Sunday, 22 November 2009

The Strength & Power

This month saw the very first CrossFit Strength & Power invitational event take place at Tadley Rugby Club. I was very pleased to be asked to wear the 'official CrossFit Reading tog' hat and had a blast snapping all the action as the competitors made their way through the events. From anvil lifting to truck pulling the day was awesome and despite the weather there was a great turnout of support for the athletes. The event was a real success and will be repeated next year. In the meantime you can view the full shoot from the 2009 CrossFit Strength & Power on my FB page by clicking part one or part two.

All images copyright Spirit Pictures. Wedding Photographers in Reading, Berkshire.

Saturday, 31 October 2009

A Study of Alexander

Having begun my appreciation of photography way back before digital cameras appeared, (boy that makes me feel old), I have a real love of black and white images, especially low key and moody! I started out with my dad's old Olympus OM-10 and rolls of HP5 film which I processed and printed in the darkroom. There is no way to describe the magical feeling of seeing the image appear on the paper in the developing tray. These days I do still shoot the odd roll of B&W film although now on an F-80 but like most togs have well and truly converted to digital for all pro work. So here is a study of hubs in good old black and white shot on the D80 and edited in Photoshop. Emmie.

All images copyright Spirit Pictures. Wedding Photographers in Reading, Berkshire.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

It's been a busy couple of weeks since the end of school! So far I have spent a brilliant week at Barnabas Camp followed by two weddings in quick succession, the latter of which was Kylie & Leo's fabulous day at Wynyard Hall in Hartlepool. The weather was super duper and the couple had plenty of surprises planned to keep everyone entertained throughout the day including a casino and spectacular firework display to top the evening off! What a day. Thanks you two for a great time, oh and congratulations! Emmie. xx

All images copyright Spirit Pictures. Wedding Photographers in Reading, Berkshire.

Saturday, 30 May 2009

A Stunner at Stonor

I am always so touched when potential clients call me up and say 'You did our friend's wedding and we were really impressed so can we book you for ours?' As such I have photographed several weddings now where the same people have been involved, the most recent of which happened to be Sam and Paul's fabulous day at Stonor House. A really great reception with juggling cocktail waiters, a magician and a string quartet made for some really interesting images and the house and grounds provided the perfect backdrop. Congratulations guys! Emmie.

All images copyright Spirit Pictures. Wedding photographers in Reading, Berkshire.

Sunday, 15 February 2009

The RCC CD Project

I feel quite honoured to have been asked to design the artwork for a CD being produced by Reading Community Church. The project is now entering its final stages and is due for release later this year. So, armed with the trusty Nikon and a verbal image beautifully painted by worship leader Matt, model Sammi and I wandered off to Streatley hill in search of a sunset to use as our backdrop. We were well and truly blessed with a stunner, and we snapped away whilst trying to avoid the odd golf ball that got a bit close! The effort was well worth it for the great set of images we ended up with. I am now putting the finishing touches to the booklet and feel very excited at the thought of seeing it in print soon. Emmie.