27 March 2011

60s Themed Shoot with a Hint of Mad Men

I'm a kid of the 60s and so for a while now I've been wanting to do a 60s themed shoot with a little influence of Don and Betty Draper from Mad Men.  I wouldn't call this a Mad Men Themed Shoot, but it has certainly been an influence on the overall look of the images. So I was really pleased when Carl and Jess were up for me shooting them in this style.  Here is just a little sneak peak of what we captured on a cold cold day in March!

21 March 2011

What the Papers Say on City Talk

I got a phone call last week - you know the kind, the ones where afterwards you think maybe you should have taken a breath and thought for a second before saying yes!  I was invited onto City Talk in Liverpool, based in the Radio City Tower to do "What the Papers Say" at the ungodly hour of 7.20am!

But it was worth it - aside from the amazing view on this gorgeous day, stretching from Wales to The Lakes, and the Mersey was bizarrely still as a pond, Mick was also great fun to interact with as we talked through the news items from today's papers.  And I must have done ok because he invited me back to do it again ... thankfully it will be at 8.20am next time though!

13 March 2011

A Face For The Radio!

It's always scary bearing your soul and telling your story, but to do it on radio is particularly so!  But I have to say, thanks to the lovely interview style of Roger Phillips, it was not as bad as it could have been.  So if you want to get to know a bit more about me, take a listen to my interview on the Phillips Hour which is available on the Listen Now feature until Saturday 19th March.  Make sure you go to 26 minutes in, and be prepared to sit down with a cuppa for half an hour!  Huge thanks to Roger Phillips of BBC Radio Merseyside for making it such a pleasurable experience.

05 March 2011

Nicola and Ken's Wedding at West Tower Country House in Aughton, Lancashire

The year of weddings has kicked off with the perfect wedding day and the perfect team.  Ken and Nicola got married at one of my favourite venues, West Tower in Aughton, West Lancashire (and the gorgeous food from head chef, Zoe - of course I'm going to love her with the same name as me!), with Zoe Photography doing the photographs, Marry Me Films creating a film of the day, Sian Louise Auld doing makeup and the fabulous Steve Mitchell providing the evening entertainment, all people I love working with.  And to top it off, Nicola, Ken, their families and friends were great - everyone was so happy and friendly, it felt far too much fun to be work!

Here's a little taster of the day