Wednesday, 27 April 2011


Personal blog today)) Some of you have probably read THIS POST about how I try to make my business as eco-friendly as possible. It's not only about business for me though. My husband and I also try to be environmentally friendly in our everyday lives. For the last year or so we had been thinking about growing our own food and eventually we got our own little allotment in January. So far we've been enjoying the experience. We planted a few veggies and herbs, and we have fruit trees and bushes as well. It's fun to visit it every other day to see how fast everything grows and changes. With changing climate food is becoming a precious resource in some countries, so it's very important to learn about food, where it comes from and how you can make what you eat a lot healthier. Not sure if people who think that cucumbers grow already wrapped in plastic really exist, but you get the point. You will never get anything healthier and tastier than something you've grown yourself. It's packed with vitamins and there are no chemicals or pesticides in it. It's so easy to grow things as well! Especially herbs. You can buy everything prepared for you in garden centers or stores like Homebase, all you need to do is put seeds in a pot and water regularly. Result - green windowsill, kitchen filled with delicious smell of thyme, rosemary, basil, coriander and what not, and aromatic herbs for your dinner)) It's possible to do it even you don't have a garden, all you need is a windowsill ;-)
So, below are a few pics of what's growing in our allotment/garden:


Chilly plant (I'm not a big fan of spicy food, but Michael is, so I think one plant is just enough, hehe)

These are supposed to grow into carrots:

This is strawberry:

Dill (mix it with sour cream for delicious dips and sauces) 

Crunchy radishes for salads:


These will become rasberries:

Blackcurrant (delicious in milkshakes and jams):

Potato plant:


Peas (out of 15 I planted, only this one came out, oooopsss...):


These will grow into juicy plums:

I will keep you updated if we are able to actually pick anything in a few months, hehe))

Tuesday, 19 April 2011


I knew I was going to like these guys before I even met them. They came over all the way from Dubai to plan their September wedding here in UK. Perfect opportunity for an engagement photoshoot! They met in London, so we walked around trying to incorporate some landmarks into their photographs. Anna and Pav are perfect for each other and so much fun! I think I laughed till my cheeks hurt)) They are having First Look before the ceremony on their wedding day, and I'm quite excited about it! In fact, I can't wait!

London is beautiful in spring. We got some pretty blossom:

Then we headed to some familiar places not far from where she met him ;-)

Playing silly, just the way I like it

As I said - perfect for each other

Here is the e-mail I received from Anna and Pav after they'd seen their engagement photos:

"We have looked at the pictures and we love them! It was so amazing to see ourselves in such stunning pictures, we were really impressed. We viewed them with Pav's parents and they also really liked them and instantly asked for some to be framed :)
We also had a really good time with you on the day and we are looking forward to seeing you again in September.
Thanks so much again and speak to you soon. We are just so pleased to have you as our photographer :)

Anna and Pav"
Receiving letters like this one is THE best part of being a photographer for me! Knowing that I make someone even just a little bit happier with my work is one of the best feelings EVER! 

Guys, if you are reading this - I really enjoyed getting to know you, and I've had so much fun! Really looking forward to seeing you again in September and photographing your beautiful day!


Friday, 15 April 2011


I've been dying to share this bridal inspiration photoshoot with you for a while! The idea of the shoot came about after I met Louise from Bow Occasions Weddings and Events last year. We started chatting about all things weddings and decided to work on a project together. We wanted to do something contemporary and fresh, so came up with an idea of Eclectic Chic inspiration shoot the styling of which would involve bright colours, stylish wedding dresses, beautiful wedding venue, gorgeous hair and make-up, and the most delicious looking dessert table.
Depending on the styling of your wedding day, sometimes it does payoff to be bold and brave with colour, be it flowers, accessories or other little touches.
Ethel and Will are a real couple, and it's been so great to capture that special connection and bond they have. Something I always aim to do on all my pre-wedding shoots and for all my lovely couples.

Ethel was wearing an amazing dress by Cymbeline, provided by Adamo Bridal boutique:

Beautiful bridal bouquet and table centerpiece designed and arranged by Kerris from Blue Dove Weddings:

Dessert table and main wedding table designed and arranged by Louise from Bow Occasions:

More beautiful dresses and styling ideas:

Well, hope you like this shoot and maybe you can get some inspiration from it)) Feel free to comment and leave some feedback below ;-)

Here is the list of suppliers involved:

Photography: by me :-) (I am a contemporary wedding photographer specialising in relaxed reportage wedding photography)
Venue: Winters Barns, Canterbury, Kent
Styling and Design: Bow Occasions
Dessert Table: Bow Occasions
Dresses: Adamo Bridal (Dress Designers – Alan Hannah, Cymbeline and Ugo Zaldi)
Make-Up: Mariam Jensen
Hair Styling: Love Your Hair Cassandra
Cupcakes and Cake Pops: Crumbs! Couture
Flowers: Blue Dove Weddings
Models: Victoria / Jess / Ethel
Paper Pom Poms: Paper Poms UK
Chairs: Ambassador Furniture Hire