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Commercial-Event-Photography-CIPD-Awards-Ceremony

June 26, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Having worked as an Editorial Press Photographer for the past 12 years, I jumped at the chance to photograph the annual CIPD North East Awards ceremony, held at the Gosforth Marriott hotel in Newcastle.  A black-tie event, I was tasked with documenting the fun and celebrations of the evening, which is exactly the thing that I do, nothing too posed, "just" to document the evening as it unfolds!  I say "just", but that's a bit of an understatement, I'm on the go the whole evening, always looking out for something happening over the other side of the room.  I love to get amongst the crowd and photograph people laughing, having fun, celebrating, I'm also looking out for the little details, like the table decor, the guest entertainers, like Paul Slattery the caricaturist, balloon modeller Buddy's Balloons and the GIF Photo Booth!  With BBC Breakfast Radio Newcastle presenters Alfie Joey and Anna Foster hosting the evening, I knew the evening would run smoothly, but it was also heaps of fun too - I even ended up in the Photo-booth with them at one point!  Below are a small selection of photographs I took on the night, I think they capture the mood of the evening pretty well! CIPDNE2017-160CIPDNE2017-160The CIPD North East Awards ceremony 2017 held at the Gosforth Marriott, Newcastle. Commercial Photography by Silverbird Photography

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Family Mini-Shoot

June 21, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

On a glorious hot summers day last week, I went to visit Rachel and Myles and their gorgeous son, Heath in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham.  Rachel had contacted me about my Mini Photo shoot offer as she wanted some updated photos of Heath, and of the whole family together to send to grandparents and relatives who don't live close by.  The MiniShoot lasts only 30 minutes, which is about the perfect amount of time for a busy four-year-old, and great for the rest of the family too if you don't have very much time to spare!  If you would like a Mini Photo Shoot of you and your family over the Summer Holidays, I can literally swoop in and join in with whatever you're doing, perhaps a family picnic, a visit to the seaside or a country walk, anything goes!!  Starting at just £50 for half an hour with one 10x8 print, or £100 and up to 25 hi-res files to download and print to your heart's desire.  I'm now taking bookings, so please contact me for further information.

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Happy Wedding Anniversary

June 08, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Happy First Wedding anniversary to one gorgeous couple Kelly and Michael!  Married on 8th June 2016, at St. Mary's Church in Richmond and afterwards at the Yorkshire Wedding Barn in Gilling, North Yorkshire.  The weather was a little bit sunnier and warmer than it is today!  I am so honoured that you chose me to document your day!  Mr and Mrs Thistlethwaite: You guys are awesome!! Here are some of my favourite photos from the day :)

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Buttercup-Meadows-lifestyle-photography

June 06, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Time passes quickly, too quickly!  Especially with small children who are growing and changing so quickly.  I realised this looking back through photos I've taken of my own children.  Like you, I have hundreds of snaps on my mobile phone, but how many of those do you actually print off and keep in a frame?  So you're thinking well, yes Emily, I would love some professional photographs of my kids, but weekends with a young family are busy, right?  But fear not, it really doesn't take up a whole big chunk of your day to capture some beautiful images for you to cherish forever.

In between a dance class, rugby training and a Birthday Party, the weather was nice and sunny so we grabbed a football and a frisbee and headed out for a short walk from our home in Durham.  Just around the corner we stumbled upon this glorious meadow of buttercups! I really love to photograph outdoors on location, capturing the season and the moment, happy smiles and "gappy" teeth included!  I offer low cost, high-value Mini Photo shoots, which last 30 minutes, at a location of your choice, for £50 including one 10x8inch print.  Please contact me if you would like to book a Mini session, I'd love to hear from you! ButtercupsMini lifestyle shoot summer outdoors buttercup meadow children  

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Mother-and-baby-at-home-portraits

May 21, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

As babies grow and change so fast, it's really important to capture them in photographs that you can cherish and look back on in years to come.  Rachelle was looking for some relaxed portrait-style photographs of her and her nine-month-old daughter at her home in Monkseaton, Newcastle.  The beauty of photo shoots at home are that baby (and mum!) are comfortable in familiar surroundings.  There's no rushing around to get to a studio, I will come to you!  This lends itself very well to my style of documentary or "reportage "photography.  I tend to let baby lead the photo shoot, nothing is too rigid, and I aim to make every photo shoot a fun and enjoyable experience. What a gorgeous happy baby you have Rachelle!  If you would like a photo session in your home or on location please get in touch!  Here are a few images from our session together...

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