Workspace Wednesday 83.

May 22, 2013 | Photography, Workspace Wednesday

A little while ago now I was shown this really great tutorial on creating double exposure images using the ‘multiple exposure’ tool in our camera (5d mk3), so figured it was high time we gave it a go! Let me just say – it wasn’t as easy to achieve good results as it looked! :)

We took ourselves off to the park to play around a bit with head shots and foliage.. here are a couple that worked out better than the others. Still not great, we’ve got a bit of fine-tuning to do yet, but still really fun! Will keep at it for sure :)

Goodies from Japan

May 17, 2013 | Personal, Photography, Travel

Last week Dave was away in Japan for work, and when he got home on Sunday night he unloaded his suitcase and presented me with boxes and boxes of delicious Japanese delicacies – mochi, chocolate, creme caramel from Kobe, wafer biscuits, and even a German Baumkuchen. Um, luckiest girl ever! :D

I thought I’d take some photos of them before they got scoffed by yours truly, because the packaging is just too beautiful not to. I really loved the process of opening each of these boxes.. carefully unwrapping the thick outer paper, removing the lid, taking out the pretty little info book and wooden fork, peeling back the velum, and voila – a set of delicious mochi. It really prolongs the joy of receiving such a gift, and I love that :)

Have a great weekend you guys! Seeing as I’ll have already eaten a bunch of these goodies by the time you read this, I think I’ll be doing a lot of exercise this weekend ;)

Hong Kong

March 28, 2013 | Photography, Travel

As I mentioned last week, I was lucky enough to take a quick trip up to Hong Kong for a few days a couple of weeks back, and I just thought I’d share a few photos from my time there. I spent most of the time exploring on my own (which isn’t something I’m used to doing when we travel), which turned out to be quite fun and somewhat liberating :)

I found some great areas with funky little cafes, outdoor markets, and eclectic shops, and only managed to get lost a few times (and then proceeded to look even more like a tourist by standing on a corner with my map out, rotating it in my hands a few times to try and get my bearings). It was great, I really love Hong Kong!

The cafe above was a particular favourite.. I kept walking past it just to take in the fairy lights and roses in the window, and at one point went in to rest my legs and try one of their ginger latte’s (yummy!) and saw their fabulous floor.. Noted for future house building project sometime in my life. ;)

Bookbinding 101 on Design*Sponge!

March 7, 2013 | Featured, Photography

Hi again guys! Just wanted to drop in and share with you some exciting news!

My friend Pooja has written a three-part ‘Bookbinding 101‘ series for Design*Sponge, and I was lucky enough to be the photographer! The first post is up now, so go check it out – you can learn how to make a 5-hole pamphlet stitched book!

Thanks so much Pooja!

Aude and Martin Part II

January 15, 2013 | Photography

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday!

I thought I’d share the second half of Aude and Martin’s big day with you today. Get ready for a photo-heavy post! :)

After the ceremony and kite flying on the beach (you can find those photos here, in case you missed them!), we ducked off to snap some portraits of this gorgeous couple. I actually feel very lucky to have been their photographer that day, because in the end it meant Dave and I got to have them all to ourselves for an hour while we snapped our photos! I remember from our own wedding last year that we didn’t get to spend as much quality time with our guests as we’d hoped, so to actually get some one-on-one time with our beloved friends was wonderful!

Being a beach-side location, what better dinner to serve than fish and chips! Aude and Martin had even hand stamped each individual bag… brilliant!

Everything about this wedding reflected the relaxed warmth of Aude and Martin, and the incredible relationship they have with their family and friends. Almost everything associated with the wedding was handmade by a family member (many of whom had travelled from Switzerland to be there), and was full of touching moments that made the whole day something incredibly special… A perfect day for wonderful couple. Thanks for having me Aude and Mart x.

All photography by Claire Dalgliesh