The Red Dress Portrait / Watch Me Shoot

October 26, 2016 Uncategorized

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The White Sheet

October 26, 2016 Uncategorized

This is the Image I chose for it very much speaks to the simplicity of Contemporary Glamour and she is In Bed. True story: The irony is I am not a boudoir photographer although I have always photographed people in their underwear (by request) the name InBedWithSue came from my New Zealand Studio circa […]

The Sash Dress Challenge

October 26, 2016 Uncategorized

True story: Circa 2003 a client turns up to my start up no doors shonky garage studio in the country. Despite the phone consultation (although if I am to be honest) I probably just emailed her and expected that she would read it. She shows up for her Glam shoot with no clothes, wearing boy […]

Chalkboard Paint & A Gorgeous Woman

October 26, 2016 Blog

I painted this backdrop and it screamed EIGHTIES I screamed back HELL NO. I wasn’t too worried as the drop sheet had cost $20 and the paint about the same so I thought oh well it’s already primed for another coat. Then I had the idea to use chalkboard paint so I jumped on Amazon […]

Painting a Canvas Backdrop

October 26, 2016 Blog

On Sunday I had a GREAT IDEA to photograph a special Victorian Style shoot with a dress that I have access to for one day. So off I went to the hardware store and bought 2 quarts of paint and a gallon of white. After all if it all turned bad I would throw the […]

Hack Your Own Designer Gown

October 26, 2016 Uncategorized

Lets get this clear. I AM NOT A DRESS MAKER! My dress maker Mother bought me my first bought dress on my 10th birthday because I begged her to, I tore the frill off at first break at school (we laughed about the cheap quality) I had home made dresses all my life and when […]

10 things I have learned assisting Sue by Gerson Lopes

October 17, 2016 Uncategorized

10 THINGS I’VE BEEN LEARNING BY ASSISTING SUE The recent few months have been huge changing months in my life. I feel like I’m pushing the restart button on my computer, and it’s only reopening the dream pages on my tabs. In 5 months I went from teaching music during the day and devouring all […]

The Portrait System Instagram

October 10, 2016 Uncategorized

  I would like to feature you on The Portrait System instagram. The Portrait System Featuring a global network of Professional Portrait Photographers  I set up this IG account to share Portrait Photographers around the world that are in my network. HOW: First follow ThePortraitSystem instagram Second: go to the image you want to share […]

Shooting in SMALL Spaces

October 10, 2016 Uncategorized

Today we will shoot live from Nikki’s Seattle Garage Studio and explore small space and light and how Nikki is making this business a great success in modest surroundings. My first Studio in 2001 was a converted country garage and was 63 square meters / 678.13 square feet–over twice Nikki’s space. Image below: I shot for the […]

Exposure 2 by Alienskin is out

September 28, 2016 Uncategorized

AlienSkin have given me a beautiful feature page Here’s the URL: Exposure X2 is blowing my mind. They offer a 30-day trial for Exposure X2 that you can try for free. Here is the URL to the trial download page: They posted an update to Exposure X2 last week. You can download the latest version here: […]