The McClurey Family {Family Shoot}

I say it at some point every year.. when the wedding craziness of Summer dies down I love being booked in for a few family shoots in the Autumn. I’ve had a few with the wonderful colours of October over the past few weeks but, for now, here are The McClurey family, who I’ve been meaning to blog for months now.

All I ever want to achieve at family shoots, aside from getting a few ‘mantlepiece’ shots, is just children being themselves. Whether it’s cheeky smiles, playing with their favourite toy, showing me their bedroom, photo-bombing each other, pulling crazy faces or showing some rare sibling appreciation.. seeing little personalities coming through is just the best thing ever. THIS is why I hate studio family photography. In my opinion.. the madness of childhood is a million times better suited to them pottering around their own environment at home, or doing something they love to do.. letting them run riot at the park, the beach, the playground.. I want them to show me what they’re really like and to see smiling faces without me having to ask. This, for me, is what family photography is about. The McClurey Family July 2014-107The McClurey Family July 2014-009The McClurey Family July 2014-001The McClurey Family July 2014-011 The McClurey Family July 2014-017The McClurey Family July 2014-021 The McClurey Family July 2014-037 The McClurey Family July 2014-039 The McClurey Family July 2014-041 The McClurey Family July 2014-047 The McClurey Family July 2014-056 The McClurey Family July 2014-057 The McClurey Family July 2014-067 The McClurey Family July 2014-071 The McClurey Family July 2014-077 The McClurey Family July 2014-085 The McClurey Family July 2014-091 The McClurey Family July 2014-101 The McClurey Family July 2014-103All rights reserved. Copyright Sally T Photography.


Work, work, work..

It’s all go over here, so I apologise for a lack of posts! I have a backlog and also not enough time to do everything I’d like at the moment, meaning blog posts have fallen by the wayside temporarily..

I have 11 weeks of uni left until freedom, our belated honeymoon and getting cracking with wedding season! Photography is the only colour in my life at the moment, I have new kit and I haven’t had to opportunity to really go and play about with it!

I’m doing kiddy winks and a family shoot this weekend, which I can’t wait to get out for, and 4 ‘inspiration’ shoot plans coming up in the next few months, including being asked to be second shooter for fantastic local photographer Katie Byram this month.

Here is the view from my life at the moment and I promise to post something more interesting very, very soon!

Have a great weekend everybody!

Sally x

Tees Valley Weddings Shoot (Preview)

When Joanna from Tees Valley Weddings (a site to inspire and help brides in the NE) asked me if I’d be interested in a vintage vs contemporary wedding shoot at Whinstone View as the vintage photographer I jumped at the chance. I always get slightly nervous meeting more established photographers because I feel they’ll always know so much more than me, and that my equipment isn’t the best, and that they’ll have better ideas than me…. etc etc, but Michael & Phil from C & S Photography were lovely (their style is much more traditional) and I think the three of us together produced a good variety of images from the day showing a good variety of styles. Here are a few of my favourite shots from the day 🙂

Sally xx


Organiser: Joanna at Tees Valley Weddings

Venue: Whinstone View

Vintage Photography: Sally T Photography

Headpieces: What Katy Did Next

Make Up: Make-Up By Jo

Hair: Adrian Wray Hairdressing

Clothing: Kate Fearnley Boutique & Dolly Mama Boutique & Bex Brides

Recent Press

Well it’s been a busy few weeks to say the least! I’m signing off for a week now as I’m getting married myself on Saturday and then taking a week out to go to the Lake District for some quiet time with David and our daughter, Vivienne. I’ll leave you for the moment with some recent coverage I’ve had from the UK wedding blogs.

Matthew and Lynsey’s Engagement Shoot was featured on Brides Up North and Wedding Sugar, blogs that I love that are extremely useful for local suppliers in the North East, and Love My Dress for the What Katy Did Next shoot from a few weeks ago. I have so much more to share from Katy’s shoot but it’ll have to wait now I’m afraid! Check out her new website though, and I’m pleased to reveal that the ‘Sally’ headband is named after me, which is very flattering 🙂

Back soon and wish me luck!

Sally xx