and warm. Beautiful photos xxx

    • Reply Hannah Argyle November 7, 2016 at 2:40 pm

      Thank you Della, that’s such a lovely thing to say 🙂 xxx

  • Reply Kim November 7, 2016 at 4:01 am

    Oh goodness, this is beauty all around! What lovely memories you’ve captured! And I simply must acquire that coat for myself- it looks so smashing. Xox

    • Reply Hannah Argyle November 7, 2016 at 2:40 pm

      Aw thanks Kim, I really appreciate it! The coat is a bit of a dream isn’t it 🙂 I feel very lucky! xx

  • Reply Jinny November 7, 2016 at 9:23 am

    Absolutely stunning photos Hannah! I this time of year when the mornings are nice and misty! It feels a lot cooler already and I’m hoping there will be snow this year (more than the 5mm we got in London last year)!

    • Reply Hannah Argyle November 7, 2016 at 2:39 pm

      Thanks so much Jinny! The light is incredible at the moment isn’t it, and so fleeting! watch it come and go through the window and I don’t have time to get out there! Glad I managed to catch it this time. Fingers crossed with the snow, maybe you need to travel out to the countryside to get more! xx

  • Reply Kim Young November 7, 2016 at 11:08 am

    Beautiful photographs & clothes Hannah – the setting & the light are truly magical! Well done xx

    • Reply Hannah Argyle November 7, 2016 at 2:38 pm

      Thank you so much Kim, this is really how I was hoping these pictures would turn out 🙂 I’m really glad you like them xx

  • Reply Diana November 7, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    Gorgeous pictures, beautiful clothes, lovely children – a good job the muddy dogs were left at home so they couldn’t spoil things!

    • Reply Hannah Argyle November 10, 2016 at 10:33 am

      Thank you 🙂 It’s more fun doing photo shoots with you along! And yes very good job about the dogs, although they would really love that stream! next time xx

  • Reply Victoria Masterman November 7, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    Oh what beautiful clothes Hannah and gorgeous scenes! You all look wonderful x

    • Reply Hannah Argyle November 10, 2016 at 10:34 am

      Ah thank you Victoria, I really enjoyed this one 🙂 xx

  • Reply Ann November 8, 2016 at 9:17 am

    Hannah, the photos are beautiful. So evocative. Clever girl!
    I am pleased that your boys have experienced these woods. And looking so stylish and happy!

    • Reply Hannah Argyle November 10, 2016 at 10:36 am

      Thank you so much Ann, such a beautiful spot, thank you for the tip! So lucky the sun peeked out for us 🙂 xx

  • Reply Tal November 8, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    Dearest Hannah,

    I chanced upon on of your photos on the Explore page on Instagram and I was so captivated by your images. They are what I’ve always wanted my images to be like. I came by your blog and I just want to thank you for posting all these words on your blog — everything you write is so beautiful to read. I enjoyed just scrolling through your blog entries and reading them. It almost feels like I am feeling how you must have been at that moment, in that place, as you were taking that particular photo on your camera!

    I am a DSLR newbie. My husband owns a SONY NEX5, and I borrow his from time to time but have always struggled with the Manual mode. I gave up many times and returned to the automatic mode. Reading all your technical jargons make me so want to understand all of them but yet they seem so tough! You have inspired me greatly though, and I really want to give it another go. I also want to try out Lightroom. Looking forward to finding my style of shots and creating memories for my family too.

    You are amazing and I love all your shots so much, especially those of your beautiful boys. Big love and blessings to you and your family. 🙂

    • Reply Hannah Argyle November 10, 2016 at 10:40 am

      Hi, thank you so much for popping by, I can honestly say your comment has completely made my week! Such a kind and lovely thing to say, so thank you 🙂
      I would honestly advise finding someone who can give you an hour or two tuition, I found it much easier to be shown in person by someone who can explain things clearly. The same with Lightroom, if someone can show you how to import and export and manage the basics, you can build on your knowledge from there! Youtube and photography blogs are also very helpful. Good luck, it’s such a fun journey to be on!
      Hannah xx

      • Reply Tal November 12, 2016 at 12:29 pm

        That sounds like superb advice. Thanks for taking time to reply. I will try it out and here’s wishing your family a wonderful holiday season ahead!

        • Reply Hannah Argyle November 14, 2016 at 9:16 am

          Thank you so much and the same to you! Do let me know how you get on! x

  • Reply Elizabeth November 9, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    These photos are beautiful Hannah, a wonderful collection. All the clothes look lovely I can imagine how cosy they are. x

    • Reply Hannah Argyle November 10, 2016 at 10:40 am

      Thank you so much Elizabeth, I really enjoyed this shoot! xx

  • Reply Lauren November 13, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    HANNAHHHHHHHH!!!!!! Seriously!!! What will you do with all these stunning images of you and the boys?! They look gorgeous and I love that you’re in them too!! Now I really really REALLY need those cashmere scarves for the boys…… adore xxx

    • Reply Hannah Argyle November 14, 2016 at 9:17 am

      Ah Lauren thank you!!! Your comment put a big smile on my face 🙂 and yes to little boys in cashmere, nothing quite like it 🙂 xxx

  • Reply Claire - This Little House November 14, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    Oh these images were well worth the weight. Just beautiful! The clothes look so effortlessly stylish. Ahhh and yes I missing all the daylight hours too, all too soon the light is gone! Xx

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