On a beautifully chilly day in January, Ben and Ailsa got married! We had a lovely wedding wander around the balmy Winter Gardens in Duthrie Park, Aberdeen. Lots of joy and beauty in these photos! Congratulations Mr and Mrs Millard!
Just before Christmas we had the pleasure of spending a wintery day with these lovely people down in the South Lakes at St. Thomas' Church in Kendal. The day was crisp and the atmosphere was joyful with lots of smiles and laughter! Congratulations to the lovely Mr and Mrs Theobald!
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.
I'm a little slow in getting these up too but another enjoyable, and lovely, family sitting. This time the session was a complete surprise for Mum as a Mother's Day present (well done Dad!). Such a cutie too!
These photos are from a recent walk near Lowther with a lovely family - Nadine, Tom and Mayson had received a gift voucher for Christmas, and it's always fun doing voucher sittings! A gorgeous day and family.
As per usual, I'm rather behind with the blog-keeping! As a result I have a little load of photos from different sittings to pop up here! One of which is this lovely set from a recent family sitting down on Ullswater. We walked from Pooley Bridge and had a lovely wonder, climbing trees and paddling in the water along the way. A perfect way to spend an afternoon!
It won't be long now at all until this little one makes an appearance, but ahead of the big day we spent a lovely hour in Rickerby Park in Carlisle catching a few pre-baby photos! I can't wait to meet the third member of the family!!
We are so excited to unveil our Pet Week at Devonshire Arcade that will be taking place over October half-term (24th-29th of October). We will be opening our studio to your pets be they furry, fluffy, feathery or scaley! Any human members of the family are more than welcome to join in the shoot too! We'll spend time catching beautiful, professional photos and then you'll have the opportunity to view and purchase the images during the sitting.
The Pet Week sittings are a reduced sitting price of £20 and you can view our prints and photo products in our ‘presenting your photos’ page. We'll be offering a discount on orders placed on the day as well. There's more information, along with FAQs and bookings, on the Pet Week page but please contact us if you have any questions at all.
A little later but here we go! The mini-film for Amy and Yann's Wedding Day. Congratulations once again. I can't wait for the French day!
The locations were Wetheral Parish Church and the Heather Glen Country House. The music for the film is 'Life is Good' by Derek Clegg (freemusicarchive.org).
Not a lot of words today - just to say that I had a lovely pop to the Llangollen Canal in Wales for an afternoon walk along the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, the highest and longest aqueduct in the British Isles. Truly beautiful surroundings and a wonderful slice of cultural history. I particularly loved the places in the railings where the old tow ropes had cut sculptural little faces. The history and passage of time was palpable. Worth a pop if in the area!
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