Portrait and Landscape…..

A busy week.  Seven schools in five days.  The second image was taken at one of my schools on Thursday whilst I was waiting to take year groups.  It made a change to see such a lovely landscape view and natural light in my “office” for the afternoon.  Far too often I’m stuck in a spare bog standard classroom.   This image was taken on my work’s camera – Nikon D300s with a 35mm lens.

The first image was on I took today, a quick portrait of Jonny on the water, training. I used my OMD EM1 with 12-40mm lens.  Neither image has been edited (apart from putting into black and white).

xox

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Today #2

 

I’ve been hanging out for the weekend ALL week. There must be something wrong with me because I feel exhausted most of the time and I am wishing my weekdays away. I had no plans for the weekend – the boys are away and Mia has stacks of studying to do.

In-between the mundane – here is a snapshot of the little things that made my day today.

1. A week old white roses – 3 quid from Aldi – none of this £45 a bunch crap –  that Interflora were trying to charge me to send to my mum for Mothers Day.  Utter bollocks.

2.Wholemeal, homemade pizza prep – to be eaten later, washed down with a glass of red watching The Voice, ogling Ricky Wilson with my girl.

3.Revision food for Mia – smoothie in the making.

4. Homemade flourless chocolate and lime cake for after I have finished drooling at the TV.

5. The most two interesting things I saw on my walk with the dog, although I did have a rather interesting conversation with my neighbour about lesbian activity on Netflix.

All images (except 5. – which was my old Nikon D90) taken on Olympus OMD EM1.

xox

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Mary

This last week or so, I have barely picked up my camera.  The light has been poor, the weather wild and wintry. Added to that I have been back out to work visiting customers and organising bookings for the term ahead.

I took these images of Mary on the morning that her son was getting married….a kind of Mother of the Groom shoot.  I made a conscious decision at the end of last year not to undertake any more wedding commissions. If I’m being honest – I don’t enjoy taking wedding photos, plus I have a full time photography job through the week – I don’t want to spend my weekends stressing that I have all the correct shots for the bride and editing.  I want to spend them doing things I love (which very much includes photography!!!) but producing images I want to produce.

It’s not the first time I have photographed Mary and it’s certainly not the last, which I’m really pleased  about.  She has the most amazing smile, eyes and above all I love her infectious positive outlook.

xox

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Where and When – 2014

A couple of my favourites from 2014……see you on the other side!

xox

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Katie – Museum Rooftop Edinburgh

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Kara

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Taken during Commonweath Games Glasgow 2014

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Becca Dudley during London Fashion Week, DJing at French Connection

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The winning ticket – charity event Bosum Buddies

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Jonny – poolside Cyprus

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Contemplate – Cyprus

Scottish Leg of an Italian Wedding….

A few weeks ago I was asked to take a few shots for a newly married couple.  They had previously been married in Italy and were celebrating at home with friends and family in Scotland.  I couldn’t decide which camera to take with me as I had recently purchased my Olympus OMD-EM1 and still hadn’t had opportunity to play with it, so I took both the OMD and my trusty Nikon.  I ended up using both.

xox

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The Portrait Session #19 …….Just Dad

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Sunday afternoon here in Scotland was a wash out.  We passed the afternoon reading the papers, playing cribbage, drinking red wine with Mum in the kitchen making pasta.

xox