Lovely visitor to the garden.
Lovely visitor to the garden.
Loads of fun photographing this lovely couple in Southsea last week. We met just outside the Pyramids and had a wander around the rock gardens and along the sea front.
I think it is fairly safe to say that Darryl was quite comfortable in front of the camera, and whilst Coral was a little more nervous to begin with it didn’t take her long to get in to the swing of things and have some fun.
There are a couple of months to go until the big day, but I am really looking forward to it. I am sure it will be a fantastic day with lots of laughter.
Having worked with Miriam King on a recent portrait shoot she asked me if I would like to work with her again on some more portraits to showcase her hair and makeup. Of course I had to say yes, and now I can share a few examples of her work. Our lovely model for the day was Jess.
Miriam calls this stye her no-makeup makeup.
We are already planning further shoots, so look out for more here soon!
After my recent trip to India I wasn’t expecting to be doing any more travelling for a while, but then the chance to go to Costa Rica came up. Having never been there either, I just had to say yes!
And so it was that I found myself almost exactly the opposite side of the Earth to Bangalore, in San Jose.
Temperatures were much more comfortable at around 25C during the day. One thing that surprised me was that it wasn’t all pure blue skies the whole time. In fact much of the time it looked more like the photo above.
But not all the time as this photo across the rooftops shows.
Sadly my trip was very brief, just a few days, and not a lot of free time to explore so I definitely have to go back again some time!
Anyway, until the next time, take care!
Lorna and I were invited to the Hawk Conservancy Trust in Andover this week, to celebrate the 25th wedding anniversary of our friends Emma and John.
Though I was not there to photograph the renewal of their vows, I thought I would take along my camera anyway. Though I don’t have the long lenses a nature photographer would have I figured I could still capture some interesting shots of the birds in flight.
If you would like to find out more about the Hawk Conservancy Trust and support their wonderful work, check out their web site: http://www.hawk-conservancy.org
So here are just a couple of the shots I managed to capture.
Fantastic day! I wonder what Emma and John will plan for their 50th anniversary..?
Had to share my favourite photo from a recent portrait session. Love this shot of Samantha.
Hair & Make-up by Miriam King.
I was lucky enough to spend a couple of days in Bangalore (or Bangaluru to give the city it’s official name), just walking around with my camera. It was hot, around 35C during the day and dropping only as far as 28C at night.
Not being either a Mad Dog nor an English man, I avoided the mid day sun. It is too harsh to photograph in anyway, unless you are lucky enough to find some nice open shade, so early morning and evening are the best times to wander.
India has been described as a country of contradictions and I think it is fair to say that Bangalore is a perfect example. On the one hand you have shiny, new buildings that would not look out of place in any capital city around the world, but then the pavements in front of those buildings that are cracked and uneven making you watch where you are walking at all times. Traders selling fresh fruit and veg from carts at the side of the road contrasting with the high class, air conditioned, boutiques selling “western” fashion.
There were a few things that really struck me whilst I was there though. There are a lot of security guards outside just about every office block, shopping centre and apartment building. People everywhere were cleaning and tidying. Driving seems to be an exercise in trying to see just how many cars and motorbikes can be crammed in to the streets, and it seems that tooting constantly seems to be compulsory.
But the one thing I don’t think I will ever forget is just how friendly everyone was (even the security guards). No matter where I went I was always made to feel very welcome. I have travelled quite a lot in the past, and have always enjoyed meeting new people, but I don’t think I have ever been made to feel so welcome as I did in India.
I really hope I get to go back some time, perhaps more into the countryside and villages to see a more rural side of life.
The Park House Hotel is a lovely little hotel to have a small, intimate wedding. That is exactly what Heather and Tom wanted, with their closest friends and family there to see them tie the knot.
Heather told me that having had the engagement session she was much more relaxed about the photos at the wedding. I think she probably had other things to be nervous about…!
She certainly seemed a lot more relaxed though!
This is a classic, the evening reception was with a Star Trek theme, each table being a different planet and lots of Trekkie Trivia for everyone to enjoy.
Pretty relaxed about the photos now. 🙂
PS – Have a wonderful Christmas!
Spotted this little chap whilst walking around Southampton. I think he’s pretty neat. 🙂
On a chilly day in November, Victoria and Douglas arrived in Southampton for their wedding ceremony. Close friends and family arrived to see them celebrate their love for each other.
Stopping off in the park for a few autumnal portraits, on the way to the Princess Caroline waiting for them in the harbour.
Being on board a ship was also the perfect place to watch the Bonfire Night fireworks display.
And who can resist a Titanic moment…