Sunday, 29 May 2011

Getting Official

I now own Its not yet complete but all my links to my business facebook/youtube/twitter/tumblr etc

And also a complete and utter shock but a make-up guru from the states mentioned on her video that she loved my music video and how much of a lovely girl I am  ( We have spoken on a few occasions via comments) .

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Event photography

I'm off to Plymouth on Thursday to see my 'fella' but I'm awesome going to do some cracking photography whilst I'm there. I have already got a ticket to the Plymouth tattoo convention and after party, I have been to the Brighton conventions before but never stayed till the end, due to the simple fact with me living in Portsmouth I wouldn't be able to get home. But now with me staying in Plymouth I can stay out and enjoy the highlights of the event which include live music and a whole lot of tattooing antics.

So stay tuned for the madness which will be the Plymouth tattoo convention!

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Memory for morton couple

How cute is memory stick I just brought for the wedding couple, and a £1 from the sale of the product will benefit the BBC children in need appeal.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Wedding Bells!

Arrghhhh the weddings tomorrow, no not the royal wedding! I mean the medieval wedding I am shooting in droxford! So excited there’s some crazy elements to it including a druid and night entertainment and a hog roast! Its going to be a crazy day and I'm so excited to be apart of such an alternative wedding.

Thursday, 21 April 2011


Off to deliver a memory stick for a client also put in a framed photo of my favourite image as they were my first paid customer. Been a crazy couple of days, been offered some really massive contracts out of the blue but I really don’t know how to handle it, I feel like a tiny tadpole in a massive lake, all these decisions. I also got offered partnership by a guy who’s been running a events photography company for the last couple of years, that meeting is tomorrow afternoon.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011


Long time no speak old friend, I have been stupidly busy recently sorting out future shoots and possibly job opportunities and looks like I might be getting back into radio, long story short I used to work for a radio company and I played the role of ‘devil’s advocate’ on a debate show and they might want me back so that’ll be awesome!

Also planning a really cool photoshoot goth/fantasy inspired. Already have 3 models booked just need to find a location and possibley a few more models and then were ready to go/ theres a massive twist to the shoot but I don’t want to give to much away

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Baby Fever

This morning I'm doing a romantic baby bump shoot which were going to take out on the beach which I'm excited about. I havent done anything so natural and so pure before, I normally do very dramatic over the top shoots.

I am also doing another shoot this wednesday, for a friend who has an interview at a top modelling agency in london in may. which is will be very cool as hes a very good looking young man and he'll be really fun to work with.

Wednesday, 30 March 2011


Wow what a mad couple of days the shoot went really well was a long day but totally worth being exhausted. Its already opening a couple of doors for me which is awesome I’m doing a baby/bump shoot (a friend of the director of the shoot came in to say hello and gave me her number there and then) .

AND this week I will be sorting the preparation for the marketing side of the business.

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Night before THE BIG DAY!

Night before the shoot, Ignore the little clock on these post there out of whack completely! Its really about 22:38pm the night before the shoot. The gift bags are done the schedules and references are printed off, the snacks and breakfast is already in the kitchen and my SLR battery is on charge I am ready to rock this bitch!

Heres a few preparation images.

Oh and did I tell you the clocks go forward tonight I just pray to god everybody turns up and the correct time!
 The perfect pink lady apples for those pin up poses..
 Final gift bags, minus two.. ( They were still on the table when I took this shot)
Gift bag content!

Friday, 25 March 2011

Shopping for gift bag content!

Deary me I spent so much more that I should of today and I don’t even have all the elements!
Just the little bottles of rose and the thank you cards but tomorrow I need to get the chocolates and the little bags for them to go in. I say I spent alot today but that’s mainly because I over sent on my mother for mother’s day, god she better like it all..don’t forget mother’s day boys and girls you only have one.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Exciting news, I posted on facebook that I was looking for a graphic designer to help me design what will become my logo and possibly my watermark for my business, and I’m so lucky I had so many willing helpers including people adding me who I have no idea who they are, but they were also offering their services. But anyways so yeah I sent out a brief of what I was looking for and hopefully they will get back to me very soon with their interpretation.
Also heres some photos of yesterdays trip to Staunton!
By the way the images below I dont class them as my best work or whatever they were just the ones which made me smile most

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

wildlife photography.

Out today at Staunton Country Park doing some wildlife photography( well as wild as you can get in a fenced off  park) which was fun, I forgot how much I enjoyed it I will have to make more an effort to do it more often. So 5 days til the shoots the schedule is all written up and everybody is ready to rock ‘n’ roll. I now have 2 friends helping me out with the logo and watermark, one of which is actually filming the day so thats all good. I have to go shopping tomorrow for the gift bags and possibly some of the props but as there fresh ingredients I may hold it off until the day before the shoot but we’ll see..

Monday, 21 March 2011

Against all odds.

5 models
3 stylists
1 makeup artist
1 film guy
And little old me..

