We visited the Temple of Heaven in Beijing early in the morning. I’d thought it was an urban legend that the Chinese go to the park to do early morning exercise, but it’s actually true. The park was so busy and it was lovely to see the local people coming together to exercise and socialise together.
So this last weekend I was lucky enough to be able to do a cakesmash photoshoot for this cute little boy for Sugar Queen, the amazing cake makers living here in Dubai. It’s interesting to see what these babies make of the cake and how they sometimes need encouragement to get stuck in to the smashing bit!
My friend asked me to do a cake smash photoshoot for her son’s first birthday. It was quite nerve wracking because she wanted to make and buy everything for it and because she is such a good friend, I wanted to get it right.
It all went according to plan and I had such good fun. I plan to do more cake smashes soon!
Over the summer, I was lucky enough to visit Vietnam. We decided to make this trip a photography tour and signed up to do some street photography courses. What an amazing time we had! Doing this kind of course allows you to visit parts of the country that tourists might not otherwise see and meet the real people who live there. In Ho Chi Minh City, we learned with Arnaud from Vietnam Photo Adventures and in stunning Hoi An, with Pieter from Hoi An Photo Walks. Both were excellent teachers with wonderful local knowledge. I can highly recommend a photowalk when you visit a new city, even if you don’t class yourself as a ‘photographer’!