A while back I asked Kat, of Rock ‘n Roll Bride fame, to take part in a personal photography project of mine. She was all up for it, and I’m really pleased with the results (which can be seen in my personal portfolio). Somehow Kat managed to persuade me to also take some portraits of her with balloons (despite me protesting about balloons having been done to death :P), and these shots are what came out of that session. It was a blindingly bright and super hot day, not really ideal for an afternoon shoot, but I do like how a fair few of these came out, and I guess I’ll have to admit that the balloons are pretty cute. :D Also, doesn’t her hair just kick some serious ass!
On Friday I had the pleasure of taking portraits of author Michelle Lovric. Taking author portraits was a new experience for me, and it was interesting trying to approach the task from a perspective of ‘what does the portrait convey to the reader’. It did add another aspect to taking a portrait, and I must say I quite enjoyed the challenge.
It was also a great experience to be able to shoot in Michelle’s absolutely beautiful flat, and to hear about her life, which sounds pretty enviable to me seeing that she divides her time between London and Venice – my two favourite cities!
Phew. This is probably the fastest I’ve ever gone through editing a shoot! I just kept on seeing images that looked lovely and made me want to get a closer look. :D Magali and Jeff were real troopers, braving the ice cold wind sweeping over Hampstead Heath, and succeeding in looking like they didn’t mind! They were such a lovely couple to shoot and were up for all of my ideas. As creative people themselves (Jeff is one of the forces behind Cherry Ekko and Magali is a designer), they seemed to instantly understand what I was trying to do with any particular pose, which made the whole shoot so nice and effortless.
It’s cold in London. Cold and dark. Still, some lights shine brightly.
I had a lovely maternity shoot with Cat & Mike today. I ran out of space for some of my lofty ideas, but all in all I’m pretty pleased with what we got. It was lovely working with Cat, and after some resistance I even managed to persuade her into this cutesy Christmas parcel shot. :D Well, this little fellow is going to be a Christmas baby after all!