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
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.
Whatever the occasion this summer albeit your prom, graduation or just your birthday why not capture those memories with your friends forever before you go your separate ways to college or Uni. For just £100 you can have an hour long location photo shoot and each receive a disc of photos to keep, this special price is for groups of up to 10. I am happy to do more than 10 at an additional cost of £10 per person.
Your location portrait shoot can take place at the location of your choice, either before or en route to your prom dressed in all your finery.
or a more relaxed shoot on the beach.
Either way you will have a great time with your friends and have a lovely set of photos to look back on for years to come. This idea is also a great alternative as a birthday party, each guest will receive a disc with this special offer.
The end of October saw the launch of beach Weddings Bournemouth, a very exiting new service allowing couples to legally marry on the beach for the first time in this country. The venue has been featured on ITVs Daybreak this week.
The licence was finally approved for wedding ceremonys to take place on Bournemouth beach, the first licensed beach venue in the UK. This is a really exiting new option for couples looking for something a little bit different and as a photographer I can’t wait, especially as I am one of the recommended photographers for the new venue.
Congratulations to Ricky and Jemma who got married at the Hallmark Hotel in Bournemouth on the 11th June . Here are some highlights of their wedding….enjoy!
Ricky and Jemma don’t come from this part of the world but decided quite rightly it would be a lovely place to get married so they shipped all their friends and family in from Daventry and all over England to stay at the Hallmark Hotel and celebrate their wedding with them. (more…)