St Giles House in Dorset, England, is a family house of Lord Shaftesbury. It has recently underwent the award-winning 5-year long restoration and welcomes weddings and private events. Over the years the house has been a home to important politicians and philosophers. Couples who choose to marry here will find themselves in a truly stunning setting full of history, surrounded by old master paintings, grand fireplaces, beautiful old library and several ballrooms. Despite being grand in scale, the house has a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The grounds surrounding the property are full of things to explore - from beautiful gardens to the 18th Century Shell Grotto that is gorgeous to photograph.Read More
Major fashion alert on the streets of London. We’ve been making already stylish streets of Kensington even swankier with this elopement shoot inspired by chic British fashion. Walking boldly on her handsome man’s arm, Julietta is showing off her Marchesa gown and the most perfect hairstyle by Emily Artistry . Styled by EastMade with flowers by LucyTheFlowerHunter.Read More
Truth is, all I really need, is pair in love, warm afternoon light, the open field with tall golden grass, and the world seems to be a perfect bliss. Today I would like to share the sweetest little engagement session I photographed for Nicole & Danny in Hyde Park - London’s oasis where the mother nature truly shows off her magic.
These two light up together, they are pure, and lovely and true, and as they prepare for their wedding next week, I am full of anticipation to photograph them again.Read More
When you have classic history and charm of London available, it is not difficult to find the sweetest spot to show off your style, elegance and vision. Nicole and Binh’s love for travel, adventure and each other is intertwined with their time spent in the most interesting and glamorous cities of the world. For their London engagement session we chose the classic charm of the St Paul’s Cathedral - a place that withstands the tests of time and fleeting trend became the perfect canvas for their love story.Read More
I met Anna and her daughter for the first time during our photoshoot. I remember that it was raining that afternoon, in that special London way, just a bit. I remember that I immediately liked Anna's easygoing warm manner and how readily she smiled. I remember us chatting a lot while we explored colourful streets of Notting Hill, walked through the vibrant Portobello Market, popped into Gail's Bakery, peeked into local mews and sat on colourful tiles and porches of charming Notting Hill streets. But mostly, I remember that it felt like I was hanging out with a fun friend, super laid-back and not annoyed at the constant presence of my camera and that I laughed at my own jokes or maybe talked too much.Read More
Light and laughter, daddy's arms, chasing the cat around sunny living room, a bit of tears when being dressed for a walk, mom's touch, excitement of seeing a dog in the park, little snacks as bribes. Childhood. This little angel turned one the day we went for a walk in Chiswick Park to take these photos.Read More
I work in the love business and I wish for the world to feel the kind of connection and care I felt in my brief time within the walls of this family’s home. So much warmth and caring, being perfectly imperfect with each other, laughter, silly happy giggles, tight hugs, grandma’s gentle hands, dancing and laughing on the lawn and being goofy. As it all unfolds in front of my camera, it hits me how easy it could all be because the deepest connections and happiness is so simple, always inside of us, just waiting to be drawn out by those who really see us - our family.Read More
"They say love knows no bounds—and for Nathalie & Paul love, it seems, knows no borders. When mutual friends introduced them as Nathalie visited from San Fransisco, a positively global romance began to take shape! A tremendous leap and international move was soon in order, and they found themselves united in the splendid streets of London. Now, with their wedding on the horizon they’ve expanded their worldwide footprint by planning their nuptials in South Africa—from where they both hail!" - so writes Morgane, editor of the White Wren Wedding Inspiration Blog that recently featured this session on their pages.
It was wonderful to celebrate Nathalie & Paul's engagement while strolling through the beautiful Holland Park - a neighbourhood that became their adopted and beloved home. Warm pre-sunset September light, Nathalie's radiant smile and sweet scent of flowers in the Park created an atmosphere of quiet joy that I feel every time I look at these images.Read More
In August I had a chance to spend time with inspiring Celia Munoz, designer and founder of La Coqueta, and her five wonderful children. Celia was being interviewed for Spanish Vogue's supplement Vogue Niños and the editors wanted to see the environment where Celia lives and the way she dresses her kids and herself. We photographed at Celia's spacious Hampstead Heath house, threw together a picnic in the vegetable garden and went for a walk to play in the tall grasses of the Heath.Read More
I am very happy to be featured on one of the most beautiful UK Wedding Blogs this week, RockMyWedding. It is always an honor to be included along with the most inspiring industry professionals.
