Saturday, August 21, 2010

Madison Appeal

Have you missed me?  It's been a funny old week. My no1 computer had a nervous breakdown this week due to over work so it had to have a few days holiday while we found it a new graphics card.

It's feeling much more like it's old self now and working flat out to catch up on lost time.

What have I been doing while the computer was down?  Revamping the studio, that's what.  It looks FAB!!

I've put a few new pictures on the wall, added a few spotlights and cleared away  some of the massive pile of props that was threatening to take over the entire space.  It really is looking good now, I'm really pleased with it.

Scotties Snack Bar which is placed so conveniently  (rather too conveniently if you ask me, no wonder I'm not a size 10)  across the road on Olive Lane in Darwen is holding a fundraising open day event to raise money for the Madison Allen Fund. She's  a little girl with a particularly aggressive type of cancer and her parents are trying to raise enough money to send her to Germany for treatment that may save her.

The event is tomorrow Sunday 22nd August from 9.00 a.m till 2 p.m.  There will be stalls, food, raffle, tombola - all the usual stuff. I'm told there will be a few surprises as well.

Bob and me are opening the studio  for the day,  it's directly across the road so why not pop in and take a look at the new surroundings, try your chances at winning a free portrait sitting and framed print and help to raise some money to save a little girl's life.

See you there!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

BBe Inspired

That’d be my own trumpet. I’m feeling a bit pleased with my little self at the moment because this magazine dropped through my letterbox the other day:

BBe Inspired  

Hang on a minute, I thought. That’s one of my photos on the front cover!  I’d forgotten about that.  Taking a quick flick through it, looking for my own pictures of course, I soon came across this page and felt even more pleased with myself.  Full page!  Yeah baby!!!!

Whalley Abbey

Ok, I know it’s not Italian Vogue, but it’s a start!

Calming down now......deep  calming breaths...... and relax.

Friday, August 6, 2010

I'm nearly famous!!

Well, not really but a copy of the latest 'BBe Inspired' magazine has just landed on my doormat and one of my photos has been used as the front cover as well as a full page inside.  I haven't done too  much editorial work but I really enjoy it. It is the antithesis of wedding photography which is so fast paced.

Which do I prefer?

It's impossible to compare them as they are so very different and after all, any type of photography is enjoyable in it's own right.

It's a busy, busy weekend this weekend as we are off to shoot a wedding in Ludlow, Shropshire. I'm really looking forward to this one, not least because  the weather forecast is so much nicer down there than up here!!

This wedding is the second of three for this particular family, the next daughter gets married in September.  Bob and me are starting to feel like one of their family now.  I'll post some photos for you when we get back.

In the meantime, many congratulations to Toby and Katie.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Pretty in Pink

"What about...."  I said.    "Oooh, that'll be nice." Said the baby's mum, my daughter.

We love it, what do you think?