July - Facebook Fanpage

Hello Everyone,

I have a Facebook Fanpage that I have, to date used mainly to post images and DVD slideshows. I thought it would be a more interesting place to visit if I posted more articles, tips and advice so it will resemble an on-line publication related to my business and the photography that I specialise in; and at the same time be of use to my followers.

On my blog you will see a link to the fanpage Woodland Hill Photography, so please feel free to visit; if you become a fan I would love it and if you want to just have a look now and again I would also love it. The benefit of becoming a fan is the posts will pop up on your facebook page automatically, so you will be able to keep up to date with new items as soon as they are posted by me.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy it and find the information useful. My first article 'A Day in the Life of a Wedding Photographer' has already been published.

Many thanks and I look forward to seeing more of you there.

Claire


July - From Peanut to Eva

I had the privilege of photographing Baby Eva as part of my Bump to One Year project yesterday. Here are some images from the session with a DVD Slideshow. She was gorgeous and her hair is so lovely for one so young. Eva is 1 month now, so her next session will be at four months. As usual I set myself limits and this time the session took place in the studio; it was a low key setting and I used one studio light with softbox and one fill light. The lights were not moved during the session; with little ones you just need to capture the moment!


July - Gemma and Peanut




Gemma is part of my bump to one year project and here are some images of her when she was still pregnant with Peanut. Peanut is now the lovely Eva and I had the great pleasure of photographing her today with Gemma; she is gorgeous with beautiful luscious hair. When I photographed Gemma, I set myself the goal of using natural light, one studio light with softbox and a torch in Gemma's home to see what I could come up with. I will post some images of Eva with a DVD Slideshow tomorrow.


July

Welcome to July! It has been a really busy June for me and I still have a few things to put on my blog, so hopefully you will see these popping up during the course of the month. I had an extremely interesting day at the MPA South East Region seminar and regional awards yesterday. Desi Fontaine gave a wonderful talk on her work and career. She also explained in more detail the judging process for the competitions, which for me was very interesting.

I have only just joined the MPA and I am currently preparing for my DiP PP and Licentiate with them. Only qualified members of the association are permitted to enter competitions, so I had the wonderful opportunity to assist Desi and Claire Louise with the admin during the judging process. For me this was an absolute honour and a wonderful insight into the whole process; and at the same time to see such a vast array of brilliant photography. I kept saying to myself how lucky am I!!

I am raring to go this morning!!

Enjoy July and let's hope the glorious weather continues.

Claire


July - Natalie and Jamie Yew Lodge, East Grinstead

Had a great time with Natalie and Jamie at their pre-wedding shoot last week. The grounds of Yew Lodge are beautiful and we found some really lovely spots to use. Here is a DVD

Slideshow showing some of the images from the session. Looking forward to August you two!