October 12 News
Autumn at last and we can all snuggle back into cosy woollies and boots. I love this time of year and shooting outside with the strong Autumn colours is a joy – that is when I’m not having to pretend it’s Spring already! We shall be enjoying our last caravanning trip of the year this weekend to Robin Hoods Bay. Some say it may snow. More worrying is the need to keep a very active three year old entertained in a confined space. I’ve already compiled a detailed three page list of ‘things to do if it rains (snows -eek) ‘ so fingers crossed….
Jumping back to April now, where we start with a shoot for Grazia about ‘Anxiety in Modern Life’. Ashley told me how losing her high powered job in finance management, triggered crippling anxiety that left her barely able to function. She managed to turn her life around after using the Linden method and is now very much back in control.
A lovely shoot for Prima magazine, featuring Marie, who used social media to turn her life around. Marie is a working, single mum who wanted to get out more and meet new friends so joined ‘City Socialising’. As you can see – it seems to have worked!
I had the pleasure of meeting Michelle and her daughter Hannah, for a feature on autism for Femail. Michelle has a lovely family and doesn’t want autism to define her daughter. Autism is traditionally seen as a condition that affects boys, but new findings suggest that girls go undiagnosed because they find it easier to learn social skills that hide the signs of autism. This can mean undiagnosed girls growing up and having nothing to explain why they feel different.
Lastly, I enjoyed a very interesting day photographing three debates for Candis magazine. One of which was ‘What does it mean to be British today’?. The positive suggestions included: our charitableness, ethnic diversity, civil rights, the architecture, the Royal Family, our variety of food, accents and landscapes, popular culture and our sporting success. We hear a lot about how Britain is going downhill, but here at least are 10 reasons to be proud.
Enjoy your Halloween.
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