On Sunday morning Oliver and his sister Isabelle brought their mum and dad along to the studio for a few pictures for the family album . Brother and sister were very energetic and couldn’t wait to go and play in the garden! They’d spotted the climbing frame/swings and slide on the way in! Before the made it out to play, I managed to get one or two pictures – ahead of the viewing here are a few for mum and dad:
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On Tuesday morning I had the pleasure of meeting a lovely Aylesbury family. John and Debbie brought their 7 month old son to the my Berkhamsted studio for a family sitting. Aidan is very cute little sweetie – he is just starting to cut his first teeth . We spent about an hour an a half shooting, the first hour or so was with a white background and then the reminder of the time we used a black background and more directional lighting.
I must thank Debbie and John for being so animated, keeping their son’s attention, making him smile and for making me laugh! Ahead of the viewing here are a few shots:
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Here’s Sophie with her mum. Sophie is now 5 weeks old. I’ve tried to go for a simple and elegant look to this portrait which was taken in the studio yesterday morning. I hope you like it!
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Yesterday evening a lovely couple from High Wycombe visited the studio for a portrait shoot. (Joanne booked me after finding my website on google). The three of us spent a while discussing the shoot and looking at sample pictures which depict the style of work I typically produce. On with some music and out with the camera! Here are a few pictures from the session:
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I have added a couple of new products to my range – they are coffee table books which come in two styles and are a great way to show off your pictures:
Lay-flat Coffee Table books
Lay-flat Coffee Table Book
The pages are made of the finest 210gsm heavyweight, silk coated paper and they are bound using the latest side stitching technology giving strength and durability unsurpassed by all others.
The unique hinged pages allow continuous designs to be displayed across the “lay flat” pages with virtually no image loss in the centre. These books come with a hardback cover which is photographically printed and laminated.
Books are available in a range of sizes from 10″x8″ to 12″x12″ and with 10 or more pages. Prices start at only £395.
Hardback Coffee Table books
Hardback Coffee Table Book
These digitally press printed Hardback Coffee Table Books are ideal for presenting your images in a thoroughly contemporary style. Each page layout can be designed for you, creating a timeless memory in traditional book form. The pages are printed on a satin coated 170gsm paper on both sides and are stitched together providing a sturdy and durable finish. The hardback cover is photographically printed and laminated.
This style of book is available in a wide range of sizes starting at 8″x6″ up to 14″x10″ with prices from £255.
We decided on a name for our new daughter – Sophie. As you might expect, Sophie was the youngest baby to visit the studio for a newborn portrait. This is her at 3 days old!
Just 3 days Old
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Watching the fairground
Situated in Beaconsfield, not far from the centre of town, is a wonderful model village. Bekonscot makes a great family day out; our 2 year old and 5 year old love spending time walking along the paths (ice cream in hand) looking at all the different things that are happening in the village.
It’s easy to find (especially with a satnav) and opposite the main entrance is a free car park. If that’s full, then we park on the road about 5 minutes walk away on Grenfell Road or Caledon Road.
Is that Noddy?
So what’s there to do? The model village depicts many aspect of life in an older England, there’s a game of cricket, models of steam trains, a fairground, churches, a school and lots more! As well as the model village itself, there is a small gauge train ride which is very popular with our children, it doesn’t go far and doesn’t last a long time but they really enjoy it. There are also some remote controlled boats, they cost £1 which lasts about 5 minutes (our 5 year old can just about see over the control console). There’s also a play area with a wooden boat, train and other items that the children love to play and climb on.
For refreshments there is an area set aside with benches and tables (some undercover) where you can have a picnic or buy food/drink/ice creams from a small shop. This area is located not too far from (and not too close to) the toilet facilities.
It can get busy at Bekonscot, the paths that lead you through and around the village are fairly narrow, there is a one way system but it isn’t always observed. Taking a children’s pushchair around can at times be difficult. We decided to allow our 2 year old to walk around on our most recent visit and he didn’t observe the ‘keep off the grass’ signs and wanted to leave the paths in order to explore in more detail .
When you decide it’s time to leave, you will find a gift shop located inside an old railway carriage near the exit. It sells lots of toys including Brio Thomas the tank engine sets.
Don't miss the train
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