Wednesday, 15 August 2012


Today I was supposed to see Kate but things got in the way and that didn't happen, booooo! :( I took Louie to be weighed today and he weighs 13lb 15oz, judging by other babies I thought he'd be a lot bigger now but he's nice and healthy and that's all that matters! The rest of the day I did chores and tried to shoot this photo. Shooting self portraits is hard enough but doing it will a baby is ridiculous! I chopped my head off numerous times and even this one I had to head swap as my good head was on a bad body and vice versa. I was originally going to have this as a standard white background image but then Phil said he thought it'd be good to show my homemade studio that's currently taking over my living room...

Going to a weening class tomorrow, oh what fun! :)

Nighty night!


Tuesday, 14 August 2012


It wasn't as nice when I set off for the park this afternoon but it was roasting when I walked home, melting and sweaty are not the words, haha, I'm attractive aren't I?! But I walked 11,000 steps which is good. I've been a bit lax with the dieting and I really need to get back on it! 
Anyway, Mayita, Arlo, Louie and I all had a nice little picnic and assessed the progress our little ones had made, look! Arlo is sitting! Isn't he a clever cutie! 

Got to get the little one weighed tomorrow and seeing Kate!



Didn't do much today, just went to get little Louie's third lot of vaccinations, wasn't pleasant but that's it now until he's a year old! Yay! I still haven't put my lights away so thought I'd use Louie as a model again, I can't help it, he's so photogenic! Originally I wasn going to use a little wicker basket as a prop to put him in when he fell asleep but I underestimated how big he was and he looked silly so I just shot a cute photo of him on a nice blanket. :)

 Going to meet my friend Mayita and her son tomorrow! :)


Sunday, 12 August 2012


As I am super lazy I still have my little studio set up up in my living room so I decided a little naked baby shoot was on the cards. Babies skin is amazing and flawless so I felt it right to photography my little Louie in his birthday suit! And look how happy he is! :) Also today he went to his first BBQ at Kate's house, was nice and the rain held off until the birthday cake came out, yay! 

3rd set of jabs tomorrow, eeek!


Saturday, 11 August 2012


Today I photographed at the house of a couple who were with their family and celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary! 60 years! Such a special occasion and I feel privilaged to have been a part of it. Here's one of the photos I took...

Hope you all have a lovely Sunday! :)


Rhea Clements Sneak Peek.

Here's a sneak peek of my shoot yesterday with Knitwear Designer Rhea Clements. This is our 6th shoot togther now so I'm hoping that means she likes my work! Haha! :) In the year and half I've known Rhea she's been wanting to make and use props in the photos but as she's so busy she's struggled to find the time to make any! This time, however she managed to make some pretty colourful yarn lanterns! The past Rhea's collections have been made from duller an pastelly colours but now she's ventured into the bright side of the world so this shoot was really fun and colourful!

Jewellery & styling; Rhea Clements.
Model; Paige Keeling.
Hair and Make-up; Rachael Gunn

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Friday, 10 August 2012


I keep getting into the habit of leaving my photo of the day until very late at night which is a bit rubbish as it limits my shot possibilties so number 29 is a little still life with Phil's bottle of wine. Number 30 is a shot that I took after a shoot I had today with Rhea Clements Designs. The photo is of one of the models, Paige, I loved her make-up so obviously took a few shots of her. For this one I held a small glass tube infront of my lens, it's created a bit of a dreamy effect but isn't quite what I was hoping for, could possibly use a bigger tube next time! :)

I have a little shoot planned tomorrow for a diamond wedding anniversary!

Night night!


Wednesday, 8 August 2012


Today I went to the University Park with my friend Gemma and her son Daniel. The weather had turned out a lot better than we expected which was nice and we had a nice walk round. It was a bit of a panic filled day in the end! We were very low on baby wipes and there was ice-cream and poo all over the show! Gemma had left her back behind somewhere in the park and had to run back in the hope of finding it! After that she kindly offered me a lift home and I lazyily took one and it's a good job I took Gem up on her offer otherwise I'd have walked for atleast an hour and half before getting home to find that I'd lost my keys!! Doh! Then as we were working out the plan of action outside my flat, I was emptying my back and then putting it all back, after we'd set off I panicked that I'd left my camera on the floor!! Anyway, it all worked out in the end, we manged with the baby wipes we had, Gem retrieved her bag okay, I eventually got into my flat and I didn't leave my camera anywhere! Phew!! 
I shot this photo on the way around the park!

