Posts tagged Buckinghamshire
Vanessa Louise - Trust Vanessa - Personal Branding Photography in Henley, Buckinghamshire

Vanessa Louise is a shining light! Mentor, Speaker and Hay House Author working with women globally, challenging them to trust their own inner guidance, discover their inner beauty and live their best life. It was such a pleasure to photograph her earlier in 2015 during her re-brand - and what a fun time we had!

You can check out Vanessas website and learn more about her here, and you can buy her beautiful book Butterfly Whispers: One Moment, One Thought Can Change Your Day over on Amazon here.

Re-branding soon or eager to update the photographs you're using in your business? Send me an email at becky@beckyrui.com and let's speak!

I have limited availability in the UK before I head to Sydney in January, so do get in touch asap to secure your shoot!

Anna on Film - Personal Work

It's my beautiful sister Anna's 21st Birthday today! Happy birthday Anna!

I have had these photos for a few months and thought it would be nice to share.

When I usually try to take a photo of Anna, she pulls a face and it can be hard to get a nice normal shot of what she actually looks like, so I was really happy with these! I don't mind face pulling, because it's what she feels like doing, and it's her! But it is nice to have a few straight ones.

I loved that she let me capture these, because they tell a story to me about this time in her life, the people she'd just met, the experiences she'd had and it was, and still is, a time of big transformation.

I am so privileged and grateful to have my beautiful Anna in our world, she is such a kind, sweet, compassionate soul, and SO much fun, crazy girl! xx

This one afternoon she was out writing, and I drove over to come and hang out with her.

She had not long returned from her trip to India where she'd been working on an eco-farm in the foot-hills of the Himalayas. She had had the most incredible time, and read aloud to me from her journal...

Descriptions of wild monkeys, sacred mountain-top temples, new friends, leopards in the forest, so many children on the street, the mountain people and the most incredible views seemed a million miles from sitting here, that grey day.

 

All images on Kodak Gold 200 dev/scanned by UK Film Lab.

West Wycombe on Film - Personal Work

Every time I take a trip abroad for work or fun, I make sure I get out to explore and shoot some personal work. To me, it's always so inspiring to be somewhere different.

It fascinates me though, that the things I find interesting to photograph or see beauty in when I am away from home, are usually not exciting or of interest to the people who live there. It's just normal and every-day to them.

It reminded me that there is so much beauty in the places that I also see as normal or take for granted, in the Buckinghamshire countryside. When I share photos from London or pretty countryside villages near me on Instagram etc, I sometimes see comments from my overseas friends about how quaint and cute it all is... Each of our counties in the UK has it's own look and feel, but overall is so different to other parts of the world.

So on one rare sunny Sunday afternoon in March I decided to pop down to West Wycombe, a pretty little town on the outskirts of High Wycombe, Bucks to shoot some personal work.

I also wanted to test some Ektar film as I hadn't used this stock before and wanted to see how it looked before my trip to LA, where I planned to shoot a lot of film! I think the contrasty blue and red tones of this film gives an interesting look to the reds of the old bricks and all the details in this little town, so it was a nice location for it! Theres something about the high contrast of this film type too, that I feel enhances the freshness and colour of a sunny Spring day!

This town is so old and pretty and only a 5 minute drive from where I live! Theres lot's of gorgeous old houses and shops, TINY front doors which seem ridiculously small, and interesting quirks and details.

It's a narrow high-street, yet so much traffic passes through this main route. It's a shame because it feels like it deserves peace and quiet, not big lorries and backed up traffic! But at the same time it means that so many people get to enjoy it as they pass through!

It was lovely to spend some time here that day and capture some of the beauty I see here, and remember how lucky I am to be so close!

These were shot on Ektar film, processed by the UK Film Lab.

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