I began messaging Roxy about a month ago, when she contacted me through Facebook after seeing one of my many desperate pleas for people to photograph. After making sure Roxy knew that I wasn’t a professional photographer, just a girl with a camera asking for anyone to practice on, and having a bit of a confidence wobble, we arranged to meet.

Roxy advised me that she runs an eco conscious lifestyle website, called The Eco Edit, where she blogs about ‘brands that do things differently, brands that support people, animals and the planet…’. I think what her website provides is absolutely amazing and I will definitely be looking at ways to participate in a more eco friendly lifestyle myself.

The pictures below were taken of Roxy and her adorable baby boy, Phoenix, when I met them for the first time a couple of weeks ago. I used Phil’s Nikon F100, as I was getting pretty frustrated manually focusing shots with my Olympus OM2n. Unfortunately, the ISO was set to 160 and I didn’t know how to change it to 400, so to me, some of the images are a little too overexposed for my liking. But despite that, I am really pleased with the outcome of the images, considering they were taken on a whim as some practice shots.  Film stock is Fujifilm Superia X-TRA 400, which I really like the look of, but maybe a bit too grainy for my liking. Which makes me really want to try some Portra 160…

I’d be very grateful of any feedback/constructive criticism on the photos, thank you 🙂

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