Had a little play with this one, as they're playing a game in the woods I wanted to make it look all magical. What do you think?


Tuesday, 7 August 2012


If you're a regular reader of my blog you may have noticed that I haven't posted for a few days. I shot the photos but just had a bit of time away from the computer. I didn't really do much this weekend, we do have a nice tidy flat now!! Well, we did the "shove everything in the bedroom" cleaning technique so that's not tiday AT ALL!! Haha! So this blog is going to contain 3 photos, No.25 (Louie) No.26 (Jen) and No.27 (Krystal Gaga stylee) Enjoy!!

No idea what I'm doing tomorrow but I NEED to get back onto the diet, I've been a bad girl this weekend!!


Saturday, 4 August 2012


Today we had every intention of making it down to the Riverside Festival but after I got up and went into the city to meet my friend Jon and Phil came to meet us, we couldn't be bothered so we're going to go tomorrow instead, hopefully, haha! So my sore throat is turning into a full blown cold and I'm sat watching our amazing Olympic team win all kinds of medals and break all kinds of records with a whole bog roll! Niceee... I just set this little still life up with one of my favourite books The Killing Jar by Nottingham author Nicola Monaghan.

Now, back to the Olympics....


Friday, 3 August 2012


Yay!! I finally met a friend today, Kate. We went for a lovely lunch at The Wollaton Pub & Kitchen, I did have to hold Louie the entire time though which was a bit frustrating but a situation I'm sure a lot of mums have sympathy with! After our lunch we popped to Wollaton Park for a leafy area to take this photo. Kate is a clothing designer and I originally wanted to show that in the photo but she forgot to bring the props that I wanted her too so it's just a simple portrait. I was looking forward to having a prop but it does mean I have take another photo on a different day! :)
She's a bit soft in the eyes but that's because I was crouching down to the same level as Kate with camera in one had and child in the other... clingy indeed!

Disappointingly this was a lot more vibrant before I uploaded it here...
Oh well, Riverside Festival tomorrow and I'm going to see my friend Jon! 
Have a nice weekend! :)


Thursday, 2 August 2012


I can officially confirm that the universe doesn't want me to see my friends this week, after being cancelled on because of car troubles for two days previous I was cancelled on today for a severely bad back! Booooo, hiss, as much as it's sucks for me and my plans for the day I do hope they all get sorted out, especially Rose! I am sending lots of love her way! xxx
So yet another day of watching the Olympics today and what a great day it was, medals galore, I was on the edge of my seat when I was allowed to watch it... we're in growth spurt central here and that means very fussy, very hungry and very sleepy baby! He's keeping me on my toes that's for sure, I never know what  he wants! 
In our living room we have a welsh dresser which currently has lots of clutter on it and is major eye candy for Louie, he stares at it constantly so I decided to take a picture of one of it's knobs... and flip it...

Going to try again to see Kate tomorrow and if that fails I'll ask Phil to take me out instead! :)


Wednesday, 1 August 2012


I'm poorly, I've had a sore throat for the past few days and now I have a headache and am very tired to boot! Boooo, I hate feeling rubbish! :( In other news the diet is still going well, I nearly had a slip up earlier but it was avoided and I can now say that in the past week I have lost 4lbs! Yay!! Just another 2st 4lbs to go! Gosh, it's really hard though, I'm not sure I'm entirely capable of doing it all in one go, I'm way toooo much of a foodie and I really really want chocolate and fish & chips and blah blah blah.... 
This is Phil playing on his guitar....

Tomorrow I am hopefully supposed to be meeting on of my good friends from school, if yesterday and today (Kate also had car trouble and couldn't make it today :( ) are anything to go by it might not happen! Seems the universe doesn't want me to have friends this week, boo universe! Anyway I'm off to rest my weary head, goodnight all!