Location Photography

Vineyard Photo-Shoot Update

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I always look forward to photographing in different locations during the changing seasons, and this August was no exception in this picturesque vineyard! 

With exclusive access to this local gem steeped in history, I recently photographed this lovely family, whom I had previously photographed in the bluebell woods when the boys were much younger, they were looking for something a little different to update the pictures on their wall and to mark a particular milestone in their lives.

I think you'll agree the results speak for themselves!  

This vineyard is perfect for photo-shoots right until harvest time in October, when the vines are laden with fruit.

If you haven't already booked your photo-shoot do get in touch, it could be just what you have always wanted to do, or treat someone special to a fun experience with results to remember it by and to treasure.

Stella

 
 

Silverstone Classic 2018

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On Saturday 21st July I photographed at Silverstone Classic, to read my blog about the the tension, fun and excitement of the day, head on over to my 'Stella' Lifestyle Photography website   simply click the 'Read More' button below which will redirect you to my automotive and lifestyle photography website - 'Stella' - which this commission comes under. Thank you!

Stella

 
 

My August Inspiration

This month I'm taking inspiration from the summer sunlight which has a language of its own.

 The afternoon sun creeping through the open garage doors at Silverstone Circuit, creating a golden light on racing driver Michael Lyons.

The afternoon sun creeping through the open garage doors at Silverstone Circuit, creating a golden light on racing driver Michael Lyons.

Now that we have passed the longest day of the year, which fell on June 21st the daylight hours start decreasing by a few minutes each day.

I love the fact that I can make the most of the early morning daylight right through to dusk, which gives me a full ten hours photographing time depending on what I want to achieve.

The early morning light bathes the subject with a wonderful glow as the sunrises, this same light falls at dusk with a similar glow. This light, leading up to dusk, and before dawn is called the 'golden hour' and is magical because of the golden soft light opposed to the harsh midday sun.

The photograph above taken recently at Silverstone Circuit of racing driver Michael Lyons pre-race, is a good example of the gentle sunlight towards the end of the day, it really is soft and golden, ideal for portraiture!

You have to be fairly quick to make the most of this light as it can very quickly change to a blue and cold light immediately before dawn and after dusk.

Below are other examples of the light during 'golden hour'. August is a good time to explore with your camera to capture landscapes, places, people, flowers or whatever takes your fancy!

I have used Nikon cameras and lenses, in particular D750 and D700 bodies and 70-200mm and 24-120mm lenses.

 Early morning light at the Hotel Cala di Volpe in Sardinia during the 'golden hour'.

Early morning light at the Hotel Cala di Volpe in Sardinia during the 'golden hour'.

 The 'golden hour' in Malta just before sunset.

The 'golden hour' in Malta just before sunset.

Stella

 
 

Meadow Round-Up

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Our Meadow photo-shoots that take place in June are proving to be very popular. 

This year was no exception, this secluded meadow on private land was a wonderful display of summer at it's very best, abundant with grasses, buttercups and daisies, a vibrant backdrop with blue sky to match, just heavenly!

If you are looking for somewhere a little different for your next photo-shoot, or from previous location photo-shoots you may have enjoyed with us over the years, do let us know, so we can be in touch next year, when Mother Nature has done her thing; but remember this meadow is only at it's very best for two-three weeks before it goes to seed and has to be mowed in preparation for the coming year. 

Simply subscribe below so we can be in touch or email me direct on stella@smscreativephotography.co.uk

To view more about our meadow photo-shoots click here

Stella

 
 

British Grand Prix 2018

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This July I was commissioned to photograph at the Silverstone British Grand Prix, to read about this, simply click the 'Read More' button below which will redirect you to my automotive and lifestyle photography website - 'Stella' - which this commission comes under. Thank you!

Stella

 
 

Time to Book Your 2018 Vineyard Photo-Shoot

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Our exclusive vineyard photo-shoots are a popular experience for all the family, they take place in a quiet corner of the Kent countryside which has been in the same family for over 300 years!

It's a little different compared to our other photo-shoot locations because of the varied landscape and is particularly beautiful from July until harvest time in October, when the vines are laden with red and white grapes.

Now is the time to make time to photograph your loved ones in this timeless natural setting. I will guide you through your experience and advise you how to display these moments to enjoy now and for future generations to come.

Do get in touch on 01883 722282 to discuss your ideas and to design your bespoke package or email

To view more about our vineyard photo-shoots click here.

Stella