On 17 December 2017 we made a 4 hour (only because we got ever so slightly lost!) drive down to Gloucester to spend a few days as I was photographing the beautiful wedding of Jake & Variksha at Clearwell Castle on Monday 18 December! This wedding marks the start of a string of longer distance weddings I have over 2018! I’m so excited to share some of my favourite photos with you all, this was an absolutely beautiful Christmas wedding in the most beautiful venue I’ve ever been in with the absolutely lovely and gorgeous Jake & Variksha!

The new Mr & Mrs Mcalees brought family from all over to celebrate in this beautiful castle! Unfortunately we didn’t get any snow but it was a gorgeous bright and sunny day for mid-December!

Here’s a few of my favourites from the day. Congratulations again, Mr & Mrs Mcalees.

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Hello all and a belated happy new year to you all!

I’m just writing a little note to all my clients past and present to let you know of all the exciting things coming in 2018!

First off, after the amazing success of the Hallowe’en and Christmas mini sessions last year, I’m excited to announce I’ll be launching a mini session for each holiday in 2018, well in advance of the event so you will have your photos in time! Kicking this off will be the Valentines Minis, which I’m shooting the adverts for tomorrow with some beautiful little models!

Secondly, and already implemented is I have now started to have clients come back to the studio 7-10 days after their session to view the photos. This is for a variety of reasons. First of all, I had noticed a very high percentage of my clients were viewing their proofs on mobile phones or tablets – small screens which don’t show off your photos to their best extent! In the studio I now have a 30″ calibrated HD monitor on which to show your photos on. Second, it’s much quicker – all photos viewed at your viewing session are fully edited, and any digital images you purchase or have included in your session you take home on a disc with you the very same day – meaning the wait time for digital files is cut drastically. Prints and canvas turnaround time remains at around 2 weeks. I’m so excited that this has been implemented, showing off your photos from your session with you  in person is the best experience for me personally, and for you all as clients!

A few more exciting things that are coming up – I’ve been shortlisted as Young Business Person of the Year! I will find out the outcome of this in February at the awards ceremony – it’s an honour to get even this far! I’ve also bagged myself a coveted place as one of the Digital Dozen, a new team at Ashton Old Baths. This means that I have a fantastic desk space at my usage in Ashton centre, with some other fantastic business owners – I will also hold a few client meetings there over the next six months.

In 2018 I am also planning on doing a lot more outdoor sessions, I’ve already sold out of the four dates I posted for January & February, and more will be coming up. If you’re in my VIP Clients Only Facebook group (which you should be if you aren’t!) you’ll may have also seen that I am doing a collection of fairytale sessions this year – these are mostly model calls – including some Disney inspired sessions, plus more to be announced. If you’re interested in volunteering your little one to model for one of these sessions, please contact me.

On a final – and boring! – note, all sessions from 2017 will be archived at the end of January. This doesn’t mean they will be deleted – I never delete client images – however there will be a cost to take them out of archive should you wish to view your full gallery again from last year.

Looking forward to seeing you all in 2018

Amelia

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I’ve recently started to advertise some lifestyle sessions in my clients homes! Well the best way to showcase this would be in my home, right? There started the carnage of trying to get two cats, a dog and a two year old to keep still for more than thirty seconds. Sure, we’re doing natural portraits guys, but at least help me along a little! Out of all of them….Tiberius (the black evil cat) was the worst. See the first photo below of him a) hiding behind the baby gate so I couldn’t photograph him and b) posing with the air of superiority that only a spoilt cat can! At least my human baby cooperated, for once!

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