Outfits | Bonneville

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Some photoshoots are planned down to a t, and some seem to fall together at the last minute so elegantly we can’t believe our luck. This shoot with Triumph Motorcycles to celebrate the launch of their gorgeous limited edition Bonneville T214 was definitely one of the latter. Due to a severe weather warning we only had a tiny window of opportunity. We hadn’t even scouted out any locations, the light was fading fast (oh winter, you make it so hard to blog) and we were stuck in traffic on our way up to Leicester where our friend was waiting with the bike. I was prepared for the shoot to be a disaster. But then, as it sometimes inexplicably does, everything just fell into alignment.

As we arrived the clouds broke along the horizon, letting in a warm rush of beautiful orange-pink light, and just round the corner from where our friend was parked we discovered this magical little road, deserted, hidden by a thick bank of trees, and curving mysteriously into the distance under the rush of the pink sky. It seriously felt like a borrowed moment from another world. Since we only had a short timeframe to get the shots we couldn’t be too fussy about getting every camera setting and pose just so, but I kind of like that spontaneous style of shooting. It felt more creative, and reminded us why we started this blog in the first place – to experiment, to broaden our creative skills, and – most importantly – have fun.

Speaking of having fun, Callum and I got a chance to ride pillion and now are super keen on learning how to ride ourselves! There’s just something so free about being on the back of a motorbike. Yes it’s a little scary when you go so fast you start being pushed back in the seat, and yes I did have to ask my friend to take the turns slower to begin with because tilting towards oncoming traffic needed a bit of getting used to! But it was exhilarating – I love the fact that you experience the world around you as you travel. Who knows, perhaps by the end of this year Callum and I will have our own bikes too! And yes, don’t worry, I’ll make sure to swap the heels for a proper pair of motorcycle boots …

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jacket: c/o Barbour via John Lewis | leggings: c/o Marc Cain | heels: ASOS

A very big thanks to Triumph for lending us this beautiful bike to shoot with. The Bonneville T214 Limited Edition launched this year with a production run of just 1000 bikes worldwide. You can find more information on Triumph Motorcycles on their website.

Have a great week sweethearts! x

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