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My own children outdoors in the winter

Despite what you might think, winter is a gorgeous time of year for photography. The sunshine is particularly unique, and of course there is frost and snow.

So it seemed right I share a whole bunch of photos I’ve taken recently of my children so you can see for yourselves that winter does not necessarily mean no location shoots!

First of all though – some slightly more stylised portraits I’ve taken of them recently:

Children location photography

And some slightly more cheerful portraits!

Children location photography

Here we are down at Rainham Marshes, enjoying the cold January sunshine:

Children location photography

Children location photography

Children location photography

And because nobody’s children are angels all the time:

Children location photography

And finally.. I leave you with some photos taken in the recent snow in Greenwich Park with my smaller, more portable camera! It’s a Panasonic GF-1 with 20mm lens if people are interested – it’s no way up to the quality of my D700 and lenses but in natural light especially it can do a fabulous job:

Children location photography

I have good availability at present as the winter months are often quiet post Christmas, so as a result I have a special deal on mini session CDs right now (£100 off if you pay before the session). Get in touch soon before the warmer weather and increased bookings makes it harder to get your slot!

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Business News, Christmas 2011

Great news here at Silver Ash Photography! It’s not even December and I’m already pretty close to fully booked before Christmas since opening the books again a few weeks ago – business is going very well, and I’ve already done one session. All the sessions are outdoors ones, which just proves that demand for natural backdrops for cherished family portraits is in no danger of going away even in the winter time.

As a result, I’ve made the decision to NOT offer a studio day this side of Christmas as there simply isn’t time in amongst all my other bookings! I will revisit this idea next year at some point, although I have to say I am enjoying all the outdoor sessions. Autumn is ending, although there are still some leaves on the floor, making for some really special photos.

I’ve also made the decision to shrink my area of coverage as it’s clear I can get enough sessions in my local area to fill my books and I’ll certainly not miss travelling 1-2 hours up the motorway for a session! So my area now covers South East London (no mini sessions outside of this area) and South and most parts of East London and some parts of Kent and Essex for full sessions/newborns. I’ll make an exception for multiple sessions booked on the same day if you’re 1-2 hours away, so if you can find a friend who also wants a session near to you, that could work.

If you want to make a booking, I’d recommend doing so very soon as I have one, maybe two slots left for Christmas delivery.

I can always squeeze in newborns, but can’t guarantee Christmas delivery at this point as they’ll have to take priority behind those I have promised Christmas delivery for, although of course I will do my best. I do have some space for some non-Christmas delivery sessions after the 11th December and of course there is plenty of availability in the new year at this moment in time.

If you’re a previous customer and would like to order any products for Christmas, let me know and I’ll rehost your gallery for you – I may even be able to offer you some special offers! I’ve upgraded and updated the ordering gallery so it is even smarter and easier to use these days.

In other news, I’ve added new posts describing how to book a session, and answering questions about what to wear and other questions. I’ve also made a change to the way I handle sneak peeks. I used to offer them not long after the session but before the full gallery was available to the customer. These days I show them AFTER the client has ordered, so they get the full impact of seeing their photos for the first time all at once.

I’m looking forward to sharing my first post-maternity-leave sneak peek before too long so keep a close eye open! In the meantime, here are a few photos taken this autumn of my own family (plus a few from the obligatory fireworks at this time of year!) to share:

C on her third birthday - C on her third birthdayPosing in the park - Posing in the parkC pouts - C poutsG can now sit unsupported! - G can now sit unsupported!B refuses to come any closer - B refuses to come any closerWrong time of year for flowers! - Wrong time of year for flowers!C plays in the park - C plays in the parkB finally stops for a photo - B finally stops for a photoAfter much bribery, C smiles for me - After much bribery, C smiles for meC and me and the view from Greenwich Park - C and me and the view from Greenwich ParkFireworks at Leeds Castle - Fireworks at Leeds CastleMore fireworks at Leeds Castle - More fireworks at Leeds Castle

Click on the thumbnails for a bigger view.

Looking forward to hearing from you all, and meeting some of you for your booked sessions!

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