Posted May 23rd, 2013 by Aphrodite Photography with No Comments
Portrait Photographer Huddersfield – #FabCollab
A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to be asked to join a collaboration of fabulous females one Saturday morning in Huddersfield. Involving fabulous upcycled jewellery designer Cate Wood, the fabulous fashionista Stephanie from The Wardrobe Angel, the conscientious coveter Anna from Angel in the North and the marvelous make-up artist Natalie Willingham it was a funfilled morning that is for sure.
Stephanie and Anna had volunteered to model some outfits that they had put together and Cate’s jewellery was the centre of attention.
The weather was a little changeable but by the force of off camera flash the grey skies did not dull our duties!!
Here are a collection of the images from the day, I hope you like
Portrait Photographer Huddersfield – Aphrodite Photography
The jewellery that Cate designs is amazing – her mantra being to rescue, revive and respectfully rearrange. She falls in love with obscure, interesting and charming things, findings picked up at local markets and trinkets that are part of the local heritage: hearth brushes worn by years of use, colliery tags that have been smoothed by the hundreds of hands they have passed through, vintage buttons removed from dresses and uniforms. She is curious about their past lives, the people they once belonged to and in the stories that are lost. Cate deconstructs and reconstructs these findings into unique pieces of jewellery. The bristles of a brush become tassels. A leather watch fob and a button become the fastening of a bracelet, old lost keys become jewels. Buttons feature heavily in her work and are symbolic for buttons are the fastenings that hold things together.
See her work at www.catewoodcollections.co.uk
Stephanie at The Wardrobe Angel will save you two precious commodities: time and money. How?
• Clothes are co-ordinated, accessorised and labelled so you can see at a glance what works with what
• Give you dressing tips to suit your body shape and size
• Create your perfect ‘break glass in case of emergency’ outfit
• Follow up on the appointment with a shopping list of items you can purchase to create more suitable outfits with items you currently own
• Sell your items on to a dress agency or on ebay for you.
• Provide details of a great bra fitting service
Your wardrobe is full of hidden potential, don’t just leave it hanging there.
Interested? See her website at http://www.wardrobeangel.co.uk
If you want a friendly, professional, bespoke makeup and hair styling service then look no further.
Natalie Willingham MUA loves makeup! She is enthusiastic about the transformational power that makeup can bring. Using only the very best-quality makeup products from brands such as Mac, Bobbi Brown, Lancome, Christian Dior, Smashbox, Benefit and more, to enable her to create the flawless look my clients require. Visit her website at www.nataliewillingham.co.uk
Anna from Angel in the North blog …is about love and weddings, home design, fashion, DIY and crafting and a little bit of culture. At the heart of the blog is a love of and pride in Yorkshire – this region that is naturally charming and beautiful, often unique and sometimes quirky. She is influenced by styles from all over the world but you’ll find a particular focus on her home region. Yorkshire has a wealth of incredible creative talent that she loves to showcase. Read and subscribe to her blog at www.angelinthenorth.com
The #FabCollab was born and hopefully as small business in the same geographic area we will be able to help, support, motivate and share things with each other in the years to come.
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Posted May 2nd, 2013 by Aphrodite Photography with No Comments
Portrait Photographer Huddersfield – Styled Photo Shoot
Last Sunday Sam came over for her styled shoot. We had two aims out of the day, 1. to get some boxing inspired shots for Sam and 2. to get some Kate Moss inspired styling shots for Aphrodite.
First the boxing shoot was set up for low key lighting. It took a little while to get the look just as I wanted it in camera but once we had the fun started. Sam trains hard and has a physique that shows this and the photos came out fabulous.
Prior to any styled shoot, I set up inspiration boards with my customers. This helps customers get a feel of what they are looking for and also gives me an idea of the style of image that the customer likes. With Sam we set up an inspiration board on Pinterest and both pinned images to it to share with each other what we liked. There was one particular image that we both thought was fab so we took inspiration for it and used the essence of it but changed the pose and the feel of it to be much more gritty in my opinion. We both ended up loving the final image we managed to get.
Then we were joined by the styling maestro who is Cate Wood. She knew the brief was Kate Moss inspired and she brought a couple of waistcoats, a tie and a hat to use to give us the look we were after.
It is amazing how different people can look in a matter of minutes.
