Tuesday, 18 December 2012

A couple of projects

I have a couple ongoing things - both are costly so will need time and planning.
One is a photography project and the other is a slightly different direction that I am excited to start work on. This will still involve photography but hopefully will be able to shed more light in 2013.

I can't quite believe how fast this year has gone.. I started off thinking I would plan a couple of shoots per month at least but because of time and being busy only a handful came off but they were still costly.

Highlight was defiantly going to NYC and photographing in Central Park. I have met more lovely people this year who are very creative individuals. Getting to work in Muncaster Castle was also amazing. 
Travelling to London for a Battersea Park shoot was a little out of the blue but again got to work with such great people.

Everyone I have worked with this year have put in 100% and I admire that. Lots of people I would like to work with again in the future.

Friday, 30 November 2012

Behind scenes Eden shoot

Some behind the scenes photos from the shoot on Sunday with Eden model & Kelly O makeup & hair & John C Taylor assisting.

We focused on knitwear and simple locations. We were working on top of the car park in Preston using the simple backdrops of blank walls and concrete textures. Also the open space of Preston city landscape as a backdrop.

As can be seen from the floor it had just been heavily raining with grey skies so we started indoors but it soon brightened up and was lovely within half an hour. It was freezing and the team did really well even in the cold conditions, I love the shots I got from the shoot.

We did a couple different looks to vary the shots and they both worked well, it took half a day which was good time management. 

Look forward to working with everyone again on another collaboration.

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Eden shoot

Here are a few of the various shots from the shoot on sunday 25th
We went to a car park and also a park & cafe to get a couple different looks.
Eden Nemesis models was lovely to work with as was Kelly O makeup & hair.
John assisted. 

Friday, 23 November 2012

Preston shoot

On sunday we will be working on a shoot in Preston with Nemesis model Eden and Kelly O makeup artist.
Hoping for dry weather but most likely will be rain - thinking up ideas and use of props for this type of shoot. The location will be in a car park so lots of minimal looking spots. 
Looking forward to shooting it seems like a while since testing now. 
I am only taking very specific tests due to starting a project involving more set ups which I am also looking forward to. :)

Friday, 9 November 2012

Last saturday I went location scouting at Haigh Hall. Looking for the setting that would be my first shoot for the project, this hall is lovely with the full length windows. 
Looking forward to making props and seeing the props made by Natalie Armin.

I took my Diana camera to take shots - I will be starting a book for the project so I will be using the polaroids to make a scrap book and starting with all the research. 
I look forward to unfolding the project idea and the creating the shoots to come.

Monday, 15 October 2012

Alice Barlow images

Few photos I took of Alice Barlow at Studio Manchester.

Charlotte Mua & hair from So Coco Rouge.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Alice Barlow Shoot

Last weekend was a great shoot working with the lovely Alice Barlow former Hollyoaks actress in Studio Manchester. Charlotte from So Coco Rouge did a great job with the makeup and Nic Cole accessories and styling for the beauty shots.

It was interesting to hear there was a dance class with more Actors but from Coronation st with Jack P Shepard and more actors.

I was using a beauty dish and grey background with a backlight and side polly board and put the white walls to use as well. 

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Battersea Park London shoot

Aimee - Eclipse models and Cassie - Gtm models,  photos from my last shoot in London.
Cassie is more spring summer looking and Aimee more Autumn/ winter they were great to work with, lovely girls.

It had been raining constantly throughout the previous few days but by saturday it was dry thankfully. I put to use the nature/ leaves around us and worked it into the shoot. 

John helped out with the reflector and location scouting along with Simon Dredge. Styling by myself and models own. Battersea park was a good base as there were plenty of quiet spaces behind gated walk ways. 

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Battersea Park London shoot

Yesterday we worked on a shoot in Battersea Park London using local flowers and natural plants. Holly and Lucy makeup and hair. Cassie and Aimee modelling- John C Taylor assisting and Simon Dredge Stylist assistant.

Sunday, 23 September 2012


A few shoots in the pipeline - London & Manchester.
I am thinking roof tops and studios.

Looking forward to collaborating with GTM Models and Alice Barlow this and next month.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Lancashire Life's Lakeland Life magazine

Some of my shoot from Muncaster castle has been used in Lakeland Life mag with Lancashire Life magazine. I took a couple examples on my phone. Thanks to all involved, credits listed in the magazine.

