Margate as a backdrop!

I am so lucky that I get to use Margate as a backdrop for many of my photoshoots and it always has a way of looking different. Can you believe that these shots of Margate were taken this winter? me neither, lucky lighting. I love standing on the arm and looking at Margates coastline from […]

First Post of the Year!

Well I haven’t shared much of what I have been doing recently on here but I aim to change that. I have had lots of interesting projects coming up lately and if you want to see more head over to my Instagram account where I share much more frequently. I was really lucky to work […]

Ginger Portrait

Well it isn’t really appropriate for a pet portrait artist to not have a portrait of their own pet is it? My 3 year old son often chastises me that I haven’t drawn Ginger yet so here he is. Pastels on Pastel mat. If you are interested in my works in progress then feel free to […]

Bulldog Pencil Portrait

Well I have been MIA for a while due to having a poorly toddler in hospital but now that he is on the mend I am getting into the Christmas spirit and trying to get organised. Here is a picture I finished a little while ago that I thought I would share, Take a look […]

Bokehlicious

From a recent shoot with labelsforlunch I am in love with these bokeh detail shots. Bokeh is probably my favourite type of photography along with portraits and I always feel it looks magical when it works out.

White Shirt Challenge

On this cold and rainy day I can’t resist looking over some of my recent photoshoots where the weather was so much better. Labelsforlunch really has the moves in these shots from her white shirt challenge shoot. Not only was the white shirt a challenge for her but also for me but I love how […]

Sarah and Nick

Recently I was honoured to be the photographer (along with my husband) for my cousin’s wedding. It was a beautiful twilight wedding at St Augustine’s and such a lovely day. I had great fun watching the bride and her party get ready whilst my husband was with the men. Here are some of my favourite […]

Mabel

I am just getting ready to package beautiful Mabel’s portrait up and send to her owner. I think that I will miss this one! I just hope that her owner loves the portrait as much as I loved doing it.

Such a beautiful day.

I was lucky enough to attend my cousin’s wedding and I couldn’t resist getting some lovely photo’s. My son was the page boy which made me really proud and it was such a beautiful day. I am finding it hard to narrow down some of my favourite photograph’s for the day so for now here […]

Freddy!

It has been a while since I have shown any of my artwork and it is not from lack of working but more for the secret projects that have been going on. This month it was Freddy’s first birthday and unfortunately we couldn’t attend his birthday party. As a special gift to him and his […]

Serious Coat Envy.

Something a bit different for this shoot with Fashionforlunch. As titled I had some serious coat envy and may even have to get one myself. There is a view of Dreamland in the background of some of these and it made a change to focus on the light and shadow rather than the bright colours […]

Mermaid hair.

Justauniform and  I just had to make the most of the Margate sun we had for this shoot, and this mosaic wall worked amazingly well with the theme of this outfit. Margate has so many fun and inspiring places to shoot and it seems like there is always somewhere new to go. This bag was […]

Fashion For Lunch Shoot

I really enjoyed the last shoot with Fashionforlunch. We found a great spot along Margate seafront with some fantastically colourful street art. The background worked perfectly with the details and accessories of fashionforlunch’s outfit. It was a warm and sunny day and the light was nicely diffused which provided some great flexibility whilst editing. Fashionforlunch was […]

Introducing a new member to our family.

Meet Ginger, my son’s ginger kitten. Magdalena and Casanova are getting used to him. Cass just tries to ignore him and if he doesn’t directly look at him he doesn’t exist. Maggie is very intrigued by this tiny creature and really wants to play and inspect him however she doesn’t really know how to do […]

Beach Hair!

Here are a few of my favourite photographs taken yesterday from Solarium Point’s Beach Hair promotional event on Margate beach. It was a great day and I got to meet up with some of the local business owners, such as Black Deep and Madame Popoff Vintage, whilst they had their hair braided. It was such […]

Sunny Seaside Shoot.

Well tomorrow I am meeting up with labelsforlunch for a photoshoot and I thought that I would show you guys some of the photo’s from our previous shoot. It was such a sunny day along Margate beach and we couldn’t resist these seaside shots. Let’s hope tomorrow gives us some lovely weather to shoot in […]

Let’s go vintage!

Well after a few weeks away I am finding it difficult to get back into the swing of things but looking back at this shoot has reinvigorated my inspiration and I can’t wait to get back out there with my camera. Check out Justauniform for more details about her outfits and accessories.. I loved how […]

Very blue.

I love the dramatic feel of these portraits the outfit, scene, and hair just works so well in these shots. The colour of Justauniform’s eyes is really highlighted with the blue of the sky and the dress. Some more shots from this shoot to come! Hair is beautifully done by Solarium Point in Ramsgate.

