First Faith

I loved photographing these First Holy Communion ceremonies at St Joseph’s Church, Highgate. Children combine fun with faith in a very moving way, I think. Here are a few reportage pictures from the day.  

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The secret of natural wedding photography

‘We are looking for natural wedding photography.’ Clients often say this to me, and I am always thrilled when they do because I love natural pictures.It’s all a matter of taste, but I think it’s fair to say that the pictures in this link have a pretty strong whiff of fromage to them: http://thechive.com/2010/03/26/got-a-little-too-creative-with-the-ol-wedding-photos-17-photos/Natural portraiture can […]

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Glass half full

This week’s date is at The Sampler, on Upper Street, Islington http://www.thesampler.co.uk/store/ . They also have a branch in South Ken if you must live over that way.If you haven’t discovered Jamie Hutchinson’s truly brilliant little off licence, then get thee down there at once. Buy yourself a sampling card (like an oyster card only for […]

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Bright young things at St Joseph’s Church, Highgate

On Saturday night a friend asked me to photograph the confirmation ceremony at St Joseph’s Highgate. It was a beautiful ceremony and I love the way these teenagers approached their confirmation with such genuine enthusiasm. Confirmation is about identity; committing yourself to be who you are. In a way it’s a coming out ceremony – […]

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Date idea; mixing pleasures at Ronnie Scott’s

               D and I have taken to getting tickets. Tickets are brilliant because you can ask the other person to keep a date free and then surprise them on the day. There’s no wimping out on the day with, ‘I’m too tired.’ For Christmas, D got me really fantastic tickets…I was bowled over by Ronnie Scott’s. […]

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A seriously beautiful post today

Everyone is innately beautiful. Nature cannot be otherwise; beauty is at the heart of our world. A wise philosopher said that ‘Nature is evidence of the presence of the Divine.’ And just as God is so beautiful, so nature is beautiful without even trying. It is only when we try to go against our natural […]

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