The Little Dragons

Little Dragons | Happy Chinese New Year!

Chinese New Year is one of my favorite holidays as it’s very close to my heart and reminds me so much of my early years. As a child growing up in East London, I recall being part of a school that celebrated cultural diversity.  I remember clearly making decorations for my class and learning about the different animals and their significance in the Chinese New Year calendar. It’s amazing how some things stay with you. So on Sunday, I took the opportunity to go and see the parade starting in Trafalgar Square. As I walked around and watched, it was heart-warming to see so many people out celebrating together. People old and young of different religious and ethnic backgrounds joining forces to unite in joy and laughter. Seeing this, I couldn’t help but relate it to the current political climate and wonder what life will be like in a few months and years. I for one, know that I will do my best to show my children the world and the diverse cultures it has and the importance of embracing difference.  I feel this is the only way to build tolerance and respect for all. Anyway before I get carried away with my thoughts, here are a few snaps from a few hours of snapping. Love to hear your thoughts and comments.  

 

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Parm & Tej’s Wedding

Parm and Tej’s wedding always brings back a smile. I was second shooting for my friend Matt Badenoch Photography (www.mattbadenoch.com) and was covering the brides side for the day. It was a lovely summers day and the sun was shining bright. I arrived really early for the bridal prep. Had an amazing time with the family being part of their special day. Thank you Parm and Tej for allowing me access. Thank you Matt for the opportunity.

Venue: www.venuesoflondon.co.uk

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Jo & Mike’s wedding

Jo & Mike’s Wedding |Alrewas Hayes|  Staffordshire

I was asked to second shoot for a good friend of mine ( Ben Pollard Photographer :www.benjaminthephotographer.co.uk) The wedding was for Mike and Jo whose second shooter was pulled away sick. So I covered last minute. I covered the groom prep and followed the ceremony though out the day. Had a smashing time with Mike and the boys. Thank you to the lovely couple and their family and friends for allowing me to be part of something so special. Thank you Ben for giving me the space to do what I love.

Venue: http://alrewashayes.com/

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Jo & Mikes