They say never to work with children and animals, but when I photographed Callum at the beginning of the month he proved that working with little ones can be an absolute pleasure. Callum had just turned one and his parents wanted to mark the occasion with a cake smash photo shoot- a first for me. Luckily I have a few disposable backdrops which I have used in the past for shoots that have proven messy so these came in rather handy! Surrounded by balloons, Callum wasn’t phased by the camera at all and soon got stuck into the cake, unsurprisingly! It only took around twenty minutes to get some great shots, and I’m sure you’ll agree that my job was made that bit easier Callum being such a photogenic little chap! With one cake smash shoot under my belt, I am thoroughly looking forward to working on more of the same in the future.
As they say, Teamwork makes the dream work. I wholeheartedly believe that. Every shoot has a lot going on behind the scenes and without having an amazing team behind me and working with me I would not be able to create so many fantastic and eye-catching images.
A recent photoshoot at Southwold beach is a great example of just that! It was time to test my new Magmod Wedding Light modifiers and what better time to do make the most of them than at sunset. For this shoot the beautiful Steffi was the perfect model to work with, we have done a great many projects together and I love working alongside her. The shoot on the beach was set up with Steffi looking inland with the sea to our back and the sunset over the fields. I love utilising natural light it helps create great depths of colour in photos but alongside natural lights, we had the 3 rd member of our team on hand, Steffi’s boyfriend who was a brilliant, as I like to say, V.A.L.S or voice activated light stand!
In keeping with behind the scenes of Foyers Photography, the final part of the team is my ever- present and wonderful wife Karen. Karen is a great help behind the scenes and assists me with a lot of my shoots always ready and aware when I need some assistance. She was actually doing some behind the scenes video on this shoot for my Youtube channel so If you want to know more about how my shoots work you can see the video here or of course let’s get something set up. You don’t have to watch from the sidelines. You can be the model.
The Magmod Wedding Light modifiers worked fantastically, and I am extremely pleased with the results! If you would like to take a look at any of my other portrait photography shoots make sure to click here.
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A volunteer shepherd keeps an eye on the National Trust’s Rare Breed flock of sheep who winter at Snape Warren, Suffolk until it’s time for them to make their trip home to Orford Ness to graze the summer pastures. This shepherd is the ever-inspiring Peter Fowler, who I recently had the privilege of photographing in the brilliance of nature.
Peter is a true National Trust veteran – for some twenty years in the 1980s-90s he served on the Northumbria Regional committee, various headquarters’ committees and the Council. Peter told me “The most interesting was the Properties committee, where we had the privilege of visiting, for management purposes, existing properties, and, best of all, potential properties. One of the latter was Orford Ness to which, slightly furtively I seem to recall, a small party of us sailed across to make an assessment. This was long before it had occurred to most people, that the departure of the MoD had created a possible Trust property of great historical interest, as well as its known values as a National Nature Reserve. It never crossed my mind at the time that one day I would have the added privilege of looking after Rare Breeds sheep who live there.”
Isn’t it funny how life often comes full circle? Peter’s dedication to nature is inspiring to say the least.
Speak to anyone who has recently retired, and they’ll tell you the same thing – they’ve never been busier. The same is true for this volunteer shepherd who also includes writing, painting and watching erosion happen in coastal Suffolk amongst his list of pastimes (when the sheep aren’t at Snape).
We were lucky to have the perfect lighting for this shoot and I’m very proud of the way these images have turned out. Sometimes the weather forecast does get it right! I would like to thank Peter for the opportunity to take his photograph and hope to see more of him and hear his stories soon.
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It was an absolute pleasure to return to Heavenly Hair in Saxmundham earlier this month to complete a photoshoot for Senior Stylist Becky. Becky is an experienced and professional stylist with a great reputation, and her passion for her work is inspiring. From April onwards, she will be a Creative Director at the Salon, and you can see why Heavenly Hair’s Director and Owner Janene made the decision to award her the promotion when you see her work. My brief was a portfolio shoot for a competition Becky is participating in, the L’Oréal Colour Trophy.
Becky is a brilliant hair stylist, very creative and energetic; the colour and style she created for Sophie showcased inspirational and modern colour, and a clean, well-executed cut. It was great fun setting up a shoot to create images which made the hair colour really pop. Working with them felt very natural – the mood at the studio whilst professional was full of energy and fun.
I always have fun working alongside the fantastic team at Heavenly Hair; and this time, with Becky and her model Sophie, was no exception. Sophie is a superb model and I think you’ll agree she has a great presence – the photos I captured feel almost powerful. I wish Becky and her model Sophie all the best of luck going forward.
Having the opportunity to work with clients who are friendly, positive and so passionate about their work gives me a real buzz. I would like to thank everyone at Heavenly Hair, especially Salon Owner Janene, for having me back and look forward to heading to the salon for another fun photoshoot with them again soon.
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Late last year I met with Chantel Pipe, a Suffolk based fitness instructor and personal trainer. The aim was to take a selection of photographs for her new website, and for use on social media. As I have mentioned before, great imagery online is essential in attracting your target market and for giving a professional finish. Most of the shots were taken at the studio, however we did venture out to Airborne Fitness who so kindly allowed us to use their brilliant and well equipped gym at Brightwell as a backdrop for a few extra shots- a huge thank you to them. For the majority of shots the brief was that the photographs required a white background, making them work well on the website.
Chantel is an instructor who really does practise what she preaches. She is keen, enthusiastic and super hard working, making her a pleasure to work with. If her determination to get some great shots are a reflection on the way she works, I can highly recommend her!