NEWS – Alicia wins top award in Australia!

The C.O.W’s want to congratulate one of the Herd on an amazing top award!

Congratulations to Alicia Adamopoulos on her amazing win;

2012 Queensland Landscape Photographer of the Year


2012 Queensland Illustrative Photographer of the Year!

Well done Alicia

Weddings – Chris Arnold, Palm Springs with “A Viceroy Hotel wedding”

Chris Arnold photographed this beautiful, classy Palm Springs Viceroy Hotel wedding, which has the most unusual interior decoration, it’s fantastic!


Maternity – Debra Larsen Weisheit, Florida and “Christina & Brian”

While a lot of the Herd photograph amazing newborn images, some of us also love to photograph the baby before it arrives!

Check out this gorgeous sexy maternity session by Debra Weisheit in Florida.

“They met while working as lifeguards in New Jersey, and came to Florida to get married and start their life and business together down here.  She has a degree in Photojournalism and worked for newspapers, but loves teaching swimming to little kids more.  They are unbelievably cute together!!  They chose not to know what the sex of the baby is, so that it can be a surprise for them!  The baby’s room is decorated in yellows and greens and in a matter of a week or two we are going to be photographing this very special, brand new little person.”

What did they have Debra?!

Check out more of Debra’s work at her blog and website.

Engagement – Danielle Richards, NJ & NYC and “Some LGBT Engagements”

Love is love, whether between a man and a woman or a couple of the same sex.

Danielle Richards, who photographs weddings throughout the New Jersey and New York area, has captured these gorgeous images of people in love, with more on her blog.

Danielle’s website

Weddings – Teri Murakami, England and ‘A Rhinefield House Winter Wedding’

Wow, these are some shoes….. ‘Vivenne Westwood’ no less, and beautifully photographed by Teri Murakami of Murakami Photography in England.

Rhinefield House in the New Forest is a magnificent country house, a Hampshire jewel. Catherine and Kevin had a mild winter’s day, allowing Teri and husband Dave to get out in the beautiful surroundings for portraits and groups. And what a Christmas tree to be married in front of!

Check out the rest of the images from this wedding at Teri’s blog and the rest of her beautiful work at her website.


Weddings – Britney Gardner, Portland & Long Island, & “Paul and Esther”

At the Herd, we love Britney. We love her photography husband Joe, and their ADORABLE boy Finn Danger (how cool is his name?!)

And of course, we love the work Britney and Joe produce. Like this Asian wedding, Paul & Esther. A December wedding in Long Island and Flushing, with amazing images of fun, laughter and love. Definitely turning loose on the art here!

Go see the whole wedding here.

NEWS – Another Herd baby

Congratulations Herd member Teddi Maull on the birth of her baby boy today!


ARTICLE – Newborn photography workshop review from babyME Photography Bristol, by Nikki McLeod Photography

As photographers, we are always learning, always pushing our knowledge and understanding to new levels. And when Herd members learn from other Herd members, it’s something special!

Nikki McLeod Photography from Scotland travelled to Bristol recently for a newborn photography workshop run by babyME and Melanie East Photography. Here is a review of this workshop;

“I have known Melanie for many years now, and have always loved her portrait work, to a point that I travelled to Bristol many years ago with my own son for portraits of him. When I heard that Melanie was finally going to be teaching newborn photography (a genre I am not too familiar with), I knew I would be learning from the best.

I flew down to Melanie’s brand spanking new studio in the Chew Valley and was blown away by the simplicity and freshness of the studio. It fits Melanie’s calm personality and any client wouldn’t fail to be impressed by this master photographer’s studio and work.

Along with a handful of other photographers from around the country, we listened in earnest to Melanie sharing her marketing and selling pointers, before learning about a newborn shoot, the props required and just how patience you need too!  Although I have photographed several newborns, mainly from my own brides, I have never known the best way to get the gorgeous sleepy newborn shots that Melanie excels at. Her advice was free-flowing and she was open to any question thrown at her.

After lunch, we had a visitor from adorable Finlay and his mum and dad. Finlay was our ‘model’ for the afternoon, and we saw first-hand the techniques required for a newborn shoot to be successful. Melanie worked her baby whisperer magic and soon we were all photographing Finlay who was sound asleep and looking ultra cute.

The different sets around the studio were used and all too soon, it was time to wrap up and ask any further questions.

I was so enthusiastic about carrying on with newborn photography with renewed vigour, my bank balance also took a knock with all the new props to buy for my studio but it was well worth it!

Any professional photographer looking to learn from the best would learn lots from Melanie.”

NEWS – the Herd welcomes a new ‘calf’ baby William

Many congratulations to Herd member Karen Ziemkowski and her husband Adrian on the birth of their baby boy William Ryan, today 18th June 2012 in Florida! Big brother Zachary will be pleased!

Weddings – Candice, Florida and “Babak & Sheena’s Coral Gables wedding”

This following wedding is totally worth drooling over……. Candice Cossel of Serendipity Studios have again blown us away with her work.

Babek & Sheena were married at Coral Gables Country Club, but had a ‘first look’ at Vizcaya Museum.

The ‘first look’ image is breath-taking, but just wait till you see the last image in this short selection; the daddy-daughter dance image will seriously pull on heartstrings….

It goes without saying that you HAVE to go look at the rest of the images from this wedding on Candice’s blog, but also get the hankies ready and go watch the video… Candice & Travis are truly beyond ordinary……