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ATTENTION

A few months ago I started thinking about stuff.  Now I’ve made an enormous decision and I could’t be more excited!

This may come as a bit of a shock to anyone who has been to my studio as you’ll know how beautiful it is and how much I love it.  The thing is, life happens and it gets a person thinking.  I’ve decided I need a change.

For years now I’ve been living like a bat.  I’ve been working away indoors all day, emerging only at the end of the day.  Every day.  Very often I’ve worked in little light as when I’m processing a shoot on my computer I can see better when I don’t have lots of light flooding in.  I know – in a studio that has so much beautiful natural light I’ve spent most of the time shutting it out.  Because that makes sense!?  I’ve loved every minute of working in my studio, but now I want be in the light.  So, I’m giving it up.

As of the end of January I will shoot mainly on location.  Amazing locations.  Not just at the local park.  Beautiful places that just work as a backdrop to an awesome portrait for families and children, fashion and model portfolio photography, actors’ headshots and business profile photographs.  I will continue to photograph boudoir as I really do enjoy the way a boudoir shoot can make a woman feel truly gorgeous and desirable.  I’m setting up a boudoir studio at home and will be taking a limited number of boudoir bookings.

I will be out there in the gorgeous sunshine, the rain and even the wind.  Early in the morning and in the beautiful golden hour at the end of the day.  I will be shooting in amazing locations that I’ve sourced, because I like their beauty, ruggedness or even industrial scruffiness.  I will shoot anywhere, but you will most often find me in the Sussex, Kent and Surrey countryside or the amazing urban spaces of London.

Actually, I’ve already started.  And I am ridiculously excited about the journey!

Contact me to start planning your beautiful memories and career catapulting portfolio, profiles and headshots.

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Boats Rock a Model Portfolio

Sussex has so many amazing locations to offer for a model portfolio shoot.  I love locations near the sea, because there is alway such variety.  For this photo shoot in East Sussex we went to Hastings so that we could photograph on the beach around the fishing fleet.  Awesome location!

sussex model portfolio

Maybe it’s because I’e always lived near the sea, apart from 6 landlocked years in London.  Or maybe it’s because my very clever dad built my brother and I a beautiful little sailing boat when we were very young, which started a lifelong love of sailing.  I’ve always loved boats and areas around boats, whether it is a luxury yacht basin, the local sailing club or a working fishing fleet.  Or maybe the photographer in me has always seen the design beauty of boats and all the paraphernalia that goes with any kind of boating / sailing /shipping.

hastings model portfolio

Well, whatever it is, you have to admit, this location rocks…even more than the boat that rocked.  Maybe I’ll just stick to photography and leave the clever word play to comedians.  Moving on.

Jade is starting out on her model journey and we planned a number of location shoots for her modelling portfolio.  This was our first.  For a beginner she connected down the lens like a pro!  Because that’s the tricky thing about modelling – being gorgeous is one thing, but emoting to the camera, now that takes skill and practice.  Some are naturals.

east sussex model

 

Contact Jane to start building your modelling portfolio.  It’ll be fun and you’ll get loads of advice to plan the shoot including wardrobe selection and I’ll help you to pose like a pro!

 

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