Thursday, 23 May 2013

Alexandra Muse

My name is Alexandra Muse and I have just turned 22 years old. I graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University back in 2012 with a 2:1 in Contemporary Art Practices. I love thinking of new and exciting photo shoots and usually aim for things completely out of the norm. Below are a few of my photographs taken from my A Level photography exam and also from my final exhibition from university. 

I have now set up my own photography business and I am focusing on portraitures. I absolutely love my job and wouldn't change it for the world.

I like to think my portraits are different to your average family photographer. I always try to stay clear from plain black or white backdrops and try to give my customers something beautiful they can treasure forever. With the use of antique props, stunning scenery and a creative flow my photography is constantly growing. 

It's a slow start beginning your own business especially with the world of photography changing so drastically every day but it's definitely a career for passionate people who know never to give up. 

All images and text copyright of Alexandra Muse.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

So until this morning I hadn't heard of the Liebster Award until the lovely Bex nominated me -

I still don't really fully understand the award but I'm still pleased to be nominated! 

So anyway, here are the rules:

- List 11 random facts about yourself

- Answer the 11 questions which are given to you by your nominator

- Ask 11 new questions for all the bloggers that you nominate to win the award

- Nominate 9 bloggers with less than 200 followers to win the award

- Go to each of the blogger's pages to let them know about their nomination

- Thank the blogger who nominated you by mentioning them and link it back to their blog on your post 

11 random facts about me:

- Even though I am a Photographer and I love my job, I would love to be a Police woman. (Maybe I just like the idea of having a bit of power!)

- I finally passed my driving test on my 5th attempt & got a minor on one of my tests for stalling because my leg was shaking so much from nerves!

- I am an extremely nervous person.

- I'm scared of the dark.

- I'm a vegetarian.

- Sometimes I think I love animals more than people.

- I once got my mum to pull over on an extremely busy road to college to save a pigeon who had flown through a wire fence and had gotten itself stuck. I was late for my first lesson and my Media tutor didn't believe my excuse!

- I don't like having my face covered by anything.

- After school when I was in year 5, I begged my mum for an ice lolly from the ice cream man. We then walked to the park with our lollies where I fell from the monkey bars and broke my leg because my hands were so slippy from the lolly melting!

- I barely did any work for my first 2 years of uni and went to probably no more than 10 lectures throughout the entire 2 years!

- As much as I used to hate being at school, I'd give anything to re-live those years with the best of friends!

11 Questions for me to answer from Bex:

1. Biggest beauty disaster
Probably has to be the biggest spot ever to be seen on my face which popped up just a few days before my graduation! It was one of those that literally took over half my cheek, went bright red and was so painful! Thankfully as graduation came, it went down after putting every type of spot cream possible on it!

2. Most loved beauty product
Probably my red lipstick at the moment. I like how it looks with my bright blonde hair sometimes!

3. If you could look like any celebrity, who would it be?
I absolutely fell in love with Daphne Groeneveld from a previous Dior advert. She was so beautiful and adorable in the advert but I must admit that throughout her other work she hasn't looked as great as she did for Dior! 

4. Favourite song
One of my favourite songs at the moment is Pompeii by Bastille.

5. Lipstick or mascara
Mascara - you can't see my eyelashes without it!

6. Country you’d most like to visit
Australia or Thailand... Or go on safari in Africa!

7. If you were on a desert island and could only have three beauty products, what would they be?
My Clinique 3-step system, Mascara and deodorant! (Does deodorant count?! Haha)

8. Favourite high street shop

9. Would you rather have your own personal makeup artist every morning or a personal hair stylist
Hair stylist definitely.

10. If you could only live off one meal, what would it be
Oooh tricky, hmm... I'm loving quorn spag-bol at the moment so that would be my answer for now!

11. Favourite city in England?
Anywhere in Devon! I adore Devon. Although I think there is actually only 2 cities in Devon?! My Geography is shocking!

I've tried to get a good selection of blogs to nominate so the 9 blogs I nominated are:

Heather - 

Rita -

Sarah -

Yolanda -

Mary & Lindsey Stackhouse -

Chloe -

Chloe -

Louisa -

Rebecca -

My questions for my 9 nominees:

1. If you could go back to one moment in your life, what would it be and why?

2. If you were told you could buy any one thing in the world, what would it be?

3. What era would you most like to live in & why?

4. Do you have to look good to feel good?

5. Sweets or chocolate?

6. Is jewelry a necessity to you?

7. What is the most money you have ever spend on a pair of shoes?

8. Have you ever made anything you are proud of? If so, what?

9. Your proudest moment in life?

10. What is your favorite thing to do on your days off?

11. Your one true love?

Monday, 25 February 2013

Just a few photographs I took the other day whilst on a walk, nothing special but I liked the small details in the trees, especially the winding roots! I also just enjoyed editing them with my new Florabella Photoshop actions! If you haven't heard of Florabella, their website or Facebook page is definitely worth a look.

I also tried my hand at a couple of self portraits! 

For one of my Christmas presents, my amazing boyfriend took me to London to watch Shrek the Musical at Drury Lane Theatre, as well as taking me to dinner at The Savoy Grill (Gordon Ramsay's restaurant!) The whole weekend was absolutely amazing & I finally got to go to Madame Tussauds! Oh and not only did he take me to see Shrek, he booked us our own little booth to watch the play! Couldn't of been more perfect! 

We also found a little market in Greenwich where we found a couple of little bargins!

We also had a little trip to Brugge last weekend which was a lovely little break. Bought some delicious chocolates and went on a horse and trap ride!

First blog post of 2013! I've completely abandoned my blog again recently but I have missed it quite a bit!
I'm now working for a photography company who take family portraits of people in the comfort of their own homes. It's going well so far and I'm enjoying it so that's all that matters. Although I am saving my pennies to hopefully start my own little business and have my own studio one day which I would love! Scary to think I could be working for myself in a year or so though. Here's a few of my photographs I've taken whilst working for the company. 
None of these photo's have been edited by me, everything is done through the editors of the company.