Category Archives: Portraits

How Photography Can Improve Your Mental Health

Improving Your State of Mind Through Photography We all deal with mental or emotional struggles at one time or another in our lives. Whether it’s stress from work, situational depression or anxiety, or full-on mental illness, it helps to take time to refocus and gain perspective. One tool you can use may be right in…

How to enjoy the fairytale prom for years to come!

Unheard of in the United Kingdom a decade ago the prom is now the much looked forward to highlight of the year for school leavers. With the mix of exam anxiety, hormones and peer pressure  the teens of today are funnelling that energy into the event of their lives… the prom! With stately homes and…

Tip toe through the … bluebells!

One of my favourite times of year is the spring, I love the daffodils, the tulips, wisteria and the blossom trees but nothing makes my heart sing like a carpet of bluebells! Anyone who knows me knows I am mad about purple and despite their name I actually think bluebells are more purple! In Essex…

Look Amazing in Every Photo!

Top Posing Tips To Look Your Best In Every Photo …no matter who the photographer is! I have been planning this post for quite some time. I know a lot of the time the reasons we do not like a photo of ourselves can actually be rectified in posing! Simple little things can make us…

Essex Prom Portrait Shoot

It has become increasingly popular in the United Kingdom for kids when they have completed their GCSE’s and or A levels to really celebrate and embrace a little of our American cousins ‘Prom’ culture. In the past 5 years alone, I have seen at least five new shops come about specialising in the Prom market….

Why I still Invest in Workshops and Education

Even after 27 years! Despite having studied photography to a degree level in Canada almost 30 years ago ( yes that makes me feel old)! I still like to take the odd workshop or course to learn new skills. In this modern age the technology moves so quickly and although the basis of every camera…