It was one of my goals (I don’t do resolutions) this year to start and maintain a blog so since it’s now February I thought it was about time that I got it started! I last had a blog on livejournal when I was about 16 so this is going to be quite far away from angsty  teen me back then.

My 2011 got off to a bang  photographing for Vegas Club down at Ocean Terminal with great choons, fabulously dressed up people, burlesque and showgirls galore. Vegas is always my favourite way to spend Hogmanay and I had a great (and sober) night snapping and for the first time ever a non hungover (but very sleepy) New Years day!

Another of my goals for early this year was to get my website overhauled.  Thanks to the amazingly talented and kind Andrew Kendall who I know from my music photography snapping days I am trialling his website software Digital Photo Gallery. I couldn’t be more thrilled with my website which is a pretty much exactly what I was looking to do with it.

I get a lot of requests from new models for portfolio shoots and last week I worked with the beautiful Leyah who has just started modelling and was looking for a burlesque themed photo shoot. I’m using my friend Andrew R Moore‘s studio and he had set up a dreamy set with lots of netting so I decided to use this for a bit of a different look than a standard studio shoot.  Hair and make up was by Tracy Kane. Styling and wardrobe by me.

After years of talking about it this year I am also working on a UK burlesque book of live and portrait shots of some of the best UK burlesque talent. Shooting the first of the new content with the amazing Millie Dollar later in the week .