VOUCHER, VINTAGE AND WEDDING
The tail end of 2022 has been a difficult one for my family. My dad died at the start of September and my sister, Liz, last Saturday, 17 December. There has been a good deal of photography work in these months, but very little time for work on my website, which is why the blog has languished. So here is a bit of a catch up, with two new aspects of the business thrown in: digitisation of vintage photos and photoshoot vouchers.
PHOTOSHOOT VOUCHERS: A REQUEST THAT LED TO A NEW LINE OF WORK
A week or so ago I had an email via my website contact form from an Italian guy in France. His sister-in-law lives only a little way from me, and he and his wife wanted to buy her a photoshoot for Christmas. Could I do some kind of photoshoot voucher?
Well – yes I can. I don’t know why I have never thought of it before. But after a bit of discussion about my work, about timings and terms and payment, we set the thing up. Here is the photoshoot voucher as sent – but don’t try just printing it to claim your own! I know who the voucher is for – please contact me by email for your own photoshoot present.
VINTAGE: DIGITISING YOUR OLD PHOTOS
My dad’s death, as mentioned in a previous blog, led to a fair bit of work putting together images of him over the years. I have scanned slides and negatives, and photographed prints with a good macro lens, so as to digitise material which could otherwise be lost. I have also used images that have been scanned by CJK Digital – another firm within our family – and they can also deal with VHS and other media.
Preserving and sharing precious family photos is one of those jobs that many people intend to get round to but never do. Contact me or CJK for direct help in making those memories available for the next generation!
Two vintage images of my family in the sixties and early seventies, digitised by Paul of CJK Digital
WEDDING: CAPTURING MEMORIES AS A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
As it happened the final marriage of a memorable year of wedding photography was my niece’s. Beautiful Katie married her Luke beside Lake Windermere in November – the most balmy November and most glorious wedding. My sister Liz was there – released from hospital for the weekend with just one drain tube left in place to give away her very serious illness.
Taking wedding photographs becomes almost a sacred duty at such times, and for my own sister and niece I found the emotion almost too much. The photo here of the family group was shot with tears in my eyes – but then I sometimes have tears in my eyes at strangers’ weddings too. For me, the job involves emotional commitment – I want to create photos that carry the heart along with the mind.
Photos © copyright Andrew King Photography