Posts from — December 2011

On Assignment | Sydney

Well, it’s been a manic few weeks! As you know, I’ve been away in Mexico & Belize for a month during November and December (more to come on those pictures soon). I landed at Heathrow on the Friday and was then asked to fly out to Sydney on the Monday for another Madame Tussauds photo shoot. Mild panic set in at the amount of flying time I’ve accrued over the past few months, and my lack of Christmas shopping completed!
 

So, I flew to Sydney last Monday, landed in Sydney on the Wednesday, held the photo shoot on Thursday, flew out of Sydney on Friday, and landed back at Heathrow on Saturday. Having spent 60 hours travelling and only 48 hours on Australian soil, I have very little to show for my time there, but here’s a random selection of pictures from my wandering around the city, from koalas & bats to doorways:
 

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December 28, 2011   4 Comments

Day 2 – Jose Villa Wedding Photography Workshop in Mexico

Again after a morning filled with classroom lessons, we headed out into the afternoon sun to photograph our two lovely couples, this time in *the* most beautiful Claire Pettibone wedding dresses. If only Britain had light like this to photograph my lovely clients in, together with donkeys passing by…….
 

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Location: Out and about in the Mexican countryside

Hair & Make-up: Mar of Team Hair and Makeup

Flowers: Flower Wild Design

Bridal Gowns: Claire Pettibone

Hair Accessories: Mignonne

Styling: Jill LaFleur

The Amazing Workshop: Jose Villa Workshops

December 3, 2011   8 Comments

Day 1 – Jose Villa Wedding Photography Workshop in Mexico

After a full morning in the beautiful hacienda barn we came to call our classroom, each afternoon we got to take our cameras out into the Mexican sunshine for some practical assignments. Today’s; each photographer had three minutes each with two gorgeous couples to take off into the hacienda grounds and photograph as we’d choose. Most of my work for the week was shot on film, but here’s a selection of what I shot on digital:

 
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Location: Hacienda El Carmen, Mexico

Hair & Make-up: Mar of Team Hair and Makeup

Flowers: Flower Wild Design

Engagement Clothing: Everly

Hair Accessories: Mignonne

The Amazing Workshop: Jose Villa Workshops

 

December 2, 2011   6 Comments

Welcome Dinner – Jose Villa Wedding Photography Workshop in Mexico

Once all of the photographers and Jose Villa’s dream team had flown into Guadalajara on Sunday evening and settled in, we all sat down together for a wonderful welcome dinner at the hacienda. With good food, copious cocktails, a mariachi band, dancers and the best company, everyone got excited for what lay ahead for the start of the workshop:

 
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Location: Hacienda El Carmen, Mexico

Styling: Jill LaFleur

Flowers: Flower Wild Design

Paper goods: Amber Moon

Calligraphy: Neither Snow

The Amazing Workshop: Jose Villa Workshops

 

 

December 2, 2011   1 Comment