A few weeks ago saw me head down to London for a photo shoot with celebrity photographer Joseph Sinclair.

I have some exciting collabs and speaking engagements scheduled over the coming months so was in need of some new shots for PR materials and both of my blogs, so this was the perfect time to shoot.

…Joseph’s client list reads like a who’s who of the A-list elite having shot Danielle Radcliffe, Will.i.am, Sir Ian McKellen, Alexa Chung and Tom Jones (to name just a few)…

A self-taught artist, Joseph Sinclair’s specialises in portraiture (he shoots a lot of magazine covers) and has a distinct signature style clearly influenced by Hollywood icons and American pop culture.

Joseph was such a pleasure to work with and made me feel completely at ease throughout. We played my favourite 90’s R’n’ B tunes during the shoot, and I felt relaxed and confident in front of the camera thanks to his encouragement.

Incredibly sweet, Joseph even said I looked like Kelly Brook, whom he’s also photographed.

I’m always so flattered when I’m told I look like Kelly (the modelling agency I used to be with said the same) or Olivia Palermo, whom one of my closest friends, the Casting Director Nicci Topping always tells me I remind her of. I’ll take both of those thank you very much and will remember it when I’m having a bit of I look rubbish in everything kind of day!

…Normally, I do my own make up for photo shoots, but for this one, the renowned make up artist Lauren Baker who has worked with Cara Delevigne, Lily Cole and Gillian Anderson amongst others, got me ‘camera ready’.

My face was definitely in good hands that’s for sure and Lauren is one cool lady, we had a lot in common from motherhood to careers in the media industry, and chatted and laughed our way through the day.

I absolutely love Lauren’s make up for me too.

Using a natural base, she focussed on making my eyes the stand out feature, using a luscious blend of gold and metallic shades and lash extensions for some extra ‘va va voom’!

I had had my hair styled by the amazing Nina a few days earlier and opted for Hollywood-esque waves for the shoot with Lauren tonging sections to add definition, along with serum for shine.

Here’s a quick shot on my phone that I snapped pre-shoot – what do you think?

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And here are the professional shots by Joseph.

Boy’s got talent, don’t you think?!

I really do love every shot, thank you Joe!

But here’s the thing, I need to choose two main shots from the blow, one for my new profile picture for Honest Mum and another for Mummy’s Got Style, my style blog.

I’ll be using all of the shots of course in various press pieces and blog posts but I need my brand new gravatars and this is where you guys come in-please help me choose the two for my blogs, and leave a comment on which ones you like the best.

In a few days I’ll reflect on the comments and make my final choice. Your feedback is really appreciated-thanks!

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In this first shoot I’m wearing a fitted LBD c/o Baujken. Skin tight but flattering, it’s one of my favourite Little Black Dresses!

Quick change for the second shot into this stunning animal print dress c/o Great Plains and my very own bespoke pair of high heels that I designed with Upper Street.


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The third outfit change sees me wearing one of my all time favourite dresses- this sheer polka dot LBD that I picked up from H&M many seasons ago which remains one of my wardrobe staples today.

Lauren gave me red lips to ramp up the glamour factor and I’m wearing a vintage YSL gold necklace my Mum bought me in Paris years ago.

Heels are Spanish designer Mascaro.


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And for my final outfit, I wore this elegant navy frill cocktail dress c/o Jacques Vert designed by Lorcan Mullany who I was honoured to meet last year at their press show.

Mullany has created dresses for Taylor Swift and Princess Diana among others and creates flattering, elegant showstoppers like this.

I simply adore this frock.


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Such a fun high energy shoot which I feel really caught my personality on camera.

Thank you Joseph and Lauren for your sheer talent and amazing energy! xx

I captured the whole day on my vlog too which you can watch below!

You can of course, keep up with my adventures by subscribing to my You Tube channel here.

