Tuesday, 28 September 2010

D is for divine photography

Ahh - spring. It brings out the blossoms, the sunshine, the warm people, the gorgeous stalls at poppyseed markets. So many lovely new designers each and every stall was packed with gorgeousness. I love all the unique and affordable handmade items. So lovely to provide an affordable alternative to the standard mass-produced items in malls and other large retail stores. We had such a great day and cant wait for the upcoming xmas markets. :)

I was so delighted to see Di from {D Images- Portraits by Deanna M} at poppyseed markets. I absolutely adore her work and I love all the pictures that she took of my little jedi's stall. Di is so passionate about photography and she is so lucky to have the opportunity to make her passion as her full time job! Travelling across Australia, UK and Europe, Di has taken so many gorgeous photographs which have expanded her knowledge about different cultures. Di’s portfolio is nothing short of spectacular so take a look at some of her fabulous work. {images below}.

I am so delighted to have Di as a part of our guest blogger, so here is her lovely story... xx

Tell us a little about YOU, the woman behind {D Images- Portraits by Deanna M}
I am a 26years old, passionate baby, children’s and family photographer. I love collecting happiness, smiles, love, life and energy. I love chocolate…a lot J and I have an obsession with buying handmade photography props.

When did you launch your business/website/blog?
Well I have been a professional photographer for 6 years but I launched my very own full time business D Images in 2008.

If you could describe your style in 3 words what would that be?
Fun, energetic and full of love!

What was your inspiration for starting your own business & who/what inspires your work?
People inspire me but in particular a little baby named Alfie changed everything for me. I believe Alfie gave me the confidence to run my own business and made me a full time baby/children’s photographer. He also won me a gold award in the baby portrait category with the SWPP (Society of wedding and portrait photographers) in the UK. He opened up my eyes to a love, a passion and a new chapter of my life. I photographed him and his family 2 days after I arrived in Scotland with my partner in 2008. We all laughed and cried with happiness the whole way through the session because he was just inspiring too us all. He was one of the most captivating babies still to this day I have ever met.

What is the most satisfying part of what you do?
I haven’t met a baby or child I didn’t think was perfect. Their skin and eyes are always just divine but most importantly my favourite moment everyday is being able to show my clients their photos, they just fall in love with there baby/children all over again and I am making that happen, how amazing is that!

What was the most rewarding thing that has happened in your career so far?
Every time I get a phone call or email from a parent that is so happy with their photos, its what keeps me going! It makes me what to be a better photographer and keeps me in a happy place on the inside; it’s the reward that keeps on giving!
But to pinpoint one rewarding moment I would say having a very old friend that now lives in Palma de Mallorca, Spain contact me and fly my partner and me to the island to photograph her family last year. It was the best working holiday I’ve ever had…{wow}

Can you tell us your favourite handmade item you have brought recently?
I love little headbands and props for my baby photo sessions and recently I purchased a tiny little newborn headband from “Summer Blossom”

What are your long-term goals for your business?
My long-term goals are very simple, I want to some how be able to manage my business and have a family at the same time without going crazy! Giving both avenues of my life the attention they both need!

What’s your day-to-day like?
I don’t ever have a set routine, but most days I’m up at 7:30am clean up the house a bit, get dressed and get set for a photo session by 9:30-10am. I normally spend around 2-3hours on my sessions in the clients’ home or on location, then back home to upload my work and start editing! In between I’m usually answering emails and phone calls from clients and picking up orders and dropping them off to clients. Of an evening I do design consultations with clients, which takes place in their homes, so some days I’m not getting into bed till very late but I wouldn’t change that for anything, I love my job :)

What is your favourite holiday destination?
Barcelona and Paris. I can’t decide between the two. There is so much beauty that surrounds you when you walk the streets. The people, the architecture, the whole atmosphere is inspiring in both these cities.

If you could be a super hero or cartoon character who would it be? (this one is just for s a bit of fun) hmmm.. I would have to say Ariel from Disney’s The Little Mermaid, because she gets the best of both worlds!


Thanks Di xx

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  1. What a delightful interview & wow, gorgeous photography indeed. Look at you at your stall, so pretty with all your lovely things. Love Posie

  2. stunning photography.....love her work, and your stall looked so sweet and full of gorgeousness xxx


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