Looking Back at 2018 - Highlights

Woodland photo-shoot October 2018.

Woodland photo-shoot October 2018.

I love the start of a new year as it focusses my mind on projects and commissions for the coming year, I can reflect on the past year and make changes and improvements to the areas that would benefit most and to be able to engage with you, my lovely customers and readers.

My passion is my work and I’m always up for new challenges and adventures, especially as I celebrate 22 years with SMS Creative Photography.

There have been significant changes during my professional career in the world of photography, if someone had told me back in 1976, when I was a photography student at art college, it would one day be possible to take a photograph and to be able to view it within seconds on the back of my camera, I doubt I would have believed them, let alone to be able to share it worldwide instantly! Back then I was photographing with a roll of film with either 12, 24 or 36 exposures that took at least a week for processing and printing, how times have changed for us all.

What a wonderful thing this is and so powerful too, but we mustn’t loose sight of the importance of printing and saving our images, to share with future generations about how life was back in the day, and to seek the services of professionals to keep the art and craftsmanship of imagery alive.

Looking back at 2018 there were many of photography highlights, including studio and location portraits as well as commissions to photograph during the British Grand Prix in July and other exclusive events that showcase on my ‘Stella’ Lifestyle Photography website.

Below are few images from the past year to reflect on, the coming year is going to be an interesting one for me as I collaborate with others on exciting new projects, read on to see more…

World Champion racing driver Nigel Mansell at the London Classic Car Show in February 2018 where he was presented with the Icon Award for services to motor racing.

World Champion racing driver Nigel Mansell at the London Classic Car Show in February 2018 where he was presented with the Icon Award for services to motor racing.

A lovely family amongst the bluebells in April 2018.

A lovely family amongst the bluebells in April 2018.

A photo-shoot for an adorable pug 2108.

A photo-shoot for an adorable pug 2108.

Happy couple in a wonderful private meadow in June 2018.

Happy couple in a wonderful private meadow in June 2018.

Family photo-shoot in a local Kent vineyard in July 2018.

A selection of images from Masterpiece 2018 which is held over four days on the site of the Chelsea Flower Show, London, at the end of June and beginning of July.

Lance Stroll showing his golf swing during the Live Sky Broadcast on the Thursday pre-race and press day at the British Grand Prix 2018.

A selection of images from Silverstone Classic July 2018 both track side, garage side and on the podium.

Photographing at Salon Privé at the end of August 2018 held in the spectacular grounds of Blenheim Palace.

Birthday celebrations at Hever Castle in August 2018.

Birthday celebrations at Hever Castle in August 2018.

The glass and implements contents of a Sevres travel box for a magazine feature 2018.

The glass and implements contents of a Sevres travel box for a magazine feature 2018.

Refurbishment and re-opening of the much-loved Bull Inn, Limpsfield in November 2018.

Refurbishment and re-opening of the much-loved Bull Inn, Limpsfield in November 2018.

The South Bank - 28 February 2018 during the coldest day since records began.

The South Bank - 28 February 2018 during the coldest day since records began.

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Stella