Companhia das Culturas is a Sustainable and Organic Agriturism: 40 hectares of stone pines, cork oaks and carob trees, apricots and figs, olive oil and a vegetable garden, in the southeastern corner of the Algarve, on the neighborhood of Castro Marim Nature Reserve, 1,5km away from Praia Verde beach, 4km from the Historical village of Castro Marim and 6 km from the Nature Reserve of Ria Formosa.
Spring is well and truly here. Along with all these wonderful long days and sunshine comes a need to spring clean those pesky dark corners at home. In my house this also involves delving into my computer archive, and ensuring everything is filed efficiently for my work flow. Last week I found this batch of photos which used to have it's own section on my previous website.
This year I have teamed up with Montezuma's Chocolates to offer one lucky reader a fabulous prize.
We are giving away to one lucky couple a completely free wedding photography package plus a luxury chocolate hamper. If you are getting married in 2017 and you haven't got your photographer booked then you could be in with a chance of winning. Montezuma's is an innovative British chocolate company and and they have created the perfect chocolate hamper for you to indulge in before your special day.
The winner will be picked on 31st March 2017. So head over to the competition page to enter now >> https://www.juliatoms.com/2017-wedding-competition
*THE WINNER HAS BEEN NOTIFIED*
You may have noticed that I have been shouting about my new website and branding on social media recently.. I hope you have enjoyed browsing through my photography and do get in touch if you have a photography project in mind for the new year!
I recently had the pleasure of photographing the very talented Tasha from SPINDRIFT COLLECTIONS. She is a brittish born silversmith who now lives on the sunny east coast of Australia. We selected a soft colour palette for the background to match in with the branding of her company. I am now the proud owner of a number of different Spindrift pieces - my favourite being a silver ring with a piece of blue seagrass set into it that my boyfriend found on our local beach xx
Montezuma's are a company close to my heart as I have been photographing for them almost since they started out. With Father's Day fast approaching I thought I would highlight some of the products they are offering this year. The Chocolate Lager is a must - it is a sensation for the palette!
An absolutely stunning house I photographed alongside Sian Lewis (stylist and writer) for a magazine publication. The interior of this house blew me away and I loved hearing the provenance of all the industrial pieces that Darren repurposed and created for his home.
The English Home featured this house and it's owner (Darren from Reginald Ballum, Worthing) and it is now with Narratives Agency.
Ben and Edwina are both keen sailors and chose the coastal footpath between Itchenor and Rookwood for their engagement photos. We met up early on a sunday to avoid the crowds of walkers and also coincided our timings with the start of the RS200 open meetings to ensure there were lots of colourful sails and spinnakers in the background.
A portrait shoot with Holly Bassett for N200 one of her SUP sponsors (ranked 11th ISA World Championships Nicaragua 2014). The image below wasn't in the brief for the lifestyle shoot but it is my favourite image from the day. I love the perfect diagonal line of light against the beach hut. Holly Bassett ranked 11th ISA World Championships Nicaragua 2014.
A look into one of the beautiful houses I photographed (with Sian Lewis) in Portugal. This stunning property is a converted olive farm, and they will have the olive press in their huge loungehttp://www.companhiadasculturas.com/en/accomodation We are looking to feature this property in a magazine, so please get in touch with me, or with our agency Narratives to discuss terms.
Joe and Jennie had the most amazing wedding on the brow of a hill overlooking the stunning Eastbourne countryside. Joe the very talented groom handmade many of the woodwork details including all those apple crates. Jennie looked absolutely stunning and her bridesmaids and their dresses complimented the wedding perfectly. All the guests had a great day enjoying the garden games, barrels of refreshments and then the awesome band – who even had me dancing at one point. It was a thoroughly enjoyable day by all and I hope you enjoy looking through the photos from the day xx