December 7th, 2007 by Helen
Last week I did a family portrait for David, his wife Alice, and David’s brother Richard and sister Ellie. To see a larger image, please double click on the photograph (and then for an even bigger one double click again)
Ellie brought her boyfriend Ben along to get some photos of the two of them
December 6th, 2007 by Helen
Yesterday I went to the press call of Beauty and the Beast at the Lyric Hammersmith. Lisa Hammond played Belle to Leo Wringer’s Beast. Here are some of the shots:
Theatre shoots are always great to do, the stage lighting and costumes come out well. Here I was using my 85mm F1.2, there wasn’t much light so the wide aperture is vital for getting a good photograph.
November 20th, 2007 by Helen
Last weekend I had the pleasure of photographing Laura and Oliver’s wedding.
The bride and groom share their first kiss as a married couple.
A relaxed looking Oliver enjoys the reception with his guests.
Laura and friends admire her wedding ring.
The Lansdowne Club, in the heart of Mayfair is where the wedding was held. Apparently it has been done up in the last few years, but before then they used to have to put buckets out in the hall when it rained.
I was the second photographer, so it was my job to capture the atmosphere of the guests. I found these three playing in a room to the side of the reception.
It is always great to photograph the dancing, especially when people enjoy it as much as this couple did.
November 19th, 2007 by Helen
November 16th, 2007 by Helen
Yesterday I went to the Thames barrier to photograph sunset. It was freezing, but I got some good shots. I used my 85mm at F16, and had the shutter open for between 12 and 15 seconds.
November 14th, 2007 by Helen
Yesterday I did a family portrait shoot with Tammy, Dayne and Kyan. I took my studio lights, but also shot without. Kyan is only 2 1/2 so being able to move to where he wanted to be is a big advantage. Here are a couple of the photographs.
November 5th, 2007 by Helen
On Saturday I was in Knightsbridge for Rosanne and James’ wedding at Searcy’s House. Also known as 30 Pavillion Road, Searcy’s House was a great venue for an intimate wedding.
The brdesmaid applies some finishing touches to the Rosanne’s nails as they are getting ready.
The newly married couple are showered with rose petals by friends and family
The camera catches the attention of the young page-boy as he is playing.
The bride and groom’s first dance. The band had very strong coloured lighting which gives the photograph an almost mono effect.
November 3rd, 2007 by Helen
Last week I went to the photo call for The Bacchae at the Lyric Hammersmith. Starring Alan Cumming as Dionysus and Tony Curran as as Pentheus, the King of Thebes, it is a visually stunning production. Following its premiere at the Edinburgh International Festival, it will run from 5th-22nd September 2007.
October 25th, 2007 by Helen
This year I photographed all 3 English party conferences, Labour, Lib Dems and Conservative. At the Labour Party Conference I was at the New Statesman/Edge party, where I snapped Gordon Brown’s wife Sarah, with a couple of party activists. Here is my photo in the Evening Standard:
September 18th, 2007 by Helen
Last Saturday I was the photographer at the reception of the Civil Partnership of John-Mark and William. Top musician William Whitehead and internationally renowned Tenor John-Mark Ainsley tied the knot in Islington Town Hall. They didn’t want a photographer at the ceremony itself, so I photographed the party afterwards at Chelsea Physic Garden. Here are the guests and happy couple arriving in two shiny red buses.
The Chelsea Physic Garden was founded in 1673 and continues to research over 500 species of plants.
William and John-Mark
Music plays an enormous part in these men’s lives, so it was no surpise to find a top-notch band playing as everyone arrived.
Both grooms stood up and made heart-felt speeches, here is John-Mark making some very funny remarks about William.