The Aldersons recently dropped into the studio for their family portrait session. They also brought along their beautiful labrador Rolo. You might think that these photos are of a grandmother with her children and grandchildren, if you didn’t know the family. However, they are in fact of a great grandmother with her two grandchildren (plus one spouse) and her two great grandchildren. I do keep saying this, but isn’t it wonderful that we live in an age where great grandchildren and great grandparents get to meet each other and know each other? I get tremendous satisfaction from being able to photograph multi generations together and securing fabulous long term memories in print. Please enjoy these photos, they are such a lovely family.
Baby portrait time arrived recently for young George. His mum Bethany brought him into the studio under the Emma’s Diary scheme. It was second time around for mum Bethany. She first visited us three years ago with George’s baby sister Lyla. We put together a fabulous set of photos for George, to match the ones we took of his sister Lyla previously. Mum also arranged for both babies to have their photos framed in our gorgeous black ‘Maine’ frame. This is a modern, clean looking black wooden frame. We add to it archive quality printing and matting and high quality non reflective glass. This gives a superb all round finish to the final product. We produced a single framed image of each child together with a framed composite images of each sibling. Have a look at this superb collection of finished framed photos which now have pride of place at home.
We recently invited Bethan and Adam to the studio with their new baby Jacob under the Emma’s Diary scheme.
We often have a few family members join in, usually mum and dad, or a few siblings, or even a family pet. This all adds to the fun and helps us to get much more out of the photo sessions for our customers.
This time Jacob brought along mum and dad, uncle, grandma and grandad, great grandma and great grandad, and even Stanley the labrador!
Now that makes for a fabulous Emma’s Diary photo session. As a result we took a varied selection of photographs. This gave mum Bethan and dad Adam a wide choice when they came to their viewing session a few days later. Grandma as able to join the viewing via Facetime from Wales and choose her own favourites at the same time that mum Bethan was choosing hers.
We photograph approx 10 babies per month at the studio under the Emma’s Diary scheme, and for maybe 70% of those we photograph just the baby, because that’s what mum asks for. For the rest, we generally will include mum, dad, or both. But occasionally we have clients who really embrace the whole experience. That helps them make the most of the offer, and I just love that.
My favourite shot of all is the four generation photo with baby Jacob, mum, grandma and great grandma. Not only because it’s a gorgeous picture in itself, but because that photo is a very precious combination of people.
The wedding of Jenna and Sonio at the magnificent Capesthorne Hall
A few weeks ago I photographed the wedding of Jenna and Sonio at Capesthorne Hall, near Congleton. Capesthorne is a fabulous wedding venue with extensive gardens set around a picturesque lake. It is an ideal backdrop for a wedding, and offers plenty of opportunity for amazing wedding photography.
Before heading for Capesthorne, Jenna, her mum, and her bridesmaids shared some time together at Alderley Edge Hotel, which is where I first met up with them.
We then travelled over to Capethorne Hall for the final preps, shortly before the ceremony.
Jenna was walked to the ceremony by her brother, who then handed over to dad for the formal part of the day to begin.
Emotions were high to say the least, especially as Jenna walked in on her brother’s arms and was gently handed over to dad.
We spent a short while after the ceremony exploring the gardens together, and capturing some gorgeous photography, before returning to the main reception for the meal to begin.
Sonio’s football knowledge was put to the test during his best man’s speech, following which he ‘became’ Harry Redknapp (you had to be there)!
The evening’s disco followed a first dance to Prince’s 1999, and the dance floor was bouncing as I left.
All in all a fantastic day. Here is a sneak preview of photos from the wedding, and more can be found on my Facebook page at this link
Jenna getting ready with the girls at Alderley Edge Hotel
Jenna’s shoes and veil
Sonio with his groomsmen at Capesthorne Hall
Jenna with her bridesmaids at Capesthorne Hall
Sonio and his best man, as Jenna and her brother enter the ceremony room
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