I can’t wait to read your comments,




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149 Responses

  1. Mrs L

    All totally gorgeous shots. I think 3, 4 and 17 are the stand outs for me.
    Looks like you had a fantastic day with some
    Incredible people

    • Honest Mum

      Thanks darling, a fab day and I chose some more after the shoot and now opting for one of those for a while! Joseph is an incredible photographer x

  2. brummymummyof2

    Ah I LOVE the ones where you look like you are really laughing! They are my favourite and remind me most of you lovely. Like 17. Looking forward to seeing you at Mumsnet! And Happy Birthday for tomorrow! xxx

  3. Nikki Frank-Hamilton

    Holy cow, how are we supposed to choose? They are all fabulous! #16 is my absolute favorite, blow it up and frame it, so cool! But for the blog I love numbers 1, 3, 6, 10 and 15. It also depends on if you are cropping etc. They are all fantastic, you can’t go wrong!! xx

    • Honest Mum

      Oh thanks lovely, everyone seems to like different shots although so far 17 is a winner. I might need to crop too to fit the gravatar size requirements. Thanks for your help lovely, must print some xx

  4. Mirka @kahanka

    Looooove the photos and you! You know my favourite is the shot of you in the navy dress! Just stunning! Good luck wth your new campaigns, cannot wait to hear more! Shame I could not make it to your bday celebration today, so happy to be your friend. Going out with hubby, so will raise a glass to you xxxxxxxx

  5. Gerri Tennant

    They are all gorgeous but I particularly like 3,6and 7 and I love the pre shoot selfie.

  6. Michelle Reeves (The Joy Chaser)

    WOW, WOW, WOW!!! Darling you look absolutely a million dollars and I LOVE them all! 2 6 and 17 are prob my favourites, he’s caught you mid-infectious smile in one of them and I love the ‘grab’ of it. And I agree with Katie you need to print and frame the lot of them. Just stunning xx

  7. Al Ferguson

    You must be really pleased.I know better than to get in to this one 😉 At a push i’d say the plain black dress. Thanks for having us over here 🙂

  8. Jenny

    I really like number 4 for honest mum and 15 for mummy’s got style. I’m sure you’ll go with what works for you! you look lovely anyway xx

  9. Katie / Pouting In Heels

    5, 6 or 15 for MGS. 17 for HM!

    Vicki, these photos are absolutely AMAZING. As I said on FB, you look the best I’ve ever seen you in any photograph. (And that is saying something!)

    The photographer has captured you perfectly. You must, must, MUST get these all printed and framed. You look totally beautiful. x

    P.S And I want his email 😉 x

    • Honest Mum

      He’s amazing isn’t he, linked to his site on my post chick and can link you up, Joseph is one of the top photographers in the UK, he shoots all the A-listers yet is such a humble, sweet guy too, loved his energy and the shoot was so relaxed and fun. I loved working with Lauren too, such a talent. Thanks for your lovely words too, touched. My Mum was telling me I had to frame them, not sure I’ll be framing all (a house full of me would be bananas) but Peter has chosen some hehe x

  10. Mrs Tubbs

    What an experience! Must have been such fun … I can’t help you decide which picture as my computer doesn’t display the photos. This is obviously “a feature” …

    I would reserve the right to choose the one that’s your favourite. Just because it’s your blog and if we chose one you’re less keen on, it may not feel right.

    • Honest Mum

      Really, how odd the images are not showing, definitely no issues my end so maybe check your computer. Love having everyone’s feedback, really useful 🙂

  11. Adam Alexander

    5, 15 and 17 are definitely my favourite. My all time favourite is 17. Lauren Baker was absolutely superb! Very impressive that she has worked on the likes of Cara Delevigne. Now she has worked with the renowned Vicki Psarias! 🙂 you are so natural on camera and so photogenic too! Looking forward to seeing more of these in the future x

  12. Elena

    Beautiful picture! I have to say my fave ones have to be number 1 and 17. The outfits are beautiful, and of course you can’t go wrong with Spanish shoes…

  13. susan

    1,5 and 6 are my favs! but they are all super gorgeous! and your waist looks tiny!and hair FABULOUS! I love the make up too, it really suits you! gorgeous! xx

  14. John Adams

    There is nothing like working with a professional photographer is there? Anyway, pics 14 and 17 would be good for Gravatar / blog. Pic 16 should also be put to good use but sparingly as your face isn’t on full view. Great range of shots and love the idea of choosing your own music for the shoot, not something I’ve ever done. I say it every week, but thanks for hosting this brilliant linky.


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