Happy New Year from your Surrey Family Photographer.
Thank you to all of the lovely families I have met this year and photographed. Thank you also to those families that I was lucky enough to see and photograph again in 2017 and to those of you that have already booked in for 2018!
I am loving staying in touch with so many of you so thank you for stopping and saying hello down at the supermarket, thank you for the Christmas cards you sent and I do love those little messages that many of you post just saying hello on Facebook or in my email inbox.
It is a great experience to help families produce these beautiful portrait memories and when I am updating my website, at this time of year in particular, when I see your photographs again I am often wondering how you are all getting on since I last saw you.
Looking back at 2017
I hope your Christmas break was as restful and enjoyable as ours was? We were very excited to be spending our first Christmas in our new family home here in Farnham.
I have to admit I was so excited about being in our own home again I had the Christmas tree up before the end of November! There is a first time for everything I guess and I have to say it was lovely having an extra long Christmas celebration this year. We had a lot to celebrate and feel grateful for as a family. 2017 was a big year of change with our move to Farnham, Surrey.
I know I have mentioned our move to Farnham so many times before but it really has been a big and exciting change for us. One of the most exciting things for me has been the opportunity to refresh my business and meet lots of wonderful new families in the local area. We really couldn’t have chosen a more friendly and welcoming area to move into.
Moving to Farnham and discovering the Farnham Bike Ride Charity also gave me the motivation and inspiration to begin my charity project ‘Kids and their Bikes’. I have sent a few cheques of to the charity at the end of 2017 and I am looking forward to seeing more families sign up for this great charity event this year in 2018.
I have also started offering business head shots to fellow business owners in the area after joining some new networking groups in the local area. It’s really not only business people that need a good head shot. I think everyone deserves to have a flattering and professionally produced portrait to use on their social media platforms. I hope to develop a page on my website later this year so you will be able to see some examples of the head shots I have taken so far.
Looking forward into 2018
I will be posting my mini session dates for Spring, Summer and Autumn very soon.
I really enjoy offering these short sessions as they are a great way for new families to try out my photography service before committing to a full family session in the future. It is also a great way for my current family clients to keep their walls updated with family portraits in between their full family sessions.
The Farnham Charity Bike Ride project is ongoing so families can apply to take part at any time and there will be an exhibition of the best images to date at The Riverside Cafe and Gallery at The Farnham Maltings, in July, 2018.
My next head shots session is happening on the 1st of February and even though it’s cold outside I have some very keen all-weather cycling families who have booked in for their ‘Kids and their Bikes’ portraits later this month.
I have my hat, thermals and fingerless gloves at the ready! If anyone can recommend some really good wellie socks that don’t get eaten up/fall down inside wellies then do let me know!
2018: it’s exciting and we (meaning my camera and I) are ready for you!