After months of preparation and only 4 short weeks ago the date being set, my brain baby is coming to life.

I was talking to a friend last night about how he spend 5 years after college working in blockbuster and then decided to go to university. I can only imagine how hard that must of been, doing the same no-brainer thing day in, day out and then go straight back into the mind fuck which is university. I think it takes great courage to do something like that, but it saddens me think that it took him 5 years to realise what he should of done so to begin with. I’m just glad I found my vocation in life now and I know no matter how hard times will get, no matter how I might loath the fact I’m a freelance, no matter how I might crave a regular income I know this is what I’m meant to be doing in life.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

This morning has felt like christmas!

The rest of my photography gear has arrived, I have never been so willing to hop out of a hot bath to open the door! I have been putting all the light boxes together and working out the mechanics of the trigger set work but hopefully that will all be sorted and working by the end of the day.
Tomorrow I’m meeting all the models with the MUA and tony the director and head stylists for a quick drink , which will be a nice opportunity for  everyone to meet and more importantly so the MUA and hairdressers can get a better idea of what they have to work with.

Steven shaw, what a hero film student turned media technician turned film director is filming the shoot and has confirmed it will be in HD.

Monday, 14 March 2011

Getting There!

Date for model meet confirmed,
Antiques dealer all game for me to pick out a few props!
Its all happening, and I’m getting so nervous now the countdown has started I have 12 days to receive the rest of my photography gear, buy all the gift bags and bottles of wine for everyone, pick up the props and sort out the schedule for the models and then I’m ready to rock and roll!

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Just realised I have no images on here from the london fashion, so heres one of the fabulous shoe designer joanne stoker.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Facebook and trade mark

So  I have created the foundation of my facebook pacifically for my ‘business’ which is really cool I’m in the process of sorting through all the thousands of images, I have from different events I have been too trying to put get a large Varity but its all shown me how much my site needs this shoot to happen as I have next to know staged-studio images on there!
The image above of the pin up is from a cider company called friels, I fell in love with the image after seeing it in Plymouth and anyone who knows me knows I love pin-ups and gil elvgren who is the master of pin-up paintings and anything pin up related but it is only temporary until I get my shoot done and then one of those images will replace it but it will be the same sort of style.
but the apple and the girl it was fitting and I fell in love with it I just had to use it!

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Lights camera ACTION!

Went to meet the MUA for the first shes a really lovely girl, we went to starbucks and then too debenhams to look at colours of urban decay make up and to get inspired. Then came home and lots of lovely film makers and videographers(you tell me when you know the difference between them) get in touch about filming the shoot which is SWEET and means I will finally having something worthy to go on my youtube page which is also very suiting as its also called ProperEnglishApple

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

7 Hours.

7 hours I was on trains coming home, what a waste of a an afternoo although on the south west entertainment trains I did manage to catch up on a few hours of friends and the big bang theory re-runs..£1.50 well spend I think! I also spend most the journey thinking about jobs and internships and which keeps bringing me back to whether I should go back into education.

Was an eventful weekend, I went to an all you can eat sushi and chinese resturant. Also went to a cider press pub which was really awesome, had some really talented cover bands playing.

I'm also meeting up with the MUA for my shoot tomorrow which will be AWESOME.

Monday, 7 March 2011

Investing and child bonds.

Looks like I’m opening up my child bonds (which I’m not meant to open until I’m 21) to pay for some photography equipment and also a special someone is ‘investing’ in me which is very touching, the fact someone believes in me that much to put there hard earned cash into me. 

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Its a new dawn its a new day its a new life AND I'M FEELING GOOD!

Damn been in a jazz bar in Plymouth and they were playing that it was so awesome!
Thinking today would be really good if I got all the models and the hair director (Tony) to all meet up, and go for a coffee or some cocktails or something just to make everyone feel a little bit more relaxed and also that Tony can see what his stylists have got to work with, and so that the models feel a little bit more relaxed.

Also meeting the MUA on Wednesday for a coffee which should be cool, shes coming down from southampton just to talk some stuff through and discuss looks and the individual models.

Friday, 4 March 2011

Morning Campers!

On my way to Plymouth today slightly nervous strangely enough even known I have done this journey so many times..its a good 175 miles though it is a bit of a rough ride. Last night I was sorting out other components of my shoot, I think I have a lead about getting some dresses from a boutique in Chichester and I just hope to god they say yes so I can get all my models there and measured up asap!

Photoshoot 3 weeks and 1 day away

Crapping myself but completely excited!
I have the MUA all sorted the salon game and ready for action I'm just waiting the A-ok from my models and I'm ready to rock and roll!

I'm off to plymouth tomorrow to see a friend and just get some space, lifes been pretty hectic at the moment and I think just getting out the house for a couple of days will do me good.

But I’m not completely detaching myself, I’m still taking a few fashion books and marketing books with me.
100 years of fashion and marketing for dummies that should be a jolly good read for my 5 hour long trip.