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 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
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
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