As the last hours of 2013 slowly diminish away and 2014 fast approaches I wanted to create a blog to give everybody I have shot, worked with or just enjoyed spending time with a big thank you and to share a favourite image from each of the shoots I have done in 2013.
As soon as I looked at the gallery to find out which picture will be first it reminds me of how fortunate I have been this year to shoot such amazing people and wonderful events and thinking, this could be a looong post!
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Anyway, here we go.
For the last 5 maybe 6 years my photography year always starts with Autosport International at Birmingham NEC with a large selection of cars and celebrities from the motorsports scene
The legendary Formula 1 driver Sir Jackie Stewart
February started off with a show I always enjoy, Race Retro at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry where there is the opportunity to see classic rally cars both on display and racing.
Race Retro - Stoneleigh Park
Two more Formula 1 legends. Sir Stirling Moss and Murray Walker OBE
Also in February I got to shoot three fantastic models.
Vicki Blatchley at Studio One
Giorgia Davies at Saracen House
March bought the start of the British Touring Car Championships and with it the BTCC media day at Donnington Park
BTCC Media Day - Donnington Park
It also gave me the the chance to shoot with the lovely Nicki-Ann
Nickie Ann at GM Studios
My first event of April was a newly named event at Santa Pod called Festival of Power which had action in the arenas, on the track and in the air.
Eric Teboul on his Rocket Bike. Fastest man on Two Wheels
Next up was The Big Bang show, again at Santa Pod for all things VW
Big Bang - Santa Pod
Then it was back in the studio for one of my favourite shoots of 2013 with Natasha Kalashnikova
Natasha Kalashnikova at Saracen House Studios
I also got to shoot with Natasha Fretwell
Natasha Fretwell at Saracen House Studios
May had three shows in the calendar.
Britcar and BRSCC - Silverstone
Modified Nationals cannot be passed over without this video very well edited by Simon Pow and starring the lovely Faye Evette Betts driving the Performance Direct Peel towards the end of the day.
As always, June is a very busy month so lets just get on with the pictures!
Classic Ford Show - Santa Pod
June also included a location shoot and a studio shoot
Louise Lovell at Stoke Bruerne
July is another busy month for shows so....onwards
Japfest 2 - Donnington Park
Dragstalgia has to get a special mention because it has to be one of my favourite events for the sheer spectacle of classic drag cars
Dragstalgia - Santa Pod
August bought me a little close to home with Northampton Music Festival which had lots of up and coming performers performing on the streets and in the pubs of Northampton.
Northampton Music Festival
And one studio shoot with the lovely Kylie McKerrell
Kylie McKerrell at Saracen House Studios
September had me out and about again and at some different locations too
Top Fuel Dragster at FIA Finals - Santa Pod
Next was a trip back in time to World War II
Sir Winston Churchil at the Stoke Bruerne 'Village at War' Weekend
Next up is another new show which I think will just get better and better. Sywell Classic - Pistons and Props at Sywell Aerodrome. A collection of classic cars and planes both on the ground and in the air (The planes that is!)
Sywell Classic - Pistons and Props
October was a quiet month for shows but gave me a chance to have a shoot with the lovely Jennifer Annette Payne and another shoot with the equally lovely Giorgia Davies
Jennifer Annette Payne at Saracen House Studios
November meant time to move indoors and become a regular of Birminghams NEC!
David Soul and the Gran Torino from Starsky and Hutch at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show
Even with all the shows I still found time to fit some studio shoots in.
The first was a Boudoir Photo Shoot Course run by Andrew Appleton. I highly recommend his courses which you can find here
Gemma Bortolozzo was the fantastic model making the Boudoir photography training even more worthwhile
You can see my other blog covering this course here - Boudoir Photography Workshop
Next up was a shoot with the gorgeous Amber Tutton
Amber Tutton at Saracen House Studios
And so December is finally upon us. In December I managed to fit in one studio shoot and one event
Britain and Irelands Next Top Model girls at Clothes Show Live
I know this is an absolutely huge blog and if you have made it to the end I salute you!
I would like to thank everybody that has appeared in these photos for helping me to get some fantastic shots and hope to do more with you in the future.
A big thank you to Andrew at Saracen House Studios for his help and a fantastic studio for me to get results that I am extremely pleased with. If you want to use his studio check out the website - http://www.saracenhousestudio.co.uk
Also thanks to Gordon Milner whose studio I have used a few times and is perfect for natural light style shoots. You can see his website at http://www.gordonmillner.co.uk
HERE IS TO A HAPPY, HEALTHY AND PROSPEROUS 2014