I read once in a business book that the most successful entrepreneurs run their businesses NOW as they would if somebody asked them the question ‘what would you run your business like in 5 years’. They put the cart before the horse. They don’t wait to ‘be ready’.
My answer to that question would be to be able to document celebrations of marriage in the most beautiful destinations, with either an intimate number of guests or just the couple, a focus on the marriage to come in the years to follow and not just the one day. To work with couples that say ‘we trust you completely’.
I am so honoured to be living that life now. Mhairi & Blaine married with just 12 of their closest family around them in the incredible setting of Insriach House, Aviemore. Here is their Insriach House wedding photography:
Some recent photographs of my boy. I wrote over on Jesse&Me yesterday about him turning 1 this Sunday. Check it out here.
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(images copyright of Lorren Myall)
Recently, I’ve been showcasing a triad of student’s photography work; featuring a small preview of their work alongside an interview. I’ve always had the intention to play by the rule of what you give out, you get back, and I love to support those where I can.
You should read both Megan & Abbey’s interviews. In some ways just starting out as a photographer is preferential to be a few years down the full-time-charging-money-and-everything line as there’s less to un-learn. We get so wrapped up in our habits; in how we think we know it ought to be.
Reading these articles, and speaking to these girls, my love for my own photography has been refreshed a little. So, I have to thank them for that.
Here are Lorren’s words, I hope you love them. You can figure out the questions asked somewhat from her prose…
I had chosen to do English, Media and Film at A level, I have always had a creative personality and Photography has helped me to discover myself, I have been able to find myself through photography and I have become a strong portraiture photographer. I love working with people, I am comfortable adjusting and directing people in the right lighting, composition and location.
When I have an idea of a set i’d like to do, I go out and take it. When I start putting them onto my computer I go through each picture and select the best ones – when I have a lot of images to choose, i feel so proud of myself! There is no better feeling of being proud of yourself and your own work. I have grown over the two years as a photographer, I can visually see through my work my journey and how my skills and confidence in using a camera have grown
My inspiration comes from a lot of artists who use candid photography such as Simon Dewey and Ryan Muirhead. Both of these artists have taken time out of their busy lives to give me advice and help me grow as a photographer, especially Simon Dewey. I love being able to capture a moment in a photograph which can give a clear indication of what mood I am trying to create. A large amount of my work is portraiture, a lot being of my three younger siblings. I love photographing them, they truly are my best friends and they also inspire me in my work.
A year and a half ago I had no clue that I had skills in photography. It is crazy to think that this could now be the career path I choose, I will be studying photography, film and media as a degree. This will further develop my skills, my dream job is to become a wedding photographer although I’d also like to teach the subject.
I would love to photograph Rachel Williams, a model from LA – I have seen so many photographers work with her and she photographs so beautifully and natural. A lot of her photographs are taken by Ryan Muirhead , I would love to be able to work with him.