Posts tagged portra 400
Thailand on Film

About a month ago I headed to Thailand for a very last minute break. My sister, Anna and my best friend, Kate are both travelling South East Asia separately, and were going to be in Bangkok AT THE SAME TIME!

I thought how amazing it would be if they could get to see each other. And then Anna said, "you need to come out too!!!". I had already considered this, but had kind of stopped myself from thinking that could really be possible, for lots of reasons.

She sent me loads of direct messages on Instagram with different flights I could book to come out for a week, but something in me said that I shouldn't go... There was a voice that said no, this is their adventure and not for me... I shouldn't spend my money! I should stay in the UK and leave them to enjoy it.

But then I imagined what it would be like if I ACTUALLY saw them, how it would feel to get to cuddle them! To see them in real life and have a face to face conversation... I imagined what it might be like to be in Bangkok, absorbing the colour, the light, the smells, the people, the food, and the amazing PHOTOGRAPHY opportunities!

The idea filled me with excitement when I let myself go there, and I knew I had to make it happen. So on that Wednesday afternoon I booked my week-long trip and left on the Saturday!

Arriving in Bangkok and seeing my beautiful sister Anna at the airport was so exciting! I got to stay with her at a house-sitting work-away she was doing (looking after SEVEN CATS) in Lat Phrao, a more suburban area of Bangkok. It was really nice to stay in an area where we never saw tourists, and as Anna had already been there for about a month she introduced me to the people she knew at the local markets which was lovely! It was surreal jumping into her new life of travelling and getting to see a totally different way of living...

We explored lots of the city together, and I got to see Kate and her wonderful boyfriend Arthur lots of times too. I hadn't seen them for nine months!! It was so incredible and special to reunite!!

Anna and I travelled to Kanchanaburi for the last day and a half of my trip before returning to Bangkok. We got to see our Great Great Uncles grave at the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, which was a very special and humbling moment. It was very emotional to imagine what all those prisoners of war went through, so so far from home.

We also visited Erawan National Park, hiking up seven tiers of beautiful waterfalls, passing families, tourists and travellers playing and swimming in the natural pools which was absolutely stunning as you will see below. We swam there ourselves and it was awesome!!! Such a beautiful experience.

From my short week in Thailand I felt that this is a very special place... The people were so friendly and warm, the city was so full of life and colour. It's a country I would definitely like to return to for longer and really explore!

My year has been full and fantastic so far, with so many incredible photo-shoots and inspiring clients, but I know I had not been taking enough photos for myself. This trip, and Thailand gifted me such compelling and truly awesome scenes and moments to capture.

In many ways this was exactly what my soul had been craving, and I feel like the Universe aligned to make this possible, see my sisters, get some perspective and fill myself up creatively. Thank you Universe!

All frames below shot on 35mm Portra 400 film on Nikon F100, developed and scanned by the lovely people at UK Film Lab.

Hope you enjoy the photos! Prints are available to buy here!

To view the whole gallery and order prints, click here!

Amsterdam on Film - Personal Work

It was so good to finally visit Amsterdam back in March. It is such a beautiful place in so many ways.

My friend Luke and I travelled to see the band Haim play (they were amazing live!), and spent a few days exploring.

There were so many pretty bridges crossing the canals, bicycles everywhere (be careful where you walk!), gorgeous old terraced houses growing charmingly wonky with age, wooden shutters, and tulips of course! I was so happy wandering around with my camera and it was so inspiring to spend some time there.

Amsterdam is a lovely place to explore. We discovered so many museums and galleries, nice places to get food and live music at bars and pubs. It's a great place to just sit and people watch too.

It was so easy to get around by foot, and hard to get too lost! Loads of the places we wanted to see were within walking distance of each other. The people were so nice and friendly and I kind of felt like I was home!

I'd love to return for another trip - maybe at a time of year when it's a bit warmer! Hope you enjoy the photos!

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Fleur & Miguel Love Shoot

It was such a joy to work with gorgeous couple Fleur and Miguel back in June! Two of the nicest people you could meet, I loved capturing some special moments with them at one of my favourite settings local to us in Buckinghamshire.

I went to college with Fleur, so it was great to reconnect and hear about whats happened in her world since that time, to meet lovely Miguel and hear about their love story so far!

