Saturday, November 29

Shooting just for fun

Last weekend my daughter's friend came round and we went into the woods near our house to just have some fun with our cameras. What I love about Autumn/Winter - apart from all the gorgeous colours - is the fact that it is cold enough to wrap up in coats, gloves and hats. I was relegated to second shooter so that Faith could do most of the direction (with a little bit of guidance from me) and I think she did really well. Although she did let me do some direction of my own and these are a few of favourite shots from the day. All comments welcome...

Friday, November 21

Keeping it in the Family

I mentioned in an earlier post that Faith is planning to take Photography as one of her AS Courses next year. She wanted to start getting used to using a Digital SLR so she used our son, Max, as her "model". He is a hairdressing appentice, which explains the interesting hair! These are some of the shots that she liked. She will be taking some more shots of her friend this weekend and perhaps next time I can even get Faith to update the Blog.

Tuesday, November 18

Our Beautiful Daughter

This is Faith, our daughter, who is now 15 years old. She is planning to study Photography for her AS Levels next year and she was messing around with our old Canon SLR on Sunday, taking picture of Max (our son). I then took some pictures of her and here are some of my favourites. I will get hold of some of her images of Max and post them up as well.

Monday, November 17

Birthday - blogged by Iain

On Sunday, I was invited to take photos at a special birthday party. The birthday girl and her three sisters were together in one place for the first time in ages. It took a coordinated effort by their respective children to get them from their individual homes to the party venue and who knows when they will be able to do this again?

Despite their very respectable ages, these girls still had a twinkle in their eyes and a wicked sense of humour - enough to make us mere youngsters blush.

Kyle and Emma - blogged by Iain

On Saturday, I had an opportunity to shoot my nephew Kyle and his partner Emma. We visited a few of our regular locations - simply because they are on the doorstep. When I say doorstep, that's not an exageration... we went into the woods behind the house and then into the back garden! At this time of year, we were looking to get some of those wonderful Autumn colours. Kyle and I both like black and white images, so having captured some of those wonderful Autumn colours, I promptly got rid of them. Let me know what you think... keep the colour or go "arty"?

Saturday, November 15

Welcome baby Alfie

I had the absolute pleasure of being asked to take some photographs of Caroline & Julian's baby, Alfie. He is so gorgeous and only 3 weeks old. He managed really well with the session but seriously did not like being placed on his tummy. We were lucky enough to have really good weather on the day which provided some lovely natural light. Here are some of my faves from the day - all comments welcome.

Don't forget we have a Special Offer on "Newborn" sessions that is running until 10th December. Get in touch with me on 07595 044252 to find out more.

Monday, November 10

Winter Promotion - Free Baby Photo Sessions

We have a fantastic pre-Christmas promotion for all those new Mum's (& Dad's) out there. If you have recently had a baby we will do a photo shoot free of charge during any weekday (Monday to Friday) for the next 4 weeks. The promotion will run until 10th December which will give us enough time to process the prints before Christmas. The free photo shoot will include:
  • 60-90 minute session in November/December
  • 60-90 minute session once the baby can sit
  • 60-90 minute session once the baby can stand
  • 1 free 6x4 print from each session (this can be upgraded to a larger print for small fee)

So don't delay, get in touch with us as soon as possible to get a date booked. This is a fantastic opportunity to record those special moments that you will cherish forever. Please pass this news on to anyone you know who may have had a baby recently.


Phone: 07595 044252

Sunday, November 9

Second Photo Shoot of Thomas

I did a photo shoot of Thomas at the end of September and it was out of that photo shoot that I ended up with the image that won the Silver Award. During that session his Mum wanted an image of him supporting himself with his arms. I tried to get the image she wanted, but he just didn't have enough strength yet to support himself for very long. I said I would come back once he had a little more strengh in his upper body. I went back to do the second session yesterday and it reminded me of what a lovely little baby he is. He is now just over 4 months old and it is amazing how quickly they change. I spent about an hour with him and some of my favourites are below. I am looking forward to the next session which will take place once he is able to sit. I can't wait...

Monday, November 3

I Won a Silver Award

I have been a member of the SWPP & BIPP since January this year. Each month there is a competition that members can enter. I entered in three different categories in October and was awarded one Silver and two Bronzes. I was really pleased to be awarded a Silver with my first entry and I will certainly be looking for some images to enter in November. The first image below was awarded Silver and the other two were awarded Bronze. I really loved the first image as soon as I saw it so I am really pleased that it did so well. I'd love to receive your feedback or comments.

Happy 16th Birthday

I had the pleasure this week of doing a photo shoot for someone I have known since she was a little girl. Lauren and Faith (our daughter) attended the same school until they were in Year 4. They have stayed in touch since then although we don't see them (her family) as much since we moved to Sussex. Lauren has just celebrated her 16th birthday and I went along to do a photo shoot to mark the occasion. She has her own sense of style and I'm sure you will agree she looks stunning. Happy Birthday Lauren!