Sunday, 24 July 2011

Starstruck - J* Workshop in London

Back in April I was relaxing by the pool of the fabby Lucknam Park spa hotel in the Cotswolds when I almost fell off my lounger upon discovering that photographer Jasmine Star was coming to give a workshop in London. Now, I am a HUGE fan of Jasmine's and the thought of missing out this opportunity was enough to have me hot-footing it across to the main hotel (in my robe) to register.

.....And boy am I glad I did.

The course was all about the 8 principles of branding, of which J* is an expert! Suffice to say, it was HUGELY inspiring (I can't even begin to explain how amazing it was!) and I have lots of work to do to act upon my new found knowledge. So watch this space..... :)

One of the best parts of the course was meeting such an amazing group of fellow photographers, who I hope I will remain in contact with for years to come.

A small part of the day was devoted to shooting. Which was tricky because not only was I completely distracted by wanting to watch Jasmine in action, but I was also forced to shoot in Manual mode which is a whole different ball game to my comfort zone of Aperture Priority which I find lends itself so well to my fast paced baby photography

Check out how gorgeous Rachel and Dan are!

Posted with love
Lucy xxx

These are some of the great suppliers and contributors I got to work with on the day:

Venue: One Marylebone
Flowers: Pollen Nation
Furniture (chairs/tables/screen/sofas): Great Hire
Caterers: The Recipe
Cakes: and Restoration Cake
Hair: Severin Hubert of The Hepburn Collection
Make Up: Elbie Van Eeden
Behind the Scenes Video: Richard Wakefield of FX Films
Organiser/general dogsbody: Kat Williams of Rock n Roll Bride
Models: Rachel & Dan

Saturday, 23 July 2011

1 Year Photography in Chertsey: Preview

I first met Caroline and Matt and their little one back in September last year when Will was just 5 months only.

They took up the First Year Baby Plan and so with the summer rolling on it was a good time for my second visit! Will was a little unsure of me and the camera at first, but I luckily I had my secret weapon safely tucked in my bag as always - I find that blowing bubbles (alongside REALLY bad singing) is usually enough to draw even the most reluctant of little people out of their shell, to allow us to capture some of those beautiful smiles that I love so much.

Caroline & Matt, great to see you again and many congratulations on your exciting news! I hope you love these first few shots.

Posted with love
Lucy xxxx

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Newborn Photography in Guildford: Preview

I am now back from my holidays in Italy! Always lovely to be away but also so great to get back to all of my lovely babies and families :)
This is a shoot that took place before I went away, so the family have been very patient in waiting for their preview ! xx