The weather was a bit crazy on the day of our shoot, and after waiting a little while for some torrential rain to pass we headed into this beautiful location and the sun came out for us! Yay!

I'm thrilled with what we created together, hope you enjoy the images! Thanks Fleur and Miguel!

All images captured on 35mm Portra 400 processed by the UK Film Lab.

When was the last time you had your portraits taken with your sweet? What would photos like this mean to you? Get in touch with me at becky@beckyrui.com and lets plan your Love Shoot!

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Photography in Branding - Sylvia Baldock Portraits

It was great to work with Sylvia back in May! Sylvia is an inspiring coach, trainer, speaker, workshop leader and now published author who works with entrepreneurs and businesses to unlock their hidden potential.

She's in the process of rebranding so it was fantastic to explore how she is moving forward and create some new portraits to reflect that and engage with the people she is looking to connect with as her business grows.

Because of the different ways she works with her clients, it was important to capture her in a variety of outfits and settings that would work well for different audiences and marketing materials, and keep things fresh and interesting!

We worked at a gorgeous country hotel that she often uses for meetings, and discussed the message she wanted to communicate with the photographs throughout the session, considering the settings around the hotel and the outfit choices as we went.

It is always so much fun getting excited with my clients, as we delve into what brings them joy through their work... Getting into the energy of success, empowerment and joy, bringing out and capturing the passion and excitement they have for what they do!

I've been thrilled to take part in her Personal Presence workshops this year, and Sylvias insight and expertise has been so powerful to me in my business, in understanding my values, gaining confidence in my personal brand and ultimately attracting more ideal clients.

It's so valuable to keep learning and investing in yourself as an entrepreneur, to grow and have a better understanding of yourself and the work you do, so that you can serve the world and your clients at your best. Sylvia is a great example of this.

She is also the regional director of the Athena Network in Bucks, which is how I came to know her over three years ago. It was wonderful to finally get her infront of the lens!

It was a really fun shoot, made even better with a glass of champagne!

I was so pleased to receive this testimonial from Sylvia after she had seen her images.

"Becky Rui is an exceptional photographer who sees beyond the lens into the heart of her subject.

She asks all the right questions to get to the real purpose of the photo shoot and then sets the scene to get the desired effect.

Becky is incredibly professional and her infectious enthusiasm makes the whole experience a delight from start to finish.

I am absolutely thrilled with the results and highly recommend Becky to capture the absolute essence of her subject"

I can't wait to see how she uses her new images!

How do the photos you're using in your branding right now make you feel?

Are you in the process of rebranding, or looking to update the photographs you're currently using in your business? Send me a message at becky@beckyrui.com and let's speak!

Behind the scenes on my Paris shoot!

It was so great to head back to shoot in Paris earlier this week... I love this beautiful city and it is always such an honour to get to travel to meet my clients at their dream locations!

I had such a fun day shooting with my beautiful client around some stunning settings (we are spoilt for choice in Paris!) and I'm so excited about the photographs we created!

Behind the scenes shot from my amazing shoot in   Paris   this week with beautiful client Kendall. Doesn't she look amazing! Hair and makeup by the lovely and talented  Allison Depriestre !

Behind the scenes shot from my amazing shoot in Paris this week with beautiful client Kendall. Doesn't she look amazing! Hair and makeup by the lovely and talented Allison Depriestre!

Heres a quick video I made after our time together.

Where would your dream photo shoot be? Where do you plan to travel this year? How would portraits of you taken in that location serve you?

I would love to join you there. Email me at becky@beckyrui.com and let's explore the possibilites!

Join us on the call tonight!

I'm so excited to be speaking on the Global Fab Friends call tonight! I love the virtual meetings every month and its such an honour to get to share with you tonight.

I will be talking about why photography is such an important part of your brand today, the types of images that are essential for todays woman entrepreneur with a lifestyle business, how to use your photographs to bring in more ideal clients, what you need to consider when choosing your photographer and how to prepare for your next photo-shoot!

The call is tonight at 8pm BST and you can sign up to join us right here: http://fabfriendsnetwork.com/global.html

If you're not able to make it, do sign up anyway as you will receive a recording of the call. Thanks so much and do share the link with your connections who may find this information useful, as they grow their businesses.

Looking forward to 'seeing' you there!