Sunday, 30 January 2011

Personal - a wander around town

I decided to go out for a wander at the weekend and meet up with a friend for some tea and cake. Below are just a few of the photos I took while out and about.










I love photobooths and although its not a classic photobooth, the one is Rough Trade is no less fun.
I have used this booth so man times with friends but this was the first time I used it by myself!


Monday, 24 January 2011

365 - a photograph a day - week three

 Three weeks in and I am really excited about whats ahead with the 365.  I am trying to look at things differently, with fresh eyes and a new perspective.  So far ever photo I have taken is a reflection of me, has meaning to me. At the moment it is feeling a bit like a giant self portrait, which may not to every ones taste but I think this is a process I need to go through.

day 17
Rather than looking down on my trainers, like I do every day, I decided to get get down to their level.

day 18
One day a boy got down on one knee and proposed with this ring.  Every time I take it off, I smile because I know the rest of my life is going to be amazing.

day 19
I love dinosaurs, always have and always will. 

day 20
Another attempt at a self portrait. A good song and great memories of a dear friend.  

day 21
I really love this photo of my dad. 

day 22
A chat over tea and cake is enough to start a good friendship, inspire some ideas and boost a girls confidence.

day 23
Another self portrait for week three. A wander around Brick Lane proved to be really inspirational and brought me out of my shell a little. 

Click here to see my 365 so far!

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

365 - a photograph a day - week two

So after week one the mission to complete week two of the 365 project began. 

day 10
Monday wasn't such a great day but it provided me with a little inspiration.

day 11
Planning both a wedding and photography shoots has meant I need to take some time out to get organised.

day 12
Alex catches up on some reading!

day 13
Day 13 was hectic and I didn't stop until about 10pm.  I got inspired on the way home by the wet streets of London.

day 14
A late night supermarket shop, why do we never have any food in the house?

day 15
Taken after a night out with some amazing photographers. I still class it as day 15's photograph as I hadn't been to bed at this point.

day 16
I found someones shopping list in our trolley on Sunday.  I love finding things like this, its a great insight into someones life.

Working 9 to 5 every day makes this project a difficult one.  With it being dark by the time I leave work, trying to photograph with available light isn't always possible. I think planning is going to be the key over the coming months to ensure I am pushing myself.
I really want to shoot some of my 365 on film but I am not sure how to organise it.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Leila


Let me introduce Leila. This gorgeous little girl was a little camera shy on the day but I had so much fun with Leila and her family. After spending some time indoors, we decided to go out into the garden and get a bit of fresh air. Leila loved being outside and it was great to see her run around with her parents.










Tuesday, 11 January 2011

365 - a photograph a day - week one

This year I am taking part in a 365 project. The idea behind the project is take a picture every day of the year.  Its a great way to challenge and push your photography, improve your camera knowledge  and develop your personal style. Its also a great way to explore different angles, view points and subject matters. 
2011 is an exciting year for me. Along with building my photography business, I am going to Las Vegas to get married. My 365 will be a visual diary of a roller coaster year. I cant wait to see what this project has in store for me.  I will be doing a weekly round up of the images from the project but if you want to catch up on my daily progress, I will be updating my flickr account.
Hope you guys like week one!














Sunday, 9 January 2011

Kate & Ian - Hedsor House

A wedding should be about love and commitment, the fact that friends and family want to share that makes the day even more special. When friends and family go that extra mile and rally together, a special day turns into an extraordinary day.
Second shooting for the amazing Debs Ivelja, I got to witness such a day.

After a drive from London to Buckinghamshire to photograph the bride getting ready, the snow started to fall.  This wasn't just any sprinkling of snow, its seemed the heavens opened and covered the entire Buckinghamshire countryside is a beautiful blanket of white.  Kate, kept her cool as key elements in the day began to get cancelled and it became clear that although the snow was playing havoc with her wedding day, there was no way it was going to stop her getting married.

When we arrived at Hedsor House, it looked like the snow had gotten the better of the guests travelling to the church and with fear of the guests getting stranded, the decision was made to cut the day short and just have the ceremony. As we waited in the church the special day started to turn into an extraordinary day as more and more guests arrived. The ceremony went ahead, a little later than planned, in the beautiful church surrounded by friends and family. It was a truly magical moment when the bride and groom said I do. Everyone had battled through terrible conditions to see that very special moment and I felt honoured to be there to witness it.















I wanted to thank Debs for the opportunity to shoot alongside her, It was great watching that girl work her magic at the wedding.