Laughter is a medicine that cannot be underestimated. A tonic for the bad days and a reminder to the world that you are strong enough to take it on and win.
There is a vulnerability in youth that carries through your teenage years and well into adulthood. Capturing that hesitation and the gap between childhood and adulthood is an honour I can’t well describe.
I had the pleasure of working with this young dancer recently. She worked very hard during the session and we managed to create some gorgeous portraits!
If you’re interested in having your own fine art dance photo shoot, I’d love to help! Please get in touch, to discuss your ideas.
For Valentine’s Day, and to celebrate the opening of my new studio in Horsmonden, I ran a very special offer for one lady to come into my studio and enjoy my ‘Womanhood’ experience, encouraging her to celebrate and love who she is right now. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Gemma from Social Mums was the lucky winner, and in April, I welcomed her into my studio. She received some special pampering from Deborah at Hall of Fame – Styling, followed by the portrait shoot itself. Gemma had brought in a number of different outfits, as discussed during her consultation, and I chose different backdrops and poses to compliment them. As with most of my new clients, Gemma was a little nervous on arrival, but she did so well and we managed to create a great collection of gorgeous new portraits for her, which she loved! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Gemma, thank you for allowing me to photograph you – you were amazing!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Hair and Make-Up Styling: Deborah at Hall of Fame - Styling
It’s often said that the eyes are a gateway to the soul. Capturing that sense of passion and fire in a single portrait is the greatest achievement (and challenge!) of my job.
🌼 10 Facts Every Woman Should Know: 🌼
1. Everyone has rolls when they bend over.
2. When someone tells you that you're beautiful, believe them. They aren't lying.
3. Sometimes we all wake up with breath that could kill a goat.
4. For every woman unhappy with her stretch marks is another woman who wishes she had them.
5. You should definitely have more confidence. And if you saw yourself the way others see you, you would.
6. Don't look for a man/woman to save you. Be able to save yourself.
7. It's okay to not love every part of your body....but you should.
8. We all have that one friend who seems to have it all together. That woman with the seemingly perfect life. Well, you might be that woman to someone else.
9. You should be a priority. Not an option, a last resort, or a backup plan.
10. You're a woman. That alone makes you pretty damn remarkable.
-Written by Austin Blood
I’m so excited to finally be sharing this with you! In May, I attended a Rachel Neville Photography Workshop in London. It was great to be able to learn from Rachel, and work alongside some lovely photographers and dancers. It was a very hands-on course, and for each of the images here, I had chosen the pose, lighting, and outfits, as well as directing the dancers. Rachel obviously helped to get the best from the dancers and tweak the poses if they needed it, and it was such a great experience!
It was great to be able to work with both women, men, and two dancers at once (pas de deux), and all the dancers were so lovely! I totally fell in love with this genre of work, as I knew I would, and I’m super keen to bring this into my business, by offering fine art dance portraits in Kent.
If you are interested in getting your own fine art dance portraits, please do get in touch - I would love to work with you!
When my clients suggest they’re not photogenic or confident in front of the camera I love to prove them wrong. Let me do the hard work and give you back a version of yourself you may never have seen before. Trust that your inner confidence and strength will be right there in front of my lens, waiting to be captured.
Make-Up: Deborah at Hall of Fame - Styling
I recently welcomed baby Euan back into my studio. His Mummy is one of my oldest friends and I've had the honour of photographing this little guy whilst he was still a bump, as a newborn and now at 5 months old! How wonderful it's been to record his early days 💕 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If you'd like me to photograph your baby through the early days and beyond, just get in touch and let me tailor a package to suit you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If eyes are the gateway to the soul then make sure they’re telling the best possible story of you. Some of my clients begin their shoot with trepidation and a natural hesitancy to directly face the camera. I love to watch women unfold in front of my camera and by the end there is no fear in facing the world head on.
A throwback to this beautiful lady. Such a gorgeous personality, we had such a laugh during her session. The session was with her two daughters, but it was important to get some portraits of her on her own too.
As Mums, we tend to let the focus remain on the children, and put ourselves last. As a photographer, I want to help women exist in photographs and allow Mums to take the spotlight too.