I’m generally a Lets-get-things-done-quickly-&-efficiently kind of person. Sometimes it feels as if I spend my days chasing everyone around the house to make sure that we’re all always on time. My mother taught us not to waste time – if there’s a queue in a shop, you drop your shopping basket and you leave. I’ve even been trying to teach my daughter to summarise her … Continue reading The value of slow
The definition of lifestyle photography is “the art of everyday life”. In every image that a photographer takes they decide what they will show and what they leave out. Some photos are blatantly honest and candid (documentary photography), while others are a little idealistic – they show the beautiful side of things. These photos are often positive and uplifting, although they still show reality. They tell … Continue reading Lifestyle Photography
I was determined that the next tin of condensed milk would NOT go directly into my mouth and I would use it for a lemon meringue. (I can’t call it a lemon meringue pie – why do they call it a pie? It should be called a tart – it is tart afterall!) Anyway I’ve never made a lemon meringue anything before. I know there’s … Continue reading Making Lemon Meringue
Last week I had the opportunity of photographing my favourite addiction at Oakes Brewhouse – a local coffee roastery. It’s a lovely little place with a slightly unpolished, comfortable, retro feel. The staff are friendly and relaxed, even when they’re overflowing with business. They have this easy-going confidence and it’s amazing how that attitude can filter through to make everyone feel at home. I chatted … Continue reading Coffee Break
I don’t normally specialise in wedding photography, but this year I have already been asked to photograph two weddings, for two very special people. For one of them I am being flown out to Germany for the event – very exciting! The other was my sister’s wedding last month. After collecting information and pictures on the ideal wedding for years, my sister and her fiance … Continue reading A small wedding
It’s such a happy colour isn’t it? Yellow was where I actually started this entire blog, but that’s not where I’m heading today.
Last year I was commissioned to create a series of images, as fine art prints for a kitchen. Very interesting! My brief was wonderfully vague : 5-6 images that would bring the accent colour yellow into a kitchen, using kitchen appropriate subjects. I decided to go for a slightly vintage feel, but it was important to keep the yellow vivid. There was lots of experimenting and faffing. Continue reading Yellow Kitchen
… and ready to go! I am busy getting ready to move. It’s very exciting! After almost 2 years of living in Germany, we’re packing up and returning home to South Africa. I’ve packed away my photography lights and am dealing with tons of admin, while trying to savour some final German flavours. This means I may be a little quiet over the next 2 … Continue reading All wrapped up