15th December 2011 | 0 comments
...to treat yourself well. Winter is probably my second-favorite season. The first being engagement season in early spring, when I get to spend time photographing couples in a relaxed environment...but winter comes pretty close. This is when I get a break from the whirlwind wedding season and take the time not only to reorganize myself but to review the year's weddings and start planning on how to expand my wedding photography biznez for the year ahead. There is a hush in the winter, the silence before the storm I suppose, when everyone is busy doing their Christmas shopping and sending out cards. But once the holiday season is over, newly-engaged couples will resume their search for their wedding vendors and things will go back to being busy, busy, busy! Whether winter is a busy or a quiet time for you, it's as good a time as any to take a step back and give yourself a treat.(Read more...)
8th December 2011 | 1 comments
With 2011's wedding season finally coming to an end, I finally have the time to do a whole ton of posts that I've been meaning to do for some time now! I have so many ideas for blog posts up my sleeves...after my first ever video log
last month, I've received many awesome questions from brides to be AND fellow wedding photographers that I've just been dying to answer, so hopefully some time next week I'll be able to post another video. Aaanywho, some weekends ago, Mike took me to the Stowe Landscape Gardens in Buckingham and we had a lovely but thoroughly tiring day traipsing (okay, more like plodding) through the expansive estate.
Stowe Landscape Gardens is an estate filled with awesomeness. I think it has more than 30 temples. Think about it, over 30 picturesque spots for portraits, all within walking distance of one another. A photographer's dream come true! They also have really chilled-out sheep. Okay, that seems really random, but there was something about this flock of sheep that made watching them as calming as a yoga session. Mike calls them "God's sheep", which I guess is pretty apt. (Read more...)
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...)
7th October 2011 | 0 comments
I know there has been quite a hiatus from blogging about wedding photography for the past couple of weeks, and this is mostly because I am currently overseas and have just photographed a wedding with the loveliestest bride ever. I canNOT wait to share this wedding with all of you, but as usual, I need to ensure that all of the pictures are in pristine order before publishing them of course! :)
Other than the fantabulous wedding, over the past few weeks, I also have had the good fortune of shooting a few sample invitation cards for Ivy Ellen Wedding Invitations. If you're still looking for the perfect wedding invites, do hop on over to their site for a quick look. The folks at Ivy Ellen are a bunch of the friendliest people and they are sure to make the process of choosing and ordering your wedding invitations as easy as anything. Anyway, their cards are so pretty and feminine that I couldn't help but have a bit of fun photographing them. (Read more...)
5th July 2011 | 2 comments
It's a quiet rainy Tuesday here in Oxford, and on such days, I like to curl up with a fat lil mug of tea and write away the day. This morning, I came across a picture I'd taken of one of my dresses. This dress is special to me because not only did my girl friends pick it out for me, but it's also the dress that I wore when Mike and I had our little English wedding.
When I saw the picture of the dress, it made me dig through my closet...and who knew? I have quite a few pretty, photogenic items just hanging in my closet, each one with a tiny story behind it.
1st July 2011 | 1 comments
As promised, here is a techniques post on my last photo shoot. It was one of the simplest and yet trickiest of shoots. Hmmm, okay, that didn't make much sense, but I promise you'll get what I mean in a bit. (I used my 50mm lens for the whole shoot.)
27th June 2011 | 2 comments
Can you believe that this girl is not a professional model?? I had the best time shooting my dear friend Basia last Saturday. As you can see, not only is she insanely pretty, she is also super photogenic and a total treat to photograph. She didn't mind slogging through waist-high wild grass to get into just the right position and never stopped posing for the camera. Like I said, a total dream to work with.
I will do a techniques post on this shoot sometime this week because I've learnt so much from it, but for now, I'm pretty satisfied to sit back and enjoy the fruits of our labor. :) Happy Monday!