This is Elaine who is signed with Savalas Models. A delightful chatter box with a refreshing personality she came to my studio one morning for some new polaroids. While she was here- we decided to do a quick test. You might have seen this style of portrait used by the likes of Tim Walker.  A white table with a white background Tim’s are much brighter and often have crazy props like smoking tea pots and such. I decided I wanted to strip this look back to basics and I think the simplicity of the image compliments her and creates a really striking image. … View Post

  The months of freedom, the months of barbecues, playing out, picnics, flowers. The months go faster though the days longer and suddenly everywhere looks more beautiful then it did before.  The weddings come around and your news feed is filled with hot dog legs as people holiday in destinations you wish you had flights to.  Your grateful for the cool breeze that sweeps past you, as you stroll around town, hot town – summer in the city. You sit on a chair outside your favourite cafe and look up to the sky with your eyes closed to feel the… View Post

Yes that’s right. This picture was taken on 11th July. The height of summer. When the sun shines, the days are long, the evenings are hot, the birds are singing and we’ve all shaved our legs. OH WAIT. I live in Manchester. And although I think for us, we have been having a pretty good summer. We have had at least 8 days of pure sunshine goodness. The weather man lied and on the day I arranged to do a summery test shoot. It rained pretty much all day. In two minds to cancel it I decided not to and… View Post

Golden hour. That magical time of the day (when its sunny) when the sun is low in the sky, the temperature in the air is cooling and a golden glow is cast over everything the light touches. This is one of my favorite times to shoot- scroll down to see why! Lara and I had been wanting to shoot together for ages after following each other on Instagram for months.  One sunny afternoon in Manchester, after I had been in a dark studio all day I thought to myself, its just too nice not to shoot outside. So I messaged… View Post