It's me, Annushka from Syllabub & Bloom. How are you?
I'm never better than when photographing people, we are all different and as a result every portrait is as unique. For me, having your portrait taken is more than capturing your physical attributes, it's also about connection and storytelling. I want you to love your photographs and taking the stress out of the process and creating an enjoyable experience for even the most nervous sitter is my priority. Sessions take place either in my home-based studio in Kings Langley, or out and about on location in Hertfordshire.
As a child, ballet was my first love. As a teenager somebody gave me Annie Leboivitz's book of photographs "Dancers" and it inspired me to use the human form to create and express. I graduated from Central Saint Martins and Wimbledon School of Art with aspirations of working in Feature Film. Lucky for me, a documentary film maker hired me and gave me my first break as a Production Assistant. This led to employment with the James Bond movie franchise and the beginning of my training as a freelance Set Designer.
I met my husband on Matthew Vaughn's enchanting fantasy feature "Stardust" and my son arrived whilst filming "Fast & Furious 6" the year of the London Olympics.
That seems like a long time ago now, but looking back at photos from this time it seems like only yesterday. My part time photography business started a year later as a result of wanting to record precious moments from my son's childhood, a motivation for many budding photographers. Soon I started to take photographs of friend's new babies and headshots for parents returning to work.
Meeting lovely families such as yours is a highlight of my day. Life is about counting your blessings and here's a few that punctuate my day. Top of the bill, my husband, son and our British Blue cat, Suzie, drinking tea from my favourite mug, pilates, tending to our family allotment, nattering to friends and editing whilst listening to Radio 6.
If you'd like to create some precious memories of your family or images to represent your business and are drawn to my modern, creative and relaxed style then I'd love to hear from you. Click on contact me to make an enquiry.