Restoration, Restoration, Restoration!
There once was a girl called Charlotte
Who wore a dress of Scarlett
This girl could bake
The World’s best cake
That soon she’ll be a Starlet!
“We’re gonna take over the World one day” We giggled as I fixed lights and Charlotte fixed her apron. It was a Wednesday afternoon, Take That Live was on the Telly and Restoration was getting Rockabetty’d.
I’d first met Charlotte almost 2 years ago when She booked the barely 3 month old Rockabetty Studios to take photos for her company; Restoration Cake. We were both equally nervous though neither knew, but it was a lovely day, giggles and cakes all round, and I left feeling cheerful and happy to have had such a lovely first client.
Charlotte was a like minded business lady, trying to juggle a day job along with starting her cake business in evenings and weekends. It was something I could relate to and I too was just starting Rockabetty and was unsure of how far it was going to go. Charlotte knew what she wanted from her images, mostly posing with her gorgeous cupcakes that don’t just look great, but taste amazing!
Restoration Cake is a beautifully developed business by Charlotte, making gorgeous works of art for wedding and events. As she writes on her website “We believe in beauty, love, and delicious cakes” and by god are they. Taking home a boxful of treats on the very first photo shoot, I sat with my parents, a bottle of Champagne and a red velvet cupcake each, and cheered to the first shoot of Rockabetty Studios. I’m telling you – without those cakes, it just wouldn’t have been the same.
Around a year later I got an email from Charlotte asking for help. Of course I said yes! A chance to work with Charlotte and Restoration Cake again was exactly what I needed. Having a bad year of loosing friends in the vintage industry, and loosing a lot of confidence in Rockabetty and myself as a Photography, it was an immediate confidence boost that my first client wanted more photos!
Three shoots later, each for Charlotte’s feature in Vintage Life, it has been brilliant working with Restoration Cake again, and having seen Charlotte’s business grow over the last 2 years has given me huge confidence for my future with Rockabetty.
Here’s to many more photos and cakes to come!
If you want to sample Charlotte’s cakes, catch her at the numerous events she attends in and around London. Alternatively, get yourself a cake booked in. I can guarantee you will not be disappointed!
And follow Charlotte on Twitter for her latest escapades.
And don’t forget to follow Rockabetty!