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NEW XL portrait, studio and newborn photography backdrops or floordrops
September 27, 2022

NEW XL portrait, studio and newborn photography backdrops or floordrops

NEW backdrops and floordrops in XL size

You can now get all of our backdrop designs on the same 60% recycled vinyl material in XL size - a whopping 100 x 150 cm!

Choose from the same range, printed at the same quality on our unique, extra-thick and smooth matte vinyl - which as you will know if you've shot with it before, holds a lovely flat shape or curve helping you avoid tonnes of editing.

Our XL backdrops are perfect for cake smashes, larger table-scapes, newborn photography, adhoc portraits (just tape them to a wall) and for using as floordrops.

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Tarte tatin with rosemary vanilla ice cream - recipe
August 30, 2022

Tarte tatin with rosemary vanilla ice cream - recipe

My mum grows the most beautiful organic apples and my kids love that caramel sweetness so tarte tatin is an easy, go-to recipe for our household each late summer.

I wanted to shoot some rustic food with a freshly-picked, home-grown 'garden shed' vibe on our new 'Jack' backdrop so this recipe offered the perfect opportunity to style and enjoy these leafy homegrown apples.

I've given the ice cream a slightly grown up twist by infusing the cream with rosemary before making into ice cream - it balances the sweet caramel, as does tossing your quartered apples in lemon juice before assembling them in your oven dish.

I hope you enjoy this sweet, sticky, creamy mess!

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Investing in handcrafted backdrops - when is the right time to get the most value?
July 07, 2022

Investing in handcrafted backdrops - when is the right time to get the most value?

When is the best time to invest in unique, hand-painted and textured photography backdrops?

Our production space is full of hand-painted photography backdrops today so I had a little look at who's ordering them and what kind of trends we're seeing and I have a few insights that might be helpful for you if you're considering commissioning a painted backdrop too.

We have a guide on the different materials and types of backdrops we offer here but if you're already eyeing up a custom-made backdrop - either on solid board or canvas - this article could help you decide when the best time is to invest.

I've had a little nosy at our repeat customers socials and websites and spotted a few recurring themes around when they start ordering hand-painted surfaces in addition to paper and vinyl backdrops.

Here's what I've noticed...

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