What better way to celebrate Mothering Sunday in the UK than to feature this lovely family from last year! I loved shooting three generations of this family. The session was arranged specially for one of the sisters, and involved the two sisters, their mum, and their respective daughters. Some had to travel from quite a way away into Winchester, and we were trying to catch the last of the golden sunlight before it set, but we still managed to pack in a fun and relaxed shoot. You can feel and see how close this family are to each other. It was an absolute pleasure to photograph them. Happy Mother's day to everyone!
It's a pleasure to be able to show these family photographs of Carole from Indigo Star Photography. I was very honoured, if a little nervous to be asked to take a fellow photographer's family photos but I think it all worked out in the end, and we were all quite relaxed and chilled on the walk around the beautiful Sir Harold Hillier Gardens near Romsey, Hampshire. Carole is also a film enthusiast so she specifically asked me to shoot some film on their session and most of the ones below are film images. I had already blogged some autumn colours on film in this post here, but could not show their portraits until after Christmas as some of them ended up in frames and became christmas present for other members of her family!
Well it's cold, very wet and quite miserable here in the UK, but back in December, we were very lucky to have gorgeous bright sunny days. I was lucky to shoot this laser-tag party for 9 and 10 year old boys with beautiful warm light filtering through the trees. The boys had lots of fun running around the area, hiding behind natural covers as well as towers, trucks and crates! The party was hosted by Woodlands Laser-Tagin Winchester, and took place at the Marwell Activity Centre. All shot on canon eos 3, with portra 160 film. Film scanned and developed by UK Film Lab.
It's time for my first film blog circle of 2014 and what better way to start than to post some New Forest film photography! The New Forest is a very special area in the south coast of England, between Southampton and Bournemouth. Previously a royal hunting ground, today it is enjoyed by many as a natural park, a particular feature of which are the "wild" ponies (and cattle and pigs) that roam wild and free! The ponies are owned by New Forest Commoners who are generally people who live in a small holding within the forest and whose holding has been granted the rights of common pasture. So although the ponies are technically not free, they do roam around the forest most of the time, only being rounded up once in the autumn for health checks, branding (which comes in the form of tail clipping), and to check stocks for breeding. The ponies are very inquisitive, specially if they think you might have food for them! Be advised that feeding the ponies is against the law for their own safety and safety of the public. I didn't have food on my when I took these photos, but my goodness, I nearly got mobbed when I opened my camera bag to change lenses!
Camera used is canon eos3, film is kodak portra 160, lab isUK Film Lab.
I love this part of the world. The New Forest is a beautiful place to have a photosession so do get in contact if you'd like to schedule one! And although it is called the New Forest, the area also has a lot of scrubland, some of which is covered in heather (see my wedding blog here for a film shoot in the New Forest heather). If you'd like to see more film photography, then do visit Jen Golay's blog here and then work your way around our very small blog circle for this month.
Hello everyone! I realise now that I've been neglecting to post my any client photos on this blog, and since this November seems to be shaping up to be my newborn and family photography month, I though I better get on with my backlog!
During the summer, I had the pleasure of photographing this little girl via the local nursery she goes to. I photograph children at nurseries a handful of times during the year, and this one was during the summer where we managed to get the photos done outdoors!
Her Mum made an order but then called me to clarify a few things. Well, it turns out that she had just had their second baby and would like some newborn photos done so off I went to photograph them all at home. Here they all are. Aren't they lovely?
I love to take photos of the natural interaction between family members. If you'd like to book a session or would like to buy a gift certificate for someone for Christmas, do take a look at my pricing page and my specials page!