On a chilly March morning, I took my friend Helena for an impromptu shoot on Southwold Beach – purely for fun and to have a play with my cameras! It’s not often I get a chance to do shoots just for fun and Helena was really up for the experience. She looked super stunning in jeans, boots and leather jacket and an oversized jumper and made a fabulous model considering she had never done this before.
I love Southwold for portrait shoots as it offers great backgrounds for photos, and as we only had a short amount of time and the sun was shining brightly, we decided to stay close to the pier which is great for shade and lots of interesting textures. The other end of the beach with its gorgeous beach huts offers a totally different look, and you can see another one of my shoots using the lovely huts here. For more info on my Portrait Collections, take a look over at my Portrait info page on my website. Do get in touch if you are looking for Suffolk photography, whether weddings or portraits, I’d love to chat!
Here are some of the images from our mini-shoot…
This year was my third full year in business and I had the pleasure of working for so many lovely new clients, and for portraits, had many returning ones. It’s such a privilege to be part of people’s lives and to document such special occasions and I would like to thank everyone of my clients for their support.
It’s been an amazing year and I do feel so blessed to have such a rewarding job that gets me out and about meeting lots of new people. I’ve been lucky to work at some fabulous venues this year including Easton Grange, Woolverstone Hall, Oxnead Hall, Chippenham Park and Glemham Hall, to name a few! I would like to say a special thank you to the local venues for their support, it is so much appreciated.
Wishing you all a very Happy New Year and a prosperous 2017!
Here are a few images from 2016…
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It’s always lovely to have customers returning to me each year for another family portrait shoot and I was delighted when Sarah & Dylan got in touch to see if we could get together again as their two girls are growing up fast. We headed to West Mersea Beach in Essex to make use of the lovely beach huts which are so pretty and unusual.
With the late September sun shining, we went in search of a little shade with the girls running between the beach huts which made for some great fun photos, and the wooden boards at the back of the huts made a lovely, colourful backdrop for head shots. Sarah had dressed the girls in pretty summer dresses in pastel shades, co-ordinating perfectly with the surroundings.
Here are a few of the images from the day….
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I always enjoy photographing older children as they tend to really enjoy the experience and take direction well. These two lovely girls are the daughters of my friend Sue, who asked me to create a collection of images & an album for her husband for a special birthday.
So on a very windy December day, we headed down to Old Felixstowe where there is a lovely mix of textures and colours. I love the beach huts and the wooden groins on this beach, as both provide lovely texture and colour for portraiture.
We had the beach pretty much to ourselves, and although it was pretty chilly, the soft winter light was so easy to work with. So portraits don’t always have to be a summer thing, winter can be equally as lovely, if you don’t mind wrapping up a bit!
Here are a few images from the day…..
I’m passionate about creating something a little special in my family and children portrait shoots. My style is a creative blend of natural and fine art photography with an emphasis on natural light and gorgeous post-production. Beautiful imagery doesn’t just happen – it takes a lot of time, planning and a little love!
Wardrobe & Location
I always explain to my customers about the importance of wardrobe and location as both these elements make or break lifestyle portraiture. I will give advice about what to wear and more importantly what not to wear, and in a family shoot it’s important to stick to a similar colour palette and I personally love soft plain colours for a very timeless look.
I love to shoot portraits at locations that have colour and texture. I’m often asked to photograph children at home in their gardens, and whilst this will work in some situations, it does really depend what your garden has in it I can work with. You don’t need large grounds or anything grand, just a feature or two that looks interesting. In this shoot, we went to my client’s house, as she happened to have a gorgeous old purple shed, which looked so good with the outfits we chose for her daughter.
In this shoot, this lovely young lady chose to wear one of the tutus I have for clients to borrow – a gorgeous soft grey one with an ivory cardigan. If you would like a similar style shoot for a little girl, I now have a ‘dressing-up box’ of beautiful elegant tutus from Angel Face and matching items for clients to borrow. It is such a gorgeous look that can be accessorised to look pretty (with glittery pumps) or edgy (with chunky boots or converse booties and a little jacket), so it can work all year round.
After your shoot I will then individually tone and hand-edit every image in my signature style for a beautiful and professional finish. Here’s a little selection from this shoot….