Saturday, 30 October 2010

France - part deux

Wow, 2 Blog posts in one day - I am truly on a roll!!
So, here are some more images from our little trip - looking back at the images I am amazed how many different 'looks' we managed to achieve in short spaces of time, change of location and a change of outfit resulted in a completely different feel to the photographs and thats the real reason I love working outdoors, yes it can be cold and wet but the images will always be truly unique. Don't get me wrong , if Santa would like to bring me a fully fitted out studio in a beautiful location I would not say no but for the time being I will carry on using available light, dodging raindrops and losing the feeling in my fingers from the cold. 

So don't be put off about booking a Winter portrait session - be brave and you never know ....... the sun might just shine
Enjoy a little taste of France

Boudoir with attitude!

A Boudoir is a ladys private bedroom, sitting or dressing room.....I got this information from Wikipedia and I ask forgiveness from my past students for this - how many times did I tell them never to go near the site!

Boudoir style photography is becoming more and more popular, ladies have a photo session , hair and make up done and have the opportunity to go away with a huge confidence boost and some great images to surprise their boyfriend, husband, girlfriend, Boss or whoever!

I love this style of photography and now offer Boudoir photography sessions - if you would like to give your Partner a very special preset for Christmas or their Birthday and have a wonderful time in the process then get in touch. In the next week or so I will put some more images on here of recent sessions so that you get the idea, but for now I wanted to share Heathers Beautiful Boudoir session which we did in France last week - how stunning does she look, yes it was cold, yes those are real leaves and yes she was lying in the middle of an orchard but I hope that you agree that it was worth it and I know Heather loved doing this!

Don't worry, I wont make you do your Boudoir session in the forest.......unless you are brave and really really want to!!!

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

A French adventure

When Tabitha mentioned that she has an Aunt that lives in rural France and then asked the question 'Shall we pop over there to do a photo shoot?' I hesitated.... actually thats a big lie - I jumped at the chance and so the flights were booked and off we went, Tabitha, Heather and Lucy and me. The trip started with Tabitha and Lucy trying to sneak 16 kilos of luggage through the airport and having to repack their stuff, then there was the 'interesting' landing at Limoges, I think that the Pilot sneezed as we landed with a mighty bump!
The journey to Sues house was awful, there were farmhouses, barns, old buildings and châteaux at every turn of the road and I was dying to get out of the car and start snapping away, but a couple of glasses of wine later and I was fine!

The next couple of days were a blur of ideas, outfit changes, wine, hot tub, early mornings, horses, chickens and my first shooting star. On the first day we used Sues gorgeous house, barn and gardens to do the photo shoots and on the second day we traveled to Brontome, a beautiful town, known as the Venice of the Charente.

There are so many images from these few days, and here are just a few, I really want to thank Tabitha for this brilliant idea and for being as gorgeous as ever, Heather and Lucy for being brilliant models for me , Sue for putting up with all of us, Woody the cockerel, Meridian the horse and Dolly the 2CV who all featured in photo shoots.

So thats Part  1 of our French adventure, it would be lovely for you to leave some comments on here for the girls, they did work so hard while we were there, Tabitha cooked for us, Lucy planned how she was going to use the images for the front cover of her first album and Heather.... well lets just say Heather did an alternative outdoor Boudoir shoot.........but thats for next time .
Au revoir!!

Tuesday, 12 October 2010


I was having a look through some images this evening and came across these. I photographed Kayleigh Jo and Nicola this summer, both of them were kind enough to let me practice my portrait photography and they were fantastic to work with.
I love photographing people and women in particular, mainly because I know how rubbish I am at having my photograph taken - like sooooo many photographers I know! I know what its like to have hang ups, to not always feel beautiful and I have to say, the best bit of photographing women is when they say 'I quite enjoyed that' or 'I don't look too bad , do I?'

Now I know what you are going to say - these 2 girls are stunning, they shouldn't have any worries about how they look, you are going to say that its different for you because you have 3 chins, a big spot on the end of your nose, or are having a bad hair day.......... just remember that you are beautiful, and I want you to see that for yourself, I want you to look at the photographs I take of you and adore them and in a small way, you will start to adore yourself

So if you want a brilliant few hours, having a giggle, playing on a beach, or exploring the forest , taking some time out just for you, and ending up with photographs that will always remind you just how gorgeous you actually are, then be brave, drop me a line and book a session now.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

My new Blog!

Happy Sunday! Welcome to my lovely new Blog cleverly designed by Rita at Ritas Coffee Shop. make sure you pop along and see all the amazing Photoshop goodies she designs.

So, a little bit about me, I have been a part time photographer for about 2 years now and this week I take the plunge and become full time after taking voluntary redundancy, I love being outdoors, taking photographs using whatever light I can find, red wine, chocolate, and movies that have serial killers or zombies in them...... maybe I should not have said that out loud ! 

I  am often asked what do I like to photograph, and this makes me smile when I think of the things that I have been involved with, photographing 1000 Brownies on the beach from a Microlight, photographing gorgeous models for their portfolios, beautiful babies, Harley Davidson motorbikes,  being part of the most amazing weddings - including ending up as the Chief Bridesmaid at one recently! So at the moment I refuse to specialise in case I miss out on something interesting. I am also passionate about sharing and collaborating with other photographers and organise 'Walkabouts', informal get-togethers with photographers, make up artists, and models and I am aiming for these to continue in the Spring.

Anyway, enough waffle for now, keep popping back to see what I am up to and feel free to leave a comment or 2 xxx

Saturday, 9 October 2010

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