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.
After a great time at last year in the Devonshire Arcade, we're running our second Pet Week in Penrith. We saw so many cute fluffy and furry local residents and we're looking forward to seeing even more this year! We will be in Angel Square in Penrith, handily next to Costa Coffee, next week from Monday the 23rd to Saturday the 28th of October. Go to our Pet Week page to book in or feel free to contact us for more info. We look forward to welcoming you to Pet Week 2017!
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.
We're on catch up time here at de la Mare Photography!! So hopefully some updates, blogs and photos will be appearing online in the next few weeks but in the meantime we can say hello to this gorgeous model who secretly visited us at Pet Week with de la Mare Photography last year to take a few shots for a Christmas present.
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.
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!
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!
Last week I had a gorgeous weekend in the more souther Lakes - staying at Skelwith Fold and spending time around Windermere, Ambleside, the Langdales and the Tilberthwaite valley (inspired by the photographer Mark Littlejohn). It was more of a holiday then a camera trip but I definitely want to go back, especially to Tilberthwaite, with enough time to potter at my cameras pace. Also a first out for my gorgeous new camera bag - more on that another day!
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...
Very quick post of yesterday's variety of weather! Gorgeous clouds over towards the Langdales and beyond, definitely worth getting out in the cold for. There were also some lovely spring-like touches around Grasmere and Loughrigg Tarn, especially around the Wordsworth's graves. Always pass by for a quick salute to the old Laureate but it's especially fitting when there are daffodils on his grave.
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