In addition to the lovely spread of our photos (and brilliant article by Woodlands Country House & Cottage) in this month's edition of Your North West Wedding magazine from Naomi and Darryl's day, the magazine kindly carried an article all about the Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland 25th Anniversary Raffle. You can see it the article here.
I've had the absolute pleasure of working with Hospice at Home for a number of years – from promotional films and photography to helping to sell sunflowers at Kendal Calling, and I’m always amazed at the wonderful work they do. I'm so pleased to contribute a sitting voucher and one of gorgeous Nkuku frames as one of the prizes in the raffle.
The raffle runs until the 24th August, 2022. Get in contact if you want to know more or you can buy raffle tickets here.
Last May, I had the pleasure of meeting this lovely lady when she took part in the Kaleidoscope Devoted Film. She is an artist and I filmed her creating a pastel piece based on the idea of celebration and 'party threads'. After meeting, we organised to get together along with her husband in Astley Park in Chorley to shoot some maternity photos and then again when their gorgeous little boy was born.
I'm so passionate about the power of photos, and their memories, being in peoples hands and homes that I was thrilled when I was able to create an album for them. Working together, we designed one of Graphistudio's beautiful 'Baby Book' album and box sets to house their photos so they can go back and enjoy these precious moments again and again! I feel I say it a lot, but it really is always a pleasure to share and celebrate these life events with people. We have a 20% discount offer running for our sittings booked in January and February, use the code 'WINTEROFFER20' when checking out one of our Gift Certificates for a Sitting or get in touch to book a sitting!
It goes without saying that 2020 has been an unusual year. It’s also been a time of change here as, after 15 years, I’ve gone full-time as a photographer and creative. For many years, I’ve had the pleasure of working for a few days each as a graphic designer for Ullswater Community College and have counted celebrating the students of that school as one of the joys of my life. As 2020 began, it felt right to transition my role out and give my time fully to my business after eleven years at UCC. From this summer we’ve had a name change, from de la Mare Photography to de la Mare Creative, and whilst this isn’t necessarily the easiest year to do it in, I’m excited for the changes and opportunities ahead!
Over the next few months there will be updates on our website and social media pages - we have exciting new collaborations happening, some seasonal shoots and a new photographic venture coming too. So follow us and come along for the ride!
You can find us on facebook: www.facebook.com/delamarecreative and on Instagram @delamarecreative
For many years, March meant my annual visit to Eden Boutique at Newton Rigg for a fantastic couple of days shooting the end of year Creative image work from the hairdressers and beauty therapists there. Sadly, due to Coronavirus, this year's shoot had to be cancelled so here's a couple of my favourites from the class of 2019 instead!
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!
Once again it was an absolute pleasure to photograph the final projects of the students at Newton Rigg's Eden Boutique. As ever there was great evidence of creative ideas and skilful execution. Here are a few of my favourites from the two days...
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 lovely people were around a couple of weekends ago and so we braved the March weather and popped outside for a couple of photos!
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.
Visuals and updates from de la Mare Creative