Maternity photo shoot – Emotions in autumn

I was very happy to meet Shany, a lovely mum-to be, a few weeks ago. We had a very pleasant photo shoot at Port Meadow, in Oxford, enjoying the sun close to its decline, its gold light, and the magic of the yellow leaves. We couldn’t have asked for a better weather, and Shany faced the cold to happily show her beautiful belly to the camera. I want to thank her so much for the feelings shared with me, and also for letting me show you these sweet photographs.

©2015 Flavia Catena

DSC_1740-1blogDSC_1851-1blogDSC_1977-1blogDSC_1915-1blogDSC_2051-1blog

Advertisements

Autumn leaves

“Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love – that makes life and nature harmonise. The birds are consulting about their migrations, the trees are putting on the hectic or the pallid hues of decay, and begin to strew the ground, that one’s very footsteps may not disturb the repose of earth and air, while they give us a scent that is a perfect anodyne to the restless spirit. Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.” George Eliot

©2015 Flavia Catena

DSC_1640-1blogDSC_1631-1blogDSC_1648-1blogDSC_1659-1blogDSC_1672-1blogDSC_1670-1blogDSC_1693-1blog

Inés & Felix – A colorful and joyful wedding in Oxford

Here I am, finally back, after a long month (oh wow, having a look at the calendar, actually I should say two months!) of editing my clients’ photographs and working on personal projects (lots to come).

Today I want to show you a selection of pictures from Inés and Felix’s wedding. It was really a great day, from the morning when I captured the laughs and the excitement of Inés, her bridesmaids and parents, to the ceremony of course (some sweet tears were dropping down), and to the reception at the Cherwell Boathouse in Oxford. Trees’ leaves were already turning to red and yellow, Inés and Felix surprised everybody arriving to the restaurant by punt and were welcomed by a deluge of pink petals, friends and families coming from all over Europe, a big fabric heart with their name on it, and then cakes, cakes again and English tea. This without mentioning romantic decorations, live music and all that contagious happiness.

Thank you Inés and Felix for letting me be part of it, and again congratulations!

©2015 Flavia Catena

DSC_5221-1 copiaDSC_5296-1 copiaDSC_5300-1 copiaDSC_5388-1 copiaDSC_5659-1 copiaDSC_5672-1 copiaDSC_5683-1 copiaUntitled-1DSC_5979-1 copiaDSC_6057-1 copiaDSC_6062-1 copiaDSC_6110-1 copiaDSC_6249-1 copiaDSC_6264-1 copiaUntitled-2DSC_6294-1 copiaDSC_6267-1 copiaDSC_6385-1 copiaDSC_6434-1 copiaDSC_6497-1 copiaDSC_6604-1 copiaDSC_6345-1 copiaDSC_7331-1 copiaDSC_7351-1 copia