Wednesday, 18 March 2009


I did a portrait session with a guest at the Sofitel Hotel Taba Heights recently. After a cup of coffee discussing what kind of pictures she would like to bring home from our photo shoot, we came up with a some what arabic theme. Hence the scarf she is wearing but we still wanted the pictures to be a bit glamourous and sexy therefore  I took the pictures so that it looks like she is not wearing anything beneath the scarf. But I can assure you she was fully dressed we took the pictures in one of the walkways at the hotel so we had a few people walking by wondering what we were up to. But Maria was doing great she didn't mind at all. 
We started the photo shoot with a few traditional portraits so that she has that with her in her portfolio home as well, when we were finished with that we became more creative and did quite a few more fun and crazy pictures. Since we had done the traditional ones we could get away with putting the scarf on and take our arabic theme pictures because after you take the scarf off you have to remember that the models hair will not look the same. So when you take a series of photos with a client or friend you always need to have a plan in your head so that you take the pictures in the "right" order. So you don't end up spending too much time on styling after every "photo theme" you take.

Otherwise I have been very busy making a promotional DVD of my photography that will be playing at the Taba Heights Golf Clubhouse. I am also working on a DVD with pictures of every golf hole on the golf course that will be for sale in the Taba Heights Golf Resort Clubhouse.

Sunday, 8 March 2009


Before any photo shoot that you do you always need to ask your clients what kind of pictures they are looking for so that you can plan what location and what you want to do with them. It is always good for you to be able to visualise the pictures you are planning on taking before the event as part of your preparation. The pictures I did with this bride, model below at a PTO- workshop not every bride would be interested in doing. As a photographer you can be very creative and do loads of different pictures there are really no limits for the creative person. Only your client depending on what they actually want to hang on their wall. A lot of the time the client doesn't know what they want and therefore you need to listen to them and get a sense for what you think they will like and look good doing at the same time. You also get the couples that say they want the traditional portraits and at the end of the shoot you do something that might not be so traditional just for fun and those are the pictures the clients ends up buying. So even if your clients think they know what they want they might not. But you need to keep in mind when taking pictures like the ones below you need to have taken all the other pictures first because the brides dress might become dirty. Bringing a towel is always a good idea for the bride and groom to sit/lie on but you can still not guarantee the dress will stay clean since you are after all on a stair case as in the picture below.

Wednesday, 4 March 2009


Child Portraits
I love to take pictures of children they have so many funny ideas of their own that are great to capture. I like to photograph children outside with as much natural lighting as possible. 

Family portraits