Portrait books

Portrait books

Portrait books are a wonderful way to enjoy the photographs from your portrait session.  There is nothing like making your families precious memories really tangible.  As a London family photographer, I am a huge fan of printing photographs. I love to see my family photographs on the walls of our home and watch my children leaf through our portrait books.  Being able to enjoy a collection of images together can really bring me back to that time and place and I love designing portrait books for my clients as I know how much pleasure they will bring.  These books are destined to become family heirlooms to be shared and enjoyed again and again. All my portrait books are handmade here in the UK and each album is individually designed for you using around thirty to forty images from your session.  In the layout some images will be displayed together if they work visually as a group or tell a story together.  Others will be given more space – “I call it room to breathe” and your signature images can spread across two pages for maximum visual impact.  They are then printed on professional archival quality photographic paper and then heat sealed onto thick card pages for a luxurious feel.  Once the pages are ready, they are bound with a hardback cover.  You can choose either a linen finish in a choice of 24 colour options, or a photographic cover.  In addition, you have the option to further personalise your album with your names and the date if you wish.  All portrait books are hand finished by specialist craftsmen. Finally your...
Wedding photography award

Wedding photography award

You know how when an already good day gets even better… I’ve just had one of those! Last month I submitted my first image to the Wedding Photojournalism category of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers image competition.  I really loved the image I entered but we all know that photography is such a subjective discipline, so I entered with no expectations.  Imagine my surprise as I opened the envelope on Friday with a certificate awarding my image a gold! This is not a traditional wedding image but I chose to enter it for lots of reasons.  The photograph was taken a few minutes after the bride and groom were married and there was such a joyful celebratory feeling in the air and what I really love are the expressions of everyone enjoying the moment.  Two Grandma’s look on with an Auntie and Uncle, while the father of the groom laughs with a usher looking towards the best man out of shot, The bride’s Grandad is embraced by a family friend in the background and the Groom touches his niece gently while talking to his brother in law as the Bride makes her little ring bearer (who had flown all the way from Canada) the centre of attention much to the obvious delight of his Mum who is smiling on beside him.  The setting also was full of character – an ancient town hall in the Umbrian countryside with walls full of character and large high window that sparingly spilled early summer light onto the front of the room. It is such a lovely feeling to have my...

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