Bella Kotak + transFORM Gallery NYC - Opening Night

It was the cold wind that hit me first as I walk out of JFK airport. An 8 hour flight flew by with 4 movies and a bag of popcorn. It wasn't my first time to the city, I'd been here a few months ago and the cold chill was a familiar one. On the road to the hotel the bright city twinkled merrily welcoming me, the city roaring with life at only 10pm.

Adventures in Kenya : Part II - Masai Mara Safari

I have been so fortunate to travel to many beautiful places in the world and can I can truly say, hand over heart, that there is nowhere like Africa. It is without a doubt the most raw, unforgiving, beautiful, harsh, enchanting, kindest, scariest, wildest place on earth and I've never felt more alive standing on its soil that I have anywhere else in the world.

It's where my roots are. Looking back with adult eyes I can easily see that I was blessed to grow up in paradise. It's no wonder I've been restless since. 

Adventures in Kenya: Part I - Nakuru Park

This post and these pictures are long overdue. Pictures hold memories and I wasn't really to face and let these go. But it's time and now that I've worked them up I couldn't be more excited to share a slice of my homeland with you. 

A couple of years ago K (one of my closest friends and often travel buddy) and I decided we wanted to book ourselves an adventure. She'd never been to Africa and quite suddenly I got very excited about sharing a chapter of my life with her that not many of my friends know much about. I grew up in the warm heat of the african sun and honestly, it often feels like a dream...

in an english country garden...

I'm so thrilled to share with you a sweet English wedding captured one warm sunfilled day in Hertfordshire, England where Kate and Jon, two kindred souls declared their love to each other against a backdrop of family and friends. After the  beautiful church ceremony we all headed to the Henry Moore Foundation where the afternoon was spent enjoying live music, games, art, and lots of laughter!

Chefchaouen's Blue Hues - Morocco Part V

One of the places I was particularly looking forward to visit was a beautiful town known as Chefchaouen. I came across it through Instagram earlier in the year and since we were already talking about visiting Morocco I knew that somehow we would find a way to visit it! Chefchaouen is located 3 hours north of Fes, quietly nestled in the Rif Mountain and known for it's blue toned streets, homes and also shopping! 

Camel Treks & Glamping - Morocco Part IV

Now this is where the real highlight of my year happened! Out in the desert, warm fine sand sinking softly under my bare feet and nothing but blue skies and bright sun above, suffice to say, life felt pretty perfect. Walking high on softly rolling dunes was a dream (one I didn't even know I had) come true! 

Through the mountains - Morocco Part III

Waking up in Dar Lorkam, my first thought was that I can't believe I'm in Morocco, the second was, time for breakfast! The place was owned by a charming french lady who provided great service and fortunately for me, good food. We packed a picnic lunch and headed out in the morning, this time crossing the Tizi n'Tazazert towards Nkob. We drove through the mountains and were properly off roading it. At times I couldn't discern what was road and what was just random driving.

A day in Marrakech - Morocco Part I

I love the colours Morocco offers, earthy tones offset with metals and soft textures. We had one full day and didn't want to waste a minute of it! We wandered through the treasure laden souks buying trinkets and happily losing our way several times down it's many little paths, visited Maison de la Photographie, a gallery with a selection of truly captivating photos dating back to a time far before 1800s and finished the day watching the sun set over Jemaa el Fna, a square filled with life and activity.

Lucy and John's wedding

Lucy and John got married one beautifully bright Brighton day. I was so honoured and very excited to capture their big day and as you go through the pictures you'll see why! All the details that make for a great wedding were put together by this talented and creative couple. Now these guys know how to throw a wonderfully vintage, english country party! They asked me to specially mention the owners of Court Farm Gardens Barn & Vineyard, Howard and Jenny whose award winning champagne was well received!

Congratulations to this playful couple and I hope you enjoy the photos!

a love story in france...

A couple of years ago I had the pleasure to capturing a beautiful wedding deep in the french countryside. Andrew and Erica met 12 years ago whilst at university. I know them from when we worked towards our masters in Architecture a few years back. The bond between them is clear as day to anyone who knows them, Erica's calm waters compliments Andrew's playful fire so beautifully. They're one of those couples that give everyone hope.

paradise romance...

The day was cold and bright when Lydia, India, and I made our way to the location where we would spend the day. I'd seen it in pictures but the reality took my breath away; A fairy home tucked away in a city. Lydia found it through magic of her own keen spirit. She always seems to find the most beautiful spaces. Madeleine, the owner of the home, greeted us at the door with hugs and a bright energy. I knew immediately we were going to be great friends from our previous communication and from her warm energy that presented itself that morning.