Beulah Mini & Mum Dresses

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Arrival of Beulah Dresses for Children

Lovely to return almost 3 years after her wedding, to photograph the beautiful Lady Natasha Rufus Isaacs with her stunning daughter Georgia, both donning dresses from Natasha’s fashion range Beulah.

Founded in 2010 by Natasha along with Lavinia Brennan, Beulah London was born out of a desire to design and produce beautiful clothes that empower and inspire the women who wear them, whilst being committed to raising awareness of the plight of women trapped by human slavery.

This luxury fashion brand with a social conscience has inspired some of the world’s most influential women to wear the label, including the Duchess of Cambridge.

Wishing them all the success in their journey.

 

Ice Maiden Sophie Montagne frontispiece Countrylife

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Portrait of Ice Maiden Sophie Montagne

Very honoured to have met and photographing this inspiring young lady –  Sophie Montagne.     As covered recently on the BBC news, Sophie is part of the first all female team attempting to cross Antartica later in November this year.   The team has just returned from 3 weeks training in the Norwegian Wilderness, where they have skied 463km and climbed over 6000m, pulling 50kg behind them (about 75% of their bodyweight).

In November, their 3 month journey will be cover 1,700km during which they will be battling temperatures of -50C with wind speeds over 60mph.    Some feat.   Follow them on twitter @exicemaiden.

 

Family portraiture

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Portrait of siblings on their trikes

As I peer out of my kitchen window today, it’s raining ‘sideways’ and last November’s sunny day photographing this wonderful family in Gloucestershire already seems a life time ago.   Where does time go?

I love this portrait of these two siblings on their cherished trikes.    All the elements work perfectly – framed between two trees, lovely backlight making them stand out from the background, and both giggling in anticipation of the race!    A moment of magic.

 

Portrait of HM the Queen

Posted on in Portrait photography

Happy Sapphire Anniversary Your Majesty

At 90 years of age HM The Queen has been reigning over us now for 65 years and is still carrying on strong.   She is a true inspiration to us all.   Thank you Your Majesty for all that you have done, and continue to do, for our country and commonwealth.

I am feeling immensely privileged to have met and photographed HM The Queen on a few occasions.

When attending a course in portrait photography at the Royal Kensington and Chelsea College, we were asked by our tutor to consider how we would measure success – would it be financial, how many people we recruit, books published, recognition, awards, exhibitions etc?    I suspect that financial needs have driven most of my achievements, but photographing HM the Queen is an honour that’s going to be hard to beat!

Readman sisters

Posted on in Sibling photography

Portrait of three stunning sisters

I took this portrait earlier this year, on a swelteringly hot day in May.  It’s hard, on a dark rainy and cold winter’s night, ever to imagine being hot again!

Along with many other portraits I took during our shoot, this has been kept under wraps until their father’s birthday last Saturday.    Happy Birthday Peter!

I wanted to share this photograph as I feel it captures their intimacy, humour and beauty…   Something I strive to capture in family & sibling portraiture.

With three daughters of my own, I can but hope that they will be as loving and fond of each other as these three sisters.

 

 

Posted on in Editorial photography

Messums Wiltshire for Country Life Magazine

One of the things I love most about being a portrait photographer is the variety of my work, the people I meet, and the places I visit.   One day I’m photographing children, another adults, sculptures, interiors,weddings, etc.    One day I’m in Dorset, another Wiltshire, Hampshire, Gloucestershire.   No day or commission is ever the same.

A recent portrait commission from Country Life Magazine took me to the new gallery, Messums, which has recently opened in the Medieval Tithe Barn located in Tisbury, Wiltshire.   Here I had the pleasure of photographing Lord Margadale, the owner of the Tithe barn and Johnny Messum the founder of the gallery.   I was also asked to capture the stunning interior & ceiling of the barn, and their inaugural exhibition of stone and bronze sculptures.

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Portrait of a boy playing the piano

Posted on in Children photography

Portrait of a young pianist

This is a portrait of Milo – future musician of the year!  Well, at least his hand positions on the piano certainly suggest this – he looks like a total natural. However I can assure you the noise coming from the piano suggested otherwise!

As a portrait photographer nothing could stop me picking up the camera and photographing this friend’s son whilst they were staying with me in Dorset this last weekend.   His captivating eyes, engaging smile and happy & relaxed temperament made him the perfect model.  I can’t wait for our photoshoot in the New Year.