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I took Esther to a private lake for some portrait shots, the late afternoon light was bright yet beautiful, there were swans, Spring blossom and bokeh. The owner created some interesting blue smoke for us when she strimmed some undergrowth. After being very brave and thinking I'd avoided it I got attacked by a goose. Here are some of my favourite frames.

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Sharon Cooper is a Hitchin based Wedding and Portrait photographer. Please get in touch if you would like a portrait shoot for yourself in some beautiful natural surroundings. 

 

 

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What a wonderful fun and loving family, I dont need to write anything, just that we went to the amazing and beautiful Ashridge Estate in Hertfordshire for a morning of fun. We played games and despite the girls being young ladies, there was a childlike lighthearted feel to the interactions between them. The Chapel was beautiful...such sweet light in there, and a bit of welcome change in light to the very bright and welcome Spring sunshine!

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I had a superb time, this a selection of the images taken, please get in touch if you'd like your family spirit captured, what would we do? Leave me your answer in the comments?

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I'm lucky to count so many talented artists my friends, and met Alex when I photographed her 18th Birthday party a few years back. Since then I've been a follower and big fan of her work. I'm amazed at the detail she achieves in so many mediums, from prisma colour pencils, oil, mixed media, Promarkers and digital.  Her work is just fabulous, much of it is self portraiture or her willing friends. Me and my camera got to visit her in her studio, she talked me through some of her work, and did a quick sketch too. Shes going far - I know and having just been given an unconditional place at Sheffield Hallam, I can't wait to see what she gets up to in the future. So do check out this blog post, and follow her Facebook page and Instagram to see more and if you are interested in commissions just get in touch. 
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These pencil drawings with Prisma colour pencils take alot of time to build up the colours, but the results are fantastic.

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Every once in a while I have to pinch myself that my work has meant I have met so many amazing people and see a slice of their life.  I'd love to know your thoughts on these pieces, leave me a message in the comments, Im sure Alex will see them too 

 

Sharon Cooper is a Hitchin based Wedding and portrait photographer, who specialises in creative, emotive and fun location photography.

 

 

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I love colour, portraiture and an interesting setting....this was one such day. As well as photographing weddings, I offer 1:1 tailored training sessions, for those who want to improve and to hear my view on things like composition, camera settings, directing a model building a cohesive flow of images and just working with a model. This is a recent shoot I organised for one such session and Lucy kindly volunteered to model for me. You can see the results of Lee's images here.

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Model:Lucy Green
Hair and Make up:Sarah Denyer
Styling: Rosita Lollipop

 

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To Autumn - Keats

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run;
To bend with apples the moss'd cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease,
For Summer has o'er-brimm'd their clammy cells. 

 

Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store?
Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may find
Thee sitting careless on a granary floor,
Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind;
Or on a half-reap'd furrow sound asleep,
Drows'd with the fume of poppies, while thy hook
Spares the next swath and all its twinéd flowers:

And sometimes like a gleaner thou dost keep

Steady thy laden head across a brook;
Or by a cyder-press, with patient look,
Thou watchest the last oozings hours by hours.

 

Where are the songs of Spring? Ay, where are they?
Think not of them, thou hast thy music too,—
While barréd clouds bloom the soft-dying day,
And touch the stubble-plains with rosy hue;
Then in a wailful choir the small gnats mourn
Among the river sallows, borne aloft
Or sinking as the light wind lives or dies;
And full-grown lambs loud bleat from hilly bourn;
Hedge-crickets sing; and now with treble soft
The red-breast whistles from a garden-croft;
And gathering swallows twitter in the skies.

A beautiful fresh Autumn morning...

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The children and noodle their dog, off for a typical energetic adventure in Reynold's Wood, St Paul's Walden.

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George, like many a young child, likes to choose a stick, each walk he told me he finds "Stanley Stick"

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It was a lovely morning, getting chatty with the children and capturing some family fun. These are just a selection of the photos taken during our adventure.

 

Sharon Cooper is a Hitchin based Wedding and portrait photographer, who specialises in creative, emotive and fun location photography.

I'm currently running a competition to WIN a family or couple shoot, head over to this blog post, watch my PROMO video and leave a comment, entries must be in by 2nd December 2013

 

 

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