Back in October, I did a fashion shoot with blogger Anisimeoku Dago, stylist Sydney Clark, make-up artist Amy Hargreaves and Proudlock and Harry. It was such an amazing day, the team worked brilliantly together and we created some of my favourite photographs to date! During the day we had countless possibilities of outfits which worked well with every area in the gardens we decided to shoot in. As well as taking stills I decided to create a moving image to go along with the set. At the end of the day I was over the moon with the results and couldn’t wait to start retouching.

However my personal life took a very dramatic turn that evening and it became difficult to balance everything for some time after. I couldn’t talk about what was going on publicly which made it difficult for me. I had to continue teaching and working with clients as though nothing had happened, knowing I was struggling. This is where my friends really helped me through visits and phone calls, I started to feel supported again. I am so thankful that I have such wonderful friends. I’m now in a very happy place. 

Here is the moving image from the Baroque shoot. It is a story of heart break, loneliness and desire. Anisimeoku captures movement so beautifully and effortlessly, showing off the gorgeous clothing and looking elegant and sophisticated throughout. The music reflects the mood. The simplistic melody keeps the attention on Anisimeoku.

For more photographs of Anisimeoku, take a look at the “Portfolio” section of my website.

My Photo Books Have Arrived!

Hooray! My Portrait and Wedding Photo Books have arrived and they are amazing!

The Portrait Book consists of family portraits, author shots, head shots, model portfolios, beauty and fashion. It’s really great to see my photos printed big. Nothing can beat a printed image! I arranged them by using powerpoint and putting each image in a separate slide. I could make the images flow coherently throughout the book. I kept the layout interesting by using either two images per double page spread, or using three plus photos per double page spread. Here are a couple of examples from the Portrait Book.

The Wedding Book tells a story from the bride and groom getting ready, the ceremony, formal photos, Wedding Breakfast, first dance and finishing the tale on evening events. Like the Portrait Book, I used powerpoint to arrange them and make the photos flow coherently. I used the element of story telling to make the layout interesting. For instance, I would use a set of photos from one wedding to use repetition in a meaningful way. I love to capture precious moments during weddings as they are so special to the happy couple and their friends and family. Here are a couple of examples from the Wedding Book.

I used Photobox to create these books and I can’t recommend them enough! I’ve used Photobox on many projects, both professionally and personally, and every time they deliver incredible quality and finish. I have used other companies but felt that the print was very muddy or the quality was lousy. I will certainly use Photobox again!