1. Week Nine on Flickr.

    Week nine of the 52 week self-portraiture project Let’s Get Creative 2014. Theme: Patterns.

    Painted patterned cupboard…grandma’s old patterned dress…why not both!? Luckily for me, Bexie took charge of my hair & make up and let me steal her rather epic glasses for this shot!

  2. Medusa - Week Seven on Flickr.

    Week 7 of my 52 week self portraiture project with the Let’s Get Creative 2014 group.

    The theme this time was monsters, so I went with Medusa.

    Many thanks to Sandy the snake for co-starring!!

  3. Forests III on Flickr.

    Another from that self portraiture blog post a few weeks back. I do love the dreamy light on winter afternoons. http://ellaruthc.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/forests.html

  4. Forests on Flickr.

    From last night’s self portraiture blog post: http://ellaruthc.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/forests.html

  5. Week Two on Flickr.

    Week two. Theme: Red.

    It took less than a week for me to remember why it is I’m not fond of shooting self portraits. Getting the focus sharp, ensuring the settings are how you like them, composing a shot nicely without really looking through the viewfinder, trying to look at least vaguely photogenic, plus (this time) shielding the camera from the lovely English rain… cor blimey. 51 weeks from now I’m hoping this will all be second-nature! From this week’s shoot I came out with a handful of serious shots, a handful of smiley shots and this slightly scratchy, very frowny out-take (wind blowing hair into eyes = grumpy face!). Nathalie & Serena told me to go for the frowny shot (scary!), so here it is. Might brave a little blog post of the rest later this week. Hope you like it :]

    P.s. If any of you still fancy hopping on board for the Let’s Get Creative 2014 project, do head on over to the facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/586277564774991/?fref=ts

  6. Red Berries on Flickr.

    New pictures on the blog tonight! An autumnal adventure with Elly Lucas in the Shropshire hills. See it here: http://ellaruthc.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/red-berries.html

  7. Katie III on Flickr.

    A portrait of Katie Eleanor. See the rest of our shoot here: http://ellaruthc.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/katie.html

  8. Sweet Pea V on Flickr.

    One last photograph from my shoot with the stunningly beautiful Eilish Murtha over the summer. We sat in my garden with a forest of sweet peas and we chattered away whilst snapping photos as the sun went down. Check out the full shoot here: http://ellaruthc.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/sweet-pea.html

  9. Lazy Sundays XV on Flickr.

    See the full shoot over on my blog! http://ellaruthc.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/lazy-sundays.html

    Make up & styling: Sarah Gray
    Model: Nicole Gabbitas

  10. Autumn evenings on Flickr.

    A self portrait from an autumnal evening last month

  11. Lazy Sundays IX on Flickr.

    A favourite of the beautiful Nicole Gabbitas from the Lazy Sundays shoot. Make up & styling is by the wonderful Sarah Gray. See the full shoot here: http://ellaruthc.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/lazy-sundays.html

  12. Lazy Sundays VIII on Flickr.

    Probably my favourite close up from the Lazy Sundays shoot. Sarah & Nicole compliment each other so beautifully! See the full shoot here: http://ellaruthc.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/lazy-sundays.html

  13. Lazy Sundays VI on Flickr.

    From my Lazy Sundays shoot which can be seen on the blog: http://ellaruthc.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/lazy-sundays.html

    Make up & styling: Sarah Gray
    Model: Nicole Gabbitas

  14. Lazy Sundays III on Flickr.

    I’m so excited to finally be sharing this shoot. It took place in a gorgeous house (which you may remember from a shoot last winter) in the Peak District. We had a model cancel on the morning of the shoot and so (after a tiny bit of begging on my part!) Sarah stepped in as model number 3 alongside the beautiful Nikki & Nicole! Go see the full shoot over on the blog: http://ellaruthc.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/lazy-sundays.html

  15. Katie on Flickr.

    Yesterday I had the joy of exploring London with the magical Katie Eleanor. Can’t wait to share more from our shoot soon!