I had the pleasure of taking some pictures of little Ella. Ella was a little older than I normally aim for for my newborn photography, however she was still so petite despite being 5 weeks old. As she was a little older Ella made us work for the pictures, but all good things come to those who wait! We shot the pictures in my home in Ingleby Barwick where we set up a mini studio. The natural light was gorgeous and soft which helped to get some beautiful images. Ella's mum brought the hat she is wearing which Ella rocked and looked so cute!
It was my gorgeous little daughter's first birthday, so we decided to take take some photos to mark the event! It seems so much harder taking pictures of my own kids, I think that they're so desensitised to the whole process that she completely ignores me. It is so difficult to make her look at the camera!! Managed to get some nice pics though!
Here's a selection of images from my recent photoshoot on a windy day in Hardwick Park. Two families came together for this shoot, all the kids were similar ages so it worked great! Outdoor family photography is often really fast paced, however with 5 children today it was sometimes hard for me to keep. There was certainly no lack of energy!
Recently there has been increasing demand from clients for the files from their photoshoots to share via social media or create prints themselves. To meet this demand I have created some gorgeous leather covered USB drives to supply the images, my wife has put her design talents to good use and created some beautiful packaging to put them in. Images can be supplied on USB drives following family photoshoots, newborn and wedding photography. If you are interested in booking your wedding photography or having some photographs taken of your family please do not hesitate to get in touch!
Suzanne ordered a framed multi-image print from her recent family's photoshoot in Hardwick Park. The layout was custom designed by our in-house graphic designer. Multi-image prints are a very popular option. We offer a wide range of frame finishes, Suzanne has chosen a natural finish that really compliments the images she selected.
Here's a selection of the images from my recent photo session with Suzanne and her family in Hardwick Park. We were blessed with lovely weather and the park was nice and quiet. Both the kids were very relaxed in front of the camera which made the session a pleasure. I think Suzanne is keen on a multi image frame. I have a graphic designer in the form of my very talented wife who is going to put together some layouts.
Recently my wife and I shared our 9th wedding anniversary and our little boy asked if he could see our wedding pictures. He was quite surprised when we brought him our album to take a look at, he is really only used to seeing family photos on the iPad or computer. As we looked at the pictures together it made me think about the importance of printing images and creating albums. At present many people chose to receive their wedding images in an electronic format, such as a disc of images or a USB flash drive. Electronic storage of images is great for allowing pictures to be shared instantly with family and friends and can be accessed on any number of devices such as phones and laptops that form an integral part of our lives. Given the convenience of electronic storage for images why invest in an album or prints? Digital media such as USB drives and DVDs are great for transferring information, however given the rapid changes in technology will they still be the right solution in 5 or 10 years? The images that formed our wedding album were taken on film as digital photography was still gathering momentum, the printed album we have still looks fabulous and was instantly at hand for our son to look through 9 years later. Computers are now being produced without DVD drives as standard, in the future will a DVD of images be easily accessible? In addition the National Archives advise that a DVD-R will degrade over time, however they should last for at least 2-5 years (although in practice may be 10 years or more). USB drives may be a more robust storage solution, however as technology develops will they still be in use in 10 years time? Printed images have a feeling of permanence that digital images just cannot match, a marriage is forever, and so should the images be. A wedding album provides you with a beautiful object to remind you of your special day and the emotions and moments you shared. It forms a timeless memento that will be available for generations to come whatever the future holds.
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of photographing Kathy and Pete's lovely wedding in Helmsley. I caught some pictures of Pete and his brothers getting ready on their family farm before scooting over to Kathy to catch her and the bridesmaids. The church ceremony in Helmsley was conducted by the bride's sister which gave it a fantastic family feel and light hearted moments. Later a vintage bus took the guests and couple to the reception at Baxby Manor. The weather wasn't always on our side but it did't spoil the day in the slightest and a great day was had by all! Chris Monaghan-Doyle Photography