Cemetery Tour - St Pancras Old Church.

St Pancras Old Church has been the site of Christian worship since the 4th century. The churchyard was used as a place of burial until 150 years ago, when tombs and graves where exhumed and moved to make way for railways by that Victorian lot. The tombstones were all plonked against the base of a near-by tree, which has since grown to surround said tombstones. Its known as The Hardy Tree and I decided to pop down and visit one weekend when I was in the area.
I loved this beautiful, old churchyard, situated out the back of St Pancras train station in one of those quiet spots that makes you feel like you have discovered some secret hidden in the otherwise busy city of London town. Its always slightly magical to stumble upon these places.
Particularly when you notice the Hardy Tree. Grey tombstones tucked in the embrace of a beautiful old tree, laden with floral offerings and fallen Autumn leaves which reminded me of the shrines my sister and I would make when we were young, pretending they were left by fairies.
I couldn't help but wonder if there was some wild group of teenagers lurking about, leaving these bundles of flowers and drinking cider when the churchyard is otherwise closed in the evenings.
You can read more on the churchyard and the history of the Hardy Tree on the official St Pancras Old Church website.
These photographs were all taken on a rainy November afternoon with my Canon EOS5000 using Kodak Ektar 35mm film. You can see more cemetery tours here.

trying to catch a wind farm

Always trying.

Shot on the way to Scotland, April 2012.

catch up

Hello Monday! I haven't done one of these in a while, but I have seen lots of good things on the internet lately and would like to share them.

~ I watched the Grand Budapest Hotel and it affected me in a strange way - it made me see the world in a different way and want to take better photographs of more beautiful things. This post on Germany's Real-Life Grand Budapest Hotel has inspired me all over again, weeks after seeing the film. Hey does anyone want to go to random towns in the middle of nowhere in Germany? Lets go.
~ These icebergs. I just cannot.
~ While in New Zealand I was exposed to a lot of Lorde. I otherwise hadn't given her much thought at all but her album is amazing and I can't stop listening to this song and wishing I was 16.
~ I have been dreaming about giant moth friends ever since I saw this post on iGnant.
~ Home envy.
~ In local news, I work on top of a plague pit! All of my dreams are coming true.
~ Eternal girl crush / inspiration queen Alice Forestbound kills it again.
~ I've discovered the photographs of Jordan Carroll via the Instagram and I love her photographs of girls with sass, this one is my favourite.
~ If you fancy losing yourself in some photographs for a while, look no further.
~ Oh Kate Miss is there anything you can't do? These postcards are delightful, and this post On Smiling changed my week. I hope reading it changes your week too. Since reading it I've noticed myself acknowledging when a stranger flashes me a smile, and enjoying smiling back. Love a good smile.
~ Sophie wrote some nice things about me and other nice people on her blog, The Private Life of a Girl.

Told you there was lots to catch up on. I've also started using Bloglovin' as a reader, you can follow me here and of course, this blog here.

Oh and I've started my tumblr back up again, which I will use more than my facebook to share new things/projects/work so you should tune in.

backs of houses

A collection of angles, shot with my Yashica TL Electro X in January 2014.

Rachel & Warren Got Married (on a beach it was awesome)

On a sweltering hot day at the end of a long New Zealand summer, I went to shoot a wedding on a beach. Rachel and Warren are two of my favourite people and it was such an honour to be there to capture their special day!

First, we hit up the wharf to do a sneaky pre-wedding shoot with just the two of them. Rachel spent her summers growing up in Whangamata, and wanted some "classic Whanga" shots in while no one else was looking. I think these are my favourites of the whole day, controversially. While I stood up to my knees in cool blue ocean, Rachel and Warren casually chatted about their mornings or whatever it is two lovely people talk about hours before they get married...
For the Reception, they had a huge beach house (or "bach") which was a short walk through the forestry to the beach the wedding took place on. We chilled there for a bit before we hit the beach. You can tell you are a wedding in New Zealand when the Grooms-men are rocking the jandals.
It was pretty horrible having to look at these beautiful people all day you guys.
So many smiles, my face hurts!
Steady on, its a family show. After the beautiful ceremony overlooking the ocean, we took a few family shots.
Then I got to send everyone on their merry way to the beer tent while we played around on the beach a lil bit....
... and then we hit up a rickety old jetty around the corner that Rach & Warren thought might make a nice spot for photos. They were not wrong!
Tractor Tom! Why you gotta gate crash.
Thank you so much Rachel & Warren for letting me share your wonderful day.
You can see more of my wedding photography in the new commissions gallery on my website, alongside other commissioned work I've had of late. If you or anyone you know would like to work for me, please get in touch! I am available to shoot stock, event, or wedding photography! 

April Moodboard - Feelin' Moody

My moods are swinging this month.

follow me on pintrest for more of the same... in other news I've reactivated my Tumblr in case you don't already follow it.

wake up, life is happening.

This photograph was taken as I reluctantly awoke one April morning in New York City, 2012. Shot with my Yashica TL Elextro X and Neopan 400 35mm film.