Archive for May, 2011

Seahouses-Farne Islands

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

I lived in South Shields most of my youth, then off I went for 10 years, moving all over the U.K. and even abroad learning my photographic craft and living life to the fullest-always photographing nature out of enjoyment.  

You sometimes forget what is on your doorstep.   I’d be lying if I said that I did not miss the thrill of the race sometimes, not knowing how long I would be in one place, the excitement of planning my next move, my next adventure. . .

So what is on this “doorstep” of South Shields?

My family who I rarely saw for 10 years, wow, that’s a long time.  -Every time I visited each year dad and I discussed how we should visit  Seahouses and see the Seals at the Farne Islands now we’ve done it.

These images won’t win awards and are not photographically anything special but they remind me of our day together.

We saw yellow fields on the way home and stopped so I could photograph it!  Dad calls this “Fields of Gold”

I was envious of the guy with the £2000 long lens but hey ho. . .gotta love this little Grey Seal !

Guillemots and a single Cormorant

What’s on my doorstep?  A lot more than I thought IF I CARE TO TAKE A DEEPER LOOK.

Hallimond Family

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

Recently had the pleasure of photographing a genuinely lovely family.  They were an absolute joy to photograph, organised and cooperative.  I always give tips at the consultation on how to get the best out of the portrait session, especially when small children are involved to make sure we get the best from them on the day-I could not have asked for more from Sarah and Brian.  After seeing this dedication I knew  how much the experience and more importantly the resulting portraits meant to them.

The whole family

Charlotte-love the texture and tones in her hair.

Daniel-loving his beautiful little pout.

Charlotte and Daniel-love their expressions.

Charlotte again-a delicate strand of hair and her stunning eyes!

Sarah said: ” ” (FIVE STAR RATING)I wanted to have some photos taken of my children and after looking at some of Sarahs work, I knew immediately I was going to book a session with her. Her service is fantastic, from the consultation through to the shoot and then the viewing and even receiving the prints by hand!
She really listened and understood exactly what I wanted… from her. Being a mother of a 2 year old and a 7 month old, I had my worries how my children would be on the day and whether they would keep still long enough to have some good photos taken. I needn’t have worried as Sarah was brilliant with them, she really knew how to entertain the little ones and made them laugh, you would think she had children of her own! And we didn’t just get good photos of them – we got AMAZING photos of them!
Sarah was at our home a few hours and I never once felt hurried or pressured, as she was very patient and reassured us that there was no rush.
And on top of all this, the shoot was done in the comfort of our home which also helped the kids be more relaxed.
Overall a fantastic experience and I wouldn’t hesitate to book with Sarah again in the future and I would recommend her to anyone!
Excellent value for money!

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