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Friday 17th May 2013 -
Artistic Photography In Pregnancy - Maternity Photo Shoots
Many women choose to have their pregnancy documented with a studio photo shoot.
I try to capture the beauty of pregnancy on camera, the Mother's joy and expectations. As such, most maternity photos contain little or no movement, just subtle lighting changes to try and capture different moods.
My goal is to try and convey a sense of the sincerity and seriousness that accompanies a major change in a woman's life. I always let the Mother decide how much or little clothing she wants to wear. I make suggestions, but in the end, it is what the Model is comfortable with.
In the past week,I have done two maternity shoots at my studio in Harleston - and examples can be seen here, if you click on the link :-
Click here to see Gemma's Maternity Shoot photos
Sunday 12th May 2013
I will be exhibiting at the 125th South Suffolk Show at Ampton Racecourse (near Ingham, Bury St Edmunds, on the A134). I'll be exhibiting in the Craft Marquee, my Wedding & Portrait Photography - if you're attending the South Suffolk Show, pop by and say "Hi" and enter my Competition to Win a FREE Studio portrait shoot and 16" x 12" canvas!
For more details about the show, click here
Saturday 13th April 2013
Today, I photographed the wedding of Lucy & Nick at Gissing Hall in Norfolk.
It was a lovely wedding and a very enjoyable one to photograph. What started out as perfect lighting conditions at 1.00pm, turned into "challenging" lighting conditions by 3.00pm. It was very much a case of rushing through the romantic Bride and Groom shots and Group photos, as quickly as possible, as I feared the rain would hamper my photography, but the rain held off and I managed to capture the romance, fun and details of the day.
To see the complete set out photos click here
For Gissing Hall's website click here
Friday 12th April 2013
WIN A STUDIO PORTRAIT SESSION & FREE 16" x 12" Canvas (worth £175).
Until the end of April, you have the chance to WIN a FREE Studio Portrait Shoot & 16" x 12" canvas worth £175 courtesy of myself and DISPATCH magazine. (Diss and Attleborough edition).
The magazine is delivered free to households in Diss, Harleston, Attleborough and surrounding villages. You need to complete the entry form on page 19 of the magazine, alternatively, call in at the studio for a copy of the entry form, or email me and I will send you a pdf of the page for you to print out.
Closing date for entries = 30th April 2013.
Thursday 4th April 2013
Today, I braved the weather to photograph the East Anglian Air Ambulance helicopter coming into land at the Archbishop Sancroft High School in Harleston. In recognition of the Bullock Fair charity shops in Harleston raising £500,000 since 2004 for the Air Ambulance, a party was held for the staff; as way of a thank you for all their hard work. In reality, they have paid for over 2000 missions!
As well as presenting each member of staff with a gift, one of the Air Ambulance Helicopters flew in to land of the school playing field. Despite the bitterly cold wind, the staff had the chance to view the EX135 P2 Helicopter "up close" and even sit in the cock pit.
Click here to see the set of photos
Click here for the East Anglian Air Ambulance site
Saturday 9th March 2013
Today, I had the pleasure of photographing six year old, Lily and her little sister, three year old, Lily at my Studio in Harleston. (As a present for Grandad). They don't come anymore angelic as these two!!
Click here to see the set of photos
it was great to see Jenny and Mark, bring their six month old Daughter, Ava to the studio today. I photographed Jenny & Mark's wedding day at Seckford Hall in August 2010. Then in September 2012, I took Jenny's "bump" photos at the studio,
and yo and behold, today they are with their Baby Daughter, Ava (6 months). How cute is Ava? There's cure babies, and theirs cute babies, and Ava is one of the cutest!
Click here to see the full set of photos
Thursday 21st February 2013
Today, 2 year old Lexi, one of the Runner's Up in the Diss Express - "Bootiful Babies" competition came into the studio for a Portrait Shoot. We had a few tears, when she bumped her head on my camera, but she was so well behaved:)
Click here to see the whole set of photos taken
Saturday 16th February 2013
Today, little Abel came to the studio with his Mum & Dad for his first photo shoot; at just 12 weeks old. Firstly his very own set of passport photos, ready for his first holiday, and then a set of photos with Mum and also Mum and Dad.
