Xanthe is an inspiring photographer and filmmaker (you can view her work here) that lives in London and after meeting her at the Art & the Heart workshop last summer, I contacted her to see if I could photograph her family. We met up on a cloudy April afternoon to photograph them at one of their favorite spots on Hampstead Heath. She and Luke have raised two amazing sons, Ky and Cosmo, and I loved getting to hang with their family for the afternoon.
Earlier this year Reid and I took a trip to South Africa as part of my belated 30th birthday present and it was nothing short of amazing. My first time anywhere in Africa and my first time that far south on this globe of ours. I decided to take only one camera along with me, my rolleiflex, so that I could travel light and to try to challenge myself photographically. I am so glad I made this decision- the more I shoot with that camera, the more I love it. Most of the shots below were taken on Kodak Ektar film with a few here and there taken on Portra 800. We stayed at an incredible place just outside of Cape Town called Babylonstoren and most of the images are from around the hotel grounds plus a few sprinkled in from Table Mountain and Boulders Beach. I apologize for the long post but even this is an edited down version. All film developed and scanned by UK Film Lab (opening to the public on June 3rd!).
A few memories from a February trip to Cornwall celebrating two friends’ 30th birthdays. The weekend included lots of great food, warming up at the pub, maybe a little too much whisky and walks along the coast where the puppies could roam at their pleasure.
You may remember this cute couple from their engagement shoot. Well, Madeline & Josh had the sweetest wedding day on a beautiful farm in Tennessee and just managed to miss the rain by a few minutes after the ceremony ended. I also loved that they were announced as “Mr. and Mrs.” to the song “Son of a Preacher Man” which is fitting as Josh is the son of a preacher. I hope you enjoy these images as much as I did taking them!
From the moment I first met Stephanie & Norman, I knew their wedding day was a story I wanted to document. We met at a coffee shop in NYC, they arrived on their bikes (helmets in tow) and had brought polaroids and photo books that documented their relationship. One of the first things Stephanie said to me was, “If I walked away with 10 polaroids from the day, I would be happy.” I was sold!
These two had already put so much thought and care into their plans, literally every detail you see below was created by them. I think my favorite detail was that for years Stephanie had been collecting polaroid cameras and film to hand out to their guests on the day. And that hand sewn quilt- amazing! You can probably tell that I was like a kid in a candy store and it was such an honor to add to Stephanie & Norman’s story.
Liza & Cutler’s wedding was featured in Southern Living Weddings magazine and I wanted to share my favorites from the day with you here. Kathryn from Snippet & Ink was also kind enough to feature some of their images today and you can read a bit more about the wedding directly from Liza there as well. I hope you enjoy these as there is a lot to look through, I just had a hard time cutting it down, but once you see I think you will know why. Enjoy!
A few photographs from my first visit to Cornwall with dear friends this past summer. Reid and Bonnie had been lucky to visit a few months before and were excited to show me around. It was tough to leave (especially to get Bonnie out of the water) but we have another visit to look forward to in the near future!
On this winter morning I wanted to share a beautiful spring wedding with a bride whose smile was so brilliant and infectious all throughout the day. Abby and J.B.- thank you so much for having me there to document your day. The abounding joy for these two made my job effortless and I wish them the best for many years to come!
I’m excited to say that Liza & Cutler’s wedding is featured in the latest issue of Southern Living Weddings. I plan on doing a longer post with lots of details about their big day, but until then, go pick yourself up a copy today!
cover photo by J. Rawlings Photography
A little shoot I did for a friend and fellow photographer while she was stopping through London back in December for her birthday. Mireen & Markus are two of the nicest people you could meet and they requested a shoot done all on the Rollei and Lomo LC-A. Mireen takes beautiful photographs herself and you should check out her work here. And to top it all off, these two lucky ducks saw the Queen while they were in town!