My website is taking over my life and threatening to consume me.

websitescreenshotI’ve been making some changes over at abibansal.com. And as anyone who has had a personal website knows, one change leads to approximately 4000 more changes until before you know it you have a complete redesign and rebrand on your hands. I have changed my portfolio to reflect my editorial work and put in a wedding section for anyone who wants to view this stuff in a separate area.

I have spent about 5 days on this and I still have to put my about page up. Watch this space.

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My website is taking over my life and threatening to consume me.

Procrastination.

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Obviously, the week my website undergoes an enormous change (more on that later) and I am simultaneously working on 4 different projects with 3 different clients is an IDEAL time to stay up late and edit a bunch of images which didn’t make the cut. Isn’t it?

The top image of Donatella with the billowing skirt wasn’t initially what I had planned for this shoot- we actually grabbed the bit of fabric last minute off the back of the hair stylists door! I think it works though. I like the movement against the stillness and calm of the beach and far off horizon.

I am in the process of prepping for another location shoot happening this weekend and will attempt to vlog it, if I can! I will be back in this space soon with a mini fashion post (I hope!)

Procrastination.

What do you do all day?| Working from home series.

Happy Friday!  It is the end of the week and also the conclusion of my 3 part series I have put together about working from home. This video answers the burning question what I do all day when I am not at meetings or shoots and gives a bit of insight into my planning process so I stay organised. And yes, I do use a paper planner!

What do you do all day?| Working from home series.

My Philosophy on (shooting) Weddings.

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Simon & Sam’s Wedding at the Hare & Hounds Hotel, Tetbury.

I have always considered myself a portrait and fashion photographer. I absorb fashion magazines, runway shows, behind the scenes Youtube videos and models Instagrams just as much as I follow street style blogs and obsessively subscribe to projects like Humans of New York. I aspire for my work to be in the magazines and in the style blogs I love so much. For me, there has always been a clear place for my work. Continue reading “My Philosophy on (shooting) Weddings.”

My Philosophy on (shooting) Weddings.

Photoshoot Fail

I don’t like it when things don’t go to plan. Especially when those things are my work. I was the victim of a major fail this weekend and I managed to capture it on video-

Join me on a location photoshoot where technical (camera) issues with the main AND the backup camera meant we couldn’t shoot anything. The circumstances were out of our control and although it wasn’t anyone’s fault, you can see from this video that I felt more responsible than I let on. We have been able to reshedule so hopefully that beautiful setting won’t go to waste for a second week!
Today’s team:
Photographer: Abi “Camera Fail” Bansal- abibansal.com @mizzban
Model: Donatella Pegler (instagram: @donatellamodel)
Hair: Jodie Austen @peachystylist
MUA: Sophie Moore @SophieMooreMUA
Honourable thanks to Mr Jo for driving us and his endless patience!
Photoshoot Fail