What better time to be a photographer in Suffolk? The countryside in this part of the world is so beautiful, and in the colder months there’s nothing better than the sound of crisp leaves under your feet.
The image above is from a shoot taken a few years ago now, outside The Wentworth Hotel and I think it really epitomises just how much fun portraits can be (even in adverse weather conditions!)
It’s a shame that with Christmas fast approaching, and the quest for that all-important knock-out gift weighing on our minds that we often forget to take the time to stop and appreciate the natural world around us.
And, that’s what’s great about my job – the whole focus of it is capturing families in beautiful settings, producing images that highlight the season as well as the dynamic of the household I’m working with.
Being a portrait photographer (whether its children, adults or a mixture of the two), you’d think I’d be the one fed up of standing in the cold whilst I encourage the grumpy toddlers to run around in the leaves or along the rough shoreline at either Aldeburgh or Southwold – not at all! (most of them aren’t actually grumpy for a start – they love it!) Yet, being based in such a beautiful part of the world allows me the freedom to create wonderful family portraits with different people every day of the week.
In the run up to Christmas, and with the snow falling outside it can be easy to find lots of things to complain about. If anything, this time of year makes me stop and take in my surroundings and situation more than any other – I help people create the perfect Christmas gift for their loved ones, all the while allowing them a fun family day out!
This year, if you feel like you’re walking on thin ice and want to surprise someone with that extra special present, I snow full well that a family portrait package with me will cure all of those winter blues.
When I looked back on my blog recently I was sad – sad I’d neglected it for so long!
Needless to say, I’m back now and ready to devote some more time to this!
When you run your own business, decide to give up your store front, move house and relocate your office into your new home, I think it’s fair to say that there are certain aspects of your company that can be forgotten, and writing my blog has been one of them!
Believe me, I love taking the time out of a busy morning or afternoon to sit with my thoughts for half an hour and jot them down here for everyone to read – sometimes I just forget to do this!
More recently, I’ve been working really hard to expand the family portrait side of the business. You may have seen various communications about this through my different channels (because hopefully you follow them – click on the icons above if not to have a browse!). I love all aspects of photography of course, but have always really enjoyed shooting family portraits in the autumn/winter months.
Not only do these provide really great Christmas ideas (even for those family members who are ridiculously hard to buy for!) but they also leave each family unit with some wonderful memories, which can be saved and cherished forever!
As an add on to my portrait packages, I now include a wonderfully interactive film for each family so that they can showcase their photographs beautifully and with real flare – it’s a wonderful asset to have if you have a moving digital picture frame at home too – these films look just fantastic on the mantle piece!
If you’re reading this and I’ve managed to get your attention and spark some interest in booking a shoot (I still have a few slots left before Christmas!) then click on the contact link above and get in touch! We’d love to hear from you and offer a wide range of locations for you to choose from, or you can of course suggest some yourself!
That’s all from me for now – got to get back to the grind!
Fun family portraits on the beach, a walk in the forest or river dipping adventures are just a few of the great locations for family portraits with acclaimed photographer Tony Pick. It’s an ideal time to have your family portraits taken with the autumn colours and what better Christmas present than beautiful portraits of the children for grandparents and family. Or treat someone to a family portrait gift voucher.
Bookings and gift vouchers available here Please tell all your friends about our lifestyle family portraits
This package also includes your personal online web gallery for sharing with family and friends around the world. A typical family portrait session includes in excess of 60 copyright free high resolution digital photographs in b&w and colour for you to create albums and prints to cherish forever. Pictures are also supplied in low resolution for the kids to share.
Come to the Suffolk seaside for a day out, portrait sessions and viewings available on same day so tell all your friends about this amazing portrait offer. Don’t forget your bucket and spades and towels!
Here’s a b&w image I took in Oct 2010 along the river Alde opposite Aldeburgh yacht club. This brand new boat held it’s mooring that day but smaller dingy’s ended up in Holland! A poweful gust blew me off my feet too… View gallery
Half term family and children’s portraits offer only £295 including 60+ colour and b&w digital photographs in high resolution for creating your own albums and prints – A lovely gift…
Only six places left so book before they all go at http://www.tonypickphotography.co.uk/portraits.html
I’ve just released my new Landscapes, Portraits & Adobe Lightroom Group Photo Training days for Feb to April.
Six new courses for beginners through to advanced photographers so choose a workshop and date that suits you, be quick before they go.
Fantastic value, only £95 …learn the secret to photography success… Book here