My Greatest Photographic Moments of 2016

Layered tunic, roll neck and paisley joggers | Not Dressed As lamb

Just over a year ago I published a round up of my favourite photographic moments of 2015, mostly as an antidote to the typical “best outfits of the year” posts fashion bloggers often publish. However I forgot to repeat the exercise for 2016… here I am, publishing it now – better late than never!

So as well as the annual bloopers and outtakes every 1st January I’m going to schedule in a “greatest photographic moments” post at the end of the year too. As always it’s an acknowledgment to Keith, my Instagram Husband, by showcasing his wonderful photography which deserves as much recognition as I get (it’s one of the reasons I thanked him so much in my UK Blog Awards win post – without his skills there would be no blog)!

I’ve grouped the photos into certain categories: Beautiful lighting, great composition, details, captured movement and stunning locations… Whilst choosing which images to include in each category it occurred to me that you might like to see a mini-series of photography tips posts about lighting, composition, etc? Lots of tips on how to compose interesting shots, the same for lighting and how best to capture and work with it, ideas for photographing details (with examples), that sort of thing…?

If so, let me know in the comments and I can get that started in a month or so when my posting schedule has opened up a little!

(You may have seen on Instagram that I published a post saying you shouldn’t be fooled by “perfect” selfies? I asked if anyone was interested in a “tips for taking a great selfie” post – it seems that everyone WAS interested, so look out for that soon… Unless I have to juggle posts it should be going out next week – sign up to my posts by email if you don’t want to miss it!)

In the meantime sit back and enjoy these beautiful shots – here’s to pretty pictures on all our blogs!


(Lead image: Original post here)


Stunning locations

Embroidery and denim: Greek-style embroidered top, wide leg jeans, red lace-up espadrilles | Broadway Tower, The Cotswolds | Not Dressed As Lamb

1. Original post

Cold weather walking in the woods walking the dog outfit Tapestry coat, deep hem skinnie jeans, grey cap and wedge desert boots | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style blog

2. Original post

Not Dressed As Lamb best photographic moments: Stone pebble beach in a floral trench Mixed patterns at the Cotswolds

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Beautiful lighting

Winser London pale pink sweater, camel wide leg trousers, black cross body bag, flat cap, grey heels | Not Dressed As Lamb

5. Original post

Sleeveless summer overalls: Red, white and blue outfit - red wedge espadrilles, white dungarees, blue slouchy bag | Not Dressed As Lamb

6. Original post

Bold orange, black and cream - Biker jacket, skull scarf, coral sweater, wide legged trousers, orange tote | Not Dressed As Lamb

7. Original post


Great composition

Fairy princess Cinderella style: Blush pink crystal covered crop top, floor length tulle skirt, pink pointed heels | Evening wear, gown, dress | Not Dressed As Lamb

8. Original post




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Not Dressed As Lamb best photographic moments - great composition: Flute-sleeved shirt with denim Cropped denim flares with window pane check and block heels

Original posts: 9. left, 10. right

Christmas party outfit sequinned palm print kimono burgundy cropped flares high neck white top bronze, gold high heels | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style

11. Original post

Layered tunic, roll neck and paisley joggers | Not Dressed As lamb

12. Original post


Details, details

SS16 Style: M&S Archive by Alexa ruffled Harry blouse | Not Dressed As Lamb

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Maison EBEL collection rose gold diamond watch | Not Dressed As Lamb

14. Original post

A smart casual look for AW16: Grid print black and white blazer, cropped flared jeans, blue fedora, peach shirt, faux croc block heeled shoes and tortoiseshell bag | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style

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Simple grey and khaki outfit accessorised with brights: Multicoloured scarf, pink satchel bag, red lace-up espadrilles | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style

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Captured movement

Easy summer dressing: Tribal-print maxi dress, wide-brimmed floppy hat | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style

17. Original post

Wedding guest outfit - Jaeger SS16 50s style peony print floral top and skirt dress | Not Dressed As Lamb

18. Original post

How to Style Sequins as Workwear: Sequinned Breton top, camel wide leg trousers, black blazer | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style

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Christmas party outfit sequinned palm print kimono burgundy cropped flares high neck white top bronze, gold high heels | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style

20. Original post




  1. 17 August 2017 / 8:11 am

    Aaaaaaah Catherine. You're such an inspiration. I LOVE looking at your photso. They really are the best in the blogosphere and I'm going to try my best to copy!!!! love Liz xxx xxxx

  2. 23 May 2017 / 2:36 pm

    Your photography is out of this world and you are the most beautiful model. I love them all so can't pick favourites xx

  3. 17 May 2017 / 10:05 am

    LOVE love love this post, Catherine! Your photography is always stunning – both you and Keith do wonderful jobs in capturing the most beautiful imagery. Although I love every single image here, I have a few favourites. The hat throwing pic is simply stunning, the picture of you wearing last year's blog awards outfit is divine and both images in the 'beautiful lighting' section took my breath away! So yes please do post some tips for us!! I'd love to learn more!
    Suzy xxx

  4. 13 May 2017 / 7:51 pm

    I was going to mention which I liked most, but it is going to be a list…. 5, 7, 8, 14, 15, 17 and 18. I think 18 is my favourite as it is so hard to do.
    Kudos to Keith.

  5. 13 May 2017 / 9:34 am

    Wonderful photographs . I always find your photography tips so helpful and would very much appreciate a post.

  6. 11 May 2017 / 6:58 pm

    Your photographs are always fabulous Catherine!
    More evidence to support your well deserved position as an award winning blogger.
    That shot of the sequins and your lips is my favourite.

    • 11 May 2017 / 10:39 pm

      Samantha that's such a lovely thing to say, thank you so much… I'll tell the Instagram husband!! x

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