"We're a close family. Always within punching distance" - Ada Shelby

Being a bit of a vintage girl myself, the Peaky Blinders photography day was right up my street. It was brilliantly organised by Brian Sandham at his Abbey Mill studio. He was busy throughout the session setting up lights and back drops to give all of us photographers a good variety of shots. There was a diverse group of splendid-looking actor/models turn up, so we were really spoiled for choice. I love working with actors in particular, as they know to pose for the camera and can easily get into their character roles. It was great fun and something a bit different for me. I love the results of the finished images, creating some beautiful moody portraits within the studio and some dynamic ones taken outside the old mill. A grand day out was had by all. Happy days!

Models: Lynda Easton @vintagedapperdarling, Dean Turner @vintagedapperchap, Brian McGowan (Churchill), Terry and Nicola Lynch, Paul Shelby, Ste Blackledge, Harry Mountain and Mark Reynolds.