Branding Photo Shoot with Kirstie Cartledge Photography

Can you believe Harrogate Mama is over seven years old?! I set up the blog to share what’s great about Harrogate for families. These days now my Smalls are a little older, it’s transformed into simply sharing what’s great about Harrogate…for everyone!

Branding Refresh

I toy with changing the name from Harrogate Mama to Harrogate Lucy or similar. But I know that whatever happens I will always be a Mama, and the two words together conjure up the feeling I’m aiming to achieve with the blog.

With change comes the need for blog updates and tweaks and the website is constantly evolving. I’ve been working with Harrogate’s Wonder Media on some little updates and decided to update my branding photos along the way too.

Kirstie Cartledge Photography

The delightful Kirstie Cartledge got in touch to let me know all about her new photography business. Kirstie asked whether I’d like to sit for her, to help spread the word. I was excited to oblige and it has given me the opportunity to update my photos across the site and refresh my profile pics!

It was perfect timing now my hair has finally grown long enough to form much more of a style, finally!

Kirstie is a joy to work with, she’s super relaxed and friendly and really knows how to get the best out of her subjects.

I think Kirstie has done an AMAZING job, and I’m totally thrilled with the results. Kirstie has captured me perfectly, showing my authentic self, which I prize above all else. We shot on a foggy Autumnal morning and I love the atmospheric nature of so many of the pictures!

You can contact Kirstie at [email protected] or mobile 07958 520885.

Kirtsie photographs people, places and things, she works across Harrogate and beyond.

Kirstie Cartledge Photography Discount Code

Kirstie has very generously offered 25% off all shoots when you mention Harrogate Mama on booking.

Chrys Chapman Make Up Artist

There’s also a massive THANK YOU to the ever brilliant Chrys Chapman Make Up Artist. I have worked with Chrys on a number of previous occasions and she is my absolute go-to, and number one for make up in Harrogate.

Chrys is all kinds of awesome and always does an incredible job and has the perfect combination of skills. Chrys makes me feel completely at ease whilst simultaneously creating a version of me that seems to show me at my absolute best. She’s a complete make-up magician with skills and finesse second to none!

Make Up lessons

The lovely Chrys is gifting you make up lessons! Which is fun for you and your Bestie. Simply buy one gift on and get one free.

For £100 you and a friend get to experience a one look lesson at Chrys’ pro studio, where you’ll each receive a complete set of notes with technique recap, top tips and product recommendations. Email Chrys to find out more [email protected].


There’s also a special shout out to the lovely Ampersand (&)  (on the Crown roundabout in Harrogate) for kindly letting us use their gorgeous space to shoot early on a Saturday morning. Thank you Simon, Elliot and co.

The team at The Harrogate Inn also generously allowed us to use their bar and entrance spaces to take some photos – which I think you’ll agree show the hotel in a gorgeous light!

You can find out more about Kirstie’s photography on her business Instagram page  at @kirstiecartledgephotography. Take a look across the rest of the Harrogate Mama site to see the other fantastic images for yourself.

Do you have a fave from the photos above?

This post was created in conjunction with Kirstie Cartledge Photography. It is marked as an Ad although this post was not paid for.


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