I took another little trip/break before the madness of wedding season with a lovely bunch of photographers.. We had such a laugh.. lots of dancing, (too much) drinking, good food, good company, walks through fields to watch the sunrise, rounders and lots of just switching off before the madness of wedding season kicked in. I took a ridiculously small handful of pictures, but here are a few. A mix of digital (colour) and film (B+W). Take me back….All rights reserved. Copyright Sally T Photography.
I’ve always had a fascination with the old, the industrial.. peeling facades, rust and old hand-painted signage. Near us are a few back streets making up a small industrial estate and I’ve always wanted to take my camera (even though D told me to watch out as is attracts ‘interesting’ characters..) I also quite fancied posting it as my last bit of personal work before my wedding season really kicks in a week on Saturday (SO EXCITED Greg and Kelly!) and my blog will be filled with much ‘prettier’ offerings than today’s post in coming weeks..
Anyway, here are a few from a little visit there a few weeks back..
Initially.. this may seem like a cop-out. This is my little girl, Vivi.. and working trying to get some nice shots of her is so much harder than when I run off to a local park to do a family/children/baby portraiture shoot with some lovely people that have booked me to get some nice snaps. Yes, I point my camera at her very regularly.. no, she doesn’t stay still.. and no, she never does what I ask her to when I try and take her picture.. I’ve wanted to get some close ups of V for a while.. suddenly she’s a little girl and I have no idea where my baby went..
Here are a few from 5 minutes in some gorgeous light outside our front door yesterday afternoon. (Taken in-between her doing her owl impression from ‘The Gruffalo’ and her personal interpretation of ‘Gangnam Style’)
Nicola got in touch about a family shoot a little while ago, and suggested popping along to Stewart Park. Emily, her little girl, was the best little model and was perfect in front of the camera – I loved her! Check out her jumping jacks and those shoes.. unfortunately she informed they may not come in my size….
A few months ago I visited a car boot sale/indoor flea market at Tynemouth, a gorgeous seaside town near Newcastle, with my sister, I ended up buying a few old cameras which didn’t work (a strange habit that I can’t kick!) and a bag of expired films, standard 35mm and 120. I had no idea what the results would be like apart from that the colour and contrast would be altered.
I took my little 35mm automatic camera (also from a market… there’s a trend developing here..) to January’s birthday parties. Now, I hardly ever go out at the moment so two parties in the same month was a big deal! Olivia turned 21 and one of my best friends Katie turned 23, in Newcastle and London respectively, and both were equally… shall we say… lively.
Here are the best of a very bad bunch of photographs I had developed today. I know their ‘look’ is all over the shop but there is something so fascinating with film, and I love the strange colours and crazy contrast, even if it did steal a lot of the detail.
I still have about 5 rolls of 120 film to develop but my favourite camera shop here seems to have closed its doors and I’m still scouting out a suitable replacement 😦
PS doesn’t Katie look like the perfect ‘Birthday Girl’.. and also a little like Princess Peach from Mario Bros??
What a lovely start to the day! Our Alice shoot has been featured by the lovely northern blog Brides Up North this morning ❤
My poor little car even got a mention in the piece, almost worth losing it to get good results from the shoot (down to the styling, our dream team and uber-organised Katy)… as Julia herself said:
“OMG OMG OMG I am all of a flutter! I have a wedding blog fashion exclusive to share with you this morning that is possibly one of the most well executed bridal inspiration shoots that I have seen yet (and trust me, I see A LOT!)”
So go check it out and in the next few days I’ll show the full shot on here too.
I know, I know… I tease too much. The full Alice shoot from a few weeks ago is going to be blogged this week on Brides Up North, but I just couldn’t resist sharing a handful more instant photos. I promise that as soon as they’re revealed I’ll put them all up here too for your perusal.
I am holding my first ever competition in time for Valentine’s Day, you and your beloved could win a Love Shoot…. Check it out here and give it a go ❤
On Saturday I met up with a lovely bride and her mother to chat all things ‘wedding’.. and ended up nattering on about a few nightmare scenarios, including (horrifyingly!) the bride’s mum’s wedding in which the priest had had a few too many sherries and drunkenly began the ‘marriage’ by reading out the funeral ceremony…?! As mishaps go it can’t get much worse than that! *touch wood!*
On Sunday I had an exciting Skype meeting, but more on that later……………
And finally, today I took some promo photos for a feature on an up-and-coming broadcast journalist.. as well as finding out that Andrew & Meri’s winter wedding will be gracing the pages of Whimsical Wonderland Weddings this week too!
Did you all have a good weekend?
PS Yes I have painted my scraggy nails since these photos were taken!