56mm 1.2

Milo and the Terriers

Milo and the Terriers

Milo is a good looking Springer Spaniel, he was so well behaved as well, in fact he loved having his photo taken, it was poses galore. Milo lives in a pack of four dogs, although their owner Stef might describe them as a pride, as they're her pride and joy. The other three dogs are all Terriers so I think Milo has developed lots of patients over the year which has stood him in good stead for the photo shoot.

Milo lives with Terriers Lucy (Jack Chi), Jess (white and tan Jack Russell) and Holly ( black, white and tan Jack Russell)...

Poppy - Smash the Cake

Poppy loved her smash the cake photo shoot for her first birthday and so did I!

I have to be honest, I didn't know what a 'smash the cake' photo shoot actually meant, then Kim, Poppy's mum, showed me a few examples. It looked like such fun, so I jumped at the chance photograph the special occasion.

As you can see from the above photos Poppy really enjoyed herself! Most surprising to me was she seemed more interested in the small pieces on top of the cake and the few bits that got away from her, than the big cake in front of her! Poppy's dad broke off a piece for her to really get stuck into, this certainly helped make the photo shoot more messy and much more fun! 

After 20 minutes Poppy was all caked out, mum and dad quickly got a bath ready and before you know it, everything, including Poppy, was nice a clean again. 

I'd love to do another smash the cake session in the future, they're so much fun.

If you're interested in having a smash the cake photo shoot for your little one soon get in touch via the Family Portraits page.

DP

Strip of Light

Strip of Light

Candid street portrait using a beautiful strip of afternoon light in Nottingham. 

I shot this using the fantastic Fuji X-T1 with the amazing 56mm 1.2 lens. There was a beautiful strip of afternoon light in Nottingham, so I parked myself with the strip of light in front of me and waited for people to walk through it. 

I wanted to really emphasise the light so I dialled in -3 stops of exposure. With the X-T1 you can see the results instantly through the huge EVF. After several attempts I managed to grab this shot.

DP