- January Promotion! -

The Package

I offer one package to make booking with me easier. This consists of a free initial consultation so we can get to know each other over a coffee and I can get a clear picture of what your expecting from the shoot. 

Once the shoot and editing is complete you will receive a disk of 6 fully edited images at full resolution so you have the freedom to use them as you wish, either uploading them to your social media site or getting them printed. It’s up to you they’re your photographs!

Normally the price for the package is £65 but for this month only until the 31st January you get all this for £58.50.

I do hope to hear from you and don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have!

Terms & Conditions

The offer applies to enquiries received before or on the 31st January 2016. The 10% discount will be deducted from the overall price of the portrait session. I must have received your deposit by the 31st January for the offer to apply. 

Deposit will be £10 to secure your photoshoot. 

Travel Costs

I’m based in Derbyshire so if you need me to travel further afield then travel costs will be added to the total package price.

e.g. Portrait Package - £58.50 + Travel cost - £5.00 = £63.50

Please note travel cost is an example only

- Exciting News -

Before this year began I knew things were going to change but I wasn’t expecting the amazing news that I received on New Years Eve. My fiancée surprised me with the wonderful news that I was going to be a Daddy! 

After the way the rest of the year had gone, bad luck after bad luck, we both needed to see some light at the end of the tunnel. This was most definitely the turn around we needed.

Today I took our first pregnancy photograph and I thought that I had seen every emotion on Ems face but I had never seen her so at ease , so calm and full of serenity, it was beautiful.

We are so excited to see what the future has in store for us both and now for our future little one.

It’s most definitely been the happiest new year we’ve had in a long time and we’re only five days in.

- 2016 Portrait Sessions -

I thought I would share a few photographs from my last shoot of 2015. I shot these for my friend Stephen and his brother Ryan as a gift to their mother. I’m really happy with the results and they’re some of my favourite photographs of the year. 

After completing the shoot it got me thinking that I will offer this style of portrait shoot as a service starting in 2016…. affordable portrait sessions for siblings, families, couples or just because! 

I don’t think theres anything better than having something physical to document a part of your life or of a loved one that you can keep forever. So watch this space and feel free to contact me for information on my affordable portrait sessions. And last of all……

Happy New Year and I hope 2016 brings great things!!

- Testing my Olympus Trip 35 w/ Ilford HP5 -

Theres a big cult following with the Olympus Trip 35 and beings that I hadn’t photographed using film for some time now I wanted to get back into the swing of things and thought I would see what all the fuss is about surrounding this little classic 1970s point and shoot. So I purchased one, brought a roll of Ilford HP5 and started shooing. 

The majority of my photographs where early mornings on the way to work there was great atmosphere due to the mist that blanketed Derbyshire for a few days in November and I thought that coupled with black and white film would make a great combination.

Once I had shot the roll I sent it away to be processed and scanned. Hopefully soon I will have the means to develop and scan my own negatives from home but until then I’ll be sending them away. After weeks of waiting I finally got the them back and thought I would share a few of the results. 

I’m happy that the camera seems to be in working order but I think in the future I will be sticking to an SLR as my go to camera. Having vastly more control over my camera settings while shooting is a must for me.

- Great Find -

I’ve been in the market for a 35mm film SLR for years now, ever since using my Uncles Pentax K1000 when I very first started photography as that camera was a loan I had to return it. Today I was walking through town after work and popped into a few charity shops on the way home, as I like browsing for old/unique frames, books and camera equipment.

After not having much luck I asked the women behind the counter if she ever gets any old camera equipment brought in and sure enough she disappeared out back and returned with a box full of old point and shoot cameras, lenses, binoculars etc. At the bottom of the box I fished out an old leather SLR case and to my delight inside was a Canon AE-1 Program with a Canon 50mm 1.8 attached!

I gave the camera a quick check over; the viewfinder was clean, lens was spotless with no mould/fungus. Inside there wasn’t a single blemish (looks like new), so the previous owner had definitely taken care of the old boy. The only thing that concerned me was that the film advance would not budge but I decided to bite the bullet and buy it for only £20. 

I did a bit of research online once I got home and found out that the problem may be that it didn’t have a battery so I’ll be picking up a new battery tomorrow and fingers crossed thats all it’ll need to give it some life. It’s certainly worth asking if you are browsing any charity shops as you never know what you might find hidden away.

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