Son of Man – HawkEaster

I joined Son of Man for a day of fun and rock’n’roll over the Easter weekend when they joined the line-up to play in HawkEaster – a festival in Seaton, Devon, with Hawkwind headlining. A great gig, and I always love having a chance

Positive Reflections – Jessica

Positive Reflections – Jessica Jessica came along to one of my Positive Reflections courses.  The courses are designed to improve self esteem and confidence, using life coaching and photography.  We also have lots of fun. For the photoshoot,

Sam and Anna-Marie’s Winter Wedding

My first winter wedding of the year was on a beautiful bright day, with sun in the sky, and lots of love and laughter shared with family and friends. I was lucky to asked to be the wedding photographer for Sam and Anna-Marie, who got married at the

Changing Seasons – Changing Emotions – Autumn

Welcome – Changing Seasons, Changing Emotions Welcome to the first of a series of blogs about the changing seasons and how we can relate them to our changing emotions.   How do you feel about the changing seasons?  Do you get excited

On Route Exhibition

Arts Exhibition in Wales – Oriel y Bont Gallery For the past year I have been undertaking a Masters degree in Arts Practice (Arts, Health and Wellbeing) at the University of South Wales.  My end of year arts exhibition is now showing in Oriel

Positive Ageing

Positive Ageing This project aims to explore how older women are portrayed in the media and the impact that this has on their self esteem and body image, and also to gather views and experiences about the positive values of ageing.   The

Mother’s Day

A Special Gift for Mother’s Day This Sunday is Mother’s Day – a very special day for us mums! When was the last time that your mum had a photograph taken just of her?  Many mums are the ones behind the camera, capturing those

Top 10 Girl Power Songs

It’s International Women’s Day, so let’s celebrate the strong female artists who have inspired us with their music!  I have put together a list of my Top 10 Girl Power Songs.  I’m sure I’ve left out some obvious ones,

International Womens Day 2015

On International Womens Day, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate their achievements.  It is held on 8th March every year and has been observed since the early 1900s. The theme of this year’s

Phenomenal Woman

During my Positive Reflections work, I’m lucky enough to meet and get to know some incredible women and hear their life stories.  I love to look into their faces and see their hidden depths – how their lives are reflected in their eyes

St David’s Day

Happy Saint David’s Day – Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus St. David’s Day and time to bake some Welsh cakes, of course.  It wouldn’t be St David’s Day without them, and Mr Strad would be very grumpy if there weren’t any on

Crempog

Flippin’ Lovely – How to Make Welsh Pancakes Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day as it’s always known in our house, and we thought we’d try something a bit different to our usual pancakes with currants, lemon and lots of sugar.

Autumn at Gnoll Country Park

It’s the end of British summertime and Autumn has definitely arrived at the Gnoll Country Park, Neath.  We visited early on a raining Sunday morning, as I wanted to collect some leaves as part of my Positive Ageing project (more of that

Positive Reflections Special Offer

Positive Reflections Special Offer To celebrate National Body Confidence Week, take advantage of this Positive Reflections Special Offer until the end of October 2014.  A unique combination of life coaching and photography to help you to feel good

Top Tips for Improving Body Image

Feeling good about your body is nothing to do with the size you are and everything to do with how you feel inside. As a life coach and portrait photographer, it is my job to help you to feel good about yourself inside, so you can look great outside.

World Mental Health Day 2014

What are you doing for your mental health and wellbeing on World Mental Health Day 2014? As someone who’s lived through several serious episodes of depression, I know how dreadful it can be to suffer from poor mental health.  I’m lucky

Neath Food Festival

Neath Food and Drink Festival 2014 Well, the sixth Neath Food and Drink Festival is over and I’m sure everyone will agree that it was a resounding success.  I visited on the two days and the streets and stalls were packed with visitors, with

Food Photography – Special Offer

To celebrate Neath Food and Drink Festival, I’m making a special offer on commercial food photography for local businesses until the end of October 2014. Good quality photographs can make such a difference to your marketing material, social

Neath Food and Drink Festival

Neath Food and Drink Festival 2014 Next weekend, Friday 3rd October and Saturday 4th October, brings one of the highlights of my year to Neath – the sixth Neath Food and Drink Festival.  With my love of food and food photography in particular,

Bethan Jenkins AM

A Love Neath Walkabout with Bethan Jenkins AM and Darren Nichols, Chairman of Chamber of Trade Great times during Street Food Saturday to showcase all the Neath has to offer, so a Love Neath walkabout was arranged with Darren Nichols, Chairman of

Street Food Saturday

Street Food Saturday with Le Petit Bouchon and Neath Ukulele Band Neath probably has more than its fair share of festivals and events – not that we’re complaining, but there’s always something going on, or something to look forward

Neath Community First

Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Neath Community First team were one of the many organisations to host a coffee morning in Neath in aid of Macmillan Cancer.  It was held in Neath Cricket Club and the cakes were made by staff and

Swansea Community Farm

Autumn Fun at the Farm Lucky me – I get to work in some fantastic places.  This time, I spent the day with the staff and volunteers at Swansea Community Farm.  This is a 3.5 acre farm, right in the middle of a mixed commercial/ residential

Hollywood Glamour – in your own home!

Lights …… Camera …. Action! How do you fancy a bit of Hollywood glamour? How about a bit of Hollywood glamour in your own home? I’m now offering Hollywood Glamour photoshoots and I can come out to your home – with a