When you're not used to being in front of a camera, it can be a little uncomfortable and it's easy to let your anxiety build in the run up to your shoot. This post is to help set you at ease and give you some helpful hints and tips to prepare for your portrait session and give you a better idea of what to expect. Location All of my portrait shoots take place on location for a more relaxed feel. It helps give you space to be yourselves and warm up to the camera by adding simpl
What a fantastic, creative team these ladies are. Meet Holly, Ellen and Julie, the Hollyhocks floristry team. Based at Fermoys Garden Centre near Newton Abbot, Holly and the team provide beautiful floral bouquets and arrangements for weddings and occasions as well as running a number of workshops throughout the year. The aim of the shoot was to create some fresh imagery of the team doing what they do best, for their website and social media accounts. You can find Hollyhocks h
Remember that photoshoot I did not so long ago with the beautiful Julie? Well, she was interviewed for her business by Grow Magazine Exeter and lots of my photos were featured, including the front cover! Julie owns a photography studio in Exeter called Kensa Boudoir where Julie and her all female team offer makeover boudoir shoots to help boost people's confidence and self-esteem. #magazine #publication #press #feature #Exeter #ExeterPhotographer #DevonPhotographer #lifestyle
K&C gave me some very simple elements that they wanted to incorporate into their pre-wedding photoshoot. Devon, water, countryside and either Dartmoor, so we found a nice little spot that ticked all of those boxes! #prewed #engagement #preweddingphotoshoot #photoshoot #Dartmoor #love #portraits #portraiture #lifestyle #Devonphotographer #DevonWeddingPhotographer
Like most photographers, I get quite excited about nice light. Golden summer sunsets are one of my favourite times to shoot, so I was really excited with our lick when E&C booked in an engagement shoot. We shot at the beach, with bare feet and lots of giggles. They were such a lovely couple to photograph. Engagement and pre-wed photo shoots are available to book individually or as part of a wedding photography package for that little bit of posing practice and to get you used
This has got to be one of my favourite shoots of the year, and its only May! I love wisteria - the beautiful lilac tones and the delicate clusters of flowers. Throw in a beautiful golden sunset and that really is a dream photoshoot location! My model for this shoot was the beautiful Candice. A personal trainer from Exeter. We had chatted about the location, time of day and styling for the shoot beforehand so that we had a good plan. The shoot was quite short as we were workin
On an overcast afternoon in Torquay, I met with the beautiful Ewelina for a mini photoshoot. We started at a local coffee shop to get some lifestyle images as the weather couldn't decide if it was going to be wet and windy or bright and sunny. Eventually it brightened up and we headed off to find some other areas to shoot in while we could. Still a bit on the cold side though, we headed back to the coffee shop at the end of our shoot for a few more photos. #Model #coffeeshop
Just a few quick headshots from a mini portfolio update shoot for the lovely Shannon. Shannon was just after some new portraits for her portfolio, while Shannie was building her make-up artistry portfolio. Model: Shannon Thorne Make Up: Shannie Scott #model #MUA #headshot #portfolioupdate #portraits #Devon #DevonPhotographer #Torquay
I recently had the pleasure of working with the lovely Sasha - a singer/songwriter and Miss England finalist from Devon. This very talented young lady is also pursuing a career in modelling. We have plans to work together again, so watch this space! #fashion #green #naturallight #portfolio #portraiture #portraits #winter
I recently had the pleasure of photographing Devon based illustrator, Natalia Moore.
Natalia is so talented and creative - her work is amazing so it was an absolute privilege to be asked to take her photograph. The images will be popping up all over the place, on her website, social media and maybe even in one of her books! You can view Natalia's work over on her website: Natalia Moore Illustration and on her Facebook Page too. Its always lovely to receive such nice feedback
Photoshoots can be quite a daunting thought, but it doesn't need to be a daunting experience! Here are a few tips to help guide you through and make the most of your shoot. PICK YOUR LOCATION Firstly, pick where you would like to shoot. I always work on location (unless previously arranged) and work with natural light as much as possible.
Do you prefer natural or urban areas? Is there somewhere special to you that you would particularly like to use for your shoot? Discus the
I have backdated this post as the couple asked me not to post anything until after the wedding. It was all a bit of a secret! I love pre-wed shoots, it gives the couple time to get to know how I work and also for me to get to know them. This is really important as is gives me time to know how they pose best together to get a bit of personality showing through in the images. #prewedding #wedding #marriage #portraits #portraiture #Devon #uK
I was recently asked by a fellow photographer to take some photographs of her doing something she loves, rock climbing!
I'm not really a sports photographer but it was a nice challenge and a great day out. #portrait #portraits #portraiture #sport #rockclimbing #climbing #Torquay #Torbay #Devon #UK