2018 is almost over, isn’t that insane?! It feels like yesterday it was January! What has been your favourite thing about 2018?
Week 42 – Remember, remember the 5th Of November
I don’t know if this week’s submission to my 52 week project counts but this is a re-edit of a shoot with Gemma using sparklers. A difficult shoot but I love having some time away from photos and revisiting them!
Week 43 – Bare trees and autumn leaves
This month, my partner and I attempted to be spontaneous and whisked ourselves away to Amsterdam where we ate lots, drank lots and got lost exploring the beautiful canals in search of ‘that shot’. I couldn’t quite work out whether we were going around in circles or we’d seen hundreds of different ones!
Week 44 – Icicles
Every year my mum and I visit Liberty’s in London to see their beautiful Christmas department. It’s a tradition that always gets me in the festive spirit, although we did stumble into a protest which wasn’t planned.
Week 45 – Instagram your self
Is it even Instagram if you haven’t got fake glasses? Meet your photographer ladies and gentlemen!
Summer’s supposedly over and the daily grind commences and finding a photo a week is tough! I don’t think I could dream of the 365 project. Look below at my images from this month.
Week 34 – Back to School
Being an adult can be pretty sucky. However, my back to school theme was my trip to Croatia. Probably the furthest I’ve ever been abroad, this holiday was full of fun and experiences. From getting stranded on a questionable boat in the middle of the ocean, finding our own little nook on a beach and attempting to crash a boat party.
Week 35 – Tie A Ribbon
Nothing makes me happier than photographing a wedding. It is such a privilege, and I have to say on the day is very stressful but, seeing their reaction to the images makes it all worthwhile.
Week 36 – Wacky Races
So this is my mother. I know what you’re thinking, doesn’t look very wacky, does it? But, this woman doesn’t drive, and the fact she managed to race me on her own without a car, I applaud.
Week 37 – Harvest festival
This post is very nostalgic, with week 37 being no exception. The Harvest festival used to be a big time for my school, I personally loved wrapping the boxes. It’s a shame I’m not that good at wrapping for Christmas. Here is my take on the Andy Warhol pop art trademark of the Cambell’s Soup.
This summer has been the hardest shooting outside, I have had so many sunburns, you have to remember to look after yourself while shooting as well as models! This month I had the pleasure of shooting some lovely people!
Week 31 – Living
A great night photographing Destination Groove at their function gig, here’s to more fun captures like this in the future.
Week 32 – It started with a kiss
Family photoshoots like the one below couldn’t have been more fun-filled and full of colour. That’s what a shoot is like when you book with me, I try to capture the fun and vibrancy of your family.
Week 33 – If I had a million pounds
I would spend my days hunting down locations like the one below! *Heart Eyes*
Some of the hottest weather on record began this month, and man alive this project is tough. To keep inspiration flowing, and to not feel constrained by the topics is so hard! See my 52-week submissions for June
Week 23 – Sub
In the world of photography, this title could cover all manner of sins. Literally. So here’s a boat! I live in a gorgeous part of Wiltshire and this challenge has really allowed me to see it in a new light.
Week 24 – Joint
Week 25 – Enough
This year has been a huge year for me, in a selfish way I have been focussing on myself, what I need in life. And this particular week, myself and the life of Lilly travelled to Hamburg for the weekend. I mean actually got on the plane without a suitable adult and just went to a different country. That’s enough spontaneity for a while.
Did somebody say it’s summer? A bit delayed with last month’s 52-week project. This is a hard project to be doing but I don’t think I’m deterred yet! Although I think we’re far from the 365 project, photographers that can even commit to them deserve a medal.
Week 18 – Different Perspective
This was a hard one, a lot can be said for perspective, are we talking architecture photography or a different angle? For me, a different perspective was discovering this old building in the town near why I grew up. It’s a gorgeous building I never knew existed but must have driven past a thousand times, a fresh perspective on somewhere I thought I knew. The golden hour helped the beauty too.
Week 19 – Inbetween
Game of Tetris anyone?
Week 20 – Layers
Now it’s supposed to be Summer, so layers don’t spring polo necks and tights to mind, so here’s some paint.
Week 21 – Pose
I have been dying to shoot with some blossoms and it makes me so sad that they’ve almost disappeared now. This week’s submission is from my first shoot with the canon 5d mk IV and Rosa Fury. I love the contrast between a derelict bus stop and pretty blossoms.
Week 22 – Curve
There’s something about retro things isn’t there? I find myself loving pin-up shoots, no matter how many time’s they’re done before, and anything 50’s – that includes an old jukebox. CD’s fitting my Week 22 theme perfectly.
Two weeks ago I turned 23 and I wanted to mark the occasion with a birthday blog post. With my birthday’s photography is always at the forefront. Last year was all about falling back in love with photography with a new camera lens and this year is all about thriving on it.
One of my gifts was the Navy Tog Bag, have you seen these? I mean they are the prettiest photography bags you will ever see and of course I got the blue one. We all know first impressions on a shoot are important, they can mean the difference between repeat bookings and one hit wonders.
On my first shoot with the bag, I was told ‘that’s a neat bit of kit!’, and it is, I’m not saying that the Tog Bag will improve business but it certainly makes you look the part.
For all those organised tog’s out there, the Tog Bag has slots for every piece of equipment you might need, it even has a hidden compartment for your laptop for editing on the go. Too big? They have a mini tog bag, which I confess is on my wishlist!
A new bag justified the purchase of the Canon 5D Mark IV, I went to Jessops and actually bought it. Having upgraded from the 7D, my reasoning was that it was time, although I am not bashing the 7D. I just want to make it known that a good camera does not a photographer make, I’ve come from the 1000D to the 7D and then to this, it is all about the photographer. This is not retirement for the 7D though, it is now resigned to the second in command.
The image above is from my latest shoot with the 5D and Rosa Fury