Oct 252013
 

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This is a repost from ‘fototails.me and the original post can be read here

I thought it was a very touching and thought provoking post and so wanted to share it with you here.:

There will be no portrait photos in this post.  This letter wasn’t mailed – it was at my doorstep when I got home a couple months ago.  I read it, I cried, and read it again – probably a hundred times by now.  It wasn’t easy to read – and honestly, as much as it validates what I do for a living – I wasn’t sure I was going to share it either.  If you choose to read through the letter, you will know why I’ve finally chosen to share it.

July 2nd, 2011

Jeanine - 

Today I am writing for a couple of reasons.  I have some quiet time at the moment and need to get a couple of things off my mind.  I will leave this for my husband to deliver to you when he is ready.

You photographed my wedding, you photographed my first pregnancy and my first baby.  I contacted you awhile back to photograph my 2nd child and family.  After getting prices and realizing I would want all of the pictures as we love your work – I decided against spending $500+ – which is what I normally spend for portraits and prints with you..  Please know it is not because I don’t value your amazing eye, or how much we love the experience.

That week that I decided to NOT do a session with you, this is how I spent some money.

On Sunday I called and cancelled our session.  Monday I went out and got my hair cut ($39+tip), and colored ($65), Thursday I had my nails done ($24), my family went out to dinner at a somewhat expensive restaurant for no particular reason costing us $79 + tip.  This was just 4 days since canceling our session, already totaling over $200 for un necessary things.  My nails only lasted about 2 weeks, my hair is gone, and seven weeks passed when I got the phone call from our doctor.  It was not something I expected and the cancer has spread very quickly.  I will be leaving my husband, my 6 year old girl and my now 2 year old – not by choice.  It is very hard for me to talk about it which is why I need to write you.

I watch your Facebook page and your posts about the value of a photo and if I could give back all of those things that I purchased this few weeks after I cancelled my session with you, knowing what I know now, and have that session, well… I would do it in a heartbeat. 

Now my time is done and there are no more chances for me.  The next time someone cancels a session – my wish is that you forward this letter to them.  Time is fragile, it is gone before you know you had it.  If you charged $200 for one print it wouldn’t be enough for what it is actually worth.  I cringe to think that my priorities were a manicure over a memory to pass onto my babies and husband.

My love and thanks for what you have given us from past photos.  I am so sorry that I did not see it as more than paper until now.

Karen L.

Tony is the owner of Tony Sale Photography a much sought after wedding and portrait photographer based in Essex. He is known for his particular style of putting couples at ease and of mixing traditional, documentary and artistic genres to ensure the perfect capture of your special day.
He is also a great lover of coffee so if you fancy discussing your wedding or portrait photography over an Americano, Flat White, Skinny Latte or whatever else is going do get in touch – phone 01787 474923 or email tony@tonysalephotography.co.uk
Jan 152013
 

A few months back I photographed mother & son Sarah & Oakley on a beautiful sunny day in the Nature reserve in Gosfield. If you didn’t see the post you can view it here, family portrait photography. Well Sarah was so pleased with the results that a few weeks later we returned to take some more photos, this time with dad Jordan and Oakley’s brother Blue.

It was another nice sunny afternoon, though to be honest not quite as sunny as previously. None the less everyone was on good form and up for having fun. Throwing leaves, climbing trees, feeding ducks, jumping, running, and just generally having a great time. Without a doubt we captured some wonderful shots.

Here are a selection of photo’s below, please feel free to leave a message and tell me what you think or if you would like to book your own portrait session then phone me now on 01787 474923 or contact me via the contact form..

Better still why not give a portrait Gift Voucher a fantastic and meaningful gift for family and friends. (Remember Valentine’s Day is coming up).

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Tony is the owner of Tony Sale Photography a much sought after wedding and portrait photographer based in Essex. He is known for his particular style of putting couples at ease and of mixing traditional, documentary and artistic genres to ensure the perfect capture of your special day.
He is also a great lover of coffee so if you fancy discussing your wedding or portrait photography over an Americano, Flat White, Skinny Latte or whatever else is going do get in touch – phone 01787 474923 or email tony@tonysalephotography.co.uk
Nov 172012
 

What a wonderful opportunity to shoot some mother and son, family portrait photographs in my home village of Gosfield in North Essex.

A couple of day ago I photographed Sarah and her two year old son Oakley, on a beautiful sunny autumnal day, walking and playing in the Gosfield nature reserve.

The few days prior to this the weather had been pretty miserable, dull cloudy, cold, raining and windy, you know – yuck! So it was such a pleasure to have some gorgeous autumn sunshine and Sarah & Oakley certainly made the best of it. Feeding the ducks, playing hide and seek rolling around in the fallen leaves and throwing them into the air.

It was certainly a very natural and very relaxed way to take photographs, the whole session was very engaging it was based on playing and having fun and not at all about posing for a bunch of formal or semi-formal portraits.

I have actually photographed Sarah on a previous occasion, she assisted me with a photography project a few years ago when I was photographing and designing some book covers based on The Seven Deadly Sins. I won’t tell you now which sin Sarah represented but I will perhaps show the cover in a later blog post (stayed tuned for more info).

It was a great shoot and we captured some brilliant photos. Sarah enjoyed it so much that she has already booked me for another shoot, this time to include her husband and their other son Blue.

Here are a selection of photo’s below, please feel free to leave a message and tell me what you think or if you would like to book your own portrait session then phone me now on 01787 474923 or contact me via the contact form.

Better still why not give a Portrait Gift Voucher this Christmas a fantastic and meaningful gift for family and friends.

