Gorgeous Blogger award

Joanna Briggs nominated me for the 'Gorgeous Blogger Award'! so sweet of you Jo, thank you!

Here's what you do if you get nominated:
1)Thank the person who nominated you.
2)Copy the award and place it on your blog.
3)Link to the person who nominated you for
this award.
4)Tell 7 interesting things about yourself.
5)Nominate 7 bloggers.
6)Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.

soo interesting(?) facts about me...
1) In the course of the next 2 years ill be moving to Australia and NYC
2)I have the biggest fear/hate of celery, the smell, the colour even the sound it makes when you chop it creeps me out, bring me celery i will not only hate you and punch you in the face, but ill run a mile after it.
3)When i was 8 years old i contracted menengitis, And haave broken pretty much every bone in my body, im the clumsiest person you will ever meet.
4)When i get stressed out by work, i always go on xbox and have a quick game of call of duty (i play it far more than i should though) i find the shooting aspect, anger relieving. it honestly helps. Though id never really shoot someone for real.
5)I love the twilight books. When i ever i feel uninspired or upset i always read them, they never fail to put a smile on my face.
6)Im into shoes, the higher the better. I wouldn't mind a pair of louboutins.
7) I feel very lucky to know what i wanted to do with my life, when i was little i used to want to be a fashion designer as art has always been a big part of my life.

The 7 bloggers/blogs I nominate are:
1) Sian from Sian Lidgate MUA
2) Sophie from Sophie Ellen Photography
3) jessica from jessica jean myers MUA
4) Anca from Anca Cernoschi Photography
5) Georgina from Georgina Robinson Photography
6) Heather from Heather evans smith photography
And last but not least the faboulous Jo, yes she has been nominated already, but i just adoore your blog :)
7)Jo from Joanna Briggs photography


business cards and graphics tablet.

i got my cards delivered. :)
I also bought a new graphics tablet, its awesome. :) Got a new graphics tablet here are some drawings of me playing about.

Thanks for stopping by! :) enjoy


My feature in Digital photographer magazine is finally out. Finally!

Enjoy X

New Shoots + News.

Ive been very busy these past few weeks, so my apologies for not blogging much.
i had a couple of shoots this past few week one with model Michelle and Make up artist Sian, and another with lauren and sian again.

This is a 'BTS' from the first shoot with michelle we managed to get three looks in the the whole and the photos came out beautifully. I feel very blessed to know and have the support from so many talented people.

Here are a couple of finals i edited from the shoot with michelle.

These are 'BTS' from my second shoot with Sian and lauren, This was a rather fun shoot, we wanted to try doing some movement shots with flour so i asked sian and my younfer sister to throw it at the model with the camera clicks and they came out quite well although id like to try it again sometime.

Sian was re-applying laurens makeup here and actually got quite a nice shot out of it.

For the second look again just fixing the hair to help polish the original image.

This was from the first the look, we wanted to try out some different poses and Sian had a million and one suggestions stored away on her iphone...lucky bugger.

This was for our final look sian did a faboulous job on both shoots with the makep

just a quick touch up inbetween takes.

Here are some of the final images from the shoot.


In other new im being featured in the next issue of Digital Photographer magazine which is pretty cool so ill make sure i get scans for you.



Had a faboulous shoot in glasgow this week. It was cut short howver, due to my lack of common sense by not bringing an extra battery with me. We walked round the city centre and found some nice locations to take the shots michelle did her hair ad make up before hand so it was fairly quick. we had two looks and the pictures came out wonderful!

Here are some of my favorites from the day...


Puppies + news.

My apoligies for the lack of updating recently been very busy so haent had much time to update you, I had a mini shoot today it was only for about 30 minutes or so my neighbour brought her little puppy - a very cute little beagle cross - over and had a cup of coffee with my mum so while they were chatting i got my camera out, for a good picture opertunity. I got a couple of great shots for her so im going to take them and get them printed for her.

In some other news, ive made it to the shortlisted 50 in the PM/Nikon photographer of the year '09. The first elimination round is on the 20th july so im a little nervous, butfingers crossed i gt through to round 2. I also went to t in the park this weekend it was a lot of fun, i got to see pendulum and i must say i was in awe, they have so much energy on stage even better live than on there album.

Here are the couple of pictures i took, her name is Luna.

When i was in the garden my dogs had a wee nosey over the fence so i got a couple of good shots of them aswell, they look very similar, Poppy has a love heart shape on her head, and belle has a stripe.

Poppy is on the left, and belle on the right :)


Sara Pender Shoot.

On monday morning i had a client shoot with the faboulous Sian Lidgate, the model was Sara Pender, there was also an assisant on hand aswell (thank you kerry, my photos would have been a lot less interesting with out your accetate holding skills :]) The Shoot went really, and the photos came out faboulous, i think it was one of my most fun shoots to date. The model was faboulous, not only was she totaly professional, but she was also fun aswell, Ive never worked with any model capable of posing the way she did at complete ease, she has only been modeling part time for a year and is already way above the standards of some professional models. She was so tall aswell (My mum often commented on her height and her complete natural beauty even with out make up this girl is totally stunning!) I highly reccomend her she was fab!

Sian was her faboulous self. Creating three completly different, versatile looks (Im thinking we should take aqdvantage and go into buisness together ;]) Her make up was creative and totally flawless! To get to do what i love for a living and be around people who are fun and creative to work with makes me want to do better. Not only Is Sian a very creative and talented professional, but i now consider her a friend to me, and i can honestly say she is one of the nicest and talented people i have ever had the pleasure of working with. So keep at it missy :)!

I decided to experiment with my lighting a bit more for this shoot the model wanted studio shots for her book and s i figured that focusing on lighting, styling and posing would give her something she doesnt have yet.

We played about with bathing suits for most of the day the poor model was freezing for the most part (im sorry my kitchen isnt warmer, its the only room in the house without heating!) against a white background, instead of using coloured GELS to vreate the colours lights all i did was ask my assistant to hold coloured accetate in front of the lights. And to my cmplete and utter joy it worked :) Thank you to my model MUA and assistant for their patients on the day im a complete perfectionist and i know there were sick of hearing the words "alright lets try that again!" I did say it quite a bit! So thank you guys. Hears some behind the scenes shots for you to oogle over :)....

during the first bathing shoot look Sian realised she had baby oil in her kit!

Sara and Sian did enjoy going over board and playing with the baby oil :)

My faboulous assistant and best friend Kerry foster Thank you for being my friend, i know i drive you crazy sometimes :)

Kerry even did a spur of the moment shoot at the end of the day for us, to play about with an idea i had, sadly the shots didnt come out quit the way i wanted them, that wont stop me from trying again though! :)

Second look, re-applying, Sian at work.

Hear are some of the final looks for your enjoyment aswell hope you like them! :)

Enjoy! Xx