Monday, 20 August 2012


At the moment it feels like so long since I have actually shot anything but I have been buying my time to collect items, research and organise.I have even been practicing making outfits and pieces for the shoots. I bought material to start on a dress at the weekend which I will be doing in-between times- also bought a couple outfits and connecting with creatives. 
Reshuffling some specific around to smooth things over.
Hoping to start working on my project very soon! 

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Location scouting for new project

Location scouting - I went to Rivington on saturday to pick out some spots for one of my photo shoot ideas. I am still undecided weather to keep this shoot theme in the one place or between 2 locations due to the props needed. The ideas are taking shape though as I have been organising through them.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Garden Pics

I have been round to a friends to take photos of the garden, I took inspiration from the garden as it is very whimsical and cottage styled. which would be lovely to apply to some photos! 

Monday, 18 June 2012

London Trip

This weekend the trains interfered with my shoot in London so I decided to sight see and check out areas instead.
Me and John celebrated five and a half years together as well which was nice. The weather was great.

At the moment I am only photographing in conjunction with my photography project in which I am part way working on.
It may take quite some planning!

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

New Theme

I have started a new theme for a series of work - I will be hopefully displaying these on exhibition - this is something I have wanted to do for a long time now. I am pushing myself to do so. Now looking for all creatives to work with to help put this together. I can't wait to start on what will hopefully be a great journey. 

Friday, 1 June 2012

Behind Scenes Ellie Shore shoot

Quick clips of the shoot for Ellie Shore, behind scenes.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Ellie Shore Collection

Playing around with filters and blur - experimenting..

Shoot with Ellie Shore's collection.
Lucy McCadden
Katie Cooper
Jemma Stokes mua/hair
John Taylor assisting
Velocity Studio

Sunday, 20 May 2012


Shoot with Jen Brook and Lisa Corness makeup supplied by So Coco Rouge, shooting different sunglasses assisted by John Charles Taylor.

Friday, 11 May 2012

June Testing

I am looking to test quite a bit in June in London and North West. Lovely models, makeup artists and designers to work with, so many ideas - looking for a set designer and/or props person to bring my ideas to reality! If you would like to get involved just leave me a message or email me. :)

Hopefully will be shooting this weekend and also trying video editorial.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

I took a pic of myself this morning with lighter hair- tried waving it but need a better technique..
Loving the blog changes to editing on Blogspot. Easier and clearer to see.

I have not done much this month shoot wise but I have been going over things.
Lately its hard to decide who to test with and who will take advantage but I suppose you have to keep going and take the bad with the good. I have met a lot of great people and seen beautiful places thanks to some lovely people.
Eager to fit in more than I have time to do though, just a matter of balancing things out again!

Cant believe we are in may already.. this year really does seem to be flying by.. 
Though looking forward to summer :)

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Institute Magazine

I love Institute Magazine based in NYC so I was happy to have my work published by them of the NYC shoot I did as it fit well with their style. This can be viewed online here - http://institutemag.com/2012/04/26/city-girl-in-spring/

I enjoyed working on this shoot as it was an exploration of central park in more detail as well as being able to work with the beautiful Chandler Allen alongside John who kindly helped out on the shoot. One of the perfect seasons to see New York Central park when in bloom in spring, the blossom is very pretty. Also there is some lovely architecture in and around the park - I had a lot of lovely locations to choose from!

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Muncaster castle shoot

Gateway to Grandeur

Photos of Beth Leader with thanks to Industry People Models, Andy Chafe for the location of Muncaster Castle and Owls trust for the owls.
Jemma Stokes did the hair/ makeup and Nic Cole styling/ art direction (Nic also thought of the title to the editorial which was fitting to the theme.)
John Charles taylor assisting.

John drove us there and back on the day - there was such a variety of amazing rooms and locations to choose from at Muncaster Castle.
Everyone did a great job and put the effort in, thanks to the team and everybody involved!

Monday, 9 April 2012

Manchester fashion week

I went with John to the first day of Manchester Fashion week to watch the show with River Island, there were some strong looks put forward. The models did a great job and looked great.
(I only took my phone and snapped a few pics on there.)