September Newsletter – curry, crime & cats

All change

As autumn rolls around again, I am back to full time availability and looking forward to getting stuck into some new challenges.  I love this time of year, especially seeing the leaves change and also knowing I’ll be able to snuggle back into my woolly jumpers soon.  In case it’s chilly already I thought these shots from a Weight Watchers shoot with Aktar Islam might warm you up. Gorgeous, healthy, colourful comfort food from his restaurant ‘Fiesta del Asado’ in Edgbaston.
After expressing an early interest in photography my mother (a policeman’s daughter) tried to persuade me to become a police photographer.  (Strange I know, but it was the only proper job she could think of).  Having the sort of stomach that turns at the mere thought of anything gruesome, I wasn’t having any of it!  So, when Fabulous magazine asked me to photograph Jill, a crime scene investigator for Manchester police, I was intrigued to find out how she copes with and enjoys her job. 
An interesting shoot now for Femail with the then UKIP MEP Godfrey Bloom. Tea and cake were provided – my kind of shoot!
This was a lovely job for the BBC at media city with Dianne Oxberry, broadcaster and presenter for North West Tonight.  Dianne is always a pleasure to photograph.
I found a lovely park right next to the sea, for this S Magazine shoot.  The crashing of the waves and the cries of the seagulls gave me that lovely holiday feeling and I felt instantly relaxed.  Victoria has brittle asthma and was told she would never be able to have children but after trailling a new drug she felt well enough to get pregnant and now has her adored miracle child Joshua.
Here are a few outtakes from a shoot with Liz Jones entitled ‘cat nav’ for Femail.  Sat navs were attached to Liz’s cats and dogs for a few days to see what they got up to. My mission was to get a group shot of Liz with her 4 cats and one dog. However one cat was feral and couldn’t even be found, another was distinctly unsociable, cat no.3 got very bored, cat no.4 didn’t like the dog and the dog didn’t really like any of them!
This couple got back together the day their decree absolute dropped though the door! A lovely heart warming story for Prima magaizne.
As mentioned I’m now back to full time availabilty, so please bear me in mind for those jobs ‘Up North’ and I hope to hear from you soon.Time to sign off now, but before I go, I thought I’d share a little of my instagram addiction with you.  Here are a few snaps from a day trip to Clovelly whilst holidaying in Devon.  Plus a cost effective way, at only £17, to display all those little memories to make a big impact. Here’s how to:

Bye for now

Claire
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