I’ve been reading a lot lately, partly a decision made for me as we’ve completely gone off the grid since we moved but what ever the reason, picking up a book seemed like the best form of quiet entertainment.
You see, we didn’t count on being completely off the grid when we moved, more - let’s move further out into the countryside where the signal is poor and we can live a quieter, calmer life. (but with access to 4G, signal and on the following Wednesday - Wi-Fi) 6 days seemed enough ‘quiet’ time to get used to our surrounding and really settle ourselves in. Read More
*Takes a deep breath -
I always thought when I wrote this post, that it would be at a time when I was feeling very secure and much more steady in my mental health state. We plan our post content sometimes months in advance and I remember thinking I had loads to write about the positive changes we have made over the years, and we really have, but I’ll be honest with you right now too and say that as we’re in a period of change, moving office and home so I want to talk to you about how I manage things when everything isn’t so steady too. Some of the practices we have learnt and also the kindness we give each other when things are a little tough. Read More
Whenever we are asked to take photographs for a brand, for us, it always starts with their own story.
Moments of sense and style had a very clear beginning, perhaps one of the most compelling stories I’ve heard in awhile. We couldn’t help but be drawn to Syreeta and Rob’s passion and determination to make something huge that happened in their lives which was life changing and challenging in equal parts, into hope for others and a path they can work towards together in slow, careful movements. Read More
What had more impact on your life, seeing your daughter for the first time or when you got married? Read More
Where do I start? oh yes, that’s right, at the beginning of the week :)
For those of you who wonder how we balance our work life with family life - here is a day by day account of the ins and outs and ups and downs of how we do what we do. Read More
Okay, so we are asked this question EVERY SINGLE WEEK!.
And It’s a valid and very common issue most people come across when owning their first DSLR style camera.
Of course you want to take better quality photographs, like the ones you’ve seen others take and that you love, but why don’t your images work out how you see them in your mind?
There’s no real secret code you have to crack, but there are simple ways to get you started and not give up so easily. Read More
Because we’re in the photography world, I sometimes just assume that everyone is using the same apps for photography as us, and to be honest it is a little guilty pleasure of mine to find something new. These are some of the apps that we love and are using all the time. If you have any recommendations of any others please share in the comments. Hopefully there is something here that you didn’t know and you fall in love with, well not actually fall in love with because it’s an app but maybe make your life a little easier. Read More
We talk a lot about taking more everyday kind of photographs. I think there’s lots of reasons that many of us don’t necessarily take those snapshot moments quite as much anymore. For us, we’ve mostly got a particular style of photograph in our minds and have recently recognised that most of our everyday things are often taken on i phones. I’m sure we’re not on our own here!
but what will this mean as we all grow older? Will we still keep those memories safe? or will they be locked away on memory cards and masses of uploaded but never seen again files? Read More
Here’s some ideas to help you to take your own family photographs in a documentary style, or help you to take documentary style family photographs in a more professional way.
1 - Sit and chat for 10 minutes before you bring out the camera. This allows the family to feel more comfortable with you and that they are ok to continue along with their day to day. It’s important that everyone is their natural selves so that you can capture those moments so be patient, you will be rewarded in time.
2- Suggest an activity, breakfast, cooking, bathtime, feeding the dog, reading. Whatever is normal for them at that time of the day, and watch carefully. Read More