Mabel is a 4 year old Miniature Daxie living in Derby.
What I loved about this shoot was, first how well behaved Mabel was, in fact she was quite the poser, she kept
It can be a little overwhelming when you’re trying to choose your wedding photographer, there are so many to choose from and they all offer something slightly different. So, I’ve created this guide to help you choose your ideal wedding photographer.
Roughly 4.5 years ago Dom froze as he held my baby boy first the first time, he didn’t have a clue what to do, so like many guys holding a baby for the first time, he froze. He sat there rigid, unable to move until the pain in his arms became too much to handle and he handed him back to us.
Sneak Peek | Helen & Andrew
Helen and Andrew had a wonderful wedding at Morley Hayes, Derbyshire!
Both Helen and Andrew are larger than life characters who thoroughly enjoyed their wedding day that was full of little surprises.
For example Helen’s dad didn’t know about the beautiful VW camper van that would be taking them to the ceremony, a vehicle her dad loves to bits.
I had such a great time during this family photoshoot in Hucknall, Nottingham with the Hirst family. Cate won a free family photoshoot with me through my Facebook page, after we chatted on the phone I just knew I had to photograph her fantastic family.
Sneak Peek | Rachel & Liam
Rachel and Liam broke from tradition to have an intimate wedding in Nottingham. They didn’t want a big wedding, instead opting for a family only wedding that included around 24 guests.
Rachel and Liam married at West Bridgford Hall, followed by a beautiful meal in Nottingham's World Service Resturant. The couple plan to have a wedding celebration for friends and family later in the year.
Wow what a busy month it's been. The Porter household has returned to a fully functioning transport system for our two children.
Me and Claire are both back at work full time, which has meant the kids are back into the routine of grandparents and child minder child care while we're doing our 'day jobs'.
Isabelle, my daughter, was less than 2 weeks old when I took these photos, the ideal time to take newborn photos.
It's ideal because under 2 weeks old babies sleep, they sleep a lot, and when they are asleep they're often in a deep sleep, which means it's easier to place them into different positions.
I did the same thing when my son Ethan was born, in fact you can see his newborn photos in my portfolio and on the blog.
After making the room nice and warm and after getting Isabelle nice and settled I came away with these shots. Everything went smoothly and thankfully there was nothing the clean up after either, result, she was the perfect model and I love her to bits.
Expect to see more photos of Isabelle over the coming months.
Back in June I had a free afternoon to myself and I decide to create a self portrait.
I had an idea of what I wanted to create and the final result turned out to be pretty close.
Firstly, as you might know I love black and white photography, so it had to be in monochrome. Secondly, I wanted both light and shadow in the frame, but crucially with light in both eyes.
I used a fast shutter speed to limit the amount of ambient light, this created the black background. To do this while using a flash can be difficult, it all depends on the amount of ambient light and the camera's flash sync speed. Fortunately this is one area that the Fuji X100S excels in with it's leaf shutter. It was sync at any speed. However, to achieve high sync speeds you need to use either the built in flash, a infra-red flash to trigger any off camera flash, or use a hotshoe cable. For this shot I actually used the Yongnuo 603C trigger (really affordable) and managed to get a sync speed of 1/500 second.
I used my Nikon SB700 flash in the 60x90cm Phottix Easy-Up Umbrella Softbox with the Grid.
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