Portrait photography

Kate Adie by Dorset photographer Millie Pilkington

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A portrait of Kate Adie for Country Life Magazine

What a privilege to return to photograph Kate Adie in her home town in Dorset, this time for a feature I was covering for Country Life Magazine, out this month.   At 71 she looks incredible – perhaps her secret is keeping busy.    Although her days of being a war correspondent may be over, she is certainly not one to sit still.  Indeed she still works as a freelance journalist and public speaker, she presents ‘From our own Correspondent’ on Radio 4, is ambassador for various charities, and has written 5 books – including her best selling autobiography, ‘The Kindness of Strangers’.

I think this photo captures the essence of this remarkable lady – intelligence, humour, integrity, determination, strength and charm.

 

family portraiture

Posted on in Children photography, Portrait photography, Sibling photography

Capturing a moment between sisters

As a mother of three daughters myself, I love photographing girls.

There was something so special about these two sisters (aside from both being naturally beautiful and photogenic).   A combination of their contagiously happy spirit, gentle confidence, humility, kindness, and deep routed love for each other.   Whilst I captured a variety of stunning portraits of the two of them together (and individually), this image epitomises their relationship.     The subjects don’t have to be looking into the your eye to capture your attention – a moment can be every bit as powerful.    This was a moment for me.

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.

 

Portrait of HM the Queen

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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!