Brief is life but love is long

That quote, by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, was spotted on the table settings of Bethany and Michael’s wedding in September 2017. Bethany is my best friend’s sister, and I couldn’t have asked for a lovelier couple to work with as I captured my first full wedding. From getting ready to the ceremony to the first dance, this wedding was full of love. You’ll see what I mean when you scroll down and see the way he looks at her (oh, my heart…). Enjoy!



All photos copyright Alannah Lucy Messett. Do not repost without permission.


Waiting for summer: Barcelona on film

I fell in love with Barcelona two summers ago so I jumped at the chance to visit again in July. This time, we stayed in an airbnb apartment in a lovely residential area which was a twenty minute walk from Sagrada Familia. Our time was spent wandering the side streets of La Rambla and sipping sangria. I will never tire of Barcelona – it’s the perfect blend of city break and beach holiday.

We hired a boat in Parc de la Ciutadella, explored Park Güell and drank cocktails in the sun. I can’t wait for this summer already!

All photos were taken with Kodak Portra 400.


Summer Daze

I can’t believe it’s been quite so long since I last posted. My third year at university was just a whirlwind of library sessions and savouring my last few months in Nottingham. I had an amazing summer, graduating from university and spending time with my friends. I’ve been finishing projects that I started so long ago, including scrapbooks of the past few years. Starting my digital marketing internship in early September meant that the last few weeks have gone by so quickly, but I’ve finally managed to sit down and update my blog and I’m determined to catch up on posts – I can’t believe it’s been nearly a year since my last one?!

I wanted to share some of my favourite 35mm snaps, documenting my life with my amazing friends over spring/summer. These were all taken with Kodak Portra 400. Look out for more summer catch up posts over the next few weeks.

Great Yarmouth with Sheng back in April: the caterpillar rollercoaster, fish and chips and ice cream on the beach.


Hitchin Lavender Fields with Meg: the sweetest day in the sun spent picking lavender and eating cake:


Boat daze: thank goodness for the sun, the radio and friends with boats.


A weekend in drizzly but lovely Wales visiting my great aunt and uncle.




After finally receiving my certificates for my distinction in my Art Foundation course, (yay!) I realised it was the perfect opportunity to get back on the blogging scene, after being so busy with my final project, in which I focused on photography.

My main focus for my photography has always been fashion, and my final project was no exception. I wanted to do something unique after visiting Tim Walker’s exhibition at Somerset House. His ethereal fashion scenes inspired me to use a back story to influence my shoot. After hours of pinterest-searching and googling for inspiration, I decided to create a shoot and editorial video based on the character of Pandora, from the Greek myth of Pandora’s Box.

Pandora is described as beautiful but deadly as well as powerful, full of guile yet with a playful innocence to disguise her faults. I tried to show this through the fashion and locations – please let me know what you guys think?!

Accompanying the photographs was a fashion editorial video – I’ll hopefully be loading that soon!


Model: Jasmine Clark

Photographer: Alannah Lucy Messett

summer fashion

Here are some shots from my A Level work, a few years ago. I was just introducing myself to fashion photography and was concentrating on the summery colours and lighting.

It was shot in Cambridge Botanic Gardens, one of the most beautiful places in the world (I may be biased here, Cambridge being my hometown). Jasmine, my good friend, was kind enough to model for me and is now my favourite person to shoot!