Speaking of the nineties!

In Justauniform’s recent shoots she has been really flaunting the nineties style and bringing back memories of the fashion styles of that era. The Street art backdrop worked perfectly here with her style and for more information about the fantastic street art that has been going on around Margate recently go and check out Street […]

Margate’s Lido Fashion Shoot

We just couldn’t resist the pull of that blue sea and sky for this shoot. Such a beautiful day and the bold red of the Lido looked striking against its naturally blue backdrop. Justauniform’s summery nineties inspired outfit worked so well here and it was so much fun making use of such a large landmark […]

Labels for lunch!

How could we resist a photoshoot on such a glorious day in Margate a few weeks ago? Even with my toddler in tow I am amazed at the photos that we got. The sea and the sky were such a perfect blue and everyone around us was enjoying themselves. Could this be the start of […]

What a milkshake!

I would just like to thank MELT in Margate for making my little boy so excited about his milk shake last week. He loved watching you make them and couldn’t wait to try his chocolate milkshake with chocolate sprinkles and a chocolate flake. You may notice two other milkshakes and one might have been mine […]

Mermaid School

You may remember the glasses shot that I showed a few days ago from this shoot and I have to say that I loved photographing the mirrored lenses. And what a beautiful place to use them, reflecting the sights of the dreamland’s Scenic Railway. The colours of Justauniform’s outfit couldn’t have gone better with our […]

Mirrored Glasses

I just can’t resist posting this photograph from Justauniform’s latest shoot. There are more from this one to come but I feel this photograph needs a post of its own. Mirrored glasses are not the easiest to photograph but I love shooting them so much. I find it fascinating to capture the different reflections in […]

Magdalena the Tibetan Terrier

Well recently you have seen the pastel portrait of my Staffordshire Bull Terrier that past away and you can all see Casanova’s portraits in the Pencil and Charcoal gallery. So it is only right that Maggie gets her own portrait done. This is pastel pencil on pastel mat and I think it shows her personality quite […]

Meet the pups.

As you can tell I do love my dogs and I thought that you would like to officially meet them. Casanova is my 4 year old Springer Spaniel, although I don’t think he knows that he is a Springer Spaniel to be honest. Magdalena (Maggie for short) is my 1 year old Tibetan Terrier, who […]

Caught Unawares

I just love capturing justauniform when she is not expecting it! They usually turn out to be some of my favourite shots, like this one. Wish I looked like this when I’m not prepared, thank goodness I am the other side of the camera.

Romeo

A year ago I lost my best friend and cuddliest dog ever. We had him since he was 8 weeks old and he definitely was a huge part of our family. It has taken me this long to draw him again because it was too hard to sit and stare at his picture but I […]

Dream Big

I just loved labelsforlunch’s photo shoot near this dreamland sign a little while ago. I just love how the yellow and gold colours in her outfit go so well with this colourful sign and general Dreamland atmosphere . I had so much fun on this shoot and I think it shows in the photographs. We […]

Justauniform’s Fashion Shots

I have been trying my hardest to narrow down a few of my favourite shots from Justauniform.com’s last photo shoot and it has been so difficult. I just love how the colours and overall feel of the location worked with her outfit, and how the slight breeze gave movement to her hair and dress. Margate is fantastic […]

Spring pops up

On our way around Margate today we could really tell that the weather is definitely on the change. Whilst looking around we saw these street performers using the spring breeze to help them make these huge bubbles and entertain the beach goers. It shows what our town is definitely all about, sunny beach fun.

First update of the year.

It has been a while since I last updated my website, thank you for baring with me. I have just added two special portraits that I completed before Christmas as gifts to my grandparents.It may surprise you that they were not pet portraits but human ones.  They both feature my son and both recipients were […]

Bassets are ready!

Hi, just letting you know that I have completed the 3 Basset Hound pictures that will be going to the breeder of my parents puppy, Douglas. It will be a surprise so I can’t wait to hear how they are received. I was working with quite low quality photographs and at times some strange angles […]

1st shoot album up!

Hi everyone I just thought I would write a note to let you know that the album from the justauniform shoot is up. justauniform on instagram has had a few nice messages about these photos so I hope that you like them too. There are also a few new photos on the photography page that […]

Welcome

Welcome to my studio diary and my portfolio website! This is my first real post and everything is beginning to come together. Yesterday I was lucky enough to be photographer for my good friend Siobhan who has her own fashion blog. Why not go over and take a look Justauniform.com. I took quite a few photographs that I […]