Last Sunday I had the pleasure of tagging along on a photoshoot and it was such fun. There was no reason to photograph them, they haven't got engaged - it was all just for fun and practise.
The area we are shooting in was Borough Market and the Southbank, which although the actual market was closed still gave us lots of features to shoot - minus the crowds. Happily the couple were absolutely lovely and knew how to laugh and have a good time, and they treated us to lunch. A good time was had by all!
The best bit about photographing these young girls is that they haven't taken up any of the reservations or restrictions that adults do in this beatiful country. Their play, their behaviour is just so free!
A child took this photo, not sure which one but they all had a go taking a photo and all did an amazing job.
Whilst helping a friend on a couple's photoshoot, I managed to sneek a few snaps of my favourite city. Although I have photographed on the South Bank itself many a time, this was my first time in these backstreets, and I'll be back - there is so much details, so much to see...
The famous Southwark Cathedral which dates back 752 years old next to its newborn of a neighbour, the Shard, not yet completed.
One of the reasons I love london, is the view when you look down streets - they can be just so unexpected and so random. It makes me feel as though I am looking at a painting. Here you can see the cathedral and Bourough Market.
White Birches are my favourite tree and I just saw this view of the Birches outside the modern all bathed in a beatiful warm glow from the setting sun.
If you look hard enough, it is amazing what opportunities there are for observing nature, even in the middle of a city.
Take these birds for instance. I used to think they were swifts or something like that, but having seen them through the zoom lens I discovered they are in actual fact, pigeons. Not just any pigeons, but playful ones. It is the only explanation I can find for what goes on on outside my window, every day around late morning. They fly round, roughly in circles for hours on end, together. There are about 15-20 of them. I'd love to know what they are really doing (if anyone knows?!). It is quite fun to watch (and photograph).
Another good thing about my window is you can see what weather is coming in from the west (and you can see the birds flying as well in the photo below).
It is not such a great window for sunsets, but on the odd occassion I get lucky!
Nor is that good for seeing the stars, so this was taken out the front door, if you look carefully - you see Jupiter in the top left and the Moon with Venus in the bottom right.