Modern Woman Beauty & Fashion Portraits: Kirsty and her Wedding Dress

Last year when I took some beauty and fashion portraits for Kirsty, she bought along her own wedding dress to be photographed in.

Kirsty got married on 11th May 2013 at Heythrop Park, in the Cotswolds.  I asked Kirsty to tell me about her dress during the shoot.

She said “her dress was designed by Lusan Mandongus, who is known for a more high fashion approach to her designs. Also working as a model, I have worn many dresses over the years and never had the wow feeling when I tried any of them on. However, when I saw this dress, it was unlike anything I had ever seen or worn before. It was so different, yet felt vintage and classic. I loved the dropped waist with reams and reams of fluted silk chiffon billowing below, and how it wafted when I walked.

On the day I wore a Jenny Packham head dress, earnings from a vintage store on Etsy and a swarovski bracelet from Camden market. I made my bridal belt myself.

It wasn’t that long ago that I got married, but it was still nice to be able to see and feel my wedding dress again for the shoot with Rav, and to know I could still get it on!”.

Thank you Kirsty for sharing your story and here’s some of my favorite images.

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Isobel & Will’s Engagement Shoot in London

In May, I had the pleasure to photograph Isobel and Will’s engagement shoot in London.  I love London it such an exciting place, full of so much energy and life around the city and park areas.  Its always had amazing textures and back drops for creating beautiful imagery.

Wandering through Leadenhall Market took me back through memory lane of when I use to live in London. The ornate roof structure, painted green, maroon and cream, and cobbled floors of the current structure, designed in 1881 by Sir Horace Jones (who was also the architect of Billingsgate and Smithfield Markets). The impressive lighting is on during the day and creates such a warm, timeless feel as you walk through.

I asked Isobel to tell me how they met.  She said that her and Will were close friends at Durham, when they were studying at the same college. Will had a stunning proposal planned on the final day of our nine day hike in the French Pyrenees last August. We’d climbed up the mountain in the morning and he proposed at the top. The shock (or the altitude) caused me to have a nosebleed straightaway so he had to wait a good five minutes before I could give him an answer!

Here’s a few of my favorite images to share before next Saturday, when it’s their wedding day!

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The Guild of Professional Photographers Image of the Month Competition

Being a member of the Guild of Professional Photographers I try to make time to enter my work for image of the month competition.  I believe it helps me to push myself more each time i have enter and really think about training my eye when creating beautiful imagery for clients.

The March results have been published and I entered my classic and timeless fine art beauty and fashion portrait of Kirsty in the people category and very pleased it won a bronze bar.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look 😉

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Children’s Lifestyle Shoot in Cornwall

Last May, I was booked for a family lifestyle portrait shoot by a client that have commissioned me for a few years now and this gave me the opportunity to travel to Cornwall.

The north Cornish coast is an beautiful, relaxing and fun place for a holiday.  There is so much to do whatever the weather, on the beach, in or on the sea, and walking the coastal paths.  Their house was built in the 1920s and it has an amazing view out to sea and has been their family’s holiday home for 70 years.  It is a great place to escape to, far away from the stresses of normal life.  As you can imagine, there is lots of room for their family and friends to visit and everyone who comes to stay simply loves it!

Meet the two brothers who are Alex, aged 6 and Richard, aged 3.  I have always found it fun photographing children as you can let them play and dress up,  as that is what a lot of kids love to do at this age. The boys loved playing in their pirates outfits – who wouldn’t!

As a photographer there is always something special when capturing moments like these and seeing their individual personalities in photographers.  As we all know children grow up so fast these days.  Here’s a few of my favorite images to share and if you are interested in a lifestyle photo shoot you can get in touch via my contact page or call me for a chat.

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Business Headshots for Grant Colyer Celebrity Psychic Medium also known as “Mr Validator”

Last month, I had the absolute pleasure of taking professional headshots for Grant Colyer, who is extremely gifted and the most down to earth chap you could meet.  Grant is known in the industry as “Mr Validator” and is considered to be one of the best Celebrity Mediums in the UK.

Working as a Universal Psychic Medium, Grant was exclusively invited to investigate the X Factor House in October 2014 by Simon Cowell.  Grant also specialises in Trance Medium, Clairvoyant, and Tarot Reader, Ghost Investigations, Presenting and hosting radio shows as well as appearing on television, in particular on BCC, CNN, Felixstowe TV, the “Becoming Psychic” You Tube Channel and offering live stage performances.

I was delighted to work with Grant to create some images for him, during which he was kind enough to make time from his busy schedule to answer a few questions.

Enjoy reading Grant’s answers below.

Tell me in 50 words about your job?

My job of being the Psychic Medium is to Guide and give warmth to people in need, that may be in a private one to one session or in a demonstration. It is also to provide evidence that life continues after this one.

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Which part of the job inspires you the most?

Well that easy to answer!!  All of it, but what inspires me the most is the people you meet along the way, I have met some incredible energies doing this work.

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What’s the most impressive feedback you’ve had from a client?

God there are so many to list, it has to be telling the lads from One Direction they would be as big as the Beatles – I think that tops it for me! I do get amazing feedback from clients on a daily basis.

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Who do you admire the most?

My daughter Sacha is who I admire, this is a girl who lost her mother to cancer at 11 years old and still manages to smile every day through her own suffering.

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Do you have a favourite quote?

Life comes and life goes but in the universe it always glows.

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Do you have any current offers that you can extend to my readers?

I have an Easter special on my website to book a one hour reading with myself via telephone or skype.

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If you wish contact Grant with any questions about his work, you can also find him on twitter and facebook as well as linkedin.

If you are planning to update your business or personal headshots, please don’t hesitate to contact me.