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This is something I have put together for Maia’s daddy for Fathers day, I’m pretty pleased with how it came out:

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I’ve ordered it as an acrylic stand, which has these nice details:

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It has an Aluminium Dibond backing, then a high quality print topped with an acrylic glass front.  The result is a beautiful piece of contemporary art that looks great anywhere.  I have quite a few of these in different sizes.  Here there is a desktop holder that will allow you to display on a desk/shelf etc.  It also allows for a more streamlined storage option and interchangeable images.

If anyone is interested in having a similar item – either with the name of your child, a family member’s name or even a pet?  I would just need a handful of images of your child (of which I can edit) and I can put the order in.  Orders usually take up to two weeks to arrive.

Leave me a comment below (It won’t be published) if you are interested.  The DADDY image is ordered at 30x10cm and would cost £35 if you provide me with the images.

Firstly, I hope this post doesn’t offend anyone. I’m working on how it is best to showcase these types of images without mixing them too much with my regular family friendly images. I’m talking about boudoir images – sensual, flattering, feel good portraits for women (and perhaps also their men!).

At a recent wedding that I was photographing, I was sat next to a guy that with a couple of his friends owns a photography studio located in South Germany. We kept in touch after the wedding to try and work out a time when I could go and visit and see what they were up to over there. With my weekends booking up fast I headed out last weekend whilst I had the time. It was well worth it – great space! I felt like a kid in the best playroom ever there. Not only was I treated like a VIP, they had also arranged a lovely girl to come and play with me to test out the space for boudoir type images.

I conclude that is is a great space for Boudoir pictures! The studio is located a few hours away from Basel though, but if there were a bunch of girls interested in this, then we could organise a minibus and make a day of it. I am not going to post too many images and mostly ones that are less revealing. We had a great white background set, a black room, wallpapered section with lovely chairs, slatted blinds, natural light window and a cast iron bed. Loads of options and combinations! There was even a white vespa which looked great on the white background.

I’ve already got some great plans for more of this work this year. We can work 1:1 in your own home, I’ve also worked in groups – something to get excited about with your girlfriends – the planning, the shopping, the actual day having mates to giggle with and of course share the bubbly with! Other options other than the studio might include working with hotels and making a day of it with individuals or small groups. The options are endless.. Expect more on this topic this year, in the meantime here are some piccies:




At first I thought I would take pictures of our quite large rabbits – donkey and monkey for this challenge, but then I realised that I would be going to the beautiful Whitehall Farm in Devon soon and I thought the possibilities that awaited me there might make good material. I was right. Whitehall Farm have the biggest breeding flock of Gotland Sheep in the UK. They are absolutely beautiful creatures, as you will see. They are all incredibly friendly too and their fleece is to die for (no dye necessary here as the colours just speak for themselves). I was even lucky enough to bring one soft skin back with me to add to my prop collection.

So, my take on something fluffy was the textural wool of these sheep. I was lucky enough to be able to take these photos whilst the sheep were having their fleeces shaven off, in preparation for the lambing season. There will be another post soon with more about the farm and our little adventure there, but for now, just the challenge images:







The fleece after the sheep had been shawn:

A freshly shaved set of sheepies!

Love the white spot on top of her head: