Coronavirus Info

CORONAVIRUS INFO: My studio is currently still open, however because of the recent government recommendations if you have a shoot booked with me and would prefer to defer your shoot to another date you are free to do so.

For clients who still wish to go ahead I would like to reassure you that I am taking the following precautions for each shoot.

1) Not shaking hands on arrival

2) Washing my hands between each shoot

3) Disinfecting door handles after each shoot

3) Maintaining the recommended 1 meter distance from other people 

Product photography in the studio

Apparently these days you only have 15 seconds before your potential customers leave your website. That’s why professional photography for you, your website and your products is important to make you stand out from your competitors. If you need product cut out or on pure white backgrounds or lifestyle images please get in contact.

Email: lindsay@lindsaywakelinphotography.com

Call: 01206 511986

John Waterhouse inspired portraits

I remember standing and staring in awe at the ‘The Lady of Shalott’ when I saw it years ago in a London gallery. It’s a picture I had on my wall when I gave birth to my daughter at home, it’s one of those pictures which has stayed with me through my life. I have always loved the softness of the colours the mystery and the femininity shown in paintings by John Waterhouse. Here are some recent portrait images I took at my studio which were definitely inspired by his beautiful art.

A red haired teenage girl wearing a white dress with red berries in her hair. Looking at the camera holding a small branch with more red berries and green leaves. The image is dark and moody but the red of her hair and the berries make the image pop.
A young woman dressed in white with bare arms holding a thin branch which is spiky and rambling. The woman has long blonde wavy hair which falls to her waist. On her head she has two small antlers, the background is dark and the colours are dark and light with the gold of her blonde hair and white dress in contrast to the darkness of the rest of the image.
A teenage girl with long auburn hair has her arms gently folded and is looking seriously at the camera. She is wearing a dark green velvet jacket which has red and green patterned strips on it. In her hair she has red berries almost like a crown. Her expression is one of innocence and at the same time strength. Holding herself tall she appears to have a quiet confidence.
A young woman is looking off to the side, she is slim and wears a white lacy dress. Her hair is long down to her waist and is loose blonde hair.

New year new website

The year started off mega busy with a mix of studio shoots and visiting premises. I share my Colchester Photo Studio with other Photographers & creatives for a nominal fee of only £25 p/h. To give more info about the studio I have updated the studio website here. I hire the studio out to film makes, pro photographers, students, amateur photographers and also offer tuition if needed. If you want to have a chat or find out more please call me on 01206 511986. Thanks

Colchester Photo Studio

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Double Spam!

So (grrr) last year I had problems with my Blog being hacked and my site being bombarded with hundreds of posts advertising American football shirts of all things! This year it has happened again and after a few months of head scratching and research online my very talented IT guru Tony has helped me to create a new more (and fingers crossed hopefully) secure version of my Blog but sadly have lost some posts in the process. So when you look at the dates please don’t be too judgy it’s just one of those things…

Official opening of Turner Road Diagnostic Centre in Colchester.

I was really chuffed to be asked by the Diagnostic Centre in Colchester to provide some images for their walls in the new centre. This evening was the official opening so I took along my dad as my wing man. He looked so smart in his suit, thanks for coming with me dad. Another moment and memory to treasure.

 

Are you looking to hire a Photography Studio?

I welcome all Photographers to come a long and share my studio, I only charge £25 p/h this includes use of all the equipment and a black or white backdrop. If you are not a pro but are interested in finding out more about studio lighting then I also offer tuition to help you get set up. All you need to bring is some enthusiasm and your DSLR camera.

You can book via my website  or call 01206 823299 if you have any questions or just want to chat about your requirements.

 

 

Spam attack!

So sorry if I deleted you, but my Blog has recently been targeted by Spammers advertising their wears on my blog, over the last few days I have had to delete over 900 posts and delete over 7000 subscribers! For now I think it’s best I block everything until I can see the new Plug-in I have installed works. Please be patient if you visit my Blog and see unrelated posts it’s spam which is somehow sneaking in I am closely monitoring my site and finding out more about tools which will help me block these horrible bots.