Together

I had the absolute pleasure of spending a morning with Anthony and Julie a couple of months ago. Thankfully it was before this lovely spell of wet weather we're having (!) and so, as well as a few portraits round the house, we got out and about too!

Such a warm and welcoming couple who obviously love being together and Anthony, in particular, delighted in showing that off!

And I loved the fact that there was no special occasion for the shoot - just that they wanted to capture and celebrate this moment in time. Just perfect.

A year ago ...

Was it really a year ago that I had the most amazing 4 days in the Lake District with Aspire??? Where has the time gone!

I did share the story of how I was fortunate enough to win a place on the course (and of course a few images!) in one of my first blog posts - however looking back through my year ago archives today, I couldn't help but decide to share a few more! 

First up is the beautiful Bex - who put up with our posing requests with a huge amount of patience! - then we had the lovely Nicola and her gorgeous family making the most of the snow we had - particularly William who seemed to end up in most of my shots! - and finally the fab Ailish and Troy - who were more than happy to get a little bit romantic the day before Valentine's!

As well as having the chance to photograph these lovely people, the course was jam-packed full of information - my head was completely buzzing when I left - I'd thoroughly recommend it to any photographers out there! 

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Double act!

Nearly two years ago I spent a fabulous 8 weeks following The Kitchen Challenge programme run by The Wiggly Worm and Rob Rees - it was wonderful seeing the transformation of the pupils over the weeks and I had a great time photographing all sorts of food preparation and cooking.

So when I bumped into Rob at the Cheltenham Food and Drink Festival the other month, I was delighted when he asked me to photograph the cookery demo that he and Phil Vickery would be doing later on in the Festival. Luckily I was free - though even if I wasn't, I think my husband would have made me change my diary - as an avid rugby fan he saw as it a perfect opportunity to get an autograph!!!

And what a double act the two of them were! 

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It was one of those shoots where I really had to concentrate and not get too wrapped up in the banter going on on the stage!  

They really made a great team and were obviously having way too much fun! - I think there's numerous caption competitions that could be run with the images I got! - and it did make for a thoroughly entertained audience!

However there were the occasional glimpses of how scary it might have been to meet Phil on a rugby pitch - though what his old team might have made of the asparagus I'm not so sure! 

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I'm now eagerly awaiting the Rob and Phil cookery book, TV show and of course the opening of their pub! 

I might actually manage to get the requested autograph then ;-) 

 

Rob Rees and Phil Vickery cookery demonstration