Christmas in July

An early visit from Santa As July is often the home of “Christmas in July” , I thought an offer to go with it might be appreciated after our time in lockdown. Many people have missed out on proms, graduations and time with their beloved horse. Normally my base session fee is £299 which includes...

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Restarting the business

Coming out of the darkness Hi everyone, restarting, a daunting possibility as, like many of you,  I’ve been confined to home for the last 3 months whilst we wait for COVID to fade a little. I’m informed that the photography business should be able to start working again from mid June. Do I suggest that...

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Lockdown update

Current business state Hi everyone. The current virus lockdown is restricting all of us to some extent. I hope all of your horses are ok. Very mixed messages coming out over what can and cannot be done business wise. As it stands, even if you have your own stable I believe it would be a...

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A little on the print products we offer | with Graphistudio

Our main print products supplier in Italy, Graphistudio, has been closed down for a short time to protect the health of the staff. A skeleton staff are now working on the orders. I’m avidly waiting for some samples of the wall art that I can bring out to viewings. We are offered mounted prints, albums,...

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Look after yourselves my friends

I’ve seen lots of posts on social media from friends and colleagues who are already going crazy after a few days of being on restricted movements. When was the last time that you dug out the old family albums? If you have followed the advice of the photography community over the years you should have...

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Competion this year? – Show your Style

Olympic Year 2020 sees the Olympic Games return Are you competing in any events this year. As this year sees the return of the Olympic Games it seems prudent to include competitors in our session offering. You have the option of including your competition finery as part of a session combined with casual or dress...

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Horse portraiture, Jenna with Justice and Esme in an autumn shoot

Our last horse portraiture session of the season. For the last horse portraiture session of this group, I travelled up to Leeds to meet Jenna and her two horses Justice and Esme. Once again the sun smiles on me to put a bit of sparkle into the autumn foliage and, of course, giving me one...

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Blitzing Cancer Tournament

Blitzing Cancer Competition Flag Football In November 2019 the UK Dukes, duo Phoebe and Kenny, brought a fun flag football competition to Shirley in the West Midlands to raise awareness of breast cancer. The event was to support  Coppafeel a breast cancer awareness charity.   What is flag football Flag football is a version of...

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Autumn equine portraits

Time to catch up on recent sessions I’ve been out to. Autumn equine portraits was the plan but the weather has not been kind to us. Probably the worst continuous rainy spell that I have known. The local road I went across to a private facility near Loughborough to meet Vale and her white Appaloosa...

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How does an equine session work.

Why? A few people have asked me lately to go through an average equine session to give them an idea of what it entails. Initial discussions At a convenient point prior to the session I will have a phone discussion with you about your session. I like to know about your horse, their temperament and...

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Women’s European Championships pt2

Just back from the Women’s Championships, I thought I’d just jot down some musings as I’m not fit to shoot today’s games (Northern weather – pah) The final result was down to the last game GB V Finland which needed the GB Lions to win by 6 clear points. A Finnish touchdown in the last...

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Womens European American Football Championships

Women’s American football Some of you may be familiar with the more well-known flavours of American Football. The NFL, Canadian Football League and maybe even the UK men’s britball programme. Less well known but about to be thrust into the spotlight is Women’s American Football. The full-contact version in the UK is normally played over...

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Equine portrait session with Louise and Dolly

An equine portrait session that we did recently Long overdue for some writing I feel. I did a session recently with Louise and her horse Dolly at Dolly’s home yard near Henley in Arden. A great location with opportunities in the fields, the yard itself, woodland and paths. What’s not to like about that. We...

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American Football British University finals 2019

Hi folks, last weekend was a busy one in my sports photography side of the business. American Football Great Britain Under-19 qualifier plus the Premier Division and Division 1 championship games. Marking the  end of the University American Football calendar for the 2018-2019 season. A great weekends shooting for me. We now have the short...

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Happy 4th Birthday Remember My Baby

Happy 4th Birthday to Remember My Baby –  Remembrance Photography  Many of you who know me are aware that one of the charities that I work for is Remember My Baby. The charity provides remembrance photography for families who have suffered a loss shortly before or after birth.  The Charity celebrates its 4th birthday today. So...

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Can repairs be done on damaged images?

Image repairs? Last week saw Andrew being contacted by one of our former clients Lyn and Steve(woody). They had a query about a photographic print that they have. Sadly Steve lost his dad this year and his mom had a damaged 50-year-old wedding photo. The print had suffered some considerable damage, tears etc. As we...

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Olympians combine

London Olympians 1000LB Combine Muscleworks Gym 9 December 2017 Olympians combine December 2017 took place at the Muscleworks Gym in Bethnal Green. This is the last such event before the gym moves to new premises. The event requires the competitors to complete three weightlifting disciplines:- Bench press – lifting a weighted bar lying on your...

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Protect your Photographs

Protect your photographs. I know that we have been here before with this discussion but it is time for a reminder I think. I Heard a story the other day about someone whose mobile phone fell into the toilet and several years worth of images were lost. Many of you now keep the entire record...

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Print V digital files the great debate

Hi everyone, I was going to write a piece on the things to consider when looking at printed photographs v digital files when I found an excellent article that was written a couple of years back which I’ll print below as the writer has done it much better than I can. That being said the...

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Our world is changing

Changing our business. We have been trying out a studio space for the last few months as it was something that we always wanted to do. A review of the results suggests that we will be able to better serve our clients by doing location portrait sessions as it is a more flexible business model...

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