The Light was dreamy and as I waited I found these awesome gems!!!
ONE WEEK to go!!!
Just ONE WEEK until Bindi & Maarten tie the knot + get married and I am sooo super excited, I can’t wait to capture this next step in their journey together.
A few weeks ago we caught up in Hampstead Heath for their ‘pre wedding’ pictures and had such a gorgeous time, beautiful setting and perfect weather :-)
Joanna + Joe
Ahhh oh my goodness, this is SUCH a super sweet + SUPER cute LOVE STORY!!!!
I met Joanna in late December 2018, she had just moved to London to follow her dreams and during our session mentioned a great guy she had been chatting to + was meeting later that evening, joking “ha! imagine I meet the love of my life here”
No less than three months later she messages me to share the most exciting news that she’s engaged!!! I was soooo super excited and we caught up in Greenwich in late April to create amazing engagement pictures <3 So fun + so exciting!!!!!!
So now….this little cheeky chap…..he TOTALLY rocked our session and TOTALLY knew how to work the camera lol Blowing kisses, flashing a cheeky grin as he dashed across the grass to a snack, making mummy laugh + effortlessly bringing his ‘A’ game :-) So much fun in Crystal Palace Park last week, his mummy + I needed a tea to soothe our aches ribs from laughing so much!!
The EASTER weekend is upon us!!
Have an AMAZING one whatever you get up, rest a little, laugh a lot, smile, chuckle, breathe, drink coffee, drink wine, eat chocolate or carrots lol + enjoy the company of whoever you’re with <3 xx
Well now…who hasn’t heard that age old saying about never working with animals AND children, I have busted that line out and laughed about it a few times myself in the middle of photo sessions with clients BUT the truth is I love it! What is not to love?
Unpredictability, chuckles, laughter, inquisitiveness….the list actually goes on and..ummm.. it’s fun. In what other realm is it possible to revert back to being a child yourself or act like a looney in order to get a great shot or just do your job….I’m sure in any other environment I’d get fired for blowing raspberries at my clients lol BUT this last week I worked with both and I just had to share these out takes !!
If I didn’t know I was playing ‘Peek - A - Boo’ with Henry I could totally read that as him being exasperated by me lol + ‘Whiskey’ here totally laughing at my jokes….I am very funny lol :-) Have a super Afternoon everyone!!
Just for this week, Friday night confessional moved to Sunday Sass!
Whoooo-eeeee I’m sitting here, Sunday night, Mothers Day, full of delight at having spent a fun, laughter filled day with my parents. Sunday roast, a little trip out around the countryside and a nap when I got home lol well, I did do a ‘Blaze’ class this morning before all this exuberance and I am feeling it tonight :-)
This past week has been full of family photo sessions mostly in London and with gorgeous families with teenagers (as opposed to teeny people) + the energy of London mixed in with young adults really sets you up to have perky, energised interactions and days - up in a super fun way!
On Friday after a session near London Bridge I caught the overland down to Croydon to say Good Luck to Jack at Lives Not Knives. He has been such an amazing influence within the charity with all his work on the schools roadshows and mentoring young people + is leaving to pursue other interests which I just know he’ll be amazing at!!
Whilst in Croydon AND with it being sunny I took advantage of the visit to swing past Katharine Street and check out the Ladies First exhibition opposite the Library. It looks fabulous! and I made a little video for instagram which I’ve shared above :-)
Happy Sunday everyone, Happy Mothers Day + have an amazing week ahead!!
This wk has been chock full of gorgeous little people!
Phew! All week I have been dodging rain drops and chuckling with a variety of little people at a variety of locations around London and it’s been SO MUCH FUN!!! My youngest model or fabulous family member has been 15 months and the oldest 11 years and we have told silly jokes, jumped up and down and literally rolled around laughing :-)
The snap right, was caught by the amazing Molly for her travel blog (#explorethroughlife) I’m capturing her eldest son.
Last night saw the official launch of our ‘Ladies First’ Photography project and I am so proud it’s up!
I'd love to say I breezed up to Croydon to check out the exhibition, elated and full of delight but truth be told - I was elated and full of delight with my stomach in my mouth as I approached lol - I hadn't seen the prints before they went up so I had no idea what they looked like. I mean obviously I’d worked on them and knew how they looked but just not in print! and there is always that second mental check list “wondering if the highlights were in check, the blacks weren't blocked up” and generally the printing was fabulous.
I was delighted!!! The prints look epic! Printed on a stunning Matt paper finish, the detail was sublime!
On show until May please pop along and take a look and share a photo or two, I’d love to hear your thoughts! Enjoy xx
Lisbon, October 2018
This video just popped into my life yesterday - I work with an awesome vacation photography company called ‘Flytographer’ + during our ‘meet up’ in October last year we made this wonderful video about what we did before we were photographers + what it means to be a photographer! So neat! Enjoy xx
Ladies First Exhibition 2019
Soooo more posting, I promised :-)
I've been working on a project for International Women's Day which goes live officially tomorrow but which has just gone up today in preparation!!
Ladies First Exhibition 2019
is a fresh opportunity to women all together + celebrate the wonderful variety women who live and work in Croydon.
These photos depict + honour extraordinary women in all their glory.
Undercroydon created this project with an aim to alter perceptions of women; bringing positive change to women from all backgrounds, sexuality + cultures.
Ladies First 2019, will be exhibited on Katharine Street, opposite Croydon Library, in the Fairfield Ward.
Credit : Supported and funded by Croydon Council
space is provided by the generosity of R & F Properties and John F Hunt.
Photography: Jackie King
Undercrodyon project: Susan Beresford & Jeanne-Marie Eayrs
This photo is presenting a variety of amazing women I had the absolute pleasure to photograph in Croydon (+ is being displayed outdoors opposite the Library) as a community project to inspire young women + each portrait is A1 size 🙃
If you get the opportunity do pop along, I'll be there hanging out tomorrow afternoon and then heading to the LNK charity event around 5pm if anyone fancies a catch up!!
Happy March everyone!!
Appearing in Croydon NEXT week, a series of portraits of inspirational Women will go up opposite the library + I am super excited!!!
December 28th, 2018
Joanna has JUST moved to London to follow her passion for acting and enrolled on amazing course following her dreams and carving out a new life in our gorgeous capital following a messy divorce last year.
Our photo session was to encapsulate her sense of adventure ‘fresh start’ + we had SO much fun!!! My first planned route didn’t quite work + I am thrilled because we got to walk along the Thames a littler more and create these beautiful moments and start to an exciting new chapter!!
SHE SAID YES!!!!!!!!
Ed popped the question to Stephanie on a chilly November morning in front of the main fountain in the Italian Gardens, London and it was so fun to capture this amazing moment for them both. Stephanie had absolutely no idea what was about to unfold and after she said ‘yes’ we spent some time creating gorgeous engagement pictures for them to cherish and look back on.
SUPER CONGRATULATIONS Ed & Stephanie, here’s to a lifetime of magical moments xx
Opening & Closing 2018 with love
To start and end a year with beautiful proposals is, for me, epic, delightful, heart warming, magical + a blessing. It bookends a year in the most romantic way but there’s something about coming full circle that I just love + I am super grateful for.
Jay & Sheena at Kew Gardens
Michael & Lauren in London
Wishing everyone a magical 2019 full of happiness, love, smiles + delight! xx
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