Photoshoot Giveaway

Hey there!

You may have noticed a few lovely photographs in some of my recent posts on here and social media. They were taken by Emmylou at Chiaroscuro.

Chiascuro is prononced kee-ar-uh-SKYOOR-o and it is Italian, from chiaro (clear, light) + oscuro (obscure, dark). It relates to Emmylou’s style and her love of light and shadow.

I love her soft, dreamy and moody photography. She always makes the most of the natural light (hence the biz name) and the images she creates are all the better for it.

Emmylou is a rather brilliant photographer and stylist, based just outside of Manchester. After chatting online and then meeting in real life (IRL!) we found we had a lot in common. Weird things like both knowing of, and experiencing a weird toll bridge nearby where I used to live. Like both having done Fine Art degrees, and loads of other things too.

i love manchester t shirt blogger old shed

She captures the moment, the details, the memory. With the end result being timeless.

The other thing is that Emmylou is really easy to work with. More often than not I feel awkward in front of the camera, and that often comes across in the shots. For this shoot, I was at home, so automatically much more relaxed.  Also, because Emmylou is so chilled and chatty I almost couldn’t tell the difference as to when she was taking the photos, and when she wasn’t!

I’ve teamed up with Chiascuro to run a photoshoot giveaway. One lucky reader can win a shoot! Read on to find out more…

moody interiors photography velvet sofa

  • The winner will enjoy a three hour shoot with EmmyLou, to include multiple clothing changes.
  • The winner will receive around 30 downloadable images fully edited in Chiascuro’s beautiful style (turnaround approx 4 weeks)
  • These photographs can be portrait, fashion, interior or lifestyle, or a mixture.
  • The images may be included within the Chiaroscuro blog

To win a three hour shoot with EmmyLou, to include all the above, you need to enter using the widget below


  • The photoshoot location must be within a 30 mile radius of Manchester City Centre
  • You must be over 18
  • Images must be fully credited at all times when used on social media or websites
  • The shoot must be take place in October or November 2017

drinking coffee in the garden

If you fit all the criteria and are incredibly excited about winning this photoshoot giveaway with EmmyLou then get entering!

Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway



  1. August 25, 2017 / 8:16 pm

    I entered! Wish my luck! My parents are in Cheshire!

    • Susie
      August 25, 2017 / 8:38 pm

      Hurrah! Good luck!

  2. August 25, 2017 / 8:22 pm

    These photos are just beautiful! So natural and candid! Loveeee your living room 🙂

    Laura (

    • Susie
      August 25, 2017 / 8:38 pm

      Thanks so much Laura!

  3. August 25, 2017 / 8:26 pm

    If only I lived closer! Fab photography xx

    • Susie
      August 25, 2017 / 8:39 pm

      Ah wouldnt that be fab!

  4. August 25, 2017 / 9:04 pm

    Darn it ! I need to move in a northern direction? Fab giveaway…
    Best Ashley xxx

    • Susie
      August 25, 2017 / 9:15 pm

      Ah well you do seem to like it up here!

  5. August 26, 2017 / 11:01 am

    What a great giveaway! Love her photos of you, her style fits so well with your own! xxx

  6. rosa1eeen
    August 26, 2017 / 12:26 pm

    I entered, this would be perfect for my blog. The pictures are beautiful!

  7. August 27, 2017 / 1:59 pm

    The photos are gorgeous, very natural and warm, and I love the lighting too. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I’m going to win the giveaway. x

  8. August 28, 2017 / 11:39 pm

    Beautiful photos. What a fabulous giveaway.

  9. August 29, 2017 / 7:53 am

    Gorgeous photos of you m’dear – I love the soft, relaxed vibe! xx

  10. August 30, 2017 / 12:15 pm

    What a brilliant giveaway Sus! I’ve been loving all your gorgeous protract shots lately!

  11. September 3, 2017 / 8:59 am

    All entered! You have an amazing blog so glad I discovered it x

  12. September 3, 2017 / 9:27 am

    Got to be in it to win it. I’d love to have some photos done for myself and blog. I’ve been meaning to book a shoot with someone so this would be a great intro

  13. Mia
    September 8, 2017 / 12:05 pm

    Breathtaking photos! I really wish that I would have lived closer since I would have loved to win/hire her,