Once again I'm going to be posting my favourite photos from across 2023 on the de la Mare Creative Instagram and Facebook accounts. Last year I posted two from each month to take us through the 2022 but I thought I'd shake it up a little and had a 'grand idea'. As you might've seen on the first post of Advent, I had the great idea for this year's to do a letter a day. "Perfect" I thought "24 days until Christmas, 24 letters in the alphabet... why hasn't anyone done this before?" I asked myself. Well my friends, that's because there's 26 letters in the alphabet. I shouldn't admit that I have a degree in English Literature..! I'm still going ahead with the alphabet but I'm going to run on a little after Christmas Eve!
Once again, thanks to all the represented in these pictures - it's been a privilege! Happy Advent!
As the doors open, the photo of the day will appear below:
I didn't get the best of light this year, however they look gorgeous no matter the weather. You can see from the film above though that I was battling the wind, not an easy thing for photographer nor camera! Enjoy these beauties.
It's not too far off now... last Christmas posting dates (if you are local, it might be possible to order slightly later and collect in person - please get in contact first though!)
Fine Art Prints (so gorgeous!!) - Wednesday 13th of December
Standard Finish Prints - Monday 18th of December
Christmas Gift Vouchers:
Postal Delivery - Monday 18th of December
Email Delivery - 5pm on Christmas Eve, 24th of December
Wednesday 13th of December
In the longer days of summer, Mr and Mrs Fiamor-Young got married! It's been such a pleasure getting to know Alex and Klenam over the past couple of years - from walking around Rydal for their engagement shoot to all the lead up to the big day - their love for each other, their families and friends and life in general made for a fantastic day. Great to meet Jane Ryder Make Up, shoot at St. Thomas' Church Kendal again and see the stunning views from Helsington! Congrats Alex and Klenam, and thank you for including me in your day!
The colours are reminding me of two shoots over that last years with this gorgeous family - one after their little boy was born, then last year with their little girl too! What a joy it is to celebrate milestones with people.
Autumn is such a beautiful season, especially in the Lakes. I'd wholeheartedly recommend it for an outdoor shoot, there's often a crispness in the air and days that gives a little buzz to photos and of course, the colours of the changing trees and landscape make fantastic surroundings. Whether it's down Ullswater or through parkland, it's a great time for a shoot. Get in touch if you want to make the most of the season!
If you want to keep up-to-date with goings on here at de la Mare Creative, my autumn newsletter will be out soon with lots of pretty things from across the season. If you'd like to receive it, you can sign up here.
As time goes on, I become more and more convinced that it's so important to talk! Good mental and emotional health is something that we all need and so it was such a pleasure to work with Francesca as she launched her counselling business. From working together to design her logo and set up her website, to taking portraits - it's been fab. I can't recommend her enough - head over to her Facebook page: Francesca Hamilton Counselling to follow her or visit the website here.
Additionally, it was an extra little pleasure to shoot their Airbnb too! Check it out on a different blog here!
Almost two months ago Matthew and Jessica got married! During a December family shoot in 2021, I'd shot this fab couple before they were engaged and thought there was something special there. It wasn't very much afterwards that a proposal happened! It's always extra special for me to capture images of people across the years and so I was particularly pleased when they contacted me about photographing their day. And such a beautiful day it was at South Farm with lots of laughter, photos in bath-tubs, wisteria, caravans and a little bit of magic. How gorgeous do the beautiful bride and groom look? Congratulations to you both!
A very stylish Airbnb shoot this week with a gorgeous little visitor! A stunning apartment to visit and brilliantly placed to enjoy the Lakes! You can check it out here: Lake District Hideaway
Earlier this year I had the very very big pleasure of photographing these wonderful people and dear friends for a Ruby Wedding shoot. We dodged the rain, wandered the shoreline and then had a cup of tea, celebrating this beautiful family. Aren't friends, family and life itself beautiful - www.delamare-creative.co.uk/portraits x
Earlier in the year you might've seen me do a prize draw in my usual waffley manner (sign up for emails about the next one!). This lovely family won the portrait sitting and used it to celebrate their newest family member. There were lots of giggles, singing and silliness (and that was just the adults!!)
For your own record of giggles, silliness and family, you can book your sitting here and get in touch to chat.
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