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Friday, 25 November 2011

Anna and Jonny - an autumn engagement shoot

What a day we picked for Anna & Jonny's engagement shoot.  Being out and about in the countryside on such a beautiful day certainly set the mood.  Our adventure took us over moor, through woodland, by water, and standing in a crop field!  I think they both thought I was a bit bonkers when we pulled up by the edge of the field but I'm so pleased they went with it as we're all really happy with the images!  They're a fantastic couple and I've really enjoyed getting to know them both over the past few months.  Plus, everytime I pop round, Anna's Mum Carol has baked a new cake for us all to try out - perks of the job!  I'm really looking forward to being a part of the wedding next August in the contemporary surroundings of The Hepworth.  Enjoy the rest of the preparations you two!

Friday, 11 November 2011

Nicky and Ben

I've had some lovely engagement shoots over the past few weeks.  They are a great way for my future wedding couple and me to get to know each other and to have a bit of fun!  Nicky and Ben's shoot back in October was no exception.  We had been emailing quite a bit prior to the shoot about the usual things, location, what to wear etc. and then when I suggested the 15th October for the shoot Nicky wrote straight back to tell me this is the exact date Ben asked her out 7 years ago!  Nicky's Mum and Dad live in beautiful Soyland so we decided to take a walk around the area for the shoot.  Nicky's Mum, Ann joined us and quickly became chief balloon holder and we all ambled down to Millbank woods.  It was so peaceful and the sun was shining through the branches, I love working in this light.  It was a lovely way to spend a couple of hours on a sunny Saturday morning and here's looking forward to the wedding next year!

Friday, 4 November 2011


The Indian summer seems a long time ago now we are in the throes of autumn.  This is when I had the first shoot with Jemima.  It was the autumn session of my Seasons portrait package and we decided to photograph Jemima indoors.  The sun was streaming through the windows - magic light!  Mum Rebecca is a fantastic knitter and seems to be able to turn her expert hand to anything crafty.  We had chatted about incorporating this element into the shoot.  Rebecca's Mum had made a wonderful handstitched patchwork creation many years ago.  Jemima sat on it whilst playing with her collection of toys, including my favourite, a cat on wheels!  Here are a few images from this lovely shoot including brother Harry and Dad Simon.  Roll on the Christmas session.  I'm going to be photographing the children making goodies in the kitchen and decorating the Christmas tree!