Click here to see Abel's very first photo shoot pix
Saturday 9th February 2013
Today, I photographed my first wedding of 2013 - Julie & Kevin's wedding at St. Mary's Church, Diss and before and afterwards at Gissing Hall, Norfolk. You couldn't ask for better weather for a wedding in early February. (At least it didn't rain or snow!). Julie & Kevin were great fun and a pleasure to photograph, as were the guests.
Click here to see Julie & Kevin's photographs
Wednesday 6th February 2013
Little Mix @ Manchester O2
Tonight I went to Manchester to meet with Leigh-Anne, Perrie, Jesy and Jade (aka 'Little Mix') - not in a Professional capacity; but so that my Daughter could meet them and get autographs;
before seeing them in concert. Now I've been to some concerts in my time, and over the years seen some of the biggest rock bands in the world, but the sound of 3000 high-pitched screaming grils, was probably the noisiest I have ever experienced.
So it's official, "Little Mixers" are a noisy lot! lol.
The photographs I took now appear on my Facebook page.
Click here to see my Little Mix photos
Friday 4th January 2013
Lucy & Nick's Pre-Wedding Photoshoot.
Lucy & Nick, whose wedding I am phootgraphing at Gissing Hall, later this year; came into the studio for a pre-wedding photo shoot today.
It was a great opportunity to get to know Lucy & Nick better and more importantly for them to get to know me a little better!
As you will see from their set of photos - it looks like they enjoyed the experience:)
Click here to see their gallery
Friday 21st December 2012
The studio is now closed until Wednesday 2nd January.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Happy 2012 - see you in 2013!
Friday 30th November 2012
I am this year sponsoring the Diss Express - "Bootiful Baby" Competition!
For your chance to WIN a FREE photo shoot for your Baby, please enter the Competition in the Diss Express.
Click here for details of how to enter
Thursday 29th November 2012
My Facebook Page went live today! - Please follow me!
Click here to visit my facebook page
Saturday 14th October 2012
I am offering Training Workshops at the studio, to indiduals and camera clubs. Workshops can be organised for up to four individuals at a time.
"Studio Lighting Workshop" - for total beginners in studio work, understanding lights and modifiers, how to creat effects, how to pose a subject.
Separate modules are available for Portrait, Fashion, Pin Up, Art Nude - with the first part of the workshop covering lighting basics, and then applying them to the subject. The will be a model and students will be able to use their own cameras and retain their images.
Please email for full details.
1st October 2012
Today saw one of the stangest photo assignments I have undertaken. - There I was in my Photographic Studio in Harleston, photographing Trainers, Towells, Sliced Grapefruits, Dumb Bells, Bar Bells and other fitness equipment - not to mention Emily Orford the creator of 'IN THE PINK FIT' working out, whilst I took loads of "workout" action shots.
The remit was to to take photos for Emily's new website to promote her fitness classes in Harleston, Dickleborough and South Norfolk.
The photos can be viewed at:-
and to see the results used on the IN THE PINK website, take a look at:-
Friday 28th September 2012
Studio Closed - I will be exhibiting at the Harleston Business Trade Fair at the Apollo Club, Harleston - 1.00pm - 6.00pm.
Your chance to WIN - a FREE Photo Shoot and Canvas (worth £150) in my Competition.
Tuesday 24th July 2012
Today, I had the pleasure of photographing Look East weather presenter Julie Reinger and her Huband, Radio Norfolk presenter Chris Goreham along with their Son, Finn at the Bullock Fair Charity Shops in Harleston. (to celebrate the Charity reaching a £1 million fund-raising milestone).
Thursday 7th June 2012
Met up with Singer / Songwriter Gordon Haskell on the Greek Island of Skopelos for a chat and a beer today! - even got the chance to take some photos.
Click here to read see more about Gordon
Sunday 20th May 2012
Today, I will be exhibiting at the Mendham and Withersdale Country Fair & Dog Show.
I will be exhibiting my weddding and portrait photography inside the craft tent.
Monday 7th May 2012
Today, I will be exhibiting my wedding and portrait photography at the Mendlesham Craft Fayre (in the Mendlesham Community Centre).
Wednesday 1st February 2012
Today, I opened my Portrait studio in Harleston, Norfolk.
Tuesday 3rd January 2012
Two of my "Winter Scene" landscape photographs of my home village, Gislingham - were published in the January issue of "Suffolk Magazine".
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