May Recap

June 04, 2024  •  Leave a Comment


May was all rain and ice cream and a walk down to Bridgnorth's town carnival. We sadly missed the parade, but we did get to watch the entirety of a medieval reinactment which definitely made up for it.


ChocTilly

May 14, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

I recently had the pleasure of working with Choctilly and fabulous local chocolatier offering gorgeus goodies and chocolate making workshops from their stores in the Maws Craft Centre and Much Wenlock High Street, to create some promo shots for their brand new Shropshire Collection, featuring  flavours from some wonderful Shropshire brands.

As we were working on a specicific collection, I wanted to keep the images consistent with the existing photos on the brand's site, with the emphasis on the gorgeous, glossy colours of the bonbons because they are so pretty.


 


April Recap

April 30, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

 

March was dominated by March Meet The Maker Challenge (visit IG if you’d like to catch up with it) and I didn’t want to confuse myself by sharing a monthly blog along with it, but I’m so glad to see an upswing in visitors here because sadly Instagram just doesn’t feel like a space for sharing much more than portfolio work these days. So rather than jump through hoops trying to please the algorithm, I’m going to put my focus back to a space that’s just mine: Ye Olde Blog. Yes, it’s old school, but so am I and you’re here, aren’t you?

Last month we took advantage of the slowly improving weather and went on a few adventures around Shropshire. The Bluebell Wood is our go-to spot for our family portraits, and visiting some of the popular spots that make Bridgnorth so popular with tourists is one of my favourite ways to remind myself what a beautiful town we live in.


Lottie

April 16, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

Back in February Lottie very kindly stepped up to model for a side project of mine. She did such a brilliant job I thought I’d share some of the headshots that we took in the moments in between singing and dancing and being given facts about Taylor Swift. I threw in a couple with Rory because pictures of ‘gal pals making each other laugh’ is possibly my favourite genre.

 

 


Feb 24 Recap

March 05, 2024  •  Leave a Comment


February was a mix of staggering sunrises and muted, misty mornings and I made an efford to get out and about as much as I could to look for early signs of spring. 

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January 24 Recap

February 06, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

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January was a whirlwind of birthdays, getting back into the swing of things after Christmas and craving the return of the sun. There has been a big influx of wedding enquiries this month so huge congratulations to all of you who got engaged over the holidays!

Prep for next month:

Spring is just on the horizon and Feb is the time to get ready for Mother's Day, Easter, and spring seasonal marketing. This is also an ideal time to start thinking about brand portrait sessions, particularly you're based in Shropshire and you'd like to book an outdoor session and want to make the most of the warmer weather longer days.

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The Visual Book

January 23, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

Ecommerce product photography for The Visual Book featuring their beautiful range of digital photo albums and audio greetings cards.

 


George & Vicky

January 16, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

Being asked to photograph the weddings of my business clients is easily one of the greatest privileges of my job because we already have experience working together and so that initial 20 minutes of getting used to me taking their photo isn’t a thing. George, who I am lucky to be able to work with regularly for his fantastic business Shropshire Macarons married his beautiful wife Vicky at the Hundred House Hotel in November which provided the perfect autumnal backdrop for their Harry Potter themed wedding. During all our chats in the run up to their big day Vicky was working tirelessly on their wedding decorations and we both got to share ideas about all the fun ways we could add a little something special to their photos. It was a wonderful collaboration from start to finish and I’m so, so happy with the way the photos turned out.

So buckle in, this was a full day (10 hour) shoot from prep to dancing, get yourself a cuppa, it’s going to be a goodie.

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Suppliers:

Macaron tower – Shropshire Macarons

Dress - Emstrey Bridal

Bowtie – Blue Eyes Bow Ties

Suits – Moss Bros

Flowers – Flowers By Lou

Confetti – Shropshire Petals

Venue – The Hundred House

Flower Girl Flower Crown – Teasel and Bloom

Photography -  Christina Clare Photography

 


December Recap

January 09, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

In December, I committed to allowing myself to go slowly. It’s not easy, especially when there’s always a voice in the back of my mind telling me that slowing down is wasting time, but I have to remind myself that time will pass no matter what, and I can spend that time filling each of my days to the brim or I can appreciate each one as it comes, so when family life gets busy, and my children are depending on me to ferry them between choir performances and Christmas parties and I have to remember the endless flow of Christmas jumper days, dress, raffle prize donations and a hundred other things, it's not fair to them, my clients or myself to try to spin all plates at once.

So we spent a lot of time at home, going on walks about this gorgeous countryside we live in and just taking photos for myself which was lovely. One of our personal December highlights was the annual Bridgnorth tractor run which passes by our kitchen window in a parade of festive, rural jolliness that always marks the beginning of Christmas.

After such a great break I'm ready to get back to my work with a fresh perspective and can't wait to see what product and brand photography work we can create together for all of your small businesses.

Upcoming prep for next month:

For my recurring clients or those of you who plan to be, check your calendar, and budget for the quarter and have a think about the most cost-effective way to use your photography funds. That could be saving it all for a catalogue shoot to cover a whole bunch of new products and designs when they’re ready, or a day long location shoot to cover various types of content for a website relaunch, or it could mean splitting it up into multiple smaller sessions that will give you a steady stream of fresh seasonal content throughout the year. Now is a great time to slide into my DMs to chat about plans you have for the upcoming months (Valentines Day being a biggie!) so we can make your next session cover as much ground as possible.

 


Bake It Special 3

December 05, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

Food product photography for Bake It Special and their beautifully crafted baked Christmas goodie boxes. Lisa is a gifted baker and cake artist who makes amazing, bespoke wedding cakes for lucky couples in Telford and Shropshire but who also, once a year opens up a fabulous Christmas shop for those of us who aren’t planning cake worthy events but still want in on the cake and cookie action. Our photoshoots cover packaging shots, content shots (styled individually for each gift box option) and this year I also catalogued each cookie design so that customers are able to put together their own boxes based on the design options they would like. Check out the Christmas shop here.

 

 

Head over to Instagram and Facebook for more photos, updates and behind the scenes.
See you there!

 

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