Archives for April 2011

Noelly – boudoir shoot

Having never shot anything along these lines before I have to admit I was a little nervous before we started.  There was no need as Noelly is incredibly relaxed and we spent a large portion of our time in fits of giggles. All images are lit only by window light.  The diffusion and lens flares in the first few images are created by shooting through dried Honesty (a plant that produces disc like seedheads that look like mother of pearl) into the light. Thank you Noelly for letting me share these images, you really do look very beautiful.  Please feel free to leave a comment below, I'd … [Read more...]

Steve Gerrard Wedding Photography Course

As a documentary wedding and portrait photographer I feel it is important to continually develop my skills. This was my first experience of a full days course rather than just a short seminar at a photography event and it did not disappoint!!! It also turned out to be a great way to meet other photographers. Steve planned a day that was full but did not make us feel rushed. There was plenty of time to ask questions and get to talk to the other attendees. We looked at loads of his favourite images and discussed how they were shot as well as looking at work flow and retouching techniques. … [Read more...]

Baby Joshua – Berkshire Baby Photography

My journey with Danni and Kevin, Josh's Mum and Dad started when I photographed their wedding back in January 2009. I then did a portrait session with them when Danni was pregnant so it seemed only natural that I photographed Josh when he arrived. So I'd like to introduce you to Joshua, I think you'll agree with me that he's gorgeous! Congratulation's Danni & Kevin. I love photographing newborns and Joshua was no different. There's something very special about babies when they're so young! There's a 'pudgyness' (not sure that's actually a word? I'm sure you know what I mean) that … [Read more...]

Spring has sprung

Today the sun shined!!! and I actually had some time to go wander around Pan Mill and it's gardens, which are situated in the heart of High Wycombe.  It is a paradise for spring flowers.  Hundreds of spring flowering plants and bulbs have been planted in the grounds of a restored watermill and I have been meaning to get up early for days to try and photograph them in good light.  I have been thwarted by bad weather (and a serious addiction to sleep) so this afternoons sunshine was very welcome. Here's a few from today mixed in with a couple I took last year but never did anything with. … [Read more...]