Portraits: Makena

It is winter here in the U.K. and in London, it just gets cold, wet and windy.

On this day, the sun came out to play, but it was just too chilly to go outside. So, I decided to take advantage of all that light that was streaming into our home and photograph my youngest. This was a good way to kill time before the school run and to also test my levels of patience when it comes to photographing kids. I just have a feeling that when it comes to your own and you don’t do this kind of thing, it becomes a nightmare scenario. Or is it just me?

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All I can say, I am actually happy with the final images despite the challenge of getting a 3-year-old to sit still and listen to posing instructions.

Photographers who deal with kids, you are my new heroes.

The big question here is, if you photograph children, how do you make them listen to you?

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Lumiere London 2018

This is an annual event that happens in January in London. In 2018, the art light installations were up for four nights from the 18 – 21 January and they were switched on from 5.30pm – 10.30pm.

This year, the family and I braved the cold streets of London see the light installations. Looking at the Lumiere London map, I settled for King’s Cross area as it was an area where we could see a few installations and the station wasn’t far. Just incase the little legs of my babies decided enough was enough. We were meant to go to Trafalgar Square, but the cold, cries of “I am hungry” and the crowds just let that plan slide. There is always next year…no?

Here are a few shots I took of the installations and a vlog with more. So, scroll to the end to watch it and ENJOY!

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IFO (Identified Flying Object) by Jacques Rival (France)

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Waterlicht by Daan Roosegaarde (The Netherlands) – this was one of my favourites.

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Entre Les Rangs by Rami Bebawi / KANVA (Canada)

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On our way how, the tunnel to the station had this wall of light. I wasn’t sure if it was part of Lumiere or not. It was cool though!

What fun and exciting things are happening where you are?

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Portraits: Richard + Cynthia + Inaya

My first attempt in ‘Baby Bump’ photography I did a while back and I have to say, pretty please with the results. Now that I have ‘more time’ on my hands, I do hope I get to do more of these.

My guinea pigs are dear friends of mine, Richard and Cynthia, shot in their local park one sunny summer afternoon.

All I can say is, it was a fun shoot all done in natural light. As long as Cynthia was comfortable, Richard and I were too.

Here is to Baby Inaya…who will be turning 4 this year. Well, how time flies!

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