She is hoping to open a studio where you can dress in period costumes and along with authentic props, have your photograph taken.
Back in the days and as it was a very serious thing to do, folk were not allowed to smile. Add to the fact that a simple photo could take up to five minutes to process, the subject or subjects had to sit as still as possible.
Old time photography is a fast growing industry and I am delighted to be part of it. It'll add another string to my bow too.
We have chosen a wonderful tartan taffeta in a super bronze/brown colour. Once fully under way, I'll report back with my progress.
To enable the gown to fit a multiple of sizes and for quickness to get in and out of the dress, the back fastening will be simple tapes.
There are to be sleeves with a lovely collar for added elegance.
With all the snow we have at the moment, a Victorian costume seems decidedly apt!