Andrea Black-Thompson arranged a photo shoot for her extended family when they visited the Island on a trip. We met on Ventnor Beach on an overcast day. The family all wore gorgeous colours which showed up vividly against the grey skies. We spent the first part of the shoot concentrating on full family and smaller group photos.
Blue Labelle is a natural skincare range started by Pascall Edwards-Labelle. Based in Ventnor, Pascall has expanded her business, getting national brand coverage and opening her own shop. The shop has the added advantage of housing her lab, meaning she can create whilst simultaneously running her commercial space.
Ventnor Carnival is the oldest of the Isle of Wights many annual parades. It is traditionally quite a raucous event and draws the biggest crowds all year. Floats from all over the Island come to circumnavigate the town. Pirates rub shoulders with Carnival Queens and the Ventnor Comic Jazz Band provides the sometimes wobbly soundtrack.