Family Portrait Photography

A few months back I did a family portrait shoot with Sarah and Leigh together with their baby daughter, Olivia. They are a great looking family and were brilliant to work with in the studio. They were keen to try out most things and were very quick to settle down and feel at ease. Olivia was not only a gorgeous little girl she was also very well behaved throughout.

They actually came to me as a result of a portrait voucher one of my previous portrait clients had bought them as gift. It always a nice feeling when people come to me as a result of a recommendation.

When I’m working with people in the studio I like to do a nice mix of shots to give them plenty of choice, there will usually be some shots of everyone together, as well as individual shots and then smaller groups such as shot of just the children or just the parents etc.

Sarah & Leigh are planning to get married sometime soon and it would be a real pleasure to photograph their wedding…(I hope they ask me!)

If you would like to book a portrait photography session or find out further information then please give me a call 01787 474923 or use the contact form now!

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The perfect Christmas gift – That just keeps on giving

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A Photo shoot experience with Tony Sale Photography Including a beautifully printed 9” photo of your choice.

An exciting opportunity is just waiting for you here at Tony Sale Photography. An amazing experience we believe you will enjoy and never forget. Plus, wonderful images that will astound and delight you for many years to come.

A variety of pictures will be taken during the session and a private  intimate viewing  of the images will then enable you to choose your favourites…..there is also one beautifully printed 9″ x 6″ photo included

A thoughtful and caring gift this Christmas for those you love at a very special price of just £65.

It’s very easy to purchase a gift voucher

  • Call us during office hours on 01787 474923
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We look forward to hearing from you soon.






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Children’s Portrait Photography

A popular recent post on my facebook page, photo of my niece’s son I think he looks quite cute in this photo but……



…..It wasn’t always like that, he spent quite some time being a bit moody and demanding and playing up in front of the camera. But hey he’s only young and doesn’t really know any better, so it was up to me to make things work. What did I/we do? Well, a little bit of playing ‘king of the castle’ at the top of the cart lodge steps and a bit of running around with the dog and he started to come around. I wouldn’t say he was ever totally up for it but he certainly became a lot more accommodating and we got some really nice shots.
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Family Portrait Photography


I was recently hired to take some family portraits at an 80th Birthday celebration.  Jim, who’s birthday it was lives and works on a farm in Pebmarsh north Essex and that’s where the shoot took place. It was a beautiful day with some with lots of sunshine and tea on the lawn. He was there with his wife four children and grandchildren. We got some wonderful photos but these are two of my favourites.


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If you would like to find out more about family portrait photography then do get in touch using the contact form.

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Wedding Photography Newland Hall

I recently photographed the wedding of Nicola & Steve at Newland Hall near Chelmsford in Essex, in fact I am right now in the middle of designing their beautiful Bellissimo wedding album.

Anyway they were such a wonderful couple I thought I would share a quick image with you now, I will blog more details and photos in the coming weeks.


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Pure joy as the Nicola and Steve get married at Newland Hall

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Street Photography in North Essex – Clacton and Walton


I recently went with a very good friend (and fellow photographer), Jeff Turnbull, for a day of ‘street photography’ in the north Essex towns of Clacton and Walton. Not only are Clacton and Walton both seaside towns but they both also boast the presence of a pier. The idea was to go out and capture something of the spirit of the towns and the people and to record it anonymously.

Clacton you may remember is the first place in the country to elect a UKIP MP, Douglas Carswell, and it was during the period of the campaign that we visited the town.

You may be wondering what the term ‘Street Photography’ means. Well I think the best way to explain is to point you to a brief definition by photographer  Larry E Fink, I have produced this below together with a link to his web site, please do take a look he has some excellent work.

Heading for the pier


Not very friendly


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Man outside the pub Clacton main street


Fighting Seagulls (if only they were Peacocks)


Deep in Thought


Sharing a moment together!


A rare sight smoking in public!


Does he mean me?


UKIP Supporter and party member


Having fun

Street Photography: A Brief Definition 

It is a branch of realistic fine-art photography that records unposed scenes in public places (streets, parks, restaurants, stores, museums, libraries, airports; train, bus, and subway stations, etc.)

The primary subject is people, at rest or in motion, alone or with others, going about the every-day activities of life (walking, sitting, standing, waiting, reading, eating, talking, listening, laughing, daydreaming, greeting, parting, working, playing, shopping, viewing art, sightseeing, etc.).

The emphasis is not on the subject’s personal identity, as in portraiture. And unlike photojournalism, there is no news here, rather, the commonplace; although, the line between photojournalism and street photography is often blurry.

The primary emphasis is on capturing a fleeting composition, a temporary arrangement of lines, forms, textures, and tones—balanced within a rigid frame. While such photographs often document clothing styles or automobile design, these details are subordinate to the artistic elements; whereas, in strict documentary photography, content is more important than artistry. In street photography, the image can be sharp or blurred and impressionistic. Many images feature strong graphic elements which—considered separately—constitute interesting geometric patterns.

Consistent with their overwhelming interest in composition, many street photographers—not all—shoot with a black and white final image in mind, eschewing color as a distraction. Another reason for this is the generally-conservative nature of the discipline. The early masters are revered and emulated, their styles and shooting techniques studied.

Some purists not only insist on shooting un-posed scenes, they attempt to compose entirely in-camera, without cropping. Finally, the tone of these images tends to be positive, celebrating life and its fleeting nature in the very act of seeing and seizing and sharing momentary beauty and meaning with the viewer.

Larry E. Fink


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Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red

Yesterday my wife and I went up to see the poppies at the Tower of London. We had heard so much about them on the television and read about them in the papers, that we thought we really must go up and see them, especially  knowing that the display is going to end in a few days’ time.

They truly were magnificent to see and it really was poignant to think that each of the poppies represented one of the 888,246 British military lives lost in the First World War. (1914 1918).

Although the area was packed with visitors, eager to come and visit this once in a lifetime breath-taking display, there was still time and space for personal reflection.

As explained on the Royal Historic Places web site, the poppies were created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins, and the setting was created by stage designer Tom Piper. The, 888,246 poppies encircle the iconic landmark, creating not only a spectacular display visible from all around the Tower but also a location for personal reflection. The scale of the installation intends to reflect the magnitude of such an important centenary creating a powerful visual commemoration.

Once the commemoration is completed a team of 8,000 volunteers have also been lined up to start removing and cleaning poppies, before dispatching them to buyers who have paid £25 each. It is hoped to raise £11.2 million for six Service charities.



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Perhaps this would be a good time for further reflection and so I share with you below one of the most memorable World War 1 poems.

In Flanders Fields, by John McRae

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.