Sunday, 26 January 2014

Meet Tyler!

How cute is this little fella?! Meet Tyler, 3 years of age.

This was my first stab at children's photography and what a fun and challenging experience it was. When I say challenging, I really mean it. As we know, kids are very active and I found myself having to keep up pace and ensure that my cam could hack it too!  That meant making sure my settings were at the ready the whole time.

Tyler's mum warned me of his love of being in front of the camera and boy she was right. We all had a fun day at the park and Tyler certainly enjoyed his stint at the playground! He was full of smiles the whole time and my goodness, lots of energy. Not to mention he's so sweet!  What do you think?

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Friday, 10 January 2014


A few miscellaneous photos I edited, that I took on my trip to Cambridge a couple of years ago, famous for its University. It's a small city with lots of beautiful views, especially along the Backs. Punting is a must do and a great way to catch the iconic sceneries!

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Monday, 6 January 2014

The Bonitas: Manisha, Tehmina and Cherrelle

I met Manisha, Tehmina and Cherrelle last year and they have become very good friends of mine ever since. They asked me to work on some shots with them so we pinned a date for the summer and away we went in August 2013! Cherrelle is a makeup artist who collaborated with me on this mini project.

London had a fantastic summer last year, the best I can remember for quite a long time. On the day, the weather wasn't so kind to us and it started to rain lightly just after lunch! Luckily I managed to take lots of gorgeous photos beforehand *phew moment*.

A photo of Tehmina featured in my first blog.  You can see more from this shoot on my website!

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Friday, 3 January 2014

A little bit about me

So I love to take photos.  Photography is pretty special. I love that in a single snapshot, a glimpse of a treasured moment(s) are preserved in time. That really was the foundation and how my love for photography started.

People inspire me and I am drawn to people's individuality and the endless variation of the human emotion and expression. That's why I love to take portraits.  I also like to dabble with other categories of photography such as travel, nature and street photography.

2013 was a quiet year for me on the photography front because by day I have an office job and throughout last year I was in constant 'study mode', working towards a qualification. Before I forget to mention, I have two strands of passion: one is that of what I do in the day (for privacy reasons, I'm not going to specify); and the other is my absolute love for photography which I do by night (metaphorically speaking).

2013 was a challenging year juggling between work, personal life, studies and of course, squeezing a bit photography in between. I hope to complete my studies soon which is extremely exciting because not only will I be part-qualified in my day job (fingers crossed) but I also hope to focus more on my photography this year. Yay to 2014!

So when did I pick up an SLR?  I owned a Sony DSLR for a few years, but it wasn't until January 2012 that I finally picked it up to make a real start on my photography journey and dive in!

One of my earlier works was from a workshop organised by photographer Karolina Marek. Here is a sample of a couple of photos I took on that crisp winter's day in 2012.

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This is Emiliah Rochford, a professional dancer and singer from London.  Emiliah is a natural on camera and was such a joy to work with!  You can catch her on Facebook.

I remember being quite nervous at this workshop as I didn't think I would be able to capture any favourites, but thank goodness I did!  It turned out to be a fun day and a great experience with like-minded photographers to share tips and tricks with.

That's it for now from me, hope you all have a good day :)

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Happy New Year and my First Entry!

I am working on my new page and I'm very excited to get cracking!  I am a London based photographer, specialising in outdoor portrait photography and I also experiment with travel and miscellaneous photography. 

Whilst my page is still a work in progress, please view work on my website at

Here's a little peek of my work from an August 2013 shoot!

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