It's been a busy two or three months leading to a very delayed 'Best of 2017'. I almost considered leaving it until 2018 but there were so many lovely moments in the last year that I thought it was worth popping them up even if they are a little late. Thank you to all those who have appeared through the lens of the de la Mare camera this year!
Starting with a stunning Couple's shoot for Simon and Bethany in January, following their London wedding, this year's weddings have been a joy! There's a couple in here too of Tom and Hannah's stunning Graphistudio album that arrived this year. Congratulations one and all.
Floral and Fauna...
It's hard categorising photos - a few in here could fit into the lovely people section, just they aren't people! Getting out and about or shooting pets in the studio were some of the highlights of 2017, with another successful Pet Week in Angel Square and lots of opportunities for capturing nature.
Businesses and Organisations...
It's been such a pleasure to work with lots of different local businesses and organisations again this year including the beautiful work of mj cabinetmakers, a stunning fashion collection, work for the wonderful Ullswater Community College (including a little bit of Joey Essex) and Eden Boutique and a project for Hospice at Home's 20th anniversary including a visit from The Duchess of Gloucester. If you don't know about Hospice at Home, please check out their website - it's a wonderful charity.
Sessions with some lovely people...
Really, it's all about people. Thank you to all of these people who spent a little portion of their 2017 with me as we preserved a few memories together.
These lovely people were around a couple of weekends ago and so we braved the March weather and popped outside for a couple of photos!
The last few months(... well six months!) around here have been a little crazy and there should be multiple blogs cataloguing all the things that have been going on but sadly there isn’t yet! Hopefully that will be remedied soon but before spring photos should appear I thought I’d share a few wintery ones from the new camera.
Its Leanne again hear are some images from day 2 I love these images because I think they look really rustic and make you think "what's beyond the door?"
Between one thing and another it’s been a quiet patch for blogging but not for taking photos! As a result there is a little bit of a backlog of images to pop online and as luck would have it I have a wonderful young lady called Leanne from Ullswater Community College with me for the week for Work Experience. First up are these images from a couple of months ago of early stage courgettes. Last year was very much a fern and frond photo year and I suspect if these little plants make it all the way to producing then there will be some more squash spirals in future months! It’s always so exciting to see new growth and a lovely added bonus when it’s so symmetrical!
Well today was a wonderful example of Cumbria's crazy weather! We've had snow, hail and then just at the end of the day the sun came out on these gorgeous little lambs and their relatively amenable mother!
One of my favourite discoveries on moving to the UK was the existence of Hoar's Frosts. I suddenly realised why Christmas cards had glitter on the snow and trees! A few quick ones from today...
Some colour ones...
And a couple in black and white...
I snatched a couple of minutes in the last few sunny mornings to photograph some of our current flora! The Snowdrops and Cyclamen are home-grown, the Gypsophila is sadly not. All equally lovely though - long may these clear, crisp pre-spring days continue. Well... if spring and summer want to hurry up then I wouldn't be complaining!
I know 'Photos of the Year' type posts are meant to be limited to a small amount of shots (I have a great deal of respect for photographers who can choose 10!) but I've gone for a smaller amount of shots in a variety of categories! 2015 has been a fun and varied year with lots of exciting and beautiful things to capture. Spring and summer seemed particularly long this year and so there were more opportunities for outdoor photos. I also had the great joy of becoming an Aunt too (my new nephew Eli makes an appearance below).
To all who I've had the privilege of working with this last year, thank you!
Some lovely locations locally and further down the country (a beautifully sunny Bristol!). Congratulations to all this years couples x
Flora and Fauna...
As ever, its a real pleasure to live in Cumbria with easy access to the Lakes. There were also some new (furry) additions to the residents at Dalemain Mill that will probably mean that next year's 'fav photos' will feature less birds!
Local Businesses and Organisations...
Thanks to Creations Hair and Beauty Salon, MJ Cabinetmakers, Eden Boutique, and The Rendezvous Restaurant for some fantastic sessions this year. As always, it's been great to work with Ullswater Community College again this year and join in with all the wonderful things they do.
Sessions with some lovely people...
Thanks to all the lovely people I've spent time with this year - I look forward to seeing some of you again soon! And of course, welcome to Eli!
Hospice at Home...
Lastly... a little splash of colour at two Hospice at Home Colour Runs. If you weren't involved this last year and live in Cumbria I'd definitely recommend signing up for the Carlisle or Penrith event. As you can see, it's amazingly fun!
There may or may not be a film show reel of the year too but just in case - a belated Happy New Year! Here's to an equally wonderful 2016
Just a quick post with these - the kittens are slowly turning into cats, and the garden is quickly turning wintery!
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