It has been a wonderful year of babies in 2013, it has been a pleasure to photograph each and every one, I am so lucky to be doing this job, who would pass by the opportunity for newborn cuddles, as my children are 19 and 21 this is a distant memory for me. I just wish newborn photography had been around then as it is for young families today. Babies grow so quickly and it is so important to capture these fleeting days of purity as a newborn. I hope to photograph many more beauties in 2014, I wish you all a happy New Year. I hope you enjoy the slideshow.
Well what a year 2013 has been, it never ceases to amaze me the amount of wonderful venues that are available to us here in Dorset, 2 amazing first for me this year were Highcliffe Castle and The Italian Villa.
I have met some incredible couples this year, ending the year with 2 couples in their 60′s and 70′s, it is still lovely to see love blossom whatever the age.
I have put together a video of some of the couples I have had the pleasure and honour (and it truly is) of photographing this year I hope you enjoy.
Happy New Year to you all and I wish everyone of you a healthy happy 2014.
Book in to the Autumn Location Portrait Shoot day down at Coy Pond in Bournemouth on Saturday the 19th October. A great alternative to a formal studio shoot. Stunning natural photos set against the beautiful backdrop of the autumn colours.
Available for individuals, couples or families.great oppertunity to get that family portrait you have been putting off, a great Christmas present, or bring some Christmas hats and jumpers for that special Christmas card or newsletter photo!
I will be running sessions every half an hour throughout the day. Sessions will be 30 minutes for £30 or £50 for an hour (payment due on the day) images will then be edited and uploaded to my online passworded gallery for you to choose prints or digital files. Galleries will be live for 2 weeks only, payment due at time of ordering. Groups of 6 people max for 30 minute shoots or 10 for an hour shoot. If it rains the shoot will be postponed until Sat 26th October.
- Digital files available to buy for just £10 each (emailed).
- Choose 10 digital files on disc for £75
- Choose 20 digital files on disc for £125
- Can’t choose? ….All edited digital files on disc £150
- Prints available for £10 for 10×8, £7.50 for 7×5 plus £3.50 P&P
- Print packages available 2 x 10×8, 5 x 7×5 £50 plus £3.50 p&p
- 12 x 16 Canvas £75
I have been doing baby photography with babies of all ages for a long time usually in their own homes but I have finally opened my very own home studio. I can now photograph babies from birth to crawling and beyond in a comfortable space with the right lighting and props, I can still however come to you if you prefer.
Newborn babies under 2 weeks old are usually very sleepy and quite happy to pose beautifully, blissfully unaware. I have a magical tip which is to use a hairdryer gently on baby which keeps them warm and they are instantly settled by the white noise. I have a selection of baskets and blankets and obviously the beautiful hats, can’t forget the hats. Baby is photographed naked which for a newborn baby is the most natural thing ever.
I allow up to 3-4 hours for a shoot so if you need to spend and hour feeding and settling baby you won’t feel rushed, you can just enjoy a cup of tea and a natter.
My usual price is £150 for the session with 10 edited high resolution photographs on a disc, however for November and December I am charging a launch price of just £100 which is incredibly good value for money.
I offer gift vouchers if you want to buy a present for someone leaving work or for a baby shower gift.
Book in early to avoid disappointment as there are limited slots available at this Knock down price.
Last week I was asked to photograph my first traditional Jewish Wedding. It was a great experience, full of tradition and realy good fun, these people truly know how to have a great time.
The ceremony takes place under a Chuppa which symbolises the home created and shared by the newlyweds.
Firstly is the Bedeken Ceremony which takes place privately in front of immediate family only, the groom places the veil over the brides face after checking he is marrying the right bride!
David and the Rabbi Pete Tobias share a joke whilst waiting for Olivia to arrive.
Following her entrance into the Chuppah the bride then circles the groom 7 times, known as Hakafot this indicates that their lives will be forever entwined.
The exchange of the rings is an important part of every wedding ceremony, in a Jewish ceremony the rings are placed on the right hand index finger.
The Ketubah is the beautiful handcrafted marriage contract which is written in both Hebrew and English and declares the equal commitment of both the husband and wife.
The Shevra Brachot are then recited over a shared goblet of wine which seals the marriage union. The end of the ceremony is marked by the breaking of a glass under the grooms foot which recalls the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem by the Romans.
Following the blessings the whole party take to the dance floor for in this case 10 minutes of crazy Israeli dancing, as I say these people reaaly know how to have fun, this ends with the brides and groom being lifted on chairs by the guests.
This was an amazing experience for me as a Wedding Photographer and a real lesson in history and tradition.
I wish Olivia and David all the best in their married lives together with daughter Sophia (what a star she was too!)