I love what we got but the bottom image is my absolute favourite and is currently at the lab being printed BIG!
I am really enjoying the styled shoots and will share the next ones with you as soon as I can. If you fancy getting all styled up to fit a certain era or take inspiration from an iconic woman or man then give us a call and we can have a chat over coffee and cake! We love cake xx
Posted April 17th, 2013 by Aphrodite Photography with No Comments
I just thought I would share some personal photos of a trip to the seaside with my daughter.
I love the seaside
Posted April 16th, 2013 by Aphrodite Photography with 2 Comments
Portrait Photographer West Yorkshire – Styled Photo Shoots
Last Sunday was the day to try out the concept of the styled photo shoot. I had a model, I had a stylist, I knew what I could do with the hair and between us the make-up was covered.
I wanted to get 2 definite looks out of the day, one being Geisha inspired and the other being a 1950s victory rolls look.
We started with the Geisha look and used the Snazaroo face paint set that I had purchased from Toys R Us the day before, purely for the white (I could not buy just white!! how annoying). The eyes were lined with black liquid eyeliner and we did a bright red small mouth on Rachel’s lips, hiding any other part of her lips with the white. The outfit was purely a silk robe that had been bought on my trip to Singapore years before, I knew it would come in handy one day.
Just using one light we tried with a white backdrop and it did not really work, so we switched quickly to black which was spot on for the images I wanted to get. They are different to my previous work but I like what we managed to get. What do you think?
Following this shoot we were joined by Cate Wood who was helping us style the 1950s look, she came armed with polka dots!! Hurrah!
We decided to shoot some of Rachel reclined on the sofa with the relevant colours in the background. Her outfit was chosen specifically by Cate out of the large pile Rachel had brought with her and fitted perfectly with the look I wanted to get. With a few minor posing adjustments and the studio lighting we got some great shots.
Rachel was then back in a sitting position with some rather lovely polka dot wrapping paper as her background. We also changed the look again to a more vintage classy look but both of the following pictures were Rachel fooling about – she forgets I am a photo ninja and I catch everything – outtakes?? I don’t think so they are fabulous xx
I hope you like this post and the photos included, why not let me know by adding a comment – it would really make my day xx
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Posted March 28th, 2013 by Aphrodite Photography with No Comments
Portrait Photographer West Yorkshire – Different lighting styles
Sometimes it is nice just to get back to basics of lighting – so I set up the mini studio at home and had a play with split, butterfly and Rembrandt lighting. I think it is good to do this to remember how each looks and to help when you have new models/subjects to see which style suits them better! My daughter got the lucky job of being my model
Split lighting example
Butterfly Lighting Example
Rembrandt Lighting Example
Each lighting style I think gives a certain feel, obviously this can be altered with clever composition, post processing and other variables, but I find that Butterfly lighting is more beauty, fashion, fun. Rembrandt lighting is more dramatic and moody. Split lighting gives a more iconic look, and suits men and looks great in black and white.
This is just my opinion but I do think that it is good for every portrait photographer west yorkshire to review their style, ensure they can delivery different looks with the lighting available and use the available tools to get the best from your model/subject.
I feel that I am developing my style and feel this helps me to understand better what looks I like best and then challenges this regularly.
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Posted March 5th, 2013 by Aphrodite Photography with 1 Comment
Portrait Photographer West Yorkshire – Helen’s having twins!….soon
Yesterday I had the absolute pleasure of shooting Helen and her amazing bump! I love taking photos of pregnant ladies.
Helen came to me so we made use of every different backdrop and had some fun with different outfits too. Helen was great and she was able to sit or stand even though she is not far off having twins! She did great and I am really pleased with what we got and thankfully Helen loves them too!!
The next time we are together with the camera we will have two new boys to photograph and a very proud big brother – I can’t wait!
If you want some maternity shots or other portrait options just give me a call on 07763 610055 and lets chat about what you are looking for.
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Posted February 27th, 2013 by Aphrodite Photography with No Comments
Wedding Photographer West Yorkshire – The Aphrodite Photography Brand
I understand that brand is important and I have talked about this before on my blog. I am trying to ensure that my brand is instantly recognizable. The next step of this is to change my brand mark on my photographs to fit in with my chosen branding.
This is the design which will be going on my images in the future. I really like it. What do you think, leave me a comment to let me know.
