I love a good romance

When someone asks me about my job and I reply “I’m a photographer” people always say something along the line of “Oh, cool. Weddings and stuff.” They’re not wrong. I do take beautiful images of peoples weddings. But I like to think it’s a little more than that. Photographers are calling themselves artists these days rather…

I dare to bare

Boudoir. It can be the one word that fills women either fear or curiosity. I’ve been creating boudoir portraits for men (yes, that does happen) and women for years and the misconceptions of what it actually is or means are vast. Many people see boudoir as a little harmless thrill. Something naughty to excite one’s…

Seven Day Challenge

So, Facebook sometimes has its uses. This time it has made me join in on a seven-day challenge. The rules were: “Posting a black and white photo each day for 7 days.  Photos of my life, no people, no words, no comments” This was my kind of fun, perhaps you joined in yourself? I definitely added…

Thin veil

The dark half of the year is upon us and I’m for one am very happy. Halloween for me is much more than dressing up in gory costumes and asking for treats. (although who doesn’t love that part!) It’s a time of reflection and personal learning. The mythology of this time of year is very much…

The power of Portraits

Something happened to me this week that I want to share with you. I was at a shoot where my client was super nervous. She wasn’t sure about how she would look on camera as (like most women these days) she was concerned about her body image. Our concept for the shoot was based on…

Firing the imagination

I’ve been dying to show this off for a few months now.  For the past few months, I’ve been working with a good friend of mine, the magnificent paranormal and Gothic author, Catherine Green. Emerging from many fun and fascinating meetings is this, her title book cover for her new novel, The Vampire of Blackpool, available…

How it’s made.

I love watching how something is made. Seeing the love and devotion that people put into crafting or creating really pushes a button for me. So when I got the opportunity to see how fine art jewellery was being produced I jumped at it. John Mckellars’ is nestled in the corridor of cobbled lanes of church street,…

Doing it, together.

When you’re part of a couple you do all sorts of things together.  Movies, walks, sports, breakfast in bed. The list, happily, goes on. We routinely take out our mobile phones and take a quick snapshots. I do it myself. That got me thinking. Why not give these moments a fitting pedestal. After all they…

Atomic Blonde

I’m a nerd, I’ve absolutely no problem confessing that fact. When I find something that is both interesting in plot and visually intriguing, I may obsess. Just a little. The brilliant trailers to the new film, Atomic Blonde has had just that effect. The action, the style of costume, the storyline,  hell even the lighting (yes…

A dish, too tempting.

  Have you ever been to an event and offered food that looks so tempting that you just can’t wait to taste it? I have, it’s a small part of the reason  I love being a food photographer. We’ve all been victim to how amazing something looks on a menu rather than the sound of…

Making movies 

Anyone who has been reading my blog or knows me understands how I feel about the necessity of portraits. How much of a wonderful privilege and luxury they really are.  I honestly see them as your story, immortalised. Such wondrous celebration deserves to have every part of the exuberant experience wrapped in beauty. Hence my gorgeous handmade, bespoke folio…