England's Lionesses for Nike

Asking athletes who train for living to train for the camera can sometimes be difficult and not all of them want to play ball.

These ladies however were all in good spirits having just been chosen for the England squad so we had a jolly ol' day producing a lovely set of images for Nike.

Izzy Christiansen of Manchester City

Izzy Christiansen of Manchester City

Karen Carney of Chelsea

Karen Carney of Chelsea

Fran Kirby of Chelsea

Fran Kirby of Chelsea

Lucy Bronze of Manchester City

Lucy Bronze of Manchester City

Toni Duggan of Manchester City

Toni Duggan of Manchester City

Steph Houghton MBE of Manchester City

Steph Houghton MBE of Manchester City

Jordan Nobbs of Arsenal

Jordan Nobbs of Arsenal

Jill Scott of Manchester City

Jill Scott of Manchester City

Ellen White of Birmingham

Ellen White of Birmingham

Busy Start to 2016

I usually look forward to January as for the past 3 years it's been a bit of a rest month as most companies tighten their budgets and leave the poor ol freelancers scratching around. But I'll have to wait for my rest as the diary has been full since Christmas and doesn't look like slowing up as we fly in to February!

The year started well when Playstation announced they were launching their "Every Gamers Adventure" campaign and yet again I got to stand this close to the greatest trophy on Earth, The Emirates FA Cup.

Nike ran a Women's Week all over London in some amazing venues including Barry's Bootcamp where I did all I could to convince their master trainers that I was just too busy snapping to take part.......then I went to Costa coffee and had some cake.

I was commissioned by Bidvest 3663 to cover their annual awards ceremony and don't they all look very professional? Luckily for them, the images of the after show party with Scott Mills are safely hidden behind a password in my client area!

I've spent many night's in the Ministry of Sound but never quite like this where the girls were calming down at the end of the day with smooth house beats and a yoga class. Plus, being as I was working for Nike they couldn't tell me to bog off like in the old days!

My weekends were once again filled up covering editorial football for The Press Association

Heung Min Son was genuinely pleased to have beaten Tottenham Hotspur teammate Tom Carroll in a smoothie making competition during a project to promote healthy living in the Haringey area. Imagine how happy he would be if they ever actually won a trophy!? (sorry, couldn't help myself)

Nike's Women's Week ended at The Royal Horticulture Halls in Pimlico and many athletes attended including Perri Shakes-Drayton shown here encouraging a participant with Master Trainer Faisal

Another Nike Month

My diary was full again last month with Nike being the first on the phone to make the bookings. They'd been busy organising a week long FootballX event in the heart of London, building a 2 aside pitch on the middle floor of their NikeTown store in Oxford Circus and with their women's 10K run fast approaching we've been working together to capture many of the promotions they've arranged for their social media channels.

Getting to Old Spitalfields Market before the stall holders to set up a remote camera in the roof was definitely worth it to capture this angle of a huge aerobics class.

Getting to Old Spitalfields Market before the stall holders to set up a remote camera in the roof was definitely worth it to capture this angle of a huge aerobics class.

The caged pitch in NikeTown gave me great access to capture action and emotion during the FootballX event

The caged pitch in NikeTown gave me great access to capture action and emotion during the FootballX event

A studio portrait of athletes preparing for the Nike 10K run during a workout at Frame fitness studios in Shoreditch

A studio portrait of athletes preparing for the Nike 10K run during a workout at Frame fitness studios in Shoreditch

Hip Hop duo Krept and Konan tested the capabilities of the NikeTown structure with hundreds of fans turning out to see them perform live......they were very loud.

Hip Hop duo Krept and Konan tested the capabilities of the NikeTown structure with hundreds of fans turning out to see them perform live......they were very loud.

Hundreds of women descended on St Paul's in London during the Longest warm up before the 10K event on June 21st

Hundreds of women descended on St Paul's in London during the Longest warm up before the 10K event on June 21st

Competitors from all teams gave it their all during the 3 minute matches which took place at NikeTown, London and were watched by thousands of excited shoppers

Competitors from all teams gave it their all during the 3 minute matches which took place at NikeTown, London and were watched by thousands of excited shoppers

I was commissioned by Getty Images for all Nike events.