I am really trying to show people that my business is very professional and I want to do the best job I can do. Unfortunately you don’t always get the opportunity to show people all your work, your insurance documents that prove you are serious and not just a hobbyist, your kit that can cost a small fortune, all of which are required to give my customers the best possible service and images.
I can’t wait to get the brand/watermark file and start using it.
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Posted February 25th, 2013 by Aphrodite Photography with No Comments
Portrait Photographer Huddersfield – Mother’s Day
On the 10th March it will be Mother’s Day. It is not far away now and as one of the most important people in your life I am sure every year you wonder about what the perfect gift would be.
Aphrodite Photography can offer a range of packages to suit most budgets so you can give her the gift of a photo shoot experience with or without her family and then the photographs will serve a a record of those memories for years to come. What could be better?
You could get the whole family involved and all could contribute – now how many people would have the problem of buying the perfect gift solved then?
Here are some examples of family shoots from the studio but you could have the shoot at home or at a public location that means more to you all.
It really is a fun experience and I promise even if a few of you are camera shy I will make the experience less daunting and you just try not to enjoy yourself – I am sure you won’t be able to.
So get in touch with me, Rebecca at Aphrodite Photography, Portrait Photographer Huddersfield and we can build a package just for your Mum, I can send a voucher for you to give on the day and then Mum can book in on a convenient date. Give me a call to find out more on 07763 610055.
Don’t forget if you are a member of the Huddersfield Town Supporters Association you get 20% off too!! See the HTSA website to find out how you can become a member at http://www.htsa-online.co.uk/
Posted February 18th, 2013 by Aphrodite Photography with No Comments
Portrait Photographer Huddersfield – Elin Grace
Last Sunday I had the lovely Elin Grace over with her Mummy Kelly to have some photos taken in my new smaller set at home. The set is a 4ft x 4ft backdrop, and a 4ft x 4ft floor drop and fits nicely in one of the rooms in my house. I have also ordered some 6ft x 4ft to have a go with too but unfortunately they had not arrived prior to this shoot. You can try them next time Elin.
Elin posed for a little time but then found it much more fun to bounce around like tigger!! She is adorable and funny but very hard to catch. Trying to catch some photos of her was the fun bit.
I often wonder whether Mum’s think “oh my god my child won’t sit still” but I think if you let children be children you get more natural and better shots and hopefully no upset kids. You just have to be a little more patient but then you get the laugh or the sneaky smile and you’re off!!
Portrait Photographer Huddersfield – Elin Grace
She really has the cutest smile. We had a lot of fun and I think next time we will venture into the park and take some with Mummy and Daddy too!
Portrait Photographer Huddersfield
If you would like some photos of your little loved ones then give me a call on 07763 610055 or email me at email@example.com, the shoots can be in your own home, at a public location of your choice or in the studio.
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Posted February 15th, 2013 by Aphrodite Photography with No Comments
Portrait Photographer Huddersfield – Exclusive offer for HTSA members
Aphrodite Photography is proud to confirm that we are an official partner to Huddersfield Town Supporters Association (HTSA) and can ow offer superb discounts and offers to their members. It’s genuinely a pleasure to offer this deal to HTSA members!
Picking a photographer can often be a mine field; however I feel I can make that part of it easy. There is never a hard sell with Aphrodite Photography we just love creating special memories
I look forward to working with HTSA members in the near future, UTT
HTSA Chairman Stephen King had this to say about this partnership and the offers available to members
“I am really excited about this latest deal for our members!”
“As we all know, HTFC are a family club & with that in mind this deal should help families create some memories for life”
“When Rebecca from Aphrodite Photography got in touch about the deal, I could not help but be inspired by her enthusiasm. She has an impressive portfolio and thanks to this deal, HTSA members will have an opportunity to work with a great upcoming photographer”
ON PRODUCTION OF CURRENT HTSA MEMBERSHIP CARD, BOOK AN ON LOCATION FAMILY PHOTO SHOOT & RECEIVE 3 FREE 10X8 PRINTS FOR ONLY £25.00
AND RECEIVE 20% OF ANY OTHER PRODUCT/SERVICE
This is very exciting for Aphrodite Photography and is a great way to work with local businesses and offer great offers and services to local people who support their local community.
If you want to find out more give me a call on 07763 610055.