Friday, 12 September 2014

sometimes less is more..

As a photographer I love being creative.. I love to push myself.  I love photographing a wedding day and when things align perfectly and you hold your breath and click that shutter just at that right moment.  I love when a wedding is so full of occasion and activity, laughter and realness and when our couples are brave and trusting and creative and we drive home in the car and I sit in the passenger seat and download our images, smiling my head off with the wonderful haul of moments and harvest of pretty we've come home with..

But what I don't want to forget is that sometimes, taking everything else away, stripping it right back..

..two peeps that like each other a lot is simply enough to make me fall in love with an image..

Thursday, 11 September 2014


Sorting a pile of stuff for ebay before we head off on our travels and a polaroid camera that I got from a charity shop aaaaaaaaaaaaaages ago (kinda for an ornament) and for under a fiver, has just given us this..

Happy days.. 

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

concrete jungle..

New York you're perfect, don't please, don't change a thing..

We spent just over a week in New York and totally and utterly fell in love.  We stayed in Greenpoint, just across the water from Manhatten with our good friends Si and Sophie from Bayly and Moore.  We rode bikes around Central Park.. walked the skyline.. stood in Times Square, ate ice-cream looking at the Statue of Liberty.. walked along every avenue.. took the subway, hailed cabs.. and went and watched a Jimmy Fallon show.. (I am now actually in love with him)… gaaaaaah.. take us back..

Si and Sophie.. we owe these dudes big time and can't wait to squish their faces again in just 8 weeks when we slow mo run at each other at A Bit More Soul in New Zealand.. god we love these two.. it kinda feels like something is missing not having them with us at all times.. :(

Some film bits and bobs..

Meeting our crazy and wonderful internet buddies is pretty much in my top one thing to do.. it only took us 3 and a half years to meet.. :)  Me and Amber have been emailing, 'liking' each other's work and generally loving each other since 2011 so this night was pretty special for us.. :) We had the best night with her and her husband John.. we did not stop talking and laughing and even saw a shooting star.  It was the best. We're totally coming back for date night number two.. :)

We also timed it perfectly that we got to see lovely Oli Sansom who flew in the day before we flew out.  It was also lovely to meet Jai from free the bird photography too.. it always blows us away how bloody awesome everyone is.. we feel so very lucky right now to have all these peeps in our lives..And some Instagram goodness of course.. :)
..and yes, that is Amber's finger up my nose.

Monday, 8 September 2014

life lately..

We've been pretty non stop since coming back from New York 3 weeks ago.  Three weddings, two Engagement shoots, a family shoot and a commercial shoot sending us to Birmingham, Leighton Buzzard, London, Whitstable and finally Preston.. phew! Even typing it is tiring!

But it's been a whole heap of fun and it's been lovely getting to know new couples.. seeing old ones and managing to catch up with good friends along the way.  This time of year is always super busy that sometimes it's hard to appreciate it all as it happens.. you find yourself saying.. we'll do that when it quietens down.. or when we stop we'll do that.. well.. I think you just gotta ride this wonderful wave.. :)  Enjoy it all.. appreciate it whilst it's happening.. and remember to hold on tight!

Thursday, 4 September 2014

we need you!

We have two Welcome Home workshops coming up this month and we're looking for some cute couples to come model for us!!

You'll get a bunch of lovely photos.. you'll be fed and watered and an invite to the pub afterwards.  Good times.

You'll be needed from 1pm onwards on the day... and we're looking for one couple per workshop..


Tuesday 16th September - BIRMINGHAM

Thursday 18th September - LONDON

If you're interested then email with a bit of info about yourselves and a photo attached please!

You can also read a couple of blog posts from previous couples who have been a part of the workshops and what they got out of the day.. these make me smile a lot.. :)

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Tuesday, 19 August 2014


Dearest Joanna,

I remember the first time I met you.  Both at the very start of our photography business',  chatting online.. fascinated and drawn to each other's work more than anyone else's.  I was acting in a play in Brighton and you came along to watch.  I remember sitting in my dressing room before the show and someone dropped in a little postcard.  It was from you.. before we'd even met in a real life.. a note to say good luck..

That was five years ago.. and the notes have kept on coming.. and so have the chats, the giggles, the support, the tears, the fun and all the adventures.  You are my bestie and along with Debs and Anna, our little From Our Hearts gang... we are family.  You girls mean the absolute world to me and over these past five years our little group has had it's fair share of knocks but we are holding on tight and we'll never let go of each other.

I just wanted to tell you how proud I am of you.

The journey you and Glenn have been on to welcome Beau in to the world hasn't been an easy one.. both personally and professionally and although at times it might have felt impossible I was in total awe of both your strength and your ability to let yourself be vulnerable.  I want to write a million things right now but what I will say is.. getting that picture message when Beau was born has to be one of the best things I've ever seen.. and getting to hold and smell and kiss your baby boy.. he really is the most precious thing in the world.

So.. Mr Beau Fox Armitage.. just to let you know.. your Mum is kinda the bee's knees and she loves you so very much.. and so do we.. and I'm afraid you're just going to have to get used to a) getting kissed all up every time one of us visits and b) having a camera in your face until you're approx 18. K?

Here's some photos of your Mummy looking all awesome and so, so beautiful.. well.. you know.. you were there.. ;)

Welcome to the mad house little fox cub.

All images taken on a variety of cameras.. digital and film..

If you want to go take a look at the cutest little red head in town then go have a read of this beautiful post by Jo on her blog..