Monday, 14 February 2011

Happy Love Day!

Happy Valentines Day! I only have 20 minutes left until it is no longer V day so I better get cracking!  Over the last 2 weeks I have had the pleasure of photographing couples in love and capturing their personalities and their love for one another. I have a couple more couple photo shoots to come in the next few weeks so keep an eye out on here and on my website :0)

Thursday, 10 February 2011



If you already follow me one way or another then you'll already know that I'm a Brighton based photographer who specialises in fashion, portraits and weddings. I'm currently creating a new website and new promotional flyers specifically for my wedding packages. I do of course have lots of lovely photos of couples, but I would like to promote my wedding and civil ceremony packages to gay couples in particular becuase the few civil ceremonies I have done have been an absolute pleasure!

I am therefore looking to take some new photos to use for my website and my flyers. This photo shoot is FREE. We will shoot for 45 mins/1 hour and I will then retouch the best 5 photos. You will receive these photos by email the same week. Even better if you are a gay married couple so I can take a few shots of you both with your wedding bands on!

The reason it is free is firstly because I need you! And secondly becuase I will also ask you to sign a release form to agree that I have full permission to use the edited photos for my promotion.

I need these photos ready by the end of February/beginning of March so I will accept the first 4 or 5 couples who get in touch. Either two women or 2 men. No age restrictions as long as you are over 18. It doesn't matter what you look like - I'm not after models. I am looking for real couples in love who want some romantic and funky photos together. Dressing to impress is recommended - whether you want to be super smart or proudly show of your individual style.

Please view my website before replying and check that you like my style of photography if you have not already seen it. I am available most mornings and most weekends for shoots.

Inspiration photos were damn hard to find...but Ive got a bunch aftr some effort and digging. See below:

Ive managed to get 3 booked in in less than 24 hours, but I need a couple more couples to help me out! Get in touch if your up for the fun!

Emy :)

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Hunting for the right team!

Right, so I'm looking to work with some pretty unique people this year. Last year was all about finishing my degree and setting up my photography business.  This year I want to push the boundaries of what can be achieved within the realm of fashion, photography and everything that comes with it.  I managed a few projects last year which involved designers, stylists, models and hair/make up artists. I don't think I really slept during these times becuase it was so new and somewhat terrifying to me! And becuase I was doing everything from concept, to getting permission for locations, to major time management for the whole team...and of course the photography, creative direction, editing and printing!   it was a bit much, but I learnt a lot!

I want to go bigger than I have gone before, but I want to find others who want the same thing and who can relieve some of the pressure! Last week I had a very successful meeting in Brighton with the editor of Brighton Fashion Week and the stylist. They are interested in working with me and turning my visions into reality. Between us we have a ton of contacts - it's all very exciting.  We are only in the early stages right now - getting a full team together for our first shoot - but I can't wait!

The one thing I really want (apart from some fab up and coming designers!) is a set designer/artistic director. Someone who can visualize and interpret concepts into something unique and exciting to photograph. Ideally it would be someone who has their own mind and ideas, as well as someone who can interpret a rough concept/brief.

The photos will be published on the Brighton Fashion Week blog which has a wide following, but there is also talk of Brighton Fashion Week getting a regular slot in 'Sussex Life' and 'Latest 7' so there is perhaps scope to be featured in them. This would be a starting point for us and allow us to approach higher end designers, models and magazines in the future.

The creative team so far are fantastic and everyone is involved becuase they love fashion, they love getting creative and seeing their vision develop, and they love working with like minded people. Unfortunately the work is not paid becuase we wont be earning any money from anything - Its about recognition within the industry we love and moving onwards and upwards as a team of creatives and future friends :0)

If there is anyone who thinks they fit the bill or knows of someone then please get in touch! And if you are an up and coming designer or experienced model I would also love to hear from you! 

I was recently inspired by a  young up and coming set/accessory and props designer.  Take a look at his work. It's pretty impressive and he is so young still!

Photos Below: Set design by Luke Abbey. Photography by Damon Baker.

And here are some photos that have inspired me to wanna do what I do. Most were found from other blogs so unfortunately I don't know most of the photographers. However a couple were found on Luke Abbeys website (see above)