1950’s sTyLe Black & White Mountain

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A couple of years i did a shoot with my sister in the studio but we had always talked about doing something less poised and more free spirited, something to capture an essence of her rather than just a face in front of a camera.

So in September this year we managed to snatch a couple of hours together (never easy when we have 4 kids between us and live an hour apart!) and we disappeared up a mountain ­čśÇ

It was about 5pm by the time we got to the summit and the sun was just slipping down towards the horizon, casting a beautiful glow across the purple heathers (or poopoo heaters as my amazing Polish friend calls them ­čśÇ Kamila ┬áKosior… i love your English!! ­čśÇ ) along the rocks.

We just talked and walked and i took photos along the way, she made it easy because her infectious smile makes a perfect picture every time.

For  most of the photos i made sure she had the sun behind her because i wanted to overexpose .. i wanted this heavenly hazy spill of light around to give her a glowing outline.

As usual i hulked a bag of lenses up with (because come on…you never know where you may end up…..usually with a gammy shoulder lol ) but i only used the wonderful 50mm 1.4 Sigma Art, my lens of choice at the moment…and it didn’t let me down ­čśÇ


Frosticles & Long Shadows

Being a summer baby i have always found the warm weather is when i feel most content, spending most of my youth baking in it (and once applied cooking oil to get the perfect tan….oops!) But now as i approach my mid 30’s i find myself doing what i can to look after my skin and i must admit i am beginning to favour crisp, frosty winter mornings….looking out my window across a sea of glittery glistening fields while i’m all cosy and warm by the radiator is nothing but heaven!

I haven’t been very well the past few weeks but i couldn’t resist going out to give the (very excited) horses some carrots and take a few pics of the winter magic thats adorning everything in sight._srh3330_srh3337_srh3298_srh3300_srh3302-edit_srh3322_srh3325


Print Print PRINT!! :-D

After being forced to root through all my files to see what i can get rid of what i need to move elsewhere i have found tons of photographs i’d forgot i’d even taken!

And some i shouldn’t of taken..

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(A Selfie using a DSLR after┬áconsuming about a pint of vodka…oh dear, this is why i don’t accept drinks when i’m working lol)

Digital cameras make you so snap happy, why not just keep clicking away, each click doesn’t cost you anything….well unless you wear your shutter out and have to replace your camera! ha…hmm lets hope that doesn’t happen anytime soon yikes! So we just fill our SD cards up and transfer them onto our computers & hard drives….and then what? How many of us actually print any of them….how many of us can actually find that folder of photos from last summer that you know you saved somewhere but can’t remember where but it should be there…you hope.

We are not enjoying those photos…and how tragic is that, that they are buried under more files and more files within a vast library of data on our computer systems. Don’t get me wrong, having the digital file to a photo is nothing but wonderful….because if we only had the print & the negative and they were somehow destroyed or lost then there is no way of getting them back.

But i think there should be some kind of rule …. “images can only be permanently stored once a print has been made!”. Haha, not sure how our computers could force us to do that but we should be made┬áto print, to hold the photos, to hang them, frame them, stick them on the fridge, send them to the grandparent, put them in albums, because only then will they will be revisited & enjoyed frequently.

And i am guilty of not printing (always printing for my clients but not for myself) SO ….2017 new years resolution is in place!

~ Buy a BIG amazing album

~ Take at least one photo everyday of the year, and at the end of the┬ámonth print the photos and sit together putting the photos in the album…and have a giggle as you go ­čÖé

Its not for just us, it’s for our kids…and their kids, memories are all they’ll have one day.


Sian & Danial

Sian & Danial had a lovely intimate wedding with only their nearest and dearest to share it with, they were married at the Plas Hafod, Mold and thankfully the sun stayed shining all day for them!

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