Vally and Inese are an amazing couple who I cannot wait to join on their wedding day. We headed out to Hatfield Forest which is an outstanding place of beauty under the National Trust. Hatfield Forest is a brilliant place for photographers, families, dog walkers and anyone who enjoys nature. We took a walk around the lake and through the forest, Inese even helped me out spotting a beautiful area which she and Vally loved.
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.
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: