During my second year of university at De Montfort University, I was working on a project where I was taking long exposure pictures outside at night when I bumped into Emjay, we started talking and she asked me to take a picture of her, so I snapped a couple and sent them to her.
She loved them and asked me if I wanted to photograph the Pharmacy Ball for the students; I was interested in doing more work with the organisations at the university, I jumped at the opportunity!
The event event was held in the beautiful Mercure Hotel in Leicester; looking at the building from the outside does not do it justice. As I entered through the main doors I was amazed at the beauty of it, it’s like you’ve traveled back in time to the 19th century. The interior is just something else!
As I made my way through the hotel, I climbed the staircase that led to the ballroom and as I entered the ballroom I was left breathless. It was
8 Years ago when I was still in the early steps of my journey to being a photographer; I received a call from my friend Tom explaining that he was turning 18 in a few weeks and he wanted to mark the occasion with a party and wanted to book for me for the party.
It was a beautiful party, with all of Tom’s friends and family coming together to celebrate his special day. Tom’s parents had created an inviting atmosphere, there was music playing, the drink was flowing and people were laughing and telling stories of Tom. It was a wonderful evening.
I am really happy with how the pictures turned out. You can see more pictures from the party here.
A few years ago, I joined a team of creatives who were inspired by the world cup that was held in Brazil. The beautiful earthy colours, the greens, yellows and blues spoke to them. We wanted to create a series of pictures depicting this beauty. We found some beautiful models, and some designer clothes kindly gifted to them, they even found a funky little Brazilian restaurant to hold the photoshoot in.
Here are some of my favourite pictures from the shoot.
In the Winter of 2014 my good friend Boris graduated from De Montfort University. His family and friends were coming up to celebrate and wanted to have some pictures taken before the ceremony.
We started taking pictures early in the morning, the light was
beautiful that day and I decided to utilize the natural light in my
After capturing this portrait I guided the family round
to one of my favourite spots at the university and this is where we
captured the rest of the images.
The pictures came out really
well, everyone looked great and Boris walked away with his certificate
and a series of beautiful images that are now hanging on the wall in his
parents’ living room.
A couple of weeks ago I received a call from my friend Christian asking if I could take some pictures for him for some adverts he’s going to be producing. I packed up my lenses and lights and headed out to meet him.
Once I arrived at his house it became clearer as to what he was looking for so I set up and started shooting.
My camera and lighting set up for the shoot were my Canon 7D with the 17-40 with one light on a light stand, a flashgun on 1/4 power in a 80cm softbox, with a wireless trigger.
After moving some books around and making sure the fox could be seen we had one of the shots in the bag!
The second shot was going to be a little trickier; he had a really nice book shelf I wanted to include for the headshots but we didn’t have much space to move around. I found a composition that I really liked, placed Christian in position and placed my lighting stand with the softbox off to the left and started shooting.
After a couple of shots I was pretty happy with the images but there was something missing; the background was too dark. I placed a light off to the side and aimed it at the bookshelf. It was amazing to see the difference I was really happy.
Just then the sun started beaming in through the window, just enough to outline Christian’s jaw. I saw it. BAM! I got the shot. We were done!