Friday, 20 March 2015

Happy Spring


Finally getting to see some Spring weather down here in Surrey. 




Wednesday, 18 March 2015

retouching and Photography planning

When I'm working on new images and Retouching, i always plan out what it might look like before i have even shot my work. Back in 2008 i taught myself photoshop while i was at college studying Photography, as in college they didnt teach us these things so i only had myself to grow from. after a year i master basic tools and creating concept and fine art style imagery. currently 2015 I have mastered Photoshop to where i wanted to be at. we can always make improvements, but i would say I'm at a standard i always wanted to be at after years of practise. My locations are often in forest so i always like to focus on lighting, contrasting between an extreme dark and gorgeous sun flare.



                                           both images were shot in October 2015
I find myself focusing less and less of my own personal photography and more on working with clients on there own. I was never the most confident photographer and felt uncomfortable talking so i focused always on self portraits as i know best right. But i put my skills to use in retouching.

LAIKA STUDIOS AUCTION

January 26th 2015 Laika Studios who made Coraline, Paranorman and The Boxtrolls Teamed up with Heritage Auction and decided they would be selling 250 achieves from each movie. this instantly got me so excited as I've been a huge fan of there since the beginning. So at that point it was just about waiting patiently for a chance to have one for myself. The Auction ended officially on february 12th of this year, and out of all chances I was able to get myself something to remind me of there amazing movies. I really wanted something from Coraline itself, but i knew there was no way of that happening as, i just simply didn't want to spend there crazy amount of money due to the fact me and my husband planned on saving this year for perhaps are own business or America, so i went for something more in my price range and was able to get one of these amazing head bust from Paranorman.  

 I manage to get myself "Perry" Normans Dad from Paranorman. and i couldnt be anymore happy with him.
 The detail is so good, and he is a lot bigger then i thought he would be, so i can only imagine how big the puppets actually are.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

AUTUMN CLOTHING HAUL

I went on my first Autumn clothing shop today getting ready for the season as i have literally no clothes ahhhh. I will list where things are from below. 
                                                           Kimono -Urban Outfitters £48
                                                     Blouse - Urban Outfitters £38
                                                     Faux leather Skirt - Forever 21 £15
                                                     Knee Socks - Forever 21 £7
                                                     Boots - Topshop £40
 Lace Top -Forever 21 £10
Hat- Forever 21 £7    
Necklace - Etsy £3    

My crazy Autumn obsession

it officially fall when starbucks bring out the PSL and pumpkin bread in my books!
I've tryed to restrict myself to one a weekend but there just to good! they get a lot of bad wrap over in the states for not containing actual pumpkin (tbh so what, they taste good) and a lot of things like apple juice isnt always REAL apple. thats the way i look at it anyway. well the FLAVOURED full pumpkin spiced lattes are the best. in UK I'm sure there made with different ingredients as a lot of things are monitor before selling a product. i dont know this 100% but I'm sticking with that!

after my rant. my love for autumn is practically all year round. i feel so down and miserable throught out the year. We do celebrate Easter big in my family. but Fall and Halloween is just my favorite time. i would happily trade christmas for halloween any day if i was given the choice. 

                                                                     Pumpkin bread
PSL            



Hopefully they will start brining more US fall products over to the UK as its blowing up more then it was. despite the fact (which i find so bizzare) how Halloween originally was made by English, Irish and the scotts, but US have important are Holiday and pretty much owned it, to the point over in the UK people are starting to believe it's an American Holiday. which it is not by far. thats like us Claiming Thanksgiving and then US think we invented it. even tho i feel it makes sense for UK to celebrate Thanksgiving also because. theres so much history to thanksgiving that involves us mainly. but we have The Harvest over in UK which again invented by us before Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving is taken from the harvest traditions. the meal with family. being thankful, giving. exactly same traditions. 

Thursday, 11 September 2014

PUMPKIN SPICED CUPCAKES

                            PUMPKIN SPICED CUPCAKES

                                                               STARBUCKS INSPIRED




Finally PSL have come in season to starbucks and it instantly got me so excited for Autumn this year
if you follow me you know how obsessed I am with Halloween and fall season!..

i went a head and stepped in earlie this year getting myself in the baking mood for cozy nights in



heres a little video i made for you guys. if you would like more videos like this leave it in the comments :)



Thursday, 21 August 2014

Secret Cinema Back to the future review

So as I mentioned previously, i will be attending my very first Secret Cinema Experience. and i finally have done it and wanted to tell my experience there.


As soon as I arrived there, at the location we were told to meet at. there was a line to get in and even then we were greeted by Actors that were potraying American cops, telling us to get in line and no J walking and as we came in, it was the most amazing set I have ever seen. the detail was immense!

we then were welcomed in to the country fair, and a southern farmer boy told me and my sister "Looking mighty fine tonight" and to my boyfriend "and you sir...you look Ok" which was so funny we burst out laughing as soon as we arrived.

we then made our way to Hill Valley and the first thing we noticed was a Jump Rope and people were running in and seeing how long they could do it for. so instantly i wanted to do that. I ran in (thankfully made it seeing as i've never jump in a jump rope before) and then shortly after my sister did and we lasted so long, but then my sister couldnt keep up with the speed so we failed in the end. I was already out of breath. plus the day we went the weather wasnt the best, it was very windy and cold but i guess that just adds to the effect.

we then wondered around Mcflys house and all the others that were at the front of the site, where they sold icecream and had 1950s cars to look at. then just round the corner was the hill valley town square, this is the main area of the event where they would show us the movie at the clock tower. We were told "No J Walkin" many times during that evening by officers.


My sister was stopped by an actor named Annie, she talked to my sister about how she was saving up money to fix her car. and my sister was so nervous she didnt know what to say accept "My name is Virginia, but i thought it said Virgina" in an awkard English/American Accent.

we made our way nr the High school where they was a fun fair. we went on the fairest wheel which cost 3 pounds a ride which was fine. and then went into the school which was my favourite part, because I love dancing so i straight away wanted to do that. me and my sister danced the night away with our 50s style dance moves at the Enchantment under the sea dance