Fashion Posts

Shop ’til you drop…..

June 19th, 2012

Most people who know me, will be aware that spending the day shopping isn’t really my idea of fun. Casually meandering around the shops? Perhaps. Item specific shopping? Nooooooooo. But documenting a shopping trip, with no pressure to buy anything for myself? Very enjoyable actually.

Back in April, I got the chance to to spend the afternoon with Luke Sutton, Personal Stylist Read more »

Weekly round up….

June 16th, 2012

….or more like ‘fortnightly round up’! I didn’t get chance to blog last Saturday, so here is a taster of what I’ve been up to over the past couple of weeks.

I spent most of my time on set shooting stills for ‘Owen Parker the movie’. It was cold and rainy, but the fun and banter bewteen cast and crew made it all worthwhile. We had an amazing team who all pulled together to make the most out of a less than perfect weather situation !

Amanda Hennessy and Phil Broadbent, AKA ‘Marilyn and Owen’

Cameraman Read more »

McQueen inspired shoot…..

May 8th, 2012

I hope everyone had a good Bank Holiday, and has started the week nice and refreshed ! What a treat I have for you today…..

Back in March Vanessa Mambu, stylist and designer of Read more »

Urban portfolio shoot

March 28th, 2012

Back in January I was contacted by Kez because his portfolio needed updating…..

Then one cold day in February, Read more »

Fun in the woods…..

March 19th, 2012

…..it was a cold February day; Valentines Day to be exact!

….along with the cold, came the mud. I hadn’t really Read more »

Sally’s portfolio shoot………

March 12th, 2012

….the night before the photo shoot it started raining. The following morning it was STILL raining.

…but I was determined this shoot Read more »

…..introducing Aga

March 8th, 2012

If you want to book a shoot like Aga had, please contact me on either 07583 230648 or hello@lrobertsphoto.co.uk

…..catch you on the flipside {Part II}

December 30th, 2011

Following on from ‘Part I’ of my 2011 round up, here are some more highlights of my year……

As part of my training this year, I attended a course run by music photographer Tom Barnes. I feel like some courses are slightly sugar coated, and very ‘Team America’, and although you leave feeling exhilerated and ready to take on the world – which isn’t necessarily a bad thing – sometimes you just want to hear ‘the truth’. Tom’s course was refreshing because it felt truthful. There was no sugar coating, and he wasn’t Read more »

…..catch you on the flipside. {Part I}

December 20th, 2011

As the countdown took place and the chimes of Big Ben kicked in, I had no idea what 2011 would hold for me. Ian and I had done our New Year tradition of going to our favourite Cantonese restaurant. (So popular in fact, that when we call to place an order, we don’t even need to give our name. I can’t decide if that’s good or bad)?! We sat and ate, while re-evaluating the previous year, and looked forward to the next. Making plans, and hoping we could make at least a few dreams come true…..

As a photographer, I need to market myself, continually promote myself and really put myself out there – which can be hard. ……and I knew that marketing myself would be my biggest obstacle. Jasmine Star describes herself as one step beyond a wall flower, she says she’s the ‘wall flower gardener’, and I can really relate to that. Whenever the word ‘networking’ crops up, I actually just want a hole in the ground to appear and then swallow me up. Whole. So when the first Manchester ‘Tweetup’ was arranged in March, I cringed. Even though I knew there would be a few people there who I had briefly met before, or chatted to through social networking, I still broke out into a cold sweat; but as I knew it would probably be good for me and my business, I called my friend Chrissy, and we arranged to go together.

…..and since that first ‘Tweetup’, I can honestly say I’ve met and worked with some really amazing people. In particular is Catherine Hughes of Ivy Clara Make-up and Styling. Not only did I meet a brilliant make-up artist, but she’s become a really good friend as well. I’ve worked with Catherine on a number of projects, and I know there will be many more to come!

From MUA’s to venue stylists, florists, bridal shops and wedding dress designers, I never dreamed at the beginning of the year, that I would be so lucky to work with so many top suppliers to the wedding industry. I’ve had the chance to work on some brilliant projects, and I don’t feel as ‘alone’ as I did at the beginning of the year. I was part of a big shoot back in November at Heaton House Farm, and seeing so many people come together to make it all possible, was one of the best feelings ever…..and at the end of the shoot I just wanted to run round and high five everyone!

Continually learning and progressing my skills, whether self study or going on courses is also something that I need to do on a regular basis. I’ve done a number of courses this year, but I think my favourite by far was a course I attended by Orange County wedding photographer Jessica Claire. Wow! It was so refreshing to hear how things are done ‘over the pond’. I’ve been a fan of Jessica’s work a for while now and to actually get to meet her and hear all about how she built her business was so interesting and really insightful. At the end of the day however, a fellow student asked me to take a photo of him with Jessica, and at that moment, it was like all my basic photography skills shut down! Composition, and even pressing buttons just went out of the window! I was taking a photo of Jessica Claire, this amazing photographer and I just went to pieces!!! I was completely in awe of her!

2011 was a pretty big year for me, and I still have more that I want to cover, so I’ll post Part II in a couple of days…..

…..but for now, I hope everyone is starting to wind down for Christmas 🙂

 

Vintage styled bridal shoot…..Part II

November 23rd, 2011

……So, if you missed Part I last week, feel free to go back and see what visual delights your eye’s missed out on!

This week is dedicated to the images of Sophie and Jack……

They made a gorgeous couple, and this dress was Read more »