Sunday, 29 July 2012

Enchanting poppy fields

You may remember a couple of weeks ago I mentioned I went to another of Rosies workshops, this time a bridal one in Oxford. The location was a beautiful poppy field, and our model Tiff was even more beautiful! 

It was a great experience and I also got to have a go with a 45% tilt shift lense which was pretty awesome. I am very happy with these photos and I'm excited to photograph some actual weddings very soon!

I'd love to know what you think of them!

Friday, 27 July 2012

Paige Joanna

So a month or so ago I was browsing Megan and Steph's blogs and noticed their awesome blog banners, and after clicking through to Paige's blog I knew I wanted her to design me some kind of blog banner/website logo. I had a lot of ideas in mind, too many really, but she was very accommodating and took all my ideas into mind and sent me regular updates throughout. Being the fussy madam that I am I decided half way through that it in actual fact for a photographer all the fussy bits were unnecessary and I should keep it simple. I was a little embarrassed to tell Paige I wanted to start again and she'd gone into so much trouble to draw all the elements I wanted, so I was in a way expecting her to be a little annoyed, but in actual fact she was the complete opposite and added her suggestions and ideas on how to make it simple but still be noticeable and not boring, and I'm so so pleased with the results!

If you are after a blog banner, header, website logo or just a little illustration you should really check out Paiges work. She was really great value for money, and kept excellent communication going the whole way through from the initial idea through to the final product!

I went for this simple design: 

But I really do love the little portrait illustrations she has done for Megan and Steph, and it fits them to a T!

What do you think of my new banner/Paiges designs :)?

Monday, 23 July 2012

A family shoot in Bristol

I attended another two of Rosies workshops last Wednesday, I think I'm a little addicted, but when one is quite literally on your doorstep you can't say no! This particular workshop was focused around lifestyle, so aimed more towards engagement, couple and family photography. 

It took place in the grounds of Ashton Court. We had the lovely Vikki and Rich modelling with their daughter Lily who is THE most adorable little lady ever! (little fact: I've never photographed a baby so this was something totally different for me) But I loved it and I'd love to do some more family portraits in the future. 

Here are some of my favourite images from the shoot! I'd just like to say a massive thank you to Rosie for being so awesome, and Vikki, Rich and Lily for letting us steal your time to photograph you. Let me know what you think and stayed tuned for the Bridal workshop that happened earlier on in the day coming soon! 

Friday, 20 July 2012

Head Full of Feathers

A few weeks ago I helped my friend Jen out on a styled accessories shoot. She makes ready to wear and bespoke bridal fascinators over at Head Full of Feathers. I LOVE Jen, she's one of the kindest, energetic and fun people I've met!
Unfortunately for me I had to run off to work so only had time to take a few photos in the garden, but fortunately for Jen she also had the amazingly talented Laura and Eddie there to capture the rest of the day!

Here are the images I took:

Hair & Make-up: Bonnie Deponeo

If you are getting married and needing a fascinator I would definitely check out Jens shop! She is able to custom make pretty much anything you would like, and she's super friendly.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Emma & James (Rosie Hardy workshop)

So a few weeks ago I headed down to Epsom to take part in a wedding workshop hosted by the amazing Rosie Hardy. The location for the workshop was Mayfield Lavender farm, it was so beautiful and smelt lush!

Rosie went through things such as her camera settings, how she posed the couple, thinking about a variety of angles to take etc... but we were pretty much left to our own devices and if we needed any help or had questions she was always around to ask, which is personally what I prefer. 

The day was amazing value for money, especially if you consider the cost of a dress, venue hire, suit, props it would cost you the same amount if not more, and you get to make new friends and get some help and advice whilst shooting!
If you're contemplating going on one of Rosie's workshops I would honestly say you won't be disappointed! 

Here are some of the photos I took on the day:

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Coming soon...

Coming soon on the Blog: 

Lavender Farms



And a couple shoot! 

If you're interested in a shoot at all please check out my Facebook page and send me an email/message! 


Tuesday, 3 July 2012

The Butterfly Catcher

A little late with this post but I promise I will become a better blogger, even if I just post random photos occasionally!

I did want to submit this as an editorial to a magazine but unfortunately I missed the summer deadlines :(

So back at the end of May I had a shoot with Megan of the Briar Rose blog. The theme was loosely based upon a character I created in my head of a butterfly Catcher. (I plan on writing a little more about the character at a later date and might even get Megan to write a short story about her as she's a fantastic writer!) I headed down to Bath with Luke and Kelly to meet Megan and then we set off to Prior Park, and awesome National Trust park in Bath that would be our location.

It was such a pleasure to work with Megan and she's a very warm and lovely person, and so easy to get on with, not to mention she is a fantastic model!

I was so happy with these photos and the idea of characters and a series of portraits/mini editorials based upon a little fantasy land is something that interests me a lot so hopefully I will have another series like this in the future!

I do have a few more to edit but I couldn't wait any longer to post so keep your eyes open!