Hampstead Heath in North London is one of my most favorite places to photograph families. I often joke I ought to move closer, as I end up travelling up there a lot for family photoshoots, especially in the summer months. It has a perfect mix of wide open spaces, big blue skies, plenty of shaded areas to escape to during the hot summer days, and not forgetting the glorious views over London from Parliament Hill – always a hit with my expat clients living in the area.Read More
Today I’m showcasing photographs from my Business Stories photoshoot with Elizabeth Searle Designs and chatting with her about business and her experience having her photos taken. If you feel nervous about your photos being taken, or unsure if your office or studio would look good in pictures, Elizabeth’s interview is a must-read!Read More
January and February were busy months for us. After returning from our Christmas trip to the Scottish Highlands, we had a couple days break before Sasha and I headed to Russia to visit my parents for New Year – and he enjoyed some quality time with them while I quickly nipped back to London.Read More
As you well know, my specialty are unposed, documentary photoshoots, be it 2 hours or the whole day, breakfast to bedtime. While with a Day in the Life photoshoot it’s basically a no-brainer: you get on with your normal day and I document it, a shorter photoshoot stumps some of my clients for ideas on what to do.
So, I’ve put together a list of things you could do together as a family for your documentary photography session in the Spring – whatever the weather. Choose one that speaks to you as a family – either something you do together on a regular basis, or something you’ve always wanted to do and know will enjoy.Read More
How would it feel if, many years from now, you could look back and remember exactly how it was today? Exactly how it was, in every little detail.
Not just how you all looked, but how it FELT.
I still have this vivid image in my head: I’m sitting in a bathroom of the real-life Downton Abbey, pumping milk, while a bride is getting ready for her big day in the grand bedroom next door. My client is patient and understanding: I’ve explained that I’m a breastfeeding mother, and I’ve arranged for a second photographer to join me for a day to compensate for the time that I will be hiding in the bathroom, expressing milk, just like I’m doing right now.Read More
I often joke that I don’t remember much from the first 2 years of my son’s life as he basically didn’t sleep – and neither did I. He did of course, but anything to do with sleep was a major struggle. One of the things I had to do daily was to go for a walk with him, so he’d have a nap – the only way he’d nap for over a year was in his Baby Jogger City Mini – and so that I could actually do some work in my business.Read More