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Carve out some good times…

At this time of year, I usually find myself (and I can’t be alone) grumping about Halloween and what a scam it has become, but I finally get it. In the busy hullabaloo of daily life we all need something to look forward to, whether it’s a summer holiday, a birthday celebration, Christmas time shenanigans, or the newly included Halloween – a time to dress up, dress the house, invite friends round for a frightfully good time. A young couple sitting face to face at their dining room table armed with a carving kit and a pumpkin each, they each …

Waiting For My Portrait Subjects To Arrive

This morning I arrived early for my portrait session.  I sat in the car listening to Jake Bugg(I’m going to see him on Saturday night so I’m cramming his latest CD).  I looked out across the village green at Hutton Rudby and this was the scene looking back at me.  I sat for a while longer and with 30 mins to spare decided to become a landscape photographer.  How could I have not taken this image!  I focused on the bench with an aperture of f5.6(I wanted the bench to stand out and the trees to be blurry). Golden colour …

I love children’s portrait sessions…

it’s the not knowing how the shoot will end, it’s the not knowing if the shoot will start, it’s the head full of creative ideas that I may never use, it’s the going with the flow of the child in my viewfinder, it’s the fun I have from the seat of my pants, it’s knowing from the off who is the boss(it’s not me), it’s the laughs and the uncertainty, it’s the ups and downs, I’m a children’s entertainer, I’m an amateur child psychologist, I’m a creative with a camera, I’m a joker and a composer…    

Autumn Half Term Portrait Sessions…

I have 3 half term location sessions available for next week and once they are gone I’m fully booked.  If you’d like to take advantage of some beautiful local locations, get in touch and I can run through available time options.  It would cheer me and Ben up if you did…

Donna & Glenn // Wynyard Hall //

How long have you known each other? 12 years. We met when we were 16 How did you meet? A friend introduced us. We started talking on msn and then planned to meet up. Can you share your proposal story? We were in Manchester going to see Michael Buble in concert. Whilst getting ready in the hotel room Glenn got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. It was also the day we had our offer accepted on our first house. Which venues did you view before you settled on Your venue? Whinstone view, Headlam Hall, Rudby hall, …

I’m not a Ninja…

I’m 6ft tall with size 9 feet so I will definitely not be invisible on your wedding day, but what I will be is discreet, respectful and professional.  I know when to be amongst the action and when to be waiting on landings outside bedroom doors(not in a creepy way).  I know how weddings work and I continue to learn about people.  I can take shots over your shoulder and you won’t be aware that I’m there, I can also gather a group of family together and keep them entertained.  I will be watching and shooting images all day at …

Sam & Dan // Hunley Hall //

How long have you known each other? We’ve known each other 4 years. How did you meet? We met on a night out in Middlesbrough. Can you share your proposal story? Dan proposed on Christmas Eve first thing on the morning, it was the sweetest thing. He wanted to propose Christmas Day but I was working. Which venues did you view before you settled on Your venue? We viewed Treebridge and then Hunley Hall. We fell in love straight away, especially with the views! Although that didn’t turn out to well due to the misty day. What was the best …

Ben’s Autumn Portrait Session

So Ben turned up to my studio this morning at 9.55am prompt with his mum and on seeing me did an about turn and decided he’d like to leave(I didn’t take this personal).  I opened the doors and mum took Ben through to the sitting room area.  Within no time at all Ben was happy playing with the various jigsaws and stacking cups.  The whole session was styled for an Autumn outdoor location shoot, but mother nature decided she’d give us a 20 minute downpour.  I used this time to take a couple of shots in the studio, this gave …

Wedding Fayre Sunday…

This Sunday team Walsh (Me & Lynn) will be attending two wedding fayres, apart for a while and then united at Crathorne.  So I’m doing the early shift at Headlam Hall and then joining Lynn at Crathorne Hall for the last hour. If you’d like to chat or you have any wedding photography questions that are keeping you awake at night,please come over to our table and ask away. 9th October 2016 11am-2pm Headlam Hall 1pm-4pm at Crathorne Hall