Do your bit and volunteer!

Every year I try to do my bit and give a day to a charity. Last year I visited Haven House Hospital Charity Shop in Chingford, London. It was great fun helping out and seeing what goes on behind the scenes. 

This year I was approached by Sophie from Leukaemia Care. Every few months for their free magazine they publish Inspirational Stories to where experiences are shared. Sophie introduced me to Margaret, a lovely lady from my home town of Hoddesdon so that we could capture a few images for their magazine. Im not going to spoil anything but I can't wait to hear Margarets story and see which images Sophie has decided to publish.

Margaret hated having her photo taken, something I hear a lot from friends and clients. I put Margaret at ease and we had a good chat about growing up in Hoddesdon whilst taking a few snaps in-between. Check out the Leukaemia Care website and donate if you can. You can read other inspirational stories here.

Margaret in Hoddesdon

Margaret in Hoddesdon

Half Year Update

What a year its been! Whilst I haven't been adding a monthly blog post, I have been active in Hertfordshire as a photographer travelling, meeting people, collaborating, planning and most importantly taking loads of photos. As with my blog this is my place to display my love, my photos that drive me forward and keep my creative flair running.

Portrait photography is so important, its something that can display a characters emotions, light can convey meaning and lastly it shows who we are. This summer I have taken some of my favourite portraits, from commercial jobs to snapping away with friends in the sun. One thing we are obsessed with is selfies. Turn the camera around, snap your friends smiling, catch them in good light, frame them correctly and most importantly, share your images! Soundscape performing below are worth checking out if your in need of a Hertfordshire based band.

Heres some of mine:

Lawrence in London

Lawrence in London

Soundscape Live in Hertfordshire

Soundscape Live in Hertfordshire

Soundscape Live in Hertfordshire

Soundscape Live in Hertfordshire

Soundscape Studio Shoot in Hertfordshire

Soundscape Studio Shoot in Hertfordshire

May & June Update

The past two months have flown by as I have been the busiest I have ever been! 

Late April I took on a shoot for a company called Dogatella who create beautiful dog leads, collars and bracelets. Now I am used to photographing weddings but this shoot was so fun working alongside several dogs as well as models.

Serine & Viktor

May has seen myself take on a project close to what I was doing on my degree. I rarely film anymore but a client I have completed films for before has returned to create a short movie at a large London based media agency. Unfortunately I cannot share any more than this but the project has been extremely fun and movie editing is something else compared to photo editing!

Two weeks ago I shot a wedding for a lovely couple Mark and Lauren. They both met at their place of work about 9 years a go and have been deep in love since. Their son George was really cute throughout the day and their focus was on catching plenty of images involving him. I am currently in the middle of finishing their photos but here is one of my favourite images exported as a tester.

Lauren & Mark

June is a month of editing and admin for me. I'll be looking into updating this website and arranging to attend a few wedding fairs throughout the year.

Tim.