Today i’d like to take you on a small diversion, away from plain old photography and into the world of my soon-to-be-no-more back garden.
A few months ago I decided to have a go at growing potatoes, having been inspired by an episode of Jamie Oliver on TV. I trundled down to B&Q and picked up a £4.98 Potato Grow Bag.
Following Jamie’s instructions, I stood the bag on its end, sliced the top off and planted a couple of old potatoes. Then I made a couple of incisions in the front of the bag and inserted a couple more … and that was it!
Keeping it watered regularly, by hose or by rain, and several battles with snails and slugs …. and a couple of months later here are the fruits (or should that be ‘vegetables’ ?) of my labours :
Those big ones are about 7″ long .. rather impressive, don’t you agree?
Unfortunately, i’ll be moving house soon and so no more garden for the foreseeable future. But i am looking forward to trying these home grown babies over the next few days!
In less than seven days, I will be shooting Clare & Dave’s wedding at Polhawn Fort in Cornwall.
Before the wedding though, we need to have a pre-wedding shoot, and we met up in London recently, on a very summery afternoon for that very purpose. They were both immediately relaxed in front of the camera, which is going to make my job that much easier next weekend!
Here are the favourites:
This final one is a top 3 favourite from the entire year!
Fingers crossed for good weather!
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Harriet and Alex at the Petersham Hotel in Richmond. It was a fantastic day, with many friendly family and friends – something that always makes a good day for me.
I was helped by the lovely Binky Nixon, a good friend and wonderful photographer from Bedford – we had a blast, and here are some of the day’s best shots (you may notice my Black and White phase …)
The delightfully stunning Mrs Ingham:
Gotta smell good!
…and look good…
The happy couple:
Heading for the boat – i love the urban-ness of this one:
and what would a party be without a wicked dance to kick it off?
Proof that everyone loves a baldie …
…as these delightful ladies will agree!
Yes, that is me in the middle … i LOVE my job !
Thank you all for a fantastic day, and Harriet, I don’t care that you turned Bridezilla on me with 10 minutes to go – you are forgiven!
Wednesday, 16th July 2008
Well … i have been meaning to blog this one for a while now, but have been very distracted with an impending house move, smack bang in the middle of the season – not very good timing!
I know Gemma and Stuart through Gemma’s mum, Debbie, who runs the very classy Travel By Design travel company – if you have not got your honeymoon sorted yet, Debbie is the one to speak to!
Gemma and Stuart will be getting married at the stunning Great Fosters, in Egham, later in the year. We met up there for a coffee and a chat, and decided to stay around for some pre-wedding photos.
Here are my faves. Firstly Stuart looking charming:
Followed by Gemma looking stunning:
and finally, Gemma with her Boyz:
They say never work with children or animals … but Stuart and the Dogs were absolutely fine, really they were!
See you soon guys!