Category: photostudiocolchester

National Animal Welfare Trust – 2018 Calendar

Years ago we used to have rescue dog, her name was ‘Zena’ (her name at the rescue I didn’t have the heart to change it) she was a black lab mix, a big softie, sweetest nature and the best ever companion. We still miss her today she was very much part of our family and I have always wanted to give something back to the rescue to say thank you for our lovely furry friend. So I approached the National Animal Welfare Trust and asked them if I could take pics of some of their rescue dogs for a 2018 Calendar to help raise funds for the rescue which is in Clacton, Essex. They do such an amazing job of looking after and rehoming dogs, cats and other animals if you are interested in ordering a Calendar and supporting this great cause please contact them or drop me a line. All funds go to the NAWT rescue centre in Clacton.

Here is Arthur one of the rescue dogs who has now found his forever home.

Woohoo Nicholas McCarthy’s new album cover!

I know it’s been a while since I added a blog post, after a busy summer I took some time off and lost myself on a boat on the Norfolk Broads and loved a week away on Rhodes cycling to deserted beaches and eating lots of greek salad. Now I’m back having switched one of my labels from being a ‘smoker’ to being a ‘vaper’ I have also had my haircut and am seriously reconsidering the gym!

So a little piece of news ( which I am really chuffed about) is Nicholas McCarthy (Pianist) has chosen to use one of my images to use on his new album cover Echoes which is out now he is also on tour see more info here.

Mothers Day Special Offer

Mothers Day Special Offer (1)

As long as you call to book your photo session before the closing date your actual shoot date can be booked for a date after 31st March. My studio is in Colchester, Essex.

Call 01206 823299 or email lindsay@thefamilyphotographer.co.uk

Website-https://thefamilyphotographer.co.uk/

 

Playing catch up with my social media

Wow that was a busy summer of photography, I am not complaining I have loved every minute of it. My work is so varied it never gets boring one day I am shooting a tiny little newborn only a few days old the next I am taking a portrait of a CEO of a London legal firm. Even the product photography can become absorbing and all consuming, in my work I am a perfectionist so the devil really is in the detail.

Take the Wedding flowers I shoot, its not all about he composition and getting the lighting right, its about every leaf and every petal looking the best it can look.

Life is pretty messy when you look at it close up on your PC screen, leaves and petals have nibbles, holes, growths, fungus, bugs, rips, colour variations all have to spotted,studied and corrected as part of my editing process. I don’t really like gardening but I do love nature and its beautiful¬†patterns and design.

Here’s a few shots from my most recent Wedding Flowers & Accessories Magazine shoot.

Thanks for looking, for more info on my product photography please go to my website which tells you more about my commercial assignments Lindsay Wakelin Photography.

 

Flower Jam 25.08.16-362

Jades Flowers 24.08.16-151

The Wild Fox 24.08.16-246

Sussex Cutting Garden 24.08.16-175

Amega Fleur Floral Design 25.08.16-326

Amega Fleur Floral Design 25.08.16-313

Jades Flowers 24.08.16-165

Achillea 25.08.16-449

James Bernard 25.08.16-371

Portraits of Tim Andrews – Over The Hill Project

Tim Andrews- Fragile 1
Tim Andrews- Fragile 1

I first photographed Tim a few years ago for his Over The Hill project¬†, I was delighted when he agreed to another shoot last week. Tim who has Parkinsons Disease started ‘Over the hill’ in 2008 and over the last 8 years he has been Photographed by over 400 Photographers. When I received an email to say that he was wrapping up the project I emailed him straight back and asked if he would be interested in posing for me again.

Tim Andrews- Fragile 2
Tim Andrews- Fragile 2

It’s rare as a Photographer to have the opportunity of someone offering to pose to be completely open minded and flexible, Tim is such a great sport an artist in his own right he is such a charming interesting person to spend time with. I wanted to explore my ideas around visually framing images of fragility and vulnerability he soon wrote back, “Dark, moody, feathers, eggs, naked, bubble wrap??? Are you kidding? Of course l am up for it!!!”

Tim Andrews- Fragile 3

Tim Andrews- Fragile 3

 

Product Photography for Wedding Flowers and Accessories Magazine

The latest edition of Wedding Flowers and Accessories is out, it was a pleasure to take pics of so many beautiful flowers, so happy I don’t suffer from Heyfever! Here are a few images from the shoot, to go to the florists website click on the image or for more information contact me: lindsay@lindsaywakelinphotography.com

Bouquet by Interflora
Bouquet by Interflora
Bouquet by Bramble and Wild
Bouquet by Bramble and Wild
Bouquet by Micheal Hill Brown
Bouquet by Michael Hill Brown
Bouquet by The Great Little Flower Company
Bouquet by The Great Little Flower Company