Friday, 29 November 2013

Leona's Head-shots.

These are a couple for Leona's acting profile...

Tuesday, 12 November 2013


Recently, a silly little nagging feeling keeps popping up in this small brain of mine and it's because I'm not doing enough to get to where I want to be (and that's taking photos of children and weddings).  I keep letting myself get distracted and I didn't even create a blog post in the whole of October!!!!

So, to sort this silly little nagging feeling out I've started a plan of action.

I am...
A) Going to submit more pictures to Getty Images. Even if I do hate doing the model release forms.
B) Keep taking Images.

C) Buy that 24-70mm f2.8 lens.
D) Take photos of children at my church... Or in other words... build up my portfolio.
E) Create flyers for local nurseries and schools. Starting with OLI (the places I did the nursery photos for before)
F) Keep up to date with photographic magazines

Ideally I want to have the flyers and posters designed and ready for Easter time because Easter will be the time that every parent in a 5 mile radius of me realises that they NEED to have their child photographed by my fair hands.

A couple of weekends ago I went to Photolive 2013 where I attended few seminars by wedding photographers- Gary Walsh, Catherine Conner and Kate Hopwell-Smith. They were all particularly inspiring... And today I picked up my "turning-pro" magazine and who should've written the first article? Cather Conner herself! What a small world.

Terry O'Neil

"You should only be a photographer if you really want to take pictures. If you don't then don't do it as a job. You must want to take pictures. I hate cameras though! They get in the way because the picture is in my mind and I do it, but you have to want to do it.
It was only when I stopped at around 65, doing it flat out, that I ever realised what a fantastic life I've had. When I look back and see all the people I've photographed I can't believe it. I wish I could have it all back" Terry O'Neil 

Monday, 11 November 2013

Christmas is coming!

It's only November but I work in retail so Christmas is practically tomorrow! I've mentioned it before but I work for The Body Shop and most of the time I really enjoy working for this company!

Anyways, for the past two weeks (...not continuously...) I've been sewing stocking shapes together so every person who works there can have one and if they're good they get a product and then the product goes into a stocking and then on Christmas Eve they get to take it home. YAY. And there's no worry about putting the product in the wrong stocking because there's a photo by each one! DOUBLE YAY. It makes me want to have Christmas ALL year round!

But baby Jesus was only born once so that can't happen.

Sophie is kindly modelling how happy everyone was to receive such a great stocking. Sophie also has a blog we should all look at...

Wednesday, 6 November 2013


I knitted a hat to go with that scarf which took me a million years. I used the same wool which was called Bonus Chunky and size 8 knitting needles... I made it by knitting a triangle shape and stitching it together at that back. If I were to do it again, I wouldn't do it like that... The shape wasn't quite right. It would be easier to get the shape right with knitting needles connected by wire.


This year my friend Rachel organised a murder mystery party and it was the best murder mystery I've ever been too!... I've only ever been to one but it was a lot of fun.