NEWS/BLOG - Latest Shoots


A summary of my latest shoots in words and pictures....
Winter Portrait Shoot
24th December 2011 - 0 comments
After being spoilt by the incredibly mild weather we've had over the autumn, it was down to earth with a bump recently when I had a shoot at Nicholas Everitt Park, Oulton Broad near Lowestoft. It was a very good session with young Neve being the star of the show, but my was it cold! Neve was ok though, vital support from Bullseye, Duffy and Mouse, a nice warm coat and furry hat meant she could pose away to her hearts content, while I tried in vain to keep some sort of feeling in my fingers. All said, it was enjoyable, and we managed to get some beautiful shots in the bag!

When You Go Down To The Woods...
16th November 2011 - 0 comments
I have been so very busy recently, the diary is nearly full for the Christmas rush, but I've had my chance to have a look at the images from one my recent shoots at Fritton Woods, near Great Yarmouth. The session was shared by two friends, who wanted some shots of the five children they had between them! The weather forecast early last week promised a bright autumnal day for our session, but by the day of the shoot, it was the usual British dull cloud. This didn't stop us though, it was one of the most enjoyable sessions I have done so far, with all being superb subjects for me. The great outdoors is certainly the best place to get great shots of your little pride and joys.
Thanks to little Charlie, Sam, Harry, Jack & Mia for a fantastic session....!!

Welcome to a new addition....
19th October 2011 - 0 comments
Just over a week ago I had the pleasure of photographing newborn baby Tommy and his big brother Bailey at their home.
Whilst Tommy was being fed, it gave me the chance to take some shots of his very keen older brother. As you can see by the images below, Bailey was a wonderful subject, and a joy to photograph.
At only eleven days old, Tommy is one of the youngest subjects I have had to photograph. Seeing him sleeping happily on my bean bag took me back to my youngest son who had celebrated his first birthday only two days before this shoot. It reminded me how quickly newborn babies change, and how important it is to capture images of their first weeks as they soon turn into distant memories.

More from Burgh Castle
29th September 2011 - 0 comments
On Tuesday night I managed to achieve some good luck with the weather and conditions for my continued work on my latest landscape commission.Fresh(?) from a 30 minute run only an hour before hand, I made it to Burgh Castle and yomped to the riverside view in time for the golden light that had been missing on Monday evening. I was far from alone though, the place was very popular, with a lot of people gathering to view the sunset.
I'm hopeful of a more dramatic sky to appear in the not too distant future, but whilst we have this hot period, I doubt it will be anytime soon. So I'll be back to anxiously watching the sky in the west every evening until one appears, which is a ritual that my wife enjoys hugely!!

Beach Shoot
28th September 2011 - 0 comments
Editing has begun on my latest portrait shoot images, a fantastic session with the Buckoke family at Gorleston Beach. One of many great locations in the area for some portrait shots. I didn't have time to make sandcastles, but had a lot of fun getting some great photos. As good as the Buckokes were, the real star models were George and Rosie, seen below, having a cuddle on the post. Surely this must count as the pinnacle of my career so far!!

Landscapes Are Back
26th September 2011 - 0 comments
Now that summer is fading and autumn is on it's way, I can add some landscape photography back into the mix. Sunday morning I had the pleasure of working on a landscape commission at the ruined remains of Burgh Castle fort. As you may see by my landscape portfolio I have shot many evenings at the marshes near Burgh Castle, but never at the fort.
I arrived late at 6.30am, most of the pre-dawn colour had faded (Note to self, the snooze button is not an option!!) Luckliy, the sky was fairly clear, so I didn't miss too much, photographically anyway. I'll soon get back into the habit.
That said, I loved the hour and a half I spent wandering about the ruins, trying various compositions, I had the place to myself, bar one or two occassional dog walkers. The peace and quiet was food for the soul!!