Monthly Archives: January 2015
Venus Women Awards National Finals 2015. The awards took place at the lovely Hand Picked Audleys Wood Hotel Basingstoke. Audleys Wood is a very impressive venue one I have had the pleasure at photographing at on many occasions before corporate events and weddings but today found myself enjoying the hotel as a quest rather than a professional photographer. So today was the national finals which was a exclusive brunch with winners from each region coming together and celebrating, with the added excitement of awards for the overall winners for each category being crowned National Finalist. The room was packed with the most impressive business women from each region which it was a great pleasure to have so many people come together to celebrate Women in Business. There were some very touching stories from the day and had to hold back a few tears but hopefully together we can make a difference in the future. So people were making speeches today and thanking teams and loved ones and it got me thinking what would be my favourite quote to share and one sprung straight to mind so here my quote for the day;
“Here’s to the crazy one, the misfits the rebels,the troublemakers the round pegs in the square holes the ones that see things differently. They’re not fond of rules and they have no respect for the status quo. you can quote them, disagree with them, glorify them or verify them. About the only thing you can’t not do is ignore them. Because the change things. They imagine. They invent. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race forward maybe they have to be crazy…. How else can you stare at a empty canvas and see a work or art? or sit in silence and hear a song thats never been written? or gazed a red planet and see a laboratory on wheel?… and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius because the people crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones that do” (Steve jobs/apple).
The very gorgeous Tara Howard the founder of the awards has really put the Venus Women Awards on the map and hosted the awards today a fantastic day, really looking forward to seeing what happens in the future. So I won Venus Awards for Home Based Business for Southampton and has the pleasure of being joined by 7 other great home-based business in other regions. Not taking home the National Home-based business award but a very well deserved Kerry from Stand up Marketing, Charity Chuckle went home with this award today. However it was really nice to meet my fellow Home-based business winners from different regions and hopefully we will all work together in the near future.
Well on a little bit of a bias note supporting the girls from Southampton a huge congratulations to the lovely Katy The Pink Party Box Company and Pam from Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity on winning a National Finalist Award so brilliant I could not help myself and take pictures and join in being a photographer. So due to having ants in my pants and my professional camera in my handbag I had to take pictures from today sorry professional Venus Award Photographer it’s just a bug can not help it, love taking pictures so here is a selection of photographs from the day celebrating all those amazing business women out there involved in Venus Awards 2014/2015. I have supported the Venus Awards as a photographer for the last three years so nice this year to have a break look forward to being apart of the Venus Women’s Award team next year.
If you need a photographer to support your business feel free to get in touch look forward to hearing from you
Hampshire Wedding Photographer Kimberley Garrod Showcase 2014.
What a blast 2014 Wedding Season has been.
So the wedding season 2014 has now come to a end what a great year full of lots of love and happiness. I have had so much fun this year being a wedding photographer this year “best job ever”. Really looking forward to being apart of many more weddings in 2015 with some very exciting weddings already booked in my diary to include France, Jersey and Isles of Scillies to name a few not to mention first friends wedding photographing next year as well.
On a personal note not to be two cliche but this year I married my best friend in June and had a great time getting married and enjoying being on the other-side of the camera. Very strange however to be a Bride myself but loved every minute of it wish I could live the day all over again but I guess that is where the photographs come into it and a huge thank you to my friend Emma who took the challenge to be our wedding photographer she did a great job. Also this year was short listed for over 3 awards took home Venus Business Woman Award for home Based Business and also to top the year off went home with Wedding Industry Award for Best Wedding Photographer Regional Finalist for London and South East what a year it has been I wonder what 2015 has in store.
So here is a few images to celebrate 2014 wedding season a showcase if you wish of my lovely couples from 2014 to hard to include all the images so a couple from each wedding. For more images please check out the new wedding gallery on my main menu options page.
Only fair to start the first picture off with me and my wedding and honeymoon trip.
Looking forward to the 2015 wedding season.
Hong Kong Wedding Photographer Kimberley Garrod. I am based in the UK however now cover Hong Kong as a destination in my portfolio.
Feel free to get in touch if you are in Hong Kong getting married or in UK going to Hong Kong or any of the above. There are so many opportunities around Hong Kong for really creative wedding photography shoots. I have a modern contemporary take on wedding photography which is very natural fun and in the moment photography. I recently spent some time in Hong Kong and have gained knowledge of all the best places to photograph and really capture your personality and style in your wedding photographs.I have a huge range of wedding albums and you can really create bespoke albums to your style colour, material etc rather than having a wedding album the same as everyone else your album will be a complete one off. I have 100″s of ideas ready to go for my Hong Kong clients really looking forward to photographing a full wedding in Hong Kong. So feel free to get in touch really look forward to hearing about your wedding plans. Below are a few wedding photographs from Kowloon wedding.