Good morning and welcome to my November newsletter which jumps back to Autumn 2020.
I met Sharon and Ellie for this editorial photoshoot with Fabulous magazine which was part of a really positive case study about families and Down’s Syndrome. We didn’t get off to the best start in the park as Ellie was scared of dogs and after seeing a few walking past was very tense and couldn’t enjoy her photoshoot. We changed tactics and headed to their garden. Ellie instantly felt safe and relaxed and was much more herself, making it easy to capture her personality and the special mother and daughter bond.
I was invited back to Spire Barristers in Leeds to keep their corporate headshots up to date. Spire are specialists in family and public law and it’s always nice to see them.
This was a fun shoot with Lynn Barrow in Staffordshire for WI Life magazine. Lynn is a tour manager for a holiday company, but when the pandemic hit she began hosting ‘paint along’ sessions for WI members. She only started painting a few months before when her husband bought her a watercolour paint set. Lynn got her brand name ‘Quirky Bird Watercolours’ from her doodles of quirky birds! I’ve since been to photograph Lynn a second time when one of her paintings was commissioned for the cover of WI Life.
This was my first commercial photoshoot for the car repair company, Activate Accident Repair when they asked me to photograph their brand new premises in Leeds. My brief was to capture exteriors and interiors, a socially distanced group shot and reportage shots of people at work. I’ve never seen such a clean organised garage and I was really impressed with the guys in the garage – they are highly skilled and have such attention to detail. I’ve gone on to cover another two sites for this growing company.
It was a pleasure to photograph Shona and her baby girl Violet. Shona has been through an awful lot in her life as she was born with a congenital heart condition which meant having a baby could be life threatening. Shona now has a mechanical heart and is waiting for a heart transplant. Two good reasons to think about organ donation.
I visited Mills and Reeve, a law firm, to update their corporate headshots in Manchester. A nice white blurry hint of office often makes for an effective background.
I love photographing writer Jill and her twin girls. Jill writes for Femail and always has interesting photoshoot ideas to go along with her stories. These images were for a feature on ‘cooking on an open fire’ with about 10 different dishes involved. Jill puts in an awful lot of prep for these shoots – she is a superstar and so organised! This slate background is actually some of my spare bathroom tiles!
Thanks for reading, speak to you soon.
I had fun photographing husband and wife, Sam and Samuel - who own Sweet Squared in Leeds. Sweet Squared is home to beauty and hair products and also training for industry professionals.Read more
Welcome to my June newsletter - I hope you are all well. We kick off with my photoshoot at communications company, Scriba, in my home town of Huddersfield. Scriba is housed in one of the towns many old mills and they have decorated their office beautifully.Read more
Hi everyone - I’m starting my May '23 news post by jumping back to last year, where I had a mini trip round the UK to photograph a recruitment campaign for EE. With marketing agency SMRS heading the campaign and working alongside videographers, we visited stores in Manchester...Read more
MCS is a renewable energy certification company. This lifestyle photoshoot in Chorley was to form a case study to illustrate a family who have had a ground source heat pump installed. To feature the engineer and how the family use the energy it provides in their home. Really lovely family who made us all very welcome.Read more
This was a lovely relaxed editorial photoshoot for Good Housekeeping Magazine down in Derbyshire. I went along to the George Pub in Ashbourne, to photograph the landlady Siobhan, for a feature about living sustainably.Read more