What I love about this style of shoot however, is that the dancer has room to move and inhabit the space, with the prowess and grace they are trained to do. There is depth to their environment creating a visual conversation and sense of drama.
I very much hope to continue taking portraits of dancers and dance photography in the future. Here are a few from our time at the beautiful Elvetham Hotel. A black and white series of images, emphasising the dancer's quality of line.
Beautiful keepsakes for the dancers. A record of their dance achievements and journey so far...
Thank you and best wishes to all those involved.
Hatfield based actor and artist, Hideki, visited my home studio in Kings Langley recently to have his portrait taken against a white background to update his casting shots. Usually it is me putting my clients at ease, but after Hideki told me he'd been cast as a background artist in a Vanity Fait shoot by Annie Leibovitz, it was me who needed calming down, from sheer excitement.
Hideki enjoys the process of film making and has worked both behind and in front of the camera on many productions. He recently played one of Cheng Zhi's thugs in 24: Live Another Day and he is also a very talented artist working across various mediums. His inspiration comes from his love for Japanese aesthetics and Western Art History. If you are a fellow art lover please take a peek at his work, it can be viewed here.
Here's a few of the images Hideki choose to submit to his agency. If you are interested in being photographed by me, either for work or pleasure please take a peek at my Headshot portfolio and lets chat about how you would like to be seen.
Newborn Jem visited my home based studio in Kings Langley with his parents, to have his portrait taken. Babies change so fast, with the memories of the early days hazing over as the days pass. Having images to remind you how small their fingernails were and how diddy their little feet were is a wonderful way to record the beginning of your little ones journey into childhood.
Mum and Dad requested that the skin was not smoothed too much in editing as they didn't want to loose any details. Skin smoothing is a personal choice and I like to ask parents what they like in the consultation before the session. Newborn Photography is about capturing the fleeting and precious days following the birth of your child before they start to grow and develop before your very eyes.
If you would like Hertfordshire's Newborn Photographer to capture some precious memories for your family, please visit my homepage or contact me to get in touch. Sessions are booked in advance and typically take place in the first two weeks after your child has been born.
Earlier in the year I had the pleasure of photographing a beautiful little pre-schooler in Kings Langley. We played and had a lovely time, with lots of movement and activity making for a relaxed session and a happy child. There were bubbles to be blown, water sprays and rocking horses to be fed.
I loved my models grey dress and I think she did too. That bow! Her mum brought along several different outfits but bless her, she knew which one she wanted to wear.
Here are a few of my favourite images from this session-
For todays blogpost I'm over the moon to be sharing with you some recent product photography taken for the new homeware luxury brand Bhvna London.
Bhvna is the creation of Bina Panchal and as part of her brief it was my privilege to capture some beautiful business portraits and product shots for the business.
Images that express the individuality and creativity encapsulating Bhvna London is what I was aiming for. As an artisan maker and mumpreneur (mum to three grown boys!) Bina's visibility at the helm of her brand is crucial. Customers are happier to trust a person they can see, making the business portrait or headshot a necessity for any online retailer. The business portrait also re-inforces brand identity and helps separate Bina’s candles and diffusers from her industry competitors.
Bhvna means emotions and the brand shares it meaning with Bina herself. Her product exudes warmth and opulence and appeals to the mid to high-end luxury market who appreciate handmade quality goods made in the UK.
I took all the product shots of the candles in my Hertfordshire home studio and let me tell you my studio has never smelt so good! For Bina’s portrait it was important to capture her personality in her own environment as this is where the magical process occurs.
Bhvna London’s signature fragrances are available to purchase as candles and, or diffusers. I look forward to following the success of Bhvna and can't wait to smell her next creation. You can follow Bhvna London at bhvnalondon and purchase her candles from www.bhvna.com
Thank you Bina for trusting in me to create these images. If you are a small business owner or self employed creative or professional and are considering updating your business portrait please feel free to get in touch to discuss your brief. Hello! Click here.
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I promise to make you and your business look and feel the best it can be. Annushka x"