I very clearly remember the first time I met Cailin. It was a sunny Saturday in late summer in Oxford, and we’d both been sent to look after a book display by our employer Oxford University Press. As it turned out, most of the conference delegates were more interested in getting out in the sunshine during their breaks rather than browsing our books. (Surprise, surprise!) So instead of doing much work, Cailin and I enjoyed a great chat and found out we had a lot more than just work in common – we shared a love for travel, photography, food, and lots more! And so began our friendship.
Now six or so years on, I was delighted to have the chance to photograph Cailin and her boyfriend Jack, in one of their favourite parts of town – in Jericho. and then across to Port Meadow. And here are just a few favourite shots from the shoot.
Funnily enough, I thought I knew this part of Oxford very well having working there for a number of years, but we discovered some corners I’d never even noticed before! Just goes to show that there’s always something new to discover, so long as you you slow down and give yourself the opportunity to really look at the details. That’s most definitely one of the things I love most about photography.
Many thanks to Cailin and Jack who were a lot of fun to work with. Despite having never done a shoot like this before, they were both naturals in front of the camera, and very easy-going. And to finish, here are a few thoughts from Cailin:
“We really enjoyed our afternoon shoot with Lorna. She’s a true professional – spotting locations, offering helpful direction, and making us both feel natural. I would highly recommend getting in touch for your own shoot!”