Thursday, 17 December 2009

I dream to be a movie star!

I'm extremely happy that I am actually sticking to my plan about doing more self portraits, I don't even know why I stopped in the first place.
In the past I have done self portraits but never really concentrated on the makeup... To be honest I'm more of a skincare girl and don't really pay much mind to makeup.. meaning I'm really no good at it. Recently I have been learning makeup techniques and of course I watch all the fabulous makeup artists at play during our shoots.


This self portrait was inspired by Marilyn Monroe, I wanted to create a real romantic movie star image. I took a tutorial on how to achieve her makeup look and it was more simple than I thought. Let me know what you think :)


Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Self Portrait time

So as discussed in my previous blog entry I have indeed kept to my word, I did some self portraits today. It reminded me of how much I love doing them and that I shouldn't get lazy and not do them

It can be very time consuming but really worth it in the end, I find when I do self portraits it really quite therapeutic and relaxing. It also give me and excuse to have some fab photos of my myself and really play around with the retouching.



Ciao for now



Friday, 27 November 2009

New hair and the feeling of positivity

My hair is something that has been pissing me off for ages, Its grows at stupid rates and was just feeling lifeless and limp. I really fancied a new look but wasn't sure what to have done. I was originally planning to go short but as usual my hairdresser always refuses to cut my hair off. My hair was all one length and I use to have an amazing lady Gaga bang fringe. It had all grown out and just felt really heavy at the bottom.. anyway I'm happy with the cut I have now. Take a little looksy below.


I'm also planning to start doing self portraits again, I always love doing a self portrait and don't really have an excuse as to why I don't do them anymore. I have some really cool ideas of what I want to achieve and it also gives me a chance to try out new lighting styles too.

Christmas is near... I like a big kid.. always excited!!

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

My love for shoes- Topshop aggie boots!!

I'm sooo excited.. I finally managed to get my hands on these yummy topshop boots. My first attempt failed miserably, I was shopping for them online as all the stores seem to have sold out. I was delighted to see that they had my size in stock but when I got to the check out it said 'sold out'! I could have cried :(. Anyhoo... the following Monday I managed to get them online to only find out my brothers girlfriend gets 25% off, So i waited for them to arrive, took them to the store returned and re-bought them at 25% off. Long winded I know... but I managed to get a bargain!!

I'm off to see New Moon tonight.. has anyone seen it as yet? Its not received good reviews from what I have read, but I'm a huge fan so Ill like it either way!! (I hope)

Monday, 23 November 2009

Long time no blog...

Hey guys how yall doing? Gosh Ive not updated this blog in yonks!!

So here's a huge update for you all.

I took a small break from photography so I could get on with other business and also to get some test shoots done. I also started up two new blogs (Ill get to those later down)

During my break I was taking on retouching work which I found a little boring as I was retouching everyone else's great work and not my own, but on a plus my retouching skills have gotten better and better, I have learnt some great new skills which I'm over the moon about. Sometimes you need a break from doing what you love to give yourself some time to refresh your ideas and realise how much you love it!

The fall has bought me some great work, this time of year always gets very busy and I'm happy to be shooting again, as soon as things die down I plan to start testing again too, there are so many things I want to work on and I have been gathering up ideas and am raring to go! The short break has done me good.

I have always been a lover of skincare so I decided to start a beauty, skincare and makeup reviews blog (http://www.beautywowza.wordpress.com/) I'm very passionate about skin and believe if you look after it you'll gain in the long run. The blog was something I thought id do because I think its important for all busy woman to know about all the great skincare products out there and all the great quick fixes you can use on a daily basis to help your skin that one step further. Please visit the blog, I really hope what I post helps you guys and feel free to comment and leave feedback :)

I also made a sister blog called Wowzashoes (http://www.wowzashoes.wordpress.com/) I'm also crazy about shoes, so this is blog is all about current shoe trends, who's doing what in terms of great shoes, shoe bargains, cheaper alternatives to designer styles and much more. If you're a shoe lover I recommend you check it out, I update on a daily basis.

Anyhoo... I wont babble on but I do plan to start blogging here again too. I have missed updating what I have been getting up to and posting all about my shoots.

Ciao for now

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Learn it, Live it, LOVE IT!!

So... things have been really hectic the last couple of months...

Me & Chantelle have been putting together our next series of shoots that we want to work on. After shooting the amazing 'Albinism' series that was featured in 'Lifescape magazine' it made us realise we really wanted to work on shoots with amazing storylines and issues that can be turned into something beautiful.

Ive not been feeling too good the last week or so.. So I have just been concentrating on getting better and gettting the ball rolling for what in store over the next few months.
Im still on a health kick too.. Ive noticed eating and working out really does help with everyday energy and well being.

Im also addicted to reading at the moment... Ive always been a book worm especially if I read something that gets me hooked. After reading all of Stephanie Mayers Twilight saga Ive moved onto the classics and am Reading Jane Austen. As much as I loved Stephanie Mayers books I really needed something a little more challenging to read. Im currently reading 'Mansfield Park' and quite liking it.. I must say Im not as hooked as I was when I was reading The Twilight sagas but I think that says more about my love for 'Edaward Cullen' and not my love for reading LOL. I have a huge list of books I want to read and the list seems to get larger everyday.

Moving on... I discovered these amazing designers who make the most fabulous leather jackets check them out http://www.mikeandchris.com/. There jackets are amazing.. I have to own one... Ive always been quite a little fashionista but have noticed recently that my wardorbe needs a update... So I am officially on a major shopping spree for new clothes, bags, acessories etc. I cant wait.

Anyhoo.. thats all for now

Ciao

p.s check out my interview with bloggers Ohh la lavely - http://oohlalavely.tumblr.com/post/158824054/interview-with-photographer-priya-sonn-priya

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Magazine editorials July 09

Hiya Guys

I have two spreads in Lifescape magazine.. check them out.. you may not be able to read them.. if you cant you can pick up a copy online @ lifescapemag.com or in whsmiths or borders. Supermarkets also stock too. The Albinism write up is very interesting...






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