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
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
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