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Seaside Lights and Pineapple Cake: an excerpt from WI Kitchen Stories

Jessica February 2, 2015 at 5:01 pm Baking, Profile, Recipe No comments , , , , , , , , ,

If each WI could be described as possessing its own unique tapestry made up of myriad personalities, backgrounds, skills and interests, then WeyBay Women’s Institute in Weymouth, Dorset, sits in the realms of the technicolour dreamcoat WI. Nothing says it more than the life-size ice-cream cone that greets us one step in to the President’s […]

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Marcus Wareing

Louise January 20, 2015 at 9:39 am Baking, Celebrity No comments , , ,

Shortly before Christmas I was commissioned to photograph a ‘mini-masterchef’ with one of the TV programmes judges, Marcus Wareing. Time Out’s deputy editor Jonny Ensall was on the receiving end of Marcus’ famously sharp tongue. When presented with the Mince Pie that Jonny had slaved over, the feedback was a spluttering, yet good-natured tirade of […]

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Summer update

Jessica August 3, 2014 at 7:03 pm Baking, Profile No comments , , , , , , , , ,

Our Kitchen Stories journey is gaining pace, unveiling personal tales of life, love and adventure as experienced through the prism of a home-baked signature dish. We are hopeful that our series of portraits, interviews and recipes will make it to the shelves of a bookshop near you! With this in mind we don’t want to […]

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Chris Holmes a.k.a Mr Cake

Louise March 17, 2014 at 9:00 am Baking, Uncategorized No comments , , , , , , , , ,

I recently photographed workers hero Chris Holmes who famously ‘socked it to the man’ by icing his resignation letter on a cake. After years of monotony checking passports at Stansted airport, he started up his own cake business which grew enough to encourage him to finally resign by cake. Apparently his boss received it with […]

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Goddamnit Nigella, you get me every time…

Louise February 18, 2014 at 6:07 pm Baking, Celebrity, Recipe, Uncategorized No comments , , , , , , , , ,

So there I am, sat at my computer for hours trawling through picture edits and I decide I need a break. My strained eyes are closing from the screen abuse, and my limbs are flaccid from the lack of movement. I decide to do something physical and tidy some books away but they lead me […]

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Mary Berry

Louise February 3, 2014 at 9:28 pm Baking, Celebrity, WI Life No comments , , , , , , , ,

In this months WI Life you will find my shoot with celebrity chef and Great British Bake Off judge, Mary Berry. Since the first series of GBBO I have been an avid watcher and admirer of both judges and contestants. I couldn’t imagine anything more stressful than baking on TV, particularly as it is such […]

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