 

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Tony is the owner of Tony Sale Photography a much sought after wedding and portrait photographer based in Essex. He is known for his particular style of putting couples at ease and of mixing traditional, documentary and artistic genres to ensure the perfect capture of your special day.
He is also a great lover of coffee so if you fancy discussing your wedding or portrait photography over an Americano, Flat White, Skinny Latte or whatever else is going do get in touch – phone 01787 474923 or email tony@tonysalephotography.co.uk
Oct 162012
 

Family portrait photography – all the girls

I love photographing portraits whether it is in the studio, at client’s homes or else lifestyle portraits outside or on location. This particular session was photographed in my home studio.

I was contacted by Natalie, who lives in earls Colne, a few weeks previously, saying that she wanted some portraits taken of her mum, her sister, her daughter and herself and she wanted a mixture with some shots of them all together and some taken individually.

I shot some portraits for Natalie a couple of years back when her daughter Katie was only four, these were a series of portraits of just Katie with her Nan., which were a mix of shots taken in the studio and in the local park. Natalie told me she loved these photos and that’s why she had come back for more. Photographers like everyone else love to hear positive comments about their work and there is no greater compliment than when people recommend you to their friends and family or else when they come back for more.

To be honest I get a lot of my wedding and portrait work through recommendations and it really is fantastic.

The shoot went really well, everyone soon relaxed and got in to it, we did a few set changes we had a chat, we had a laugh, we had a cup of tea and generally everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. Best of all we got some fantastic photo’s Natalie, her mum Julie, sister Georgie and daughter Katie were delighted with the results and have already purchased about 18 different photographs.

To find out more about portrait photography Halstead or portrait photography in Braintree then phone me on 01787 474923 or contact me via the contact form

I have reproduced a selection of images from the shoot below.

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Tony is the owner of Tony Sale Photography a much sought after wedding and portrait photographer based in Essex. He is known for his particular style of putting couples at ease and of mixing traditional, documentary and artistic genres to ensure the perfect capture of your special day.
He is also a great lover of coffee so if you fancy discussing your wedding or portrait photography over an Americano, Flat White, Skinny Latte or whatever else is going do get in touch – phone 01787 474923 or email tony@tonysalephotography.co.uk
Mar 292010
 

Family Portrait Photography Halstead Essex

The last time I photographed Kian he was not feeling too well. It was shortly before Christmas, he was teething and had patches of dry red skin on his face. He was tearful, grumpy and miserable (and I think I would be too). Although, on that occasion, we did get some nice photographs I thought we could do better. So I asked mum, Abi, to bring him back in the New Year (at no extra cost), she did and on this occasion we all had a fantastic time!

Kian is much more mobile now and was crawling around everywhere, and so was I trying to keep up with him, crawling around on my hands and knees whilst focusing the camera and taking photographs! It was one of those rare days we get now when the sun was actually shinning, so as well as doing some studio photographs we also ventured out in to the garden and local park.

We got some really fantastic photographs and I managed to survive the session without any injuries, just a little mud on my elbows and knees.

It’s my belief that to get great photographs of babies and children you really do need to get down to their level and to see life as they do. It’s important to break down any barriers and for them, and me, to have fun!

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On The Run (Crawl) Outside

 

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Smiling For Mum

How up to date are the photo’s of your children? Remember they are only young once; you won’t get chance to go back and photograph them like that at a later date. We are all busy people promising ourselves that ‘we must do it’ or ‘we will get around to it later’. But often people never do or else they take some ‘average’ low quality images with a digital camera that never escape the confines of the computer and never or rarely adorn the walls as works of art.

Hey, help is at hand, relax and let someone else do it for you, professional photography does not have to be expensive, but it could ensure you get beautiful images of your children and loved ones that you can cherish forever, leaving you to enjoy some ‘me’ time or else tackle one of the many other jobs on your list.

To find out further details phone me on 01787 474923 or visit my web site at www.tonysalephotography.co.uk

Nov 142009
 

Studio & Location Portraits in Halstead Essex.

Tabith is Jane and Dominic’s first child and they decided the time was right to get some professional portrait taken of her. Jane wanted some nice straight forward simple photographs but also wanted some of Tabitha in a fairy dress for possible use on Christmas cards.

So some bright high key studio shots with a white background seemed to be the ideal setting. These were all shot in my home portrait studio in Gosfield.

Although Tabitha was keen to put on her outfits she was not always so keen to step into the lime light and pose for the camera, however, a little bit of encouragement from mum and a little bit twisting, turning and laying on the floor from me seems to have done the trick and I think we have got some really beautiful photographs. Tabitha looks so sweet in all of her outfits but especially in her fairy costume.

As Tabith apeared to have so much energy Jane and I agreed to head off to nearby Broaks Wood and take some location portraits in a beautiful naturl enviroment.

I have shown a selection of images below. I know both Jane and Dominic were delighted with them, hope you like them too, feel free to comment.

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Tabitha Gets Her Wings

 

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Beautiful Smile – Studio Portrait

 

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I Cast a Spell on You!

 

 

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Little Angel

 

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Smiling Angel – Studio Portrait

 

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Gorgeous Black & White Portrait of Tabith & Jane

 

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Having Fun

 

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Having fun in the Studio with an Umbrella

 

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Umbrella Fun

 

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Sweet Portrait of Tabitha

 

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It’s Not Raining!

 

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Beautiful B&W outdoor Portrait

 

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Outdoors in Broaks Wood

 

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Look Mum!

 

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Off We Go!

 

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