Aleksandra and Grzegorz are a fun couple, and when we talked their wedding, they did not want cliche, posed photographs, but candid photographs during the ceremony and something joyful and crazy for their wedding session. Therefore I dressed them in leathers and hats and shoot them at the graffiti background. Aleksandra also always dreamed about a beach wedding, and although Aberdeen’s weather is not exactly suited for it, we went down the Beach Esplanade to take a few shoots she could stick to her weeding album. We had so much laugh making funny faces and jumping around! All the best you two!
Over the past year I developed a new liking towards sport photography. I covered a few games for Youth Football Scotland, a box night in the Beach Ballroom, and last Saturday – a boat race. Rowing proved to be least dynamic and diverse from all those sports, but nevertheless still amazing to watch, especially after observing emotional reactions of participants and viewers. You will be able to see for yourself, as I captured a moment when one of the winners was thrown to ice-cold water by her team mates, and she was later hugged by her ecstatic mum!
If you are from Aberdeen, you know that our winter is kinda ugly. It lacks Scandinavian beautiful soft snow and the rain makes sure you want to stay in bed all day. The wind seems to be getting into smallest slits and gives impression that it is much colder than the thermometer shows. However if you actually make an effort to get out there, you can notice that the sun has a nice coldish glow, high waves are foaming in an impressive way (provided that the wind haven’t blown you off the beach;) ), and it is not bad at all. Apart of my fingers freezing to my camera…;)
Big thank you to Paula for her stamina. She booked her session with me when the weather in Aberdeen improved for the winter and despite that the morning of the shoot it snowed she still decided to go ahead with our plans.
Beach vistas are really picturesque, especially at dawns and sunsets, however landscape photography is something I hardly do any more. I still like to incorporate it in my portraiture though. Therefore while enjoying my holidays in Poland I could not resist those beautiful moments of setting the sun and asked M. to pose for me. The evening was nice and warm, adding to climate of our undertaking. The downside of the story were countless mosquitoes who were disturbing my model to stand still and myself from holding my camera without shaking those monsters off! Thus a small tip for you if you go to the seashore – take an anti-mosquito repellent and a cream to ease your itching afterwards, as surely you won’t avoid them all!
I always had a feeling that middle age women are unappreciated. Advertisements for this target group focuses mainly on round-the-house products, treating them as a collective noun of a “family”, or points out their wrinkles and bellies, and photographers omit them altogether, focusing only on young girls, whom they still Photoshop despite their nice figures. However women 40+ are the ones who are willing to spend the most on themselves, as they have the sources and the kids are already bit grown. Also, they pay more attention to what they wear, as cheap tops don’t satisfy their sublime tastes, and can afford expensive spas to help them feel better. And only if we paid more attention to them we would notice that fifty is sexy! The experience makes them confident and realise their value. So help me to spread the word, that mature women are beautiful, and praise them!