What a joy it is to photograph people! This is what it's all about... this wonderful family weren't able to be together in person for Lucy and Rubens' wedding but we were able to capture these photos of pure joy and togetherness over Christmas. I've worked with the lovely Mother-of-the-Bride before (as well as both being Guerns) and it was such a pleasure to celebrate their new international family with these photos down at Pooley Bridge with Ullswater behind us. The clouds parted for a very brief window where we walked rain-free for these photos, before it carried on with a vengeance for the rest of the day! The last years have been tough with many missed moments, however silver linings like these are beautiful to see. Get in touch to book a sitting - they are such a bundle of joy and a great way to celebrate your family!
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!
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!
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!
It was mixed weather yesterday but clear enough to get out and about around Aira Force, taking the very top car park and walking down via High Cascades to High Force. The colours really are beautiful at this time of year and its so good to get out and remind myself that it isn't all grey in January!!
It has been a very long time since I last blogged - there's a bit of a backlog to catch up on, including my fav picks of 2014, but that can wait for another day! To kick start the blogging for 2015, here a couple of photos from a quick pop down to Ullswater yesterday morning. The snow and the blue skies are such a wonderful combination!
A very quick round up of a wonderful year - thanks to all those involved!
Time with some lovely people...
Great opportunities working with local businesses...
Great times at UCC again this year...
Some beautiful flora and fauna...
And lastly, a great weekend away with the family in Fort William...
Thanks for a great 2014!
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