10 December 2007

Jess's portfolio

It feels like ages ago that I photographed Jess!  We had a lovely afternoon together with her friends acting as great photographer's assistants, looking after me and carrying my bag.  All of these photographs were taken at Jess's home and in the garden, which shows how you can get great images at home.  Jess has a great look and has the potential to be a model with such a strong look - I love that she has such porcelain looking skin.

09 December 2007

Baby Alex

In April 2006 Rob and I photographed Jenny and Nick's wedding, and now they have a new addition to the family, baby Alex who I was recently invited to photograph.  We're going to make a record of his first year, and here are the photographs that I recently took when he was 1 month old.  The next series of photographs will be when Alex is 3 months old, and then again at 6 months, 9 months and finally his first birthday, just in time to make Christmas cards with the family portrait for 2008.

Ellie passes her grade 8

Our daughter, Ellie, started to learn the flute from the age of 6, and has worked her way through the grade exams, including her music theory exams since she was 7.  In November she took her Grade 8 in her flute at just 15, and we have just heard that she has passed!  We are all over the moon for her, and want to thank Hannah Horn, her teacher, for helping her to get there in just 6 months.  Thanks also to Kate Warriner who play the piano accompaniment for her in her exam.

Now Ellie is working hard on her piano in the hope that she passes her grade 5 in that this time next year, and she is starting off working on her Flute Diploma too.

Good luck Ellie - we're proud of you, and wish you so much success in your life as a musician.  Wow!  You amaze me!

The Hughes Family

Just before I fell ill I had a great afternoon with the Hughes family and their dogs in the pine woods and at the beach in Formby.  We were working on getting a photograph of the children for grandma's birthday, and also managed to get loads of other great photographs too on our walk - I think we were out for about 3 hours in total.

Photos for Mama

I was really lucky to photography Beverly and Nicola's children for a christmas present for Mama.  The kids were great fun, and I think we got some great photographs of them all.

What's been happening?

Well, I have been poorly for the last few weeks, and am just recovering, but I thought that as I sit here wrapped up on the sofa, watching a rom com with Ellie with the fire keeping us warm, it would be an idea to share some of the work I have done recently.

Hope you enjoy.

07 December 2007

Semi Finalist in Photo Contest

Exciting news!  I'm still recovering from a really nasty bug, but had to post my exciting news.  I have just found out that I have got through to the semi final of an international photography competition!  I am one of 10 semi finalists in the 'Couples' section (there are 3 sections in all, Weddings, Couples, and People with 10 semi finalists in each section), and the finalists will be announced at an international photographers convention in Tampa in the USA, on my birthday, 5th January! 

The first stage was judged by 5 eminent international photographers, and now the semi finalist images will be voted on by around 10,000 photographers from around the world.   Keep your fingers crossed for me!

02 December 2007

Not well

Zoe has asked me to post just to let everyone know that she is unfortunately not well at the moment with a nasty bronchial infection.  She hopes to be back on top form in the next week, and will be posting some of the images she took before she fell ill.