Dogs in the studio – again

With an ongoing Covid Lockdown, again…it seems my only willing and available model is Dexter. He is actually getting really quite good and is really learning his craft. I know many will think it is staged, but it’s not. I set up this still life/ lifestyle scene for a shoot and young Mr. Dexter ever…

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Simple living still life

I grabbed some pretty white roses and set this scene, I wanted to explore simple colour palettes; cool, clean and crisp. Natural light , soft shadows with an almost ethereal glow through the window. Only changing it up a little. On the right is my pretty new room divider, looks so great in images too.…

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Tea with friends

I was recently setting up some still life in the studio, the dogs were with me, as per usual. This was my scene below. I barely snapped the scene above and Dexter just happened to pop up on the chair, far more interested in the chocolate chip muffins (which he didn’t get) than anything else.…

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Dogs in the studio…

While we were in lockdown, my daughter and I decided to have a little fun in the studio. Something I had seen before and wanted to try. Not everything went to plan on the day, but it was still loads of fun. Throwing treats for Dexter to catch and capturing him in action. I call…

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Mothers Day flowers – Red Tulips

Every year my daughters buy me flowers for Mother’s Day, but the last few years they have made sure they have been quite photogenic ones. They are not fancy or expensive, but the fact that they think about what I might also like to photograph is especially nice. I also had a little help in…

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In the studio – meet Braxton

About a month ago I shared some images of the gorgeous Jess 36 weeks pregnant, well she had a little boy and I recently had the honour of doing his first portraits at 4 weeks old. I also got cuddles!!!!!!!!!!!!! Awe so cute. So here he is young Mr Braxton. I don’t normally shoot new-borns,…

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Still Life – pink roses and tea cups

Just randomly playing with some beautiful pink roses and gypsophilum in the studio. Played with my 28-75mm lens and aperture from f/2.8 – f/5.0. Soft natural light. Soft cheesecloth (pink and cream), my chippy table and an old chippy stool, as well as the cute little teacup and saucer and my favourite bonsai scissors. I…

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In the studio – Sleeping Beauty #2

I know I shared sometime back in February the Sleeping Beauty studio shoot I did with Jesi Faun, this was our second shoot together. It was so popular, I was asked to run it as a workshop, which I did recently. As you will see from some of the images I took, not much changed,…

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Autumn Workshops – Steam Punk with Alexia

I have always had a fascination with Steampunk, I adore working with it in the studio. I guess many people do, as my Steam Punk workshops are often sold out. This one sure was. We were really lucky with the weather again and could leave the main doors open for most of the workshop. Gives…

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In the studio – Walpurgis Eve Pt 7

Lastly is the Vampire Bianca Solderini, was was the love and product of Romanus… “Bianca is an Italian vampire born in Florence, Italy in the late 1470s. She has sharp grey eyes and wavy golden hair, which she often interweaves with pearls, and is often described as a woman painted by Botticelli. Bianca lives a happy mortal life with…

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