WINK – Womens Institute New Konnections.
The WI is 100 years old this year and to celebrate my local branch (Rayleigh, Essex) threw a party at The Rayleigh Club Golf Resort. Just realised that sentence made it sound like i’m a member! I’m not. Unfortunately!
They refer to themselves as a ‘Modern WI’ so its not all jam and jerusalem, although there was a jam tasting contest. They filled the room and I was surprised by the amount of members they have. A great deal of effort went in from all involved making all kinds of goodies and organising prizes and entertainment which included dancers and a 60 piece choir! I enjoyed shooting for them (again) and it looked like everyone had a great time. Here’s to the next 100 years……..
WINK are a WI group that set up in Rayleigh, Essex around a year ago and this party was to celebrate that anniversary. They run as a charity so any event they organise is funded by themselves or donations, which makes it remarkable that they planned a grand event like this with three course meal, band, raffle, a rather excellent photo both 😉 and loads of guests. The event took place at the excellent Lords Golf & Country Club in Rayleigh.
I put my booth in a little corner and shot portraits as guests arrived and rolled out the props for later in the evening. As ever I spent the in between documenting the event and generally sneaking around getting some candid shots.
This blog contains a small selection of the work. To see all images please visit the following link where full resolution files can be downloaded: http://adobe.ly/1MVOn2B
Rachel Connelly will have copies of the images on CD’s that she will be giving out to members at the next WI meeting. Any questions drop me a mail.
An edit from the recent photo shoot organised by Katie Poole at The Lawn in Rochford.
Everything included was provided by local suppliers:
- Venue: The Lawn, Rochford
- All dresses provided by Turner & Pennell
- Makeup by Katie Poole
- Hair by Jennie Galgey
- Jewellery by PS with Love
- Flowers from Shrinking Violet
- Balloons provided by Balloon Power
The Zukie crew only went and got themselves into Selfridges! Jamie asked me to pop up there on a Saturday morning to document the occasion and I was confronted by an army of ‘Zukie Juniors’ and a real life celeb!
What is it they say about working with children? Try doing it in Selfridges! I definitely thought they were going to throw us out!
I was lucky enough to get a week in Kenya recently. I shot a wedding there and because mainly tourist operators fly to Mombassa it was cheaper to go for a week rather than a few days.
Anyway, the hotel that hosted the wedding asked me to shoot a couple of their apartments to update their website. Below are a selection of the shots.
If you are stuck for holiday ideas I highly recommend Watamu in Kenya, and Ocean Sports is one of the most relaxed hotels on a very relaxed beach. The unique thing about the place is that you can go for the paradise holiday but take a few days on Safari as well and capture the stunning beauty of Africa.
Bomber from Switch Skate Store runs a skate school on Sunday mornings in Leigh. It has grown a lot from the beginnings on the sea front and the crew and their pupils were asked to join the parade through Leigh broadway when the Christmas lights were switched on.