I've driven to London and back, had a beautiful photo session + am now chowing down on brunch...Happy Sunday everyone + whilst I can't share the family session right now, I can share some the gorgeous houses we used as our backdrop + the amazing light that was kissing West London at 8am this morning :-)
It's not every day I get to don neon and roll around amongst flowers and plants photographing on a glorious Saturday afternoon waiting for 'golden hour' to appear! Yet Saturday April 19th a few days before Chelsea officially opened I was lucky enough to do just that in order to capture images for Alitex of their display!!
Garden Designer, Jake
It was AMAZING to get access to the show and see the final designs on Main Avenue and all the hard work going on in the pavilion to build and finish the displays ready for judging!! LOVED IT!!
This morning just before finishing up on a photo session THIS NUTTER ran up my leg - NO EXAGGERATION!
It (gender not confirmed as to a he or she, hence the 'it') had been scuttling around and I had already told it I wasn't a tree, nor was I hiding nuts....undeterred....whosh up my calf muscle it began to climb...and when shhh'd away, bared it's teeth!! Feral Squirrels running Hyde Park..be alert lol x
All week across London the winners of the PhotoVoice & CLiKD #LoveInLondon Photography competition will be showcased on billboards and underground stations (map where you can spot them below!)
Yesterday all the billboards went live with across London with the winners images!! So exciting! + Such an great honour to be part of the team!
Maya Angelou quote "My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style"
Despite the snow which seemed to blanket us last night, I finally made it to London for my shoot this morning + caught this pop of colour on my way out. job done :-)
March 8th, 2018 - International Women's Day
The energy in the room at last nights event was exciting and inspired! At Lives Not Knives, Upper Mall, Centrale, Croydon we presented our ideas and advice. The vibe afterwards filled this amazing space with everyone mingling, laughing and chatting. This morning I've been wearing my 'Lives Not Knives' T-shirt with the broadest smile. It's great to have been part of such an amazing event!
I am so thrilled to share that I've been asked to judge this awesome photography competition!
Entries close March 7th!! The winning images will be displayed across London stations + on digital signs + bus stops for a week spreading the love around our fabulous capital!
Last night saw the launch of the Southwark Business Awards in the Wren Room at The Shangri La Shard + WHAT a night!! The hum of chatter and networking from the packed room and speeches by Southwark Mayor, Katherine Glass, Seller, Southwark College was fantastic!
To enter go to Southwark Awards
I'm thrilled to share that I've been invited to speak at this event, hosted on March 8th by 'Lives Not Knives' empowering young women. I'll be one of 4 speakers on the night!!
Come along and book your ticket here
2018, marks 100 years since women in the UK won the right to vote, a victory that took 86 years from the start of the campaign and although an amazing accomplishment for all women, there was still discrimination against the type of women who could vote. 2018’s International Women’s Day theme is #Pressforprogress, which couldn’t be more fitting, in today’s society where inequality & discrimination towards women is still taking place, worldwide.
It will be held between 5:30 and 7:30 on Thursday 8th March at the LNK unit in Centrale Shopping Centre in Croydon Town Centre and will include guest speakers, entertainment, sparkling wine & cakes and the chance to network with and meet other inspirational women.
Lives Not Knives would like to invite you to join us, at an evening, celebrating women and their many achievements. Tickets to the event can be obtained from EventBrite or names emailed directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'm celebrating February and the month of love over on my Instagram page!!
I see so many forms of love every time I pick up my camera that I wanted to share this throughout February + each day I'm posting a new image + adding love to my 'instagram story'. From weddings across the spectrum to friendship - it's all pretty magical!
Oh My goodness!!! Yesterday was so much fun + SO great to work with such a talented group of singers...especially when they busted out the tunes during our photo shoot!
On location at The House of St Barnabas proved a super setting and backdrop and I cannot wait to share the images!!
Autumn light, the great outdoors.....
This time of year is one of my favourites for stunning light and photographing Beth's gorgeous family on Clapham Common was so much fun!!
We've been published!!!
SUPER EXCITED to share this amazing wonderful news!!!
Mark hired me through flytographer to capture his proposal to Molly on their weekend away in London in May.
Post proposal we captured some fun engagement pictures along the south bank and on Waterloo bridge enabling us to include some of our amazing London skyline
I hadn’t been back to London in 10 years, and he knew it was my favorite city in the world. He surprised me two weeks before for my 30th birthday with a trip back over Memorial Day Weekend. We took a redeye over so after exploring a bit, he took a 3 hour nap, completely eliminating any possible ideas from my mind. On a whim he decided that since it was so sunny (which as we all know can be rare for London), that we should go down to the South Bank for drinks before dinner.
Of course, what I thought was last minute, was all part of his master plan. He had been working with photographer to get me to the perfect spot, so Jackie our photographer could document the entire thing. After a failed attempt at a selfie with the sun behind us, a nice women asked if we wanted her to take our picture to capture the lighting.
Turns out the entire thing was a setup and safe to say the rest was magic!
Read the whole story here
Friday was definitely FRIYAY.....outdoors all day amongst the sunshine photographing on a commercial shoot with wonderful people and Saturday.....well that brought ALL the feels with an early morning proposal and then venue visit with one of my gorgeous August couples :-)
Waiting with a tea for Saturday morning's proposal in one of my favourite London spots!! It was a gorgeous morning!! A little sprinkling of rain and then a glorious mix of sunshine and a soft cloud...and "she said YES!" so happy!!
Saturday afternoon around Dulwich...awesome collection of street art which I ALWAYS LOVE..this is brilliant and so fun to discover somewhere new. My late August couple live around here and so exploring with them and finding their fav spots was brilliant xx
Channelling these colours!!!
THESE Colours!!!!! Oh my goodness, what a perfect way to end the week!
Smiling looking at these feminine and strong tones. Shirley's dress just pops off the page and it brings me so much joy to look at this session. Shot around London. <3 London
Have a great weekend everyone! xx
Jumping for joy!!
22 Marriage Proposals That Will Make You Believe In True Love - Buzzfeed
Such a gorgeous afternoon in Notting Hill AND SO MUCH FUN!!! xx
London in the evening light always looks beautiful
As I walked from Covent Garden to Waterloo this evening the air was warm and I kept seeing beautiful snippets of light everywhere as if I was in a Philip Lorca Di Corcia picture x