18 November 2007

Alison's Maternity Portrait Session

Alison is due to have her baby in 5 weeks, and I can't believe how amazing she looks - I think my belly is larger than hers and my baby is 15 years old! More motivation to get out there and get fit! We had a great morning in the studio shooting Alison's maternity pictures, and I was assisted by Rose who did a great job as stylist for the shoot. Alison has the most beautiful shape to her body, as you can see in this first photograph.

I just love how serene mum's to be look just before they are due to give birth.

Some Photography Fun in 2007

Hope you enjoy this slideshow - it's a compilation of just a few of the photographs I have taken this year. I've had such a great year, met loads of lovely people, won 9 awards, taken some amazing photographs, had an article published in a national photography magazine, and another in a regional bridal magazine, been to Italy for fashion shoots and weddings, and generally had a really good time! I'd love you to leave a comment about the slideshow telling me what you think of it. And the year isn't even finished yet!

17 November 2007

A Christmas Gift with a Difference for 2007

Thinking of getting something different for someone special in your life this Christmas?

Then how about buying a Photo Shoot Gift Certificate? The person who receives the Gift Certificate will have £165 credit for your outlay of just £75 for the Family or Child Portraits, and with the Fashion Shoot, the Gift Certificate provides a credit value of £215 for your outlay of just £95. Purchase any 2 Gift Certificates and receive a further discount of £10.

The Gift Certificate pays for the photo shoot along with a 16x12in fine art print ready for framing, along with the option to upgrade with the remaining credit. Please rest assure that this is not an opportunity for hard sell from me afterwards though - I am confident that whoever you buy the Gift Certificate for will love their photo shoot and the photographs that I take, and if they want to purchase more I will show them the options available to them; equally if they simply want the photograph from the gift you have bought them, then they won't be forced to buy anymore.

You can choose from the following 3 Gift Certificates:

Fashion Photo Shoot for the woman or teenager who would love to be a model for a few hours.

Family Lifestyle Portrait - enjoy a morning or afternoon out at a favourite place whilst having your family portraits taken - we can go to the beach, go up into the hills, visit a local park, or anywhere else that is important to you as a family.

Child Lifestyle Portrait Session - photographs taken in a studio environment are great, but how much better to have a portrait of your child (aged up to 18 years old) surrounded by things that tell their story. Are they into music, sport, horses, art, cycling, shoes or shopping? Then let their photograph tell the story of who they are with the Lifestyle Child Portrait Session.

Photo shoots must be booked by 31st March 2008, and the shoot will be arranged for any time from February to October 2008 to fit around your family. Special arrangements can be made for family who live away from the area, so if they are all visiting at Christmas I will work with you to see if we can arrange something when everyone is together - please talk to me about your particular needs.

Farnborough Road School Ladies Night

Recently I was invited to join in a Ladies Night at a local school, Farnborough Road Infants School, where mums come along and buy Christmas presents in a relaxed atmosphere, enjoying a glass of bubbly. So last night I went along and had such a lovely time. I met loads of really nice people, got some fantastic compliments for my photographs and style of work, which was so nice, and made some contacts that I think will be really great fun.

One of the contacts I made was with Paul, a personal trainer, who challenged me to get off my butt this morning and go for a run ... and just to make sure I did it he told me I had to text him to let him know I did it! Well, at 8.20 precisely this morning, I donned the running shoes and went for a (short) run - ok, ok, it was only half a mile! But I have to get back into running somehow. I was doing really well earlier in the year, until I broke my big toe on one foot, and then 6 weeks later I broke a toe on my other foot! No more excuses now, so thanks Paul for getting me motivated!

And I've also been asked to go into the school next week to take photographs of each of the infant classes for their annual calendar. I'm really looking forward to photographing the children, it should be great fun!

15 November 2007


Nick was great to photograph - we shared the same tastes in music which was useful for the studio session because I forgot my iPod! Thankfully he had his. And although it was a bit cold we went down to the sand dunes and got some fantastic photographs. I love this first one where he is looking all thoughtful.

10 November 2007


Just a small selection of photographs of gorgeous Anna from a recent photo shoot. We had a great time in the studio and out on location at the sand dunes at Southport beach. Anna is training to be a makeup artist, and did a great job with her own makeup.

03 November 2007

Steve Smith, Olympic Medal Holder and Inspirational Speaker

I was really fortunate to get to photograph Steve Smith recently. Steve is an Olympic Bronze Medal holder for the high jump, and his high jump record of 7'10" still stands today. I photographed Steve in his successful role today of being an inspirational speaker, and although I was at the event where he was speaking simply to take photographs, I found his talk very motivational and inspirational. It was a real privilege to be able to take his photograph.

The Suffolk Wedding Show Bride Guide

I have an article along with one of my photographs featured in Issue 2 of The Bride Guide for The Suffolk Wedding Show . You can take a look at the article here. It's all about choosing your wedding photographer.



I had a lovely time photographing Andrea. She is an Irish dancing teacher, and I hope she will let me photograph her in action some time, for now though, here are some photographs of her looking simply gorgeous!