Saturday, 20 March 2010

What a star

Well its official, I think I have a slight obsession (although I don't like to call it that!) with the uber talented Jasmine Star. Often voted one of the top ten wedding photographers in the world, it really amazes me how much time she devotes to helping other photographers and I have to say that she has been such an inspiration to me in these early stages. Her facebook page is a mindfield of helpful information and her photography blog is genius! The first thing i do in the morning when I switch on my computer is check to see if she has updated her blog and feel rather deflated if she hasn't!

You even drop her an email and within 24 hours she gets back to you and fully answers your questions, not just one word answers! See she really is a star, by name and nature!

Jasmine started out in photography as a change of career, not from day dot (similar to me). She is completely self taught (similar to me - although I am still in the teaching stage!) and she has a crazy family (yet again, not unlike my own!)...I just love associating myself with her don't I ( I told you I had a slight obsession!).

But one day I really do hope to emulate her success and talent. Jasmine is proof that it can be done and that proof is really what I need right now to help me believe in myself and my ability.

Here is a picture of the lovely lady herself and her husband, JD, who is her second shooter... I wonder if I could ever get Andy to do that with me?!

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Tuesday, 2 March 2010


Just having a browse down my blog, it would seem that all that is missing are lots of photographs!

What started out as just a photography blog, has turned into a blog not only about photography, but also about me, my thoughts and everything in between!

But I do promise to get some shots up watch this space for beautiful images from my new baby.... i'm just waiting for my new 'pro' memory cards to arrive!!

Monday, 1 March 2010

Oh. My. Goodness...

... I have my first booking!

After a glowing recommendation from a wonderful friend, a colleague of said friend contacted me a couple of weeks ago to see if I would be interested in shooting her wedding in December!

Without hesitation, I agreed and we met yesterday to discuss the finer details and meet for the first time.

Kate and Gray, the bride and groom to be are really lovely and I honestly think that if Andy wasn't waiting for me ( I can't drive for another 5 weeks or so due to my knee!), I could have sat there and chatted with them all day!

I am super excited about shooting their big day at The Ashes on December 17th, I know its going to be amazing and I am super super excited to get my first official booking!! Hurrah!!