Monday, 16 June 2014

Southwest End Girls head East

Just over a week ago, my older daughter and I made a day trip to East London.  Now this is a remarkable experience as we embark on the District Line from Kew and get off at at Whitechapel.  Remarkable because Shoreditch is just teaming with life - and with colours, sounds and smells you don't see in the Richmond area. We took a look inside the Whitechapel Gallery (what a space!), poked around Petticoat Lane, then headed off to Spitalfields Market.  I wasn't expecting such a fantastic place - this market is packed with extremely high quality clothes, food and crafts.  It's more fun than Covent Garden.  We then made our way to Brick Lane as I was on a mission to photograph some of its famous murals.

We rounded off the day by catching the tube at the Monument.  One of the best days out ever.

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Kate & Henry's Wedding in Richmond

A few weeks ago I had the distinct privilege to be second shooter at Kate & Henry’s wedding in Isleworth and reception at the Ham Polo Club.  It was really such a contemporary, stylish and above all fun event. 

The colour scheme was multi and vibrant: all the bridesmaid wore different coloured shoes including the bride whose pumps were cobalt blue.  The ceremony was beautiful and quite traditional, but it also shone with the colourful flowers and wedding party outfits.

The Ham Polo Club is a brilliant place for a wedding reception.  With a lovely terrace overlooking the polo field and exercise track, the feel was both stylish and funky, particularly in the way that the dining room was decorated: all twinkly lights, colourful place settings and a sweetie buffet.

It was such a pleasure to have been able to second shoot for the Kew-based photographer Vicki Sharp; am so grateful that she asked me.