Back then it was about new love.
These days it’s about new life.
Our niece was born last week. A cousin for my children. Her arrival marked the start of a British heatwave – the hottest weekend of the year so far, when BBQs were being lit, shirts were coming off and paddling pools being filled. It meant happiness all round – a time for celebration, as this was also the weekend we celebrated my Father in Law’s 60th Birthday!
To mark the weekend of celebrations, I decided to put together a modern day photostory in the style of this 1991 Jackie Magazine!
I was in this edition of Jackie in the early 1990’s as one of their photo story characters!
I studied at Wakefield College at the time and one of the photography teachers was a regular contributor to the mag, so he used his students as models to act out a photo story, which then appeared in the magazine! I remember that I was paid the princely sum of £25 for the privilege of being featured – I was blown away, I thought I’d done it for the kudos of being in a national magazine, I didn’t think I’d get hard cash too!
Here is the story. I play ‘Lucy’ and yes, that is me in the red top with the frizzy hair and massive specs!
Did you see me? Here is a close up!
Yeah! I asked if ‘we should all go for a hamburger or something?!’ Then my ‘boyfriend’ (who is now a Breakfast Show DJ for radio station, Heart) wants to know if we all fancy ‘going down the youth club?’!!!
As I’ve worked with Panasonic products as one of their Ambassadors, I thought it’d be fun to use my Lumix G5 camera to take shots of my own photo story, and feature it on this blog! So here is a modern day photostory about our celebrations that started with the new arrival….
One day baby girl will read this blog and see her first photostory appearance! So when she does, I want her to know that we all love you little one, and both your cousins think the world of you. Welcome to the family!
I shot the photostory on my Panasonic Lumix G5 camera with a wide angle pancake lens. As a Panasonic Ambassador I have had a few free products but this camera was my own purchase! The pancake lens was second hand from a specialist camera shop in Bognor. It is a great tip to source second hand lenses as a cheaper alternative to buying new as the lenses on the Lumix G5 are interchangeable (My second hand lens was £32!) The pancake lens is more compact that what it comes with as standard.
2014 Blog Ambassador: JuggleMum is proud to be part of the 2014 Panasonic Brit Bloggers Ambassador programme #PanasonicBritBloggers. As an Ambassador I have exclusive access to try out their latest technology and report back my thoughts on this blog, as well as being able to keep you up to date with any goings on in the Panasonic world, like new product launches!