I went by train and tube this morning to Notting Hill in West London to meet Emma and her family for our baby photography session. We had a great time taking pictures at home and also out and about at the park. I am thrilled with the images and struggled to only choose a few for the blog. Here are some favorites, I hope you enjoy them.
So, a double blog post today, firstly some pictures, a lovely family photo shoot in Richmond. And secondly some information about the new seminars being held by my fabulously talented boyfriend Tom.
Tom will be giving two seminars in the next couple of months and I urge anyone who has a wedding or portrait photography business to go along. I hope to see lots of you there.
So here's the information, straight from Tom's blog:
Running a photography business on a Mac
Apple's Regent St Store, London, Monday 13 September, 19:00-21:00
Apple have invited me to speak at their flagship store on Regent St which, considering that I've been a Mac user since I was 12, is very exciting. I'll be talking about the fundamentals of setting up a wedding photography business and running it from your Mac, and there'll be plenty of time for questions if there's anything else you want to ask me about.
The seminar is free and there's no need to pre-register, but space is limited so please turn up early if you want to make sure you get a seat.
Delivering the goods: post-production for wedding & portrait photographers
Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, Monday 8 November
Digital capture has given photographers an enormous amount of creative control over their work, but this means that taking great pictures is only the first step towards delivering fantastic results. This intensive one-day course covers everything you need to polish your portrait & wedding images to a standard that will delight your clients. The course will explore:
Setting and exceeding client expectations.
Taking control of your workflow.
Post-production with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.
Practical portrait retouching.
Producing great black & white images from digital.
Presenting finished images to your clients.
The course is suitable for both established pros and those in the process of building a photography business. Some Photoshop experience is necessary, but a catch-up session will make sure that everyone attending the course is familiar with the tools used throughout.
Everyone attending the seminar will receive a disc containing details of the techniques demonstrated, sample files and the Photoshop Actions used during the course.
The workshop is taking place at Fitzwilliam College in Cambridge which, unlike most of the Cambridge colleges, is easy to get to by car. Lunch and refreshments are provided.
Feedback from previous seminars
"Many thanks for all the effort you put into the post production seminar it was without doubt the best seminar I've been on (and I've been on quite a few). The volume of information was excellent and the day was so well structured."
"I really enjoyed your seminar and came away with lots of ideas. I was really impressed with your knowledge and skill and the amount of content you managed to get through in a day was fantastic."
"There was so much to learn and I'm dying to spend time going through it all again!"
"I had a great time yesterday and felt really motivated - thanks again for your enthusiasm and content of the course, I thought it was great."
"I really enjoyed meeting you and also got a lot from the seminar...I'll be setting myself homework!"
Tickets are priced at Â£90, but I'm offering an early bird booking discount - if you book by the end of August, tickets are just Â£75.
To find out more about the workshop or to book tickets, please contact me directly.
A beautiful bright summers day for our family photography session in Richmond. I am not always the biggest fan of bright sunlight but Richmond park is perfect with lots of tree cover and lovely shade to give us beautiful light. Beautiful light and beautiful children and I was in seventh heaven.
Here are a few of my favorite images, there are so many more it was hard to choose
To the park for todays children's portrait photography shoot in Kensington. We went out nice and early to beat the rush of small children enjoying the holidays and had a great time exploring, sitting on the fairy throne and riding our log spaceship to the moon.
Here are a few favorites from the day
I have to admit I have my favorite children's party entertainers. Mr Lolly is one of them. It is only when you have seen a lot of bad entertainers that the really good ones stand out and Mr Lolly really is in a class of his own with his lolly themed disco parties (only one lolly per child though and they have to wait until the end).
It was great to see Mr Lolly again for this birthday party - we had worked together a few times last year and he didn't disappoint. All the children had a wonderful time despite the scorthing hot weather and the adults were able to enjoy a nice cup of tea.
Here are a few favorite images, lots of my favorite children present too which is always a bonus. I love seeing the same kids year on year at parties, makes it so much fun for me.