27th October 2011 | 0 comments
October is a special month for Mike and me. Not only is it the month of our birthdays, but it is also the month that we got married. This October marks our first wedding anniversary. We've gone through our share of arguments (thanks to the both of us being competitive and keeping score on the xbox), we've discovered each other's SSB
(Def #6), and we've learnt to divvy up the chores evenly (I do the laundry and he cleans the bathroom when I moan about it).
So this post is for my dear husband, who has stuck with me through wedding planning, moving to a new house, and being my guinea pig when I try out new poses for my wedding photography. (Read more...)
22nd July 2011 | 5 comments
Cass and Josh tied the knot on the 16th of July 2011 in a little church in Gloucester, and there were more than a few sniffles as the two said their vows to each other. I don't have to tell you how beautiful Cass looked because you can see that for yourself, but what the images don't tell you is that Cass is one of the sweetest brides in the world. Following their touching ceremony, there was a reception at Hatton Court, a charming hotel in the Cotswolds that has lush ivy curtained over its facade. It was the perfect venue for our stylish bride Cass!
13th July 2011 | 0 comments
Here's a wedding I've been just dying to share! Sue-Anne and Dom had their beautiful wedding in Kent a couple of months ago, and I simply could not stop staring and gushing at all of the beautiful details that Sue-Anne had poured into making her wedding simply amazing. From soft pink peonies adorning the reception rooms at Sundridge Park Manor to the pristine ivory cake, everything had obviously been planned and executed to perfection.
Obviously I don't need to tell you just how pretty Sue-Anne was. My camera loved her to bits! Dom, ever so suave in his spotless tux, was also a joy to work with. He slipped into all these dashing poses effortlessly...which is quite a rarity amongst men. ;) And augh, I could NOT get enough of the three little pageboys...they taught me quite a bit about posing and shooting kids, so I will have to do a techniques post on them soon. Sue-Anne and Dom, you guys were just so lovely, and your friends and family were the friendliest bunch of people I've met. I hope you two had a wonderful and relaxing honeymoon, you completely deserve it!
10th June 2011 | 0 comments
Lately, maybe because it's *supposed to be* summer, I find myself daydreaming of the sun and the sea and coconuts. Specifically, sitting by the sea in the sun, sipping coconut water. We heard that the rest of England's undergoing a draught right now, but Oxford's been just as cold and wet as ever. My hope is by unearthing our honeymoon pictures from Bali, my dear hubby might at last take the not-so-subtle hint and start packing his swimming trunks...
21st May 2011 | 1 comments
Introducing Mike, second shooter of JQ Photography. My long-suffering husband is not only my second shooter, he's also my model, my chauffeur, my website designer, and my equipment camel. He knows how I hate travelling alone, so whenever he can, he'll accompany me anywhere...down the street to shoot the newest buds that're just beginning to bloom, or even all the way to Kent just to drop me off at a wedding. Without him there is no JQ Photography!
31st May 2011 | 1 comments
I've been to London enough times to know what to expect, but each time I visit the city, I still end up taking shots of Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, and whatever treat we end up getting at Paul's. There's just something about the intricate detailing of London architecture that screams "Take pics of me! Okay now take more pics of me!" Mike knows this about me, and is relatively supportive since he knows there's a Paul's hot chocolate at the end of the day.