I was inspired to create this editorial by the beauty of the Art Deco architecture. A search for a modern angle on classic elegance brought my team and me to the Palm Court – opulent marble ballroom, a jewel inside the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in London. While the fashion we chose is very much contemporary, stepping into the Waldorf Astoria is like stepping back in time. The tapestries, marble floor, and glass ceiling details take us back in time to the prosperity of the late 1920s in London.
Our shoot brought together exceptional vendors. It features accessories and gowns from designers represented by one of London’s top bridal boutiques – Mirror & Mirror Couture. It was an absolute pleasure to capture the hair and beauty created by makeup artist Vicky Ellis, bouquets and centerpieces by Natalia at TheFlowerFashion and Emmy London shoes. The whole look is incredibly romantic and feminine, lovingly styled by Alessia Bernasconi. If you are a bride who wants to embrace tradition but with a modern angle, I hope you enjoy the images.Read More
I completely fell in love with the historic charm of the West Dean Estate the moment I came here with my beautiful newlyweds, Nadia and Laurence. West Dean Estate near Chichester in West Sussex is a picturesque setting and an idyllic location for a wedding photo shoot. Built in the XVII century, it is now home to West Dean College and Gardens.
We started photographing at the stunning main hall and then walked (or more like skipped or waltzed) along the tranquil paths to the walled Kitchen Garden and Victorian Glasshouses, the Sunken Garden and Edwardian Pergola, completely in awe of the beauty around us.
But above else, it was my beautiful couple that made my heart happy. I realize it sounds cheesy (but cliches are true for a reason) but I fell for these guys right away. Married for less than 24 hours, their bright smiles, sparkly eyes, and their open-armed love made me recognize the feeling that comes from being in love and together - the feeling of brave, boundless optimism. This is why I love photographing weddings and families: for all the emotions and for the responsibility to translate that true connection and love to images. I wish you guys heaps of happiness!Read More
So glad to share this session today! This family has a home that is connected to one of the beautiful gardens of Notting Hill. The garden is basically an extension of their house and their playground. I always love to photograph my families in places that hold special memories and feel like their home.
There are three in these photos and their love is about to grow even bigger with the arrival of the baby brother this summer. I don't know how this is even possible but I can feel it. We wanted to document all the tenderness and playfulness of the relationship between the mother and the daughter before the arrival of the little one.Read More
A few months ago I had a chance to photograph Celia Munoz, founder of London based children’s clothing boutique La Coqueta. Mother of five and creative director behind her label, Celia opened up the doors of her spacious Hampstead Heath home for LA-based Mini Magazine's feature shoot.
Celia’s house is full of character and is completely her own - every object, book and piece of furniture has a story. Children’s rooms are filled with handmade toys, vintage decorations and the most beautiful English designer wallpaper I have seen. It is impossible to not admire how every object is cherished and part of the family’s memory.
My favourite room in the house was the living room, full of light, complete with built-in bookshelves, an antique french sofa, unique objects collected through travels and a large moroccan rug where the kids play on the weekends.
Celia’s style is influenced by her Spanish upbringing and the evolution of her fashion sense after having kids, and this informs the way she designs for La Coqueta. I am a big fan of the brand and the way Celia manages to be the modern woman capable of managing it all - raising five beautiful kids, running her own business and growing a loving nurturing relationship with her husband.Read More
What have you asked Santa to give you for Christmas? How about a European adventure tour? This is what Gem, Matt and their adorable little Addy did. They flew to London from their native Canada few days before Christmas and planned a packed tour around England. They started in London, where we took some time for photos and to admire historic architecture, chase seagulls by the iconic Westminster bridge and take a walk to the London Eye. Little Addy seemed to enjoy every moment, jet lag forgotten, eyes bright and sparkling.
A key to this fun session? Preparation! Gem contacted me at the end of October when she was planning the trip and we had the session booked and scheduled months in advance. It could not go any smoother and I seriously home they left some points in the fountains and will be back to London again!Read More
The moment I walked into this adorable family's Notting Hill Home, I knew it was going to be a great photo shoot.
There is nothing I love more than photographing families at the place where they are most comfortable - their Home. I feel especially lucky when their space is as unique as the one Taraneh and Laurens have.
