At the start of May, I had the lovely opportunity to photograph a stunning collection of alpaca shawls by the talented Araminta Campbell. Araminta is a graduate from the Manchester School of Art and holds a strong passion for handwoven textiles and embroidery. Taking influences from the Scottish landscapes, Araminta produces a range of bespoke products, from gorgeous shawls and ponchos to unique tweed designs and artwork.

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Handwoven Poncho

We had a wonderful base at Kailzie Gardens of which we were spoilt for choice for scenery! Kailzie Gardens can be found very close to the Scottish Borders town of Peebles. There are so many stunning features within the grounds of the gardens to explore, including a charming glasshouse within the impressive walled garden and many tranquil paths winding along a running burn and through the wild gardens. I loved the heavy smell of wisteria within the warmth of the glasshouse.

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Kailzie Gardens

Within the walled garden there is a fabulous canopied path created by climbers and creepers, we made it our catwalk!

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We also found a stunning view out to across the duck pond onto the rolling hills beyond.

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Alpaca Shawls

We had a wonderful selection of alpaca shawls and ponchos to photograph. Wonderful textures, careful weave patterns and pastel colours.

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Alpaca Accessories

The delicate leaves of the tall beeches provided a lovely backdrop:

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Wrap Yourself in Alpaca

If you are looking for some professional photography for your business, whether it be of textiles, knitwear, scarves or perhaps you are seeking some product photography of craft or interiors? Please do get in touch, I would love to hear from you.

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Alpaca knitwear photography

Cozy Alpaca Scarf

Please do also take a trip to Kailzie Gardens near Peebles. I thoroughly recommend going to explore the walled garden, take a trip down by the burnside walk and refuel with a tasty brew or traditional afternoon tea from the garden restaurant.