Tag Archives: nature

wolf

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The snow has been and gone, as fast as it came.  A week ago we had clouds of snow & sledging and shooting (I do everywhere I can) was part of our Sunday.  My version of a snow angel, otherwise how can I get away with making a child lie in the snow..

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The day we met a swan

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Nature in the summertime is the absolute best

 

Looking back

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We live a life that is constantly rushing and striving forward.  We have the world at our fingertips with the technology that we can access in a second.  That’s great but I often think that it comes at a cost.  I don’t think we stop often enough and just exist.  This week has been a draining one & I’ve found comfort in looking backwards to last summer.  The days were long and we spend so much in my sisters garden.  The kids were unplugged from iPads and played, as my sister and I had as children.  There is so much more pleasure to me in being outside, soaking up the light, instead of absorbing it from a blue screen.  My nephews remind me of the fun of being little.  Something that I’m holding onto right now.

distances

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Sometimes my future feels a long long way away.  I made the decision to focus on the photography that I love, children’s photography.  I shoot commercially for fashion brands & also do portraiture shoots by commission.  It is scary sometimes to let everything else go.

There is so much that I love to photograph in this world but when it comes down to the essence of what makes me happy, it is photo shoots with children.  I say it a million times but the freshness with which they view the world makes me smile & remember that it is the perspective that we apply that makes us see the positives in life.

Being freelance & actively narrowing your opportunities feels counter productive but at the same time it could just mean I focus completely on where I want to reach.  Shooting children’s commercial photography, i’m not going to stop until i’m shooting International campaigns!

* I will still be photographing food, but this is my therapy!!

Hair Styling Vicky M Hair

off plan

 

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So this is what happens when you are photographing more than one child on a shoot.  The others find the body paint pens & draw on each other!  Still going in a different direction sometimes has my favourite results.  Followed by a very deep bath!

leave first

 

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they say the one that leaves first protects themselves…. but what is that from?

Hair by Vicky Millington

 

1976

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The summer of ’76 was a heatwave. I never shoot with an era in place. I want my images to float in some kind of place in history.. but then sometimes a shoot just stops time and routes itself somewhere.

I’m so excited to shoot with these models again, they were a dream!

When we were young

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everything was an adventure in the summers before
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lunar

ak54photo-lunarThere are no lunar seas on the far side of the moon… maybe we are meant to see the interest?

you broke me from inside

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you broke me from inside but i gave you the key

the road alone

ak54photo-forrests-this journey is one that we travel alone but not by ourselves, kindred spirits guide our way.