But much more than the apartment has provided me with the inspiration galore... Just look at these three! Bright eyed, so beautiful, full of love and big hugs for each other, their affection comes through in every frame! Little Kasper has so much personality already and he has behaved amazingly all through the session.
And then there is their space - apartment with modern and Nordic vibe, the interior that smoothly marries natural elements like wood tones with large glass windows, white walls and bright pops of colour. Airy open plan living room, flooded with natural light. What more can a photographer ask for?
And Kasper's little nursery made me swoon. Taraneh is great at combining quirky playful accents and details that add warmth and lived-in feel. The combination of clean crisp whites and cheery colours makes for a cozy atmosphere.Read More
2016 ended on a high note. I worked on several interesting projects in London and today I want to share a story I photographed for Los Angeles - based MINI Magazine. For their Holiday Issue, I was commissioned to photograph Whitney Bromberg Hawkings, her husband Peter and their three adorable kids at their stylish house in West London.
Whitney has very interesting story. After over a decade-long career in fashion working with TOM FORD, she left to pursue her dream - the opening of TheFlowerbx - online flower delivery service that sources the freshest blooms and sends them straight to your door.
Whitney, Peter, their two boys Barron, Snowden and little Wallis were a pleasure to work with! Their house reflects their exquisite taste, their love for travel and art. While I was with them, I could not help but admire how well Whitney has taught her boys to care and appreciate special and precious objects. Their living room is elegant, warm and full of charming pieces that also tell their story. They hand picked most of their furniture in France and styled it with contemporary pieces.
Whitney and Peter have met while working for TOM FORD, where Whitney was the SVP of Communications and Peter works as the head of Menswear. Whitney's career decisions resonate with me and I love that in the interview she says: "Everyone assumes I resigned from TOM FORD after I had my third child to "take things easy." On the contrary, I have never worked so hard in my life!"
Whitney's story is an inspiration. To read about Whitney's favorite London spots, beauty routine, how she balances it all, who her three kids are named after, plus much more, head over to MINI Magazine.Read More
I have learned few things while photographing this beautiful family. One thing I have learned is that photo sessions make great Birthday gifts. I was contacted by the lucky's father sweet sister, who lives in Boston. Unable to join us, she hired me to photograph her family as a gift for her cousin's first birthday and while her parents were visiting London. Second thing I have learned is that you should consider inviting grandparents to come along. I wish I could hire these grandparents and bring them along to all my sessions - the way they played with the kid, making him roll with laughter and coaxed hours of toothy giggles and smiles out of him was a delight to observe. And they looked genuinely in love with each other after a lifetime together. This family was so sweet and loving, I had the best time with them
Would you like to photograph your family's story? Drop me a line to set up a session hereRead More
If you grew up on Jane Austen's novels or at the mention of the 18th century England your imagination conjures up images of sprawling elegant Mansions and long dinner tables set in candle-lit rooms, this styled shoot will be up your alley.
The shoot was part of a two-day worksop held at the Nonsuch Mansion and filled with inspiration and beauty. The Ladies of the Wedding Blues Agency partnered up with WedHead Decor, gathered gorgeous flowers from Okishima Simmonds , dresses from Cathytelle and planned two wonderful days of learning and shooting under the direction of inimitably talented, inspiring and skilful Megan Sadler. Sara Russell, founder of my favourite wedding inspiration blog Wedding Sparrow, shared her knowledge of the industry, talked about details that make winning submission and her curation process. We learned from Megan about directing, composition, colour and editing. Megan seemed completely open about her workflow, gave us in-depth answers, revealing her shooting and editing tricks. I left feeling energised by her positive outlook, her creative spirit and commitment to our beloved medium.
Take a look at the amazing blog ONCEWED to see more of the imagesRead More
Barely four weeks old and full of character, sweetness and joy, baby Gaspard's bright eyes made me fall in love with him on the spot. What a handsome boy he will be!Read More
Summertime in London offers many gorgeous location options for photography. Sun soaked meadows of Hyde Park are always on the top of my list. And, as if the sunshine is not enough, I had this sweet family and their adorable newborn to photograph. Meet Milou, Jean-Batiste, little Gaspard and their dog Elvis.
Ten minutes into a session, I sat them up for a shot, then stepped back and waited. I live for that perfect moment when my families forget I am there and just focus on each other. When the connection is genuine and true emotion comes out, magical images happen.Read More