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My Silver Award Achievements with The Guild of Photographers

Photography has been my passion for many many years and yet still a week doesn’t pass when I don’t learn something new, whether it be in camera, lighting or in editing. Year on year I see how I continue to improve and grow and this is reflected by my awards and achievements.

Over this last year I have achieved several Silvers with The Guild of Photographers, a lovely step in the right direction from the previous years Bronzes of which I am still very proud.

I thought I would share some of my Silvers with you here. As you can see I have achieved Silver in Newborn, Maternity, Pets. and Portraiture too.

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Birds of Prey

I offer Pet Photography in my Portfolio which potentially can cover any pet which is suitable to travel and be safe in a studio environment. Last week I had the pleasure and excitement of photographing two stunning birds of prey, a Saker Falcon and a Harris Hawk. Both arrived in their travel boxes and were taken out one at a time. The handler kept the birds on a leash attached to either his glove or a perch so that there was no risk of flying and damaging their wings. I took a whole series of beautiful photographs which I then edited into a Fine Art style. Here are a few.

Note: When I have pets in the studio all soft furnishings are removed, and things that cannot be removed are covered fully with waterproof coverings to protect them. After a pet session the studio floor is fully steam cleaned to ensure it is perfect fro my next client. Safety and hygiene are my number one priorities.

New Session Available - Back to School

I have a NEW SESSION available called 'Back To School' . This is a wonderful way to capture the 'Back to School' milestone, whether it is for their first day at school, or the first day in a new form. Each edit is personalised to make is super special and memorable. 

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Part of the family

After some careful consideration I have decided to extend my portfolio to include Pet Sessions, after all, they are as much a part of the family as we are. I have created an All Inclusive Package which means you get the session and some images for one set price. Depending on interest I may extend the options, but always feel free to ask if you message or call. I am very flexible. 

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Behind the scenes at Judith Stewart Photography during a Newborn Shoot...

Christmas Mini Shoots 2016

 A little sneak peek from this years Xmas Mini Shoots.  I tried to keep props fairly simple this year. I have a mini wooden sleigh, a white crate, some giant fur cones, a stick tree and lots of Santa's hats of course. For the babies I have a lovely 'Santa' tub, great for popping them in and perfect to tuck up next to big brother or sister. 

Bring a prop

My aim is to create beautiful photographs during your Newborn Session that you will treasure forever. To do this I always invite parents to bring along any special items to the shoot. They are often items like a beautiful blanket that Nanny has crocheted, or an old teddy which was once Mummy's favourite. Sometimes the items can be larger, like this stunning 'toy' car that Mummy and Daddy bought for his nursery.  These extra special elements make the Newborn Session unique and personal to that family.

 

New Props

As a Newborn Photographer it is important to always be producing new and creative images. One of the ways I do this is by introducing new props. My latest prop is an absolutely adorable hand made 'hot air balloon' . This prop is so versatile as it is a perfect for little boys or girls as I've used neutral colours  and looks fabulous with any number of different coloured backdrops. The hot air balloon can be personalised with that crocheted blanket or hat knitted by Nanna, or with the beautiful soft toy gift too.